Monday, October 7, 2013

It's SkyPlanner Parachute Monday! This week's content includes surprising statistics on how criminals use social media, how to better use enterprise social networks, and a legend's take on negotiation.

It's SkyPlanner Parachute Monday! Find out what we at SkyPlanner, South Florida'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. 

From burglary to identity theft (or worse), more and more criminals are turning to social media to find their victims. This infographic from Social Media Today reveals some frightening statistics about cyber crime and how irresponsible social sharing can make anyone vulnerable.

Everyone works hard for a living because without it we wouldn't be able to provide for ourselves and our families. That doesn't mean a little extra motivation doesn't come in handy every now and then, especially in sales-driven industries. Salesforce, continously named one of the best companies to work for, outlines how to create a culture that can keep your sales staff motivated. And that means more success for everyone.

Jack Welch, the legendary CEO of General Electric, was known as a tough negotiator. But according to his take on the current state of the art of negotiation, being a tough negotiator isn't about being stern and unyielding, but instead about being flexible and open with others.

Using "enterprise social networks" is a great way of keeping all of your company's employees connected. But while companies like Salesforce strive to make their ESNs easy-to-use, the way they are implemented can't just be plug-and-play. Here is a checklist of things a business should take into consideration when implementing a service like Salesforce Chatter.

The Salesforce AppExchange has officially hit 2 million installs. The AppExchange allows companies upload their own unique applications that can be used to better serve the Salesforce community and all its clients. Be on the lookout for SkyPlanner's own great additions to the AppExchange in the near future!

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