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Dressing for online meetings
Businesses spend a fortune creating products, meeting industry standards and procuring leads. Imagine spending hours preparing for an important online demo – the one deal that could take your business to the next level – just to come off as unprofessional due to your attire. Yes, that happens all the time, as you will see from the research below.

According to the 2015 After College Annual Survey, millennials sought out employers who would provide the ability to work remotely (68%), and follow a casual dress code (62%). However, researchers have found that dress code has an impact on our attitudes and work ethic, which means that millennials may have to reconsider their attire, at least during office hours. In this post, we’re going to explore some of the research and help you see how business attire can enhance your professionalism during online presentations, and to make better choices on what to wear while preparing for an online meeting, whether you are at home, at the office, or elsewhere. (more…)

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Sales Trends
Another year has flown by and with 2016 quickly approaching, sales professionals need to take time to seriously consider what the New Year will bring and how it will affect their work and sales targets.

To assist sales professionals in preparing for the New Year, we’ve leaned upon the expertise of some of today’s most influential and respected sales leaders for their predictions in 2016. In the following article, you’ll hear directly from the CEOs of sales companies, global sales executives, keynote speakers, sales strategists, and best-selling sales authors. (more…)

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Online Meeting
Most meetings can be held virtually these days, thanks to rapidly advancing technology. Conference calls, screen sharing, you name it – there are many different ways to run a meeting. Online meetings offer a variety of benefits, including the fact that it is environmentally friendly – since there’s no travel involved, it reduces a company’s carbon footprint tremendously.

Of course, to say that online meetings can simply replace face-to-face meetings is unrealistic. But there are certainly strong advantages found in meetings held online that an in-person meeting simply cannot beat. (more…)

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Collaboration Culture
In this day and age, there’s not a single person who’d dare defy the idea that collaboration leads to better, more innovative business. After all, Forbes and Entrepreneur have been publishing pieces on it for years, and everyone – at some point – has witnessed an executive touting how “the next three months will all be about collaboration.”

Unfortunately, that’s rarely the case. Despite the coverage and repeat promises, more than half of businesses remain dramatically siloed and 86% of all failures in business are still attributable to a lack of collaboration. And that’s a real problem. (more…)

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Teamwork collaboration
Whether it be from their desk or on their mobile devices, businesses today are constantly collaborating. The magnitude of ways in which we can communicate and share information has created new potentials for greater productivity. For companies today, the importance of optimizing business processes and finding efficiencies via collaboration software is unquestionable.

However simply adopting the first piece of new technology you see, will not guarantee instant results. There is no “one-size fits all” model for collaboration software.

The big question is – how do you decide which software solution is the best for your needs? We asked the executives of ten collaboration software companies for their input and advice on how to select the best solution for any business. (more…)

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