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Nowadays, your newsfeeds can easily get filled with various posts, “how-tos” on improving your productivity; you may find ideas on how to concentrate, organise your workflow – and so on. The plentitude of such guides is fantastic – it means they are in demand, which indicates one thing for sure – people want to be better and want to improve themselves. Recently, I have realised that there is one main key to my own productivity – and that is being [...]

A great source for both B2B sales and market research is Slack communities centered around your target customer. You can find two of the better lists of Slack communities here: Chitchats and An Incomplete List of Communities on Slack. Once you find a group that is likely to have your target customer (and be prepared to potentially spend up to $20 or more to get in), join the community’s #general channel and introduce yourself. I’d also recommend [...]

I’m sure anyone reading this has Slack channels full of epic /giphy moments going down. And GIPHY’s are awesome, no doubt (especially when it’s totally not the GIPHY you were expecting). But GIFs can be even more powerful in building community, team engagement and overall satisfaction when those GIFs are made by your team. And the good news is you can use a site like andtheniwaslike.co to create a GIF really quickly based on a webcam recording. H [...]

As Slack continues to become the “virtual office” for many companies, it’s important to remember that even though the water cooler and the auditorium are gone, you still need to find ways to recognize your team and share knowledge. One thing we do at X-Team is use Slack to create a spotlight for our team members. We created a channel called “#learn-about-xteamers” and it’s dedicated to sharing short stories and interviews that spotlight each of o [...]

If you ever post important announcements in Slack channels, this tip is for you. The bigger your Slack team gets, the more likely it will start to feel like a Twitter feed of massive amounts of noise. And when it comes to #general-like channels, how can you help make sure people pay attention to your announcement? It’s easy: use reactions. Why? Because it’s the closest thing to a ‘retweet’ that Slack has. In other words, it immediately tells your [...]

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