Very often, business owners, managers, entrepreneurs and C-level people will be so focused on business, they forget about the impact of the proper use of social skills. The results can get ugly and lead to lost business, an irritated customer and failed opportunity.
Masih Alinejad is well-known in Iran not only to the followers of her writing, but also to those whom she writes about. In 2014, Alinejad created My Stealthy Freedom, a platform that allows women in Iran to protest the strict law of obligatory hijab by posting pictures of themselves in public places without their headscarves.
Parents, let's face it. Our children's social lives are more complex, more challenging and frightening than ever before. The playing field is rapidly expanding and evolving with social media. This brings many benefits such as real time global connections, building social skills, along with increasing risks, creating spaces for cowardly anonymous bullies to taunt and tease their victims.
As of January 2015, Internet penetration around the world has reached a 21% growth from the previous year and now totaling an astounding 42% penetration for both fixed and mobile connections.
We want the world to know: there are better ways of doing business -- effective ways -- that lead to stability and peace. Just look to the 2015 Oslo Business for Peace honorees. We need more like them now.
If you want to build your brand or create long-term brand value with Millennials and Generation Z, then understand the brand they truly value -- themselves.
Ever use an ATM? I am old enough to remember when, if you needed cash (and who did not), you went to the bank and stood on line with a personal check made out to cash. If you were really unfortunate you could be left cashless for the weekend, or in search of a friendly grocer who would cash your personal check.
An empty stomach and discouraged heart are hard to overcome. I urge my sisters and brothers who are hurting to see that, hopefully, the Jenner story is ultimately about raising you up where you stand this second, not about putting you down for what's in your purse or wallet.
Like most writers, I spend hours alone and doodling on my laptop, even on Saturday nights. Until recently, I had zero interest in fist-bumping people on social media, preferring to spend my time on fiction rather than fall down virtual rabbit holes.
In the long run, Choma wants to contribute to an HIV-free generation. That might sound like an ambitious goal, but it's not impossible.
Instead of sharing cat photos, Egyptians use the social network for new models of society, fundraising and progressive campaigns.
Apparently, nobody can use the tools of technology without being shamed, scolded and cajoled by whoever squawks up to the Twitter microphone. And the powers that be shrink in the face of the online "Mob Rules" pseudo-activism
Social media has changed the way we engage with news. After the events of April 27 in Baltimore, however, it appears that the future may already be upon us. Enter the latest tool in journalists' arsenal: Periscope.
Shopping for insurance online or in person is tricky and I don't want to make this sound like a cake walk, it is not. You need to asks lots of open ended questions when speaking directly with providers and aggregating information pulled from any/all insurance comparison sites. #presson
The bottom line: If you can adopt the mindset of what matters to your customers and how you can empower them, then the rest will follow.
The financial services industry has embraced technology aggressively to drive customer reach, incremental revenue and branding, the more traditional insurance industry is still behind, but closing fast.