That’s why something as simple as a PowerPoint presentation with accompanying background music and an element of user input has been shown to encourage learning. It strategically engages students in the learning process and lets teachers appeal to multiple learning styles at the same time.
Similarly, in the office a clear and well-presented chart has become a tool to elicit specific emotional reactions in employees, with the consequence of making them become more committed to a certain project.
So, without further ado, here are some of the best chart making tools out there....
The amount of data Google has about our habits on the web is absolutely astounding. In today's Whiteboard Friday, Rand explores the implications of a recent patent, offering views into how they might be using that data.
Search engine optimization has changed dramatically over the last few years. Still, one effective, but often overlooked and misunderstood, component for any SEO campaign is video. Video is engaging, informative, and most importantly, rewarded by Google when properly optimized.
If your brand has yet to incorporate video as part of your digital strategy, here’s proof that video is a powerful marketing tool and can work wonders in the world of SEO.
The main reason why infographics are so successful is that they transpose written data into a visual representation of the ideas that information contains. Visual data is absorbed much more quickly and easily, which leads to faster understanding. The majority of the population learns best through visual stimuli as shown in research undertaken into Individual learning styles, which is why for advertising companies, such as those involved in ecig marketing, relevant information is delivered in a visually interesting, coherent and direct way.
I can get carried away when using social media. While Twitter gives me a character limit, Facebook and LinkedIn provide a forum for my uninterrupted ramblings. The problem is that viewers won't be as likely to click if you don't optimize each post for both your choice of words and the length of the update. While you might think your post is brilliant, viewers will just keep scrolling.
Buffer and SumAll put together this informative infographic that reveals the optimal length of social media posts, email subject lines, headlines, podcasts, SlideShare presentations, and more. Take a look, and remember to set yourself some limits. Your viewers will reward you....
14 - 16 April 2015, Berlin, Germany. Most people take social media for granted nowadays and very few can imagine life without a mobile phone. Only the healthcare sector continues to create barriers. Patient 2.0, however, refuses to be excluded from progress: at conhIT 2015 in Berlin, experts will be discussing how medical facilities and, in particular, suppliers of traditional healthcare IT solutions should address these developments if they don't want to lose out on them.
"As medical practitioners we are increasingly faced with patients who obtain information on their illness and possible therapies from the Internet or use their mobile devices to record health-related data, although only for fitness purposes," Dr. Philipp Stachwitz, Specialist for Anaesthetics and Palliative Medicine at the Havelhöhe Community Hospital in Berlin explains. Palliative care is among the fields where the much-discussed "Patient 2.0" has become an increasing reality in the past few years: digital pain diaries are just as much in demand as social media concepts that allow pain-afflicted patients to share information and experiences.
In order to create awesome content that will fuel up your overall marketing strategy, you have to learn from others’ awesome content. Here are 40 informative blog posts on content marketing that are worthy to be read, learned and tested....
By far, the most popular post we have ever published at the Content Marketing Institute is 10 Must-Have Templates for Content Marketers. Though this post is almost two years old, our readers still seem to clamor for this type of information and advice.
To that end, we wanted to provide a refresher on the most popular templates and checklists shared by the CMI team and our guest contributors. Some of these are “oldies but goodies” that we included in the first list, and others are new. All are intended to simplify some part of the content marketing process — and all can be customized to your particular needs....
A majority of your patients’ healthcare decisions are influenced by social media.
1 in 3 American adults have used the web to figure out a medical issue. (source Pew Research Center study)90% of respondents from 18 to 24 years of age said they would trust medical information shared by others on their social media networks. (source: Search Engine Watch)53% of 18 – 24 year olds, and 49% of 25-44 prefer social media for healthcare reviews (source: PWC Scoring Healthcare)48 percent of respondents said they have read healthcare reviews Among those who have read healthcare reviews, 68 percent said they have used the information to select a doctor, hospital and to a lesser extent, a health plan, pharmacy and drug or medical device. (source: PWC Scoring Healthcare)
“Social” Already Influences Patient Decisions
In fact, they’re already using it to “shop around” for the best physicians, hospitals, and practices.
