The pandemic has changed everything, how we live, and how we work.
It has forced us as employees, employers, service providers, and business owners to pivot away from how things used to get done. And, in turn, it has redefined success. We find our wins when, where, why, and how we can.
From an industry perspective, it’s unfortunately all-too-clear what the impact of COVID-19 has been. Brick-and-mortar retail businesses, hospitality, and countless other sectors are in dire straits.
On the flip side, it is important to note that the pandemic has triggered some beneficial activities. …
“Every kid coming out of school now thinks he can be the next Mark Zuckerberg, and with these new technologies like cloud computing, he actually has a shot.” — Marc Andreessen, co-founder of Netscape, Facebook board member.
When discussing top innovations that have changed the way we live, and how we do business, technology like the internet, Wi-Fi, the smartphone, Bluetooth, e-commerce and Bitcoin come to mind.
And although all these things continue to play a significant role in the world, here at InfoStreet, we would argue that cloud computing has been one of the most transformative technologies over the…
Following our last post discussing Google Meet and the myriad video conferencing services businesses of all shapes and sizes are incorporating into their remote work realities, we are excited to announce that InfoStreet has added Google Voice to the InfoStreet App Market.
Why is this important? Because in a world where Google has created so many iterations of talk and text applications, it seems like Google Voice is coming back into its own. More specifically, Google Voice is the top contender when it comes to affordable voice calling and messaging for personal or business needs.
Which is important, of course…
Not wanting to be left behind its video-conferencing counterparts (like Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Cisco Webex), Google has recently made Meet (previously Google Hangouts), its “premium conferencing product,” free to everyone.
Previously, while anyone could join Google Meet calls for free, users had to have a paid G Suite account in order to schedule and start calls. Now, anyone with a Gmail address (personal or business/enterprise) can easily integrate Meet into their conferencing toolkit.
Video conferencing and other remote work solutions are increasingly ubiquitous during our continued work-from-home reality, so the more the merrier when it comes to making things easier…
Whether you work for or run a large enterprise, operate a small business, freelance, manage a family, or you’re retired, we have all been significantly affected by COVID-19.
Staying home and self-isolating or quarantining to do our part to flatten the curve is the proper course. We will get through this. We will stay together by staying apart. But what does that really mean for small business owners?
“Jump on in. The water’s fine,” says Clay Adams, an indie comics creator, when asked about Kickstarter and crowdfunding creator-owned comics during the Coronavirus pandemic.
“I know many creators are debating whether now is a good time to launch,” says Adams. “I had the same concerns. But [ComixTribe’s] Tyler James and [fellow indie comic creator] Charlie Stickney talked me into putting something together right now, and it’s easily my most-backed…
COVID-19 has changed our social as well as our work lives, and will probably continue to do so for many months to come. But as entrepreneurs and business owners, the best we can do is to adapt to the new situation.
If you and your team aren’t already working from home, then it might be something to consider in the very near future. But before you take the leap, it’s a good idea to have the right tools at hand to ensure a smooth transition from the corporate office to the home office.
We’re about to go through seven ways…
Some time ago I was having a conversation with someone about “team perk approvals.”
A team member wanted to join a “marketing” community and was hoping to get the monthly membership fee covered.
“That’s great,” I said. “It’s nice to know your colleagues can get professional development support subsidized.”
But I had a burning question: “You’re aware that we have built an amazing Slack community for communications professionals, right?”
Storytelling: Whether you’re in PR, marketing or a like-minded communications discipline, it’s stories that affect change.
Statistics can draw us into a campaign. Humour can hook us. Shocking imagery can, well, shock us.
But stories have us coming back for more.
As a strategy, nowhere is this more important than in the nonprofit sector. Why? Because nonprofits are presented with a unique challenge and opportunity at the same time.
They aren’t selling anything. Well, not really. They aren’t marketing a service or peddling a product.
That’s an opportunity. Nonprofits have a purpose. A goal beyond sales. An altruistic aim.
I was originally going to call this article “Essential Writing Tools for Communicators,” but I decided that this information is just too good to closet within one group.
The whole world would benefit from this list, I said to myself.
And then I thought (also to myself — I’m my own best audience), perhaps it should be “Essential Creative Writing Tools.”
SEO implications aside, I was irked by the exclusionary feel of “creative.” These tools, and these thoughts aren’t just for creative writers.
So, “Essential Writing Tools.”
I’ve written before about how important writing is.
Not this kind of writing…