Evaluating an Enterprise-Grade Direct Sourcing Solution

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Five benefits your organization can gain from implementing an enterprise-grade direct sourcing solution

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What is the Direct to Consumer (DTC) Business Model?

SlideModel

Everyone should be paying more attention to the Direct to To Consumer (DTC) space as it’s booming! According to a study by the IAB , two-thirds of customers expect to have direct connectivity with brands. Which Direct to Consumer Brands are Leading The Way.

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Directing the message - Tiger finally speaks

Dahle Communication

At best, what you can do is help direct which way you'd like the discussion to go - almost like a discussion leader would do in a group setting. You can't dictate what people will say, but you can at least give them some direction.

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Three tips for directing your audience's response

Speak Schmeak

Have you ever asked your audience a question, only to be bombarded with personal stories and responses that shifted the direction of where you wanted to go? Direct your question with clear words and concepts. Share your tips for directing your audience's response!

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How to give directions

Speak Schmeak

This post on giving directions stirred up a little controversy, so I'm happy to share a new study that clears up the question of east/west vs. left/right a little.

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Three tips for directing your audience's response

Speak Schmeak

Have you ever asked your audience a question, only to be bombarded with personal stories and responses that shifted the direction of where you wanted to go? Direct your question with clear words and concepts. Share your tips for directing your audience's response!

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The Language of Business - Shift from Indirect to Direct

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Now, the language of business has shifted to direct. Actually they know little but speaking totally directly.   Once members of Generation X and Baby Boomers embrace directness they get better results in their business dealngs. Corporatespeak used to be indirect.

Marketers - Use Lots of Video, Load Them Directly Onto Facebook

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Of course, marketers use lots of video on Facebook. So do individuals who are influencers. But, there's something more both groups are doing that gives insight about Facebook as a platform for promotion.

Gab Goes Dark - Is There Direct Correlation Between Language and Behavior?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Underlying this push-back against a social network which is perceived to be extremist is the age-old issue: Can there be a direct correlation between words and action?  Smart media and business guidance could have kept social network Gab in the safe-content box.

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Allegations of Inappropriate Behavior - Dechert Management Responds to Those Directly on Glassdoor

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

BigLaw may be waking up to the threats to their brand and business of employee public allegations about internal misconduct. Also, such behavior, if there is evidence, could result in lawsuits.

2018 52

Upselling, Cross-Selling - That's The Way Direct-TV Lost My Sale

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That's exactly what happened when I contacted Direct-TV for a second time. Standard in sales, even at call centers, is to train in upselling and cross-selling. Usually attached is an increased commission, so the practice seems attractive to newbies.

Strong PR Demand: Going back to pitching directly to prospects

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The nice odds about sending out unsolicited requests for work - full time, part time, freelance - is that they result in quality responses.    Sure, the rate of those responses is low. 

Killer Direct-Mail Piece: I have Rescue Dog Lee K. To Thank

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  The most recent creative accomplishment has been a killer direct mail piece for pitching my own executive communications services.

Nudging in a more enlightened direction

Max Atkinson

ALLOW LEFT TURNS AT RED TRAFFIC LIGHTS If you’ve ever driven in the USA, you’ll know that most states allow drivers to turn right on a red light if there’s no traffic coming from that direction.

Jared Keller: Had he thought like a lawyer about direct mail, he'd still be at BLOOMBERG

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Lawyers, those neurotic, hyper-cautious, ultra buttoned-down creatures would know (or should know) not to transmit direct mail that could boomrang against the sender. 

The Language of Business: The shift from corporate indirect to Millennial direct

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Now the language of business is direct. "  Consequently, I have gotten the hang of being as direct with prospects and later when they become clients.  I was direct. Remember when businesspeople sounded like, well, lawyers?  Their langauge was indirect.

Go directly to jail - and collect medical care

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Solutions may not always be efficient or elegant.    But they do solve a problem.    As GAWKER reports, James Verone has a serious medical problem.    So he robbed a bank in order to gain access to health care. 

JOBS! Go directly to each organization's website

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The best selling arena for your skills may be each organization's website.    Increasingly, organizations such as Politico.com are listing their openings only there.    Maybe that narrows down those who apply to the more qualified for that particular category of work. Yes, it's effort to manually migrate from website to website.    But once there it's an eye-opener what great opportunities are actually available. 

