Do you ever wonder how to be more productive? We are going to share a few things we learned about productivity and how to avoid losing focus during your work hours.
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As usual, more changes happening on Facebook. These are actually good ones.
Here is what the great Mari Smith said about these changes:
Two more changes to Facebook’s News Feed just announced! Again, the emphasis is on quality content, relevance and giving priority to related conversations. “Helping You Find More News To Talk About” http://newsroom.fb.com/News/768/News-Feed-FYI-Helping-You-Find-More-News-to-Talk-About
Here are the two updates with suggested takeaways:
① Facebook continues to put emphasis on quality content. Now, links to quality articles on external sites will be given priority in the News Feed, especially on mobile. “Meme photos” (hosted outside of Facebook) will be given lower priority in the News Feed.
Facebook’s surveys reveal that on average people prefer links to high quality articles about current events, their favorite sports teams, or shared interests to the latest meme.
In addition, soon after you click on an article in the News Feed to read it, you may see up to three related articles directly below to help you discover more interesting content. Cool!
➤ TAKEAWAY: As we get ready to go into a new year, focus on producing, curating and sharing excellent content that is relevant to your audience. Of course, this has always been the case, but with these new changes, we may start to see (finally!) LINK posts getting better “EdgeRank” (News Feed visibility). Perhaps at some point, link post reach will eventually be on par with status updates and photo posts?! That would be awesome.
② Earlier this year, Facebook announced a new way to push stories you may not have seen in the News Feed yet back up to the top. This tweak to the algorithm is called “Story Bump.” Now, Facebook is adding bumping to also highlight stories with new comments. When you make a comment on a post, often you might not return to that conversation. This new bumping update allows you to resurface stories with new comments to see what else has been said and add to the thread, if you wish.
➤ TAKEAWAY: Make good use of Friend Lists (including the Close Friends List) and Interest Lists to keep a closer eye on key contacts, friends and Pages so you can proactively engage with relevant posts. As you engage with posts, this helps to bump that story higher in the News Feed of the people involved in the conversation. (To learn how to set up Lists, see this post: http://bit.ly/fb_newsfeed).
Remember, “Content is King but Engagement is Queen and she rules the house!” These two updates to Facebook’s News Feed are great examples of that quote.
Here is a cool online tool for you to try.
It is great for publishers or if you create content.
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What do you do in a business networking meeting?
Check how to get more results in your business networking. Shahar and Nashlah talk about how to get attention, how to create the best 30 second commercial and much more.
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Since Thanksgiving just passed:
Although people say they want to be thanked more often at work, fewer than 50% of Americans polled for the John Templeton Foundation, a philanthropic organization, reported that they would be very likely to thank salespeople, their mail carriers, or cleaning crews, and just 15% express daily gratitude to friends or colleagues. 74% never or rarely express gratitude to their bosses—but 70% said they’d feel better about themselves if their bosses were more grateful.
Be sure that I’m thankful for having you in our life because you contribute to our mission to bring long lasting prosperity to small business owners.
This year we decided to join the Black Friday Craze. We never did this before.
We are offering 12 of our programs at 75%off.
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Andy Shepperd and Shahar Boyayan talk about failure and how it shapes our way to success.
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As many of you know a few years ago we added to our consulting business a social media marketing agency.
Since then it has been such a ride. We couldn’t do this alone and along came several new team members. They helped us make the agency possible and successful.
Our team members live in very different places. Some in the US, some abroad. 4 of them live in the Philippines. As you also know some days ago the Philippines had some very bad typhoons. 3 of our members were in that path.
Just 2 days ago we were able to communicate with them. They are all alive as well as their families but had their homes destroyed or badly damaged. I learned that home insurance is not something most people there have because it is very expensive. I guess you know why. They have to rebuild everything with their own resources.
These people are extremely reliable, nice and important to us. We are very thankful for their help. We want to make sure they can go back to a normal, or close to normal life as soon as possible.
We are doing what we can but we need your help.
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In a computer-based simulation of a Mount Everest expedition, teams whose leaders had been induced to feel powerful (“Think about a time when you had power over someone”) achieved just 59% of their goals, in comparison with 76% by teams whose leaders hadn’t been induced to feel powerful, according Leigh Plunkett Tost of the University of Michigan, Francesca Gino of Harvard, and Richard P. Larrick of Duke. A feeling of power prompts leaders to verbally dominate, which gives the impression that they are less open to others’ ideas; this perception diminishes team performance. Organizations might be able to minimize this effect by maintaining an egalitarian culture, reminding leaders of subordinates’ importance, and encouraging employees to question the legitimacy of leaders who dominate social interactions, the researchers say.
Among US restaurants in March 2013, 80% used social media—17 percentage points higher than email, which was the next most popular choice. Social’s ubiquity is likely because it’s viewed as less expensive than traditional forms of marketing. Furthermore, 68% of restaurants said they monitored restaurant review sites, showing that keeping on top of customer feedback is considered to be part of marketing for many in the industry.