Category Archives: Productivity

Tips for Managing Your Social Media

Everyone is doing their marketing on social media these days, but how do you make your company stand out from the rest? Check out these tips to make your social media presence really shine.

  1. Respond ASAP. A quick response is key to client satisfaction. Make sure you have your social media accounts set up to send you alerts to your phone, so you can never miss a potential client interaction.
  2. Take Control of the Conversation. Subscribe to a couple of services that will let you know if people are talking about you or your brand. Never miss the opportunity to get involved.
  3. Be Human. Even if you are talking to screen, never forgot that there is a real life person behind it.  Being genuine and sympathetic to your customers needs will get you as far on the internet as it does in real life.
  4. Always Be Aware of Your Audience. Remember that your clients are watching your online presence, and know your audience. Be consistent online with things you may have said in personal meetings.
  5. Know When Its Time to Go Offline. Social media is a great tool, but don’t forget the good old fashioned value of face to face time.

You are on your phone a lot, and you can bet that your clients are too. Check out these products to make sure the remember your name while you are checking your feed.

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Be A Good Listener

Be A Good Listener

“The biggest communication problem is we do not listen to understand.  We listen to reply”~ Steven Covey, Author, American Businessman, Educator & Keynote Speaker

You have heard the phrase, ‘eyes wide-open’, making sure you’re open to seeing every side of every opportunity with ALL the possibilities.

But what about listening with our…‘ears wide open?’ We’ve all been in meetings or dealt with clients that cut you off mid- conversation; when this happens you soon realize the person hasn’t heard a word you’ve said; the appearance is, their opinion is the only one that matters. Is this you?

In your next meeting or conversation with a colleague, co-worker, friend or client; listen with intention, ‘ears wide open’, listen to understand the point they’re trying to make; digest the information, count to four before you respond and repeat for clarity if needed.

Being a great listener is one of the best human qualities one can possess; it engages the conversation at a deeper level, it takes practice, do it.  You will be able to find the right solution for the customer by listening to their needs and finding the right solution.

Author, Cliff Quicksell  Marketing Ipromoteu

#goodlistener #communicate #howtolisten

Create A Plan for 2018 That Works!

A plan of action is necessary to be productive throughout the day and to bring in new business.  Hopefully you have put a plan in action before now.  If you haven’t, then use these helpful tips to keep you motivated through the year.  

Step 1: Start Early

Identify your goals early is always the best plan in order to jump right into your plan.   In developing your plan, make sure to ask yourself WHY you have set certain objectives-this will help to motivate you going forward.

Step 3: Break It Down

Set reasonable, achievable goals. Keep the big picture in site, but also focus on the day to day steps that will get you there. If your big picture is to bring in more business, create a plan with the help of a marketing advisor .  This along with a promotional marketing plan is important in achieving this goal.

Step 3: Be As Detailed As Possible

Don’t be afraid to lay out hour by hour what needs to be done, especially if you are prone to distraction. A clear, detail based schedule is your friend in 2018.

Step 4: Put It In Writing

We are visual creatures. Once your plan is clear to you, write it down! Print it out.  Keep a copy on your desk & another on your tablet or phone. Keep your daily & weekly goals on your mirror or near your coffee maker so you will be reminded of them first thing ever morning. Don’t let a week go by without you reviewing the plan for the year, so make sure you are still on track for the big picture goals.

Step 5: You Are Your Best Resource

Stay healthy. Don’t merely focus on your actions, focus on your body. Get plenty of sleep, exercise, & eat right. Start the day with a healthy breakfast & your goals in front of you. Hitting the gym first thing each morning will give you a motivating energy boost to start the day of right.

Step 6: Be Firm But Flexible

Do not stress yourself out if you do not follow your plan exactly. Always adjust your plan as needed throughout the year.  It is ok if some of your plans change, as long as they stay true to your overall vision, & true to you. Making adjustments when necessary will help you maintain focus on your larger goals as the year progresses.

Journal Books  are a wonderful way to keep yourself in check.  Take notes, create your to do list and the best part is crossing the task off when completed.   Your clients I’m sure would be happy to receive one from you also.


3 Steps to Rejuvenate and Improve Productivity

Even the busiest people can spare a few minutes to rejuvenate. Whether it’s a power nap or a power walk, activities that don’t use a lot of time often produce positive results to help you through a long and stressful work week.

You only need two minutes to complete these three simple excises at your own desk:

1. Leg extensions
  • Grab the seat of your chair and extend your legs straight out in front of you so they are parallel to the floor.
  • Flex and point your toes five times. Release.
  • Repeat.
2. Stretch your back
  • Hug your body, placing the right hand on your left shoulder and the left hand on your right shoulder.
  • Breathe in and out, releasing the area between your shoulder blades.
3. Cross your arms to stretch the shoulders and upper back.
  • Extend one arm out straight in front of you. With the other hand, grab the elbow of the outstretched arm and pull it across your chest, stretching your shoulder and upper back muscles.
  • Hold. Release.


Now that you have rejuvenated your mind and body, here a few products that will not only promote your business but will also promote wellness and relaxation.  Click the images below for more information about this products.


Earth Spa KitGive customers the opportunity to relax and unwind with your brand! Perfect for the holidays, Mother’s Day or a promotional event giveaway, you’ll put everyone at ease with this travel-sized gift. Packaged in a biodegradable clear EVA bag, the Earth spa kit includes a sponge scrubber, bath towel, loofah pad and massager. With a variety of imprint methods offered, people will think of your brand when treating themselves to a day of pampering!


Spa Tin Candle2 oz. eco-friendly mini soy travel tin candle. Available scents: Vanilla Honey, Pacific Redwood, Aloe Lily, Lemon Tea, Yuzu Coconut, and Lavender Milk. Approximate burn time: 8 hrs. Each tin measures 2 in D x 1.5 in H.


Exhale Essential Oil Reed DiffuserExhale Essential Oil Blend in a 4 oz. Reed Diffuser (with fractionated coconut oil). Exhale is a soothing mixture of essential oils that promotes deep and easy breathing. Reed diffuser comes with 10 bamboo sticks and ship unassembled. Container Size: 5 3/4″ x 1 1/2″.

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