- 21/03/2017I'm giving a presentation on Business Development to Grow your Sales at Niagara College in Welland, ON on March 29. Cost is $25 and includes breakfast and parking. If you are looking to understand what is needed to expand your sales, this is for you.
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Today we are going to discuss about business strategies. Yes Business strategies for an It development company. As we all know every day new companies are establishing in IT sectors and at the same time lot of companies has been shutting down due to lack of business.
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It’s my first article related to Business development so tried to written it in as possible as simple language and also forgive me for any grammar mistakes.
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Comments19/12/2016 #7 Renée 🐝 Cormier#1 If I could offer you any advice regarding getting over your ability to initiate an activity and stop being a perfectionist (if that is your obstacle), I would tell you to tell yourself a different story. Think in terms of not wanting to miss an opportunity and taking small steps toward achievement. A lot of little actions soon turn into one big accomplishment, and the more you do, the less overwhelmed you will feel. Make a deal with yourself to get started and focus on the "exciting opportunity" ahead. Set deadlines for yourself to create just enough urgency to get moving. Don't worry about not being able to handle the work, or anything else. Resolve to slay one dragon at a time and take comfort in knowing the resources you need will appear at the right moment.
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Comments15/12/2016 #4 Simon Gray#2 I totally agree Ernesto. Sometimes people fear sharing their knowledge for free out of a concern that they're giving it away. That's the whole point though and the best way to build an audience. Knowledge is only one piece of the jigsaw; application is also needed. I give lots of information away for free in my blog posts, podcasts, videos and books, but am available through my paid coaching programmes to help people apply this knowledge to their specific situations. Through free content I've built the trust necessary in any transaction. Thanks for engaging with my post. Best wishes, Simon14/12/2016 #1 Lisa 🐝 GallagherInspiring @Simon Gray. Glad to hear you found your niche and your audience. Sometimes I think people sit on great ideas and they are afraid or not sure of the proper first steps to take in order to make it happen. I might be one of those people! How to just get started and stop second guessing myself, is the million dollar question but it shouldn't be.
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Comments12/12/2016 #23 Harvey Lloyd#22 I agree with your sentiments here. I realize though that the language of wisdom must transcend the ideological to the present of human existence. Social media is not bad but it has offered new directions that i don't sense will allow us to evolve as a species.
I share your insights with the group here that has been diligently discussing the tenuous situation of emotions and their outcomes. Like social media, emotions are not bad or good until we discern their value within the human dynamic. Although we can empathise with an individual and their needs, the results of their emotions as felt by mankind is another story. We can't merge the two.
This sounds like a harsh statement, and it is. My emotions and how they direct me should have two components, others and then myself, and in that order. Should i choose myself first, then i should be prepared for the consequences of my actions. I am ok with those who place themselves first within their emotional sphere but, bare in mind that i am referring to human existence within a large social group. (Not personal reflective self awareness styled self talk.)
Given this position, i would suggest that it creates interdependencies that propels mankind forward. Otherwise, with me first we create dependencies that separate us at the fundamental level. Your matrix is capturing the dichotomy.12/12/2016 #22 Sara JacoboviciPart 2/2: This leads me to what #19, @Harvey Lloyd captures when he writes: "The ability to carry in my hand technology that allows for total connectivity has allowed me to live virtually while losing my skills within the human experience." It's not so much technology that I am concerned about, it's the impact technology has on "re-wiring" who we are. We are sensory beings and if we are deprived of certain sensory experiences, the same people that imagined these new devices will no longer be able to see beyond their function.12/12/2016 #21 Sara JacoboviciPart 1/2: #14 #17 #18 Gentlemen, @David B. Grinberg, @CityVP Manjit and @Mohammed Sultan, your discussion is invaluable and I am excited to see it arise here. The depth of the comments; self-reflective, intelligent, informative and interpretative, and the questions that are raised, prove that it is emotion, especially fear, that distract from our ability to stay grounded in our human capacity. David, you who look out beyond the boundaries of earth, can not speak of limits and scope. Manjit proves that technologically based devices cannot replace humans when he says, "...explore flow with my learned capabilities to handle variety of information in a way that best represents my exploration. " Only a human (like Manjit) can think and express himself in this way. Another example comes from Mohammed Sultan when he differentiates between creative thinking which is binding to the moment and creative thinking that can also work in different boundaries. This can only come from a human source.12/12/2016 #20 Harvey Lloyd#14 I will have to go with you on this thought pattern. Although i understand the reply of @CityVP Manjit i believe we speak of two very different aspects of the discussions.
