Monday, August 26, 2013

SkyPlanner, Miami's premier Salesforce consultants, presents this week's SkyPlanner Parachute

It's SkyPlanner Parachute Monday! Find out what we at SkyPlanner, Miami's premier Salesforce consulting company, have been reading, watching, listening to, and learning from in the past week. Click on each link to view our curated content. 

If your business is like SkyPlanner you probably don't have much time during the day to read or watch many educational materials to improve your business and yourself. That's why just like SkyPlanner can customize your Salesforce applications to make your business run better, podcasts can help you pack that little extra bit of improvement into your day. Here's a list of ten podcasts that will get you motivated whether you're an entrepreneur just starting out or a seasoned business owner.

When you do have a couple of minutes to spare here is a video by entrepreneur and author Seth Godin about how failures should not be looked as disasters but instead as opportunities to get better. (bonus: you can also treat the video as a "podcast" if you start it and leave it on in the background while you work). 

What makes a great business? Great leadership. This LinkedIn post by Shane Snow, CCO of Contently, offers insight into how the most effective leaders are the ones who aren't afraid to go against the traditional idea of what a leader should be. 

Everything today has to be mobile and that's why SkyPlanner is as comfortable in the mobile space as we are customizing Salesforce applications. Salesforce's Laura Fagan whipped up a quick checklist that every business should make sure to fill before letting its apps go live. 

We end this week's SkyPlanner Parachute with a very informative infographic that lays out the evolution of sales from soapbox salesmen to how today's salesperson has to deal with a much more informed public that is a quick Google search away from knowing whether they're being told the truth.

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