Categories
Business Development Technology

Zoom-etiquette

Online meetings have taken over many of our lives to keep us safe from COVID, but are they driving us crazy? I was recently watching a stock report about the top stocks in 2020 and the commentator joking stated that “if he had bought stocks in Zoom and plexiglass, he’d be a wealthy man”. To […]

Categories
Business Development Marketing Technology

I like the Remix

If I was to sum up the world of Industrial Automation in one word this year, I would say that it would be“innovative”. Innovation has always been a driving force for the industry, but this year in particular, Ihave been impressed by many of the forward-thinking companies who are changing the way that wework, live […]

Categories
Business Development Marketing Technology

Selling Through a Pandemic

Everyone on the planet has been touched and affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. As a homestay father I have students that I have hosted all over the globe, and I have spent a great deal of time everyday checking on the pandemic across the world. Here in North America I have been contacted a lot […]

Categories
Business Development Marketing Technology

Digital is the New Normal

A blended workplace is now the new normal for many companies. Everyone has been rocked by the pandemic that struck the world in March of 2020. Shops closed and economic channels went in every direction imaginable. One thing that did evolve out of the pandemic was the almost instant embracing of online technology. Companies and […]

Categories
Business Development Technology

24/7 Selling – Avoid Technology Burnout While Selling

I have heard it called the “Age of Continuous Connection”. It is a time when a sales person has the ability to interact with customers 24/7, but what is that model doing to those sales people? I know that I am guilty myself of 24/7 selling, and I’ll explain what that is. My wife got […]

Categories
Business Development Community

Looking for Work

Looking for work. We’ve all been there at some point in our lives. And whether it’s because there’s been a change at home, in the field you were working in, you want a career change, or maybe even because of a work-related injury or major health issue, we’ve faced the fact that now life has […]

Categories
Business Development Marketing Technology

Automated Buildings: Consumer Trends Matter

I was recently in a conversation with an IT Service Provider and he informed me that his customers are totally loyal and that he does not need to subscribe to tracking consumer buying trends. I was both shocked and appalled that a company in this day and age is not tracking consumer buying trends. Let […]

Categories
Business Development Technology

Customer 4.0 – Customers are Now Calling the Shots

Several years ago, I wrote a column about Customer 2.0 and their evolving wants and needs as a consumer. Just like versions of Microsoft Office software we skipped an upgrade and went directly to Customer 4.0. Customer 4.0 is actually a result of Industry 4.0 or the Fourth Industrial Revolution. We are a smartphone, app […]

Categories
Business Development Lifestyle Technology

“Skip The Dishes” and Eat From Home (Candace’s Corner)

Well if you haven’t heard of “Skip The Dishes” already, I’m going to tell you a little about it today. Skip the dishes is a company that will deliver your favorite meals from your favorite restaurants right to your front door! I’ve had many of my friends use this app or order from the website […]

Categories
Business Development Marketing Technology

Automated Intelligence with Autonomous Interactions

Automated Marketing = Possible danger, Will Robinson We are constantly seeing more and more automated services and products in our lives, but are they always good for us? The reason that I ask the question is because I was recently asked to help a company understand why they were not getting the success out of […]