In the latest instalment of our ever popular weeknotes series, the folks at Clearleft have a lot of meetings.
The last week of January feels like it’s been dominated by meetings. We’ve had lunch meetings with past clients, planning meetings with existing clients and coffee meetings with potential new clients. We’ve had internal meetings to discuss new business, to manage resources and plan the next 3 months of work. We’ve had friends pop round for coffee, folks pop in to showcase their portfolios and potential partners come in to talk collaboration. We’ve had meetings to discuss new internal projects, to review job applicant CVs and to plan a big pitch we submitted today.
We had a big meeting to discuss this Year’s Brighton Digital Festival on Tuesday, while at the same time around 40 women met at 68 Middle Street for the new Ladies that UX meet-up organised by Viv . A good cross section of people at 68 Middle Street met downstairs for lunchtime Pilates on Wednesday, and more were going to meet for life drawing classes this afternoon before it sadly got cancelled. However a bunch of us did meet lunch at the Hop Poles pub , just over the road.
It’s that time of year when the phone starts ringing off the hook with new business enquiries, as all the meetings clients had at the start of the year get transformed into projects which absolutely have to delivered by April, in order to meet the end of the financial year. If only a handful of these projects come off, we’ll end up meeting our targets for the first quarter, which will be nice.
With a week of meetings coming to a close, I’m looking forward to a couple of months of action. We just need to stick a meeting in the calendar on Monday to plan all this out. Oh boy!