- The article covers when you might need to start paying for a professional Skype for Business service and also the limitations to free Skype
- What it says in the title from the Elegant Themes Blog by Nathan Weller. Thanks Nathan.
- Video conversations with up to 8 people for free.
No login required — no installs
- Very reliable but a monthly fee.
Apparently the market leader - with a free entry model
- Google Hangouts
Another great article by Pat Flynn at Smart Passive Income Blog about using Google Hangouts to deliver webinars for your online business.
Wednesday, 6 April 2016
Sunday, 21 February 2016
Millennials want balance and options to telecommute for example. They also want to be developed so coaching and mentoring beat management dictating policy. So the clear match here is for companies to offer remote coaching or eCoaching to more of it's workforce than has traditionally been the case.
My only misgiving about the article is that the things listed as Millennial "wants" I am sure that other groups want too. Maybe Millennials are less likely to tolerate poor treatment from employers and simply demand a better work life balance.
Thursday, 21 August 2014
The same holds true for "Innovation". It is always a good idea to first agree what was meant by "Innovation".
For me it also helps to say what it is not.
Again a personal view is that Innovation is not:
- Creativity - although it's helpful to have some of that in the mix
- Invention - another great thing to have when trying to innovate but not the whole story
- Ideas - you can't have innovation without good ideas but the idea isn't all of innovation
- A new spin in product or service marketing - no matter how clever!
So much for my view of innovation. There are many different types of innovation, beyond the most commonly used radical or distruptive innovations. This web article lists 15 types and describes them very well from the wonderfully named blog "The Gentle Art of Smart Stealing":
Wednesday, 4 June 2014
- Cost effective development of remote staff, wherever they work
- Convenient timing
- Reduced staff isolation when working remotely
- improved performance
Monday, 2 June 2014
Many people still associate innovation with idea creation. Innovation is much more than that as shown in this article which includes results of a US business survey of needs around the innovation arena:
As they say '10% inspiration and 90% perspiration' - good teams and hard work implementing new ideas is what most companies need help with.
See Oxford Innovation's Open Improvement service.
Thursday, 15 May 2014
Today I had the pleasure to speak at some length about the e-coaching process proposed by e-CoachPro with one of the founders of e-CoachPro, Anne Ribbers.
Take a look at the new English translated site for eCoachPro.
Although many e-Coaches use telephone, video coaching (via Skype for example), Anne has seen coaches who have ceased to use video coaching after experiencing the strong, productive relationships developed with clients using this flexible written word only approach.