The CEO’s Guide to RPA: Robotic Process Automation Explained

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Robotic process automation (RPA) is a top-of-mind agenda for companies across industries. Last year, Gartner identified robotic process automation as the fastest-growing tech segment of the enterprise software market: the software revenue grew by 63% and reached $848 in 2018. In essence, RPA tech enables businesses to automate low-value, repetitive business processes, and save tremendously on data entry. RPA is not suitable for long-running business processes automation.

The Executive?s Guide to Marketing Automation

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Automation, analytics and big data are among the top of mind concerns for marketers these days. So it should come as no surprise that the global marketing automation market is predicted to hit $25 billion by 2033. The same often holds true for marketing automation.

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Guest Blog: The 3 Best Recruiting Automation Tools For 2018

Ideal

It’s unavoidable these days: stories about how artificial intelligence and automation are poised to transform the economy dominate the news. While AI and automation have been slowly penetrating the recruitment industry during the past decade, they’re set to break through in 2018. Here are the 3 best recruiting automation tools for 2018. Marketing automation for candidate sourcing.

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Public Speaking: Automate, Automate, Automate

Great Public Speaking

antion antion antion seminar training presentation skills automation public speaking membership site Tom Antion public speakingPeople comment to me all the time, "Tom, your name shows up everywhere. How do you do it?" Basically I let my fingers do the talking.

The Future of Work Has Arrived with COVID-19 - Bank on Accelerated Rate of Automation (robots don't get sick)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Thus, pandemic-induced job uncertainty may boost the incentive for automation." No fools, the human workforce understands the grim implications even if employers indicate they will be implementing automation as a temporary fix. In any accelerated automation, the employment lawyer will have to parachute in. " robots are not susceptible to the virus. " - From Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Working Paper , May 2020.

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Public Speaking : AUTOMATE, AUTOMATE, AUTOMATE

Great Public Speaking

People comment to me all the time, "Tom, your name shows up everywhere. How do you do it?" Basically I let my fingers do the talking. I learned how to speed things up in my office by using technology. I can think up promotions and distribute them worldwide in a matter of minutes. When you learn how to harness that kind of power it is relatively easy to make your name show up in more and more places.

Unsubscribe: Ending email bullying is now automated

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Fortunately, there is now an automated way to exit this mess they created for us. Those organizations which obsessively transmit email communications (e.g. several times a day) likely have no idea they are damaging their brandname.  Also, they are probably clueless that we on the receiving end have come to perceive them as Internet bullies.  All we have to do in most cases is scroll down to the bottom of the communication.

Artificial Intelligence - That Can Prevent Over-40 Job Applicants from Being Knocked Out of the Box

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

However, when they were conducted through automated decision-making systems (yes, think artificial intelligence) the age bias didn't prove out to be a factor in hiring.  One, as more recruitment is automated, age bias could actually become less.

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AI - Another Perspective

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

However, when they were conducted through automated decision-making systems (yes, think artificial intelligence) the age bias didn't prove out to be a factor in hiring.  One, as more recruitment is automated, age bias could actually become less. Two, aging workers should opt to apply for jobs in which the screening is primarily done through automation. Sometimes automation kicks in end-to-end.

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I can haz mad communication skillz…

More than PowerPoint...

Sadly, savvy job hunters must include the vile term “excellent communication skills” in their résumés …or risk being rejected by an automated résumé keyword scanner. The automated résumé keyword scanner is a nasty robot that scans your résumé before humans get a chance to review it. If your résumé fails to include all the requirements in the posted job description, you’ll get an automated rejection letter.

Working in Media Means No Safe Harbor - 7,770 Jobs Lost in 2019

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Soon enough coders could be put out of the street by the automation of that complex process. Ironically, they are the ones developing the programming for that kind of automation. Glam has turned to glum. There turns out to be no safe harbor when working in media.

2019 52

The End of Work - Microsoft News Leads the Way, Role of Human Being Being Reviewed

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Now we know: Knowledge kinds of work, not only production tasks, could be and would be automated. To survive COVID-19 fallout law firms will have to up the pace of automating tasks on the low end like document review and on the high end such as strategic planning for case management.

