Communications

Powerpoint presentation
Whether you use your Powerpoint presentation in one-on-one or small-group situations, with a large audience or embedded on your web site, you may be passing up an opportunity to make a huge impression. Sean D'Souza shows you how.

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Smart Phone
Your Smart Phone need not be just a fancy toy or cool accessory. Debbie Mayo-Smith points out some uses you may not have thought of which turn it into a valuable business tool.

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Is it a case of love-at-first-sight when prospects view your website?
When prospects visit your website, they will decide within a few short seconds if they're going to continue looking around - or if they'll hit the "back" button to check out your competitors. Cornelia Luethi shares some simple tips on how to build trust online within this short space of time.

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Keypad
Using technology to communicate makes the whole process quicker, cheaper and easier - but sometimes that is precisely why we end up not using it as effectively as we should. Hannah Samuel suggests a change in focus might be in order.

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'Responsive Design' is the latest buzzword around websites and online media. But what does it really mean? What does having a Responsive website actually do for your business and are you missing out if your website doesn't 'respond' to different online media?

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With all the hype around "being on the Cloud", what do you need to do to take advantage of the opportunities it offers? Tor Cunningham steps you through some of the main considerations.

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Whatever business we are in it is easy for us to remain focused on doing what we have always done. In 2013 we cannot fail again to adapt our marketing ideas to the new online age of marketing. Why Do We Need Marketing Anyway? Here we will discuss why you need to develop your own set of marketing ideas and how tactics differ from what we once did.

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Think your business is fresh, relevant & effective? Learn how other businesses have doubled their website visitation duration and increased leads! Get your business sold in less than 30 seconds.

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If you send email newsletters or other communications to your database, when you send them can be just as important as what you put in them. Marc Krisjanous explains.

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Why Small Businesses Need a  Blog
If you're feeling overwhelmed by technology and just want to get on with running your business, do you really need to take time to blog? Hannah du Plessis shares five sound business reasons to post your opinions in cyberspace.

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keyboard
When we're dealing with email it's easy to fall into bad habits which affect our productivity and irritate others. Robyn Pearce reminds us about email netiquette and suggests some useful tactics.

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Are your email newsletters suffering from the message in a bottle effect?
Many small business owners send their email newsletters from their desktop computer system. Cornelia Luethi explains why this is an issue – and identifies a better way of sending ezines.

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Marketing your business online is cheap, effective and allows you to reach far more people, even on the other side of the world, while targeting them accurately and cost-effectively. But you are also competing with millions of other web sites, so you need to be a sharp online marketer if you want to attract, and keep, your share of visitors. This week’s guaranteed-under-two-minute-read has some tips and tricks to make sure you are up with the play.

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Global network
If your business is looking to connect with other businesses, industry professionals and potential employees. it's time to take a closer look at LinkedIn.With over 100 million members worldwide, LinkedIn is the largest online networking tool devoted to professional connections - letting you network with new and existing colleagues, collaborators, prospects and customers. No longer do you need to own a set of golf clubs to assist in networking!

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How many emails do you receive every day? And how many do you delete, without even opening them? As more and more businesses turn to email to get their marketing message across, our Inboxes fill up and we become even more ruthless about the ones we read and those we ignore.

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Texting on mobile phone
If you've been thinking texting is just a great way to keep in touch with family and friends, think again. Debbie Mayo-Smith encourages you to use it to make your business more friendly, helpful, efficient and profitable.

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VOIP cable
Changing to VOIP technology can involve a leap of faith. Phil Astley shares his experiences in the hope of shedding some light on what the change involves, and highlights a few "gotchas" to watch out for too.

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Communicate witth your customers
Good communications have the power to convert prospects into customers, to keep your existing customers from knocking on your competitor's door and to turn them into strong advocates for your business who will gladly recommend you to others.

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Text messaging
One of the most important aspects of your business is the capability to retain customers. Grant Collingwood looks at how TXT systems might work for your business. Use of a professional TXT System can help you do that, can save you money as well and does not have to present technical challenges.

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VOIP calls
Many people associate VOIP with Skype and MSN Messenger. However, these free applications have nothing to do with the way it has evolved. Find out exactly what VOIP is, and how it can help your business.

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