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Need to Write Content? Step 1: Start Writing. Step 2: Think About Your Writing.

March 13, 2018 - Business Psychology

Content marketing requires writing content. Even if the content is a small video with no words on the screen, there will still be an outline, if not a full script. However, writing has an inertia problem. You will never start writing—until you start. This inertia…

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Use the Psychological Moment to Capture Conversation Share of Voice

October 10, 2017 - Business Psychology

If you are trying to capture conversation share of voice, make your life easy, and target your content marketing for the psychological moment. This is the moment at which something will or would have the greatest psychological effect. At the end of the day, it…

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Viral Posts Don’t Necessarily Mean an Epidemic

September 12, 2017 - Business Psychology

Our last post about how Kubernetes won the share of voice war with Docker and dominates the market of open source container orchestration engines just went viral! http://designextensions.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/OfficeHighFive.gif That is so cool! Yet, while we were patting ourselves on the back, we caught a glimpse…

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Share of Voice, Big News Event

How Big News Events Affect Share of Voice

September 7, 2017 - Business Psychology

Often the unintended consequences of a big event for a technical company are unrelated to the values, mission, or purpose of the company. These can include: Acquisitions Change of position Outages or product malfunctions An excellent or controversial blog These events, both positive and negative,…

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kubernetes

How Kubernetes Stole Docker Swarm’s Share of Voice

August 31, 2017 - Business Psychology

Kubernetes dominates the market of open source container orchestration engines. Why? It’s not just because of technical features. It’s also because Kubernetes has skillfully cultivated the right image within the container ecosystem. In case you’re not familiar with Kubernetes, here’s a very brief overview: Kubernetes…

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Why Your Competitors Probably Don’t Matter

August 24, 2017 - Business Psychology

Competitors are not necessarily the same thing as competition. Competitors are vendors that have a product with feature parity with your product. Competition is anything that could be chosen in lieu of your product. Companies spend a lot of time scrutinizing their competitors, which is…

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When Share of Voice Starts to Matter

August 10, 2017 - Business Psychology

The three days before your upcoming board meeting, your entire marketing team is pandering to PowerPoint. Your objective is to give numbers and graphs that are clear enough to demonstrate activity for the last quarter, but that won’t incriminate. On the day of the meeting,…

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efficient communication

The Inefficiency of Efficient Communication

August 1, 2017 - Business Psychology

One of the biggest myths I’ve had to confront as a professional is the holy grail of so-called “efficient” communication. What I’ve learned on a personal level is that efficient communication is not necessarily effective, and I’ve seen this play out to the detriment of…

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Culture

Allowing Customers To Know What It’s Like To Work With You

July 25, 2017 - Business Psychology

When we engage with each other, our perceptions and previous interactions are key. During your day, say you just left a conversation with someone in a sour mood. Your second encounter may not start off well. In our lives, we tend to hold those closest…

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onboarding process

Magical On-boarding

July 18, 2017 - Business Psychology

Our network of 65-plus influencers comes from all over the world, with different backgrounds. Because of this, it can be easy for group members to get lost in the mix. But keeping contributors engaged is an important part of getting great content. And it all…

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