I am so stuck in preparing my speech.
It’s my first public speech in NYC, to almost all strangers (ok, even people I know). Hard to pretend being easy to know 24 people are coming and somehow looking forward to the speech. The expectation burden, because I really want to make it good.
How not to be cocky of what I’ve achieved but also go through the experience to show my progress? How to find out something valuable? My mind is chaotic.
Having a hard time go through the whole experience of my project, try to put segments together, find out the clue. I sorted out all the milestones of my project, but not sure what people want to know.
Having hard time to dig into myself and ask what motivate me to do what I was doing. Try not to choke people with insights.
I tried to go through what I was doing since an earlier age, it’s fun but heavy.
Lots of things in my mind that I try to capture but feel burden. Maybe I am overthinking again.
Public speaking is hard but we know you’ll do a great job, Sunnie!
Cat is a creative talent chef who is based in New York. She finds most of her inspiration through traditional ditches around the world. She believes that It is important to deeply understand the culture of each traditional dishes before re-creating a recipe.
Cat wanted to share her recipe online, so I share her with my experience of how to use the network to see how people respond to my ideals. Cat started to post videos of her cooking process on Instagram.
The first video she posted (Chinese Buns), she got 29 likes.
The second video she posted (Turkey Fried Buns), she got 35 likes.
The third video she posted (Cronuts), she got 78 likes.
She started having more followers and more likes after. She is very excited to see how people respond to it.
Mikey mentored a chef friend on how to use Instagram to build up a following, with really impressive results. And a cronut recipe!
After considering production cost, shipping, packing supplies, web hosting cost, etc. I’ll have to charge $60 per Unconnect in order to make any profit. To add to that, I’ll have to sell 100 devices to make my first $1000. I have a few ideas that could lower my costs, but they mostly depend on the manufacturer to take on more responsibility, but at no extra cost.
Another issue is the quality of the Unconnect. If I’m setting a high price point there will be certain expectations in quality. There are some minor improvements that need to be made on the production side. I haven’t spoken to manufacturer about this, but if I go forward with creating an online store, he’ll need to make some improvements to how the Unconnect is made.
I really have no idea how he’ll respond to these suggestions. I also don’t know if I want to pursue this any further. It’s not making sense financially, and my fear, and most likely scenario is a financial loss.
Regardless, I’m continuing to reach out to bloggers and people who share the same views on the topic of relationships and phone behavior in order to promote the concept and thinking behind the Unconnect. I’m proud of the project and the work I put into it, and it will be nice to see people’s reaction to a more flushed out product.
Compromises about quality and cost are a tough but necessary part of every design project.