Wednesday, 1 March 2017

BUSINESS NETWORKING SECRETS FOR ENTREPRENEURS


For any entrepreneur - it is very critical to build the right relationships with seasoned business professionals and grow your business network. the opportunities that will come to you will be from your own network and the people you spend time with. most of your opportunities are attached to people close to you.

To be a great in business networking... you have to know about all the major events in your space - conferences, meetups, seminars, workshops etc. You have to use your network to get information about any business related events where you can generate lead or get to meet someone who can help you with your business objectives.



Whenever you try to talk to other attendees or even speakers during any event, don't care much about your first impression. Almost everyone gets it wrong the first time. The key is to build a long term relationship and get comfortable over time.

(99%)Most people think networking event is just a waste of time. To be more efficient in your networking goal, you have to be prepared to do unlimited amount of face-to-face interactions and if you can try to find out who's going to attend and how can you use them for long term business goals. just registering for an event is not enough... 

Participating actively with other attendees and getting their contact cards(business cards) is the secret of building a good network. 
You have to show them your value and how you can be an important part of their network.



You can successfully build network with the top industry leaders and professionals by creating something of value for them. You have to make yourself interesting enough that they choose to seek you out. 
You have to identify what sets you apart... 
Identify what makes you unique


Ask your friends to tell you about your extraordinary features..what is unique about you..
what are the best experiences you had & what are you really interested about. think about how are you going to introduce yourself when you get a chance to meet and talk with some CEO of a multi billion dollar company whom you have always wanted to meet. 

What is your pitch? 

Be an expert in your field... grow your knowledge and expertise in your industry/market.Once you have enough knowledge you will be confident to talk to people about that topic. you might also be able to give some valuable advice. this will take you to the top of the list.

Be patient and keep learning new insights about your business or industry. Providing solutions to your colleagues or someone from your network will prove your talent and skill. this in turn will get you enough credentials to build an ever growing business network that will get you the best business opportunities and life time of valuable relationships.

So what are you waiting for..... start building your business network today.








Sunday, 22 January 2017

ESSENTIAL GUIDE FOR ONLINE REPUTATION MANAGEMENT - Phenomposts

Phenomposts - online reputation management guide

 What is Online reputation management? :   

Its the process of managing online results and contents about you or your business... When someone types your name/business-name and searches it on google or any other search engine... you want to make sure that there are no negative results or queries about you/your business.... O.R.M. (online reputation management) is simply the process of controlling your online reputation and branding..


Having good reviews about your product or business is always favorable sometimes you might have hit hard by a bad review.... you yourself as a consumer might have consulted many user reviews before buying any product... Previously like 10-15 years ago the power of digital media was in the hands of the business managers but after the social media revolution and wave of social platforms where you can make profiles tag and post contents on anything ... any business or product...this power of control of what is being said or posted about any brands or business or person has been transferred into the hands of consumers..

Consumers are always seeking for more user generated reviews, contents and posts for guidance and to compare products or services ....their buying decisions are being manipulated by users all over the world posting written contents, blog-posts or any videos or images.

Social media catalyzed such social behaviors trends, where each user is interacting openly with others like them or even interact with brands .... in the social media age word-of-mouth is very important if you want to keep generating leads for your business and keep your marketing-sales funnel working !!

 Why O.R.M. is important for you?  

It is often said that an unhappy customers will tell at-least 10 others about their unhappy experience about any product or service and may even influence others into not buying that product/service... any negative review or comment on your business page is a very daunting experience... this is where an online reputation manager comes in.... they control the online reputation by managing your online pages, blogs, social media profiles.... these professionals use many techniques to harness the power of internet reviews and social media feedback to gain a competitive advantage on others..

This guide is for professionals, owners, managers, students, etc. who want to control their online reputation and build an awesome brand...



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 How to use online reviews? 

Firstly you need to assess your current online reputation. Search for yourself online...your full name...your brand or your company name...even your blog page or website.. how does your page and links rank in the search results... list down all the URL which show up in the first two page....also take notes of what is being said about you....
By taking specific steps and actions you can manage your online reputation and create a phenomenal brand and image that links both the online and offline world.


 What changes are to be made? 

Look in detail which link show up when you search your brand online and identify where and what changes you want to make. If any negative post or review is present then make sure you make it a priority to delete that or push its ranking down. Also mark the contents & posts which you want to show up in the rankings...

Determine your best platforms and arenas...find out the social media sites and platforms where your target market hangs out....build a strong brand message in those platforms... depending on the type of reputation you want you can choose the arena and start posting relevant information about you or your brand... after finding out the current reputation data you can figure out what strategy is going to workout for your brand/company..what & where are you going to post these information and messages...placement and relevancy is very important if you want to build the best image in the market.... the type of contents or messages might include :
a blog post, press releases, directories or research papers, tweets, videos on YouTube, Facebook posts , tutorials, events , meetups or even interviews.. 


 How to start Building your online reputation? 

make good quality contents of different types like email, blog-posts, messages, videos, articles etc... and keep working on your marketing strategy and start posting them and promoting them on search engines... use Search engine optimization techniques to make your posts and pages more visible and rank higher than competition  .... use user generated reviews and posts and use them to create blog posts to get more positive image (ask your hardcore customers to promote you/your brand).... make sure your business operations and its objectives are transparent to your consumers... this will help you get good user generated contents... both bad and good.... if its a negative review.... you need to work to get that post deleted or get it pushed down.... try to talk and communicate to customers especially those who had bad experience with your brand.... solve the issue and make them post it online if they are satisfied with your service & help or not.... if not you still have to find better solutions and if  they are satisfied and happy .... encourage them to post about your brand on social media platforms. Do not run away from transparency.

