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10 More Links You May Have Missed, But Shouldn’t!

1. # Simply my favorite Bloggertone post ever! ‘My Chat With Seth’ is an exquisite post on creativity by Lewis Evans.

2. # Caught the entrepreneurial bug? Thinking about starting your own business? Read the signs why maybe that’s not such a great idea at American Express OPEN, (thanks BizSugar for the share).

3. #PocketNative have organized a Twitter event called #IRLday to coincide with President Obama’s visit to Ireland and they will need your help to make it a BIG success!

4. # Do you like? Google has just launched its Plus One (+1) button, Beatrice Whelan examines whether or not it’s going to be a winner , will it finally allow Google to find its place within the media market?

5. # The ‘Trade Secrets Campaign‘ from Dell is a really smart example of how some big businesses are using social media really well, (thanks to Krishna De for sharing).

6. # Another cool list from the Smallbiztrend’s team highlighting ‘65 Small Business Mobile Applications You Must Check Out’

7. # Facebook is for personal, LinkedIn is for business and Twitter, well that’s just for the techies, right? Here are ‘Top 10 reasons twitter is on top of the social media food chain’

8. # On the other hand you may already have thousands and thousands of Twitter followers, but ‘Is your Twitter account worthless?’

9. # Channelship have also been sticking with the not getting it theme, check out ‘The Art Of Multiplying Your Business Gone Wrong’.

10. # Thank you for reading and I’d love to hear your comments or would I? …..It’s been a confusing week all round! till next time 😉

Digital expert, top 10% influencer with over 10 years’ senior management experience - including managing projects and teams, and growing companies in the Irish, international and online marketplaces. Co-founded one of the largest B2B blogs in the world, helped grow a B2B social media to over 1,000,000 members, created the strategy for one of the most effective SME Facebook pages in the world and have grown 3 business websites (, & to in excess of a 100,000 unique visitors per month. Have consulted and worked with both corporate and SME clients on leveraging digital to drive business KPIs. Speaker at industry events, have authored several industry reports on the Digital Economy and appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Business Insider and other leading online and offline business publications. Specialities include: Entrepreneurship Business Development, Start-ups, Business Planning, Management, Training, Leadership, Sales Management, Sales, Sales Process, Coaching, Online Advertising, Blogging, Online Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Digital Marketing, Content Marketing, SEO, Social Media Strategist, Digital Strategy, Social Media ROI, User Generated Content, Social Customer Care.

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  • Hi Niall, Great collection and thanks for including our Twitter article in your links, much appreciated!n ~ Kate at Rose McGrory Social Media.

  • Thanks for the comment Kate, It was my pleasure! 🙂

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  • Thanks Niall, I agree in some cases it can actually damage business, particularly if customer comments are ignored.

  • Hi Dave – welcome to Bloggertone!nNice comprehensive list there, and well detailed. There is a very fine line between encouraging a small business owner to get involved in SM and SN, and scaring them off completely.nnI always encourage them to look and taste before setting up any SN or SM campaigns, and especially to use their networks for quality advice and assistance/guidance.u00a0

  •  Individuals were not getting the significant, good paying tasks that just a few years prior were numerous. Many individuals were losing their houses and going starving. The currency markets had been seeing ancient decreases, property principles were decreasing, lack of employment was increasing, and blowing up was increasing. It was looking bad.

  • Excellent blog to all of us,this blog really good information for the future. Thanks 

  • Goal Setting and Time management are important skills to increase productivity. Time management without having a clear defined set of goals can lead to waste. 

  • I found this post a year late but, I am happy that at least
    I have read it. These 12 points are golden ways to increase productivity by
    single person to a whole workplace. I loved the point of course and improvement
    option. On job training or off job training both are really helpful for
    employers and employees as this will enhance the knowledge of employee that is
    useful for business success and its ultimately effects on employer. The
    investment on training works a lot and for long.  

  • Thanks Guys, we are hopeful that the green shoots are finally starting to appear

  • Happy New Year Ben,

    I would agree about the green shoots, even if it is just being “tired” of being “in” recesion, the general feeling I get is, Yes, it is time to start making some progress. The financial vibe in Ireland presently is definitely positive, whether in business, employment or property.

