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Personal and organizational development resources for business & tourism.  [ Also see: http://www.onlineanddistancelearning.com ]
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Which Colors to Avoid in Web Design – Web Design Tips & Tricks

Which Colors to Avoid in Web Design – Web Design Tips & Tricks | Transformations in Business & Tourism | Scoop.it

Colors are the heart of any advertisement that decides how successfully it will promote your brand, merchandise or services. The power of color schemes should not to be underestimated. If used creatively, even the simpliest colors can not only boost the ability to advertise but also improve the time a user spends on a website averagely.


However, choosing the wrong color schemes can be disastrous to say the least and can drown any product or service, regardless of how big it is or what it brings to the table. For example, some advertisers choose flashy colors to capture the attention of their target audience. Although they may succeed in getting the heads turn in their direction, the audience will lose interest in the long haul.


This eventually ends up damaging brand image and reputation of the business.In this article, we will cover which types of color schemes to avoid in online advertising. I’ve gathered a list of “NOT TOs” along with an alternative methods for you to try....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, November 29, 1:35 AM

Colors will make or break your website design. Read and learn how to put color theory to work for biggest impact.

Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, November 29, 9:18 AM

Use colors the right way for better results.

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How to Make Your Day Super Productive?

How to Make Your Day Super Productive? | Transformations in Business & Tourism | Scoop.it
We all have hard days. Tasks seem enormous and deadlines are stressful. However, you still have to make the most out of each day and finish everything in time. How can you make everything work? What are the tips on how to be productive and do everything on time? In this article, you will find everything you need to know about this.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Productivity

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, November 23, 8:17 AM
We all have hard days. Tasks seem enormous and deadlines are stressful. However, you still have to make the most out of each day and finish everything in time. How can you make everything work? What are the tips on how to be productive and do everything on time? In this article, you will find everything you need to know about this.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Productivity

 

 

Adele Taylor's curator insight, November 23, 3:54 PM

Another good read! 

Everyone battles with time, but these are some easy tips to do if you have self discipline to do them...

Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, November 25, 3:46 AM

Lucid post, presenting interesting data. For those who speak Portuguese or Spanish and are interested in people management, please visit http://blogwgs.tumblr.com/  

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7 Ways to Run Better Social Media Contests in 2017

7 Ways to Run Better Social Media Contests in 2017 | Transformations in Business & Tourism | Scoop.it
If you’ve ever run a contest on social media, you know how powerful they can be.

For early stage profiles that are just starting out, a contest can offer a leg up to build an initial following. For large and established accounts that want an extra boost, contests can provide an enormous surge of participation and interest.

But the game in social media is always changing, so if your contests are going to continue to be effective, they’ll also need to change.

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4 Reasons Great Leaders Don't Need to Criticize

4 Reasons Great Leaders Don't Need to Criticize | Transformations in Business & Tourism | Scoop.it

I have a fundamental belief about the kind of people I try to employ. And that's that they're going to be harder on themselves than I'll ever need to be. I also believe that the concept of constructive criticism is overrated, if not an outright fallacy. Your employees are either aware of problems with their performance, or they're not.

 

The best way to find out which category they're in is through asking questions and listening. Let's look at some of the reasons this passive approach to problem-solving is good for both of you.


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Adele Taylor's curator insight, November 16, 5:11 PM
Perfect read for all leaders/mentors/managers
starbutane's comment, November 19, 1:35 AM
Nice one
Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, November 19, 5:49 AM

Interesting post, presenting a newsworthy concept. For those who speak Portuguese or Spanish and are interested in people management, more about the theme in http://www.quanticaconsultoria.com

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5 Tools to Convert and Edit The PDF Format

5 Tools to Convert and Edit The PDF Format | Transformations in Business & Tourism | Scoop.it
There are a number of tools that make working with PDFs a lot easier. Starting with a simple way to convert files, we feature five PDF related tools.

