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By H. Edmund Bergeron

Pulling from his 30+ years of expertise operating his personal engineering and surveying  prone company, Ed Bergeron gathers, in concise, sensible, and sometimes fun writing, all of the info an engineer or surveyor must be aware of to develop their occupation, extend their company, deal with employees and initiatives, comprehend the monetary and criminal points in their paintings, and conduct themselves in a certified and moral demeanour while facing consumers and colleagues.  either the fields of surveying and engineering are making strides in the direction of advancing their stature by means of more and more requiring licensure, increasing carrying on with schooling choices, and including parts perform into all degrees of education.  This ebook offers the talents that differentiate the technician from the pro, and may function a device for the development of the career.

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For many years, the qualifications of our firm would get us to the short list interview stage, but we weren’t always successful in winning the work. It took years to figure out the formula, but once we did, our success rate improved dramatically. The strategy for this type of presentation is very important. First, you must do your homework. This consists of knowing your client, the project, and your competition very well. This type of presentation often includes only a few selected firms who have been “short listed” from a field of many.

In order for a communication to be successful, the receiver must have a feedback opportunity. This way they show that the message was received and understood. Additional feedback may be come from the sender to clarify questions or misinterpretations. 1 is an explanation of the more complex communication that we generally experience. Managerial effectiveness depends on our ability to deal with complex communications. In fact, some experts say mistakes in judgment may be due to errors in communication as much as 75 percent of the time.

R Financial goals. Is your financial house in order? Do you know where the check book is if something happens to your spouse and she pays the bills? Are your investments just a pile of certificates and monthly statements? Do you have a will and is it up to date? Do you have a retirement plan and sufficient resources to carry it out? Once you’ve roughed out your long-term goals, you need to get more specific. Take another sheet of paper and write each goal in the middle with a circle around it. List the specific actions needed to obtain the goal.

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