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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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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The Importance of Having a Plan

The Importance of Having a Plan

It's important to make plans.

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Planning isn't fun. Planning isn't glamorous. Planning isn't sexy. Planning sucks. While we can think of every adjective in the book to define planning, there is one term that is very appropriate for describing the act of planning. That word? Smart.

Seriously. It's smart to have a plan. Yes, it takes time, money, and effort, but by committing those resources to having a plan, whatever it is you're doing will be more successful.

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