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How to Build Your Brand Around Storytelling

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 5, 2018 4:30:00 PM / by MaryAnn Ellis posted in Healthcare, Software/Services and Information Technology, Higher Education, Sales, Marketing, Blogging, Social Media

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Storytelling is an essential part of the marketing tool-set that a company needs if they want to be present in the minds of their audience. Storytelling is a way to relate, communicate, and engage audiences with what makes your brand and company what it is today. So, what exactly does a good story tell its audience?

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A.C.E. Your Company Culture: Part 2

[fa icon="calendar'] May 22, 2018 2:15:00 PM / by MaryAnn Ellis posted in Healthcare, Software/Services and Information Technology, Higher Education, Value Based, Sales, Marketing

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This is Part 2 of a two part blog on A.C.E. (Accountability, Culture and Expectations).  We see culture as the connective tissue that holds each goal, deadline, objective, project, team, and individual of a company together to form a strong and connected organization. In the first installment of this blog , we discovered how accountability and culture can bolster an organization’s success and morale. This week we will find out how culture is, and should be, continuously working at the center of all company matters, and the role that expectations need to have in a successful company culture. 

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A.C.E. Your Company Culture: Part 1

[fa icon="calendar'] May 15, 2018 4:45:00 PM / by MaryAnn Ellis posted in Healthcare, Software/Services and Information Technology, Higher Education, Value Based, Sales, Marketing

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Company culture is not a new topic; yet even decades after organizational culture became a common concept, we still press ourselves with pursuing it, learning about it, and desiring it. If it’s a goal of your organization to improve or stay true to your company culture, then the three A.C.E. principles are for you. Let's stop day dreaming of a perfect company culture, and learn how we can utilize Accountability, Culture, and Expectations to bolster company morale and improve our workplaces. In the first installment of this two part blog series, we will see how we can encourage accountability and culture in the workplace.

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How to Create Your Own Dream Team

[fa icon="calendar'] May 8, 2018 5:30:00 PM / by MaryAnn Ellis posted in Healthcare, Software/Services and Information Technology, Higher Education, Value Based, Sales, Marketing, Social Media

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Building a strong, productive dream team doesn't stop with hiring the right people. A dream team takes initiative, works together, is productive independently and collectively -- but this doesn't usually happen naturally. As the leader, it's your responsibility to provide proper opportunities for growth and community building in order to improve quality and delivery of work. Here are 5 ways that you can facilitate the growth of your aspiring dream team. 

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7 Secrets to Hiring the Right People

[fa icon="calendar'] May 1, 2018 5:54:09 PM / by MaryAnn Ellis posted in Healthcare, Software/Services and Information Technology, Higher Education, Sales, Marketing, Social Media

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Hiring the right person can be daunting. It’s a complex puzzle with a multitude of factors that need to be considered. Do they meet all your criteria? Will they fit in with the current staff? Which matters more, this person’s skills or this person’s core values and temperament? Will they be happy working for us? In the end will you be satisfied with your hiring decision? Implement these 7 secrets to improve your hiring process and finding the right fit for your company’s needs.

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Having an Off Day? Here's 10 Tips to Improve Productivity

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 12, 2018 12:00:00 PM / by MaryAnn Ellis posted in Healthcare, Software/Services and Information Technology, Higher Education, Sales, Marketing, Blogging

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On those unproductive days, does it ever seem like you're moving at a snail's pace? You’re sitting at your desk, fingers just above the keys. You’ve got a big development to work on and deliver to the rest of your colleagues by the end of the week. But with everything going on—your work life getting busy, dinner with your friends you haven’t seen in a while, a doctor’s appointment coming up—you just can’t seem to get your mind in the game and make that task list shrink. We’ve all been there. Here are 10 tips  to get yourself out of that rut and heighten your productivity.

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Social Selling - It's Not Just a Buzzword!

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 3, 2018 8:15:00 AM / by MaryAnn Ellis posted in Healthcare, Software/Services and Information Technology, Higher Education, Sales, Social Media

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For quite some time now, it has been a bit of a norm to implement relationship selling to better align prospect needs with the goals of your organization. But in the past few years alone, social selling has added a new avenue of engagement. Social selling allows salespeople to put themselves in front of qualified prospects, and keep your brand at the forefront of their minds.

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5 Takeaways From the #MKTGnation 2017 Summit

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 27, 2017 2:41:58 PM / by McKayla Phillips posted in Healthcare, Software/Services and Information Technology, Higher Education, Marketing, MKTGNATION

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It's that time of year again, and if you're an avid social media user, you've probably spent the last few days with your feed full of #mktgnation and #engagementeconomy. The Marketing Nation Summit, one of the biggest events in the world of digital marketing, was held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco earlier this week.

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4 Ways to Handle Objections

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 12, 2017 1:04:31 PM / by McKayla Phillips posted in Healthcare, Software/Services and Information Technology, Higher Education, Sales

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     Questions, objections, obstacles. Whatever you call them, most sales and admissions personnel try their best to avoid them. Objections can stall a conversation, create interpersonal tension and, in some cases, prevent a deal from closing (or a student from enrolling). However, objections also mean your prospect is listening. They present an opportunity for you to understand their real issues and resolve their most pressing problems. 

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[Free Ebook] Maximizing Your Organization's Potential

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 31, 2017 3:00:00 PM / by McKayla Phillips posted in Healthcare, Software/Services and Information Technology, Higher Education, Value Based, 4P's, Sales, Marketing

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     At Value Based, we’re focused on maximizing the sales (admissions) and marketing functions of your  enterprise or school.  When both departments work as one, they’re more likely to achieve your revenue or enrollment goals. We've developed a 4-part profile of the individual components of a successful enterprise for your further analysis and development. It’s the optimization and synergy of these "4 P’s" within your departments that will make the difference in allowing you to increase your revenues from tuition or product/service sales.  

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