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9 Top Priorities For B2B Sales Leaders - Salesforce Blog

9 Top Priorities For B2B Sales Leaders - Salesforce Blog | Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Clearly, priority number one for the VP of Sales or Chief Revenue Officer is to make the number. As we move along in 2014, how are you doing on that goal? To meet and exceed your goals, you need a plan that will get you ...

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EZSelect's curator insight, April 23, 2014 4:32 PM

How to plan to meet your target #sales goals for 2014. Instructions.

 

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Ali Anani: Forward This To An Awesome Friend - anani.ali1@gmail.com - Gmail

Ali Anani: Forward This To An Awesome Friend - anani.ali1@gmail.com - Gmail | Creative Writing | Scoop.it
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A creative metaphor for complexity

This presentation offers a consistent metaphor to help the assimilation of the Cynefin Framework and its components consisting of Simple, Complicated, Comple...
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A simple metaphor to assist in grasping complexity in specific and Cynefin Framework in general

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The 10 Best Jobs Of 2014 - Business insider

The 10 Best Jobs Of 2014 - Business insider | Creative Writing | Scoop.it
University of the Fraser Valley/flickrPerhaps if you had known that some of the best jobs of 2014 would require mathematical skills, you would've paid more
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The Ideal Length for All Online Content

The Ideal Length for All Online Content | Creative Writing | Scoop.it

Every so often when I’m tweeting or emailing, I’ll think: Should I really be writing so much?

 

I tend to get carried away. And for the times that I do, it sure would be nice to know if all this extra typing is hurting or helping my cause. I want to stand out on social media, but I want to do it in the right way.

 

Curious, I dug around and found some answers for the ideal lengths of tweets and titles and everything in between. Many of these could have been answered with “it depends,” but where’s the fun in that?

 

Solid research exists to show the value of writing, tweeting, and posting at certain lengths. We can learn a lot from scientific social media guidelines like these. Here’s the best of what I found.


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Time shrinks and so is online content

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Carol Isakson's curator insight, April 21, 2014 8:30 AM

Handy starting point

Susan Burnell's curator insight, April 21, 2014 5:07 PM

Interesting. I have to disagree with blog length - 1600 words (about a 7-minute read) might be good for SEO, but it's a long time to expect readers to stay with you. Respect their time and keep it short

AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, April 21, 2014 9:24 PM

This is a truly useful resource!

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What Strong Emotions Reveal About the Way You Work

What Strong Emotions Reveal About the Way You Work | Creative Writing | Scoop.it
These seven emotions tell you what you're doing wrong (and right) in the office.

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Are you doing OK in the office?

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One Word... Hope - Great Leaders Serve

One Word... Hope - Great Leaders Serve | Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Over the last few months, I’ve written several posts under the banner – One Word. These have included, Vision (A three-part mini series), Data, Diversity and others. Today, let’s explore a word that is critical to our success… Hope. The ability to generate hope is one of the hallmarks of leadership. Napoleon said, “A leader » Read More

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Amy Ragsdale's curator insight, April 16, 2014 11:59 PM

From the post: 

Hope, and the ability to generate it, is a big part of what we do as leaders. But the truth is, at some point, we must deliver. Hope without progress is unsustainable. It actually fades rather quickly.

The good news for us as leaders is we are more than dealers in hope; we create the future. That’s what ultimately keeps hope alive!

donhornsby's curator insight, April 17, 2014 6:13 PM

Hope, and the ability to generate it, is a big part of what we do as leaders. But the truth is, at some point, we must deliver. Hope without progress is unsustainable. It actually fades rather quickly.

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, April 17, 2014 7:36 PM

There is a lot of servant-leadership in the article. The interesting thing about competence is it shares a common root with compete rather than collaborate. Collaborate has negative implications based on its etymology. Competing is striving together which takes competency.

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24 Powerpoint Alternatives & Presentation Programs For 2014

24 Powerpoint Alternatives & Presentation Programs For 2014 | Creative Writing | Scoop.it
At CustomShow, we decided to list some alternatives to powerpoint that could help in solving your overall presentation problems. These programs serve many purposes.

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Lino's curator insight, May 2, 2014 5:50 AM

24 Powerpoint Alternatives & Presentation Programs For 2014

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, May 5, 2014 5:18 AM

A new list of the most popular digital presentation tools available.


And a very helpful list of advantages and disadvantages for any of the tools.


Ness Crouch's curator insight, March 28, 2015 10:18 PM

Lots of great tools here!

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Leaders Build Bridges Not Walls - Break The Frame

Leaders Build Bridges Not Walls - Break The Frame | Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Leadership moves beyond US vs Them. Stop putting people in boxes and engage with individuals to build bridges, not walls.

