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Articles By David Chausse

4 Social Media Platforms That Are Impressing Users Despite Being Relatively New

Social Media is like a tree that keeps growing

Social Media is like a tree that keeps growing

Social networking platforms have become one of the most important business marketing mediums nowadays. Most of the consumer service companies have begun relying on various popular and emerging social networking websites for doing the promotions of new products. The craze for the social networking websites is that they are free to use and the marketers don’t require any marketing overhead to promote their company in this way. Also, it is a well known fact that millions of people all over the world connect with each other through social networking medium. There any new or update that is publicized using social networking medium reaches a bigger audience. Social networking media has overlapped print media in a commendable manner. Therefore keeping a watch on the latest social networking websites that’re catching the fancy of people is a good practice.

Effective communication between businesses and consumers using `Medium’

The social community known as `Medium’ is an emerging platform where professional and amateur bloggers can market their content. This content based social media is open for video uploads too, but a lot more emphasis is laid over the marketing of content. The user interface of Medium is extremely simple to use which makes it more acceptable by wider range of users. People can share business notes, promotional articles and informative content through `Medium’.

Don’t underestimate the power of professional networking on `LinkedIn’

LinkedIn helps you to promote yourself and your business

LinkedIn helps you to promote yourself and your business

You may consider LinkedIn as an established professional community but the reality is that this LinkedIn community is still evolving a lot. Earlier it was only known for professional community creation. But now, this social media platform is emerging as a social media or talent pool which is not longer limited to professional boundaries. A lot of promotional content, business projection content is being uploaded on this social community. The promotional activities can be effectively done using the rating system on the LinkedIn. It can even be integrated with your business websites.

Keep up with the changing consumer trends in the market using `Reddit’

Reddit offers nothing fancy to its users but still it has a simplistic charm that attracts a lot of people. This emerging social media platform is soon catching up with the popularity of Facebook and Twitter but still there’s a long way to go. This social media platform helps a businessman in understanding the current consumer choices and trends. Even if you’re not a business owner, you can still use Reddit to know about current fashion trends, hot topics etc. This community allows you to judge your content and thoughts using a voting system. You can upload content, videos, questions etc on Reddit. You content would be voted by the Reddit users. Reddit is famously known for its fair voting practices.

The social media `Vine’ can help you in effective visual business marketing

Vine can help you with visual business marketing

Vine can help you with visual business marketing

Although this `Vine’ social platform has been launched by Twitter but it has still managed to catch people’s attention like Twitter. The visual media or the video based business marketing can be effectively done using `Vine’. This social media allows the users to record short length videos. These videos can be of six second duration only as per the Vine rules. But you can combine many such videos to make a full product documentary too. These videos can be uploaded in other social networking websites as well. This unique video based social community building platform can tremendously help in business promotion.

These emerging social media platforms offer very lucrative business marketing opportunities. Not only business owners, but consumers should also keep a watch on these emerging social media platforms in order to get the best deals about various consumer services because companies.

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3 Ways To Find Out If Your Spouse Is Lying

Is your spouse lying to you?

Is your spouse lying to you?

People often find out too late that they’ve been lied to, and to realize it only in the end can be pretty devastating, especially if the one who did it was your own spouse.

Tree are ways to make sure that this doesn’t happen to you ever.. Or that it doesn’t happen again (at least). Whether it’s a little white lie, or a ginormous, life-changing one that can threaten the very foundations of your relationship, you deserve to know if your spouse is telling you the truth or not.

It might be scary, but it’s also a good way to look after yourself—and your sanity. There are ways to find something out without necessarily looking too freaked out. So here you are, ladies and gentlemen. The 3 best ways to find out if your spouse is lying or if they really are as honest as they say they are.

Changing Color

They start blushing when they Lie

They start blushing when they Lie

People who lie either go pale or become too flushed when trying to hide something. It’s the suddenness of a question that could have caught them off guard, or the plainness of having to keep something from someone that could be getting on their nerves. It’s the fear of getting caught, or the embarrassment of what they did that would expose them—without you even having to dig up anything!

