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As digital technologies become more common business platforms, what will that mean to us?
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Making Virtual Teams Work: Ten Basic Principles

Making Virtual Teams Work: Ten Basic Principles | Technology Leadership and Business | Scoop.it
How to build the foundation for superior performance.
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Some points are the same as the face-to-face, but some provide new insight or a twist to old ideas.

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The imperative for Social Leadership

The imperative for Social Leadership | Technology Leadership and Business | Scoop.it
The ability to use a computer, smartphone and tablet is essential to operate in today's workplace. The ability to negotiate, to set direction, influence and contract with others is also key. The wo...

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In the connected world, the ways we intereact will become more imperative than ever.

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, July 3, 2013 11:04 AM

Social Leaders possess the skills to engage with a team: not just in the room, but in social learning spaces too. They don’t just have these skills themselves, they share them to develop social capital in others. Social leaders are comfortable with the technology, but recognise that systems and processes won’t deliver: they can bridge the gap between process and excellence and they share their experiences as they do so.

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Preparing for the network era workplace

Preparing for the network era workplace | Technology Leadership and Business | Scoop.it
My presentation at the Learning Technologies Summer Forum in London two weeks ago concluded with the advice to help people be more explicit in their work. Leading up to that conclusion, I showed how the nature of work is changing.

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Don't Let Your Ego Grow Bigger Than Your Influence

Don't Let Your Ego Grow Bigger Than Your Influence | Technology Leadership and Business | Scoop.it
Don't Let Your Ego Grow Bigger Than Your Influence
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Ego can be one of the biggest barriers to creating real influence.

Via Ron Sela, Pascale Mousset, Jean-Philippe D'HALLUIN, John Lasschuit ®™
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I like the first point about the number of Twitter followers. It is not about numbers or quanitity it is about quality.

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DR4WARD: How Do You Use 10 Social Networks To Grow Your Online Personal Brand? #infographic

DR4WARD: How Do You Use 10 Social Networks To Grow Your Online Personal Brand? #infographic | Technology Leadership and Business | Scoop.it
How Do You Use 10 Social Networks To Grow Your Online Personal Brand? #infographic BootCampDigital via Viralblog.com Guest post by Yin Wu I look 4Ward to your feedback. Keep Digging for Worms! Author: Bill - Dr.

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This is useful

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STARTING A BLOG? 13 TIPS TO SAVE YOU TIME AND MONEY (What I learned my first 118 days of Blogging)

STARTING A BLOG? 13 TIPS TO SAVE YOU TIME AND MONEY (What I learned my first 118 days of Blogging) | Technology Leadership and Business | Scoop.it
What I learned in my first days of blogging. Learn from my mistakes and save yourself time and money.
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We need purpose behind what our blogs are about. But they also need to be an authentic reflection of who you are.

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REALLY BAD powerpoint (and how to avoid it)


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Interesting there are only 10 slides.

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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, June 9, 2013 6:41 PM

A decent article discussing the effective (and no so effective) use of powerpoint for presentations.  

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Has the Digital Divide Been Reversed? Evidence from Five EU Countries. (IPTS-JRC)

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So the digital divide will continue to increase unless we find ways to expand strategic usage.

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Paulo Moekotte's curator insight, June 7, 2013 10:13 AM

Why do high income users spend less time on the internet? Does this research corroborate Van Oenen's research on 'interactive metal fatigue' or 'interpassivity'? (http://goo.gl/k4xFo)

 

Not quite: higher educated use the internet more strategically.

 

 

The main variables of interest are Income and Education (building on Goldfarb and Prince, 2008). 

 

Findings:

... , for those who have access to internet, the income based digital divide in internet use has been reversed: low income internet users spend more time online overall and on websites related to leisure. Internet users in the lowest income group also spend more time on human capital and goods & services websites.

 

... there may be an education-related digital divide in the use of human capital and goods & services websites, which are generally regarded as valuable online activities and policymakers seek to encourage. 

