Live Business Video Interviews on #Blab in April 2016 . [Updated]

Introducing another great series of Blab interviews with a group of people I know well and respect.

Many I have been connected to over the last ten years , several I have met , all are friends

Topics .. real world practical advice from people at the top of their game

Blabbing for Britain \ DontStreamandDrive \Taking Care of your Inbox \ The Participant Principle \ Thryyve Social Media Engagement Show \ Wiltshire Business Club \ Promoting your Blog Posts \Content Curation \New Software Launch

Blabbing for Britain with Jon reaches show 21 . Join us for video chat in a relaxed atmosphere 7th April 10:00 AM

We discuss everything under the sun and are joined by people from around the globe

Blab is about getting involved , networking , chatting with people from around the globe.

Blab is ideal for interviews , group discussions , tuition and promoting your cause

When we started our aim was to explore Blab ourselves , to promote a site we both enjoy using and encourage people to join us on camera .

We are succeeding

Over the weeks we have made many new friends around the globe and met up on video with people we have known online for years but never spoken to directly.

Blab is more than a video chat site , there is a real sense of community.

#DontStreamAndDrive 8th April 10:00 AM

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SgtTCS says

‘2016 is reportedly the year of livestreaming video. The rise in the number of platforms that facilitate this service has seen a rapid increase in live video.

Driving is a complex operation and needs your full concentration all the time. Livestreaming video has spread into the world of driving. Motorists are livestreaming video as they drive, interacting with comments and essentially taking their focus from where it should be.

The consequences can be fatal. #DontStreamAndDrive day has been set up to encourage the livestream community to pledge to never stream and drive, to encourage others not to and to never watch a broadcast where the host is driving.

Please support me on April 8th.’ You can help by clicking here THUNDERCLAP

Jon and I will be Blabbing for the cause on Friday

Handling Presentation Nerves with Simon Raybould 12th April 7:00 PM

Simon and I have been good friends for over 10 years and he is the author of ‘Presentation Genius’

In our last Blab we covered presenting in general , this time Simon is focusing on ‘Handling Presentation Nerves’ which is something the majority of presenters feel before (and possibly during) a LIVE presentation .

We hope to have as much fun on this Blab as we did the previous one
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Simon says

‘I started life as a research scientist: I looked at the causes of childhood leukaemia. After 24 years as a researcher I gradually became more interested in how science is communicated (or not) because what people act on is very different from what researchers *know*. Then I got more and more into understanding how *anything* was communicated, not just science. I’ve also worked as a lighting designer for dance companies, written a few books and plays, been a teacher, been a fire-eater and other things I’ve forgotten….. :)’

‘Take Control of Your Inbox’ … ‘Manage Your Email More Effectively’ April 18 5:00 PM

Clare Evans (author of Time Management for Dummies) and I will be exploring the above topic and welcome your questions.

Are you constantly checking your inbox for new messages throughout the day?

Are you tempted to go and read new email when you hear that alert go?

Emails can be a great time waster and provide a constant distraction throughout the day. If you’re going to make the most of your day then one way to increase your productivity is to limit the amount of time you spend on emails and use the time that you do more effectively.

THE PARTICIPANT PRINCIPLE: with Maya Middlemiss 19th April 2:00PM

A guide to getting the best recruitment for your user testing and qualitative research

Maya says :

‘We’ve been recruiting research participants for so long, it was time we wrote the book.

Published in Spring 2016, The Participant Principle: A guide to getting the best recruitment for your user testing and qualitative research by Maya Middlemiss distills the experience and expertise of recruiting well over 25,000 participants for projects all over the UK – ranging from focus groups to eye tracking, food tasting to family ethnography, and everything in between.;

The Thryyve Social Media Engagement Show with Paul and Steven 20th April 5:00PM

In our third chat Paul will cove every aspect of using Thryyve to fully engage your audience on Twitter and Facebook.

We will journey through the extensive search and discovery facilities , the profile system . building lists , message lists either via DM or @ message .

We also discussed the inbuilt survey facility.

This looks like becoming a regular monthly chat


Wiltshire Business Club – Member Interview with Dan Knowlson of Elements for Life
21st April 7:00 PM

Elements for Life , chocolatiers, based in Wiltshire owned by Dan and Paul Knowlson celebrated 5 years in business on November 1st 2015.

I am looking forward to hearing about their business since they created their first Raw Chocolate kit and invented Yummy Scrummys and their best selling hot chocolate drink

Dan and Paula are passionate about their craft , love their customers and take pride in producing a quality product.

