Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Thoughts literally written on the cloud, time to be landed.

When you want to do something different from what eventually you do ... just do it! Do it because it is more likely to become happier and perhaps more successful. If what you want to do is more than one, see your capacity, “measure” your strength decide if you can manage them all or leave out what is second priority.
There are always priorities, don’t forget that.
Share your thoughts first with your family and friends, consider their feedback, receive their support.

Take this as an advice: if you tend to postpone something that you very truly want to do, in the end is very likely to regret it and become a missing opportunity.

Friday, 18 May 2012

Strategic Thinking for Strategic Planning

Thinking is the state of the mind that produces thoughts and ideas among others.
Strategic Thinking could be defined then thoughts and ideas that are produced by having in mind the best "implementation" and "positioning" of those thoughts and ideas.
Strategic Planning does not exist without Strategic Thinking, Strategic Thinking can exist without Strategic Planning.

A good plan requires time, resources, finest detail on tasks description, and finally orchestration of all, with no overlaps occurring, setting up the targets and the milestones.

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Become a reliable and popular source of information

Trying to start a new blog, adding staff that someone will come over again and again to read?

There are plenty of techniques that someone can follow to "drive" popularity, and bring visitors to a blog.

There is something that is simple but very important at the same time: popularity on the web can be achieved if the contents of your blog are helpful to the visitors.

A blog can be listed in someones favourites list, only if it contains helpful staff, wouldn't you agree?

Friday, 4 May 2012

Statistical models for the polls of the French and Greek elections under "test" on 06th May 2012

There are numerous polls performed before the election date, having always an approximation -safety net- used (+/-), since every poll is based on a result produced on a certain time and condition, most of the times the estimations made are coming after, severe processing of answers to multiple questions.

The answers given might reveal: emotions (that can be "translated" but also "manipulated), there can be political/religious beliefs taken out of specific -targeted- questions, there can be even class stratification , from answers like: "what is your occupation", "what is the area of residence", "how many days a year you plan and go on vacations", etc.

The construction of such results is based on statistical "models", that are being used in an exit poll and are going to be "stressed out" this coming Sunday 06th of May having two very important election rights to follow.

Thursday, 3 May 2012

How the definition of a Target Group influences Quality and Quantity criteria?

The Internet has enormous possibilities and opportunities to seek and invest for, however there is need to target the group of people that is most likely to visit your blog, interested in your content and become the modest readers of your posts.

It is wiser to narrow down your target group, offer expertise to a specific field of interest, focusing on  less but targeted content.

The value of a small target group of people visiting your blog, interested in your content -and believe me if there is a good reason you will be visited again and again- is greater than having a larger target group of people that very often will visit once and not come back again, which is the likely scenario for the majority of all failed attempts.

Marketing Techniques - Inspiring Keywords

Some inspiring keywords that I try to cope with, have you thought yours?

The definition of the set of keywords to be used in an article in a blog or if you prefer more generally "in an Internet Presence" is a very critical step in the building process of making your presence known to people.

Keywords allow the Search engines to categorise the content of an article or a whole blog according to the relevance those two combinations have. It is not the only technique as there are whole algorithms created, fine tuned - in a never ending process for better performance each time. 

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Optimise Web Positioning - SEO techniques

This is not the first article about Search Engine Optimisation, neither the last! SEO is the practise to achieve better positioning on the results of a web search engine. 

It is a practise that continuously evolves in order to achieve as much as possible relative results for every keyword or phrase searched in the Internet.

Google, Yahoo, Bing and so many other search engines are "crawling" daily numerous times the entire web to "collect" and position new URLs , links etc or to re-position existing ones depending on the keywords, the familiarity of them with the context of the web page, the similarity with a possible search combination etc.

This sounds simple but it isn't. There is quite an algorithm for each search engine in order to determine the positioning of a web element.

What is your blog's unique market proposition?

This a critical question that every blog owner, entrepreneur on Internet has to answer if (s)he respects the effort that (s)he has planned to consume and most importantly the visitors that will at least visit it once at any time.

There is need your blog, your Internet idea to have uniqueness in its constructing elements, in order to consist a unique proposition for any potential visitor. 

The below questions need to be answered from any potential blogger in order to determine if the attempt to own a recognisable blog has enough positive odds to be a success story: 

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Quick thought about the art of Listening

There is nothing wiser in a conversation to listen first and then starting to argue, whether you agree or disagree.

People feel better when their opinion or problems can be heard first and the full thought of someone is expressed, the listener can then decide, conclude on which points to argue. 

A spherical view can be formed that can save time, misunderstandings are avoided and most of all: it shows respect on the conversation's participants. Enhance you skills in listening by not talking when someone is speaking to you. 

Disruptions are never good.