Inc.'s chief copy editor begins her daily production update with an intriguing quote.
How do you get people to read daily scheduling reports that serve mainly to remind them about the deadlines they have to meet? Take a tip from Susan Donovan, Inc.'s chief copy editor. Every morning she begins her production update with an intriguing quote. As a result, we all read her reports religiously. And believe me, there's nothing I like less than finding out how late I am in finishing this column each month. A few of my favorite quotes:
"I prefer rogues to imbeciles, because they sometimes take a rest."
-- Alexandre Dumas, fils
"If you can't say anything good about someone, sit right here by me." -- Alice Roosevelt Longworth
"When I was a boy I was told that anyone could become President. I'm beginning to believe it." -- Clarence Darrow
"Hurry up please it's time." -- T. S. Eliot
"Start off every day with a smile and get it over with."