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Walmart Steps Up Customer Service with Human Touch

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

But, alongside that automation there has emerged a very personal service. Sure, Walmart has installed lots of self-service check-out robots. There you might be standing in a human-kind of check-out line or looking like you might be ready to check out. A clerk with a mobile apparatus and bagging in the Walmart uniform pocket closes in. That customer service representative scans all your items, right there. That is, if the transaction is debit or credit. No cash ones.

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Microsoft's MSN.Com Shifting from Human to AI News Editors

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Obviously, expect more organizations to follow Microsoft into automating editorial tasks. Recently, reports Geekwire , Microsoft's MSN.com terminated about 50 human editorial types to select news stories and headlines. They will be replaced by robots, that is, artificial intelligence.    MSN.com is the umbrella organization over Microsoft News. 

2020 43

Large Law Firms, Cookie Lovers, and Mom - Hold the High Tech

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Automating tasks ranging from brief writing to responding to client questions cuts the number of billable hours. Also, smaller firms specializing in numbers-oriented practices such as estate planning tend to be early adopters of automation. Maybe the worst business to be in is as a tech vendor to the law firms - and even to in-house legal departments. Law.com reports on how tech is a tough sell. The major reason why is that time is money.

2020 40

[Podcast] What’s New (and working) in Social Media with Chris Tompkins

Speaker Launcher

22:24 To automate or not…that is the question. 23:58 What are good tools for monitoring and automation? Chris Tompkins, social media expert and CEO of the Go! Agency is back to tell us what’s new and working, in social media. Social media changes fast. So fast, in fact, that some of what Chris talked about only a year ago is already out of date. Chris drops by for an updated take on […].

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Microsoft advises of a serious security vulnerability that can be transmitted via embedded fonts

PowerPoint Tips

Read the following pages at Microsoft’s site for an automated Fixit method and a manual, command line method: [link]. As of early November, 2011, Microsoft has provided notification of a serious security vulnerability that are transmitted via TrueType fonts. Office documents can include embedded fonts that automatically install themselves when the document is opened, so PowerPoint, Word and Excel files should be considered risky.

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Using 360 Degree Feedback in Your Organization

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Automating 360 Degree Feedback. In order to make the 360 degree feedback process more robust there is always room for automation. The question regarding whether or not to automate the 360 degree review mechanism can be difficult to answer. The decision of automating 360 degree feedback would largely depend upon the cost-effectiveness of the process for an organization.

2019 40

How Speakers, Authors and Thought Leaders Can Capture More Leads, Make More Connections and Close More Sales

Succeed Speaking

If you answered “False” to six or more of the statements above, sign up and watch this free video series with strategy after tip after demonstration showing you how to automate the ways you collect leads, connect with them and close each sale. As a solopreneur — or even with a limited support staff — you have to have an automated sales process or you’ll become your own bottleneck. (If

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50 & Forced Out - It Happens All the Time, So Here's How to Get Back In

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

So much of manufacturing has become automated. Obviously, the aging worker is being hit hard during COVID-19. Being forced into early retirement is the new usual, hammers MarketWatch. But, there is hope that you can become marketable again in the labor force. The Wall Street Journal reports on the research of Anthony Carneval, head of Georgetown University's Center on Education and the Workforce.

2020 40

Piano Stairs - Why messaging is important

Dahle Communication

Things have become automated for us. If you look at almost any statistic out there, America is not a very healthy nation.

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Create a numbered list with shapes

PowerPoint Tips

Of course, it isn’t nearly as automated as SmartArt, so it requires some fiddling even after you create it, but I think you’ll like it. I recently saw an interesting slide that had a unique numbered list and I thought I’d show you how to create a numbered list with shapes. It’s hard to get numbered lists that have a graphic look to them because SmartArt doesn’t do numbers.

Year of COVID-19: April 17, 2020 (the future of work can leave you out)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Along the way, the functions could be automated. The risky move is afoot to reopen the economy. Since there are so many uncertainties about COVID-19, no one knows if that decision will result in a surge of infections and deaths. 

