“Information overload is a symptom of our desire to not focus on what’s important. It is a choice.” ― Brian Solis
Online businesses have made marketing and advertising more overwhelming to their consumers today. As the internet has grown to be much busier than before, only content that stands out from the crowd reaches millions of people all over the world. There are zillions of ways to get noticed online, but the best strategy is to approach every campaign in the right way so as to engage the audience and provide them with the exact information they require.Advertising
Every business thrives on their stories but the ones that grow big quickly are the ones that come up with stories people love. A great marketing strategy and search-engine friendly content that can develop a passionate group of people to support your business will get the content shared like crazy.
Check out these 5 ways to cut through B2B information overload to get your marketing strategies right on the track.Advertising
1. Start using project management tools
When you start using project management tools like Basecamp or TeamworkPM, you can prioritize your tasks and perform them according to their importance. You can also keep deadlines and reminders so that you don’t miss anything and that you do everything on time. Owen Hemsath, president of Videospot, an online and video marketing company says: “The system [should] come with a calendar, notes and a messaging system that works with any email client, so it can remind you what you need to be working on at a given time.” If you run a restaurant business, you might want to have a restaurant management platform, to get everything on track.
This way you can process information with precision and you don’t run the risk of making critical mistakes. You also get more time to focus on different aspects of your business growth rather than on its management.Advertising
2. Streamline your Timeline on Social media
It might sound simple at first because all B2B companies know the value of using Facebook and Twitter. However, streamlining social media will keep you afloat in the sea of information and you can select those sources from which you actually want to receive updates and share news with.
If your business is focused on app development, your user-base will be budding entrepreneurs that want to gather information about programming apps on mobile phones and tablets. Find credible information that is most suitable for you and your user-base and deliver it on a timely basis via social media.Advertising
3. Make use of RSS feeds
The internet is full of information and there are multiple means for getting yourself distracted. While running a business, you only want to surf and read about things that are related to you. The best way to cut through a lot of information that is available on the web is to create RSS on your browser. This way, you find information without needing to spend hours surfing the web and you get a sense of purpose when you go online.
4. Put information onto paper
When you take in a lot of information, your brain really tries to process it, to make connection, and apply it to your business. When you endeavor to keep all that thinking in your brain, you feel tangled, nervous, perplexed. Write down your ideas and make a list of them to prevent the formation of information overload before it begins.
5. Manage information
When you are running a business, you want to provide great information to your readers. But, the best thing to do is omit, filter, and employ parallel channels that work best for you. Stop checking social media several times a day and give yourself a break. That way you have time for a short vacation away from technological information delivery systems and get a relief from information overload.
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Last Updated on November 5, 2019
5 Best Language Learning Apps to Master a New Language
Learning a new language is no easy feat. While a language instructor is irreplaceable, language learning apps have come to revolutionize a lot of things and it has made language learning much easier. Compared to language learning websites, apps offer a more interactive experience to learn a new language.
The following language learning apps are the top recommended apps for your language learning needs:
Duolingo is a very successful app that merged gamification and language learning. According to Expanded Ramblings, the app now counts with 300 million users.
Duolingo offers a unique concept, an easy-to-use app and is a great app to accompany your language acquisition journey. The courses are created by native speakers, so this is not data or algorithm-based.
The app is free and has the upgrade options with Duolingo Plus for $9.99, which are add free lessons. The mobile app offers 25 languages and is popular for English-speaking learners learning other languages.
HelloTalk aims to facilitate speaking practice and eliminate the stresses of a real-time and life conversation. The app allows users to connect to native speakers and has a WhatsApp like chat that imitates its interface.
There is a perk to this app. The same native speakers available also want to make an even exchange and learn your target language, so engagement is the name of the game.
What’s more, the app has integrated translation function that bypasses the difficulties of sending a message with a missing word and instead fills in the gap.
Remember that Duolingo has integrated gamification in language learning? Well, Mindsnacks takes the concept to another level. There is an extensive list of languages available within the app comes with eight to nine games designed to learn grammar, vocabulary listening.
You will also be able to visualize your progress since the app integrates monitoring capabilities. The layout and interface is nothing short of enjoyable, cheerful and charming.
Bussu is a social language learning app. It is available on the web, Android, and iOS. It currently supports 12 languages and is free.
The functionality allows users to learn words, simple dialogues and questions related to the conversations. In addition, the dialogues are recorded by native speakers, which brings you close to the language learning experience.
When you upgrade, you unlock important features including course materials. The subscription is $17 a month.
Babbel is a subscription-based service founded in 2008. According to LinguaLift, it is a paid cousing of Duolingo. The free version comes with 40 classes, and does not require you to invest any money.
Each of the classes starts with with a sequential teaching of vocabulary with the help of pictures. The courses are tailor made and adapted to the students’ level, allowing the learning to be adjusted accordingly.
If you started learning a language and stopped, Babbel will help you pick up where you started.
All the apps recommended are tailored for different needs, whether you’re beginning to learn a language or trying to pick back up one. All of them are designed by real-life native speakers and so provide you with a more concrete learning experience.
Since these apps are designed to adapt to different kinds of learning styles, do check out which one is the most suitable for you.
More About Language Learning
- How to Learn a Language in Just 30 Minutes a Day
- How to Learn a New Language Fast (A Step-By-Step Guide)
- What’s the Easiest Language to Learn for English Speakers?
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