 

... the main digital divide in internet use is driven by education and it concerns not the internet in general, but specific uses such as the use of human capital and obtaining goods and services (including e-government, online banking services and online shopping). The results highlight the importance of education for enabling internet users to participate in online activities generally regarded as valuable.

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Exploring the Digital Nation: America’s Emerging Online Experience | NTIA

Exploring the Digital Nation: America’s Emerging Online Experience | NTIA | Technology Leadership and Business | Scoop.it

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Two PDF files which put together are huge. Need to scoop.

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Digital Georgia's curator insight, June 7, 2013 2:41 PM

This study goes beyond new findings on computer and Internet adoption in the United States to also present data on Americans’ online activities – what Americans do once they connect to the Internet.

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Seth's Blog: The free-rider benefit

Seth's Blog: The free-rider benefit | Technology Leadership and Business | Scoop.it
You're probably familiar with the free-rider problem. That's what economists call a situation in which someone benefits from the entire community paying for something without contributing themselves.
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This is an interesting spin on this economic idea.

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Four Steps for Using Images in Your Brand's Social Strategy

Four Steps for Using Images in Your Brand's Social Strategy | Technology Leadership and Business | Scoop.it
Brand Management - As a marketer, how can you effectively use brand images in social marketing? What are some proven tips and tricks to incorporate images into your social content mix? Here are ...

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I need this type of advice in my next life.

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Why Small Businesses Are Losing On Social Media

Why Small Businesses Are Losing On Social Media | Technology Leadership and Business | Scoop.it
A new report from online business community Manta shows that, desperate to increase sales numbers in 2013, American small business owners are turning up on the social web in droves.

 


Via Florinel Nicolai Deciu, Ivo Nový
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An important consideration for me moving forward.

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Mary Anne Hahn's curator insight, May 26, 2013 8:16 AM

Like any marketing campaign, you can't just throw money at social media and hope it works.  Excellent article.

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How To Use social Media To Grow Your Brand | Seven Sentences

How To Use social Media To Grow Your Brand | Seven Sentences | Technology Leadership and Business | Scoop.it
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The more we attempt to control the less we control. Can you say bureaucracy gone wild?

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Identity Theft Through Social Networking? Lessons to Take Now! - Lifehack

Identity Theft Through Social Networking? Lessons to Take Now! - Lifehack | Technology Leadership and Business | Scoop.it
Identity theft is a growing problem in the US, with about of 5.6% of US adults falling prey to ID theft in 2012 alone.
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A very good article about concerns of recent phenomenon.

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The Fast Changing World of Information and Communications Technology

Mobile phones and the Internet are increasingly seen as essential requirements for the exchange of information. Data from World Development Indicators 2013 illustrates the dramatic change in access across the world in the last decade.


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Some interesting data

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How to create a captivating presentation

Presentations are a powerful medium that can quickly disseminate information and help teach people new ideas. Unfortunately not every slide deck is effective at

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The presentation has good points, but it needs fewer than 78 slides.

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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, June 21, 2013 1:52 PM

good and easy tips to create your presentations

Susan Daniels's comment, June 24, 2013 9:42 PM
Thank you for this scoop. It has given me both inspiration and ideas! Warmly, Susan
Olga Boldina's comment, June 25, 2013 4:49 AM
Удач и успехов, Сьюзан!
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Five Trends Shaping the Future of Work

Five Trends Shaping the Future of Work | Technology Leadership and Business | Scoop.it

When it comes to the future of work there are a few key trends which business leaders need to pay attention to. Understanding these trends will allow organizations to better prepare and adapt to the changes which are impacting the way we work.


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The article seems to focus on digital technologies. We need to make sure healthy relationships and communities continue to emerge.

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The Flakiness Of Artists Is The Key To Their Creativity

The Flakiness Of Artists Is The Key To Their Creativity | Technology Leadership and Business | Scoop.it
In a post on his Scientific American blog, cognitive psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman writes about a  study just published in Creativity Research Journal.

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Then, I should be very creative.