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ON THE ART OF FOLLOW-UP

Sandra Schrift - Executive Speech Coach

Use technology – to automate your follow-up process. Have you ever noticed that prospective clients/customers buy whenthey are ready, not when you are ready? So how do you know whento be “in front of them” when they are ready to buy? Rich Sloan of startupnation.com has these suggestions: • Build trust – promptly mail a handwritten note after your meeting. If you set an expectation, meet or exceed it. • Use a variety of mediums – is email marketing viable?Or Or direct mail postcards?

Robots - Of Course, You Should Be Territied

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

At Point72, Steve Cohen is overseeing automating the trader's golden gut. Proofreaders will be phased out when more traditionalists accept automated grammar checks. The robot threat really is that bad. Research by Daron Acemoglu and Pascual Restrepo found that for each 1 robot introduced to manufacturing: 6 Jobs are eliminated. Wages drop between 0.25% and 0.50%. As Recode reports, the number of industrial robots could quadruple by 2025.

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Do you tell, teach, or train?

PowerPoint Tips

There might be some element of teaching in them — for example, you might want to teach a prospective customer about the need for a social media automation system before you go on to tell them why they should buy yours. What’s the difference between telling, teaching, and training? And which should you be doing? They really ARE different — although related — and which one you should do depends on your goals, your audience, and your situation.

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Speaking with integrity

PowerPoint Tips

A few days ago, I bought an expensive product, because it promised to help me promote my products in a new way and with some automation. I thought that the concept was good — and I still do. But once I got the product, I started reading the instructions. They included creating “fake” Google accounts, including making up a name and choosing a profile picture from the Internet.

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The Business of Social - What the Rest of Professional Services Already Knows, Law Firms Still Have to Figure Out

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

They are using automated marketing systems such as Hubspot for managing leads. The 200 law firms analyzed by Good2BSocial have become more aware of the importance of social networks. Surprisingly, many of them are even posting on Instagram. One wonders if soon enough they will be on the Chinese import TikTok. In general, they have left Facebook because of privacy concerns and the fallout from scandals. As you probably have noticed, they post frequently on LinkedIn.

2019 40

The End of Men? Not According to "Mullenix v. University of Texas at Austin"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  That erosion of male privilege is likely to get worse as automation continues to eliminate their jobs. Yet another gender bias lawsuit. This one is for alleged discrimination in compensation and it's filed by law professor Linda Mullenix at the University of Texas. 

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Link text to an Excel cell to dynamically update data

PowerPoint Tips

Can you suggest a way to automate the process without having to punch it in a text box every month? Sudeep wrote me, “I need some help to update a slide containing a map with certain districts. I have the monthly sales turnover for these districts. In need to update them monthly from an Excel sheet. Sudeep doesn’t want to create an entire table of data. Instead, he wants individual text boxes that appear on the map. Each one should be linked to an Excel cell.

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Why Customer Centricity Will Win You More Business (in 2020)

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It’s a rather comprehensive metric that is: Easy-to-collect since there are plenty of automated tools for that. Customer centricity is a buzzword you can hardly escape these days. But, despite so much talk, few companies actually understand how to keep their customer focus sharp and, more importantly, why this area is worth more attention. So let’s dig into the matter and take a look at some great customer centricity examples, illustrating why this practice cannot be ignored in 2020.

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GM Korea and Workers Playing Old-Line Game of Chicken

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As a recent article in Th e Atlantic documented, more and more jobs are being eliminated by automation. On the one hand, GM Korea wants reduced labor costs. For two consecutive months sales have been down - significantly. On the other hand, workers want their bonuses. GM Korea is threating to file for bankruptcy by April 20th if the union doesn't provide lower manpower costs. Meanwhile, a group of workers, all dressed alike, trashed the chief executive officer's office. 

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Systems to Help Scale Your Speaking Business with Taylorr Payne & Austin Grammon

Speaker Launcher

After working with clients of all sizes and partnering with a software company for the speaking industry, he and his business partners identified the desperate need for implementation, optimization, and automation of tools and technology offered in the present day for professional speakers. In this digital age, there’s a constant flow of new programs that promise to help you streamline your business.

Inserting icons in PowerPoint 365

PowerPoint Tips

Zoom: Automates the creation of a menu summary slide that uses a zoom animation to link to other slides. If you have PowerPoint 365, by now you should have a major new feature, icons. Icons are vector files, just like PowerPoint drawing objects are, so you can resize them and they never get pixelated — unlike bitmap images such as JPGs and PNGs. Let’s talk about whether you have this new feature, what you can do with icons, and why you might want to use them.

2017 113

Zenefits Gets Tackled in Free Zone in WA

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It would give companies free use of software to automate human resources functions such as health insurance and payroll. As every marketer knows, free is the ultimate incentive to take that Call To Action (CTA).    Offer a free dinner and you will have a full room to hear your presentation on timeshares. Startup Zenefits had been using that well.

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How Models Will Blow Up Manpower Demand in Finance, Maybe Law Too

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Automating trades would consists of feeding in data which would interact with each other. Lawyers thinking about the automation of the traders' golden guts should become anxious about how their own practice areas could be captured in models. The trading industry can be reduced to a handful of experienced geniuses such as Steve Cohen and savvy programmers. That's the future which Cohen is experimenting with at Point72 Asset Management in Stamford, Connecticut. 

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[Podcast] Boost Your Speaker Bookings with Social Media with Erin Gargan

Speaker Launcher

How automation can prevent you from building relationships. * As a professional speaker, you likely have a presence on social media, whether it is Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or something else. I mean, for years the experts have been telling us that we HAVE to be on social so by now, we’ve all jumped on that bandwagon. But is your presence effective? Does it help […].

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Rewrite, Rewrite, Rewrite

Pro Humorist

My favourite is “ATM Machine” as ATM means Automated Teller Machine, so it’s Automated Teller Machine Machine. You’ve probably heard the expression “great speeches aren’t written, they’re re-written”. It’s a clichéd expression that has been adapted countless times and has previously been used for novels, screenplays, theatre scripts and so on.

Rewrite, Rewrite, Rewrite

Pro Humorist

My favourite is “ATM Machine” as ATM means Automated Teller Machine, so it’s Automated Teller Machine Machine. You’ve probably heard the expression “great speeches aren’t written, they’re re-written”. It’s a clichéd expression that has been adapted countless times and has previously been used for novels, screenplays, theatre scripts and so on.

Why you present

PowerPoint Tips

Automation/animation of slides. I did a survey of my subscribers, asking them 3 questions. I think it’s fascinating to understand the variety of reasons why you present. I received 158 answers. I asked people to do the survey so I could know what type of content I can provide that will best help presenters. Why do you present? Here are the results of this question. Respondents could choose as many answers as applied to them, so the results add up to more than 100%.

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When to follow up on query letters

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

I sent you a query two weeks ago on what organizations can do to ensure they profit from office automation through taking a planned approach to training. I’m following up on my query on what organizations can do to ensure they profit from office automation. Excerpt from Business of Freelance Writing: How to Develop Article Ideas and Sell Them to Newspapers and Magazines, Conduct Interviews and Write Article Leads. How long should you wait before following up?

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Warren Buffett's Timing in Selling Shares of Wells Fargo

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The sector is being disrupted by changing consumers, automation, upstart competition and the need to cut costs. All moves by superinvestor Warren Buffett are closely followed. Therefore, it's big news that he sold a small amount of his shares of distressed Wells Fargo. The number was 7 million shares of the 506.3 million shares he owns.    Here is the media coverage. The sale has occurred about 2 weeks before Wells Fargo's annual meeting.

2017 40

Your Sales Cadence Made Easy

SpeakerSue Says...

And please do not think this isn’t about automating the process. You have a great product. But that doesn’t mean anyone will be persuaded to respond to your prospecting efforts. If your prospecting email is filled with how great your product is, how experienced you are and what you accomplished prior to covid-19, you can pretty much count on a quick delete. Why should anyone respond to your prospecting efforts? Because with you, they will be better off.

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