A lunch break and a step outside may not cut it for your staff or you. The everyday norm becomes dull over time, creating the desire for a novel ‘something else.’ Our guest blog offers creative ways to give your employees a break from work they will fondly remember.
As the one who cuts their primary paycheck, finding creative ways to give your employees a break can be invaluable. Please see our ideas below for your consideration.
We each have a unique communication style and preferences for connecting with others. However, at the core, realizing that the potential outcome of doing business is at stake makes it necessary to review strategies, approaches, and techniques regarding our communications. Hence the question, ‘Do you treat communications as future sales?’
The idea evolves as podcast opportunities appear to be more prevalent. Being a guest combines the two themes of communicating to attract attention to our work and utilizing the social media platforms that match our style. When we put ourselves in front of the public, what we say, emphasizing select words, our tone of voice, and how we communicate, will either increase or decrease business growth.
Alicia’s Mindful Approach Website conveys ‘Where mindfulness meets your career. Our objective is to make career fulfillment a reality & leverage the inevitable stress that comes along the way.’
The blog insights will prove helpful if you are curious about the four-quadrant strategy and seek a strategic approach to fulfillment, productivity, and accomplishment.
Point-of-purchase displays are a marketing tool every small business should take advantage of. Our guest blog offers compelling insights regarding ‘Why are points-of-purchase POP displays so effective?’
Why Point-of-Purchase POP Displays Are Effective?
In our commerce world, especially for small-business owners, every detail matters. One detail that has proven to be a game-changer in the retail industry is the point-of-purchase (POP) display. You may have seen POP displays before without realizing their importance. This strategic marketing tool, if utilized correctly, can significantly enhance your business’s profitability and customer engagement.
Our guest blog suggests that the science behind standing at work explains how it affects the body, for better or worse, to illustrate if you are better on your feet or staying off them.
In a classic episode of Seinfeld, George Costanza decides it’s unfair for a security guard to stand all day, so he buys the person a chair to sit in during his shifts. In exaggerated comedic fashion, the guard falls asleep, and thieves rob the store for all its worth.
That extreme example aside, Costanza does bring up a good point about standing versus sitting on the job. In all seriousness, we provide the science behind standing at work and how it affects the body to see where the answer lies.
In the vast and diverse landscape of the United States, the average worker’s salary can range from around $40,000 to $70,000 per year. It may seem like a decent income, but preparing for retirement can be daunting when you factor in the myriad financial responsibilities such as student loans, mortgages, childcare, education costs, and healthcare expenses.
Often, these responsibilities leave little room for financial planning, and it’s not uncommon for individuals to neglect their retirement savings until it’s too late. Our guest blog article by David Mandell explores ten tips regarding the importance of financial planning, especially for professionals like physicians.
Owing to his callous passing, George Floyd was cited as the catalyst behind many new business ventures, non-profit organizations, new writers, speakers, ambassadors, and advocates. You name it, the list is endless, and one of the most heinous crimes imaginable was responsible. However, there were also downsides. People became a lot warier of being amongst groups outside of their own, and we saw the re-emergence of some operating from a place of fear with the reintroduction of Jim Crow laws rather than what was required was love, reassurance, and trust.
Advancement ceases when we stick with the same old because it works for now. While it may be true, it’s necessary to ask ourselves, ‘How long will it continue to work – or is something better awaiting our desire? The next question becomes, Are you willing to combine new ideas?
A familiar theme is recognizing that there are two sides to most situations, and we must stop, look, and listen for possibilities for changing our habits. For example, we frequently suggest that we are to work for the greater good and ensure that everyone feels they have won something. However, what may stand in the way is offering too much, hence the question, are you guilty of over-committing?
Planning for business and personal matters is easy as I’m an active goal-setter. However, it applies to routine days for the most part. But a small percentage of the time, unusual opportunities present themselves that typically deserve an immediate ‘Yes! However, a quick, positive response is only sometimes in our favor, no matter the opportunity’s attractiveness.
