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Getting Things Done, Ten Years In

You don’t hear a lot of people talk about the <i>Getting Things Done</i> productivity system anymore. It’s not as colorful or Insta-friendly as the Bullet …

A Marine who coaches Fortune 500 execs explains why setting goals is a complete waste of time

Combat veteran Andrew Wittman was an infantry Marine for 6 years. Wittman is the author of "Ground Zero Leadership: CEO of You," and coaches Fortune 500 CEO's and top executives. Here, Wittman explains why setting goals can be a complete waste of time. Following is a transcript of the video.<p>Setting …

Veterans

The Only Three Networking Emails You Need To Know How To Write

“Hi, you may not remember me, but . . . ” is a lame way to reintroduce yourself. Try this instead.<p>I’m all about being up front when you network. It’s helpful to be honest about why you’re reaching out (for example, you’re going through a job search or moving to a new city). It can combat nerves and …

Introduction to Facebook Marketing

Over 2 billion people use Facebook every month, making it the most popular social media platform in the world.<p>The average Facebook user spends <b>one</b> …

Top 10 Gmail Tips for Power Users

Everyone has a Gmail account. We’re all used to archiving, labeling, and marking bad senders as spam, but you probably still spend a lot of time in …

Your Body Text Is Too Small

Why website body text should be bigger, and ways to optimize it.<p>Body text is the key component in communicating the main bulk of a message or story, …

8 Ways to Write Your Blog Posts with SEO in Mind - Small Business Trends

As an SEO company, one of the most frequent questions we get from our clients is how they should be managing and writing their blog. While there is …

10 Tricks to Make Yourself a Google Drive Master

Think you know Google’s online productivity suite back to front? Whether you’ve been using Google Drive for five minutes or five years, there’s …

Emotional Branding: 5 Strategies To Get and Keep The Right Customers

There is an ever increasing number of entrepreneurs that would benefit from understanding that they must trigger prospective customers emotionally in order for them to buy their product or hire them for their services. Tapping into the emotions that solicit a call to action. Since most often our …

Customers

Nobody Is Going To Follow Your Brand On Social Media (And Here's Why That's Okay)

The first step is understanding your goals as a business.<p>Nobody is going to follow you on Instagram. Or Facebook. Or Pinterest. Or Twitter. Do you know why? Most people don't.<p>In today's world, social media is the "shiny new toy"--just like radio was in the 1920s, and television in the 1950s, and on …

How to Create Compelling Videos for E-commerce Marketing

According to a study led by Animoto, an online video creation service, 73 percent of survey respondents said that they were more likely to buy a product or sign up for a service if they watch a branded video that explains the product or service. What does this mean for business owners? It means …

Social Media

Twitter opens up verified accounts to everyone; here's how to get yours

Congratulations, we're all one step closer to celebrity: Twitter announced this week that anyone can now apply to become a verified user on Twitter.<p>Verified accounts, for those who don't know, are marked with a blue check mark that means that you are the person you say you are — and, to some …

Here's how to request a verified account on Twitter

Twitter on Tuesday announced it is now accepting requests to verify a specific Twitter accounts.<p>You can request verification for a personal account, in addition to one belonging to a brand or company. Previously, there was a mysterious process for getting verified.<p>Before filling out the form, …

12 Ways to Get More Twitter Followers

I rarely meet a Twitter user who doesn’t want more followers. A few argue that the numbers aren’t important. They are only concerned with “quality …

The Psychology of Logo Color in How Consumers View Your Brand

Your logo says a lot about your brand. Are you sending the right message?<p>Across the U.S. and around the world, billions are spent each year by …

7 Crazy Successful Instagram Business Accounts You Need to Follow Right Now

Change your professional destiny! Take a page from the playbooks of these inspirational Instagram superstar brands.<p>Like a lot of other social networks, Instagram was initially dismissed as an online playground for kids with little value for marketing or advertising. (Remember when people said the …

How to Write a Blog Post: A Bookmarkable Formula + 5 Free Blog Post Templates

You've probably heard how paramount blogging is to the success of your marketing. Without it, your SEO will tank, you'll have nothing to promote in …

Marketing

Task Saturation - The Silent Killer of Business Growth & Ways To Eliminate It

Memorial Day is around the corner and holidays are time for reflection. The downtime brings rest, rejuvenation & perspective.<p>Time, during this period, can be a bit more 'elastic' with low Task Saturation.<p>In this reflective period, it's good to take a pause from Task Saturation and consider this …

The 3 Stages of Failure in Life and Work (And How to Fix Them)

One of the hardest things in life is to know when to keep going and when to move on.On the one hand, perseverance and grit are key to achieving …

Motivation

These 17 life hacks will change the way you use Gmail

But that doesn't mean it can't be better.<p>A bunch of apps and plug-ins floating around the internet can make your experience using Gmail so much more enjoyable. With these amazing add-ons, you can see when people are tracking your emails, automatically know everything about people who email you, and …

Apps

6 tricks to make sure people will read your emails

But unless you've been living under a rock without a Wi-Fi signal, email plays a huge role in your work and personal communication. In fact, we're willing to bet you have yours open in another tab <i>right now</i>.<p>Email is so prevalent that last year, workers worldwide collectively sent and received about …

Productivity

What Learning Italian Taught Me About Marketing

I’m taking Italian lessons, in part because it’s a beautiful language and culture, and in part because I’m headed to Italy this fall. Speaking French fluently and Spanish decently already, it’s been quite a challenge to revert to baby babble status anew.<p>I started thinking about some of the ways …

[New Post] The Big 5 Financial Reports Every Leader Needs

<i>All You Need to See Through the Fog and Reach Your Destination</i><p>As leaders, we’re often forced to pilot despite low visibility. But when it comes to …

9 Surprisingly Simple Ways To Get People To Respond To Your Email

We get an average of 120 emails every day. Here’s how to make your messages stand out and actually get a response.<p>Emails are so easy to send, but they’re also easy to ignore. With more than 120 messages landing in the average office worker’s inbox each day, making sure yours gets read and gets a …

How Small Brands Can Expand Their Audience Directly Through Video Marketing

In a previous post, we looked at how YouTube can be a springboard for advertisements to bring big brands into the important cultural conversations of …

Marketing

This Googler Explains How To Design Your Time Rather Than Manage It

Breaking all your tasks into quadrants can help you become more strategic about how you work.<p>For many of us, work can feel like a never-ending cycle of long meetings, overflowing inboxes, and urgent demands. No matter how fast we go or how hard we work, there’s far more to do every day than there …

13 automation apps and tools to streamline your whole life

In today's age of automation, there's simply no reason you should spend precious seconds every morning brewing coffee when you could be catching an …

[New Post] Killer Takeaways from a Bestselling Book Launch

<i>6 Lessons to Fuel Your Next Release</i><p>This is a guest post from Chad Cannon, my Chief Marketing Officer and the founder/CEO of the Chadwick Cannon …

How to Sell Anything: An Introductory Guide

“I am a hustler, baby; I’ll sell water to a well!” — Jay-Z<p>Regardless of your business, sales matter. Sales are your organization’s oxygen. They drive …

Why Customer Service is the New Marketing

<i>3 Undeniable Principles Entrepreneurs Can’t Afford to Miss</i>If you make a stellar product but don’t provide stellar customer service, guess what you …

Customer Service