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.

Conquering Your Public Speaking Fears

Jamie Davidson February 27, 2019

More people are afraid of public speaking than dying

ACTUALLY DYING! Comedian Jerry Seinfeld jokes that most of us would rather be inside the coffin than forced to give a funeral eulogy. Ironically, it’s the avoidance of being six feet under that prompts glossophobia – the fear of public speaking. This real phenomenon is rooted in our primal need to feel safe within a group. The anxiety of being rejected and ostracized from our group,

What Drives Entrepreneurs to Build Successful, Scalable and Sustainable Businesses

Jamie Davidson February 25, 2019

Anyone can start a business. Who isn’t an entrepreneur at some point in their career? Numerous proud and industrious individuals do, and many succeed. Recently, as many as 25 million Americans were starting or operating a new business in the United States. However, it’s important to note that not all businesses become successful. A business is successful if it’s A) sustainable B) profitable and C) scalable. The Small Business Association says that 20% of small businesses fail in their first year.

Brand Authenticity: Connecting You and Your Customer

Jamie Davidson February 21, 2019

Consumers Want More Brand Authenticity, Less Marketing

Facebook ads. Linkedin as. Google Adwords. Content marketing. Email campaigns. Podcasts. PR. Lead magnets. Retargeting. Gamification. Forms. Chatbots. And oh so many more. As consumers and marketers, we are too familiar with the dearth of 21st-century marketing tactics used to promote billions of products. Subsequently, if trends progress as predicted, the use of promotional strategies and channels will continue to rise. Surveyed by Gartner,

Best Practices for Successful Online Meetings

Jamie Davidson February 19, 2019

Online meetings are essential for communication, collaboration, and productivity. When utilized and managed properly, your meetings will be efficient, constructive and solution-oriented. Use this handy infographic, 5 Tips For Running Better Online Meetings for on-boarding, training or hang it in your meeting room to ensure your team is running better online meetings today.

1. Enhance your online meetings with video conferencing

Professional meetings can have a big impact on both productivity and brand perception.