This Isn’t You…

The good thing about knowing someone too well is that you can automatically detect if something’s different from the way they would normally act. Like if they do too many hand gestures, or if they have a high, almost squeaking voice to explain something—why they got home too late, why they always seem to have too many excuses when not able to reply to a text or answer the phone immediately, et cetera. In some cases, it could be the complete opposite—like they’re trying to downplay something that happened, trying to keep things unusually cool when it isn’t supposed to be so. This could be an indication that something’s amiss. Be on your toes.

Too Fidgety

Watch their body language

Watch their body language

When someone is too tense, that means they’re nervous or distracted about something. Do they play with their hands? Wrap their leg around the furniture legs? Are they having a hard time making eye contact—looking everywhere—the floor, the ceiling, the walls, the people passing by—anywhere, but yours? Do you feel like they’re shaking a little bit (observe if the hands are steady)? Look out. Something could be up.

You don’t need to hire a private investigator to find out all your doubts and suspicions are true, but you don’t need to be extremely paranoid either. You’ll find out the truth soon enough. The key is to be calm and stay casual.

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All Sides Of The Coin – The Good And Bad Of Vegan Diet

The vegan food pyramid

The vegan food pyramid

Vegan diet is a popular diet that excludes any edible product that comes from animals. A lot of famous celebrities are advocating for this kind of diet and offer evidence for lots of good benefits. So today we are going to give a closer look into eating, the vegan way. Here are several pros and cons of this all flora diet:

PROS

It brings a lot of health benefits

It brings a lot of health benefits

  • Very high in anti-oxidants – Fruits and vegetables are the main sources of anti-oxidants. These are minerals that are able to remove harmful substances in the body that causes diseases such as cancer.
  • Lower Blood Pressure – The absence of meat in the diet can greatly reduce blood pressure and chances of getting hypertension. This is due to the fact that fruits and vegetables are virtually free of artery-clogging fats.
  • Promote Self-control – Focusing on fruits and vegetables alone when it comes to eating requires a good deal of self-control and motivation. This is due to the difficulty in changing ones diet, especially when you are a non-vegan for so many years.


CONS

  • Miss out on other Essential Nutrients – Studies have shown that those who are vegans have low levels of vitamin B12, calcium and vitamin D. There are fruits and vegetables that offer these nutrients but they are not in the same dosage as those found in meat products.

B12 deficiency is something to be careful about

B12 deficiency is something to be careful about

  • Dining out is Almost Impossible – Dining out with friends and family can be really difficult when you are a vegan, unless all your friends are vegan. And when you do dine out with non-vegan friends, you could get tempted with meat dishes.
  • Too Dependent on Soy – If you are not going to eat eggs, fish, chicken, cheese and milk, then you will have to contend with soy beans as your only good source of protein. This can be really difficult to maintain. You can also mix soy with other vegetables that have protein. But soy will always be part of the dish.

Now that you know the pros and cons of going vegan you can now start preparing yourself for it. Just be sure that you are really dedicated to try out this zero meat diet.

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8 Great Ways To Help You Pay Off Credit Card Debt Quickly

Don´t be careless with your finances

Don´t be careless with your finances

Credit cards remain popular with many people around the world. They come with a number of benefits that help you pay for items or services even before you get your salary. However, if not used properly, they can lead you into a big debt. This can cause your stress and a lot of financial problems. Below are 5 ways to help you pay off your credit card debt faster:

1. Pay the whole debt when you have a lot of money

To get rid of credit card debt fast, pay it when you get paid. If you earn money every month, use it to clear the debt. You can also use savings to avoid accumulation of interests that can make the debt too big for you to pay. After you have paid, you can check your credit report and see if your accounts are updated accurately.

2. Know the total amount of the debt

Take time to calculate the total amount you owe the credit card company. This is one step towards paying the debt fast. You may be underestimating the total amount. Y

3. Come with a budget

To use your money wisely, you need a budget. Plan your money in advance and allocate most of the funds for paying the debt. