For a number of years, we have enjoyed contacting support services using instant chat. There just seems to be something satisfying about talking to someone in real time whilst they sort out your problems. So is instant chat right for your website? This has been adopted by many different styles of website which puts their customers in charge when asking questions or support. But you need to be able to ensure that there is someone on the other end of the instant chat when requested. You need to choose the right solution for your website. We currently use Slaask which is great not only does it place a friendly picture of […]
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I have seen lots of posts over the last few months providing an argument that working the standard 8 hours from 9am to 5pm is actually not productive. Lots of creative companies out there are now switching to remote working or freelancers to provide resource in their agencies. Freelancers can work within budget and time frames but don’t work regular hours meaning they can work when they want or have to. Other countries are looking into 6 hour days to capture those key productive hours and give employees more free time in the day. So where does the the whole 8 hours a day and 40 hours a week come […]
I love these illustrated Youtube videos, though this one got me thinking about how I use the 6 scientifically proven short cuts of persuasion. Have a look at this video from http://www.influenceatwork.com/ on what these 6 short cuts are and how you may be already using some of them in your day to day work. I was really surprised to find I was already using half of these persuasion techniques within my business and personal life, In some situations I am certain that some of these principles have positively increased how my business has expanded over the last 4 years.
We are not sure if we do things differently but when we do work on websites for our clients we are often told that we offer that personal touch and that we take the time to research what they do to get a real insight. This being the case I thought it was a good idea to put out there what our current action plan is when we come to create a new website. So take a look at our 9 point action plan below and see if this is what you think is what should happen when you have a website made. Lets have a chat, grab a coffee […]
My first blog in months! and I thought it was only right to write about what has been keeping me away from updating my content for so long. Well it has now been a year since I created my business “Sorbrook” and things have gone from strength to strength though now I am starting to be even more creative in what I am doing and having to shift priorities and ways that I do business. My client base has matured over the last year and the people I now do business with are more than just business acquaintances, I feel they are more like a business family. This has become […]
Everyone wants to put across the right impression when promoting their business, but there are some simple things which need to be taken into account to ensure your brand looks professional. Let’s take a basic flyer for our example for now. It’s all very well trying to stand out from the crowd but certain things on your flyer need to be avoided. 5 things not to do: 1. Don’t capitalise text to make it stand out. The human brain recognises shapes of words not just of letters and when all letters are capitalised the normal word shape is lost, This is why all UK road signs back in the 50’s […]
NFC is a technology being spoken about a lot at the moment , but is it likely to be implemented into smartphones any time soon? Speculations of the potential of NFC have been whispered to consumers, and large corporations, like Sony and Blackberry, seem to be moving in to intergrate it into their hardware. So what is NFC? It’s a method of data transfer which is entirely contactless. Although similar tech has been used for some time now, like TFL’s Oyster cards, Near Field Communication has the capabilities for “sharing, pairing, and transaction”. (unlike the RFID chips of Oyster cards which are one-way only). There are some exciting and innovative things planned for […]
The 2nd of September saw a massive change for Sorbrook since 2011 when I started the business. The time has come to move forward from my small corner of the dinning room with all its creature comforts of home and becoming a real company, with a real new office, real working hours and a new focus on business. Now on day 3 of being within my new office, things seem strange and I am trying to come to terms with the differences of what I came to know as the norm when working from home. The regular distractions of home have now gone and work is easier to concentrate on […]
I love these illustrated Youtube videos, though this one got me thinking about how I use the 6 scientifically proven short cuts of persuasion. Have a look at this video from http://www.influenceatwork.com/ on what these 6 short cuts are and how you may be already using some of them in your day to day work. I was really surprised to find I was already using half of these persuasion techniques within my business and personal life, In some situations I am certain that some of these principles have positively increased how my business has expanded over the last 2 years.