Careers: Is FINS.com taking direct aim at AOL Jobs?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  This could be taking direct aim at AOL Jobs.  Today on Mediabistro.com is a help wanted placed by Dow Jones for Careers Reporter.   The job will be at FINS.com, the digital site owned by parent Dow Jones.    Could this possibly mean the beginning of the end of AOL Jobs.    For three months I was a contract blogger for the site.    I was responsible for two to five posts a day, five days a week.

LinkedIn: Content player, big time (probably figured out this direction from all its data)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  For information and insight, professionals will go directly to those sites, bypassing LinkedIn. LinkedIn started out as a no-nonsense (hold most of the photos) social networking site for professionals. 

Ch 33: Cold Calling and Direct Mail (Everything You Wanted To Know About Freelance Writing)

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Chapter 33: Cold Calling and Direct Mail: We are now entering the domain of cold calling. I use the term cold call to cover unsolicited phone calls, sales letters, and e-mail messages that deliver your sales pitch to potential customers you have neither met nor been referred to. Cold calling is one of the most difficult and, frankly, tedious aspects of conquering corporate markets.

The Year of COVID-19: April 3, 2020 (we all know victims, direct and indirect)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

They are direct ones, such as Abovethelaw founder David Lat who somehow pulled off surviving a severe bout of the coronavirus. That's the national mood. And it transcends politics-as-usual. That is, criticism of U.S. president Donald Trump by liberals and mocking of Joe Biden by conservatives. The number of victims is growing. And, there are the indirect ones. Included in that group are neighbors who had their hours cut and couldn't pony up the April 1 rent.

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ALERT: EMAIL HOAX DIRECTED AT PUBLIC SPEAKERS

Great Public Speaking

[link] The church website says this email is a hoax --Original Message -- From: Fred Collins [mailto:londonyouthconference0@gmail.com] Sent: Tuesday, August 18, 2009 9:30 AM To: Tom Antion Orders Subject: LONDON YOUTH CONFERENCE Dear Tom Antion, My Name is Rev.Fred Collins from the London Youth Community Here in London UK. We want you to be our guest Speak at this Year LONDON YOUTH CONFERENCE which will take place here in UK.We

3 Strategies for Getting Speakers’ Bureaus to Notice You

Speaker Launcher

Relationships Speaking Business Strategy direct book business getting noticed by speakers bureaus speakers bureaus speaking business tipsAh… the elusive Speakers’ Bureau. Why aren’t they calling? Why aren’t they sitting up and taking notice of the fabulous work you are doing in your field? Well, let me explain why and give you a little insight into their world by sharing a few facts that you may not be aware of: Most bureaus […].

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Pick Up the Phone & Book That Business with Anthony Stears

Speaker Launcher

The Wealthy Speaker Podcast booking gigs direct selling speaking business telephone salesOn this episode of the Wealthy Speaker Podcast we are talking with Anthony Stears about telephone sales. We are thrilled to be joined by Anthony all the way from the UK, also known as The Telephone Assassin. The Telephone Assassin is on a mission to get businesses talking again and stop people from hiding behind […].

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Seth Godin cuts out middleman publisher, sells books direct from blog

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Another arrow in the heart of the traditional publishing industry.    Big brandname marketing expert Seth Godin is cutting out his long-time publisher Portfolio and promoting/distributing his books from his own wildly popular blog.    Essentially that blog has created his own business system.

Prompt Your Audience to Respond: Ask Questions!

DeFinis Communications

Let’s look at the direct and rhetorical question to see how these tools can help you keep your audience engaged. . Ask a direct question. The direct question—one in which you are looking for a verbal response from audience members—is a reliable technique to use with a small group of fifty people or less. When you “read” that your audience is getting bored, try using the direct question to get them re-engaged.

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How to Look at the Camera

Green Room Speakers

Friday, October 15, 2010 How to Look at the Camera Watch the way Mark Bittman, "The Minimalist," focuses his eyes straight at the camera in this NYT cooking video, "Agua Fresca:" Dont you feel as though hes talking directly to you?

