As face-to-face interaction comes to a halt due to the COVID-19 pandemic, both public and private owners are transitioning their AEC procurement processes online. Smartegies answered questions asked from top AEC firm executives to understand the challenges they face when converting traditional, in-person presentations to the virtual interview environment. Below are answers to some of…

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With the rise of virtual meetings and virtual interviews, we have put together a list of best practices to help our clients make a positive impression on screen. This will serve as a helpful guide in the following areas: 3 things all presentations should do On-screen tips and tricks The power of practice How to…

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AEC firms in Georgia are aware of the competitive nature that comes when seeking institutional and public sector work. Between Atlanta Public Schools (APS), Georgia Tech, and the Georgia State Finance and Investing Commission (GSFIC), $1.5B is being put into design and construction procurement each year. Judy Sparks and Katie Cash of Smartegies spoke with…

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We hear it all the time: firms make the shortlist and approach the interview with the mindset that it’s “ours to lose.” But what does it take to prepare a winning pitch? At Smartegies, our experience tells us that the key to creating a memorable pitch can be summed up in three words: INFORM, INFLUENCE,…

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At Smartegies, we have found that teams can make it or break it in an interview. Many times, one team goes into the interview with a leading score and another comes out as the winner. This is because people can be influenced during the interview process. A good interview can sway the votes in your…

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