Motivational Monday: Happy New Year!

“We see our customers as invited guests to a party, and we are the hosts. It’s our job to make the customer experience a little bit better.” –Jeff Bezos, Amazon.com

happy new yearHAPPY NEW YEAR! As you get ready to head to your New Year’s Eve soirees and ring in 2016, work might be the furthest thing from your mind. However, we can all learn a thing or two from the way we interact at cocktail parties.

A great conversationalist at a party isn’t just a good talker, they’re a good listener. They keep things easygoing and they show interest in the person they’re speaking to. Treat your marketing like a great conversation—frame your message around what’s interesting to your customers!

Keep your message easy to follow and add some fun! As you go into the New Year, steer your content toward your customer and show them all the ways your brand is cool and exciting, makes a difference, or appeals to their unique needs. Help raise their intrigue and interest and you’ll be the most popular brand at the party!

As you’re having fun at your New Year’s Eve festivities, take a few mental notes and get ready to apply them in the New Year. For more ideas on how to ring in 2016 with a bang, be sure to follow Cultivate on LinkedIn or subscribe below to receive Motivational Monday updates in your inbox each week.

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Motivational Monday: Just Do It Already!

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Don’t just think about it. Do it.

Just do it. One of the most famous and powerful slogans is really a call to action. How often do we have ideas that we hold back, thinking the time isn’t quite right, or out of fear and the inability to communicate? Well, now’s the time—just do it. Turn your ideas into action!

There are many ways to convey your ideas to your customers and turn those ideas into reality. Even if you aren’t in a traditional entrepreneurial mindset or your career isn’t obviously creative, you can still find ways to take your ideas to the next level. Take new and fearless approaches to digital marketing: start a blog, speak up on social media, create a newsletter, and find innovative ways to get your message to your customers.

It can be hard to be proactive. Resolve to give one new idea a try TODAY. Try something small, but also think of ways to expand on your ideas. Don’t just think about it—do it!

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The Best Ideas Start on a Napkin

The Best Ideas Start on a Napkin by Cultivate Communications
Just imagine…

Having casual conversations in local establishments, brainstorming ideas, coming up with creative ways to solve the world’s problems — all done in the company of a select few intelligent and influential people.

A wealth of creativity originated on a serviette… how is that possible?

It’s amazing how we accomplished things before we had high-tech devices. Although a technological evolution has occurred, the history and core values of how we do business are still in place.

We’ve simply changed from jotting our ideas on a quaint square napkin, to exchanging our creative musings via rectangular means (be it a smartphone, tablet, or what have you). These new channels add a promise of creative and innovative solutions to “get the message out.”

The Best Ideas Start on a Napkin by Cultivate CommunicationsLook inside you. Do you have what it takes to offer the world a truly creative and innovative solution?

“A great leader’s courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position.”
{John Maxwell}

Writing messages that CONNECT — regardless of the channel they emerge on — never goes out of style.

Send me your napkin ideas. And I’ll send you mine!

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