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Tips to Make the Most of Your Time #timemanagement

by Employee on ‎01-21-2015 11:10 AM (166 Views)

Like many, I struggle finding enough hours in the day to get everything done. I work late, travel often, spend too much time in my inbox, and often not enough time with my family. Finding the right balance between work and family is critical to my health and happiness. Here are some techniques I’ve found helpful in managing my time so that I am productive at work and am home in time for dinner and bedtime stories with my family.


One Of The Worst Things A Salesperson Can Do...

by Employee on ‎08-26-2014 10:33 AM (1,185 Views)

There are many perspectives regarding what to do or don't do as a salesperson. Personally I believe that bashing a competitor is at or near the top of the list. While this sounds like a no brainer, it still happens. Winning the sale is rewarding and we all are passionate about our offerings so to avoid making this mistake, here are three points to consider:


How flexible is your business? #smallbiz @entrepreneur

by Moderator ‎08-19-2014 03:27 PM - edited ‎08-20-2014 10:13 AM (21,742 Views)

No successful businesses would likely cite “inflexibility” as a core value responsible for maintaining a competitive advantage in their respective markets.  Indeed, especially in a digital ecosystem, change is inevitable and frequent.  A business’s ability to react to and, more importantly, predict how these changes will affect their model is pivotal to its prosperity.


Act! v17 Beta and a Little Sneak! #Actv17SneakPeek by @nebjiman

by Moderator ‎08-15-2014 03:54 PM - edited ‎08-18-2014 12:27 PM (2,796 Views)

Register now for a very limited beta! Only the first few will be entered.


Taking time to sharpen the saw #SMB #entrepreneur

by Employee on ‎08-13-2014 04:17 PM (1,606 Views)

If you’re consumed by the day-to-day grind of running your small business, it’s critical to remember to occasionally carve out some time to “sharpen the saw.” 


Whether you’re working on internal, marketing, or support related communications, your tone can greatly affect the successful transmission of your message.


Use these tips and your resume will be even more appealing and will engage your potential employer’s eye for more than a 10 second glance.


Catch the Big One #Leads #Tips #Actv16

by Employee on ‎07-31-2014 02:31 PM (1,272 Views)

Check out our top 10 tips for list building


When it's OK to Steal by @nebjiman

by Moderator on ‎07-30-2014 03:19 PM (1,256 Views)

Tools and ingredients to help make your life easier and allow you focus on your craft.


SMB Summer School #Smallbiz #7Habits

by Employee on ‎07-29-2014 02:21 PM (1,232 Views)

Read these reminders for working smarter, not harder.


Producing and delivering a public webcast can feel like a daunting task but if you follow a few steps, your events will delight and engage your customers while assisting in driving revenue and customer satisfaction. 


Hey Community Members,


We're hosting our second ever tweet chat tomorrow, 7/24 at 10am PT. The focus this week is on mobilty and the cloud.


It can be lonely on a tweet chat without others chiming in, so we invite you to participate!  Please join our Twub (it's easy and free to do so) at for an easy way to follow the conversation tomorrow morning.  Sure hope to see you there!



There are certain types of interactions between customers and the companies on Facebook that are more beneficial than others. Taking a look at some of the statistics behind this information can be helpful. 


You don’t need to be a graphic designer to create a branded PowerPoint template for your business. In fact, it’s easier than you may think. The first step is becoming familiar with Slide Master view.


While only a select few can afford to advertise during a global event of this magnitude, even very small businesses are well-served to consider how they present themselves publicly across borders, languages, and cultures.


How to Tell if a Prospect Likes You #Sales #Lead

by Employee on ‎07-15-2014 02:14 PM (953 Views)

Prospecting in sales can be similar to online dating and summed up in one word… awkward. But it doesn't have to be - check out these tips to simplify your prospecting.


Winning with Omni-channel Service

by esibuma on ‎07-11-2014 03:11 PM (1,652 Views)

Worried about the costs to deliver omni-channel service?  Don’t be – it’s actually cheaper in the long run than providing just phone support.  


Marketing Tips for Small Businesses #smallbiz #marketing

by Employee on ‎07-10-2014 03:14 PM (1,272 Views)

Marketing can seem like a daunting task when you’re juggling all the needs of a small or emerging business – but it doesn’t have to be. Here are a few tips to get started.


As announced earlier this week, you now have an opportunity to test drive our latest product, Act! Cloud for free during our open beta period.  