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The urgent need for EU directives on tea-making and lunch times

Max Atkinson

No you can't, because, as in most of the hotels in Europe, no one outside the UK (and presumably the Indian sub-continent) seems to understand one of the most basic factors in the chemistry of tea-making - which is why I think it's high time that we had an EU directive that would require hotels, cafes and other outlets to boil, yes boil, the water before pouring it on the tea leaves or tea bags.

15 Words Proven To Make People Listen and Act

Can You Hear Me Up the Back?

A friend who works at global direct marketing agency Wunderman told me about its founder, Lester Wunderman , the 88-year old godfather of direct marketing. Direct marketing people have much to teach us in delivering any type of message that aims to influence people.

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Rachael Ray and the Art of Public Speaking

Green Room Speakers

Monday, April 20, 2009 Rachael Ray and the Art of Public Speaking From this weeks NYT Sunday Styles: Jonathan Rosen, the agent to Food Network stars, describes how he knew that Rachael Ray would succeed: "I told her I felt like her personality translated directly across the screen and made you feel like she was in the room with you."

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5 Ways To Handle A Negative Blogger

Communication Steroids

Everyone has an opinion and there may come a day, in fact most likely will come a day, when that opinion is directed at your company and your product.

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The Final Word on the Final Thought: End Your Virtual Meeting Successfully

DeFinis Communications

It’s your job as the meeting leader or presenter to provide clear direction in your final moment. Be clear and direct: If you ask for something in a vague, indecisive way your listeners will not know what to do or what you want. Therefore, be clear, direct, and confident in your ask.

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The Power of Inquiry: How to Ask Engaging Questions

DeFinis Communications

There are two basic types: 1) You can ask direct questions and have group members answer in the chat or by taking a poll, or 2) You can ask implied questions by using rhetorical questions. Examples of a direct question include: “How are your customers responding to the new features?”

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New evidence that bullet-points don’t work

Speaking about Presenting

Split information between slides rather than having it all on one slide, so that you can direct the audience’s attention where you want it. At last, we have some scientifically rigorous evidence to show that slides full of bullet-points don’t work.

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Inspiring Hope in the Speaking Business with Libby Gill

Speaker Launcher

This is one of the countless careers that have been completely “shut down” for the time being and we have all had to change direction very quickly in […]. Quote: “What is the best possible vision of the future and is it within my power to control and make it happen?”

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Lessons from Senegal – Part 2

Manner of Speaking

There is no direct translation of teranga in English. Teranga. It is the word that best represents the values at the heart of society in Senegal. During my trip to Dakar, I experienced it on a daily basis. “Hospitality” comes close … Continue reading → The post Lessons from Senegal – Part 2 appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Audience Anthony Bourdain audience Pierre Tham Presentation public speaking Senegal teranga

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Connect with Your Virtual Audience – Use Compelling Touch Points

DeFinis Communications

A meaningful touch point will appeal directly to your audience. Giving a great virtual presentation is all about connecting with your audience, right? But as you may have already realized, building connection through a device screen isn’t that easy.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 142)

Manner of Speaking

It takes a touch of genius—and a lot of courage—to move in the opposite direction.” Albert Einstein (1879 – 1955) German-American Physicist. “Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent.

How to Edit Photo Brightness, Contrast & Saturation in PowerPoint

Duarte Blog

In this video, we’ll show you the tools that are native to PowerPoint that allow you to edit photos directly in the application. Welcome to the Presentation Hacks: Using Photos in PowerPoint video series!

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Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Just Cut and Paste

Presentation Guru

Is it ever a good idea to copy/paste text and tables directly out of a publication? In Dr Oliver Hauss’s previous article, he pointed out the dangerous lure of simply reusing slides and, especially, visuals premade for scientific print publications or slide documents.

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Lights, Camera, Action! Presentation Skills for Virtual Delivery

DeFinis Communications

Make sure your area is well lit, with the light source coming from in front of you, not from behind or directly above. Look directly at the camera to mimic making eye contact.

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How To Get Instant Feedback From Your Audience

Presentation Guru

We once published an article on Zeetings, a program that lets the audience become part of the story by using an interactive program directly from their smartphones. Getting your audience engaged is the most important things you can do when presenting.

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