Re. Using software your clients propose

Subject: Re. Using software your clients propose
From: Peter Kent <71601 -dot- 1266 -at- COMPUSERVE -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 1 Nov 1995 15:38:23 EST

> == Timothy Schablin reported that he lost a potential contract
> because he lacked a copy of software that the client
> demanded, and asked for advice.==
> >
> And if you _haven't_ used the program? If your client asks if you can use
> and you know you can quickly learn how to use it, say "yes." It's not a
> after all. (Now I'll get my head down and wait for the flak.)
Just make sure that you are confident that you can learn it quickly. We
got caught with a contractor who said she could and didn't. That ruins
your credibility.<<

Yes, absolutely. Don't make any idle promises. But if you are sure you can
learn it, say yes. A few years ago a friend of mine almost lost a job because
she didn't know how to use Samna, a middle of the road word processor. I told
her to say she knew how to use it, she learned it in an afternoon, and the
client was never the wiser.

Peter Kent

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