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 A good online reputation is a vital element for any business 

as you keep creating contents to help your reputation improve... also keep a track on how successfully are you able to influence your target market.. monitor regularly your online reputation. track your progress and keep an eye for any mentions or key phrases related to you... doing that will help you can sort them out accordingly and respond to anything negative or bad for your image(example:fake news). Good quality RELEVANT content is must for your brand building... start publishing and promoting on internet... been seen and heard among your target users. Before responding to any online complaints or bad reviews seriously consider that there may be some weaknesses in your process that need to be addressed and if the company or you messes up or do something wrong take the ownership for it. Make genuine apology to those who had any bad experience as a product or service or by you or your brand. lastly i would like to say that...although online reputation management is necessary .. like all business operations you need to effectively invest time and money to build your online reputation and manage it properly. 

 ONLINE REPUTATION MANAGEMENT IS NECESSARY FOR ANY BUSINESS IN 2017 

WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR!! IF YOU DON'T WORK ON YOUR ONLINE REPUTATION , YOU WON'T ACHIEVE FULL MARKET POTENTIAL.








Thursday, 19 January 2017

ANATOMY OF A HIGHLY FUNCTIONING PROFESSIONAL

Are you a productive person? Have you ever wondered what makes one more productive than another?

Productivity is not about one's intelligence or skills, its about practicing and maintaining habits that makes you more efficient in your daily work life.






Productivity does not means working hours after hours like a machine .... the amount of your ability and discipline that you have also doesn't mean that you are productive... it might just help you in certain situations... but how do someone remain productive 365 days, all year long ...


Productivity simply means you can do high impact work in a short span of time.


For example: suppose i can type pretty well and very fast .... and i can respond to 1000 mails a day....that only does not makes me highly productive.... because writing & replying e-mails has very little output. 

So, to increase my productivity i need to send more impacting emails (emails which has more real output) or just do some work which has more productive results.



Productivity gets better output than your normal days results. Productivity doesn't comes overnight ...you need commitment to intelligence, planning, excellence focused effort.


Productivity is not achieved by accident... it takes practice hard work.

Are you ready to be productive in your daily life style and maintain your commitment to achieve more from your work because we all know we have limited time as adults ... as we have so many responsibilities and jobs.

In this blog-post I'm going to share tips and studies done on productivity and how top world leaders from different fields keep themselves more productive than the rest of us.








Productive people manage their time very well. They focus on minutes not hours. Leaders who are successful and productivity know that time is the most valuable asset that they have, money can be made and lost but time spend is never reclaimed ... so you should know where to spend your time and how much of your time you are going to spend doing a work. Timing is everything, especially in the world of business, entrepreneurship or professionals

Focused people are most productive. Highly functioning professionals know what is their most important job and work on it every single day, usually they start every morning by doing that important task for 1-2-3 hours without any interruptions. What is your most important task that will make you successful and gain you more output? To be productive you need to know prioritizing things and work them out on that order. Be productive by accomplishing tasks that get you more and better results. 

to-do lists v/s to-don't list.
do not use a to-do lists ... instead use a calendar and put everything on that .. almost 40% of things on a to-do lists are not actually done and this leads to stress when you keep looking at that undone list of tasks... very unproductive. Use your calendar to stay updated with your schedule. Create a to-don't list and write down all the unproductive habits that you do not want to repeat again. 

Avoid distractions procrastination. Productive people don't waste their time trying to build their willpower, instead they work on the barriers of productivity and prioritize their work and do the without losing focus and also taking breaks whenever required. Productivity decreases as we keep working for long hours, so do keep short breaks to keep yourself fresh and more efficient in whatever you doing.  

Automate operations that you can. Technology has enabled us to automate small things that take up a lot of time in our daily life. similarly is the case with any business or career, you need to automate all the unimportant tasks which could be done using technology. automation will save you a lot of time and you can focus on things that matter. Find out what are the daily activities that you can automate.

Optimize time pockets. There are many events occurring during our day-to-day activities and we have small time pockets in between different events which we can optimize effectively to increase our productivity. this technique is valuable for anybody everybody. find out where in your schedule you are having such time pockets and plan accordingly so you can achieve the maximum results in least time.

Set timelines. you need to set timeline for your work because if you don't ,there is a high possibility that it might take longer than you expected it to... and as you lose track of time the job might extend longer and if your timeline and schedule is not set it will take forever to complete that work...also it will effect all the other tasks. you need regular goal setting and timeline setup for your work to remain productive and maintain consistency.


Don't fear asking for help. Discussing your ideas and problems with business leaders and other professionals who have solved a similar problem like yours or simply belong to the same industry as your products is the best strategy whenever problems arise whose solution you can't find anywhere else .. asking for help is not very easy. especially for people like me who wants to do everything myself and learn by doing... but guess what! there are people out there who already has the value and knowledge that we want to acquire and we can't reach our full potential unless we reach out and take opportunities like these ..make use of the free world...


Don't Multitask. Successful people don't ever multitask ... they just focus all strategy on one job and do that one task utilizing all mental and physical abilities. productivity decreases with multi tasking, your goal to be able to focus yourself on the most necessary work that is to be done without interruptions from any other stress or work. choose your specific task/objective/output and use all your assets on it for quality results in any business.




Sleep.Eat-healthy.Exercise.Get-out. after doing a good amount of good work all day you need to cave in have a good meal and most important a good sound sleep as well. "healthy body = healthy mind"
And start your day with highly nutritious healthy heavy breakfast ... you are not going to have much time to eat all day while you hustle and grind all day. productivity needs your body mind to be fit.  And also take breaks after whole weeks work ... get out in the sunlight and natural breeze... it will work as a stress buster too... this will keep you happy to stay on track with your mission and goals.