Showing posts with label Tips. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tips. Show all posts

18 November 2018

TIPS: to Manage Small Business Leads with a CRM

Lead management is not easy. It is important that your entire sales team is in complete sync in order to keep track of your customers' movements. A single mistake can make all the efforts futile.

Sales representatives need to make use of a number of tools and tricks to manage leads. It is important to keep track of sales, and of course, leads, and this is where a CRM comes into play. When it comes to sales, it is not enough to just meet potential customers and maintain a database with their names and other details. Your sales representatives need to interact with them and connect on a regular basis.

Let’s take a look at how CRM for small business helps in the management of leads and it has become a necessity in this highly competitive market:

12 November 2018

5 Keys to Successful Sales Strategies

Developing a Sales Strategy is a deliberate, time consuming and thoughtful activity. Lack of a well-designed sales strategy can be one of the reasons for the failure of startups. It is like participating in a running competition where all the participants in the competition would undergo years of intensive training with an objective to win the competition.

However, only the winner would have adopted the right strategy that fared well over others helping him win the competition. The market will also have a number of players. But only the product with the right strategy which has been pushed aggressively into the market survives the race and wins the competition.

10 November 2018

25 Proven Sales Strategies from TOP Entrepreneurs and Startups

The strategy is the most common word that has been used off late while talking about business. It means a set of decisions or plans to achieve a long-term goal. In business, a Sales Strategy is a plan designed by the company to achieve its target sales which will, in turn, generate more revenue for the company.


1) Don’t sell the product: This may seem contrary to our objective of driving sales and achieving the desired revenue. However, instead of treating the product as a commodity and selling it, sales reps should sell the value addition it can provide to a customer. This way, the chances of making a successful selling are higher. 

13 August 2018

HOW TO: Calculate Age and Sort Monthly for the Birthdays using Microsoft Excel

Sometimes, you need to sort out a list of people from youngest to oldest and categorically arrange by month with the given birthdate using Microsoft Excel to increase productivity and easier access.

This could be tough and complicated but somehow it kinda helps you play some functions.

Some EXCEL functions used:
  • The DATEDIF function is useful in formulas where you need to calculate an age.
  • The NOW function is useful when you need to display the current date and time on a worksheet or calculate a value based on the current date and time, and have that value updated each time you open the worksheet.
  • The NUMBERVALUE function is useful when you convert text to a number, in a locale-independent way.
  • The TEXT function is useful when you change the way a number appears by applying to format to it with format codes.

HOW TO: Calculate Age
  • Using Function =DATEDIF()
    • Syntax: =DATEDIF(start_date,end_date,unit)
    • Sample: =DATEDIF(E4, NOW(),"y") where E4 is the birthdate field (m/d/yyyy), "y" to fetch and result for year.
1. First, you need to add some header titles on top row or wherever you want to add. Here I put it on the first row with the following header titles like:
  • #
  • Lastname
  • First name
  • Birthdate
  • Status
  • Age
  • Sex
  • MM
Since we are getting the age the most important here is just the birthdate and age cell.
Important: I usually add # or No. on headers for me to easily sort on the later part of the project.

06 August 2018

10 Things You Need To Know Before Taking Career Service Examination-PPT

To fully qualify in becoming a permanent staff in a government agency, at least, get a certificate of passing and ideally the CS Professional.

In the coming exam this August 12, 2018, the CSC Region 10 posted an advisory to their Facebook page of the things an examiner should know.

03 August 2018

{TIPS} Become a Successful Passer in Civil Service Exam - CSC Reviewer 2019 (UPDATED)

You might wonder why you should PASS the Civil Service Exam (CSE), of course, spearheaded, supported, and held by the CSC Agency? What are the privileges and benefits of being one of the CSE passers? Does it mandatory to take an exam to be eligible?

First things first:

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What does CSC abbreviation mean? What its functions and administers? Why do we(especially government employees) NEED to pass CSC Exam? Is it really 'that' important? 

