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Learn | Twelve, October 2015

Best Practices for Working with Remote Support Teams

 

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Love | September Twelve, 2015

Knock Knock is the easiest way to connect, chat and exchange contact information with people around you. By just knocking twice on your phone, Knock Knock remembers the names of the people you're with and where you met. For anyone who has ever forgotten a name 10 seconds after meeting someone, the world is about to get much less awkward. Simply put, Knock Knock provides a way to connect without commitment. Knock Knock makes any social interaction light and fun. For more information on Knock Knock's features, visit knockknock.co.
 

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Learn | Twelve, September 2015

3 Tips for Learning New Software

 

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Love | Twelve, August 2015

Remember The Milk mobile app allows users to take their tasks anywhere with this feature-packed application. Features include offline mode, ability to sort by priority, due date, or task name, detecting current location to view nearby tasks, and numerous options for reminders, and much more! Use a plethora of devices to integrate Remember The Milk with Gmail, Google Calendar, Twitter, Microsoft Outlook, Apple Calendar, and OS X Dashboard. For more information, visit https://www.rememberthemilk.com.

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Learn | Twelve, August 2015

Don't Skip the Agenda!
Contributed by our Team Member, Jen
It’s easy to get off-track during meetings. If you are the host and want it to be effective, you will need to do some planning. Providing an agenda allows attendees to come to the meeting prepared with suggestions, answers, and research. Here are some suggestions for your agenda:

1. Include the meeting date, start and end time, conference line/webinar link, and expected attendees.

2. Provide the agenda at least 24 hours in advance. You can always add to the agenda, but it’s important to let the attendees know the key points prior to the meeting. Set a reminder email or text message to go out to attendees 30 minutes prior to the meeting. It is important to start and end your meeting on time. If there are latecomers to the meeting, address them one-on-one afterwards.

3. Prioritize the topics discussed with most important topics first, and note the key person presenting on each topic.

4. Timing: Be realistic on what you can cover in the time you set for the meeting. Set a specific amount of time for each topic. If you’re meeting goes over an hour, consider scheduling a short break.

5. Designate a time-keeper: You may already have an employee that checks the clock; let this person be the time-keeper! He/she can be the one to say, “It’s time to move on to the next topic,” so you can keep your mind on the discussion, not your watch.

6. Remind your team to stick to the agenda. Make sure your employees know you are listening to their suggestions. These topics can be tabled for the next meeting, or perhaps their ideas are better for a one-on-one discussion. Either way, stick to your agenda.

7. A quick (approximately 15 minute) weekly team meeting is a great way for you to keep track of your team’s projects. Start your meeting on a positive note with a list of accomplishments since your last meeting. Then check-in of each attendee and review last week‘s progress. If there were any items that were supposed to be done from last week’s meeting, be sure to have this list to ensure these items were done. Follow with a review of this week’s projects and questions. Finally, look ahead at what’s coming up. Figure out next steps and prioritize.

8. Closing: End the meeting with a review of to-do’s. Make sure everyone is clear on the decisions made and who is responsible for following up on agenda items.

Thanks Jen! We hope you'll give some or all of these tips a try and tell us what you think on Facebook and follow us on Twitter (we follow back).


We help busy business owners become more strategic with their time.

Our team can provide an extra set of hands to take minutes at your next meeting,
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Learn | Twelve, July 2015

Mid Year Online Marketing Checklist

 

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Love | Twelve, July 2015

iTranslate Voice is the app that allows you to talk into your phone in one language and immediately hear yourself in over 40 different languages. No typing is needed. The accuracy of their voice recognition means you don't need your keyboard anymore. iTranslate Voice allows users to look up definitions and translations for common words & phrases, just by using your voice, and with the AirTranslate feature you can connect devices together and easily engage in conversation with other people. For more information, visit www.itranslatevoice.com.

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Learn | Twelve, June 2015

Conference Call Service Cheat Sheet

Conference Calls have been around for what seems like forever and they are still an efficient way to bring people together to discuss a specific topic. There are many conference call services available online for free and/or a monthly fee. These service providers give businesses, large and small, options and a multitude of features that can improve the effectiveness and quality of a conference call.

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Love | Twelve, June 2015

MobileDay is the fastest, most reliable way to dial into any call from your mobile device. With just one tap, the MobileDay app launches you into any call, conference bridge, or online meeting. Plus, a real person tests and validates each dial-in sequence, ensuring that you have dependable access to every call made with MobileDay. The basic plan allows you to join 10 calls per month free. After that, you can purchase MobileDay Pro and join unlimited audio calls and online meetings for $1.99 per month or $14.99 per year. Features include: auto-detect scheduled events in your iOS calendar, receive notifications of upcoming meetings, rejoin dropped calls with one tap, and even joining conference calls and online meetings on any platform, including WebEx, GoToMeeting, Google+ Hangouts, Lync, FaceTime, and more. Learn more about MobileDay for business at: www.mobileday.com.

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Love | Twelve, May 2015

17hats is a simple, unified business management system that gives you a suite of functions to go from a sales lead to information gathering (an online questionnaire) to proposal, contract, and finally, invoicing and payment. It's a like a big-company CRM system but designed for solos and in a user-friendly format. Stop paying for a mess of different apps and enjoy the simplicity of an all-in-one service. Sign up now and get a guaranteed price forever -- no price increases ever! 17hats will be adding lots of great features in the future, but you'll pay the price you originally signed up for. All plans cost less than $1 a day. For more information, please visit www.17hats.com.

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