Our journey of technology is one aspect while the impact of current technology is another. The future of technology may promise many things, healthcare, human safety and productivity, but what does that world look like based on where we are now? Clearly technology is leading the way to a new society that i don't think we have thought through. Many consumers who once were our customers are now without work, so they cant consume. We will no longer be able to barter our time for money and consume. Technology is taking the value of our time from the barter equation.
I am not against technology, but am stating that if tech is going to change the barter system we have, then shouldn't we be working on that at the same rate as tech? If we think about it, i believe we can see tech at the center of the have and have not debate and the narrowing of the middle class.12/12/2016 #19 Harvey Lloyd@Sara Jacobovici you are continuing to shed light in dark areas. Our challenging emotions are typically our yield and stop signs. But like when we experience these signs in driving we are called to act a certain way, then so we should when experiencing these emotions. Emotions should not change the journey but rather enhance our experience on the journey. Just as the signs of the road keep us safe.
In our daily professional lives we have people we journey with and this causes these yielding emotions to come forward. Most importantly though we have to reconcile these emotions with each other. This is the human experience. Clearly, though there is a new kid on the block that i think you touch on. Technology.
I find technology foreboding. It introduces to each group of professionals a myriad of data sets that can overwhelm and can also be generated in such a way that replaces humans. In reviewing the outputs of technology we now create a third participant within the discussion You/Me/Data. But data is binary in the sense that it is right or wrong about the future as perceived. Also, data is subjective in its appearance and collection.
Although our imaginations did create the technology i don't believe we thought through the impact. I enjoy the impact up to the point my job, career, fiscal stability gets affected. The ability to carry in my hand technology that allows for total connectivity has allowed me to live virtually while losing my skills within the human experience.
Your tree and understanding of problem solving comes from your history without the technology. What of the new/next generations that all they know is tech? Will they or can they grasp the concepts presented here?12/12/2016 #18 Mohammed Sultan#17 Thanks for sharing your link.When we compare singularity or AI with what's been shared by @ Sara Jacobovici we at once will realize that both are talking about the creative thinking,but from two different angles.Sara is talking about creative thinking which is binding to the moment and can improve the current state of workplaces performance in the short term.Her creative thinking can also work in different boundaries anchored by the same rules,but can't be conceived for uncertain future.Whereas singularity is not limited to specific" time horizon" and can be conceived for the future and also in different boundaries.As a researcher I don't believe in the power of singularity or AI in which one can be vividly aware or see himself functioning a decade from now.Singularity of such kind that can tell the future or control it, is only owned by the power of God,otherwise scientists could have hurried up to clone it for the ordinary people.12/12/2016 #17 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#16 Dear @David B. Grinberg you do know what those limits and scopes are because that is the emotional response that Sara is talking about here, and thus when I am pursuing information in how I am able to receive it, whether it is relevant that I understand it now and to see what I can grasp immediately, without setting out acres of personal time trying to understand these things at a deeper level. That deeper level has one compass which is to know our own flow. If we become overwhelmed we know we have flown to high or engaged in too many areas at once, or if we are underwhelmed then we know we have room to explore more.
Take this proponent for singularity who wrote their thoughts about it, relating positive thinking with singularity - of course that is the opinion of this individual but this opinion is well within both of our limits and scope - of course all dependent on what else is occupying our field of attention at the time we attend to this material :
Singularity Defined and Refined by Singularity Utopia (2013 Blog)
I don't want to flood others with information, but explore flow with my learned capabilities to handle variety of information in a way that best represents my exploration. Learning is as unique as our own individual DNA. You cannot become me, and I cannot become you- but the abundance we share is this opportunity to explore the way that makes most sense for us to explore. There is network intelligence (not network stupidity) which is to welcome what you can welcome so long as it leads to flow, liberation and freedom of your own mind and being.12/12/2016 #16 David B. Grinberg#15 Many thanks for your thoughtful reply, CityVP Manjit, and thank you for sharing those web links too. I can tell you that my own "limit and scope" is, shall we say, limited in scope. I try to wrap my head around these mega concepts, but usually that just results in a mega headache. Thus, I appreciate your pointing me in the right direction.12/12/2016 #15 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#14 Dear @David B. Grinberg, you are asking here about something unfathomable. There are people who have tried to put a perspective around the movement to what you describe as the brave new world in life and one of those is Kevin Kelly, because Kelly has the abstractive ability to begin to knit together the thinking that is dimensions above where most of us are and emerge from this rarefied atmosphere with something that we can put our minds around, or at least begin to establish what this map of the unknown may potentially look like.