Secondary Education Matters #Education by @kassi_c_harris

by Employee on ‎07-09-2014 06:36 AM (953 Views)

We have so many young and bright minds surrounding us; we need to make sure we’re passing on the message of secondary education. Today, more than ever, many of our youth don't have an Ivy League college savings account sitting there waiting for them. Here are some tips on ways to assist these young minds in achieving their potential.


Act! Cloud Beta is Now Open! #ActCloud #CRM #GuessLess

by Employee on ‎07-07-2014 07:12 PM (1,681 Views)

Today marks a special day in the professional lives of many Swiftpage employees and Act! fanatics; today Act! Cloud is open for public beta.


Taking a Breath. #Vacation #Unplug

by Moderator on ‎06-26-2014 03:22 PM (415 Views)

I’m on day 9 of a 16 day vacation. This may be the longest vacation I’ve taken in my professional career. Despite the health, creativity, and even productivity results taking a break has shown, the majority of Americans leave time on the table when it comes to vacation.  I’m just like the norm on this one. 


Get S’more #ContentMarketing

by Employee on ‎06-25-2014 02:17 PM (963 Views)

Content Marketing is like the camp fire required for delicious s’mores. Content is the fuel for your lead generation.


Focus, Fire, Measure #ActCloud

by Employee on ‎06-24-2014 04:23 PM (1,292 Views)

Launching email marketing campaigns can be a lot like firing a shotgun with birdshot - a lot of pellets flying in a lot of directions towards a lot of targets with no real guarantee that you will hit any of them.  It’s an exercise in hope and optimism, but without fine-tuned targeting and refinement - it’s likely to be minimally rewarding. 


Measuring Email Marketing ROI #EmailMktg #ROI

by Employee on ‎06-20-2014 02:24 PM (536 Views)

A recent study showed that 75% of companies have rated email as ‘excellent’ or ‘good’ for ROI, yet less than half of them know how to calculate this metric. As perhaps the most consistent marketing channel in an organizations mix, the price of using an email marketing service is relatively low. For this article, we will calculate the ROI of a single monthly email blast to 2,000 contacts.


Why Web Design Matters #WebDesign #Tips

by Administrator on ‎06-19-2014 02:23 PM (718 Views)

Literally millions and millions of people going to new web sites, prepared to become loyal customers, and walking (or clicking) away frustrated and empty-handed. Why?


Why Your Partnership Needs a Champion #Success #Tips

by Employee on ‎06-13-2014 01:47 PM (881 Views)

What are the key characteristics of a champion? Does your team need one?


Top 10 Tips for Act! emarketing Success #EmailMktg #Tips

by Employee on ‎06-10-2014 04:03 PM - last edited on ‎06-11-2014 11:32 AM by (1,365 Views)

With the integration of Act! emarketing into Act! v16 (learn more here) we’re sharing some friendly advice compliments of a fellow we here at Act! affectionately call “dotman”. He’s orange, he’s clever, and most importantly, he has a handful of insights to get growing with Act! emarketing so you can focus on what you love.


Knowledge-Centered #Support: How we do our jobs

by Moderator on ‎06-10-2014 03:34 PM (1,029 Views)

In the bad old days of Support, knowledge was tribal. Analysts would fix an issue, and that was the end of it. The knowledge wouldn't go any farther than their own head. Maybe they'd mention it to someone in passing, or maybe someone would hear that John knows a lot about a specific issue. Either way, the information wasn't freely available. If you wanted it you'd have to go talk to John, which would occupy you both.


The best salespeople don't just build relationships with customers. They challenge them.


Apart from the “from” address, the email subject line is the primary gatekeeper from getting your email opened or sent to the trash. Here are some tips to keep in mind.


What does #CRM mean to you? by @pregen

by on ‎05-29-2014 03:23 PM (330 Views)

CRM. We have all heard that term by now. To many it means having a process in place to manage customer relationships. To others it is a tool. To me, it’s all of the above. But before you can define what CRM means to you, you need to have an end goal in mind. What is the end result you want to accomplish?


Three Tips on Release Management #Tips #ProdMgmt

by Moderator on ‎05-28-2014 03:30 PM (270 Views)

I’ve participated in every release of Act! for the last eight years and have been leading the charge for the last three. I’ve picked up a few practices that I believe can help drive success in any project you may be working on.


