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Rules of Engagement for a Virtual World part 6

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Don’t allow multitasking: You can set up a conference room with Markethive for free I’m seeing a new generation of technology emerge that can make dispersed teams more productive than collocated teams. Forrester Research’s Henry Dewing says some enlightened users of the latest tech actually prefer to meet in their video and web-conferencing platforms over a physical conference room, and use online and virtual tools even when meeting in person. Sharing to improve information and functionality are an integral part of a productive conversation. To make virtual teamwork work this well, you’ll likely need to move your team to a [...]

7 Time Proof Ways to Simplify and Strengthen Your SEO

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SEO can be confusing for new site owners However Markethive can make it a whole lot easier for those who only have time to sell and no time to deal with the minutia of good and bad search engine optimization. Even the smallest tweak to your code or site organization can help search engines better understand your goals and what you should rank for. Before you give up on SEO or put it aside for other site aspects, here are seven tips to help you get started with simple, future-proof SEO techniques that you can perform without much hassle. Focus on Great [...]

Rules of Engagement for a Virtual World part 3

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Rules of Engagement for a Virtual World part 3 Master Virtual Team Makeup for Business Advantage Small is beautiful In my experience working with everything from iconic multinational companies to tiny startups, the best virtual team is a small one – under 10 people. Four or five members total is ideal. OnPoint’s research supports me, noting that 37% of low-performing virtual teams had 13 members or more. Here’s why small is better: relatively minor coordination and communication challenges grow almost exponentially as a virtual team grows. Do the interpersonal math: Inevitably, someone (or a subgroup) feels left out of the [...]

Rules of Engagement for a Virtual World Part 2

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Master Virtual Team Makeup for Business Advantage Part 2 Getting team composition right is critical to a team’s success. Setting up small, agile, high-performing virtual teams has enormous potential for companies to increase sales, penetrate new markets, improve business processes, and come up with the next generation of disruptive innovations. But putting together a great team is tricky. OnPoint Consulting’s 2008 study found that more than 25 percent of teams were not performing up to par within many companies with significant investments in technology for virtual teamsi . A KPMG study of outsourced IT found that 86 percent of companies [...]

5 Crucial Sales Process Steps Explained

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5 Crucial Sales Process Steps Explained A sales process is a systematic, repeatable series of steps that map out and track interaction with prospects from their first point of engagement with your business through to a close. Sales Process Steps - What Are They? Easily master your sales process using these 5 steps: Lead Generation (Outbound for Sales Reps) Qualify Leads (Budget, Capacity, Timing) Demonstrate Value (Translate into Prospect Needs, Wants, Desires) Guide Prospect Understanding (Manage Objections, Frame Thinking) Deliver and Support (Customer Satisfaction!) Sales Process Steps - Explained A standardized sales process steps outlines not only the main sales [...]

Rules Of Engagement In A Virtual World

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Rules of Engagement for a Virtual World Part 1  Rules Of Engagement In A Virtual World In this second paper in our New Way to Work series, Keith Ferrazzi, author and founder of the Ferrazzi Greenlight Research Institute, delves into a wealth of research on virtual teams in an effort to prescribe guideposts for setting up, managing and engaging virtual teams.  We start with a look at selecting the right people for virtual teams and virtual work; understanding the impact of team size; and considering the use of advisors rather than team members to keep teams sleek yet well informed. [...]

Blogging Platform: What You Need To Know

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  Blogging Marketing Platform: What You Need To Know Blogging is a great way to do many things. You can use it to share your thoughts about any topic you desire. Whether you have a hobby that others could benefit from or you just want to share your opinions on varying topics, writing about it and sharing is a great way to get it out there and communicate with others. You can blog to share your life with family and friends that live far away and can't visit you on a regular basis. You can even blog for yourself if [...]

Preparing for SEO in 2017: yes it’s that time already

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http://markethive.com/chriscorey Preparing for SEO in 2017: yes it’s that time already It might be hard to believe, but we will soon be entering the fourth quarter of 2016 and it will be time to start preparing our digital strategies for 2017. The world of SEO continues to change at lightning speed. Customer usage and expectations, not to mentionGoogle’s algorithm updates, keep us marketers continuously making adjustments. Complacency will easily destroy your rankings, and this will be dangerous for any business interested in surviving in modern marketing. Considering that 93% of online experiences begin with search, prioritizing the latest best practices in digital [...]

Smart Marketing

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  Addressing the Complexity of Consumer Purchases Many digital marketers will cite specific factors when taking about the buying process of a consumer. Variables such as age, location, gender and even income level come into play. There is no doubt that all of these concerns are very important, but are we missing something? To put it another way, what happens if you have identified all of these factors and your sales are still slumping? Assuming that you have not tried to market the chocolate tea kettle, the chances are high that you might still be failing to appreciate one key [...]

Blogging – Why We Love It!

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Blogging – Why We Love It! Blogging is not a new activity, at least for those who jumped on the blogger bandwagon a couple of years ago. But more recently, it’s become a platform for all kinds of social, commercial and personal stories and information. While blogging may have started out as an internet fad, these days it’s much more widely used in business, as well as by individuals. Blogging – tell your stories. We love telling our tales of woe or triumph, writing witty anecdotes, or simply sharing our thoughts with the rest of the world. Blogging has given [...]