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Communication Then and Now: Is it Really That Different?

Some of us may remember the term “pen pals”. In fact, the days of corresponding via telephone and letter writing were not that long ago, although in this virtual age such means appear all but antiquated. So, have the “good… Continue reading

Working with Virtual Teams: Part II

codingWe started our Working with Virtual Teams series last week and this post is going to dive into the importance of clear communication among virtual team members.  When selecting or interviewing virtual teams to work with, be sure you have your list of questions ready to ask.  Some of the important questions or considerations that we have found are:

  1. Who are the team members and who does what?
  2. Who is responsible or who will be the primary contact?
  3. What central on-line area will we use to communicate?
  4. Will we have team calls and if so how often?

Some of these questions will depend on the work being done and on the team being hired.  With our particular team, we tend to have initial meeting calls with our clients by including a few key members of the team to be on the call.  We have found this helpful because many times, a growing company is just not aware of what exactly they need.  Some need help with marketing, others need help with calendaring and scheduling and others simply don’t know what they need or how to figure out what they can off-load.  When multiple team members are included, we can come up with the most efficient use of people-power. Continue reading

Facebook Pages Are Essential For Businesses

Companiefacebook page for businesss are discovering that building Facebook Pages are good for business.  Lately companies of all sizes are building Facebook pages and a Facebook presence to promote their business and products.  Another new trend:  companies building… Continue reading

Clear Communication & Direct Sales

clear communicationClear communication in Direct Sales organizations is vital in growing your business.  Clear communication is especially important when you want to expand your direct sales force across global borders.   There are various ways of communicating with your teams.  While twenty to thirty years ago, it was common to have meetings in the comfort of your living room and possibly hotel board rooms, this is no longer the case.  Direct sales leaders have the ability to expand their businesses across borders and into other countries.  Exploring and utilizing the best methods for clear communication in direct sales organizations is what we would like to talk about this month.

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Belated 1 Year Anniversary

August 2011 Hilde van den Braak and Christine Bearse decided to join forces and started VBBAssociates. A lot has happened in this past year. Both Hilde and Christine started with approximately 3/4 clients each and now after one year, VBBAssociates… Continue reading

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