Are you genuinely appreciating and encouraging the people around you? It’s a simple question, and one that is quite important in the world we live in today. Organizational researchers have found that appreciation plays a major role in the morale and mood of an organization, and any negative perceptions about appreciation can be harmful to... More »Stand Out With Authentic Appreciation
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Facebook is once again rolling out an updated design seamless to its desktop and mobile. Excited? Read on. In a latest move today, Facebook, the world’s biggest social media platform is rolling out a new and updated look for News Feed so that desktop and mobile will look the same, making Facebook more consistent and... More »Facebook Rolling Out An Updated Look For News Feed
Messaging & Voice App Nimbuzz In Talks With Telecom Operators To Offer Cheap International Calls. Challenges A …Business 2 Community - Fri, Mar 7, 2014 9:43 AM EST
Messaging apps are actively working on to provide cheap voice calling features and thereby increase revenues. Nimbuzz, the free messaging app which has been known for its voice calling feature is now in talks with new Indian telecom operators to provide international calling at subsidized rates. Set to increase the global foot print of Nimbuzz,... More »Messaging & Voice App Nimbuzz In Talks With Telecom Operators To Offer Cheap International Calls. Challenges Ahead?
When it comes to efficiently running your small business, technology is the key. There are so many options for streamlining your business operations – but they can also become overwhelming. As you continue to improve your small business, make sure you are taking advantage of these technology boosters: Cloud Collaborations The days of emailing the... More »4 Small Business Technology Must-Haves
For many businesses and organizations, the advice surrounding social media is often loud and clear – “you need to engage or die”. The thinking behind this type of advice is that companies not already on social media are living on borrowed time and are already falling behind their competitors. The problem with this advice is... More »Social Media Intelligence Isn’t Exclusive To Interaction And Participation
I’ve been discussing some of the more overlooked areas of SEO in some recent blogs – The Common Misconceptions of SEO and Taking Advantage of Yahoo! and Bing. Now, let’s take a look at an area that is often overlooked in website design – images. Graphics play an important role in web design, and they... More »SEO for Images
I don’t think there’s a day that goes by where I don’t see an article written about millennials. There seems to be so much confusion, around what millennials want, if they’re hard working, what their expectations are, etc… Let me start by saying that I’m not a huge fan of the term “millennials”. I’m considered... More »The Secret To Understanding Millennials
Facebook is an excellent way to get a message out to 1,200 friends fast – just make sure it’s a message you want public! Patrick Snay told his daughter about a court-approved $80,000 settlement he won against a former employer for age discrimination. Unfortunately for him, he was not allowed to do that according to... More »Honoring Confidentiality Agreements: The Price of Failure
My wife and I have three lazy dogs. Given the choice, I know Ozzy, Olivia and Toby would like to be out chasing the deer, elk, and fox that run free in the mountains surrounding our house, but we can’t trust that they’ll come back so we don’t give them that freedom. As a result,... More »Are Your Employees Working Like a Dog, or Dogging It at Work?
For the last two weeks we have talked about how marketing can truly help sales, not just in a philosophical way but with actual advice pertaining to advertisements and websites. This week, our topic is social media. This might make you cringe. There are many people out there preaching that marketers are ruining social media... More »Five Tips Friday: How Marketing Can Help Sales, Part 3
What’s the first thing that come to mind when you hear “support local”? For me, it would be the Halifax Farmers’ Market. Why is it that we have this conception that “support local” always relates to fresh foods? Supporting local involves more than just buying fresh fruit and vegetables at the local market. Below you... More »4 Reasons Why it is Imperative to Support Local
As an established organization builds a strong user conference base, it more intricately understands the opportunities presented in hosting the conference and the challenges involved in meeting all stakeholders’ goals, thriving under high visibility, and handling all logistics. The organization also understands the importance of the partnerships that are built between companies and their customers... More »Taking Your User Conference from Good to Great
In a recent report from Arras People, the Benchmark Report, it was highlighted that PPM Practitioners from all walks of life are currently being impacted by different challenges created by the market conditions in the UK. 2013 was another year with limited ‘churn’ in the market as many practitioners again decided to stay in their... More »Project Management in the UK Today
Click here if you can’t see my interview with Paul Gillin. Are businesses ready for the post-social media era? “Yes” says the social media echo chamber. “No” says author and educator Paul Gillin. Paul has taught thousands of students at dozens of large companies over the years and he said most of them are still... More »Why Are So Many Businesses Stuck at Social Media 101?
“My Father Was A Tailor… Down in New Orleans.” Really he was a tailor in New York City. When I was a little kid he taught me how to sew. Some may say that sewing and dolls are for girls (not really), but puppets are for everyone! I loved making sock puppets, then I made... More »Is Your Marketing Like Sock Puppets?