Influential people pay attention to the smallest details.
Because details matter—a lot.
When I’m in an environment where an important detail is glaringly off, my mind is easily distracted.
I volunteer to run sound at our church and I often find my mind wandering when I see a detail that I feel could easily be addressed.
As a former church planter and pastor, I know there are a thousand details and not all of them are equally important. But when it comes to the on-stage presentation, or the thing everyone’s 👀 are on for an extended period of time, I tend to think that’s pretty important.
One detail has bugged me for months. When a video is shown on the screens, the two side TV screens look good.
BUT…the one giant projector screen in the middle makes the person on video look like Ross, from Friends, when he goes for a spray tan. 🍊
Here’s what I know to be true,
…most people don’t care about the small details.
They see the 🍊 face and they think something like,
“Somethings off, not sure what, but oh well.”
My 🧠 says something different, it says,
“How can anyone concentrate on what they’re saying when they look like a pumpkin?!”
I’m a firm believer that the most influential people in the room, the business owners and leaders…notice.
They not only notice, they are distracted because they’ve been trained to care about the details.
I believe that these tiny elements can shape how others perceive you and your business. People make judgments about your seriousness, organization, and commitment to excellence all the time.
Here are 5 Ways to Harness the Power of Details:
1️⃣ Meticulous Presentation: Craft polished, error-free presentations. Visuals, grammar, and content matter. Show dedication to quality.
2️⃣ Impeccable Communication: Attention to detail in emails, messages, and social media is crucial. Be concise, error-free, and professional.
3️⃣ Streamlined Organization: Maintain a tidy workspace, an organized schedule, and prompt responses. Show efficiency and reliability.
4️⃣ Personal Touches: Remember important details, send handwritten notes, and follow up promptly. Build meaningful connections.
5️⃣ Consistent Branding: Ensure cohesive and visually appealing branding. Logo, website, and social media should reflect attention to detail.
The top 1% don’t overlook the details on their path to influence.
They embrace a commitment to excellence to stand out and gain trust. ✨🌟
The goal here is not perfection, that’s unattainable. I make mistakes, and sometimes my emails have errors.
But that’s usually when I don’t have my Executive Assistants proof it first.
So here are two best practices you can implement today:
1. Get more eyes on your work before you put it out into the world, maybe even your EA’s eyes!
2. If you get a spray tan, know if you need to count to 5 “mississippiously” or regularly before you get into the spray tan booth.
-Micah Foster, Co-Owner
P.S. After service last Sunday, I fixed the projector coloring and most people will never notice. But the high capacity leaders in the room, they will, I guarantee it.