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5 Tips To Capture Pictures For Your Business Website

When visitors see your design of any website, they hope to see images. Top-notch photographs make an excellent impression. That’s why you ought to give extra consideration to images on your website.

Here are a few tips that will help you take amazing pictures for your business website.

1. Capture Low Resolution Pictures

Don’t be surprised because you read it right – Low Resolution. Capturing images for sites is quite different from capturing photographs that are used to make prints. Site images are by and large captured at 72dpi, which implies that even a 640 x 480 picture is genuinely enough.

You can most likely set the camera for around 1280 x 960 pixels or similar. If you decide to go against this idea, then the outcome will be a bigger file size that will slow down the speed of your website pages. In reality, the photos on any common webpage are just 248×164 in size.

No matter what resolution you pick, edit the photos so they are the right size required on your webpage, and then use them on your business site. Try to compress the images if they are in JPEG (.jpg) format. You can easily make this change by setting the picture quality when it is saved. Don’t try to upload full-size images and then resize them with HTML.

2. Lighting

Ensure the photos you get are sufficiently bright. By and large, evade the utilisation of flash unless it is necessary or utilised as fill-in flash. The principle source of light need not be behind the subject, like a bright window behind the subject. You won’t like getting dark images with low contrast.

3. Focus and Composition

Every single advanced digital camera capture images that are in focus, however is the focus on what you need? While you’re capturing a photograph of a man or woman, you need to get background out of focus to ensure that it doesn’t cause any distraction. Abstain from taking long-distance shots of groups. No one will take a look at their feet; rather you should focus on taking close-ups.

Similarly, if you own an office or a store, a photo of your workplace exterior or an interior may look amazing, additionally take close-ups of individual counters, walls with good displays, so that website visitors can easily observe the type of products and services you offer. To get highly professional images for your business website, you should hire an expert photographer who can deliver results.

4. Viewpoint

Lower your camera (bend down) while capturing photographs of individual. This will allow your camera to come at bust height, and not at the height you would be at if you’ve chosen to stand up.

5. Setting Camera Colour Temperature

No matter what sort of image you capture, the camera need to be set to coordinate with the source of light. Try not to rely on upon your camera to choose this setting automatically. All cameras have settings like Sunlight, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Incandescent, so you need to choose the right one.

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Once-A-Month-Cooking: How to Make Your Plan Work

As one of the oldest children in a family of nine, I know that cooking for a crowd can almost be a full-time job. Once-a-month-cooking has been a lifesaver for our family. In the beginning though, when we first heard of cooking 30 meals in one day, it sounded rather impossible. It was not until we had tried it, though, that we found it is not only possible, but it can even be quite simple and fun!

Blessings

If you are skeptical about taking on what might seem like an overwhelming task to you, let me first share some of the blessings which have resulted for our family from once-a-month-cooking.

o It has saved us many hours of trying to figure out what to have for dinner and answered the infamous question, “What’s for dinner?”

o We have been more readily able to show hospitality to other families when the main dish is already made and in the freezer. (We usually plan ahead for this by doubling or tripling seven to ten of the recipes on cooking day to use as “company meals.”) In like manner, it is much easier to being meals to needy families when you have casseroles in the freezer ready to be pulled out and heated at the drop of a hat. (We also plan for this by preparing many of the dishes in disposable pans.)

o It saves time (You only have to do mountains of dishes one day a month, not every day! You also don’t have to start dinner at 4:30 p.m. or earlier everyday… just pull dinner out to thaw in the morning.) and money (You can usually save quite a bit by buying in bulk).

o We are brought closer together as we spend a special day as a family cooking these meals.

o This is an excellent lesson in Home Economics for your children. Mom always has the oldest girls plan the menu, grocery list, and strategy for the cooking day. She often has us do the grocery shopping, as well.

Planning

Proper planning is essential for a successful cooking day. I usually start planning at least a week in advance. First, pick which day will be your cooking day. Clear your schedule that day. You will want to focus your energies entirely on cooking.

Menu Planning: After you have chosen your cooking day, begin menu planning. Go through your cookbooks and find recipes suitable for freezing. Strive for variety. My list usually includes: one-dish dinners, meatloaf, meatballs, layered casseroles, soups, chili, hamburgers, meatless dishes, and so on. Make sure that you include a number of family favorites, in addition to any new recipes you may be trying out. You do not want to fill your freezer with meals your family won’t find appetizing! When you write down your menu, make sure and write down the cookbook and page number the recipe came from. In addition, mark whether you are planning to double or triple the recipe.

