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The Workplace Diversity Advantage

Jamie Davidson March 28, 2019

Diversity. The word has been tossed around a lot lately. In Hollywood. In government. And in business. But, it’s more than a buzzword, a quota to achieve or a box to tick off. Diversity is also more than just race or gender. A diverse group is multi-dimensional and includes a variety of unique factors and characteristics, some innate and some learned or acquired. Beyond the explicit, a diverse group includes people of different ages,

Business Books for Your Personal and Professional Growth

Jamie Davidson March 25, 2019

Did you know that growing your career and improving your personal development is as easy as picking up a book? Reading has been shown to reduce stress, increase brain power, improve memory, and even help you live a healthier and longer life. The more you read about proven strategies for success and examples of how others have experienced personal and professional growth, the easier it will be for you to achieve the same results. Start your journey today by picking from one of these 22 business books every professional should read.

The Team Collaboration Formula For Success

Jamie Davidson March 21, 2019

If you’re an Avengers fan, you know too well that Captain America: Civil War is the perfect example of a potentially powerful team that fails to collaborate and ultimately breaks down. This might seem like a fantastical example, but it does highlight the unmistakable dynamic of a team that just can’t seem to get it together. Recall your last non-functioning team experience and you’ll probably re-live Thanksgiving-style bickering, colleagues working against each other,

Why Conversational Marketing Closes Sales

Jamie Davidson March 19, 2019

Conversational marketing is an innovative and rapidly advancing technology that encompasses much more than just customer service chatbots. Incorporating a conversational platform into your marketing plan is a revolutionary way to create real-time, high-quality personalization. And 2019 is the time to make sure your company is prepared to utilize this growing trend. Read on to discover why conversational marketing is about to become so powerful, and what you can do right now to prepare.

Getting Rid of Groupthink 

Jamie Davidson March 14, 2019

On the morning of January 28th, 1986, 9-year-old me entered my 4th-grade science class at Summit Park Elementary School in Baltimore, Maryland. This was a special day that my classmates and I had been waiting for in anticipation for weeks. A clunky 1980s television set was rolled in and parked at the front of the classroom so that we, along with hundreds of thousands of students nationwide could witness the live launch of the space shuttle Challenger rocket the first American schoolteacher into space.

How Top Business Leaders Run Successful Conference Calls

Jamie Davidson March 11, 2019

Tips for Sales, Client, Stakeholder and Team Collaboration Calls

Every day, crucial business is conducted over conference calls. These are sales calls to pitch new business to potential customers, status meetings to discuss projects with clients, internal financial updates, brainstorms with team members, collaborative meetings and more. Just like in-person meetings, there are best practices and tips to follow to ensure you have your best call. Here are tips from business leaders on how they prepare and execute 4 types of conference calls.

How Parents Use Video Conferencing for a Work/Life Balance

Jamie Davidson March 8, 2019

In today’s always-on, non-stop world, creating a positive work/life balance takes a concerted effort. We desire success in our careers as well as the time to reap the fruits of our labor. Achieving this harmony can be extra challenging for working parents. Many working parents truly do rely on that village for support. Another area to look toward for assistance is technology. Various communication and collaboration tools are helping working parents maintain momentum in their career and find more time to appreciate the benefits of parenthood.

Run Online Meetings Your Clients Will Love

Jamie Davidson March 4, 2019

Effective communication is essential for acquiring and keeping happy clients. Fortunately, tech advances have made communicating with clients all over the world more feasible than ever. By using online meeting tools you can easily schedule, plan and manage meetings with current and potential clients. Still, conducting the kind of productive meetings that accomplish your goals requires the right strategy and planning. That’s why we’ve compiled eight tips to help you lead efficient, effective and successful online meetings your clients will love.