Are you an Act! customer? #HowDoYouAct?

by Employee on ‎05-27-2014 02:24 PM (470 Views)

Today’s Act! Customer Story episode features Blondie’s Treehouse, Inc., founded in 1979 by Howard K. Freilich. Blondie’s Treehouse, Inc. is a complete horticultural company specializing in interior, rooftop, and backyard gardens serving the high-end, niche New York metropolitan area.


Make It Essentially Yours….And Simple. #ActCloud

by Employee on ‎05-23-2014 03:22 PM (408 Views)

In the name of progress, we have a tendency to add, and add, and add things to something - rarely do we reduce (ever watch Hoarders?).


Welcome to the Next Generation of Act! #ActNextGen

by Employee on ‎05-22-2014 10:06 AM (368 Views)

It’s somewhat fitting that over 27 years ago, Act! was making its first introduction to customers - creating a fondness, fanaticism, and relationship with millions.  Today, we introduce existing and future customers and fanatics to the Act! Next Generation Portfolio.


My favorite productivity tools #Productivity #Tips

by Employee on ‎05-21-2014 02:24 PM (898 Views)

As a creative designer in marketing, it seems that everything around me is always changing and moving fast. Requirements change as do concepts, but rarely does the initial deadline ever compensate for this. So with all these variables constantly in the mix, there are a few tools that I rely on to keep my productivity on track.


Cloudy With a Chance of Awesomeness #Cloud

by Employee on ‎05-20-2014 03:23 PM - last edited on ‎05-22-2014 08:25 PM by (1,168 Views)

Cloud computing has changed the way that we store and access data.  Not only have we breached the limiting constraints of our own hard drives, but we’ve created a device-agnotic platform from which data can be accessed remotely. It is a perfect marriage between storage flexibility and access.


What Analytics Tell Us About Interacting

by Employee on ‎05-19-2014 03:57 PM (240 Views)

Using the science of data to make marketing and relationship development decisions can really help a business grow.


I’ll probably get an email from the Department of Labor for what I’m about to say, but I’ll say it anyways because you really should know about this member of our team.


Creating #Brand #Loyalty Through Everyday Interactions

by Employee on ‎05-14-2014 03:05 PM (604 Views)

Brand loyalty – the Holy Grail for businesses of all sizes and types in a world where information and alternatives are a click or coupon code away.  Repeat purchasers, lower cost of sales, vocal advocates – the question is, how?


Sell More Through Email #Tips #Email #Marketing #Actv16

by Employee on ‎05-13-2014 04:25 PM (283 Views)

If you’re not segmenting and targeting individual groups with individual messaging and following up individually, you are losing.


Good vs. Great #WebDesign #Tips

by Administrator on ‎05-12-2014 02:11 PM (302 Views)

What is the difference between a good and great when it comes to website design?


Omaha!  Omaha!  Is a quarterback successful because he yells a couple of words out prior to the ball being snapped?  Is a salesperson successful because he can blurt out of few words about his product or service?  In both cases the answer is no. Perhaps from one of the greatest quarterbacks, Peyton Manning, a sales person can understand how to be successful and win the game!


I’ve had the opportunity for the past week to test out the latest version of Act! (version 16.1) and I'm excited to share this update is now available to our customers! 


Don’t Miss out on Marketing Mother’s Day – Sunday May 11 #MothersDay #Marketing

by ‎05-06-2014 06:33 PM - edited ‎05-06-2014 06:35 PM (425 Views)

No matter what business you’re in, this holiday is a huge sales opportunity that you can’t afford to miss out on. This year, Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 11, so if you haven’t started marketing it yet, there is just enough time to start! Here are a few tips so you can make the most of this heartwarming holiday.


The Interview #Interview #Jobs

by Employee on ‎05-03-2014 09:13 AM (345 Views)

I conduct a lot of interviews and realize that sometimes people may have never been informed or educated on some good practices as well as that the best practices may have evolved.  Here’s some great tips for interviewing.


Lessons for the River #DigitalMktg

by Employee on ‎05-02-2014 01:37 PM (239 Views)

Digital marketing is a beautiful thing in that you get real-time reporting of your results.  You know where you are winning and you have insight into what is not working so well.  This insight is where you truly start learning your customers patterns and behaviors and know exactly the right message to send to the right audience and the right time to elicit a successful response.


If you had to be trapped in a T.V. show for a month, which show would you choose?  Find out if it's the same as Swiftie Peter Langston.


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