The Art of Persuasion: How to Handle Clients with Mad Ideas #Business

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The Art of Persuasion: How to Handle Clients with Mad Ideas

Crazy, impractical, out-of-budget suggestions are a fact of life for web designers everywhere. A deeper understanding of your client’s needs and motivations will help you navigate through challenging situations, and avoid them in the first place.We’ve all been there. It’s 4pm on a Friday afternoon, you’re already in your “weekend outfit” (underwear and hoody combo) and you get an email. It’s Client X: Hey, erm, I’ve just had a couple of thoughts, can we talk?Wearily, you reach for the phone.Sure enough, the “couple of thoughts” become a rambling monologue on the virtues of asymmetric grid layout, mouse-controllable content and parallax scrolling (“that shouldn’t be too hard, right?”) which lasts for 90 minutes. They basically want this, on their budget of $1200.If that wasn’t bad enough, of course you also know that what they’re asking for — even if you could deliver it on time and in budget — will make…

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