Experts agree that the COVID virus will be with us into the foreseeable future. With mask mandates lifted, people are cautiously stepping out to assess the damage wrought by the storm. While many professionals are eagerly moving back to business as usual, not all clients are throwing caution to the wind believing COVID has gone […]
Times are changing, and our definition of professionalism is at the forefront of that transformation. This blog post examines the two largest paradigm shifts that working professionals can expect to see in post-pandemic America. any Americans still hold views of professionalism rooted in the patriarchal, sexist, and racially exclusionary tropes of 1950s America.
For more than a decade, there has been a saying in marketing that “content is king.” It is still true but has been elevated to an even higher level. Thanks to the pandemic, content marketing has become the Emperor. And like the fictional Emperor, it needs new clothes. There is a simple reason for this. COVID-19 lockdowns blocked smaller businesses and professional practices from many of the traditional marketing and business development activities that generated new business in the past.
Today’s lesson will focus on the importance of proper manners on professional video calls. At PSM Marketing, we’ve experienced many of these faux pas firsthand. While it’s important to have patience for technical snags (like lag time), you can avoid many frustrations by following these 8 guidelines for video call etiquette.
When the COVID-19 lockdowns were ordered, webpages, blogs and items written for social media feeds needed to make a fast, hard turn to remain relevant. Now that businesses are starting to open back up, another shift is required. Find out what you can do to remain relevant and necessary as the economy begins to open up.
During these challenging times many of us are literally wringing our hands wondering how we can maintain our professional relationships while being under a quarantine. And if you’re a person that provides a service, then you are used to being able to meet with your clients, prospects and referral sources in person at your office, a coffee shop or a restaurant. But as we all know those meetings are simply not possible right now due to the COVID-19 restrictions. Here are 6 tips to help you stay in touch with your contacts in a meaningful way during our ‘stay at home’ mandate.
It’s not easy to focus on blogs and adding new webpages when you’re working in your home with bored kids wanting attention, maybe a dog running around the house who also wants you to play or the cat deciding your keyboard is the perfect place to walk across, and when just going to the store for food can be a daunting task. But remaining pertinent and valuable to your clients is more important now than ever.
This period of social distancing has been a difficult adjustment for our society. With apocalyptic headlines gracing our e-news feeds, it’s tough to avoid a sense of impending doom. However, this is also a prescient time for retrospection and thoughtfulness. How we respond in challenging times like this can shape our worldview moving forward. More importantly, it can help shape the world view of others. Here are 8 ways to be mindful during the COVID-19 pandemic →
I thought it would be smart to put a list together for clients about what you can do with any extra time you may have to help and benefit your marketing efforts. It’s a pretty extensive list, so you can print this blog and use it as a reminder of the many things you can do during the pandemic to ensure the strength of your relationships, and of your business.
You are more important to your customers and clients now more than ever! That said, you need to look the part as you go virtual with your business! Remember the mantra: Dress like a news anchor. That means, when you’re sitting in front of clients “in person,” maintain your focus of looking professional – from the waist up at least.