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wepop123's curator insight, December 2, 12:09 AM
There are a number of tools that make working with PDFs a lot easier. Starting with a simple way to convert files, we feature five PDF related tools.
 
Flores Marisol's curator insight, December 2, 9:09 AM
Useful tools!
Rosa Mª Fernández's curator insight, December 3, 8:04 AM
Herramientas útiles para PDF
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Brainstorming and polling with AnswerGarden

Brainstorming and polling with AnswerGarden | Transformations in Business & Tourism | Scoop.it
AnswerGarden is a very simple tool for creating short answer polls and displaying the answers as word clouds. It’s really simple and quick to use and can be used in the classroom or embedded into webpages, blogs or in online courses.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 7, 12:51 AM

This is a great tool for brainstorming vocabulary or creating quick polls in the classroom. Creates word clouds that you can export to Wordle.

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Devprayag; The celestial town

Devprayag; The celestial town | Transformations in Business & Tourism | Scoop.it
Devprayag is a small holy town located in the Tehri Garhwal district in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. The town is placed at an elevation of 830 meters above
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In Digital Transformation, culture change goes hand in hand with tech change

In Digital Transformation, culture change goes hand in hand with tech change | Transformations in Business & Tourism | Scoop.it
The framework is balanced so it neither focus on technology or change management. In fact, the starting point must be one that steadily shifts both the technology foundation and the people of the organization in unison towards both planned goals and emergent opportunities. This starting point then continues to evolve as it learns from early experience. The overall process usually works best when realized on a supporting platform that enables open communication, enterprise-wide learning, digital channel leadership, stakeholder empowerment, and enablement of a network of change agents across the organization. This is the change platform I’ve been discussing in the industry lately, and is typically an online and offline community of practice.

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What turns a Manager into a Leader? 

What turns a Manager into a Leader?  | Transformations in Business & Tourism | Scoop.it
What turns a manager into a leader?

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rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, November 5, 1:43 AM
A moot question for leadership is 'What turns a Manager into a Leader?' People are appointed for Managerial positions, but what marks exceptional Managers apart from the rest is their ability to lead others. It is not just the post but their character traits that matter!
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Create and share cartoons, comics and memes online

Create and share cartoons, comics and memes online | Transformations in Business & Tourism | Scoop.it
Create comics, cartoons and memes online. Share your creations on Facebook, Twitter or Google+. Free online cartoon maker and comic creator.

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Ana Dias's curator insight, October 24, 7:28 AM
comics for learning
Helen Teague's curator insight, October 24, 8:34 AM
Love this new Comic-Cartoon Creator. Thanks, Nic Peachey
Agron S. Dida's curator insight, October 26, 2:37 PM
Very good and simple to use :-)
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10 Useful Tools to Craft Beautiful Graphics for Social Media

10 Useful Tools to Craft Beautiful Graphics for Social Media | Transformations in Business & Tourism | Scoop.it

Visuals are the currency of sharing on social media. Text-only updates can only convey so much and get so far. Here are 3 stats that prove the worth of creating graphics.

First, 66% of all social media posts are or include images.

Second, forget native visual platforms, like Instagram and Pinterest, that allow photo sharing. In 2013, Facebook became the largest photo sharing website, with its users uploading 350 million photos every day.

Third, use of images was rated as the most important social media optimization tactic, in a 2014 survey by Adobe and Software Advice.

And, it’s not just limited to social media…Content with relevant visuals also gets 94% more views than content without. Even social media platforms now focus on images in their redesigns....