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David Barrett's curator insight, April 15, 2014 9:29 AM

Guilty as charged!  I judge way too quickly. I categorize too soon. I make huge assumptions about people based on a very small sampling of their actions.  We need to stop, take a breath, open our eyes and look beyond.    

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Alarming, I still live in this glass house and throw stones!
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Managing your behavior at work

Managing your behavior at work
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Natural Human Performance

Natural Human Performance | Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Yesterday, I brought the horses and cattle in from winter pasture. That means the alfalfa is greening up. This year there were about ten more horses than u
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Great and mind-blowing insights on leadership

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Thanks for Being a Star Performer. Now I Will Ignore You.

Thanks for Being a Star Performer. Now I Will Ignore You. | Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Most managers spend 80% of their time with those who only do 20% of the work while the top talent quietly does 80% of the workload with minimal fuss. It is easy to get distracted by the high

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Do well to get bypassed

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John Michel's curator insight, April 12, 2014 3:15 PM

Make a conscious effort to not ignore those that make you look good everyday, even though they quietly work behind the scenes. Or, if you are a high performer yourself and could use a little attention from your boss go ahead and print this article and leave it on their desk. We won’t tell.

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, April 12, 2014 5:59 PM

I found this in school. I would go do my job and those who seemed less capable seemed to receive attention in positive ways.

HR_Hardball's curator insight, June 18, 2014 10:26 AM

the squeaky wheel gets the oil...and the manager's attention

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The Hidden Costs of Poor People Management

The Hidden Costs of Poor People Management | Creative Writing | Scoop.it
No one knows better than HR professionals that an organization's human capital is its most important asset. The positive impact made by a single motivated manager, an...
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The hidden costs of poor people management are ably brought to the surface

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15 Twitter Facts and Figures for 2014 You Need to Know - Jeffbullas's Blog

15 Twitter Facts and Figures for 2014 You Need to Know - Jeffbullas's Blog | Creative Writing | Scoop.it

The microblogging giant has come a long way since co-founder Jack Dorsey's first tweet. Here are some Twitter facts and figures worth checking out.

 

Twitter went public in November 2013. The much ballyhooed IPO was a big hit as TWTR opened at $26.00 and closed at $44.90 in its first day of trading. Today Twitter trades at $44.60 despite a net loss of $34 million in its most recent quarterly report.

 

While Twitter has become an incredible brand, it must find a way to show profitability in the future. We don’t want the little blue bird to fly away....


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Tweet and engage

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aanve's curator insight, April 23, 2014 10:35 PM

www.aanve.com

 

Taffy Souphab's curator insight, April 24, 2014 2:21 PM

Infographics make everything so much easier 

Sylvie Bédard's curator insight, May 5, 2014 3:25 PM

Twitter en une image. J'aime bien!

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There's a great metaphor for complexity ... - anani.ali1@gmail.com - Gmail

There's a great metaphor for complexity ... - anani.ali1@gmail.com - Gmail | Creative Writing | Scoop.it
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Destination marketing has changed - how to make it in digital, mobi...

Marketeers promoting destinations, cities, countries or regions face a tough challenge. Their industry has almost completely changed over the last decade. Ho...
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No Managers? No Hierarchy? No way! - Forbes

No Managers? No Hierarchy? No way! - Forbes | Creative Writing | Scoop.it
No Managers? No Hierarchy? No way!
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In networked organizations, where work is self-managed, there are still managers. The managers have become enablers of self-managing teams and networks rather than controllers of individuals.

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Enablers are the new faces of managers

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, April 20, 2014 1:37 AM

The world is inherently hierarchical, but those hierarchies can be quite fluid. I wonder what schools would look like without managers, consultants, and outside experts?

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Think Link: Network Insights with No Programming Skills

Networks are everywhere, but the tools for end users to access, analyze, visualize and share insights into connected structures have been absent. NodeXL, th...
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True insights on networks

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32% Of All Online Purchases Are Made With A Mobile Device

32% Of All Online Purchases Are Made With A Mobile Device | Creative Writing | Scoop.it

No one can deny the rapid rate in which Mobile Commerce is growing.

 

A recent report from comScore showed that online retail spending had grown by 14% last year, while total consumer retail spending had only grown by single digits. At the moment, most online spending is still happening over desktop and laptop computers, but that is expected to change, and soon, according to recent data from the U.S. Census and other sources.

 

Mobile Online Spending is the Way of the Future.People might still be using their computers to buy online, but they won’t be for much longer. According to Digiday, commerce is one of the industries that will be most affected by growing mobile platforms. According to a forecast by Goldman Sachs, global e-commerce is expected to grow to $638 billion by 2018. Goldman also asserts that it will be tablets rather than smart phones that will be the primary source of online spending....


