Making an agenda for a meeting seems like a no-brainer – yet how many times have you shown up at a meeting and you’re not sure why you’re meeting? Failure to put the meeting details on paper is sometimes due to a clear lack of organizational skills. But most of the time, it’s simply lack of forethought.
Productive Criticism Techniques are important when evaluating team member’s performance. On the one side you want to make sure that you are getting work done in the most productive means possible, and on the other there is the need to make sure that you don’t end up offending somebody with harsh criticism. The criticism may be important and vital to advancing the project and propelling the team forward, and for that reason it is a complete necessity to be sure that the review runs as efficient as possible.
Nobody knows the importance of managing information systematically in an environment of rapidly advancing technology better than IT professionals. Today’s latest and most advanced system may be tomorrow’s bag of old clothes. Constant development and up-to-date information exchange are thus an IT professional’s tools of the trade. Evolution is the fire that IT professionals breathe, and in this constantly evolving world, it’s always a challenge to keep up with the latest in technological development and successful information management. Read more
Congratulations – you got the interview! As the company you want to work for is forward-thinking and tech-minded, they may want to do your interview on a videoconferencing platform. For many businesses, this is now the preferred way to go about it. The number of applicants for every job being filled has been rising since the recession. A virtual interview lets them learn more about each candidate than a telephone interview would allow, before bringing them in for the real deal. Read more
No one wants to wait for the latest great thing. Whether it’s the next generation of smartphone, a software upgrade, or a new installation of a classic videogame, those who use technologies want them when they want them. Not later or even in a few minutes. Technology changes so rapidly that when it’s demanded, it better be on its way. Read more
The arrival of the internet and its ever growing popularity among us has no doubt given birth to its next of kin, the blogosphere. This opening of sorts has inherited the same popularity and accessibility of its cousin, judging from the diversity of blogs we see (and follow) on the internet today. Social media analysts place the number of bloggers worldwide at a whopping 152 million, each catering to specific audiences and their own avid subscribers and steady visitors. Read more
If you are in online business and run a website you understand the importance of well planned, thoughtful and, in turn, effective marketing. Without it, there is little chance of growing your brand, increasing revenue, meeting the goals of your business or even getting a steady stream of targeted traffic that will convert on your calls to action. Read more
Online learning is now fully absorbed in the American higher education system. More than 20 percent of all students currently enrolled in higher education are taking at least one distance course, according to the data from the National Center for Education Statistics. The development of MOOCs – Massive Open Online Courses – has added a new layer to how online education puts learning into the hands of the student. These courses, offered on platforms like edX, Coursera, and Udacity, are free and very low cost options for learning a variety of subject areas. Lectures are delivered in a convenient pre-recorded video format that can be accessed any time. Read more
In the age of technology and an ever evolving online social world, the Internet has made the world a small place. Whether one is looking for a local plumber or a job, it offers a vast quantity of choices, and it is the venue of choice to recruit from a wide pool of talent, no matter the industry.
Webinars average about an hour in length. The average attention span is 8 seconds. When you deliver a webinar, you are racing against time in two dimensions: the amount of time you have to present, and the amount of time you’ll have your audience’s attention. There is no time to waste with superfluous slides and discussions. Effectively delivering the information you want to get across is your #1 objective as a presenter. Read more