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Real Business - Will there be banks in 2023?

Real Business - Will there be banks in 2023? | Meirc Training and Consulting | Scoop.it

Banks are not keeping up with alternative finance models, the sharing economy, or the flexible working trend. How long can they hold their power? (RT @nexkap: Banks are not keeping up with alternative finance models.


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Banks are not keeping up with alternative finance models, the sharing economy, or the flexible working trend. How long can they hold their power? (RT @nexkap: Banks are not keeping up with alternative finance models.

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Louise Beaumont's curator insight, June 10, 2013 9:42 AM

More and more backing for alternative finance models as banks continue to come under fire in 2013. What is the future for traditional banking?

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5 Steps For Optimizing Your LinkedIn Company Page

5 Steps For Optimizing Your LinkedIn Company Page | Meirc Training and Consulting | Scoop.it

Search And Social Meets Content And Influence

 

On April 3, the New York Times reported that LinkedIn is one of many competitors vying for a piece of Google’s search traffic.With over 5.7 billion professionally oriented searches performed on the site last year, LinkedIn has made continued efforts to improve the search experience, adding new features like auto-complete, suggested searches, automated alerts and a smarter query intent algorithm.

 

Content marketing on LinkedIn puts you and your business in front of the people you want to see it. Just like with Google, there is a renewed focus on content at LinkedIn as the company strives to compete with other social networks.A great example of this is LinkedIn’s recent acquisition and integration of SlideShare, a service used for uploading and sharing presentations.

 

Add to this the launch of new products like LinkedIn Today, LinkedIn Influencers (where a hand-picked crew of 200 celebrity professionals present exclusive content), and Sponsored Updates (allowing brands to promote whitepapers and branded content), and marketers have a powerful platform that combines search and social and connects content with influencers.

 

Read More: http://marketingland.com/5-steps-for-optimizing-on-linkedin-50318


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harish magan's comment, September 10, 2013 5:57 AM
I think that competition is moving LinkedIn.com to move ahead of the would be outfits that may prove danger to them,In total innovation is good thing and LinkedIn has changed his face nicely in last few weeks by adding new features. They have removed many old ones and has replaced with new outlook. It is good.
harish magan's comment, September 10, 2013 5:57 AM
I think that competition is moving LinkedIn.com to move ahead of the would be outfits that may prove danger to them,In total innovation is good thing and LinkedIn has changed his face nicely in last few weeks by adding new features. They have removed many old ones and has replaced with new outlook. It is good.
UniqueWebsites's curator insight, September 10, 2013 10:13 PM

As with all other Social Media sites, use optimisation for your Linkedin Company Pages.

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6 Ways To Talk Like a Leader

6 Ways To Talk Like a Leader | Meirc Training and Consulting | Scoop.it

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#Leaders need clear messages, and this article gives some useful #tips on how to achieve that. It's focus is on the content and words leaders need to use. 

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Helena Gonçalves's curator insight, July 4, 2013 9:14 AM

A linguagem que usa reflecte o seu estilo de liderança?

Graeme & Jennifer Bowman's curator insight, July 5, 2013 1:29 PM

Good advice here on an aspect of communication leaders need to get right before they bother too much about being creative. The language of leadership needs to demonstrate clarity and decisiveness.

Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, July 6, 2013 6:49 AM

Well, not an easy one... but very true...

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What It Takes To Be A Great Technical Leader

What It Takes To Be A Great Technical Leader | Meirc Training and Consulting | Scoop.it

Most successful projects have a single engineer responsible for driving the project forward while ensuring that strong technical decisions are made with confidence. Typically, that person is referred to as a Tech Lead.

They often don’t manage people, but instead coach them to do their best work.

 
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Most successful #projects have a single engineer responsible for driving the project forward while ensuring that strong technical decisions are made with confidence. Typically, that person is referred to as a Tech #Lead.

They often don’t manage people, but instead coach them to do their best work.

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The Learning Factor's curator insight, July 2, 2013 1:22 AM

The author argues for less management and more coaching. Great idea.

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Why business plans aren’t a waste of time

Why business plans aren’t a waste of time | Meirc Training and Consulting | Scoop.it
Of course there are scenarios where a written business plan is not critical, but I haven’t seen one yet where a well-written 15-page document, or at least a 10-slide pitch, is a negative

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Of course there are scenarios where a written business plan is not critical, but I haven’t seen one yet where a well-written 15-page document, or at least a 10-slide pitch, is a negative...

