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Our Favorite Digital Tools In A Time Of Social Distancing.

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In the wake of Coronavirus (COVID-19) closures, nearly everyone’s lives have been or will be disrupted in some way. While we continue ahead with social distancing to curtail the virus outbreak, we must also navigate the tumultuous business climate it creates.

Fortunately, we have never lived in a better time to stay connected and to help kickstart support your digital efforts, we’ve gathered a list of some of our favorite tools to meet online, share files, work together, and generally keep the wheels of commerce spinning.

  1. Teleconferencing
    There are many teleconferencing options, but none of them offer quite the depth, feature set, and ease of use the Zoom does. The free option allow you to hold unlimited 1 to 1 meetings and unlimited group meetings (up to 100 participants) in 40 minute increments, while paid versions allow you to create entire events supporting vast numbers of participants.

    If you attend any kind of virtual networking events in the coming weeks, it will likely be held on this platform.

  2. Filesharing (Google Drive / Dropbox / iCloud / One Drive)
    Sharing files over email sucks. Using a filesharing service is much easier! We use Google Drive in our business because it is operating system agnostic, storage is cheap, it easily allows us to save files directly to our file system and sync to the cloud, and makes sharing files remotely a breeze.

    We also interface with Dropbox, iCloud, and One Drive regularly and know they have strong platforms and use cases.

  3. Online Scheduling
    When we implement digital scheduling in appointment-based businesses, it increases their appointment load by about 11%.

    When applied to other businesses, online scheduling removes barriers to networking and reduces the administration time you spend actually trying to schedule appointments.

    Calendly has both free and paid plans available.

  4. Customer Relationship Manager (CRM) / Project Management Tool
    We use a Insightly as a CRM and Project Management tool. It easily allows us to keep track of important client information, attach projects to organizations, and stay in touch with everyone we do business with.

    Insightly also allows us to automate the process of onboarding clients, setting up recurring tasks, and checking in on different phases of projects we’re working on.

  5. Create A Course
    If getting together in person is difficult, creating a course online is easier than ever. You can utilize your knowledge in your field to create a valuable asset that can help connect you to new customers, generate revenue, and reinforce the idea that you’re an expert in your field.

    There are many different tools you can use to offer this, but we do a lot of integrations of WordPress and Learndash.

    We also have seen people use Kajabi with success. Whatever your choice is, don’t let the technology get in the way of you sharing your insights with the world.

  6. Email
    Email is the cheapest form of advertising you can do. Whether sending personal emails, or using a mailing tool to send email to lists, the power to reach out to interested people is an amazing tool.

    The power to segment your contacts into groups and send targeting mailings to them is even more powerful.

    We use Mailchimp as our newsletter service. We like it because it offers easy integrations with most of our other digital tools, allows us to set up automations, segments our lists into specific targets, and is free up to 2500 contacts.

    That’s a good price we’re told.

We’re here to help with any digital questions you may have, to help you strategize new ways to make business connections, or to just remind you that even though we may be in a time of social distancing, we have never had the ability to be more connected to each other than right now.

Coronavirus and Navigating Business During Times of Uncertainty | Refreshing Edge Podcast Episode 8

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This is a special Zero Day version of our podcast where we talk about a topic that is on everyone’s mind right now. The worldwide spread of COVID-19 has sparked numerous event closures, changed consumer-focus, and has cause a lot of uncertainty in World Markets.

We are not qualified to talk about the medical implications of this outbreak and we encourage you to listen to your local health authorities for any medical advice you may need. However, we do have some thoughts on what navigating this time as a business or professional might be like, what you can do to strengthen your customer and professional relationships, and how to stay positive in an uncertain business climate.

Plus we have some thoughts on tools you might use, tactics you might take, and are offering free brainstorming consults for anything you might be chewing on. We also have a Free Facebook Group as a resource.

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Public Speaking And The Power Of Mindset

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Have you ever wanted to give a better presentation? Are you nervous about speaking in public? Are you interested in how your mindset shapes your experience? Well, we have the episode for you!

In today’s episode, we talk about methods to overcome stage fright, feeling more confident in your presentations, and how to change your mindset to embrace this (or any) challenge.

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Targeting The Right Audience | Refreshing Edge Podcast Episode 6

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Who is your ideal customer? Where do they hang out? What do they want to know? How do you present it to them? All this plus Megan says “Dolla Dolla Bills Y’all” so that’s probably something you shouldn’t miss.

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Getting Your Ish Together With Anna De Salvo – Refreshing Edge Podcast Episode 5

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In this episode we talk with our first guest, Anna De Salvo, about reclaiming your time, prioritizing important things, strategies for creating new habits and generally getting your “Ish together” (her words).

Plus Nicholas talks about the results Anna has delivered in his work and how working pet parents aren’t the same as working parents of human children.

Extras: If you’re interested in any of Anna’s resources, you can find them at here website here.

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