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21 Free, Easy-To-Use Design Tools And Resources For Marketers

Is it just me, or is picking out the art to accompany a blog or social media post sometimes more difficult than the writing itself?<p>Everyone, …

Top 7 Graphic Design Trends Used In 2016

This guest column is authored by graphic designer & Dribble Founder, Jayden White<p>Here are some of the most amazing trends in graphic design seen in …

Graphic Design

6 uses for vectors you might not have thought of

A vector is a special kind of graphic that’s made up of points, each with a defined X and Y coordinate. These points join paths to form shapes, and …

How To Make Corn Casserole For Thanksgiving 2016: An Easy Recipe Anyone Can Cook And Serve

Thanksgiving is fast approaching and this means it is time to start planning the yearly Thanksgiving dinner menu.<p>You may be lucky and have the meal …

How To Escape The Procrastination Doom Loop

When you imagine a highly productive person, you likely think of someone who focuses effortlessly on the job and never succumbs to procrastination. You know, the type who can sit on the ground in a subway station with their laptop and still manage to get more done in an hour than you would in a day …

Procrastination

10 Novice Photoshop Mistakes You Should Avoid

Selective color, bad HDR, over-sharpening, we’ve all seen (and if we’re honest, probably made) these Photoshop mistakes… but are you sure you’re …

11 ways to stop procrastinating right now

Every day, you decide that you're going to finally give up procrastinating forever.<p>And then you decide to put if off till tomorrow.<p>Don't worry. There are tips and tricks out there that'll help you kick procrastination to the curb for good.<p>Here are 11 ideas for getting your productivity back on …

3 Ingredients of a Successful B2B Sales Call

<i>How to Engage a Prospect on a B2B Sales Call</i><p>Our business is teleprospecting. We utilize experienced Business Development Executives to engage in …

Social Media Works for B2B Sales, Too

The chief marketing officer at a major technology provider recently voiced concerns that I’ve heard from several other CMOs: “Our customers have gotten way ahead of our sales efforts. Too often, we’re not even getting invited to the dance.” This tech company’s website, like many others, overflows …

Marketing

Sales Blogs You Should Be Reading: 2014 Edition

Just over a year ago, we assembled our favorite sales blogs and published Sales Blogs: The 18 You Should Be Following. We’re very proud of this list. …

To Increase Sales, Stop Selling Sales Evolution

By Mike Myatt<p>Creating or expanding business relationships is not about selling — it’s about establishing trust, rapport and value creation without …

Blog Archives

12 Selling Tips Using Basic Psychology

Many copywriting and marketing gurus teach simplistic ideas about psychology. They insist that people can be fully understood and manipulated with a …

Hemingway on Writing, Knowledge, and the Dangers of Ego

<i>“Writing, at its best, is a lonely life,”</i> <b>Hemingway</b> proclaimed in his short and memorable 1954 Nobel acceptance speech. In <b>Death in the Afternoon</b> (<i>public library</i>) — Hemingway’s exquisite 1932 meditation on the tradition of bullfighting, “the emotional and spiritual intensity and pure classic beauty” …

DIY a Sleek and Modern Cat Scratcher

Having cats doesn’t mean that your house has to turn into a disaster area of toys, treats, and eye-sore cat trees and scratchers. I have two …

5 Swoon-Worthy Office Supplies to Up Your Writing Game

It's high time you upgraded your office supplies. Whether you're taking notes, pursuing your creative passion, or jotting down to-do lists, a nice …

Writing

Magic cake: How to make the simple three-layer dessert

A three-layer dessert known as the Magic Cake is taking the internet by storm.<p>It is appealing due to its incredible simplicity – it needs one bowl …

Designing with SVG: How Scalable Vector Graphics Can Increase Visitor Engagement

Scalable Vector Graphics, more affectionately known as SVGs, are an XML-based graphic format used to display images on the web. Unlike PNGs, JPEGs, …

Photos: Move over Google Earth, this 3D map shows our world in razor-sharp detail | ZDNet

TanDEM-X and TerraSAR-X in formation flight<p>These incredibly accurate maps of Earth have been produced by twin satellites orbiting about 120 meters …

Google Earth

Infographic: 69 incredibly useful Photoshop shortcuts

When you start using Adobe Photoshop, it can be a complex and time-consuming tool to get to grips with (get Creative Cloud here). However, the more …

Color Theory and Adobe Photoshop: Tips On Picking the Best Hues

Color Theory and Photoshop<p>Rating: 0 based on 0 Ratings<p>October 12, 2016 By Jennifer Berube<p>Color Theory and Photoshop www.sleeklens.com<p>Ever taken a …

Want to Be More Productive? Stop Getting Organized And Do This Instead

Is getting more organized the key to increasing your productivity? The answer will surprise you.<p>While we have more time-saving devices than any other generation, we've become obsessed with productivity: doing more things, and doing them better, in less time.<p>We turn to technology. Millions of people …

Productivity

Suspended – Medium

iOS 10 too slow on iPhone or iPad? Here's How to Speed Up your iDevices

As soon as iOS 10 became available, most Apple users immediately downloaded and installed the latest iOS on their iPhone 6 and iPad Air. It is indeed …

Why I've Gone Back to Paper for Scheduling My Days

• <b>I can see it all the time.</b> I prop my paper planner up on a cookbook stand on my desk. (I use the Emily Ley Academic Daily Simplified Planner, …

11 Must-Watch TED Talks That Will Make You Insanely Productive

Spend a little time watching these talks now and you'll save a lot of time in the long run.<p>You know the old saying, "It takes money to make money." Well, the same can be said of time.<p>Sure, you'll spend somewhere between five and 20 minutes not working while you watch the TED talks below, but each …

Time Management

19 incredibly clever DIY projects you'll want to try

Quick, easy and fun DIY and home improvement projects are fantastic for this time of year, as what can be better than spending a rainy afternoon …

Crafting

Landscaping: 14 easy-to-copy DIY ideas for the garden

So, you've got a garden but you want to make some improvements to it? It can be overwhelming and you might not know where to start, but the good news …

Landscaping

Deals of Note: July 27, 2016

USDA Prime Steak from Allen Brothers<p><b>Save $76:</b>Save on a pack of eight cuts and four burgers, all made with savory, USDA Prime steak. You’ll land four …