Home
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
 
When the hooker laughs PDF Print E-mail
Written by Randall Kenneth Jones   
Friday, 11 July 2014 13:34

A couple of years ago I discovered a foolproof way to get out of jury duty: be myself.

 

First, I have to say, the Collier County (Florida) Court has got it going on. The bubbly clerk who greeted us at the door seemed to regard us more as her “special guests” than legally bound visitors.

 

When my name was called, “Bubbles” — as I had affectionately nicknamed our Emily Post-inspired clerk — directed my potential juror pals and I into a single-file line before being whisking us to a courtroom upstairs.

 

I guess the problems first started when the prosecuting attorney opened his mouth — let’s just call him “Doogie.” By my estimation, Doogie was about 17 years old and had not even finished his first complete sentence before committing Faux Pas No. 1:

Last Updated on Friday, 11 July 2014 13:42
 
Make time! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marvin Montgomery   
Friday, 11 July 2014 13:09

How many times have you heard or even said yourself, “I don’t have time”?

This statement is usually ended with make calls, follow-up, do my reports, network or for me.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 July 2014 07:31
 
Your best salesperson may be your worst sales manager PDF Print E-mail
Written by Gretchen Gordon   
Friday, 11 July 2014 13:49

 

Every once in awhile a great salesperson has what it takes to be a great sales manager, but it’s rare. Yet, many CEOs still promote top salespeople to sales manager hoping that their sales skills will somehow rub off on the other salespeople and sales will magically increase. More often than not, the newly anointed sales manager doesn’t know what he or she doesn’t know, so he or she mimics the bad behavior of previous sales managers.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 August 2014 13:20
 

Warning: Illegal string offset 'active' in /home/sbnstaging/smartbusinessblog.biz/templates/rhuk_milkyway/html/pagination.php on line 90

Warning: Illegal string offset 'active' in /home/sbnstaging/smartbusinessblog.biz/templates/rhuk_milkyway/html/pagination.php on line 96

Warning: Illegal string offset 'active' in /home/sbnstaging/smartbusinessblog.biz/templates/rhuk_milkyway/html/pagination.php on line 90

Warning: Illegal string offset 'active' in /home/sbnstaging/smartbusinessblog.biz/templates/rhuk_milkyway/html/pagination.php on line 96

Warning: Illegal string offset 'active' in /home/sbnstaging/smartbusinessblog.biz/templates/rhuk_milkyway/html/pagination.php on line 90

Warning: Illegal string offset 'active' in /home/sbnstaging/smartbusinessblog.biz/templates/rhuk_milkyway/html/pagination.php on line 96

Warning: Illegal string offset 'active' in /home/sbnstaging/smartbusinessblog.biz/templates/rhuk_milkyway/html/pagination.php on line 90

Warning: Illegal string offset 'active' in /home/sbnstaging/smartbusinessblog.biz/templates/rhuk_milkyway/html/pagination.php on line 96

Warning: Illegal string offset 'active' in /home/sbnstaging/smartbusinessblog.biz/templates/rhuk_milkyway/html/pagination.php on line 90

Warning: Illegal string offset 'active' in /home/sbnstaging/smartbusinessblog.biz/templates/rhuk_milkyway/html/pagination.php on line 96

Warning: Illegal string offset 'active' in /home/sbnstaging/smartbusinessblog.biz/templates/rhuk_milkyway/html/pagination.php on line 90

Warning: Illegal string offset 'active' in /home/sbnstaging/smartbusinessblog.biz/templates/rhuk_milkyway/html/pagination.php on line 96

Warning: Illegal string offset 'active' in /home/sbnstaging/smartbusinessblog.biz/templates/rhuk_milkyway/html/pagination.php on line 90

Warning: Illegal string offset 'active' in /home/sbnstaging/smartbusinessblog.biz/templates/rhuk_milkyway/html/pagination.php on line 96

Warning: Illegal string offset 'active' in /home/sbnstaging/smartbusinessblog.biz/templates/rhuk_milkyway/html/pagination.php on line 90

Warning: Illegal string offset 'active' in /home/sbnstaging/smartbusinessblog.biz/templates/rhuk_milkyway/html/pagination.php on line 96

Warning: Illegal string offset 'active' in /home/sbnstaging/smartbusinessblog.biz/templates/rhuk_milkyway/html/pagination.php on line 90

Warning: Illegal string offset 'active' in /home/sbnstaging/smartbusinessblog.biz/templates/rhuk_milkyway/html/pagination.php on line 96

Warning: Illegal string offset 'active' in /home/sbnstaging/smartbusinessblog.biz/templates/rhuk_milkyway/html/pagination.php on line 90

Warning: Illegal string offset 'active' in /home/sbnstaging/smartbusinessblog.biz/templates/rhuk_milkyway/html/pagination.php on line 96
«StartPrev12345678910NextEnd»

Page 10 of 163
Copyright © 2014 Smart Business Blog. All Rights Reserved.
Joomla! is Free Software released under the GNU/GPL License.