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Tentronix NZ's curator insight, November 1, 9:02 AM
nice tools to have in your arsenal if you are a Digital marketer.
Venkatesh Iyer (venkyiyer.com)'s curator insight, November 3, 1:03 AM
I like.
Tash's curator insight, November 4, 5:48 AM
Isn't true that an imag speaks a thousand words ?
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5 Elements of Curation in Social Leadership

5 Elements of Curation in Social Leadership | Transformations in Business & Tourism | Scoop.it
I wrote about Curation in Social Leadership yesterday in preparation for a webinar that I’m delivering tomorrow: having introduced five elements, space, content, stories, reputation, and values, today I’m going to build those out a little further. In the context of Social Leadership, Curation is the first step. It's about finding things out and determining…

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Your Margin of Power

Your Margin of Power | Transformations in Business & Tourism | Scoop.it
As a leader, you already know you should manage your time better and deploy your resources more strategically. But to really address the problem, you need to look at the underlying dynamic that constrains leadership capacity: your margin of power.

The concept of a margin of power, designed to help professionals discover the limits of their work capacity, was developed by the educational psychologist Howard McClusky. Though he remains relatively unknown in business circles, McClusky was an influential and pioneering theorist in adult education. As a professor at the University of Michigan in the 1930s (he remained there until his death in 1982), he wondered why some adults could successfully start and complete new projects, goals, or initiatives time after time while others became quickly overwhelmed and unable to continue. His research eventually led to a simple formula that expresses a relationship between the “load” a person carries (the demands placed on them by their family, work, civic duties, and their own ambitions) and their available “power” to carry it (their own energy, skill, competence, and integrity, along with the support they get from their communities and employers).

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Ron McIntyre's curator insight, October 18, 12:57 PM

Totally agree.

Ginger Jewell's curator insight, October 19, 8:09 AM
This is an interesting read about knowing your own limits and making that work for you instead of against you.
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12 things successful people do in the last 10 minutes of the workday

12 things successful people do in the last 10 minutes of the workday | Transformations in Business & Tourism | Scoop.it

Perhaps you spend the last 10 minutes of your workday staring at the clock, counting down the seconds until you’re free. Or, maybe you bury yourself in your work until the very last minute — then you grab your stuff and go without saying goodbye to your colleagues.

 

If either of the above scenarios sounds familiar, it may be time to reassess your end-of-day routine. “How you finish the workday is very important,” says Michael Kerr, an international business speaker and author of “The Humour Advantage.” “It can set your mood for the rest of your day; it may impact your personal relationships, overall level of happiness, and how well you sleep that night; and it will set the stage for the next day.”

 


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, November 23, 4:30 PM

Perhaps you spend the last 10 minutes of your workday staring at the clock, counting down the seconds until you’re free. Or, maybe you bury yourself in your work until the very last minute — then you grab your stuff and go without saying goodbye to your colleagues.

 

If either of the above scenarios sounds familiar, it may be time to reassess your end-of-day routine.

Jerry Busone's curator insight, December 1, 7:37 AM

These tip are simple and really work ... love 3,4 9, 11 and do them everyday.Try it 

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8 Awesome Microsoft Word Hacks (Infographic): Entrepreneur.com

8 Awesome Microsoft Word Hacks (Infographic): Entrepreneur.com | Transformations in Business & Tourism | Scoop.it
There's more to Microsoft Word than changing fonts and adding columns.

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Penelope's curator insight, October 31, 2:42 PM
I love these tips shared for writers (or anyone) using Microsoft Word. These are great timesavers!

***This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on "Writing Rightly"***

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What Are The Best Times & Days to Post to Social Media? #Infographic

What Are The Best Times & Days to Post to Social Media? #Infographic | Transformations in Business & Tourism | Scoop.it
Trying to find the optimal times and days for your social media posts can be a difficult challenge. You have to make it an effort to post at different times each day for each social media account, while tediously recording your results.

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, November 23, 10:59 AM

Revisiting best times to post on various social media channels.

 
DigitalDimension's curator insight, November 23, 12:47 PM
¿Quieres saber cuáles son los mejores días y horas para publicar en las redes sociales? 
AvizorMedia's curator insight, November 24, 3:36 AM
Los mejores días y horas para publicar en Redes Sociales. Interesante infografía ¿Conocías los datos? 
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What Is Semantic Search and What Should You Do About It?