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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, July 3, 2013 12:47 AM

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Rim Riahi's curator insight, July 3, 2013 4:42 AM

Of course there are scenarios where a written business plan is not critical, but I haven’t seen one yet where a well-written 15-page document, or at least a 10-slide pitch, is a negative....

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20+ Ways to Engage your Students in Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

20+ Ways to Engage your Students in Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Meirc Training and Consulting | Scoop.it

One of the challenging tasks facing teachers in today's learning environments is increasing students engagement. I said challenging because our students' attention span is very short and unless you make your learning tasks appealing to them you will never succeed in keeping them on task. Some attribute  this to the heavy presence of digital media in teens life and also to the negative practices that came as a result of this over indulgence in  the digital such as multitasking.


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One of the challenging tasks facing teachers in today's learning environments is increasing students engagement. I said challenging because our students' attention span is very short and unless you make your learning tasks appealing to them you will never succeed in keeping them on task. Some attribute  this to the heavy presence of digital media in teens life and also to the negative practices that came as a result of this over indulgence in  the digital such as multitasking.

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LinkedIn Headline: How To Write The Perfect LinkedIn Profile Headline

LinkedIn Headline: How To Write The Perfect LinkedIn Profile Headline | Meirc Training and Consulting | Scoop.it
The first step in creating a great LinkedIn profile is writing a catchy LinkedIn headline that will attract your ideal clients to you.

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The first step in creating a great LinkedIn profile is writing a catchy LinkedIn headline that will attract your ideal clients to you.

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LEADERSHIP: Why CEOs Should Focus on Low-Probability Projects

LEADERSHIP: Why CEOs Should Focus on Low-Probability Projects | Meirc Training and Consulting | Scoop.it

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John Michel's curator insight, June 22, 2013 12:10 AM

Although home runs and small wins can be safely delegated to star players with proven track records, only executive leadership can make a significant difference in big-bet and junk projects.

David Hain's curator insight, June 22, 2013 8:57 AM

Nice matrix for executive decision making in a complex world.

Karin Sebelin's comment, June 22, 2013 4:25 PM
TY dear David .. best regards!
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How To Gain True Influence by Leveraging the Power of Relationships

How To Gain True Influence by Leveraging the Power of Relationships | Meirc Training and Consulting | Scoop.it

"If you define influence by the size of your Klout score, you can stop reading this right now..."


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"If you define influence by the size of your Klout score, you can stop reading this right now..."

 
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Caroline Price's comment, July 16, 2013 10:59 AM
yes...some people are worthy of respect; others less so...
Therese Matthys's comment, July 16, 2013 5:34 PM
Caroline - so true!
Philippe Trebaul's comment, September 9, 2013 4:48 PM
You're all totally true. I really agree with you. I would add that "followers" are (normally, except for fake profiles...) persons. And persons MUST be respected. I agree too with you, Sigrid, concerning the fact that influence could be better mesured by interactions. Thx a lot for your reactions. It's very kind from you! Have a great week. Best regards :) Philippe
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10 Online Marketing Trends for 2013

10 Online Marketing Trends for 2013 | Meirc Training and Consulting | Scoop.it

From gamification to local to analytics, a look at what's going to move the needle in marketing this year.

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From gamification to local to analytics, a look at what's going to move the needle in marketing this year.

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Five Low-Cost Local Marketing Ideas

Five Low-Cost Local Marketing Ideas | Meirc Training and Consulting | Scoop.it
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Often the best ways to spread the word about your business to local customers cost the least. Here are some tactics to try before spending the big bucks.

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Leadership: Are you listening with your Heart ?

Leadership: Are you listening with your Heart ? | Meirc Training and Consulting | Scoop.it

Open your eyes and heart to listen. There have been numerous instances when I just listened and kept quiet. The other person cried and the tears made him lighter.He could face the situation in a better way.


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Open your eyes and heart to listen. There have been numerous instances when I just listened and kept quiet. The other person cried and the tears made him lighter.He could face the situation in a better way.

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Angela Chammas, M.Ed., M.S., CPC's curator insight, June 7, 2013 2:31 AM

Mindful leaders are fully present in the moment; locally focused and attentively listening with the other person's best interest at heart.

Esther Turón Perez 's comment, June 19, 2013 7:28 PM
Really Angela, great comment,thanks, :)
Kimberly (Pope) Kindred's curator insight, June 20, 2013 12:57 AM

Be fully present with each person you encounter. I try to listen with my heart and keep my emotions at bay.

