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An empty wagon makes a lot of noise! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marvin Montgomery   
Monday, 21 July 2014 12:57

There are several interpretations of the old saying, “An empty wagon makes a lot of noise.”

 

One of them definitely applies to overly talkative salespeople. I affectionately say they show up and throw up.

Last Updated on Monday, 21 July 2014 13:00
 
Why every business should partner with a charity PDF Print E-mail
Written by Laura Harrison   
Wednesday, 25 June 2014 15:52

Over the past few years there has been a positive movement towards businesses collaborating with local charities. Looking back, just five years ago, businesses and charities would have had very little to do with one another, but this is no longer the case – businesses want to be better citizens and want to demonstrate their good values to their customers, and charities need to gain business skills as the charity sector becomes increasingly more competitive. Read on to discover some of the benefits that a partnership with a charity can bring to your business …

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 July 2014 09:03
 
What you need to know about social etiquette PDF Print E-mail
Written by Margaret Page   
Wednesday, 16 July 2014 19:45

Like children with a shiny new toy, adults introduced to social media jumped in and started playing: posting personal photos to Facebook, accepting requests for “friendship” from long-lost high school pals, and checking into everywhere from the coffee shop to their favorite local eatery. What fun! Suddenly we were getting an inside look into the lives of people we hadn’t connected with in years!

But unlike a new toy, social media didn’t come with any real instructions. We unwrapped it, signed up and off we went, sharing our world with… the world. As more and more people glommed onto this new way of communicating, the seeds of chaos were planted.

Rules of engagement

Without guidelines on how to use social media, disaster is just a tweet away. Many people – and companies -- have found this out the hard way. Embarrassing gaffs, impulsive rants, and misguided comments have ensued.

What you post on social media sites is out there forever. The Internet never forgets; a “selfie” posted after a night on the town or a tweet about a colleague can cause more damage than you think. It’s dangerous to assume privacy settings protect you. Even if you’ve locked down your Facebook page, once it’s posted to the web you can guarantee someone who is not directly connected to you will find it. All it takes is for one of your friends to share it with their friends.

Last Updated on Friday, 18 July 2014 09:39
 
Business communication: the essentials and the future PDF Print E-mail
Written by Tom Katis   
Monday, 14 July 2014 20:59

The world has moved to mobile, creating a culture of “work on demand.” Employees expect to be able to seamlessly connect with their colleagues on the go and at their convenience.

Email stands at the center of this communication but we’ve already seen a shift from devices like BlackBerries as email devices, to iPhones and other smartphones. Email is still a powerful tool for written communications, but when there is more that needs to be conveyed, and a need for faster and two-way communication, there are alternatives that may be more efficient.

We introduced Voxer Business, focused on high quality voice messaging, about a year ago, but before that we saw a very interesting trend with our consumer service. At Fortune 1,000 companies, employees are using Voxer to communicate. This shift has a lot of implications for businesses, especially when employees are using unofficial tools for official communication.

One way to counter this trend is for businesses to adopt these tools in their organizations, but there are certain products that are more “enterprise-ready” than others. Here are some key elements that companies should look for when choosing an enterprise communication tool:

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 July 2014 10:10
 
Creating metrics to define PR success PDF Print E-mail
Written by Renee Sieli   
Friday, 11 July 2014 13:27

The term public relations has gone through so many iterations over the years it has become a convoluted term. With several definitions, a public relations campaign can come in many shapes and sizes. That’s why it is often difficult to gauge the success of a PR campaign. Without metrics, it is a challenge to decipher the true impact of any one PR campaign. By establishing metrics from the get go, businesses can best position themselves for a positive PR experience.

Last Updated on Friday, 11 July 2014 13:29
 

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