Several key areas exist on which to focus your preparation.
Communication is one. Technology has created a prime opportunity, but not in the manner in which you might think. Technology has created a large communication gap between you and the Baby Boomers.
Baby Boomers are accustomed to and demand direct, face-to-face communication. They place a high priority on relationships. Before they "do business" with you or accept you, they want to know you.
They want to see you, size you up and develop a rapport with you.
Often, Baby Boomers will say, "I have a good feeling about that person." An online exchange in a chat room or a text message does not fill this need. Baby Boomers prefer direct, personal communication. For most Baby Boomers, technology is a means to complete a task, not a way to create a business relationship or socialize.
I realize that you cannot imagine a world in which technology is not essential to your lives, but you need to recognize this divide in perceptions and adapt to it. Text messaging and twittering with friends, families or Generation X is fine, but your Baby Boomer boss or clients probably won't care for it.
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