How to Win Friends and Influence People Online

How to Win Friends and Influence People Online

How to Win Friends and Influence People Online

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If you haven't read Dale Carnegie's How To Win Friends and Influence People, it's a fantastic resource for anyone looking to hone their people skills. The book discusses a lot of principles that can be applied to our daily interactions with others, whether it be in a professional or personal situation.

Today I'm going to discuss a few of his ideas and how they can be applied to the online world.

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The Disappearance of Black Friday

The Disappearance of Black Friday

For the past several years, retailers have started opening up as early as possible on the day after Thanksgiving, affectionately known as “Black Friday.” It used to be that the stores would open at 8 a.m., then 7 a.m., then 5 a.m., then even 4 a.m. This year, stores are actually opening on Thanksgiving for Black Friday. I think it's safe to say that next year, stores won't even bother closing on Thanksgiving as sales have become that important to them.

Read on for my commentary on stores opening on Thanksgiving.

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Using Social Media To Silence Critics

Using Social Media To Silence Critics

Social Media Can be Abused to silence critics

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Social Media gives you a chance to listen to your customers and engage them in conversations. On the flip side, customers have the opportunity to not only engage you directly, but talk about your business to anyone who will listen. I mentioned a few of my social media pet peeves in an earlier post and one that really should be added to the list is companies who listen and respond to complaints by inviting the customer to send them a message so that they can take care of the issue.

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3 Free Apps You Should Be Using In Your Business

3 Free Apps You Should Be Using In Your Business

I'm a huge fan of technology and apps that make my life more efficient. I've talked about Evernote a number of times as well as some other iPhone/iPad apps. Today, I'm sharing some great apps that will help you be more productive, get better insights into a task you do everyday, and maybe even grow your business.

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Dare to be Bold, Innovative, and Risky

Dare to be Bold, Innovative, and Risky

Be bold, be innovative, and be risky.

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I know what you're thinking. You took a look at the headline and thought that I'm daring you to take risks. In a sense I am, but those risks should be calculated. With the business climate rapidly changing, you need to stand out in the crowd. You need to do something different. Like the Steve Jobs' Apple, you need to Think Different. How are you going to stand out in that crowd and get your voice heard? Well, simply put, you need to be bold, innovative, and risky.

Let's take a look at these three ideals a little closer and see how you can apply them to you or  your business.

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