After the success of the Blab with Phil and Roland of Wiltshire Business Club we decided to run a WBC Blab Session every month.

On the Third Thursday of each month there is now a members Blab
Format

1 Interview with featured WBC members
2 Question and Answer session with members watching live
3 Open session to discuss the topics of the day

The Wiltshire Business Club is a FREE to join Business Network to promote business in Wiltshire. We have regular meetings and webinars and aim to help each other find new customers and suppliers. You can join at http://wiltsbizclub.co.uk/

The Wiltshire Business Club supports, advises, connects and grows thousands of businesses across Wiltshire (and the surrounding areas). Please connect with us across all major social media platforms: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+. Follow the hashtag #wiltsbc’

Promoting your Blog Posts with Barbara and Steven 22nd April 2:00 PM

Barbara and I have known each other for over 10 years , in her role as BlogMistress she hosts websites for Angelika and me and many of our friends , She is always there to lend a helping hand when we manage to break the sites , resolving problems without fuss and showing endless patience .

In this session we will discuss promoting your blog posts and welcome your involvement via questions and taking part in our chat

Cendrine and Steven chat with Martin W Smith about Content Curation April 26th 8:00 PM

After our amazing chat with Kelly Hungerford in March , Cendrine and I are now looking forward to chatting with Martin W Smith.

WHAT BENEFITS HAS CURATION BROUGHT YOU?

Beyond the numbers, content curation creates connection and learning. I’ve learned more from Ana Cristina Pratas, Brian Yanish, Jan Gordon, Cendrine, Kelly Hungerford, Karen Dietz, Malek and others than attending expensive conferences, reading preaching white papers or listening to self-serving podcasts.

Being a member of the “curator community” is one of the biggest perks.

Curation is more of a journey than a destination for me. I read something every day I want to STOP THE WORLD and share (lol). I’m honestly all in all the time and that stance is important and why my tribe grows.

Conversation with Michael Szerencsy 27th April 2016 5:00 PM

I cannot say too much at this stage as Michael prepares for the launch of the software , however I will say I have used the Alpha version whilst watching the T20 cricket .. and it rocks !!

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Who are you ? Are you on About.me ?

Several years ago I was a member of a UK based networking site and when people asked about me I simply gave them a link to my profile page on the site Unfortunately that website no longer exists and so my search has been for a new home for my profile.

The key to the continued success of my next profile site About.me is that it is ranked by Alexa in the top 1500 sites globally , this means traffic levels which are far ahead of other social profile sites. Your task is to make your profile highly visible on the site , which is far easier than promoting your own blog site.

There are resources on site to help you , a thriving support community and a very large friendly group of site members . Enrolling is both easy and free. You can see my About.me profile here .

About me is the

second of the sites where you can store all your online presences

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The benefits

The benefits

Interaction

About.me is more than just a static page to store your pages.

There is interaction – lots of it … you can track all your connections , make new connections.

You can see who has viewed your profile if they are on about.me and of course return the favour.

Interaction

Statistics

About.me tracks the visits to your profile . You can see that until September 2013 there was little activity .

I decided to link all of my major online presences (Facebook , Twitter,LinkedIn) to my about.me account . The results were a major increase in traffic .

As you control what shows on your profile it really is a great , cost free way to market yourself and your services and products.

Attracting traffic to your website is an ongoing battle , the difference with about me is that the site is not just about you , it is about everyone . You can get greater consistent traction by promoting your about.me page

Statistics

You can set your own background picture

edit your biography , change colours and fonts , add links to your social sites and websites and much more.

You can set your own background picture

My Profile

which shows my social presence , with links to all my main profiles , my recent blog posts .

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CRM Systems

You want to effectively manage your contacts and interactions , then you need a CRM system.

The list below highlights the ones currently available .

 

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A list of online and desktop CRM systems which help you maintain contact.

CRM Systems | CONTACTfile

Start with a free download that comes with full support just to get a taster of what CONTACTfile can offer you.

CRM Systems | ProfileTrader

With the information in ProfileTrader , you can then begin to make use of you newly acquired contact database.

You can launch a skype chat , make a skype call , rIng your contacts land or mobile number , send emails , make notes , arrange appointments and create to do lists

You can organise your contacts into groups , you can then create a single email and send a pesonal copy to everyone in the group.

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CRM Systems | Nimble

Nimble is the only solution to offer small businesses the best features of high-end CRM systems combined with the power of social media.

CRM Systems | Batchbook: Small Business CRM

Small Business CRM, Batchbook: Online address book and web based CRM software for small businesses. Free version available.

