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paultools 7th November 2005 01:20 AM

People skills
 
Being a great engineer goes beyond having the chops.
Anyone care to discuss business/session diplomacy/politics/protocal?
Would love to hear from Al especially!

Al Schmitt 7th November 2005 02:32 AM

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Originally Posted by paultools
Being a great engineer goes beyond having the chops.
Anyone care to discuss business/session diplomacy/politics/protocal?
Would love to hear from Al especially!

One thing to remember is the client is always right, he's paying the bill. What I do is I don't tell him when I'm saving his ass, I make it look like it's his idea. Don't discuss politics or religion, and get your business done if front, don't wait until you are in the studio. If they want you bad enough ask for points on the record, maybe they will come back and offer 1/2 point, remember anything is better than nothing. Smile and be charming. Remember you can get more with a smile and a big stick than you can with a big stick. Good luck, Al

Harley-OIART 7th November 2005 05:25 AM

kfhkh kfhkh

Glad to be in your presence Al. Honestly an Honour =)

Warmest Regards,
-Scott

gml 14th November 2005 01:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Al Schmitt
One thing to remember is the client is always right [...]

Al, I thought you told us you were always right?

George