The actual way to be safe is what we discussed above: PRACTICE.
Then you won’t need slides, and you can focus instead on not being boring.
Amazon equals Walmart in the use of monitoring technologies to track the minute-by-minute movements and performance of employees and in settings that go beyond the assembly line to include their movement between loading and unloading docks, between packing and unpacking stations, and to and from the miles of shelving at what Amazon calls its “fulfillment centers”—gigantic warehouses where goods ordered by Amazon’s online customers are sent by manufacturers and wholesalers, there to be shelved, packaged, and sent out again to the Amazon customer.
Amazon’s shop-floor processes are an extreme variant of Taylorism that Frederick Winslow Taylor himself, a near century after his death, would have no trouble recognizing.
Amazon is now a leading global seller not only of books but also of music and movie DVDs, video games, gift cards, cell phones, and magazine subscriptions.
Like Walmart itself, Amazon combines state-of-the-art CBSs with human resource practices reminiscent of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Don’t be scared of sounding weird or too forward by asking things like, “What do you think is the biggest challenge we face in this area?
” Provoke interesting reactions that are memorable, not boring, formulaic encounters.In other words, understand your donor base so well it’s like you’ve read their minds. Decide how long you’ll small talk at the beginning, and how to transition smoothly into the ask itself. The key to this: call or contact that you’re interested in talking to them about your cause and how they might be able to get involved.Don’t worry, this is easier than it sounds if you follow the next six tips… Make it clear that, while you’re interested in them as a person, there’s a deeper purpose for your visit.Use strategic silence next time you talk with anyone. Finally, always ask for a to contribute to the cause. Because it takes the burden off of the donor to figure out what size of a donation is necessary. They don’t know anything about your campaign goals. You’re fundraising for .” Great journalists love this technique – it gets them the best interviews and quotes.