Recently it came to my attention that the Visceral Concepts website wasn’t very clear about what it is we do as a company. People mentioned to me, “I was visiting your website recently, and I couldn’t figure out what it is that you do.” Heh, ok, that’s a clue. If I had only gotten that from one or two people, I might have written it off as fluke, but it was from a significant number of people, so I listened.
Sometimes we get super caught up in the important stuff of our day-to-day business. We have clients to meet, projects to finish, prospective clients to follow up with, social media to handle, marketing to run, and bills to pay. There is also a ton of other minutia that we've got taking up our other time. Sometimes it gets to the point where your desk looks like mine. Today, we recommend taking the time to de-clutter.
My brain has been on hyperdrive the past few weeks, and here's a big reason. Today's leader, Andy Frisella of 1st Phorm, is a down and dirty, no BS kind of leader. I've been following his Instagram feed (@AndyFrisella) and his brief videos absolutely fire me up. Today, I want to share a video he did with SecretEntourage where he offers three simple tips for any up-and-coming entrepreneur. It's only a 5 minute video, so definitely invest this time.
This morning I was cruising my social media feed as I normally do. Some friends posted their daily stuff, others posted Amber Alerts that were no longer active (as people tend to), and others still posted political propaganda (which is often extremely polarized and oversimplified). Most of the stuff that came across my feed was the normal stuff that I fly right by looking for something interesting to read or for someone's actual status update that clues me in to what's going on in their lives far away from my city. Then I ran in to the video below. I'm not sure who posted it, but the 8 minutes of bicycle brain twisting was incredibly entertaining, yet also revelatory. Watch.
I've loved baseball since I was a kid. Of all the sports I can get excited about, baseball is the one I always come back to. I don't really follow players or team stats, I just love to watch and play the game. I've got my favorite teams, and I've got the ones I don't like so much, but as long as the game is well played I'm interested. And in life, I've always looked to the great players to learn lessons. Since today is a big day in baseball, we're going to look there for our leadership lesson.
It happened again today. I saw a logo for a company that had nothing to do with the company. Worse, it was a complete ripoff of another logo that was entirely unrelated. The company was a dirt-hauling company. It was painted on the side of a dump truck. They had taken the Godfather logo and replaced the words with the name of their company.
Ever have one of those days where you feel like you’ve missed every project deadline and it seems like every client is upset? Unfortunately, in my line of work, this stuff happens every now and then. Projects begin to take longer than expected to get right, some things get put off for too long, and you realize the hard way that you are not, in fact, on the same page as your client like you thought you were. I have to say, it’s a horrible feeling.
Maybe it's just me, but whenever I come across a company I take a look at their website. It's the first place I go to find out more about them. In all the years I've had access to the mobile web, one thing still stands out. Most companies have crappy websites. They're years outdated, they're not mobile-friendly, and they don't work quite the way their supposed to. Sometimes they've even got missing or out-of-date information. It's sort of a big problem. Warning, this article is a little aggressive.
One of the highest rated ex-presidents of all time, former president Bill Clinton has mastered the art of communication. It is clear that when he gives a speech, especially one revolving around the work the Clinton Foundation does around the world, people listen intently. His message is always heard, and is often moving to those listening. Today we'll be looking at some of the ways we can communicate like Mr. Clinton.