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March 29, 2017

Featured Customer: Green Dot Bioplastics

BY Krista Garver IN Featured Customers

Green Dot Bioplastics

The folks at Green Dot Bioplastics are no strangers to innovation. The bioplastics company created the first compostable elastomer, the kind of flexible plastic that you’ll find in toys for your kids and the soles of your shoes. Dedicated to creating sustainable alternatives to traditional plastics, Green Dot works to create a little more good in the world.   When they first started out in 2011, Green Dot began searching for a contact management software that would allow them to focus on helping customers make smart, sustainable choices. “Our primary goal was to find a CRM that was intuitive, user-friendly, … Continue reading Featured Customer: Green Dot Bioplastics

March 27, 2017

Professional Speaker Interview Series: Shep Hyken Talks About Smiling and Dialing, Cultivating Discipline, and Staying in the Game

BY Caitlin Delohery IN Professional Speaking

Shep Hyken

We sat down with some professional speakers and asked them about the challenges and keys to success in their profession. Shep Hyken discusses smiling and dialing, cultivating discipline, and staying in the game. What are the top day-to-day challenges you face as a professional speaker? I’ve been saying for years that the job isn’t doing the speech, it’s getting the speech. The speaker’s job is marketing and relationship-building. The speech is the outcome of everything you do. The speaking business is two words: it’s speaking and it’s business. There are successful speakers who are good at what they do. Then … Continue reading Professional Speaker Interview Series: Shep Hyken Talks About Smiling and Dialing, Cultivating Discipline, and Staying in the Game

March 20, 2017

75 Quick and Dirty Mindfulness Techniques for Your Workday

BY Caitlin Delohery IN Mindfulness

mindfulness techniques

Think you don’t have time for mindfulness? Think again. Here are 75 easy techniques that you can do before, during, and after your busy work day. Before work When you first wake up, notice now your body feels. Stretch and pay attention to how your body feels first thing in the morning. Journal for five minutes, making a list of three things you are grateful for from yesterday and three intentions you have for the coming day. As you brush your teeth, try and think of more things you’re grateful for. As you get ready for work, notice the sights, … Continue reading 75 Quick and Dirty Mindfulness Techniques for Your Workday

March 13, 2017

10 Mindfulness Resources for Small Businesses

BY Caitlin Delohery IN Mindfulness

mindfulness in business

So you know what mindfulness is and you’re intrigued. You may even have a good handle on how to get started in your workplace. But you’re still looking for a little bit more. Here’s a list of resources to help you introduce mindfulness to your team. There is an app for that. Because of course there is. One article claims that there are over 700 apps for mindfulness, but who has time to sift through all that? Here are eight of the best to get you started. Calm: With a picturesque interface, Calm lives up to its name as soon … Continue reading 10 Mindfulness Resources for Small Businesses

March 6, 2017

Stumped on How to Bring Mindfulness to Your Business? Learn from Top Brands

BY Caitlin Delohery IN Mindfulness

mindfulness in business

If you’re like most people — and most people on your team — you pick up your smartphone before you even get out of bed in the morning. You’re checking your email, your social networks, and your Slack channels before you even brush your teeth. You already have a barrage of incoming information, pulling your attention from one topic to the next, before you have your first cup of coffee. Startups, especially, are hotbeds for constant work: you and your team are driven to get more done, faster. You likely work around the clock so your company will survive and … Continue reading Stumped on How to Bring Mindfulness to Your Business? Learn from Top Brands

February 28, 2017

New Deals Tools, Browser Notifications, and More: What’s New at karmaCRM This Month

BY Krista Garver IN karmaCRM News and Updates

You’re busy. Your whole team is busy. Who hasn’t had a few things slip through the cracks? This month’s updates focus on tools to make keeping up with your sales activities as simple possible. New deal-tracking tools We love deals. After all, deals are what sales is all about! That’s why we’re super excited to have just launched karmaCRM Deals v2. You can now get a visual deal pipeline as well as tools to measure your deal progress and deal stats. It’s pretty cool. Learn more here. Browser notifications Keep everyone in the loop with our new browser notifications feature. … Continue reading New Deals Tools, Browser Notifications, and More: What’s New at karmaCRM This Month

February 27, 2017

Announcing Deals v2 – Visual Pipeline and more

BY John Paul Narowski IN Company

In a CRM, deals are typically our lifeblood. After many customer discussions, surveys and white-boarding sessions we’ve made deals in karmaCRM a first class citizen, are proud to announce deals v2! We’re best friends now. What’s it all about? Visual Deal Pipeline The new deals system comes with a number of enhancements. First and most importantly is a visual deal pipeline. I don’t know about you but I’m a visual person. I like to see my pipeline in simple visual display, which is why we revamped the homepage of deals to contain this format. If you love the list view … Continue reading Announcing Deals v2 – Visual Pipeline and more

February 27, 2017

Professional Speaker Interview Series: Michael Hoffman Talks About Creating Content, Being Prepared, and Building Strong Relationships

BY Caitlin Delohery IN Professional Speaking

Michael Hoffman

We sat down with some professional speakers and asked them about the challenges and keys to success in their profession. For Michael Hoffman, the key to longevity is constantly creating content, being extremely prepared, and fostering strong relationships. Describe a day-in-the-life of a professional speaker. I spend the first half of most days doing sales activities. I develop five relationship-building pieces in the morning, such as email notes, video notes, etc. I send out five pieces to my advocate list, a group of people who I know will recommend me in a heartbeat. I let them know what I did … Continue reading Professional Speaker Interview Series: Michael Hoffman Talks About Creating Content, Being Prepared, and Building Strong Relationships

February 24, 2017

How Top Professional Speakers Build Strong Relationships

BY Caitlin Delohery IN Professional Speaking, Relationships

professional speaking

Sometimes the more fundamental a concept is, the easier it is to miss. So when I ask you — “what’s the one thing that your professional speaking business needs, above all else?” — you might say a rockstar support team or a calendar full of speaking gigs. Or maybe, to get really fundamental, a high-speed internet connection. But you’d be wrong. You need a network of folks who will introduce you to rockstar team members. You need well-nurtured clients to get you that jam-packed calendar. And, while your internet provider will probably still hook you up with a connection even … Continue reading How Top Professional Speakers Build Strong Relationships

February 13, 2017

10 Benefits of Mindfulness for Your Business

BY Caitlin Delohery IN Mindfulness

mindfulness

By now you know what mindfulness is and that tons of people swear by it. Here are 10 benefits of mindfulness for your business. 1. Fewer distractions Your brain is like a computer. Having too many tabs open at once or activating those pop-up windows can slow down your system. Mindfulness closes out the unnecessary stuff that clogs your brain. You may not be able to reduce external distractions and interruptions in your workday. But practicing mindfulness can help you tune them out or reduce their impact.    2. Rapid memory recall When your brain isn’t scattered and thinking about … Continue reading 10 Benefits of Mindfulness for Your Business

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