Make Your Grocery List: Using your menu list, write down the quantities of ingredients needed for each recipe. I like to categorize like ingredients on five to seven different lists (meats, vegetables, cheese, pasta, spices, etc.). Take these lists and combine all like ingredients onto a final list. For example, if there are fifteen recipes calling for one pound of ground beef, you will write “15 pounds ground beef” on your final grocery list.

After you have made your final grocery list, make sure and check your cupboards to see what you might already have on hand. You probably have most of the seasonings. But be sure that if you need four teaspoons of garlic powder, you actually have that much in the jar. I have not checked thoroughly before, and it has been real headache.

I have found it most helpful to keep a separate “food preparation list” along with my grocery list which states what is to be done with the items which I need large quantities (Such as, if one the items on your list is “20 pounds of chicken breasts,” note beside that item how many cups need to be cooked and diced, how many chicken breasts need to be cooked and left whole, how many need to be left frozen, etc.).

You will also want to make sure you have plenty of freezer bags and foil on hand. These will be essential on your cooking day.

Cooking Day Strategy: It is wise to develop a basic cooking day strategy of what you will do when. This does not need to be an exhaustive list, but it will save you time and effort if you have planned the basic order of what you will be cooking when. If you are going to be working together as a family on cooking, plan who is responsible for what tasks. Although everyone will need to be flexible, it will definitely save hassle to have most of the schedule worked out ahead of time.

Shopping: The day before you begin cooking, do your grocery shopping. Make sure you do not rush through this. Read your list thoroughly and check to get the best deal.

Cooking

The sooner you can start in the morning, the better. Begin by cooking the meats, grating the cheese, chopping the onions, or whatever bulk preparations your “food preparation list” says you need to do. If you have planned to make soups, you should start these early on, as they usually need to cook for longer.

Cooking the meat is one of the most time-consuming projects and you will probably find you end up browning ground beef and boiling chicken most of the day! As much as is possible, use all of the burners on your stove at the same time.

Keep soapy water in the sink at all times and take turns being on “dish duty.” As soon as a dish is used, wash it. This will save you from having an enormous mess at the end of the day. You might also find it helpful to take a five-minute kitchen cleaning break every hour or so to wipe down the counters and put things away which you are no longer using.

Freezing

What do you do with the completed dishes? Here are some guidelines for freezing:

o We always designate the kitchen table as our “finished recipe” zone. We often have someone who is specifically just working on labeling things and taking them to the freezer from the kitchen table.

o Proper labeling is a key factor in making sure you know what you have in freezer. Make sure you label the containers with the recipe, the cookbook it came from, the page number, how many it serves, and any additional instructions for the dish. Also write out a list with all of the recipes you make and freeze and how many they serve on the outside of your freezer.

o Transfer soup to a big bowl and cool for about an hour. You can either place the soup in plastic freezer bags or plastic containers with lids (32 oz. cottage cheese and yogurt containers work well for this).

o Most other recipes can be transferred to plastic freezer bags. Do not fill the bags very full, as foods expand when frozen. Do not put anything which is still hot into bags. You will likely split the bag at the seams and have a gigantic mess to deal with!

o Use smaller labeled bags for cheese or anything else to be sprinkled on top once the dish is cooked. Make sure you keep these in a very accessible place in the freezer.

o If the recipe is something like lasagna which cannot be frozen in a plastic bag, freeze it in the size of pan the recipe calls for, cover with foil, and label.

I wholeheartedly encourage you to give once-a-month-cooking a try. If you are like us, you will soon wonder how you ever lived without cooking this way! You could also simplify this plan and just cook for two weeks at a time to start.

For further information, ideas, and recipes, I highly recommend you read Once-A-Month-Cooking by Mimi Wilson and Mary Beth Lagerborg and Dinner’s in the Freezer by Jill Bond.

Happy Cooking!

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Helpful Tips to Enjoy Great Gaming Experiences

Most of us love playing games on our computers, tablets, and smartphones. However, the games that we play on our consoles and computers do a much better job of creating a realistic experience. Video games are not only great for bonding with people we know, they are also a good medium for making new friends as well.

Here is how you can get the most out of modern video games:

Watch your expenses:

Heavy video game titles, especially when they just come out, are quite expensive. Some games cost even more than $50. Most people find such prices to be unreasonable. That does not mean you always have to spend a fortune in order to enjoy these games.

