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I hope you were able to connect with your personal fan club and ask the questions posted in the first part of this process, Personal Brand and Word of Mouth – Part 1. It’s important that we research where we are in our personal brand and word of mouth in order to effectively move forw...
Over the last few weeks, I presented a lesson or two a week for my readers. For your convenience, here are all seven of the martial arts lessons that I believe you can apply to business. Lesson One: Laying a Foundation – Hapkido is a building program that relies on previous steps along...
Brickfish, the social media platform, has announced its expansion into the business of licensing its patent-pending and award-winning social media tools to the broader online publishing community. These partnerships will enable other Web publishers, large or small, to leverage Brickfis...
With heightened pressure on today’s businesses from the current global economic woes, figuring out what to do next on many business and technology decision-making levels, and making sure they are the right moves, can make or break your business. Take a moment to consider the following ...
The other day Sanford Bernstein analyst Toni Sacconaghi, one of the brighter bulbs on Wall Street, toyed with the idea of Oracle walking away from the Sun deal. He figures it’s unlikely but he wondered if Oracle’s conviction level would waiver at all on its earnings call Wednesday. A...
Keeping your brand alive and well on the Web isn't as easy as it looks. There are few things as important as your reputation, and in the Web 2.0 economy, your reputation is increasingly tied to your web presence. So keeping the website up, available, and responding quickly is critical ...
n-Track Software announces today the release of version 6.0.6 of the n-Track Studio music recording and editing software www.ntrack.com The update, free to existing v6.x users, adds support for the latest version of the VST plugin standard, developed by Steinberg and widely used by 3rd...
CloudTrigger in partnership with Advanced Image Direct have created a new Customer Relationship Management solution, Cloud2Mail that enables SalesForce.com users to send real mail with just a click of a button, it's as easy as sending email. CloudTrigger LLC (San Diego, CA) in conjunct...
There are different opinions on these sites, but I focus on raw functionality not hype. By working daily to learn the nuances of how these social media tools work together, I have been contacted by professionals I would have never met through my own network. All of these tools are i...
In the case of Ulitzer, as a writer I am focused on getting readers from within an existing audience. There are already thousands of readers coming to the Ulitzer site, so if they are interested in my topics such as marketing, they will find my articles as well as others. Ulitzer all...
A CRM solution can have an enormously positive effect on your business's bottom line, but a lot can go wrong during a rollout if you haven't planned properly. Follow these 10 steps to help ensure that your CRM implementation is a success, from the planning stages to post-deployment imp...
The right SFA solution can be an enormous benefit to your company's sales reps, as it can help them automate operations, eliminate errors, and forecast revenues. But, as is the case with any technology, you need to consider several important factors to make sure you end up with a solut...
Considering an IP PBX or VoIP phone system? Download the VoIP News Buyer's Guide to help you make an informed decision. The IP PBX Buyer's Guide analyzes: key requirements, basic features, vendor offerings, pros & cons, and more. . . Learn what an IP PBX System can do for you and under...
Download this side-by-side comparison guide that breaks down the industry's top 15 CRM players (including Salesforce.com, RightNow Technologies, NetSuite, Microsoft, Entellium, SugarCRM and Oracle) so you can quickly and easily compare the features and costs of each.
Compare leading VoIP Phone System and IP PBX companies like Avaya, Fonality, Nortel, Siemens and more, all in one place. VoIP News has prepared a detailed comparison of small and medium business phone and IP PBX systems. The guide examines: Installation & Features, Management & Adminis...
A recent McKinsey Global Survey has further researched on how companies stand to benefit from Web 2.0 and this has revealed some notable facts. According to the report successful companies not only tightly integrate Web 2.0 technologies with the work flows of their employees but also c...
Do you need it or not? Most socialites using twitter would quickly tell you that repeated messages from the same user is quite annoying. The average business person is thinking, How do i get one and which one is the best for my company. To fully understand the answer you would have to ...
Callidus Software has unveiled its Callidus Commissions Manager solution. Commissions Manager is a 100% native Force.com solution that delivers a compelling, easy-to-use application that can be rapidly deployed and can help companies drive adoption of Salesforce CRM. The solution enab...
SugarCRM, a provider of commercial open source customer relationship management (CRM) software, has announced the availability of Sugar Community Edition on Amazon EC2 to provide CRM developers with an easy-to-deploy development environment in the cloud. Sugar Community Edition is avai...
