Categories
Messaging Operations Sales & Marketing

Produce an Annual Report that People Will Actually Read

Remember those 45-page annual reports with pages and pages of text, financial tables, and donor lists? Right, nobody reads those things anymore. Plenty of organizations of every size still produce those kinds of ponderous, year-in-review documents, but that doesn’t mean they’re getting read very much. To make an annual report that people actually want to […]

Categories
Operations Systems

Q: What’s the best way to protect your company? A: Safeguard your data

No matter what size your business is, there’s one big thing you need to be thinking about in 2021: Customer Trust tips into how you treat their digital data. Keeping your organization’s data — and your customers’ data — safe is essential. Cybercrime is expected to cost businesses $6T this year — double the amount from […]

Categories
Messaging S3 Solutions Sales & Marketing

6 New Year’s Marketing Resolutions for Your Organization

2020 was a wake-up call for many organizations seeking to modernize their digital communications as the pandemic permanently disrupted every traditional sector of business. As we aim to kick off a successful new year in this new normal, it’s time to set communication goals for 2021 and beyond. It may be technologies you need to […]

Categories
Messaging Sales & Marketing

Interpretation is an Artform

Messaging is ‘simply’ story-telling. We say ‘simply’ in air-quotes because it’s anything but simple. It’s indeed an Artform. Whether it’s cave wall pictographs, passing down lore around the campfire, preaching the Good News, elevating your elevator pitch, or interpreting an art piece or a Civil-War battlefield; all effective communications distill down to these two core […]

Categories
Operations S3 Solutions

The Quest for the Perfect Virtual Meeting Platform

Prior to the current global pandemic, the worst seat at the table of a business luncheon meeting was the one on the far end of the conference call phone. (What joy it was not hear – or see – whatever made the whole room erupt in laughter. Or worst yet was silently sitting on the […]

Categories
Operations S3 Solutions Sales & Marketing

Elevating your most effective Elevator Pitch

Whether in person, in print, or dashing across the digital screens of our busy lives, we only have a few seconds to get prospects to LOOK so that we might set the HOOK for what – we hope – is a meaningful sales funnel journey; concluding with another win in your BOOK of business. In […]

Categories
Operations S3 Solutions team development

Does the “top brass” need to stay in customer support?

“What role should an organizations leader play in customer support? Is there anything useful to be learned by talking to customers directly every day or is this more of a distraction that should be handled by dedicated folks?” You may have a full team of people, including marketers, dedicated customer support folks, and tons of […]

Categories
Messaging S3 Solutions

It’s the final countdown!

Follow this simple plan and you’ll be on track for holiday – or any campaign seasons – marketing success. It’s one final push to boost sales or donations or? before the end of your campaign cycle, don’t leave it all until the last minute. We wish you a successful campaign and all the best! ­ […]

Categories
Operations

Considerations, Risk & Responsibilities as COVID-19 threats continue

  Returning your operation to any-level of “normal work” during this on-going COVID-19 pandemic isn’t an easy decision. Each stage of reopening comes with risks to employees’ mental and physical health, as well as scheduling conflicts for employees who also have to care for family members. Organizational leaders should consider these risks, as well as […]

Categories
Board Development Conflict Resolution Operations S3 Solutions team development

Keep the Peace at Meetings

Keep the Peace at Meetings Roll-up-their-sleeves dedicated Board members love to argue. Whether it’s a policy, procedure or philosophy, it is rare that all passionate team or Board members will agree 100% on interpretations, spirit, and intent of your organization’s policy’s, By-Laws or the best way to do things. Most of the time, that sort […]