Here are some ways to enjoy games at cheaper rates.

  • Wait for a few months after the games have been released, because prices come down quite significantly
  • Shop on holidays and events, especially on Cyber Monday, when you get crazy discounts
  • Consider buying legitimate used games from the market, as they are considerably cheaper

However, do not buy pirated games, because it takes away the fun. Also, if you are playing online games, then your copy needs to be licensed and registered to get all the features.

Playing family friendly games

Many games out there are meant to be played exclusively by adults, and they might even contain a bit of profanity. If you want to enjoy the gaming experience with your children, then you will want to avoid such titles. The best way to find out is to check for the ESRB ratings. They are very much like movie ratings that separate adult content from family friendly ones.

Here are some things you should do to make your experience better:

  • Set up a family online account on your consoles, so you can save your history and continue from where you left off the last time
  • When you enable the internet on your console, make sure that the privacy settings are enabled the way you want
  • Disable automatic payments for in-game upgrades, as kids might inadvertently choose the wrong options and waste money
  • Game strategies to help you succeed
  • Some of the console games that come out today have complex strategies. You will take a while to get the hang of them.

If you play a lot of first person shooter (or FPS) games:

  • Make sure you play individually for a while, so that you understand how all the options work
  • Do not reload your gun in the game. Always hide or crouch when reloading, else another player can kill you while reloading
  • The key to doing well in shooter games is staying alive, so it is always defense first
  • Save your games at different points, so you can go back to a previous state if you don’t like what you did.

Console games are not just entertainment, but also give the brain and body workout. They also help children in developing many physical and mental skills. More importantly, they let you relieve your stress after a hard day’s work.

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Multimedia Copywriting – What Is a Multimedia Copywriter?

A marketing message should be able to be seen in multiple formats the average, everyday consumer uses. It doesn’t matter if whether it’s on a computer, cell phone, web page, or social network.

Regardless of the variety of media at the disposal of consumers, a multimedia copywriter gives the businesses a better advantage of getting their sales messages in front of prospects’ eyes.

A multimedia copywriter is responsible for writing persuasive marketing messages and presenting it in a variety of visually engaging presentations. In other words, it’s the hybrid of a sales writer and graphic designer.

Their primary goal is to attract new leads and boost sales by using several media formats including:

  • printed media
  • video
  • animation
  • interactive design
  • illustration
  • PowerPoint demonstrations

Combining two or more of these elements keeps prospects’ attention long enough to make sure sales messages are seen, heard, and read.

Because multimedia copywriters are visual communicators of written words, they can create multiple forms of media from one sales message. This creates of a higher perceived value to prospects and buyers.

Plus, it reduces the cost of hiring a team of copywriters and graphic designers to create a single sales campaign.

What also makes the multimedia copywriter a stronger asset to any business is their ability to create high value informational products.

By using interactive media, businesses and multimedia copywriters can create highly engaging content unique and similar to video games. These products will have a high value because of the amount communications and interactions increases between businesses and prospects.

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What to Eat to Gain Weight and Build Muscle

Are you underweight and don’t know what to eat to gain weight? Millions of dollars are spent each year on magazines, books, and weight gain supplements. Gaining weight does not happen overnight and requires a commitment from you, but does not have to be hard if you work out and eat the proper foods in large enough amounts. Numerous people are continually searching for the fastest ways to gain weight and don’t know what to eat. If you truly want to learn what to eat to gain weight and maintain it, a diet rich in calories and protein combined with a regular weight-training regimen will help you accomplish your goals.

If you are looking for the best weight gain supplement for you, take into account your diet and exercise routine before making a decision. Gain supplements can be very beneficial when used in conjunction with the proper diet and weight training routine. The major part of your calorie and protein consumption should come from the foods you eat. Substituting a gaining supplement for a meal is never a good idea. Your body needs the natural nutrients found in lean meats, poultry, fish, vegetables, and carbohydrates. Weight gain supplements can be used effectively as a weight gain aid when they are used to supplement your diet, not replace part of it.

A diet consisting of large amounts of protein, fats, carbs, and high in calories is essential to any gaining effort aided by weight gain supplements. Training with weights is necessary if you want to build new muscle tissue, and a weight gain supplement can be used after a workout, in between meals, or as a snack but should never replace a meal. Protein is a major component of any diet designed to add body weight. Lean red meats, fish, poultry, and eggs are excellent sources of protein. Several small meals per day containing large amounts of protein are crucial to your weight gaining effort.

