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March 01, 2007 Free Articles

Telephone Audio, Getting the Most from IVR and On Hold Marketing

At one time or another, nearly all of us have been on the other end of a poorly thought out IVR system, been left on hold listening to an appalling rendition of green sleeves, been directed to a non-descript answer machine or worst still been left ringing and ringing and ringing. Your telephony system can be the first impression a potential client gets of your company. Get this wrong and you could be creating a bad first impression that may be permanent. This article looks at some of the common mistakes made with IVR and on-hold marketing. It also outlines some good techniques to use for optimum results.

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Podcasting your Business

This article answers the question "What is a Podcast?" and discusses the importance of targeting your market with quality information and good recorded audio content.

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A Guide To Greenhouse Accessories

The greenhouse accessories you may need for your greenhouse are many and varied.

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Alternative Medicine Courses

Depending on your career interest, successful completion of one or more alternative medicine courses can lead to professions in naturopathy, natural health, homeopathy, massage therapy and Oriental medicine - to list just a few.

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MLM LEAD Generation What They Are Not Telling You.

What is going to grow your home business is putting your business in front of The right people on a daily bases. And finding the right people is not as hard

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Three Sources of Residual Income

Residual income is income that a person earns again and again for something they do once. They can earn it through a home business, investments or direct marketing. Each method will provide the chance to earn a great income without putting in a lot of hours.

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How to Move Past the Fears of Starting Up Your Business

What’s holding you back from staring up your small business? Is it lack of venture capital, fear of failure, or the uncertainty of it all? Maybe this is your first time starting up a business and the lack of knowledge is paralyzing your forward movement. Whatever the reason, you can bet that there is a fear-based belief running in the background that needs to be addressed. This article speaks to the most common fears.

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Self Acceptance - Freedom For Fearless Expression

Self acceptance is very attractive. The one who is most congruent will control the situation. If your frame is strong enough, you can get away with anything. Self acceptance gives you the freedom for fearless expression. The expression of complete self acceptance is the inspiration that we all crave so much. When we see others expressing themselves with self acceptance, we feel a sense of acceptance towards what they are doing too.

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Health and The Long Tail: How It Can Apply

People in the marketing world spend quite a bit of time thinking about how to best meet the needs of their customers. The astute marketers have begun investigating the concept of "The Long Tail" and seeing how they can provide the choice people are seeking. This article provides a connection between "The Long Tail" and providing health solutions.

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Featured School of the Week: Steiner Education Group - Baltimore School of Massage

Baltimore School of Massage (a Steiner Education Group Member) is conveniently located in the suburbs of Baltimore and offers prospective students career and massage training programs in professional massage, professional esthetic, and a professional program in Shiatsu and Asian bodywork.

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The Magic of the Disney Cruise Line

The Disney Cruise line makes magic true for children the same way Midas turned everything he touched into gold. The ships of the Disney Cruise line are specially designed to re-create the magic of the cartoon world both for adults and children, just as the Disney cartoons do still today.

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Pulling For Your Back – The Best Way To Exercise Your Back

Pulling exercises for your back are not only some of the most beneficial to strengthen, but they can also help to stretch and improve your posture at the same time. Learn why pulling is so important to your back health and how to get the most out of your back exercise workout.

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Weight Loss Strategies: Getting Unstuck

Do you look at your weight loss goals in terms of having to pay a price to achieve them? Do you look at this as a cost, or as an investment in your health and well-being? Think carefully about the price you’re paying by NOT losing weight. Your own answers may surprise you.

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Red Flags Of Sales Recruiting: No Need To Take Action (Don't Hire Them In The First Place!)

Recruiting and hiring sales professionals is typically reactive in nature: sales managers generally do not start looking for candidates until they have an immediate need. In an attempt to fill an open position as quickly as possible with the most qualified candidate (the best of the bunch), hiring managers often overlook or ignore critical areas in candidate's backgrounds and personalities, only to realize they've made a bad decision down the road.

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Remember: You're Hiring Them to Work for You, Not to Date You

As a recruiter or hiring manager, sometimes it's easy to let our own personal biases influence our hiring decisions. The best candidates for any particular position are typically not going to have 100% of the attributes we're looking for. Therefore it's imperative that we distinguish between those characteristics we "need" and those "would like to have" when evaluating potential employees, otherwise you may be overlooking potentially valuable contributors.

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