Here is Kevin Kelly talking about the Singularity as it applies to AI
This is no different to knowing we cannot think like Einstein but we can follow his example of imagining following a beam of light. We will only go so far in our own learning journey but it is sufficient enough to awaken our individual lives to the uncertainty and new possibilities emerging ahead.
One of the steps we can take our own awareness is then follow the leads that will make most sense to us because we each know our own limits of understanding and scope of imagination. I cannot say what this limit and scope is for David B. Grinberg - only you know that.
An example of a step I can take in my own learning journey in this particular stream of consciousness is simply to listen to someone like Vernor Vinge - because ideas he originated have been level set for the understanding of the earnest learner with basic curiosity.
Vernor Vinge - Foresight and the Singularity
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tngUabHOea012/12/2016 #14 David B. GrinbergThank you, Sara, for such an informative, educational and enlightening read. As someone who considers himself an amateur futurist (rightly or wrongly), I'm concerned that the frenetic pace of technology will soon overwhelm human capacities. Some scientists say that the average laptop computer is currently equivalent to the human brain. Others say artificial intelligence will be smarter than humans by the 2030s. Thus, keeping pace with new and evolving tech -- let alone staying ahead of the curve -- is a substantial challenge which will likely grow more difficult over time.
According to "Moore's law" -- for example -- computing power doubles every two years (some say as little as 18-months). Additionally, many scientists and others predict that AI humanoid robots (or androids) will be capable of passing the so-called "Turing Test" as early as the 2030s as well. That means these AI androids will not only be much smarter than humans, but indistinguishable as well. Some fear they will replace humans altogether, not just jobs. As you know, many large companies are also adopting machine learning, AI and robotics in many aspects of their business operations to replace human employees. Thus, to coin a phrase, we indeed face a brave new world not only in business but in life generally. The subsequent challenges ahead of us are immense and historically game changing. THOUGHTS?11/12/2016 #12 debasish majumderfour hydrogen atoms enable to produce Helium in the sun. and helium consists of 2 electron, two protons and two neutrons. have we ever thought, where is the missing electrons and protons and how it transforms to form helium, where energy how plays the key role? we must not be flummoxed and nature maintains a unique balance, along with matter and anti-matter, the duality, a significant feature, causing immense impact to even our very existence! Great post @Sara Jacobovici! enjoyed read. thank you very much for sharing the post madam.11/12/2016 #10 Mohammed Sultan#6 When companies treat people motivation as strategy they will value people emotion over capital or equity, and will think of the ROE -as Return On Emotion not Equity. Researches on motivation have shown that people feel more satisfied when they get regarded rather than being rewarded,because their emotion has become more important than the salaries they are paid.When companies treat motivation as strategy they will come to a conclusion that; when they trust people they will trust their customers,and the higher the trust level the higher ROE will be.Businesses also are about feelings and when feelings are suppressed we expect the ROE to get lower .You can't imagine how pride people feel when they get regarded ,they will extend their creative domain and stretch their thinking beyond the norms and logic to creativity and imagination.11/12/2016 #8 Max🐝 J. CarterWhen I was a supervisor for United Healthcare I found that simply treating my direct reports as human beings and not functions made all the difference.
I said things like :"Good morning, thanks for making it in today." had big impact on their desire to be there.
Then I made it a priority to ensure my people understood that my performance was direct result of theirs and my best interest was served by serving theirs where creating a sense of feeling valued to inspire and motivate them to perform better.
I simply invested my own caring into caring about the human being and let that show in my actions and words and it created more of a family dynamic and i was much more approachable and found coaching them in performance became easier as they were much more receptive.
I find it really is more efficient in business to simplify and be human about what you do and treat each other as thinking and feeling human beings.
Emotional states are the result of the love we feel we are or are not getting from the environment we are in.
When i started taking a fatherly approach to my job I saw the improved performance and morale and loyalty and desire to perform. I cover this in my leadership writing .
I have covered before in my own writing one emotion that there is only one love and fear and all everything else is states of love and fear or faces of it so to speak. This eliminates the idea of positive and negative emotions and forces one to see a whole being and investigate the history that led to the now and the current emotional state.11/12/2016 #6 Sara Jacobovici#4 @Mohammed Sultan, personally, I am always so encouraged and flattered by your comments. Thank you. Your insights are always appreciated, as well as your writing style. The take away, for me, of this comment has to be, "When the employee motivation is treated as a strategy, people will work in harmony to achieve the balance between their internal actions and their external impact." Thanks again.11/12/2016 #5 Ali AnaniHello @Sara Jacobovici- I am thrilled by your buzz and it deserves a welcoming waggling dance. You have shown in three examples how the initial emotional points may diversify into different patterns by different people and follow trajectories of their own.