Social and geopolitical changes, combined with economic and environmental factors, are rapidly altering, twisting and shaping the online landscape. And while it's daunting to keep track of how far we've come in the past few years, it's absolutely staggering to imagine what New Media wi...
Personal Branding Journal launched today on Ulitzer. The latest Ulitzer topic is created by Wiliam Arruda and edited by Dr. Hubert Rampersad. The latest Ulitzer topic also offers news, articles and blog entries by: Susan Guarneri, Chris Perry, John Ryan, Ambal Balakrishnan, Newt Barret...
Most companies pay a lot of attention to their homepage. But, with search results driving a majority of click through, what happens when your website visitors come in through the back door via an internal page? All of your web pages must establish context to keep your visitors from bou...
Lee Novak, a Sales Management Executive for 25 years, uses a proven people-first, client-first philosophy. He has a reputation for building teams that not only are high-performance groups but also that do business the right way, at the right time and for the right reasons. He received ...
This clear energy focus can be the difference between a high performer and someone with a job at the individual level. At the company level, the difference can show up as profit.
In Q2’09, the total notebook PC market posted strong Q/Q and Y/Y growth as units surged past the 38 million mark, as reported in the DisplaySearch Q3’09 Quarterly Notebook PC Shipment and Forecast Report. The mini-note PC (netbook) market was particularly strong, growing 40% Q/Q, which...
It will take you twenty times to learn this move – New students come into class and see all of the Hapkido techniques on sheets on the wall. The list is intimidating to say the least. Korean terminology, foundational moves, nuanced techniques and sometimes small notes written in pen on...
Lead nurturing is the process of building relationships with qualified prospects regardless of their timing to buy. Over 50% of leads are not yet sales ready, so nurturing those leads can help you maximize results rather than throwing them away.
Having created and shaped several successful brands over the past decade, including FrontBridge (acquired by Microsoft) and FileNet (acquired by IBM), there are a few fundamentals that are key to successful brand development. It has to start at the top with the CEO supporting an inve...
The key to landing big-name customers for customer stories is finding what motivates each customer (on an individual, departmental or company level). Simply reminding the customer they receive free publicity may not be enough. Here are a few tips for using the win-win storytelling appr...
Business leader, best-selling author and Hall of Fame speaker Scott McKain joined Ulitzer with his blog syndication at http://mckainviewpoint.ulitzer.com. Scott McKain is the Co-founder and Principal of The Value Added Institute, a think-tank that examines the role of the customer expe...
Twitter is a communication platform that helps businesses stay connected to their customers. As a business, you can use it to quickly share information with people interested in your company, gather real-time market intelligence and feedback, and build relationships with customers, par...
Consistency builds brands, and this is especially true when it comes to personal branding. Once you have identified your own one-or-two-word personal brand and have developed the supporting brand statement or pitch, it is essential that you communicate them consistently...
Quiet the voices – While in training, I like to sit in a lotus position, close my eyes and drift inward. There is usually some kind of a striking class like Karate being taught before Hapkido and it can get quite loud in there, but no matter. When you learn to go inward, you are able t...
More proof that blogging is smart business. Just make sure that whoever is blogging is a good writer and is committed to being consistent. Otherwise, it will be a waste of time. You can either have your developers include a blog in your web experience or use free tools like Wordpr...
Conciergerie deLuxe, the New York based concierge service company has launched the luxury shopping deluxe card, a unique card to offer a VIP shopping experience to New York tourists. When guests stay at hotels recognized as boutique hotels, three, four and five star hotels, the hot...
This is Lesson No. 3 of a Continuing Series on How Martial Arts Skills can be Applied to Business. There are no short cuts – a Hapkido master told me this and thank goodness there are people in the world who still believe this. Stop trying to be clever and instead focus on earning real...
This is Lesson No. 4 of a Continuing Series on How Martial Arts Skills can be Applied to Business. A million lessons everyday – Everyone you meet, everything that happens to you is a lesson. In Hapkido, every class brings either someone who knows more than you or someone who has taught...
This acquisition is a further step in the realisation of CLS's international growth strategy.
Despite a down economy, we continue to see investment in SFA. With shrinking sales resources and market opportunities, investing in technology to automate critical sales processes may be the only alternative to still meet sales targets. The economy has affected vendors in different way...
IT professionals often speak a complex language that business listeners just don't understand, and when listeners tune out, they go into the Communication Dead Zone. Read on for the causes for Dead Zone communication and more importantly, some remedies.