CRM Systems | Capsule CRM

Online hosted CRM system for individuals, small businesses and sales teams wanting a simple, effective and affordable solution. Features include contact manager, history including emails, document storage, opportunity/deal pipeline tracking, case/support management. Make work your way with custom fields and lists.

CRM Systems | Microsoft Dynamics CRM - Home

CRM software from Microsoft Dynamics CRM offers customer relationship management and crm online solutions for sales, customer service, and marketing.

CRM Systems | CRM Software by OnContact, Your CRM Solution for Online or On-Premise

Full CRM Software with incredible look and feel, users love it! Award Winning CRM Solution with
Contact Management, Sales, Marketing, and Helpdesk, Free Trial

CRM Systems | GoldMine CRM: Small & Midsized Business CRM

GoldMine CRM is for companies who want a business contact management solution that is easy to implement at an affordable price. GoldMine is instantly deployable, easy to use, and has the right feature set that lets you manage your business relationships with ease and efficiency. GoldMine CRM solutions offer extensive contact management, customer relationship management, sales force automation, and forecasting, developed for small to medium businesses.

CRM Systems | Centrium - Online CRM software for small business

Easy to use and affordable cloud-based CRM software. Manage contacts. Track deals. Complete tasks. Integrates with Google Apps. Free trial.

CRM Systems | Sales CRM & Pipeline Management Software - Pipedrive

Sales pipeline software that gets you organized. Helps you focus on the right deals, so easy to use that salespeople just love it. Great for small teams.

CRM Systems | Introducing CRMMaestro - One Stop Terminal for all CRM Solutions

CRMMaestro, a full featured web driven business solution provider is created with an objective to offer highly professional and useful web solutions to the worldwide enterprises. With the new website design, we assure best-in-class services offered by our professional web developers that includes SugarCRM and Vtiger CRM solutions.

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CRM Systems | CRM Open Source Business & Social CRM Software - SugarCRM

Customer relationship management CRM software for business. In the cloud, online, on demand, onsite - the best sales, email and mobile CRM integration. Social, cloud-based customer relationship management CRM solutions for small businesses. Free business and social CRM demos and downloads.

CRM Systems | CRM | Online CRM System Made Easy | webCRM.co.uk

Online CRM - Keep More Clients, Reduce Expenses & Increase Sales. Mobile CRM, Outlook & Accounting Integration. UK based support and training. Free Trial.

CRM Systems | CRM software solutions

Browse our Sage CRM software solutions for a range of Customer Relationship Management products. Sage have CRM systems ideal for businesses of all sizes.

CRM Systems | NetSuite UK - Cloud Computing - Business Software

Get a Free Product Tour of NetSuite - the UK's #1 cloud computing business software with hundreds of customers across the UK. Accounting, CRM, and Ecommerce.

CRM Systems | vtiger CRM On Demand March Update notes

CRM Software to improve sales conversions, extend marketing reach, and build lasting customer relationships. The preferred CRM solution for over 100,000 businesses

CRM Systems | CRM, the cloud, and the social enterprise - Salesforce.com

CRM software and cloud computing for the social enterprise from salesforce.com, the leader in CRM solutions. Free 30-day trial.

CRM Systems | Social CRM, Online Contact Management, and Professional Networking | Gist.com

Gist provides the only full view of the contacts in your professional network by creating a rich business profile for each one that includes the most news, status updates, and work details.

CRM Systems | Customer Support Software, Hosted Help Desk Software for your business - HappyFox

Hosted Customer Support Software for businesses. Manage customer support and your company's help desk with HappyFox.

CRM Systems | Small Business CRM | CRM Software for Small Businesses | Infusionsoft

Infusionsoft is the only all-in-one sales and marketing automation software for small businesses that combines CRM, email marketing and e-commerce.

CRM Systems | Crm marketing software

Azienda specializzata nella realizzazione di software per la gestione aziendale.

CRM Systems | Soddisfazione del cliente

Software ideale per la fidelizzazione dei clienti e per l'ottimale gestione dei clienti delle PMI.

CRM Systems | CRM Software

Peritocer CRM is a leading crm software solutions development company provides best software services for customer relationship management system.

CRM Systems | CRM Cloud Service

Peritocer is fast growing software development company provides custom software development services.Company provides crm software services,drupal customization and development,magento ecommerce solutions etc.

CRM Systems | Customer Tracker.Net

Customer Tracker.Net is a Web based CRM software solution that integrates with Project and Help Desk modules to simplify customer project management and support services. A free demo is available.

 

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