Conference Calling Can Save Your Sales OrganizationTime and Money!
Conference calling can save you money. There is no doubt that inthe sales business, every second counts. Whether it be training,sales meetings, or other needs, pulling your employees away fromthe sales opportunities even for these important tasks, cuts downon the time they can be making you money. If you take the firststep and try using conference calling, you may just find yourselfsaving money and making money. Let's point out some of thefeatures and benefits of using conference calling here:
Consider the costs of training individuals. You need to flythem to your location. You need to invest the money in teachers,a place to teach them, and the products used. Then, you stillneed to pay for their lodgings and maybe even their food. Thisis costly. Even if it is a simple one day training, you stillhave invested quite a bit of money. Now, what if you could getall of the training in that you need through a conference call? You still provide the training experience to your potential newsales team, but allow them to remain at their current location. With conference calling, you save money by not having to movepeople around while still delivering a one on one trainingexperience.
Secondly, you keep your employees were they need to be- on thesales floor. You don't have to invest in much time away from thebusiness at all. You do the training through the conference calland they are right back to work after the call. Not much time iswasted then, and profits can immediately improve.
You can hold many people on the call at the same time. Thereis the potential for many people to get on it and therefore, youcan address a large group of people or only a few.
Consider using conference calling for your sales meetings aswell. Again, you provide the information that is needed to reachyour sales team while keeping them on the floor, working thosesales. It just makes sense to use conference calling to saveyourself travel time and money as well. Plus, you can haveassociates across the state, country, or even the world plug into the call. All of their input can be provided, then to allother associates.
As you can see, there are many reasons to use conference callingin the world of sales. Let us face the facts that time is money. You save both when you incorporate this system into yourtraining, sales meetings, and staff meetings. Your employees cantake what they have learned and apply it only minutes later whenthey get back to work. This effective means of communication isalso quite affordably priced. When you factor in the amount ofmoney you are saving from travel expenses, it gets even better! Conference calling is a simple system that can potentially saveyou quite a bit of money! See how it can benefit you, right now!
Tom Parker has put together a website to help people who want tohave a conference call and made it affordable for everyone! http://www.affordableconferencing.com is your place for reliable, affordable, reservationless teleconference lines foreasy hosting. Go and check out the rates and get your conference started today! http://www.affordableconferencing.com
Giving a Good Appraisal Interview
Although this performance discussion is an opportunity for you to discuss your employee's work during a given period of time, it is also, and importantly, a time for you and your employee to check perceptions and reach mutual understandings and agreements about the purposes and priorities of their jobs. This discussion can positively influence your mutual working relationship. For the performance appraisal process to fulfill its purposes, both of you need to actively participate. If you find that your ideas about the job are different from those of your employee, you should not be reluctant to encourage your employee to explain their perceptions. In preparing your employees to participate fully and productively, have them consider their job and their performance in terms of the following questions. Have them plan to provide feedback about what is going well and what could be done differently that would be beneficial for them and their job.
More Computer Consulting 101 Hiring Tips (Part 2 of 2)
Does your company need to retain the services of a competent computer consulting firm, but you have no idea how to really evaluate "competence"? In the first part of this two-part series on Computer Consulting 101 hiring tips, we looked at why small businesses find it so difficult to hire good computer consulting companies, as well as four basic questions that you must be addressed when searching for a new computer consulting vendor. Now in this second and final installment of this two part series on Computer Consulting 101 hiring tips, we'll look at how you can evaluate the true, often-confusing expenses of using a computer consulting company, as well as how to more thoroughly review the computer consulting company's professional credentials and experience.
Outsourcing Problem Analysis
As an HR professional, you have responsibilities in several broad areas that have a significant impact on your company's bottom line, directly contributing to the corporate return on investment. The outsourcing choices you make are critical decision points that affect both your employer and the HR community at large. We recognize that you want and need to make informed choices, and we can help.
Talent Recruitment Challenges of High Technology Companies
As a result of the dot com meltdown and the decline of the NASDAQ in 2001, many organizations had no alternatives but to lay off many talented IT professionals. Currently, the pool of available talent in the labour market is large. Over the long haul, the impact of shifting population demographics on the labour pool will be staggering. As the baby boom generation continues to age, we can expect acute labour shortages similar to the ones we experienced in the high technology sector during the dot com boom. While there is still a surplus of talent in the market, it is important for organizations to take proactive steps to attract the brightest and the best and thereby fuel their organization's growth. The days of placing ads in the newspaper and receiving a flood of resumes from qualified applications are drawing to a close. Companies that want to ensure that they have a steady stream of applicants will have to think outside the box to broaden their repertoire of talent recruitment strategies.
Tales From the Corporate Frontlines:The Importance of a Competitive Wage and Benefit Package
This article relates to the Compensation and Benefits competency, commonly evaluated in employee satisfaction surveys. It tells the story of a company that needed to attract new employees and discovered how a competitive wage and benefits package was integral to this process. The Compensation and Benefits competency focuses in detail on how your employees feel regarding their compensation and benefits packages. The questions included in this competency will help your organization determine whether your employees feel they are fairly paid for the work they perform when compared to a similar job at a different company. This competency also queries their feelings regarding the adequacy and quality of their benefits package. A fair and attractive compensation package is critical for hiring and retaining quality employees. A high satisfaction level in this competency requires that your compensation structure and benefits package be fair, balanced, and understood by your present employees.
