Working at home comes with a lot of perks. You can work in your pajamas, be flexible with your hours, and take breaks whenever you want, all in the comfort of your own home. But the question is, should you be doing these things? While there’s no doubt that working at home has the potential to increase productivity, certain habits acquired while working at home can actually decrease productivity. The conveniences of videoconferencing software have made the privilege of telecommuting possible. Use it responsibly by avoiding these five work-at-home no-nos.
Videoconferencing has been helping businesses achieve their goals since its inception. Yet many businesses are still working primarily with audio-only forms of communication to communicate remotely. Still others aren’t optimizing the ways in which they use videoconferencing. The number of businesses using videoconferencing is increasing at a rapid rate, but do businesses really know all of what videoconferencing can do?
If you’re unsure whether or not you should create a webinar for your business, brand, product, or skills, this is the article for you. Webinars are useful for reaching many people with very little effort.
Webinars, along with other avenues of Internet marketing, can be scary. However, this is no reason to not take advantage of all they have to offer! Any time a new technology is developed, especially one that levels the field between large and small businesses, it deserves to be used to your advantage. Let’s look at some of these mental blocks and how to overcome them.
Do you have a flourishing business? Have you created a product that deserves to be promoted and seen throughout the world? Do you want to reach millions of potential customers through the web and your various social media handles?
A brand is in essence the core of any business. For individual marketers running an online business, brand is who you are. It is what differentiates you from competitors. It makes you unique. If you play a role in managing the business, then your values and unique traits are a part of your professional life. It is what differentiates you from all the other businesses, and it must look, sound, and act differently than the competition. Many marketing goals include strategies to make their brand stand out from the rest, be it in logo design, trademarks, slogans and of course what the business stands for.
Getting feedback can help make a project or presentation become truly great. The hard part is taking the constructive criticism that comes with it. No one likes hearing that their hard work could use improvement – but you’ll have to suck it up if you want to know how it will be received by an audience.
When we listen to recordings of ourselves speaking, it never sounds the way we expected. It might be a perfectly good speaking voice, but the way we hear it in our head is different from reality. Public speakers especially make note of how their voice sounds, on the quest for finding that elusive “perfect” voice. If your work requires you to give presentations, your voice might be something that’s on your mind quite a bit.
Webinar presentations can be cumbersome tasks, especially for those who are new to the process. Depending on how much experience you as the presenter have in public speaking, it may be a difficult endeavor that requires certain knowledge and consideration.
The water cooler, break room, and local restaurants are all places where coworkers can socialize and bond. Being able to spend a reasonable amount of downtime with coworkers during and outside of work hours is part of a healthy workplace. It also builds stronger teams, as they get to know one another and form strong relationships that enable them to work well together.