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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, June 17, 2013 11:23 PM

This is exactly why I scoff at the hoopla around "task-switching".  Those disliking it are typically the least creative and most unable to consider more than one thing at a time.  Brisk activity by creatives is not a "choice", it is how they are wired.  There are pros and cons to this; there are pros and cons to slow inaction!  

 

 

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This is exactly why I scoff at the hoopla around "task-switching".  Those disliking it are typically the least creative and most unable to consider more than one thing at a time.  Brisk activity by creatives is not a "choice", it is how they are wired.  There are pros and cons to this; there are pros and cons to slow inaction!  

 

 

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How Technology Is Changing The Way Organizations Learn

How Technology Is Changing The Way Organizations Learn | Technology Leadership and Business | Scoop.it
Managers, rather than focusing on building skills to recognize patterns and take action, will need to focus on designing the curricula.

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This might tie in with Virtual Communities of Practice

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Why Blogging Matters? #infographic #contentmarketing #blogging

Why Blogging Matters? #infographic #contentmarketing #blogging | Technology Leadership and Business | Scoop.it

Whether you have created a website because you own a small business, you want to support one of your hobbies, or you are becoming interested in affiliate marketing, there is one thing that you need that is content. One of the easiest ways you can add content to your webpage is through the addition of a blog. This infographic explains why blogging matters?


Via Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com, Bart van Maanen
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I like infographics.

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Esther Turón Perez 's comment, June 25, 2013 3:28 PM
Thanks too for Ally, Help Traduzioni,Malek,Michelle,Bart and MCatherine. Cheers!
Sandrine Muir-B.'s curator insight, June 26, 2013 9:14 AM

Still, many see blogs as very time consuming and don't know where to start. I think its worth the effort and you should start sooner than later! Thanks for the great infographics!

John Thomas's curator insight, February 12, 2014 2:16 PM

Why Blogging Matters? #infographic #contentmarketing #blogg

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Link Building: 12 Ways to Get Other Sites to Link to Yours

Link Building: 12 Ways to Get Other Sites to Link to Yours | Technology Leadership and Business | Scoop.it
Links from other sites help improve your site's popularity. Use these tactics to increase the response rate to your email link requests. (Want to learn more about #linkbuilding? Here's 12 tips on how to get other sites to link to your business site!

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This is pretty important in the upcoming months.

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4 Easy Ways to Use Social Media to Boost Events – Infographic /@BerriePelser

4 Easy Ways to Use Social Media to Boost Events – Infographic /@BerriePelser | Technology Leadership and Business | Scoop.it
4 Incredibly Easy Ways to Use Social Media to Boost Events – Infographic At Eventility we have

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I need this in about a month.

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4 Easy Ways to Use Social Media to Boost Events – Infographic /@BerriePelser

Sultan Semlali's curator insight, June 2, 2013 6:02 AM

Social Media is a key element in the organisation of an event. This great infographics shows how to use Social Media during the 4 stages: organising, promoting, enhancing the live experience and extending the lifetime value of an event.

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7 Traits of a Great Business Blog

7 Traits of a Great Business Blog | Technology Leadership and Business | Scoop.it
I don't think there's a formula or recipe for business blogging success, but I do think there are some traits that are common to great company blogs. Yo

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I need this now that we are going into business.

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Knowledge Hub Closure: What have we learnt? | Communities and Collaboration

Knowledge Hub Closure: What have we learnt? | Communities and Collaboration | Technology Leadership and Business | Scoop.it

"There has been quite a buzz of activity on the various blogs, Twitter streams and social networks following the recent press announcement about the pending closure of the LGA’s Knowledge Hub. Here are some of them:

Help me save the knowledge hub (Dave Briggs)Re-visiting the challenge of networking civil society (David Wilcox)Knowledge Hub: Good CoP or Bad CoP? (Mark Braggins)

Or just follow the Twitter hashtag #khub

It’s encouraging to see that there is fairly widespread concern about the potential impact of the cessation of this service, albeit with some valid points about how the service could be delivered more simply and cheaply. But more on this in a moment."


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We will need evolving ways of sharing knowledge and wisdom. I noticed the word community is used and not team. That is an important distinction.

