New Board Members, Flexible Teams & Refreshing Websites ūüĆŹūüé≥ūüĖĪ #60

Stronger Strategy: Two New Board Seats

Imagine having two seats at your organisation’s board table or your project’s board – one for the planet and one for the children.

In the prince2 project methodology¬†a board is an equal number of customers and supplier representatives – that is, people who’ll receive the result of the project and those supplying the bits to bring it to be. I’ve seen this work well as the two important stakeholders have a voice.

Throw in the planet and the children and BOOM we’ve got the future represented. So simple. So sweet.

Thanks to BFry for the origin of these thoughts Рprompted by this podcast {really worth a listen Рgo beyond the different language used and listen to the end}

 

refreshing runwaydigital.com

We’re improving our online sites: runwaydigital.com, samanthabell.com.au, LinkedIn, other social media, better displaying our free resources & frameworks, refining our systems to distribute information and updating our products and services for you.

What do you like? What would you like to see? Shoot us ideas. Thanks

My aim is for brevity, clean design, clear credibility, interesting offerings, and having sites we use as examples to inspire others.

Thanks to Kimberley & Ryan for the inspiration and insight.

quick LinkedIn upgrade

I’ve a new LinkedIn look. It only took a few minutes thanks to quick creative from Canva¬†(so simple!). Thanks to Fabien for the tip of the colourful ring around the profile photo to standout in a LinkedIn search.

 

What’s happening online?

Focused, fascinating & humane insights on leading virtual, flexible teams by Tim Buzza. #agile #lean #trust #remotework #highperformance #selforganising #futureofwork #tealorganisation #communication #inclusion #adaptable #mindset

Why you should make useless things.

Go Gus!

Nice one Sammartino ~

Wonderful footage of big mountain skiing with friends. Thanks Daffy.

Thanks FB newsfeed eradicator for this quote:

What’s happening in your world?

As always, wishing you well,
Sam

Trust, Business Growth & Optimising Sales ūüėć ūüėé ūüí™ #58

Trust, growth and optimising sales

In Dan Pink’s “To Sell is Human” book he mentioned we’re now all in sales.

In the past few weeks I’ve been optimising a system to connect clients with large volumes of relevant potential customers. It could be called sales.

In refining this system, I’ve realised that now there is a massive opportunity to quickly find people online who connect with you as an individual – to find the people who will be inspired to quickly become customers, be ultra-helpful in sharing your business via word of mouth, as well as helping find answers.

The thing is, now you can connect with anyone. You don’t want to be connected to everyone. Business is fast and there are loads of messages, notifications and as the volume increases, people increasingly look for people they trust.

Being connected to highly relevant people who ‘get’ your way of thinking, your values/philosophies, your work and style… people who¬†trust you… means you can quickly gain answers, do business together, ask for connections to potential customers and more.

LinkedIn and other social media services provide quick messaging. If you’re connected with¬†highly relevant and engaged¬†people you have less noise in your network and you can quickly message and create progress.

And that’s the key!

I’ve been saying for years: grow your¬†relevant¬†online audience, find your “niche-niche” people – the very select group of people in the world who know and respect you.¬†Don’t bulk up your LinkedIn connections for the sake of likes and numbers, grow your relevant audience so you connect and engage with people who’ll take action.

Start now – type in a topic of interest in¬†LinkedIn search and refine the search to your city. Click on ten profiles, read their summaries and if you’re inspired by what you read and see,¬†hit connect. (Leave the others.) When connecting, include a message that explains why you’re interested in their perspective and what you’d like to learn from them. Be real and honest!

Repeat the process. Aim for 10-50 messages a week. Go! Discover your international peers and future colleagues.

Time is of the essence and fast progress is within your reach.

You don’t yet know the gains you’ll have in the future…

Tim B – thx again for the excellent session & sharing this post.
Cam – yesterday’s chat inspired this!

This is Giles’ post that explains the automation tool¬†for LinkedIn connections and messages, combined with LinkedIn Sales Navigator and a few other tools. We’ve refined this slightly and tailor it for relevant audiences.

If you want to connect with more highly relevant people / customers, book in a session with me.

Enjoy these online treats ~

Fabulous, brand-relevant heading on Bitly’s recent questionnaire:

Succinct and engaging words¬†(great example whether or not you’re wanting to raise cash for your business):

Fun quote (via the Facebook newsfeed eradicator!):

Another on business culture: “The Heartbeat” by Fred Wilson – I love the opening line¬†“The best companies I work with have a heartbeat, they operate on a pace and a cadence and a rhythm that is…”

I’ve been working with website hosting company, Serversaurus.¬†Here are a few of the tips¬†I’ve picked up about website hosting.

Just in case you’re listening to a Tim Ferriss podcast¬†I’ve recommended and can’t bear the first few minutes, know that I generally skip the first four minutes so I’m straight into the introduction and interview. May that be useful!

Wishing you well,
Sam

SamanthaBell.com.au
RunwayDigital.com

Flying in VR, Stem Cell Developments & LinkedIn 2017 ūüĆŹ ūüíČ ūüíé #19

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Hi,

Welcome to the 19th edition of this email. Did you know you can read all past editions in our archive?

The subject this time round is 2017 Success¬†and I’ve included¬†great links on Virtual Reality and stem cell developments.

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Fantastic 2017

Getting annual health checks in January has me feel soooo organised and glowing with satisfaction for the rest of the year.

“I did that in January!”

Let’s create that feeling for you with your LinkedIn profile:

1. Book¬†30 minutes in your diary in the next fortnight to polish your LinkedIn¬†so it’s ready for the rest of the year.

2. In that 30 minutes either use these free tips¬†or¬†download our new, 2017 version of¬†The Standout Professional’s LinkedIn workbook¬†(see discount details below).

The new, 2017 version just left¬†the¬†maintenance sheds. Thankfully I had¬†less updates to do¬†than expected and really¬†enjoyed the process of refining¬†last year’s work.

We’ve also updated the price to $19 so more people can learn and if you use this discount code mylinkedinrocks in the next week¬†it’s $10 and remember the bonus tips at the end. Thanks for being a reader ūüôā

If you’ve already bought a copy, you’ll receive an email with¬†an updated link so you can use the latest version.

As always, reply to let me know¬†how you’re going.¬†I’m keen to help.

This week’s favourite reads & listens:

  • Always wanted to fly? This VR suit excites the mind with possibilities. Learn more about it and VR/AR news¬†here¬†and remember the Voices of VR podcast – choose the topic you’re interested in and learn about Virtual Reality / Augmented Reality through your preferred lens.
  • Quickly get updated on stem cells. This is an especially great read if stem cells have sounded too complicated to date. Includes the latest developments from banking your children’s stem cells to stem cell transfusions. Amazing. It’s by Peter Diamandis who’s gathering a wonderful selection of futuristic topics on his blog¬†– flick through and read a couple of topics that attract your eyes.
  • Ross Hill’s uplifting, new post¬†on space:¬†one of humanity’s next frontiers.
  • Interesting to see what’s being discussed at Davos today.
  • Especially insightful for Aussie women, this Ita Buttrose podcast with Mia Freedman¬†showcases Ita as¬†a successful, strong, disciplined female as well as being a fun and engaging review of how far we’ve come in the media industry. Refreshing.
  • What are you enjoying at the moment?

I wish you all a wonderful week. Press reply let’s chat¬†¬†????

Fly high online,

~ Sam
RunwayDigital.com

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