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Top Tip : Research, Before You Make a Sales Call

How many times have I got a call from someone saying, ‘Hi Mr.Vel, how are you doing today?’ and ‘Good! Good!’ or ‘That’s great!’ after I’ve said ‘I’m OK’? The funny part is that I am sure, these cold callers would say the same ‘Good! Good!’ even if I said, ‘I’m not well.’ Quite often, […]

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Supercharge Your Website – eBusiness Tips For 2011 – Part I

How does your website support your business? Is it just a pretty thing floating there, up in the air? Is it a three volume novel where you describe each and every detail about your business? Or, is it the key player behind all your marketing activities? The internet is constantly evolving and consumers are a […]

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Facebook Redesign – Usability, Eye Tracking & Financial Motives

Last week, Facebook rolled out a newly designed layout for users’ profile pages. Just as always, the new profile design has been greeted with warm and cold reactions from Facebook’s 500+ million users. While most social media experts and commentators would argue that the new design improves usability and user experience, very few would notice the subliminal financial motives.

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Re-Visiting the Sheep – Singraven, Netherlands

I was delighted to see these sheep, enjoying the last of this year’s warm days. During my Autumn European tour, I had the opportunity to re-visit one of Netherland’s beautiful places: Singraven. There is a very beautiful traditional restaurant there, where once stood an old water mill. I had clicked a cool shot of these […]

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Best Way to Sell : Scare or Help The Consumer?

I lost my debit card and had to walk into a branch of the Bank of Scotland to withdraw some money. The cashier took her time to verify my details and asked a few questions with regards to recent transactions. She then asked if I live in a rented or owned flat. I replied, ‘Rented.’ […]

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Facebook Instructs me to “Help a Friend” – Consider it done, Sir!

What’s wrong with Facebook!? I log into my page and see this on the right hand side menu. I accept and understand that Facebook is a free service and no one is forcing me to use it, but the Help a Friend and Reach Out to Say Hi features sound a bit too strong. Help […]

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Mobile Text Scam – Claim 3750 for the Accident You Had

I received an interesting text in the morning. The text was sent from +447747436026. Following was the message :- FREEMSG: Our records indicate you may be entitled to 3750 pounds for the accident you had. To claim for free reply with YES to this msg. To opt out text STOP.