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Goal KickThe New Year is well and truly here. The world has awoken from the year-end slump and everyone is back to business, almost forgetting that the holiday period was just a few weeks ago. Consumers are once again emerging from the financial hibernation that followed December’s over-spending and are ready to buy. Companies are operating in full force and ready to get down to business, including purchasing products and services that will help them achieve their year’s goals. As a salesperson it is your job to seek out the buyers, and now is the time for you to spend some time strategizing your own goals and ambitions for 2015.

Today, we’ll discuss 5 strategies you need to implement to kick-start your sales for the New Year.
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Presentation EtiquetteFirst impressions are crucial. A presentation is about impressions. But is there a rule book on the etiquette you should follow?

In general, we model ourselves and our behaviors based on what we have seen in past presenters. Our teachers are forever a go-to on how to deliver. Some bad. Some good. Either way, you have seen an example of presentation etiquette which works, as well as an example which doesn’t work.

In helping write and design presentations, I also help coach people in their delivery. These 10 aspects of etiquette remain true in every manner of presenting, some of which apply to both in-person and online presentations. They are simplistic, but crucial to the impression you send.
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Heap of chairsThere’s no doubt that you’ve set business goals for 2015 as the first step towards making this a successful year. All businesses want to be more efficient and productive. When it comes to ensuring the productivity of your business meetings, it’s important to realize that over time, the way that you hosted meetings has changed and will continue to change. Meetings are a business process and like almost any business process, we are looking to optimize and improve our meetings and achieve the best experience possible. For example, during the last few years, businesses have utilized online meetings. You should make sure that you are aware of the current trends and developments to ensure that you get the most out of your meetings in 2015. The following article applies to both in-person as well as online meetings.
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Businessman adjusting tieAs a regular user of online meeting software, you already know its many benefits. Probably one of the most well noted benefits is the decrease of travel costs. However some users may be concerned that they lose their professionalism when they participate in online meetings. After all, how can one keep their audience engaged when they are sitting in different offices or even countries? Do you really have to get dressed if you’re working from or attending the meeting from home? The goal of an online meeting is to foster a better sense of inclusion and to answer questions. The meeting may be used to present information about a new product or it may be used during a time sensitive project. Unfortunately, hosts and participants can often take actions that make the experience less than enjoyable.

Fortunately, successful web meetings only require you to make a few minor adjustments to your technique. Here are our 5 tips on how you can be more professional during your next online meeting.
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Color ClocksAs working professionals, many of you encounter webinars and online training sessions on a regular basis. And some of you are the ones hosting the webinars and creating the online training content. It can be difficult to keep track of your time and decide where you should spend it the most. In this article, we’ve narrowed it down to 5 main time-saving tips to help make your work life easier, including when it comes to executing online meetings or trainings.
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