New year, new you, new goals for your venture to grow! Whether you’re a solopreneur looking to ramp up your client intake or a small business eager to scale, the start of a new year is the perfect opportunity to set achievable goals and hit them out of the park; starting with how you present yourself and your brand to the world.
Every business, established and budding, has a communications strategy in place to ensure projects are on track and collaboration is top-notch. This year, feel confident knowing your online meetings are up to par with technology that’s reliable, effective and convenient. After all, you’ve got a business to run and there are only so many hours in a day. Let some of the menial digital tasks like scheduling, note-taking, invitations and more become less of a hassle to carry out. (more…)
Think of all the times a conversation with a client has gone sideways or a time a pitch was delivered exceptionally well. What’s the difference? What are the similarities?
We know that body language and tone convey just as much as the words we speak and project, if not more. Being able to read between the lines when sending and receiving messages gives people on both sides of the conversation a better look into what we really mean and want to say. (more…)
In this day and age, there’s a plethora of ways to make your business more environmentally friendly. With so many incentives and small ways you can make a big change, it’s a no brainer for companies (large, small and solo) to jump on the bandwagon and do their part the best way they can.
And if being a little more environmentally conscious isn’t enough to drive you to make a few changes, at the very least, think of the money you’ll save. By just implementing a handful of these small wins, you could potentially save thousands of dollars a year. It’s a win-win-win situation for you, your business and mother nature. Here are a few ways to get started: (more…)
The growth and health of your business depends on how you send and receive a message. The exchange of ideas can’t transpire without software that nurtures the back and forth, and overall progression of a project. Whether at the beginning of a venture, midway through a project or around the corner from celebrating a new client or accolade, the lines of communication need to be streamlined. Using software that gives you the convenience and ease of collaborating remotely makes doing your job easier, and gets you and your team the results you’re looking for.
How? Remote desktop and screen-sharing software facilitates an easy, convenient and interactive way to touch base with participants from anywhere. This game changing software allows you to open your desktop and navigate in real-time in front of the eyes of other online participants. Remote screen sharing especially caters to tech demonstrations, videos, training, and so much more. (more…)
If video conferencing has taught us anything, it’s that transmitting information has the potential to be far more engaging, collaborative and convenient. Anything you can write in an email can also be seamlessly conveyed in a quick one-on-one sync or a pre-planned online meeting with hundreds of participants. Online meetings can be held anytime, anywhere, thanks to video conferencing that has become such a cornerstone in how we communicate in business. The old adage, “a picture says a thousand words,” couldn’t ring any more true, and with high quality audio and visual capabilities, a video (and all its features) probably says a few hundred thousand more!
If you prefer showing something rather than explaining it, you probably prefer seeing it rather than having to read all of it! Besides, there are some things that are understood better when they’re visually conveyed instead of through long-winded messages or instructions that need to be deconstructed. Give your audience or colleagues an online meeting experience where they can learn or take part in real-time on a project that leaves a lasting impression. (more…)
It wasn’t very long ago that the idea of video conferencing seemed like a pipe dream. It was a luxury deemed far too expensive for anyone to conceive of having unless you were a big name company or enterprise. Nowadays, things couldn’t be more different! With the advent of the internet and all of the technological developments that have snowballed and exponentially multiplied across various industries because of it, video conferencing solutions are a driving force behind every size of business! It’s a dream come true!
Large or small, video conferencing is the go-to for plenty of businesses including mom and pop shops, boutique agencies, freelancers, consulting firms and more. Not only does management want to incorporate video conferencing into their workflow, employees are reaping the benefits too. Both parties are seeing the perks that come with the transition to digital – better team collaboration, more facetime, and of course, the ability to work remotely. Video conferencing is the second best option to meeting in person, and gives way to better communication by means of picking up on gesticulations, nuances, body language, facial expressions, and more! (more…)
How many times have you been at your desk; longingly looking out the window, imagining swaying palm trees against blue skies as the backdrop to your everyday instead of four white walls? What if you could carry your office with you, and set up shop wherever your heart desires that day running your tasks, creating content and managing clients? Now more than ever, it’s possible. Audio and video calls via conferencing technology gives you the power to run your online business seamlessly, allowing anyone to live that work/life integration lifestyle. Are you looking for some inspiration to take the next step towards your dreams?
Kiki Ura is a Toronto-based spiritual business coach who helps entrepreneurial women scale their business and manifest unlimited freedom, money and success. She’s the founder of Namaslay Babe and started her business from the ground up. As she grows her network from her laptop, she’s been able to embark on her very own digital nomad journey. (more…)
As a small business owner, networking is everything. Establishing bonds and making connections, while talking to everyone from suppliers to vendors to customers and their families! The insights and nuggets of information acquired from the people who are supporting your business are very valuable. And it’s up to you to position your budding brand (and ultimately, yourself!) as capable, desirable and ready to offer a quality product or service. Building a rapport with everyone leaves an impression that is as important now as it is down the line.
This is where using free conference calls and the free conference call app can work to build stronger relationships with everyone you communicate with. Free conference calls make 2-way communication easier, making your business appear more approachable, accessible and friendly. The ability to communicate by call or by video for free and with high-quality audio and video sends the message of professionalism and makes your small business look appealing. Here’s how free conference calling gives your business that personal touch: (more…)
When you’re running your own business you know how much heavy lifting goes on behind the scenes. A one-person operation might be scary, but there are so many ways it can go right, granted you put in the time, effort, and resources needed to see your baby take flight!
One way to get the job done is to recognize the power of clear and effective communication by hosting online meetings. As the solopreneur jack (or jill) of all trades that you are and have to be, one aspect of your business that needs care and attention is communications. (more…)
It’s hard to think that some of the mega-corporations today came from such humble beginnings as small businesses! With nothing but a wing and a prayer, these forward-thinking future CEOs forked over lots of their time, and tons of their money to pursue their dreams of entrepreneurship. And to imagine that most of our household items, the ones we couldn’t possibly manage our day to day without, are quite literally a product and combination of innovation and the courage to see it through to the end from merely a dream. (more…)
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