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Helping Students Develop Leadership

Helping Students Develop Leadership | Meirc Training and Consulting | Scoop.it

The women in my studies highlighted teachers as critical forces in helping them see their strengths and then encouraging them to consider leadership roles for a variety of potential opportunities, including sports and debate teams, academic and...


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The women in my studies highlighted teachers as critical forces in helping them see their strengths and then encouraging them to consider leadership roles for a variety of potential opportunities, including sports and debate teams, academic and...

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Supply chain finance: creating competitive advantage

Supply chain finance: creating competitive advantage | Meirc Training and Consulting | Scoop.it

SCF: creating competitive advantage Supply Chain Standard Supply chain finance is growing at the rate of 30 – 40 per cent a year at major international banks, according to services group Demica which has just completed a survey of banks across...


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SCF: creating competitive advantage Supply Chain Standard Supply chain finance is growing at the rate of 30 – 40 per cent a year at major international banks, according to services group Demica which has just completed a survey of banks across...

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Louise Beaumont's curator insight, June 19, 2013 2:59 PM

Great article about Supply Chain Finance - the industry is growing at 30-40% per year

 

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Top PR Recruiters: What PR jobs are hot, where? | The PR Coach

Top PR Recruiters: What PR jobs are hot, where? | The PR Coach | Meirc Training and Consulting | Scoop.it

PR Jobs booming say top PR recruiters ...

 

Halfway through 2013, the PR job outlook has rarely looked so positive. Three top PR recruiters tell us what PR jobs are hot, what skills are in demand and who’s hiring.

 

I interviewed three leading US PR recruiters including:Lynn Hazan, President of Lynn Hazan & Associates in Chicago; Amy Segelin, President of Chalenor Associates with offices in Boston and New York City; andDennis Spring, President, Spring Associates in New York City.

 

What PR jobs are hot?

The experts’ collective assessment? If you’ve got internal communications, marketing communications, healthcare or digital technology with social media experience, polish up your resume....


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PR Jobs booming say top PR recruiters ...

 

Halfway through 2013, the PR job outlook has rarely looked so positive. Three top PR recruiters tell us what PR jobs are hot, what skills are in demand and who’s hiring.

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, July 9, 2013 11:29 PM

The PR recruiters say PR jobs are there. Here's what to know and how to get ready...

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The 4 Pillars Of Stable Leadership

The 4 Pillars Of Stable Leadership | Meirc Training and Consulting | Scoop.it

Stable leaders model a level of constancy and consistency that individuals, teams, and organizations so desperately need, but often find missing.


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Stable #leaders model a level of constancy and consistency that individuals, #teams, and #organizations so desperately need, but often find missing.

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David Hain's curator insight, July 1, 2013 11:14 AM

Nice piece from Mike Myatt.

John Michel's curator insight, July 2, 2013 3:33 AM

A lack of stability harms culture, stifles productivity, erodes trust, and makes it extremely difficult to retain top talent. Instability can also be a harbinger of bigger problems. The passing of time will usually reveal unstable leaders also tend to be lacking in several other areas.

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Why Teachers Should Be Trained Like Actors

Why Teachers Should Be Trained Like Actors | Meirc Training and Consulting | Scoop.it

Teaching is a lot like acting, a high-energy, performance profession that requires a person to act as a role model. But when teachers go through training and professional development, the performance aspect of the job is rarely emphasized or taught.


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Teaching is a lot like acting, a high-energy, performance profession that requires a person to act as a role model. But when teachers go through training and professional development, the performance aspect of the job is rarely emphasized or taught.

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Adrian Bertolini's curator insight, July 2, 2013 11:52 PM

This looks like an Open Classroom model thinking @DanCrump

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Email Can Supercharge Your Company Growth | Social Media Today

Email Can Supercharge Your Company Growth | Social Media Today | Meirc Training and Consulting | Scoop.it

Relationship marketing is becoming more critical. The introduction of Gmail’s new inbox is the first step down a slippery slope for companies that do not have strong relationships with their customers.


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Relationship marketing is becoming more critical. The introduction of Gmail’s new inbox is the first step down a slippery slope for companies that do not have strong relationships with their customers.

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Financial Times: 50 Top Business Ideas

Financial Times: 50 Top Business Ideas | Meirc Training and Consulting | Scoop.it

The FT is looking to put the spotlight on which inventions and innovations have helped to create today's business world


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The FT is looking to put the spotlight on which inventions and innovations have helped to create today's business world

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Fang Feng's curator insight, June 29, 2013 1:36 AM

This is a great report. Recommend to all.