What Is Semantic Search and What Should You Do About It? | Transformations in Business & Tourism | Scoop.it
Semantic search is the future, and it's important to have a good handle on what it is and how you can use it to your advantage. This post presents 5 strategies for getting started with semantic SEO.

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Six Things Great Bosses Constantly Remind Their Teams

Six Things Great Bosses Constantly Remind Their Teams | Transformations in Business & Tourism | Scoop.it
Whether you’ve just started training your first hire or you’ve been managing scores of people for decades, you’re in the position of being a leader. And if there’s one aspect of leadership that holds true, regardless of staff size or industry, it’s that being one isn’t for the thin-skinned or the faint of heart.
 

So much of your job isn’t about hitting goals, but rather about being rooted in reality, constantly striving to bring perspective and empathy to whatever situations you encounter. Sometimes, finding the right words can be the biggest challenge of your day. But other times, you’re overthinking it, and it’s as simple as saying these six tiny sentences.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, November 8, 5:22 PM

Great leaders tell their team members over and over again to speak their minds and to say no to the right things.

Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, November 9, 1:35 PM

Leadership is a very important topic and often overlooked by companies. For those who speak the Spanish or Portuguese, more about leadership can be read in http://www.quanticaconsultoria.com

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Tactics to Improve Your Local SEO

Tactics to Improve Your Local SEO | Transformations in Business & Tourism | Scoop.it
In this post, you’ll learn how a link profile can help improve your local SEO. The infographic contains further tactics for improving local search ranking.

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janlgordon's curator insight, November 8, 8:28 PM

I selected this article from Curatti written by Shane Barker because he explains how to improve your business's local ranking in search.

 

Useful tactics that will greatly improve your SEO strategy.

 

How to Improve Your Link Profile

 

There are many different factors that can affect SEO ranking. I agree that understanding a link profile will help your local business get seen online.

 

Barker provides great insights on how your link profile can bring leads to your website.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • The quality of links will affect your overall profile. If you have high authority websites linking to yours then this can greatly improve your ranking.

 

  • Make sure your anchor text is relevant to your topic. Avoid keyword stuffing and instead use a more natural approach in your pages and posts.

 

  • Build relationships with your local customers. Create regular interactions with them online and offline and include their testimonials.

 

Selected by Jan Gordon for Curatti covering Curation, Social Business and Beyond

 

Image: Courtesy of 123rf.

 

Read full article here: http://ow.ly/opjq305ZthG

 

Stay informed on trends, insights, what's happening in the digital world become a Curatti Insider today

janlgordon's comment, November 9, 5:25 PM
Thank you @oconnorandkelly @massimo facchinetti @John van den Brink @John Grant @Online Marketing & El Monóculo
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@Faiz Khan thank you
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20 Types of Lead Generation Content to Put Behind Your Landing Pages

20 Types of Lead Generation Content to Put Behind Your Landing Pages | Transformations in Business & Tourism | Scoop.it

Keep things fresh by switching up your content balance. Here are 20 different offer formats to experiment with.


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Daniel Watson's curator insight, November 7, 11:31 PM

 

Hands up if you knew that there are at least 20 different types of content you can build in behind your landing pages, to help your business generate more leads. You might be surprised at how many of these you can probably easily implement for your key landing pages. If your online lead generation activity needs to see better results, a quick read of this article, may pay dividends for your business.

malek's curator insight, November 13, 7:46 AM

 

Hands up if you knew that there are at least 20 different types of content you can build in behind your landing pages, to help your business generate more leads. You might be surprised at how many of these you can probably easily implement for your key landing pages. If your online lead generation activity needs to see better results, a quick read of this article, may pay dividends for your business.