The question of what to eat to gain weight is not as complicated as some believe. Along with plenty of protein, fats and carbohydrates are a big part of any weight gaining diet. By avoiding sweets and empty calories, you will give your body the fuel it needs to add body mass and build new muscle tissue through the nutritious foods you eat at regular intervals during the day. If you are finding it difficult to stick to a weight gain diet, try eating five or six smaller meals per day instead of three large ones. Keep in mind that a piece of chicken and a baked potato is always better than a shake, bar, or pill. If you should decide to use a weight gain supplement, make certain you consume adequate amounts of food each day in addition to the supplement.

Weight gain supplements can give you added protein and calories and may be especially helpful if used immediately following weight training. Always be certain your diet contains all the required elements and use weight gain supplements wisely. Learning what to eat to gain weight is a relatively simple task. Increase your calorie intake and make certain you are eating healthy, protein rich foods. This combined with weight training and plenty of rest should allow your body to bulk up effectively and help you maintain your new body shape.

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10 Skin Care Tips For Women Over 50

Taking care of your skin is a must at any age. But once you cross 40, you need to kick it up a notch with a few extra steps. Age really takes a toll on your skin. It weakens the collagen structures impacting the texture and tone of your skin. The result, you are left to grapple with ugly wrinkles and blotchy sagging skin.

While you simply can’t turn the clock back on life, you can at least age gracefully. And, here are 10 beauty and skin care tips to do so.

1. Go easy on the makeup

Women over 50 should opt for light, more natural looking makeup. Make sure you are using the right makeup. The makeup items should be of good quality. It should also be designed for your skin type.

2. Don’t step out without sunscreen

The sun causes more damage to your skin than anything else. It is the culprit for wrinkles and brown spots. Build your skin’s defense by applying a sunscreen every day. Slather it generously on your face, neck and hands. Don’t settle for any sunscreen less than 30 SPF. Carry a travel size sunscreen in your handbag so that you can reapply it whenever necessary.

You can also reduce exposure to the sun by wearing long sleeved shirts, sunglasses and a wide-brimmed hat.

3. Soothe dry skin

A common complaint in women over 50 is that their skin appears parched and listless. It tends to get flaky at times. This is because of its low moisture content caused by frequent sun exposure. Also, with age, the body’s natural ability to produce moisturizing oils is reduced.

One way to restore skin moisture is to use a moisturizer. You must moisturize the skin after a bath or a wash. You can lose lotions as well as essential oils such as almond oil. Vitamin E is an important compound in any skin product.

Don’t use cleansers that dry out the skin further. Test the product before you go all out and apply it. Opt for a creamy cleanser that leaves your face soft and supple after every wash. Keep yourself hydrated by drinking lots of water. In addition to that, you must also eat a healthy diet.

4. Avoid very hot water

Your bathing water should not be too hot. It robs the skin of its natural oils making it look dry. Let the water be lukewarm. If your skin is excessively dry, avoid washing your skin too often.

5. Exfoliate on a weekly basis

Your skin repairs itself on a daily basis. The dead cells accumulate on the top layer of the skin. It is this layer of dead skin that gives you a tired look. Hence, exfoliation on a weekly basis is a must. You must exfoliate your face as well as the body. The dry brush exfoliation technique before a bath really works wonders for your skin. It not only gets rid of dead cells but also improves blood circulation helping conditions such as varicose veins.

You can use some of the readymade facial masks and body scrubs. However, if you are only about using natural ingredients on your skin, you can make your own body scrubs.

6. Give up smoking

Smoking causes premature skin aging. So, stop smoking.

7. Anti-aging creams

While most people disclaim the need for anti-aging creams, you can use them to supply your skin with a little more collagen. Collagen is the structural protein that holds your skin together. There is a lesser amount of collagen produced as your grow older. Also, the fibers become weaker resulting in saggy, droopy skin.

Anti-aging creams help boost the natural production of collagen in the body; thus, they play a crucial role in skin repair and rejuvenation. They make the skin firmer. However, do review the products well before you buy and use them. Vitamin A products are great at improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Most of them are only available as prescription products.

8. Get enough sleep

It’s not called beauty sleep for no reason. The skin repairs and regenerates itself while you sleep. Getting 6 – 8 hours of deep sleep will conveniently take care of skin issues such as dark circles, puffy eyes and fine lines around the mouth.

