I just received a legislative survey from Indiana State Representative Wendy McNamara in my mailbox today. The survey was one of those questionnaires where things are phrased to induce an affirmative response. I’ll keep my politics to myself, but I do want to point out that anyone who creates such thinly veiled propaganda immediately loses [...]
Mobile Websites It’s critical that your online marketing is just as up-to-date as your customers. The number of people using mobile devices is rising at an unprecedented rate, with more then 1 out of every 2 mobile phone users now owning a smart phone. A mobile-ready website is essential to connecting with the fast growing [...]
I told my son the other day, when you play mandolin, the notes are in the left hand, but the music is in the right hand. Being 10 years old, he was confused by the idea. Maybe you are confused too, because this idea can seem rather strange to someone who isn’t passionate about music. [...]
Anyone who follows social media reads a lot of statistics, in the form of reports and infographics. Apparently, generating a report gives you credibility. That’s why we do it. But sometimes the “findings” in these reports are so generalized that they simply restate the obvious while dressing it up with an impressive sounding number. Hubspot, [...]
The idea of reducing interference starts with the sales leader. Sales leaders who openly show stress are often unwitting carriers of stress and interference. They actually make it worse by bringing fear into the workplace.
Alan Fine has done a lot of work around the idea of breakthrough coaching. One idea he mentions is "reducing interference."
Alan maintains that the way to achieve breakthrough performance is not to focus on new things, or what people don't already know, but instead to focus on what they do know. That's because the biggest obstacle to breakthrough performance isn't that people don't know what to do, they don't do what they know. Alan contends that the best way to do that is to create focused attention.
If you think about what salespeople might be fearful of, the following comes to mind:
While social media remains one of the single largest demographic changes of our time, over the last year or so the field has been accompanied by an entire generation of new technology advancements that are starting to reshaping the industry. In 2012, we’ll see many of these tech changes — some merely evolutionary, others more revolutionary — becoming firmly entrenched in the way our organizations will need to deal with the social world. In general, what holds true for social media also holds true for social business.
Pascal Beucler, SVP & Chief Strategy Officer, MSLGROUP
Gaurav Mishra, Asia Director of Social Media, MSLGROUP
The Power of People’s Insights
According to the recent PwC CEO Survey of 1200+ business leaders across 69 countries, business leaders believe that crowdsourcing people’s insights are one of the main drivers for leading innovation and change.
Despite the fact that nearly 300 newspapers closed and social media has grown over the past few years, securing media coverage is still one of the best ways to create a buzz about your brand, your products and your services. With the rise of blogs, online magazines and stable local television news programming (broadcast, cable [...]
Orkut is an online community designed to make your social life more active and stimulating. orkut's social network can help you maintain existing relationships with pictures and messages, and establish new ones by reaching out to people you've never met before.
Orkut makes it easy to find people who share your hobbies and interests, look for romantic connections or establish new business contacts. You can also create and join a wide variety of online communities to discuss current events, reconnect with old school mates or even exchange your favorite recipes
Social Report now allows you to add your Orkut accounts to your dashboard just like you can any other accounts for tracking and analytics.
Here are some of the things our analytics focus on:
It’s not too many times in your life when you actually get asked to audition for a reality show, but that’s exactly what happened last week. A casting producer for the upcoming Escape Routes contacted me and while at first I didn’t think it was feasible, the more I learned about it, the more I realized it would be a monumental mistake not to.