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Bye-Bye Brick And Mortar: Sub-Saharan African Markets With The Most Fintech Opportunities #Investorseurope

Bye-Bye Brick And Mortar: Sub-Saharan African Markets With The Most Fintech Opportunities #Investorseurope | Transformations in Business & Tourism | Scoop.it
Fintech with the most potential in Africa addresses the unbanked and underserved: Sub-Saharan African markets with the most fintech opportunities.

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Moses Ogutu's curator insight, November 4, 10:10 AM

Sub-Saharan African banks are late to the party. With large masses of the population still unbanked or underserved, fintech startups are getting a foothold and creating financial and economic changes"

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Getting the most out of data with storytelling

Getting the most out of data with storytelling | Transformations in Business & Tourism | Scoop.it
Learn how to use storytelling to make sure everyone on your team can easily understand and act on your research insights.

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, November 4, 12:06 PM

OK -- here's a much better article on data storytelling than the one I curated yesterday! It helps you move through the process of working with your data using storyboarding. This creates your narrative.

 

I also like the points made about the impact storytelling will have on a product team, suggestions for finding an insight, and how to keep the visuals simple. 

 

This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it. Follow her on Twitter @kdietz

Insight Narrator's curator insight, November 14, 12:49 PM

OK -- here's a much better article on data storytelling than the one I curated yesterday! It helps you move through the process of working with your data using storyboarding. This creates your narrative.

 

I also like the points made about the impact storytelling will have on a product team, suggestions for finding an insight, and how to keep the visuals simple. 

 

This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it. Follow her on Twitter @kdietz

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How to Make Screenshots Look Great In Your Next PowerPoint

How to Make Screenshots Look Great In Your Next PowerPoint | Transformations in Business & Tourism | Scoop.it
Rather than adding "plain" screenshots to your PowerPoint presentation like 99% of people do (yawn!) follow these simple tips to make your screenshots stand out

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Make your next presentation more attractive with these simple but effective tips. Step by step instructions are given. 
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AvizorMedia's curator insight, November 13, 2:26 PM
Cómo conseguir capturas de pantalla atractivas para tu próxima presentación en Power Point. 
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Leadership and The Art of Effective Listening

Leadership and The Art of Effective Listening | Transformations in Business & Tourism | Scoop.it

There is no leadership, personal or organizational, without listening. In fact, ability to truly listen (and not just hear) is the foundation of having a conversation, building trust, influencing others, resolving conflicts, driving your vision, building relationships, implementing change and...

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=listening

 


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Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, October 31, 7:45 AM

Very interesting topic written attractively and with great content. I believe that
the relevance of this issue will generate more author's posts, which I will follow
assiduously. For those who speaks Portuguese or Spanish I also recommend the
site http://www.quanticaconsultoria.com to read about innovation and business trends.

Gonzalo Moreno's curator insight, November 1, 8:44 AM
Leading starts with listening. Key idea, specially for the younger...
Brad Merrick's curator insight, November 2, 4:50 PM
Being able to listen with focus and empathy is key, whereby those in our care feel supported and heard. In a world where everyone is so busy and time often seems to be the commodity that we have the least of, this diagram really serves to remind us that we need to listen constructively, suggest skilfully and try to understand the emotion of those we are engaging with in all that we do. Purposeful listening rather than just hearing is key.
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12 Tools to Improve Your Social Analytics and Marketing

12 Tools to Improve Your Social Analytics and Marketing | Transformations in Business & Tourism | Scoop.it
This article contains 4 helpful business tools around each of Social Media Insights, Twitter Analytics and Marketing. A very usefu

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P.j. Germain's curator insight, October 23, 9:14 AM

Excellent article to help you manage or better yet, become more effective with your social media strategy.

janlgordon's comment, October 24, 10:43 AM
Thank you @Sherman Smith @Samuel Pavin @CDIMarcChagall @P.j. Germain @Moumita Dasgupta @Atisy Joëlle @Mehdi BH & @fredericblue :-)
janlgordon's comment, October 25, 10:54 AM
Thank you @Anna :-)