Archive for Collaboration

Online Market for Talent Kicks Off

According to Gamesblog, a team of video game developers is offering their services via an online auction on eBay.

Could this be of interest to marketeers? Could a crack advertising or product development team "freelance" in this way? Of course, the game developers include a full team of people with all the skills needed to produce a game – it is really an organization, except that it's virtual. However, this could be the precursor to being able to hire the talent instead of hiring the firm. 

Via reBang

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Googling with Virtual Teams

Do you work on projects with team members in different parts of the world? If yes, then you will find Google Calendar to be quite useful in scheduling meetings and tele-conferences because it allows you to share your schedule with your team members.

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You can have multiple calendars and choose whom you want to share each one with. An Agenda mode lets you see the activities you have planned for the next 2 weeks.

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Top Five Strategies for Persuasion

Fast Company has a post about Josh Gordon's research into persuasive presentations.

The top five persuasive strategies:

  • Sharing facts: 73.5%
  • Offering a solution: 62.1%
  • Sharing a new idea: 52.8%
  • Telling a story: 51.6%
  • Changing a perception: 50.9%

The remaining practices include humor, creating excitement, audience involvement, building trust, inspiration, building a financial case, creating an emotional appeal, getting competitive, and overcoming hostility.

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