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How Smart People Collaborate for Success

How Smart People Collaborate for Success | Meirc Training and Consulting | Scoop.it
Solo performers can shine, but working together can yield greater results. Here are seven tips for improving collaboration.

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Solo performers can shine, but working together can yield greater results. Here are seven tips for improving collaboration.

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John Michel's curator insight, June 22, 2013 11:02 PM

h and time is short. Still, effective collaboration can create breakthroughs and make leaders shine. Remember, you don't have to do it alone. Here are seven tips to help you master the art of collaboration and make the whole greater than the sum of its parts.

Annette Swann's curator insight, June 24, 2013 9:45 AM

7 tips for improving collaboration - #7 is amazing "Broadcast recognition and gratitude" - no matter the size of the effort always broadcast and acknowledge any degree of collaboration you see.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 4, 2014 6:43 PM

The second is a key one: avoiding quiet politeness. Collaboration has to be messy.

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How online mapping tools can enhance education - The Next Web

How online mapping tools can enhance education - The Next Web | Meirc Training and Consulting | Scoop.it

How online mapping tools can enhance education The Next Web I recently attended a seminar for university teachers. Its mission was to help teachers use online geographic tools in creative ways.


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How online mapping tools can enhance education The Next Web


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The Future of Mobility [Infographic]

The Future of Mobility [Infographic] | Meirc Training and Consulting | Scoop.it

An astounding 80 percent of the world’s population now has a mobile phone—and 84 percent is unwilling to go a single day without their phone. About 45 percent of Americans say they can’t go more than a few hours without checking their phones. In 2012 there were five billion mobile phones in the world—1.8 billion of these were smart phones.

 

Facebook now reaches 76 percent of the smartphone market, and it accounts for 23 percent of total time spent using apps each month.

The next five most used applications are Google apps, and they account for 10 percent of app usage time. One of the latest smartphone trends is that things are getting less touchy but more sensitive. Gestures and other non-tap inputs are on the rise. Casting a sidelong glance, for example, can pause a video. Some apps are being developed that will switch from manual to voice to text to gesture, depending on what you are doing...


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Christel Binnie's curator insight, July 11, 2013 3:09 AM

80 percent of the world’s population now has a mobile phone, and other interesting facts.

sophiedesc's curator insight, July 19, 2013 12:21 PM

Mobile Commerce: 

 

> "Mobile Shopping accounted for 11% of e-commerce in the 4th quarter of 2012 (up from 3% 2 years earlier)."

> Roughly 58% of smartphone users have made purchases on their smartphones.

> These Mobile Shoppers typically use smartphones for 50 to 60% of the Shopping."

Katie Muirhead's curator insight, August 20, 2014 5:17 PM

Seeking to manage our attention and avoid distraction is one thing, but first we need to be aware of where our attention is going. As smartphones are increasingly used, this infographic highlights in just what way we use our phones. 1 in 5 people check their phone every ten minutes... something tells me that the smartphone may be one of the biggest sources of modern distraction!

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A Secret to Creative Problem Solving

A Secret to Creative Problem Solving | Meirc Training and Consulting | Scoop.it
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This mind trick is a powerful tool for entrepreneurs trying to find a solution to a perplexing problem.Get the latest blog articles on business ideas and...

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4 Business-Naming Tips for Branding Success

4 Business-Naming Tips for Branding Success | Meirc Training and Consulting | Scoop.it

Dreaming up a business name is simple, but finding one that fits your long-term ambitions may not be so obvious.

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Dreaming up a business name is simple, but finding one that fits your long-term ambitions may not be so obvious.

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10 Ways to Improve Your Leadership Skills | Business Women Connect

10 Ways to Improve Your Leadership Skills | Business Women Connect | Meirc Training and Consulting | Scoop.it

Creating, Connecting, Collaborating


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Creating, Connecting, Collaborating

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Charney Coaching & Consulting's comment, June 19, 2013 1:13 PM
Thank you, all, for your responses!
Kimberly (Pope) Kindred's curator insight, June 20, 2013 1:02 AM

This list is a MUST! Number 4 is a non-negotiable.

Judith Baxter's curator insight, January 8, 2014 11:38 AM

An interesting blog post to help improve your leadership skills by using different linguistic techniques, such as encouraging contributions, motivating others and retaining a positive attitude. However, this blog post only covers a few linguistic strategies compared to how many techniques one can essentially use. For more information visit http://leadershiptalk.blogs.aston.ac.uk/