Check your room and school assignment: 

Other questions may look like these:

How to pass the civil service exam then? These are a few common questions. We will answer that later on. 
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Passing Civil Service Examination (CSE from CSC) has never been easier. Every examination has different approaches (you should not expect the same set of patterns the next exam schedule). A high passing rate of 80% is considered to be quite an 'Inspiring Yet Feared' and relatively "difficult" to pass. As merely why Civil Service Test/Exam noted to be a prestigious test/exam in the country.


Statistically computed

Now, an average passing rate is at least 20%; it is arguably and mathematically LOW. But it does not necessarily mean that you lose hope with that figure. Don't worry it is only my simple calculation, but I solely based it on the five (5) options that need to shade with one(1) correct answer.

The chance to get a correct answer is 1 out of 5, that's 1/5, and it makes 0.2 when divided by 100, and multiply it to 100 that would make a 20% (though, MATH -_-). 

Oh, wait, but this calculation is applicable only if you don't know five options. But what if you are just confused about three choices or 2 choice options? There is a greater chance of hope and higher passing percentage..surely, it gives you more chances to get a correct answer. So, if I put it in a range, it will be of 20% to 30% chances.

Disclaimer:  Many people messaged me that I am from the CSC Agency. Actually, it is FALSE. I don't work from CSC. Moreover, I did consolidate useful reviewer files, and it is not leakage, though. 

21 September 2017

Exercises to Improve Your Brain's Executive Function

Have you ever entered a room and could not remember why you went there? Do you have a recollection of a time when you forgot someone's name, even though you knew them well? These kinds of lapses happen to everyone and at any time, and there is a basic explanation for them all – your brain's executive function is lower.

According to brain science, the brain ages alongside us, which is why older people tend to forget things more. However, all of us experience moments when they cannot access their strengths, memory, and skills, and this is mostly a result of lack of energy.

14 August 2017

11 Tips to Use Your Summer Holiday Wisely

There’s no student on this planet that doesn’t eagerly wait for the summer break to come. You walk out of school and you’re free! No more taking notes, attending exams, writing papers, you’re free to relax and enjoy the entire summer without a care in the world.

Although lounging in the sun and getting a great tan sounds appealing, it might not be the wisest decision you can make. Everyone deserves a holiday, but you could use those three months to improve your life, and improve yourself! It’s never too early to start working on making your dreams come true, and a break from college is just the time you need to better yourself. 

Maybe you want to take a short language course, or you want to be an apprentice or learn new skills. Whatever it is, summer is no excuse not to do it. In fact, when you’re studying, you don’t have time for it, which is why summer is the ideal time to work on your dreams. 

Here’s how you can follow up on your passion and make this summer count. 

1. Experience the Intern Life

Once you leave college, you’ll find yourself on a job hunt, and you’ll constantly hear ‘’We are looking for someone with experience.’’ All students go through this tough time after college when they feel disadvantage because they haven’t had any experiences in the field yet. But if you can do something to avoid that, why not? Use the summer break to sign up for an internship and work on your skills. Not only are you going to add a valuable point to your resume, you’re going to pick up priceless job experience that nobody can take away from you. 

Depending on the internship, it can come with other perks too. Some interns get paid, some get great references, while some network and make connections with people that will last a lifetime and will do them great good, especially in their career. 

2. Go to Camps

Camps aren’t just for fun. There are niche camps that you can join and connect with people that think just like you and come from the same field. Camps are equally fun and useful because you get to sharpen your skills, broaden your mind and learn about life at the same time. 

For example, you might be studying languages. There are camps that gather experts from a particular field, and you get to attend their lectures and learn about things you can never learn in a classroom.

3. Start Learning a New Language

Knowing more than one language can’t be a disadvantage, especially when you’re a student and still haven’t started your career. That means you get a head start, to start learning a new language, and by the time you finish college, you’ll already be at an advanced level. Use your summer to start learning a new language. Not only will you learn the language, but also you will learn about a new culture which can be quite useful when you’re on a job hunt or are traveling. It looks great on your resume no matter what field you’re interested in. 