The first three feelings were negative as it is well-established that it is easier to stay in one domain of negative emotions than to make a jump to the domain of positive emotions. That frustration developed into disappointment and irritation is in line with what has been experienced. It takes energy to make the jump and this is evident from the emotions branching out patterns in your worked examples.
You have now an emotions fingerprint-equivalent.
One of the pioneering IBM CEOs said that it is managing people and their emotions that counts. Your buzz explains this beautifully.
I am humbled for playing the role of a trigger in prompting you to write such a. thinking buzz on emotional patterns. I thank you for the mention of my name.11/12/2016 #4 Mohammed Sultan@Sara Jacobovici It's really a creative post .You either have the attitude of an expert consultant or had been trained in your childhood on how to fit pieces into a synergistic whole (JIGSAW) and enjoyed the beauty and measured the impact of this process.Fit and balance between both sides the human and the physical..between our personal and professional interests ..between knowledge and feeling are crucial to build an emotional corporate jigsaw.The emotional org culture has become a necessity because it reflects our thoughts and feelings.When the employee motivation is treated as a strategy, people will work in harmony to achieve the balance between their internal actions and their external impact.The shape and the beauty of the future corporate jigsaw will depend to large extent on how well the internal parts,the external impact and our actions can all be kept in balance and lead to strategic moves in the right time.
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Comments23/11/2016 #2 Mohammed Sultan@Ron Goddard.@ Javier beBee was a rider of an idea that took him further than anyone could expect.Today beBee represent a post-entrepreneurial model which integrates the entrepreneurial visionary approach of a start-up with the discipline and focus of a well established business.The only question a successful entrepreneur could as is;What next.?
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Comments15/11/2016 #2 mohammed khalafI think the market is the modern jungle .... and it's survival of the fittest! But, since you have a conscience, I'm going to tell you how you to play in a way that is respectful, while still moving you in the direction you want to go. To the top! You see, in market politics, you can play nicely ...
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Comments13/11/2016 #46 Ali Anani#45 Yes, and I fully agree with your comment @Deb🐝 Lange. YOur writing "I imagine that the more we see ourselves as nature, and learn from nature herself, the better our strategies will be for how to live together in this beautiful world" is powerfully true and is in full accordance with the examples I am covering in my next buzz.13/11/2016 #45 Deb🐝 LangeNature is so good at adapting to the environment. Humans have worked hard at making things from nature as if we are not nature. Now that the tide is turning and we are returning to a sense that we are nature, I imagine that nature will provide both metaphors and real strategies to mimic and adapt ourselves. (biomimicry) I imagine that the more we see ourselves as nature, and learn from nature herself, the better our strategies will be for how to live together in this beautiful world.13/11/2016 #43 Ali Anani#41 Dear sister @Irene Hackett- yes, I agree with you " And as trees must adapt to the changes around them, adaptation to a changing market in the business world is critical". This is part of how trees develop and should also be part of how a business grows. Without adaptation growth shall be ill-sided. I hope my next buzz will show this more clearly.13/11/2016 #42 Praveen Raj GullepalliA terrific analogy dear Ali. Nature and human life are so connected! A what a great teacher nature is! From the worker bees to the army ants, from the formation flying of migratory birds to the schools of fish swimming in unison...endless are the lessons and the chapters. The Tree as a Teacher is a great chapter indeed! Thank you for sharing.10/11/2016 #35 Ali AnaniDear @Mohammed Sultan- I am truly blushing. Your words make me so proud and humbled at the same time. I say that knowledge without circulation is not knowledge because it shall dampen. You have been an extra motivation for me to share. I truly appreciate every word of your comment. Because you mentioned @Javier 🐝 beBee, I am highlighting his name for you. You fill me with energy and I am grateful to you dear Mohammed.10/11/2016 #34 Mohammed SultanI have said it on linked in And I am saying it again on beBee ,what comes from your discretion is always honored by a wise man like @Javier beBee. When we dig down in the Mideast soil we rarely find a sort of elegant person whose honey is as sweet and tasty as yours.One hear sometimes of a writer being a reflection of current events ,but you always give me the idea of being a reflection of a whole generation of scientists whose pipelines of ideas will never dry. Dear @ Ali Anani PhD because you widened our creative domain ,your discretion must be honored by all of us.
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