Conflict at 36,000 ft
This was supposed to be one of those sleepy flights that leaves late, crosses two time zones, and arrives at 11:00 p.m. But it wasn't.
Leaning Toward Change
Seduced by the publicity surrounding the impact of Lean on organizations, it's no surprise that people new to Lean, upon hearing or reading such information, are anxious to implement a continuous improvement initiative in their organizations.
Forecasting Support Costs
Did you know that maintenance accounts for 50% to 80% of the overall product cost? Well, it does! And while most project managers are fairly good at sizing new product features, many are terrible at estimating the effort required to support a product once it becomes generally available. As a result, maintenance projects are inadequately staffed, companies can't respond to customer requests in a timely manner, and products never reach payback.
Motivation - It Starts with Acknowledgement
Acknowledgement is about recognition or attention fromanother person. It can be physical such as - a pat on theback, a touch or a handshake. It can also be psychologicalsuch as - a word of praise, a compliment, even a "hello!" Itcan even just be time spent with the person.
How Managers Can Turn Failures Into Successes
Although there are real, external reasons for managerial difficulty ? including massive reorganization after takeovers and the realities of discrimination due to age, sex, and race ? managers fail most often for reasons they themselves create.
Every Manager has experienced the frustration of not understanding why one management approach that works beautifully with one employee is ineffective with another. That's because what we think would be motivating isn't always motivating to someone else.
Nonprofit Performance: Outcome Measurement Can Be A Good Thing
Does the idea of program evaluation make your stomach churn? If so, you're not alone. Many nonprofit professionals and volunteers view program evaluation with fear. The idea of outcome measurement often takes these fears to new heights.
Quick Tips On Bringing Out The Best In People
Want to bring out the best in people?
Why Saying Well Done Works
Encouraged by the recognition, Sarah Lewsiton went home from work that day, full of self-belief and wonder that she had made the leap at last.In her last job, she had always felt that she was unsuitable, in fact below par, for the place. On her very first day at this new job, it was different. On the very first day, her supervisor had recognised her in a way that no-one had done before. At 17, she had gone into the workplace ready to conquer the world. A positive girl, she had never understood that her hard work, unstoppable enthusiasm and keen willingness might not be enough. At the last place, where she had worked for nearly two years, they had, subtly, yet consistently, knocked that out of her, through criticising, embarrassing and slighting her. So much so, that she had changed to be cynical, sceptical and sarcastic. In the end they had to part, badly, and it had taken a few weeks for Sarah to build the courage to go for another job.Yet on the very first day in the new place, someone had made her day, just by saying two little words - 'Well done'.In life, especially in our busy workplaces, there is sometimes, no time, to say, 'Well done'. Yet we all know how it feels when we are on the receiving end, just as Sarah did. It costs nothing, except a few moments and a bit of focus - but it makes the world of difference.For Sarah Lewsiton, tomorrow would be another good day, because the culture was naturally supportive, encouraging and enlightened. And her place of work would come to benefit over the years she would stay. She would contribute more, become a great team player, work well when delegated to and have simple, yet constructive ideas about how to take the business forward.Two little words - that's all it takes.
Quality Improvement is Free
The point of a quality improvement program should not only be to improve a product or the delivery of healthcare but it should also be to save time and money by reducing or eliminating waste or errors. For example, a doctor or nurse practitioner writes a prescription. We wouldn't deliver some of the best quality pills along with a few randomly chosen pills and we wouldn't completely incorrectly fill the prescription. To do either could create serious consequences. Rather, we want to only deliver the best quality. But there is another side to not achieving the best quality. If we incorrectly fill the prescription, even if there is no patient harm, there is waste. Once the error is found, the prescription must be refilled and paperwork redone. Wasted time and money for the healthcare provider!
Getting Information From Prospects
You're at a networking function and you've made that all-important contact. You want to get help from this individual but you know that you need to start working on building a relationship with them first. How do you do that?
Innovation Management ? Measuring Failure!
Creativity can be defined as problem identification and idea generation whilst innovation can be defined as idea selection, development and commercialisation.
Why Training Fails
Sometimes when I conduct my workshop on Effective Meetings, one of the participants will ask, "Where's my boss?"
Five Habits of Highly Effective Conflict Resolvers
Steven Covey had the right idea. There are discreet skills and attitudes, habits if you will, that can elevate your conflict practice to a new level. This article shares a selection of habits and attitudes that can transform a good conflict resolver into a highly effective one. By that I mean someone who facilitates productive, meaningful discussion between others that results in deeper self-awareness, mutual understanding and workable solutions.
Quick Tip - Effective Meetings Have SMART Goals
The first step in planning an agenda is to identify the goals for the meeting. Properly done, goals have five S M A R T characteristics. They are:
|© Athifea Distribution LLC - 2013|