Archive for March, 2007

Use your Computer to make Cheap Long-Distance Telephone Calls

History 1877 – The very first permanent outdoor telephone wire was completed. It stretched a distance of just three miles. What is ‘VoIP’? Simply put, VoIP refers to the carriage of voice signals over the Internet. PC to Phone VoIP refers to using your ‘Internet-connected’ computer to make calls to conventional telephones around the world. […]

Tuesday, March 13th, 2007

Influencing and Communication

Tip! There must be integration between internal and external communications There must be a fit between what you are telling your people and what you are telling your customers, shareholders and public. (By the same token, there must be a fit between what you are telling your people, and what the external media are telling […]

Monday, March 12th, 2007

Communication Skills: How Effective Are Yours?

Tip! Sidestep absolutes – right/wrong, bad/good. Statements like ‘you always’ or ‘you never’ are absolutes that hinder communication. Your communication skills are one of the most important attributes that are on trial every time you apply for a job. Whether it’s written or verbal communication, you need to get your point across clearly, concisely and […]

Sunday, March 11th, 2007

Zero Cost Methods To Boost Your Business Marketing And Cut Your Costs Using Your Website

F.Y.I. A business blog can do the SEO magic when it is embedded to your business website. Business blogging needs discipline to write every other day to bring potential customers to your business website. I Offer These Ideas As A Business Website Owner Who Uses Them Think of this article as a letter from a […]

Sunday, March 11th, 2007

Get Affordable Web Design For Your Website

By Tips & Tricks! If you are submitting to various web directories, there are a few things that you need to consider. First, for a directory to be valuable, the pages you submit your listings to must, at minimum, be listed in various search engines. Where exactly could you begin your search for affordable […]

Saturday, March 10th, 2007

Are Your Communication Skills Sabotaging Your Career? – Part 1

Tip! The most important step parents can take to improve communication with their children is model positive communication. Whether you are a married couple or single parent children will observe how you communicate with other adults. Stop Talking Yes, you heard right. Stop talking and start listening. Most people are very poor listeners and even […]

Friday, March 9th, 2007

Choosing an Answering Service: Part II

Tip! It’s always in the best interest of small companies to hire an answering service provider to work for the company during the extended business workday, say from 8.00 AM to 8. In my last article, we covered four basics: 1. take advantage of any free trial periods, 2. watch out for long contracts, 3. […]

Friday, March 9th, 2007

Telephone Conferencing – Evolution in the Web

History 1900 � First coin operated telephone installed in Hartford, Connecticut. The Need To Communicate The need for businesses to communicate both internally and with each other has always been great. Successful transactions cannot be completed without communication – so much relies upon it; decent customer service; placing orders; winning new business. As global markets […]

Wednesday, March 7th, 2007

Say Goodbye to Traditional Telephone Lines

History 1877 � The very first permanent outdoor telephone wire was completed. It stretched a distance of just three miles. Like old, dusty books on the shelves of public libraries, regular home telephone lines have been plummeting in popularity. Some experts even foresee that traditional LAN telephone lines will eventually reach extinction- but before you […]

Monday, March 5th, 2007

Learning the Value of an e-Business Website

F.Y.I. The successful marketing of your business website should NOT be taken lightly. Starting a business is a huge, but rewarding, task to undertake. An internet-based business is no exception and the same dedication and hard work is required to make it take off and be successful. You will soon learn the immense value of […]

Saturday, March 3rd, 2007