Everybody’s doing it. From Michelle Obama to Kim Kardashian (who even offers a tutorial featuring the finer points of duck face) to, well, anyone with a smartphone, really. They’re digital self–portraits, better known as selfies, a term that has become so ubiquitous that Britain’s Oxford University Press named it 2013’s word of the year. People have gone snap happy because they can control their own image. But just because you can do it doesn’t mean you should do it badly. Check out the four tips for smile-worthy selfies by clicking on the icon above, or here.
As a small business, sometimes you need to raise your prices just to break even, but you’re afraid to lose your loyal customers. What do you do? Communication is key, say the experts. Tell them why their costs are rising, and what they’ll get in return. Read all about it in my new story for Rogers’ Connected For Business Magazine, by clicking here or on the story icon above.
The faintest whiff of desperation during any negotiation – with a client, a supplier, an investor or employee – not only makes you vulnerable, it creates concern about the value of your product or service. For tips on successful negotiating, click here or on the icon to read all about it in my latest piece for Rogers’ Connected For Business.
Women executives are less hasty than their male counterparts when wheeling and dealing in business. They demand better odds of a higher return on investment, and that makes them formidable competitors in the world of finance, according to a new study out of UBC’s Sauder School of Business. To read more, check out my latest piece for Rogers’ Connected for Business here, or click on the story icon to the left.
Leaders from the Young Entrepreneur Council, a U.S. non-profit organization that provides entrepreneurs with resources and mentorship that support their businesses’ development, offered their take on trends in business and technology for 2014. Click here, or on the icon to the left, to read my latest story for Rogers’ Connected For Business.
Check out my chat with Sportsnet’s Jamie Campbell, published online at Connected Rogers. The broadcaster and host of Sportsnet’s Blue Jays Central will not be physically in Sochi but he was on-site for the Vancouver (best ever, he says) and London Olympic Games. He offers his take here on how our Canadian athletes will do at the XXII Winter Olympiad, just click here or on the story icon to the left.
More seniors than ever are speeding on to the information highway, researching health and travel info, reading newspapers and magazines, playing games and blogging. If you’re one of them, check out some of the more popular sites I list in my latest piece for Rogers Connected, by clicking on the icon to the left, or here.