Team Development and Learning
A tight knit team is a group of competent individuals who care deeply about each other and are fiercely committed to their mission. The members are highly motivated to combing their energy and expertise to achieve a common objective. From our...
Two Leadership Traps: How To Avoid Them. How To Get Out Of them (Part 1)
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Google Bring Deskbar Search To Windows Desktop. Now Any Website Can Take Advantage Of This Search Technology
Google's premier of desktop search proves that the desktop is an extremely valuable marketing real estate. Google, which holds about 75% of the Internet search market, just introduced "Deskbar" – a small desktop application that allows users to...
Search Engine Optimization Techniques
Search engine optimization is the process of increasing the amount of visitors to a website by achieving a high ranking in the search results of a search engine (i.e. Yahoo, Google, etc.). The higher a website ranks in a search, the better the...
Five tips to improve your chances with Google et al.
"Dear David: I just created a website on baby toy safety. What should I do to make sure gazillions of people find me through the search engines?"
I can't promise you gazillions, but there are a few things you should do to make it easy for...
I was all set to write an article predicting the future of search engines, when Yahoo dropped Google and replaced it with its own engine. Now that's big news. In less than twenty-four hours, Google went from about 79% of the market share to...
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Turn your Business’ New Year Resolutions in PR Revolutions
As eyes look forward to a new business year, many small business owners and entrepreneurs are hoping that this upcoming year will be the one that catapults them into success. But according to Shannon Cherry, APR, businesses often overlook a key...
The 7 Tough Job Interview Questions That Can Make or Break You - and How to Answer Them
Some interview questions are asked so frequently that they've become classics. Practically every interview you go on you'll be answering one or more of these seven interview questions. Why are these the most frequently asked interview...
Uncle Sam is Ready...Are You? Organizing Tips for Tax Time
Anyone who is closely related to an accountant knows that there are not four, but five seasons in a year: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter, and 'Tax Season.' During the other seasons, we accumulate leaves, snow, and mosquito bites. During 'Tax...
Thinks You Should Know Before You Bid On A Business
Whatever your reason for going out on your own, you must keep your reason in the forefront of your mind. If you forget your reason for starting your own home business, you will not be working for yourself for long.
Self-motivation is the key to...
Why consider a Personal Loan
Back in the days where banks were the only lenders in the business,
getting a loan meant putting on your best clothes to go to a nervy appointment
with the bank manager. You'd sit there for some minutes, feeling like you're
What's In It For Me
I'm sure most, if not all of you, have heard the term sell the sizzle, not the steak. But what does that REALLY mean?
In any market your potential prospects have only one thing in mind. "What's in it for me", more commonly known as WIIFM (or...
Top 3 Reasons Why Your Headlines Fail
by George Dodge
Many professional copywriters estimate that the headline contributes 80% or more of the success of any ad, article, or sales letter.
One direct marketing expert goes so far as to credit the headline with 100% of the...
Revealing the Roots: The Process of Building Brand
How is branding different than marketing?
Branding is not so much different from marketing as it is an element of marketing. We think of marketing as a tree; the brand is the roots, holding the tree in place and providing constant energy. The...
For All Those People Who Struggle With Benefits and Features
For Everyone Who Has Ever Struggled Sorting Out Benefits From Features - "SWAT Them!"
SWAT is not actually an acronym. It is a compaction of the question "so what?"
You see, one of the biggest problems that even experienced copywriters and...