“Jump.” “How high?” “Not sure yet, but use a zig-zag pattern and ankle weights.”

Posted on January 2, 2011 | by Eric

“But please speak up if you have a better way.”

Guess which way is cheaper?

As an attorney, if you can manage to say that last part, you’ll get better, faster work out of most techies who haven’t yet evolved to the “grizzled and surley” phase of their career.

It seems obvious, but remember, you’re their client, you’re a Big City Lawyer, and you can be intimidating when you’re under pressure.  Yes, even if everyone else at the firm refers to you as “Junior” and you have to make your own binders and fetch your own coffee.

It’s worth the effort because if you initiate a simple conversation ceding expertise of the means, any tech consultant worth their salt should have a quicker way of getting to the ends.  In other words, tell your techie what you want, not how you want it.

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