    And to agree specifically with your point 2 – some SM virgins need to realise for themselves, that likes and follower numbers do not count for interaction and engagement. A painful lesson at times, but necessary.
    Here’s to more opportunities, more money, more customers, and more interactive engagement in 2013 🙂

  • Tom Watson

    Spreading the customer base also softens the blow when cusotmer don’t pay on time. The broader the base, the easier to operate your business from a cash flow perspective.

  • Thank you for that post – all very topical – Personally believe the last one is critical in light of the financial instability surrounding us these days.

  • Thanks Elish – I have found that Finance departments really appreciate it when people come and explain what they are doing rather than trying the hard sell. If you ask for their help it can really go a long way and give you insights into the organisation you cannot get elsewhere

  • Making a new year resolution is always a habit of every individual. In business, they are making resolution on how to improve their business. It is time to make effort to succeed and always focus on the things that you need to change. Those top 3 business resolutions would be a great help and make things in some way better. Stick with your New Year’s Resolution and make 2013 the year that you finally pursue your dreams to succeed.

  • Agreed Tom, it is all good. You spread the risk, learn different perspectives from new customers, and possibly use the wider exposure to break into an adjacent market area. The only caveat I could see would be the cost of servicing a wider customer base – this needs to be considered, as does the channels to be used (mail, twitter, online feedback, phone, etc).

  • Thanks Christine! You are right – resolutions are a habit. Therefore it is important to undertake them consciously. Otherwise it is almost impossible to get real buy-in from the team, and failure becomes inevitable.

  • Wow this are some good lists. Are there any strategy for social media that you could share? Like how do you gather audiences?

  • There is actually a really good website that describes numerous strategies that you can use to boost your productivity. Find it here:

  • Joe

    All good points. For number #4, I’d put an emphasis on “recognize”. Blanket rewards or praise to the workforce definitely help morale, but when you recognize individuals for specific achievements (and reward them accordingly), it’s much more beneficial, for those individuals and the organization as a whole. For the individual, it confirms to them that his or her work is both valuable and appreciated. For the organization, recognition and praise of individual effort can spur teams to aim higher in their work, encouraging others to strive for similar accolades. While software can help track workforce productivity and efficiency (our own solutions help align project and resource portfolios: ), it ultimately requires personal involvement by management and leadership to achieve the best efficiencies.

  • ‘Break the ice’ that’s what my teacher always told us when we’re discussing a boring report. Monotony and the daily routine in work makes it less exciting and makes people restless to do the job. I agree with the simple job rotation you just don’t break the monotony rather you explore the talents of your employees. Maybe with this kind set up you can never tell, you might discover the next stars of your company and increase your productivity. Great post Neil. 🙂

  • piyush

    nyc post

  • That’s an interesting article indeed! What I would like to point out is the importance of cloud technology in productivity. All these cloud business applications like Comidor ( have made collaboration much easier than before and helped in boosting the every employees productivity levels.

  • Hi,

    Very useful indeed. Incentives and rewards are on top of my list too. Using tools like Google Drive and Invoicera help a lot in team collaboration and improving productivity.


  • Yogesh Sharma

    Great post ever and i got to know many things with it . Thank you For posting this idea 🙂

  • Lottie Fury

    Great article Neil. As a manager I have a team and to improve my teams productivity and mine I got iPads and downloaded an app called Beesy. Thanks to it You can organise your actions directly from your notes, and manage at the same time your projects, actions, contacts and delegate easily thanks to the meeting minute option that is automatic. Check it out if you want to gain time at work!

  • RAF

    Thank you very much for these information Neil! You helped me a lot in my school assignments. Looking for other articles in the future! God bless!

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  • Kevin Peter

    Sometimes, start a timer, set it for 60 seconds and have me take actual decisions. Its good to do this once a while. Also, I read over another blog that taking a hot-cold contrast shower helps, gotta try this soon! 🙂

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  • Dan O’Brien

    Productivity (or lack thereof) can really damage the growth of a business. I like the post, and I think you have offered some valuable content.

  • Nikhil

    Providing a wide spread environment, making changes with new ideas. Post is very nice. It informs about various features many had already spoken about goal setting and time management. As you had said, using PC and smart phones are important tools. So i thought about CRM software like Apptivo had improved productivity at work place.

  • Sarah Salvo

    Thanks for the article! One thing I would add is to encourage employees to take note of the tasks they repeatedly do and create process around each one. That way, the steps and results are more replicable and it encourages delegation and eases the hand off between people. Here’s more on that:

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