Thinking of a company as a faceless, almost static entity is effortless. That’s because while we may use their services, we are unlikely to feel a personal connection to a brand as if it were an interpersonal relationship. While brand loyalty can be essential to foster for some companies, they are always keenly aware that this loyalty takes years to build and seconds to destroy.
Moreover, as more and more businesses seek to game the algorithm, use AI to become more efficient, integrate the most stringent copywriting practices designed to wow and motivate you, and publish the sleekest, most exciting video content, these efforts can drown amid a sea of every other business doing the same thing. Accordingly, our collaborative blog offers insights into the question, Do you realize the many virtues of humanizing your brand?
Simma Lieberman, The Inclusionist, provides insights into the question, ‘Do you dare to be an inclusive leader from the inside out?’
The content below speaks to many as it is about first knowing oneself, understanding issues others are undergoing, and then leading by example and encouraging those to embrace who they are to move forward successfully.
Customer care is in our circle no matter where we are or what we do. How you model leadership to empower your audience becomes your success differentiator. But in the beginning phase, it is necessary to monitor how others proceed, whether in our industry or another. Observations reveal much as they can be the accelerator for sales success.
An individual’s demeanor or the service a company provides can be very telling. Accordingly, one of the better strategies, especially for newbies, is to observe customer care that others offer to improve our sales success.
Growing up, I couldn’t grasp the forever motto, ‘History Repeats Itself.’ As a child, it didn’t make sense to me, as I would wonder why anyone would want to repeat what doesn’t correctly end well, personally, professionally, and within society.
When we realize what isn’t working from any stance, we must figure out the ‘why’ to take the correct action to fix it. Doing the same old never produces the desired results and can sometimes take an organization down the drain. The question becomes, what can history teach us?
The life cycle includes good and bad days, and the outcomes rely heavily on actions helping to resolve issues. But it isn’t always easy and often fits into categories of nerve-wracking or desiring to quit. To ultimately achieve what matters most, it’s best to realize that the effort we put in to discover where we may have strayed alongside the lessons, we learn to combine to empower ourselves further.
We have all experienced heated ups and downs concerning conversations for business and personal reasons. Avoiding anger is essential for finding a solution to which all parties willingly agree. Accordingly, we need to reflect on whether our actions help to resolve issues or harm business growth and personal connections.
Swami Vivekananda said, “Standup, be bold, be strong.” Although we never met, I have always adhered to those words. My differentiator in corporate sales is to use a polite and inquisitive tone to bring negotiations to a successful conclusion.
Mottos in business include ‘work for a win-win’ and ‘work for the greater good.’ A significant contribution to a company’s win-win and greater good is creating a highly admirable work atmosphere. Accordingly, our collaborative blog asks, ‘Are your employees raving about your company?’ and provides insights for consideration below.
The modern business landscape revolves heavily around digital interactions. However, it serves us well to recall the value of hosting a corporate event. It can be one of the most effective ways to win new customers and secure repeat customers from your VIP clients.
First and foremost, hosting a corporate event lets you connect with clients. In an era where digital communication reigns, guests highly appreciate the opportunity to attend. Besides, many won’t have attended events during the Covid years. So, this is the perfect time to begin hosting.
Face-to-face interactions offer so much more than digital communications. Aside from expressing yourself clearly during presentations, you can dig deeper into the topic. So, the talk will carry more meaning.
It’s essential to remember that we cannot predict our outcomes. Accordingly, when something unusual comes to mind, I try it to see what may happen. Sometimes, the effort appears a waste of time to others, but for me, I strive to reap the lessons from the episode.
The word ‘episode’ can be likened to any television series. The plot begins with innocence, and the characters learn to cope and advance past setbacks. Growing a business or seeking to advance a career is no different; the winning strategy is to seek to learn from every incident. The process enables us to grow personally and professionally.