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Connecting, reconnecting – and a valuable lesson learned

Connecting, reconnecting – and a valuable lesson learned | VBBA - Van den Braak, Bearse & -Associates | Scoop.it
This week I was on Twitter, Skype, Facebook, LinkedIn and Pinterest.
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P&G To Lay Off 1,600 After Discovering It's Free To Advertise On Facebook

P&G To Lay Off 1,600 After Discovering It's Free To Advertise On Facebook | VBBA - Van den Braak, Bearse & -Associates | Scoop.it

Funny story - although not for the people who´ll get fired. Changing worlds. CEO wants to put the brakes on his $10 billion ad budget.

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Drip Campaigns, Autoresponders, eZines and Newsletters Explained

Drip Campaigns, Autoresponders, eZines and Newsletters Explained | VBBA - Van den Braak, Bearse & -Associates | Scoop.it
I have noticed that so many business owners are confused by all the different forms of email marketing available. So I decided to break down the information so that it will be easy to understand and all in one place.
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When Not to Rely on your Network | | Van den Braak, Bearse & AssociatesVan den Braak, Bearse & Associates

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Get Passive Resisters to Embrace Change

Get Passive Resisters to Embrace Change | VBBA - Van den Braak, Bearse & -Associates | Scoop.it

An article that outlines common passive resistance roadblocks and how to work to overcome them.

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LotusLive Gets Social Project Management Tools

LotusLive Gets Social Project Management Tools | VBBA - Van den Braak, Bearse & -Associates | Scoop.it
Trilog's ProjExec app brings Microsoft Project and Facebook-style features to IBM's environment for collaboration in the cloud.
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Responsive Web Design: 50 Examples and Best Practices

Responsive Web Design: 50 Examples and Best Practices | VBBA - Van den Braak, Bearse & -Associates | Scoop.it
Responsive web design term is related to the concept of developing a website design in a manner, that helps the lay out to get changed according to the user’s computer screen resolution.
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The 20 Minute Social Media Professional | Business 2 Community

The 20 Minute Social Media Professional | Business 2 Community | VBBA - Van den Braak, Bearse & -Associates | Scoop.it

“I don’t have time to participate in social media” is a common cry heard within enterprise. This is an article with some tips for getting started with a social media program.

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Facebook Is Making Us Miserable?

Facebook Is Making Us Miserable? | VBBA - Van den Braak, Bearse & -Associates | Scoop.it

We wrote a blog post about this topic a while back. This is a good article that makes you think about limiting Facebook time and spending more quality time with friends and family face to face.

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Is There A Business Model To Support Some Of The Great New Curation Tools?

Is There A Business Model To Support Some Of The Great New Curation Tools? | VBBA - Van den Braak, Bearse & -Associates | Scoop.it

This is an article about some great tools one can use to save articles that you want to read later when you have more time. (I could use a tool that would create more time to read these articles)

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The Venture: Business Applications | BNET

The Venture: Business Applications | BNET | VBBA - Van den Braak, Bearse & -Associates | Scoop.it

Great little video which has some very good recommendations. Immediately started using 3 of the apps mentioned. Great advice. 

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How Google Changed the Way We Think and Remember [infographic]

How Google Changed the Way We Think and Remember [infographic] | VBBA - Van den Braak, Bearse & -Associates | Scoop.it

Cool story about Google - ref title - and it explores life pre-google. 

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What Darth Vader can teach us about support?

What Darth Vader can teach us about support? | VBBA - Van den Braak, Bearse & -Associates | Scoop.it

I only recently found Julie Kay with one of her very good white papers. I now get an update when she posts. Always worth a look, sensible advice and with humour and good fun. 

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Singapore recognised as world’s most evolved social media market | Tech Wire Asia

Singapore recognised as world’s most evolved social media market | Tech Wire Asia | VBBA - Van den Braak, Bearse & -Associates | Scoop.it

Thanks to @imageandprofile for this piece in their Daily. Singapore has been identified as the world's most evolved social media markets according to research from Firefly Millward Brown.

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4 types of businesses that should be on Pinterest | Articles

4 types of businesses that should be on Pinterest | Articles | VBBA - Van den Braak, Bearse & -Associates | Scoop.it

I am sure very late in the game. Hadn´t even heard of Pinterest until yesterday. But here I read that whether you are a small business, major corporation, nonprofit or the media, Pinterest can work for you.

Will investigate!

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Unionization of White Collar Employees By Aquil Busrai – CEO, Aquil Busrai Consulting

Unionization of White Collar Employees By Aquil Busrai – CEO, Aquil Busrai Consulting | VBBA - Van den Braak, Bearse & -Associates | Scoop.it

I admire Aquil Busrai very much. I met him in 1999 (or perhaps 2000) and we keep in contact still. I consider him a friend and counsellor. People Matters - Strategic Human Resource Management, Leadership & Management from top HR Magazine provider in India. Build Organizations by Strategic Human Resource Management.

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What the World’s Biggest Websites Looked Like at Launch

What the World’s Biggest Websites Looked Like at Launch | VBBA - Van den Braak, Bearse & -Associates | Scoop.it
It's hard to imagine that the treasured websites we all use today were at one point just scribbles on a piece of paper.
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David Hillis' Predictions for Web Content Management in 2012

More predictions, how fun!

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10 Useful Web Apps for Designers

10 Useful Web Apps for Designers | VBBA - Van den Braak, Bearse & -Associates | Scoop.it
Today I would like to share 10 handy web-based apps for designers. To use these apps you don't need to buy an iPhone or iPad.
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How to Accomplish More by Doing Less

How to Accomplish More by Doing Less | VBBA - Van den Braak, Bearse & -Associates | Scoop.it

This article is well worth reading, Tony Schwartz explains how taking breaks throughout the work day can improve the quality of your work.

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Cloud computing allows companies to outsource IT services

Cloud computing allows companies to outsource IT services | VBBA - Van den Braak, Bearse & -Associates | Scoop.it

Many companies are turning to the cloud to outsource their IT needs. This story consults with some companies local to our US office.

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Six Social Media Trends for 2012

Six Social Media Trends for 2012 | VBBA - Van den Braak, Bearse & -Associates | Scoop.it

Will be interesting to see if David Armano is right about his Social Media Trend Predictions for 2012.

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Working - and travelling - internationally - what I've learned | Working Lives

Working - and travelling -  internationally - what I've learned | Working Lives | VBBA - Van den Braak, Bearse & -Associates | Scoop.it

Really good example of something that seems so simple, but needs a lot of thought. The example Guy mentions about travelling for 35 hours and having to do an interview 5 hours after arriving. That is stuff an experienced PA will help avoid. 

Good learning points for everybody. 

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Working with difficult people | | Van den Braak, Bearse & AssociatesVan den Braak, Bearse & Associates

Working with difficult people | | Van den Braak, Bearse & AssociatesVan den Braak, Bearse & Associates | VBBA - Van den Braak, Bearse & -Associates | Scoop.it

Post speaks for itself. Don´t you just love David Copperfield. Uriah Heep must be one of the most difficult people to work with, but he got what he deserved. Even Scrooge was nicer. 

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Education Is The New Marketing

Education Is The New Marketing | VBBA - Van den Braak, Bearse & -Associates | Scoop.it
The internet has democratized education and businesses should take notice.  You are in business because you have some area of expertise.  Sharing your...
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