You can take a language course, but you can also download an app or learn a language online. All it takes some willpower, and later on, you will thank yourself for remaining productive during your summer break. 

4. Become a Computer Wizz

The summer is ideal for sharpening your skills and acquiring new ones, as we’ve mentioned before. If you are not exactly tech savvy, you’re going to want to work on that, because in today’s day and age, every job position requires you to know how to work on the computer and so much more than that.

Use this time to take an online course; whether it’s typing, PowerPoint, Photoshop or programming, it makes for a valuable asset to add to your resume. 

5. Soak in the Culture

Learning doesn’t have to involve a book or a course. It can be simple as visiting local museums and historical sites and learning more about history, culture and broadening your mind.

Push yourself to experience new things and learn about the past, even if it’s by visiting a local landmark and going more in-depth about its history. 

6. Take a Trip

Grab a couple of friends and hit the road! While you’re enjoying yourselves, make sure to visit places that you can learn from, such as galleries, museums, architecture etc. Road trips make for an unforgettable life experience, and even more so when you spice it up with content that can benefit your knowledge.

Don’t put your brain on hold just because it’s the summer break – keep it sharp by always seeing an opportunity to learn no matter what you’re doing and where you’re going. 

7. Watch Documentaries

Needless to say, there are so many documentaries online that you can watch to learn more about what you’re passionate about. Instead of binge watching Game of Thrones the entire summer, throw in a TED talk here and there. You’ll be surprised how fun and educational it can be, and how much it can change your state of mind.

It’s simple things like watching a documentary before you go to sleep, or while you’re having lunch, that can make a huge difference in your life, even if it doesn’t seem like it. Remember, nobody can take knowledge away from you, and luckily, you don’t have to leave your home to learn. 

8. Work on Your Writing

Writing skills are so important, whether you’re a student or looking for a job, you need to be able to express yourself through words, just as efficiently as you would through conversation. Learn from the best, such as Bestessays, and take some time to get tips from experts who write for a living. Thomas Kellie, a writer with a Masters Degree in English language and literature claims: ‘There’s nothing quite as powerful as knowing how to write. Every individual, especially students should invest extra time working on their writing skills, since it’s going to be a crucial aspect at every point of their life, not just in college.

Take a look at samples, read online articles and study the principles of good writing, or even take a course!

9. Get Out of Your Comfort Zone

Although we would always recommend working on your skills to further improve your future chances of getting the job of your dreams, we also encourage all students to go out in the world and challenge themselves. Do something different. Take a painting course or a dancing course. Try out a sport you have never tried before.

Try playing a computer game or take a knitting class! Different experiences can’t take anything away from you, as you’ll learn more about yourself and the world. 

10. Travel to a Different Country

Traveling is undeniably one of the best ways to expand your horizons and learn more about life and the world we live in. If your budget allows you, go to a country that isn’t similar to the one you live in now and spend some time learning about a new culture, traditions, language.

Meet new people and connect with individuals to learn more about how they think and how they live their life. It might not seem useful at that particular time, but later on, you’ll have memories and knowledge that you’ve soaked in, that will give you an advantage over all those who have never experienced anything outside of the box.

11. Listen to Podcasts

Put your headphones on and find a podcast that’s going to make your brain cells tingle with interesting information. You can listen to a podcast while you’re in the car, bus, taking a walk or jogging. Go to the gym, work on your body and work on your mind as well! There are plenty of niche podcasts that you can learn from and still have the time to enjoy with your friends and family. 

There’s no better way to learn than by combining the joy of summer and new experiences that come along with it. Use every opportunity that you get to work on yourself, as summers come and go, but your mind is always with you, and you want to keep it as sharp as possible. 

