Google’s not so secret plot to take over the world has given us yet another glimpse into the future. Feel free to join me as we enter the Jetson Age. Rumors of self-driving cars have been leaked through the grapevine for several years now, with whispers of cars adapting a new sort of cruise control feature. Driverless cars reminiscent of those Audi space machines that Will Smith takes into high-speed chases in iRobot have flooded the minds of science fiction enthusiasts.
Videoconferencing has become widespread with the advent of FaceTime, and Skype and other visual phone systems. But outside of calling your friend at the airport, or “Skyping,” a relative across the country, how can videoconferencing affect your business? And what is the professional videoconferencing etiquette?
Here are your business letter essentials, keep in mind this is a skeletal version of a proper business letter format, there is room for personalization in your letter depending on your familiarity with the recipient. But, you can’t learn to multiply before you understand how to add.
As Will Rogers said, “You never get a second chance to make a good first impression.” What could possibly be the key to a good first impression? Without any doubt, it is the firm, respectable handshake. For individuals trying to enter the workforce, a good first impression can often be an influential factor in getting your foot in the door.
Do you frequently feel overwhelmed and you never seem to have anything accomplished? Then, you are busy but not productive. If you are not making progress on mission-critical tasks and projects, you are maybe too busy but not productive. You will never get to the bottom of your to-do list. Reality check; some things are going to not get done and some things are going to be late.
In an ever shrinking world, where everyone is connected via the web, independent business people are faced with a plethora of challenges. They must separate themselves from thousands of competitors, and second, they need to remain relevant. Business cards may seem counterintuitive, in a world where we can find seemingly endless information on our smart phones or computers. However, this old-school data exchange remains effective in making and continuing a good first impression – hopefully leading to more business, or even a job or career.
Creativity in the workplace is needed now more than ever. As the dynamic changes, and consumers want increasingly more funny and creative ads and marketing, workplaces need to keep up with the demand. Sometimes a workplace environment can stifle creativity. Here are 4 tips to unleash the creativity in your employees.
The new buzzword in most businesses doesn’t have anything to do with social media, marketing, or products. Instead it involves the people who make up your company and the way they learn the trade and grow with your business. What is that buzzword? Mentor.