Keeping customers informed is an important part of any business. You want to let them know about any changes, new products or services or important awards you’ve won. But how do you do that?
There is social media, of course. Many people turn to Facebook or Twitter to stay informed. But what if you want something more personal?
You could call each customer individually, but that could take all day – or all week, depending on the size of your business. A much simpler way is to use PostCalls to personalize your message quickly and efficiently.
If you’ve ever had cause to stand next to a busy highway with cars and large trucks rocketing by, you know it’s a dangerous place that can quickly get you in trouble. The information super highway moves even faster and can present very real dangers as well.
Here are a few of the dangers to watch out for and ways to avoid being harmed by them.
This year’s tornado season has started off as one of the deadliest in at least a decade. That means early warning systems and taking proper precautions are increasingly important.
A tornado, or twister, forms when warm, moist air from the Gulf of Mexico collides with cool, dry air from Canada. For southern states, that’s most likely to occur in the spring, while summer is the more prevalent time further north. This weather condition spawns about 1,000 tornadoes a year in the United States.
What makes a great leader? Leadership guru John C. Maxwell lists 21 qualities. Forbes magazine presents 22. Other writers list 10, or even boil it down to five essential qualities.
Like beauty, what makes a great leader is often in the eye of the beholder.
One unique character study on leadership can be found in the Old Testament book of Nehemiah.
Many companies focus on giving their customers the best service and products, but the key to providing the best is having great employees. The key to creating great employees is making sure they are trained to do their jobs and do them well.
Whether you’re hiring employees for a Fortune 500 company or gathering volunteers for a church event, training is vital to make everything work smoothly. Training requires an investment of time, effort and even money, but the long-term rewards make it worthwhile.
Here are six reasons to spend time to train employees properly:
Whether dealing with a natural disaster, a potential shooter, hazardous materials or a medical condition, time is of the essence and reactions will need to be fast and accurate. Here are six steps to make sure emergencies are handled properly
There is something fresh and exciting about the first day of spring, pushing even those with gloomy dispositions toward optimism.
This year, spring arrived at 6:29 a.m. (Eastern Time) on March 20. That is the time the vernal equinox occurred – when the sun crossed the imaginary plane of the equator. It marks the day when nighttime and daylight are virtually the same length. After this, the number of daylight hours will continue to increase.
Everyone has experienced a moment when, in a time of discouragement, someone has said the right words or done the right thing to encourage them. It may have been a little thing but it meant a lot.
We all have a need for some encouragement. It fosters a positive attitude and inspires people to be their best. Encouragement often comes in simple forms.
Meetings are a bane for many office workers. While often necessary to move forward and to create a sense of team work, they can also rob people of productivity and cause a sense of discontentment.
So when it’s your turn to schedule a meeting, how do you make it productive and to the point?
Changing clocks to take better advantage of daylight hours is an idea that has been around for almost 100 years, but only a mandated national event in the United States for the past 50 years.
Daylight Saving Time begins on March 12, when we turn our clocks forward an hour (yes, it means “losing” an hour).
For most people in the United States, DST has been an annual rite of spring and fall. Although Benjamin Franklin sarcastically wrote about the concept...
That’s all we get each day. It is the great equalizer – the rich can’t buy any more, the elite don’t get an extra share, no apps exist that will extend the 1,440 minutes in a day.
The question, then, is how to make the best use of those precious hours. With the change to Daylight Saving Time looming on March 12 (when we “lose” an hour), now is a great opportunity to consider how to best manage your time.
A friend of mine is a successful businessman, running an international company that he started from scratch. Before Fred became successful, though, he spent 10 years losing money going from one failed venture to the next. That’s the point where many people would have packed it in and gone to work for another businessman.
But not Fred.
“Quitting wasn’t an option for me,” Fred told me. “I had to learn to fail better every time...