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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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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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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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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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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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. 

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. 

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. 

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

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.

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.

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 […].

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.

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.

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?

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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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

4 Questions You Need to Answer in Your Presentation

Executive Speech Coach

This addresses the question of direction. Executive Speech Coach - Business Presentations Business presentations tips for executives, sales presenters, managers, technical experts and professionals from the "Speech Coach for Executives" George Torok. Transform your business presentations into effective conversations. George Torok is a Toronto based presentation coach and presentation skills trainer.

Speaker Boot Camp in the UK

Executive Speech Coach

In this program a maximun of six speakers will receive direct and intense coaching from Warren Evans CSP. Executive Speech Coach - Business Presentations Business presentations tips for executives, sales presenters, managers, technical experts and professionals from the "Speech Coach for Executives" George Torok. Transform your business presentations into effective conversations. George Torok is a Toronto based presentation coach and presentation skills trainer.

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.

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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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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The Best Way to Annotate a Graph

Presentation Guru

Clutter confuses and makes it difficult to see the wood from the trees, whereas simplicity enables clear and direct attention.… A good graph will make its story quickly and clearly and how you annotate it will be a major part of telling that story.

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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.

Stage fright – and how to overcome it

Presentation Guru

If anything ever illustrated perfectly the profound fear that many have of speaking in public, then it is this short video by educator Mikael Cho and directed by animator Robertino Zambrano of KAPWA Studioworks.

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Big Picture or Deep Detail? Do both with PowerPoint Zoom

Presentation Guru

Sometimes in our presentations we need big-picture thinking to set vision and direction. Yet at other times, we need to deep dive and drill down into the detail. But what if we need to do both ?

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How do you like me now?

Speak Schmeak

Change is hard, and this blog needs a serious design overhaul, but I think this is a step in the right direction. Playing around with a new look, just the reverse of the color scheme I''ve been using for 8 years. I also want it to look more like my website, as much as is possible with completely different design tools. What do you think? Please comment! General Comments Not About Speaking

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Top Ten Terrible Turnoffs for Speakers

Kate's Voice

The first and fourth are directly voice-related, and several others can easily be linked to a lack of intention and a lack of alignment with content. Recently, I spoke with Sue Gaulke, founder of Speakers Training Camp, who has been surveying audiences regarding the things that bug them most about speakers. I asked her to [.]. vocal power Expression public speaking tips

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Publishing That Book - No, It Isn't the Path to Salvation for Stalled Career

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" Bluntly, that's what a former hot brand in direct marketing told me. One consisted of what would come out to be 35 book pages about direct marketing fundamentals. Sponsoring complimentary tutorials on direct marketing for small businesses in his community.

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Would You Rather: Have a Well-Paying Job or Run a Growth Business?

Speaker Launcher

His focus these days (at age 60) is really directed more towards winding down and planning for retirement. My husband is an electrical contractor and owns his own business. His company has had slow, steady growth for 30 years and, basically, he’s now got himself a very well-paying job. And I support that because it […]. The post Would You Rather: Have a Well-Paying Job or Run a Growth Business? appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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Speaking Freely: Why is Authenticity Important for Public Speaking?

Speaking Freely

Sandra Zimmer’s Google+ “Your degree of comfort is directly related to your willingness to be real. Only when you are authentic will you feel comfortable and confident.” The reason that authenticity is important is that our degree of comfort is related to our degree of authenticity. The more willing we are to be genuine with

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Fun Friday: The soul cleanser

Speak Schmeak

Here's the direct link if you have trouble viewing. I loved this beautiful performance on So You Think You Can Dance last night. We speakers are so in love with words; we don't always express ourselves physically as well as we could. Hampton Williams tells an eloquent, emotional story with his face and body; no words are needed. TV inspired Entertainers Communication

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Fun Friday: The soul cleanser

Speak Schmeak

Here's the direct link if you have trouble viewing. I loved this beautiful performance on So You Think You Can Dance last night. We speakers are so in love with words; we don't always express ourselves physically as well as we could. Hampton Williams tells an eloquent, emotional story with his face and body; no words are needed. TV inspired Entertainers Communication

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