41% of people said social media would affect their choice of a specific doctor, hospital, or medical facility. (source: Demi & Cooper Advertising and DC Interactive Group)51% of patients say they’d feel more valued as a patient via digital health communications (source: Televox)41% of people said social media would affect their choice of healthcare provider (source: Demi & Cooper Advertising and DC Interactive Group)More than 40% of consumers say that information found via social media affects the way they deal with their health. (source: Mediabistro)
Patients Want Healthcare to Engage
The good news is that patients want healthcare organizations to help them make better decisions.
30% of adults are likely to share information about their health on social media sites with other patients, 47% with doctors, 43% with hospitals, 38% with a health insurance company and 32% with a drug company. (source: Fluency Media)60% of social media users are the most likely to trust social media posts and activity by doctors over any other group. (source: Infographics Archive)49% of those polled expect to hear from their doctor when requesting an appointment or follow-up discussion via social media within a few hours. (source: HealthCare Finance News)40% of people polled said information found on social media affects how someone coped with a chronic condition, their view of diet and exercise and their selection of a physician. (source: HealthCare Finance News)
Unfortunately, Healthcare is Not Responding
However the bad news is that healthcare practices are not seizing this golden opportunity.
Only 26% of all U.S. hospitals participate in social media. (source: Demi & Cooper Advertising and DC Interactive Group)Only 31% of health care professionals use social media for professional networking. (source: MedTechMedia)The average cost of a normal birth in California was $22,311 in 2010. (source: Childbirth Connection)No doubt that number has risen in the past few years. And what about the second or third child? The lifetime value of a patient or family in this case could be over a hundred thousand dollars for every doctor and hospital involved.
Fin dall'inizio degli algoritmi di Google hanno dato un bel mal di testa per quasi tutti i SEO professionale nel mondo, ogni algoritmi tempo ottiene un aggiornamento che rendono più difficile per i rivenditori di tenere il passo. Vecchio e tattiche SEO di fiducia non funzionano più e sono solo continuare ad aggiungere sempre più nuovi fattori di ranking per il mix di prendere in considerazione (ad esempio il nuovo fattore amichevole mobile).
There are an extensive number of resources for web design inspiration, including industry leaders like Smashing Magazine and Web Designer Depot. However, to encompass a variety of viewpoints, it's important to dig beyond these sources. If you’re looking to expand beyond the obvious go-to's, check out some of the best sources for creative web design inspiration below....
If you’re in any way involved with an online business, the importance of social will have invariably been drilled into you by this stage. A simple Google search will also inundate you with more ‘guides to social’ than you’ll know what to do with.
There are plenty of online tools for creating multimedia quizzes and flipped lessons. I am frequently asked for recommendations for "the best" one. I'm partial to using Google Forms to create multimedia quizzes, but there are others worth trying too. The chart embedded below provides an overview of the key features of five popular tools for creating multimedia quizzes and flipped lessons....
Social media ROI is what you get back from all the time, effort, and resources you commit to social. And it’s best calculated with dollar amounts.
Of course, there are no dollar signs dangling from retweets or likes. Twitter, Facebook, and others are no-cost marketing channels to join, potentially a zero-dollar investment (which makes any return exponentially fantastic, right!).
So in order to track ROI, the key elements would be: - Identifying your monetary investment in social media - Attaching a dollar amount to your social media goals...
Sharing your scoops to your social media accounts is a must to distribute your curated content. Not only will it drive traffic and leads through your content, but it will help show your expertise with your followers.
How to integrate my topics' content to my website?
Integrating your curated content to your website or blog will allow you to increase your website visitors’ engagement, boost SEO and acquire new visitors. By redirecting your social media traffic to your website, Scoop.it will also help you generate more qualified traffic and leads from your curation work.
Distributing your curated content through a newsletter is a great way to nurture and engage your email subscribers will developing your traffic and visibility.
Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.