Two Ways Tech Can Help or Hurt Your Productivity

by: Shad Bookout Time waits for no man. It is the one constant in the universe that cannot be stopped. Every day, the vast majority of us seek to discover more of it and how to use the precious little bit of it we have more effectively. But then we get sucked into the void. A mountain of “other things” continue to attack our allotment of time. We try to fight it to no avail. As soon as one distraction is defeated, another takes its place. In the end, we just journey on not really knowing if the next moment is something planned or something-
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Now That Prime Day Has Passed, What Happens Next

by: Shad Bookout Prime Day 2017 is in the record books, and it was an event to remember. It has been suggested that the total sales reached nearly $2 Billion while surpassing last year's sales volumes by 60%. And while the final numbers from Prime Day are still being tallied, the real value lies not in the profits made but by the connections made to customers. Prime Day has become almost like the new Black Friday.  It has already become the second largest day of online shopping (second only to Cyber Monday). And the packages currently traveling-
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Get Ready, the Packages are Coming

by: Shad Bookout For weeks now, your package receiving area has languished as the volume of arriving packages has seemed to stabilize. Even though your are still burdened by the sheer volume that piles up on a daily basis, you have finally found a pardon from the onslaught brought on by the various holidays of the last six months. Thanksgiving through Christmas and into the New Year saw a record number of deliveries. Over 60% of people in the U.S. have an Amazon Prime account, and that led to nearly 68 million packages delivered over the six-week-
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How Does Your Team Grab Hold of Momentum?

By: Shad Bookout Momentum is a cleverly-disguised, two-way street that runs throughout all facets of your business. Operations, sales, marketing and every other department must yield to the power of momentum. When it works in your favor, momentum can turn a challenging situation into a series of glorious victories. But when momentum is not in your favor, you feel as though you were Sisyphus, pushing the boulder up the hill. Momentum can be your worst enemy or your greatest ally. Here are some ways you can take hold and let momentum help lead your-
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Are you the Master of the 5 ‘W’s?

By: Shad Bookout Every day, you encounter customers that are filled with questions. In some cases, it seems that all they ever have are questions. And they expect you to have all the answers. It is not important to them if those answers are a part of your job description. They do not care that they could probably discover the solutions themselves. It is not their concern what your company policy dictates. What they care about is your ability to serve them and that service almost always revolves around the 5 “W”s. Who Needs It – Do you-
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