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Brenda Savoie is a private English tutor and desperate dreamer. Writing her first romantic novel. Seeking contentment through mindfulness. Check her blog BestWritingClues Find her on Twitter and Facebook

08 August 2017

15 June 2017

Tutorial for Students: How to Master Speed Reading

Learning speed reading is of great importance to students as it enables them to cover, comprehend, and retain the huge chunks of study material and in turn, obtain good grades. On average, the majority of people read at about 200 to 400 words per minute. 

Mastering this skill will enable you to become a better reader as you will be able to take in more information faster and retain more of it.

15 February 2017

Top 10 Effective Ways to Boost Wi-Fi Speed on Windows

  • Slow Wi-Fi connectivity can hamper your work quality significantly. It requires some basic changes to improve Wi-Fi speed. Let’s discuss ways to improve Wi-Fi speed on Windows system.

It requires more than some basic tweaks using your Wi-Fi device then indulging into some serious troubleshoot to receive better Wi-Fi connectivity. Let’s discuss ways to boost your Wi-Fi speed on Windows system. 

1. Update Router’s Firmware: Take it as a primary step to speed up your Wi-Fi performance. Most router manufacturers keep on tweaking software to fix certain issues and to improve its performance. Updating router’s firmware may vary according to device manufacturer and model. In recent router devices, the update process is included in the administration interface of the settings. Thus updating these router’s firmware is a click away. For other routers, you can visit manufacturer’s website for latest updates.
Source: setuprouter

26 July 2016

It's the Middle of 2016. How Secure Are Your Job Applications By Now?

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Along with the rise of the internet, many businesses have moved parts of or entire activities online. Marketing is no longer done just physically or on television, it’s also done online, and more and more companies complement retail branches with online stores. The employment industry has changed as well, the majority of job applications being submitted online.

The Log in Button

Here’s a question everyone has asked at least once: if I upload my resume, why do I have to fill in a form with the same information? The answer: because of the Applicant Tracking System. Most recruiters have turned to technology to cope with the incredibly large numbers of resumes they receive every day and use ATS software to triage applications, usually based on keywords.

How safe is the information you submit? 

In August 2015, a hacker managed to breach the servers of an international network of recruitment agencies and steal over 2000 accounts belonging to recruiters around the world. Phishing scams are also on the rise, with identity theft becoming more and more common. Not so safe, it seems. But, there are things you can do to protect yourself.

21 July 2016

If You Don't Use These Work Hacks Now, You'll Hate Yourself Later

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There are a lot of things you know you have to do to make your workday more efficient, and more enjoyable, like staying organized, and well informed. But there are a lot of things you can do, which aren’t as obvious, but can save you a lot of time, energy, and even money. If you want to work better, you’re going to have to work smarter, not harder.

26 March 2016

HOW TO: Play Facebook Basketball Game

First off,  Facebook Messenger already had its chess game that works on a Web browser, just recently, Facebook Messenger announced its new minigame-hidden-yet-highly-addictive shooting game, Basketball, that works within its Messenger mobile app.

If you are bored, then you need to shoot and get a high score on it.


Facebook Messenger has a hidden addictive basketball game (celebrating the college basketball's March Madness tournament) within its app.

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28 July 2015

7 Marketing Tips for Bootstrapped Entrepreneurs

Advertizing a business on a shoestring budget can be a tough call yet bootstrapped entrepreneurs have to manage it all within little funds, because for them, every dollar counts. Right?

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Well, informing the market about your products & services in the minimum possible cost can be super easy if strategic commitment and solid execution are put into effect.

07 March 2015

HOW TO: Make One Page Landscape and the Other One Portrait in Microsoft Word

This is quite common problem on businesses and agencies regarding documents view — how to consolidate document in portrait and landscape view in one file.

Sometimes, in a Word document, it needs to have different view — but most of us simply choose in one format view — either Portrait or Landscape view. How about I want to set first page to be PORTRAIT and the next page is LANDSCAPE? How will achieve it?