Time waits for none. And who would understand this better than the business managers of modern corporate where deadlines are thrown at them every single hour. If you are one such manager, you might be familiar with the situation where your to-do list keeps getting longer & your strategic priorities are never satisfactorily met. Well, you can't just buy more time... neither can you slow it down. So the best possible solution here is to find out those activities which waste more time & give you negligible productivity in return. Your chances of going closer to your goal will surely increase then. Let's discuss some of the common business habits that should be avoided: Juggling between Emails, Chats & Social Media If you're handling the support team, customers will keep emailing you all the time. Your team will be pinging you their questions every minute plus you also have to give a significant amount of attention to your social media activities now-a-days. All of this sounds interesting but after a while, it gets tiresome. And then there's the fear of you getting distracted from your main goals of taking the company forward. What you can do:
Pay attention to the importance of a request: Not every email, message or note deserve to be given equal importance. Prioritise the ones which you feel are 'Urgent' & divert your time accordingly.
Your don't disturb time: In today's digital world where we're always surrounded by technology & gadgets... it's actually a good idea to go into 'Aeroplane Mode' for sometime everyday. Just do away with your mobile & close your inbox for atleast 30 mins a day. It sounds strange, but you'll surely like it. Sip a cup of coffee & think about the core business goals.
Delegate if required: If you've been doing something for a long time, doesn't mean you'll keep doing it forever. As a manager your plate will only get heavier with every passing day. Hence, it's important for you to decide if it's time to delegate some of your work to your team.
Waiting for the Next Project
Even if your to-do list keeps getting longer, the same might not be true for all of your team members working with you. Let's just say that not everyone is as self-motivated as we are. Yes some of your resources will find opportunities to keep themselves busy by doing something productive. But if someone's playing the wait-game & expecting a home-delivery of the next bunch of tasks... it's just a wastage of resources for your organisation.
That's when you need to be pro-active & do things like:
Group discussions: You should always encourage having regular group discussions with the entire team to analyse or review the work. You never know where a great idea will come from. As they say, “A lot can happen over coffee”.
Keep everyone in loop: It's always a wise idea to keep a few people aware of what you're doing. First, it will make them feel important. Second, in case you're unavailable... the show keeps on running. More importantly, your team will know what's important to you & work accordingly. Very useful in expediting the work.
The purpose of any website is to grab eyeballs. The entire digital media works in that very principle. Still, interestingly not many people keep the 'Contact Us' page on top of their priority list while building a website. Most of the attention goes to the homepage, or product/service page. This is where most of them get it WRONG!
We all wish... most of our visitors would go one step further & get in touch with us after visiting our website. But it doesn't happen in most of the cases, because the link to 'Contact Us' page lies somewhere in the corner of the footer. I would say that it's a BIG NO NO.
The 'Contact Us' page is by far one of the most important pages on any website. After all it's the medium through which the prospects interact with you. It should be your sole aim to make this particular page... the most visited page on your website. Wouldn't that be awesome!
So, what exactly should an ideal 'Contact Us' page have:-
Link to active Social Media pages: You just can't miss it these days. Can you! A form which is short & simple: Because no one likes to punch too much of info on a webpage. Eye-catching Call-to-Action: Good enough to attract a visitor's attention Your Email & Phone Number: Ofcourse you need to have this. No second thoughts! Thank You Page: Saying that you've received their response & will get back. Little bit of assurance always helps!
After a lot of research, our content experts have curated 3 'Contact Us' templates which we believe have the potential to yield the best results.
The fact that Twitter is one of the most powerful lead generation platforms is not hidden anymore. If you haven't read my last article on the same topic, here it is.
If you keep a few things in mind, it's easy to generate a whole bunch of leads with your tweets. But that's not all. There're so many other ways that you can tap into leads from all possible technologies (if you're into IT let's say).
Let's discuss about how you can reach out to the leads looking for help, rather than you waiting for them to come to you. It's more fun & effective
Use the Pro Version of Twitter Yes, there is one & it's called Tweet deck. It might take some time to get used to, but it's useful & how! Don't be surprised when I say, it lets you do the work of multiple accounts in one.
It saves time & loads of effort.
Look for the Right Words There are leads available in literally every field that exists. Your job is to find them. And in order to do that... you got to look for the right words.
“Search is a very important part of Tweetdeck. If you won't search, you will never find anything!” Kholisa
And if you're on Tweetdeck... you have tons of places to look at. Be it topics, particular influencers or even the trending topics, it's all there.
Continuing from where I left off the last time, here's the 2nd article from my 'Lead Generation' series. Lead Generation from Twitter is not easy, but all it takes is a bit of dedication & patience. Once you have those attributes, it's just a matter of time till your business profile on Twitter becomes a swift lead generating machine.
I have taken a few points from my last article, added something here-n-there & here they are... the points that will help you generate leads on Twitter. Take a quick look! Read More...
Contrary to popular belief, Twitter is not just about followers, re-tweets & replies. It's also one of the most valuable lead generation platforms for the men deeply into sales. However there is too much of competition & as always... you need to stand out from the crowd to be noticed. It's a little tricky but certainly doable with a few minor changes to the way you tweet.
Let's discuss about a few tips that may just make your twitter profile a heavy lead generating machine! Be there at the Right Time Being active on Twitter the entire day may not give you the best results. Plenty is just not the best option here.
That's when you have the best chance to hit the bull's eye. Keep it Clean & Structured It's a proven fact that you need to keep those lead-generating tweets a little different than your normal ones.
It's better to avoid too many #hashtags & mentions.