What I Hate About Voicemail?
See, in this smarter world of smartphones, available-everywhere Internet, messengers and countless other ways of communication, why on earth does anyone want to send a voicemail to me? You can text me, WhatsApp me, call me, inbox me on Facebook, Twitter me but why voicemail? It takes one ages to retrieve messages received through voicemail. So, why waste my time and yours? Do you really think I am very anti-voicemail for no reason? Read on to know some really valid ones.
All right you tell me – do you really hear all those voicemails on the go? I don’t think so because I don’t. In my case, most of them go unheard due to the time-consuming recovery process. Moreover, ‘Hi, just checking on you’ kind of messages on voicemail are not even worth hearing. They simply waste your time and next time you just don’t want to open any voicemail message from the very person. Text me ‘hi, how are you?’ and I will be more than happy to reply a quick ‘M fine dear. How about you?’ Now, sometimes they complain that I don’t go through their voicemail messages on time. Tell me, how do I know if it is urgent or you are just ‘checking on me’? If the matter was so urgent, you would have wasted half your time and texted me ‘urgent! Call me.’ Or you can just call me a couple of times (in case I don’t pick the first call) to let me know that something is crucial and you need to speak to me NOW. Simple.
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Get More From Your Salespeople And Your Phone System.
The single greatest tool of a salesperson is a dial tone. The second greatest is a list of customers. This last weekend I was at a birthday bash talking to my friend Shawn. He just started a job as a salesperson for a IT company. They gave him a list of 40 customers to get him started. Unbeknownst to him the list was stale with most of list un-contacted in years.
How do you get a new salesperson started?
Change is expensive. Getting customers is expensive and starting new salespeople is expensive. I’m going to tell you how your phone system can save you money and time.
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Automatic Offsite Backups for your Company
Keeping your Computer Data Safe
Backups for Canadian organizations have special requirements that preclude many American solutions. When there is a need to restore a backup, data must be available quickly and preferably locally. When its not needed, your data must be securely protected. Canadian privacy laws are tough and protect Canadian citizens and Canadian organizations. Unfortunately most backup solutions store your data in a foreign country, namely the USA. The American Patriot Act allows a foreign government access to all your data without due cause or without even need to inform of access. The data may be encrypted but all encryption can be broken with time. Ensure your data is encrypted, secure, and protected by Canadian laws. Backup in Canada.
If you are a Lawyer, Real estate agent, or medical professional, your professional organization requires that your data is stored in Canada. All professionals should check with their professional organization to ensure they are compliant.
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