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David Hain's curator insight, May 30, 2013 3:20 AM

The hub may disappear but new ways of knowledge sharing are all around...scoop.it is one of them...

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How to Build an Online Community for Your Business | SEOmoz

How to Build an Online Community for Your Business | SEOmoz | Technology Leadership and Business | Scoop.it

Excerpted from article by SEOmoz:
" It's not that SEO is dead or that links are obsolete, or whatever all that crazy talk is that's been going around. It's that there's a way to integrate all the pieces into the big picture of building a better company by building an online community around it.

There are lots of benefits to building a community around your company, but if I had to choose a few, here are my top five:
1. It will help you weather Google’s algorithms;
2. It will add equity and value to your business;
3. It will help you have purpose;
4. It will help you stand out;
5. It will put the focus on goals, not tools.

Here is a super awesome infographic and the play-by-play breakdown of each step in the process.
Whether you’re building a community from scratch, or you’re working to grow an existing one, you can use this process to get your community rolling or optimize and leverage what you already have.

[Here are only main sections of article]:

[1] Define your business objectives.
So before you do that, think about this:
1) What makes your company unique?
2) Why do you care?
3) What do you want to build?
4) Who do you want to build it for?

[2] Elect your team.
Here’s a few tips for getting the right team in place so that you can start working toward achieving your goals:
1) Understand the roles;
2) Elect, don’t just assign;
3) Work together as one, big, happy family;

[3] Develop your strategy.
Think about strategy in three pieces: the what, the when, and the how.
1) The what: campaigns;
2) The when: execution calendar;
3) The how: ongoing efforts.

[4] Empower your team.
Do not skip this step.
I repeat. This step is important.
You can empower your team for success by addressing a few simple questions:
1) Why are we doing this?
2) How much work is involved?
3) When will we see results?

[5] Learn your industry.
One of your number one priorities in marketing your business online is providing the best possible customer experience. And you can’t do that if you’re not learning continuously.

[6] Create the value.
Ok, now we’re getting to the real good stuff. Value is what your community is built upon, whether that’s “tangible” stuff like blog posts, videos, resources, and tools; or an approach, perspective, or virtue that is the basis for common ground.  Value that focuses on your customer and their experience is what attracts people to your business, your brand, and your community.
Foundational content is the more static stuff on your website...
The challenge with foundational content is to listen to your customer. Observe their needs, the things in life that they struggle with, and then communicate how your products or services address those things.
Community building content is the stuff that’s more dynamic in nature and usually lives on your blog. It’s the content that is less about what you do and more about what you know.

[7] Share the value.
It works like this:
80% of the time, share other people’s great stuff. But don’t just retweet it or hit the share button and place it on your feed. Read it. Internalize it. And then curate it. Tell people why it’s good. This helps you learn and also keeps the focus where it belongs: on the value that you're providing for the reader.
20% of the time, share your own stuff, but make it remarkable. This is the community building stuff that we just talked about.

[8] Build and foster growth.
There are lots of things that you can do to foster and grow your community. Here’s just a few:
1) Get in there;
2) Embrace offline efforts;
3) Acknowledge and show appreciation.

[9] Measure and analyze (and communicate).
Everything you do will include testing, feedback, measurement, analysis, adjustments, rinsing, and repeating. And then, you’ve got to communicate this data to your team (and/or your client).  

Keep these final things in mind:
- This is about building a brand;
- Stay grounded in your goals;
- Don’t give up."

Read full, detailed and long article here:
http://www.seomoz.org/blog/how-to-build-an-online-community-for-your-business

 


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This will be helpful as I move forward.

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AndySernovitz's curator insight, May 9, 2013 9:03 AM

Here is a super awesome infographic and the play-by-play breakdown of each step in the process.

➨ Read Social Media Content Curation & Marketing Strategies articles here

http://www.scoop.it/t/all-things-social-social-media-magazine


 

Nikhil Malhotra's curator insight, June 6, 2013 3:27 PM

enlightening tips

Josee Tom's curator insight, June 13, 2013 7:40 PM

Fabulous Article!