9. Exercise to the rescue

Exercise can also change the way your skin looks as it improves blood circulation. It also regulates other body functions ensuring the nutrients are properly distributed across the body.

10. Check your skin

You should inspect your skin regularly. Sudden changes in the texture or tone must be brought to the notice of your doctor.

When dealing with aging skin, there’s one thing you need to remember. You might not be able to look younger than you really are. But you can definitely look good for your age and comfortable in your own skin!

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Discover The Top Five Key Things A New Affiliate Marketer Should Know

If you are a new affiliate marketer, this article shares with you some important information about what it takes to succeed in your business. The Internet does offer many great business opportunities but to find some measure of success in Internet Marketing that requires very hard work and lots of learning from people who have succeeded.

Learn the 5 key factors that contribute to the success of affiliate marketing:

1. Learn to spot very good business opportunities and to take quick actions and not to procrastinate because you may miss out a very profitable business venture or affiliate program.

2. When you are at work, always remain positive, confident and be results oriented and beware of the many Internet Marketing scams that are specifically targeting new and unsuspecting online marketers.

3. Learn to gain your people's trust in you because this is the backbone of building a relationship with your visitors in the hope of turning them into prospects and finally your loyal customers. You will also learn that through interacting with people in your industry you also share your vision and expertise which help in whatever products and services that you are promoting over the Internet.

4. Learn to be very disciplined. If you want to succeed as an affiliate marketer you must know that it will come only after a lot of work and you can expect to face difficulties and failures before you finally find any success.

5. Most new online marketers may not have the money to outsource all the work required to run the affiliate marketing business. So this means that you should learn some of the basic work involved like search engine optimization, how to write simple ads and how to use the social networks effectively.

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10 Steps to Building a Bankruptcy Practice

Lots of lawyers are trying to build a bankruptcy practice these days. Many make the critical mistake of using outmoded ways of getting the practice off the ground, and end up being an also-ran in their area. Competition is fierce, and lawyers are working smarter – not only harder – to be successful.

10 Steps To Building a Successful Bankruptcy Practice

  1. Join the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys: This is the largest national organization dedicated to the plight of consumer debtors. With well over 4,400 bankruptcy lawyer members, it is the best source of information and continuing education for the new and established practitioner alike. NACBA also runs some very active listservs to help members share information.
  2. Buy the entire National Consumer Law Center library – including the consumer bankruptcy book: NCLC puts out the most comprehensive set of books on bankruptcy, consumer protection and related issues. Period. After practicing bankruptcy law over over 14 years I still refer to my books on a near-daily basis. If you go to any of the NACBA conventions you will find the NCLC books on sale at a significant discount.
  3. Sample the petition preparation software packages and get the one you like best: You cannot practice bankruptcy law without a petition preparation package. There are lots of good ones out there – BestCase, EZFiling, Bankruptcy2010 and Bankruptcy Pro are among the best – but you won’t know which one is best for you until you sample them. All provide a free downloadable demo to work through, so take the time before spending a dime.
  4. Go to court: Find out where your court’s bankruptcy hearings are held, and make plans to sit there each day for a week or more. You’ll learn about the trustees as well as about the types of people who file for bankruptcy in your area. Once you know more about who files for bankruptcy you’ll be in a better position to know their motivations and concerns.
  5. Sign up for CM/ECF: Most courts require bankruptcy lawyers to file cases electronically via the court’s electronic case filing system. You need to get a password and (in some places) attend a training to learn how to file cases.
  6. Get a scanner: Bankruptcy is a paper-intensive practice area. If you don’t start scanning everything into your system now, you’ll get snowed under. I personally use a Fujitsu ScanSnap, and it’s a life-saver (plus, it comes with a fully-functional copy of Adobe Acrobat).
  7. Start reading bankruptcy blogs: There are a lot of terrific resources online to help you keep up-to-date on the latest issues in bankruptcy. Bankruptcy Law Network, BankruptcyProf Blog, and Bankruptcy Mastery are just a few substantive sites that can teach you a lot.
  8. Learn how to write: Yes, you know how to write like a lawyer, but that’s not what’s important. You need to be able to communicate in a way that your prospective clients understand without a dictionary. Writing like a lawyer is OK for judges, but clients need you to make it easier.
  9. Online legal marketing basics: Most people start their search for a bankruptcy lawyer by hitting a search engine, so it’s important for you to know about the underpinnings of online legal marketing. Start a blog, set up Twitter, and consider if marketing your practice with video is right for you.
  10. Start compiling forms: Your bankruptcy practice will require you to be organized, so things like intake forms and retainer agreements are critical. The best places to find these are other lawyers. If you’re on the NACBA listservs, just ask and ye shall receive – there’s no reason to pay money to get canned intake documents.