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Rapid change is disrupting the familiar purchasing habits

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, April 18, 2014 11:57 AM

Mobile shopping will continue to grow sharply and new strategies are needed to capitalize.

aanve's curator insight, April 18, 2014 10:49 PM

www.aanve.com

 

rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, April 20, 2014 11:56 PM

I guess few would deny how shopping has become more of an online activity with the mobile phone helping to make the experience more virtual!

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Bee vs Locust Mother Nature explains us why are we in crisis

Too many reasons, studies and opinions have surged about the origin of the present global crisis. A different approach to the background reasons behind the f...
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If you read the first four slides I am sure you shall continue reading till the end. 

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Beyond Buzzwords: A Look at Content Marketing Today - anani.ali1@gmail.com - Gmail

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Social Media Marketing and Networking-Marketing and Sales - Meirc Training And Consulting

Social Media Marketing and Networking-Marketing and Sales - Meirc Training And Consulting | Creative Writing | Scoop.it

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Free Twitter Management Dashboard | Twitter Marketing Tool | Commun.it

Free Twitter Management Dashboard | Twitter Marketing Tool | Commun.it | Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Easy Twitter Management - The Leading Twitter Community Manager. Grow followers & manage multiple profiles with Commun.it, the leading Community & Relationship manager. Join free, today.
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How to Decide Which Content to Sell and What to Give Away for Free | Copyblogger

How to Decide Which Content to Sell and What to Give Away for Free | Copyblogger | Creative Writing | Scoop.it

Excerpt from the great article by Chris Garrett and published on Copyblogger:
"How do you decide which content should be freely available and which content you ought to charge for?
Of course the answers will differ between different industries, topics, businesses, and writers.
First, we need to decide what your free content should do for you.

What can you achieve with free content?
The reason you are putting together all these free articles, podcasts, videos, and presentations, is that you want to get attention that grows your business.
With that in mind, here are some benefits that free content can provide for you, and the kinds of content that you should share:

- Free content can attract your specific target audience;
- Free content can encourage sharing your ideas;
- Free content can connect you with peers;
- Free content can inform the audience of your value;
- Free content can position you against competitors;
- Free content can answer objections;
- Free content can show proof and results;
- Free content can provide more reasons “why”;
- Free content can give a “free taste” that builds desire for the full meal;
- Free content can tell your story to show people who you are as a person;
- Free content can reward prospects for their attention;

Here’s when you should hoard information
There is a circumstance where your information is worth holding back and providing only to paying customers.
That is when:

1. People really want the information because it has significant value
If the information could...
- Provide a massive transformation in their life or business;
- Make them a great deal of money;
- Save them lots of time;
- Make them more popular;

...then they will be much more willing to invest in your solution.

2. The information is difficult to acquire
Yes, Google has exposed many things for free that had previously been knowledge reserved for the elite few.
But that doesn’t necessarily mean that your prospect can find it, or that the information is even out there and indexed.
Many of the thought leaders and gurus we know are in their positions because they hopped on a shiny new platform or tool and mastered it before anyone else.

Why people buy content
Part of the reason people will pay is because of trust.
It’s a weird psychological factor that people will trust education that they paid for more than something you gave away. The reason is because it has a higher perceived value, and also there is an implied “warranty.”

In addition...
- People will pay for in-depth, step-by-step guidance;
- People will pay for access and tailored advice;
- People will pay for exclusivity;
- People will pay for higher quality and better technology;
- People will pay for experiences;

What you should never give away
It’s difficult to give hard and fast rules, because for each of these ideas someone out there will be the exception.
But in general here is what your free content should not be:
- Free content shouldn’t be too complete;
- Free content shouldn’t give too much of the “how”;
- Free content shouldn’t provide free access;
- Free content shouldn’t involve a high barrier to entry;
- Free content shouldn’t cover advanced topics with many prerequisites;
- Free content shouldn’t require hard work by the reader;

Bottom Line
I don’t believe it is possible to be too helpful or too generous … provided you manage your time and energy, and that people know you are in business.
As mentioned earlier, you can give away everything you know and still there will be people who want to hear it from you, and who will pay you to help them implement it.
So share your best ideas, build your Minimum Viable Audience, and then make offers at the appropriate time.
It works..."

Each point is analyzed with detailed information and external links.

Read full, original and interesting article:
http://www.copyblogger.com/sell-or-give/


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@http://www.scoop.it/u/john-van-den-brink <br>Thank you so much for appreciation!!
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@http://www.scoop.it/u/john-van-den-brink <br>Thank you so much for appreciation!!
dan's curator insight, April 21, 2014 3:14 PM

#giveaway

#sell

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Finding your target market - bfbootcamp - 03212014

Presentation made by Stephen Davis on March 21, 2014 at Business Fundamentals Bootcamp at District Hall, Boston. Many start-ups have great ideas but struggle...
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If you get on the wrong train, every stop is wrong 

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