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Marketing Automation Consultants

What is marketing automation? First, let’s work on defining marketing automation. It is still new and complex enough that even vendors of automation systems face challenges running their own marketing operations on their own platforms. Marketing automation as any technological system that helps marketers execute “repetitive tasks such as social media, emails, and other website actions.”

It refers to software platforms and technologies designed for marketing management and tracking of marketing campaigns. It helps you put the right strategy in place, one designed to help your company, grow revenue and effective marketing automation consultation services from expert marketing consultants having years of experience across businesses.

63% of companies outsource all or part of this strategy planning. 51% uses a combination of outsourced and in-house resources,37% uses in-house resources,12% outsourced all to a specialist.

Consider examples like Eloqua, Pardot, Silverpop, and Unica. Eloqua is the MA component of Oracle Marketing Cloud; Pardot is an MA solution acquired by Salesforce; Silverpop and Unica were each picked up by IBM.

Functionality

Development and analysis of marketing campaigns

Analysis of marketing campaigns customer

Management of marketing campaigns

Moving contacts from leads to customers

Top Marketing Automation Software Products

1) Marketo

Marketo gives you the power to generate good leads, bring the right audience in, and increase revenue. Marketo can be used by companies of all sizes; small, medium, and enterprise and their typical customers include both B2C and B2B brands.

Key Features

A/B testing

Email Marketing

Engagement Programs

Nurturing

Engagement Programs

Customer Base Marketing

Lead Management

Lead Generation

Landing pages

Scoring and Analytic

2) HubSpot

HubSpot offers a full stack of products for marketing, sales Platform that helps Companies attract visitors, convert leads, and close customers.

Key Features

Monitor leads

landing pages

contextual marketing experiences

Build automated workflows around your goals

Content management system to streamline content creation

Convert, track, and categorize leads

3) Act-On

Act-On is delivering outstanding overall software experience to its clients and Act-On is setting its users a class apart from the competitors.

Key Features

Lead Management

Customer Relationship Management

Demand Generation

Brand Building

4) Infusion Soft

Infusion Soft is the favorite toy for small-scale business who wish to automate their sales and payment process.

Key Features

Integration

Sales & Payment Automation Consultation

Organize CRM

5) Pardot

Pardot is a powerful tool, simple to use, and above all connected with Salesforce that gives better generation, B2B Marketing Automation, Empowers Sales Team.

Key Features

Email marketing

Landing pages

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6 Key Benefits of Teamwork

There is a saying that many hands make light work. The essence of this statement is that more can be achieved as a collective than individually. There are numerous benefits of teamwork. Here are my top 6.

1. Creativity

We all have different skills, knowledge and personal attributes. By utilising all of these different aspects in a team, more ideas can be generated. As more ideas are generated, more creative solutions are generated, leading to better results.

2. Satisfaction

Lack of job satisfaction is often one of the key things highlighted in surveys of employees. Individuals working together as a team to achieve a common goal are continually developing. As they interact more energy and enthusiasm is created. When this energy is utilised, it produces results which positively impacts on motivation and leads to even more success.

3. Skills

Even the best qualified individual cannot have all of the skills to do everything. Some people excel at coming up with the ideas. Others love the detail while there are those that focus on the big picture. There are others who can be counted on when it comes to implementing and follow through of a plan.

The key point is that when a team works together, it has a huge range of skills available that it can utilise to deliver extraordinary results.

4. Speed

Imagine that you have a project that needs research, pulling together a proposition, financing it, implementing it and delivering specific benefits. If one person was allocated this task, it could take months and maybe years to make it happen. By splitting up the project, work can move forward in parallel and the ultimate goal achieved faster.

5. Sounding board

We all have a range of options open to us. If we are trying to figure out what is best, we might never move forward. In a team situation, other team members can act as a sounding board, allowing us to cut through the options and get on with those most likely to achieve the desired goal.

6. Support

It is amazing the amount of camaraderie that is created in teams, especially when the going gets tough. People will often go to what seems like extreme lengths when they know that they can rely on the support and encouragement of the team. Never underestimate the significance of this in achieving results.

Teams that work well make a huge impact and benefit from the rewards that go with this impact. So how might you leverage the benefits of teamwork in your organisation?

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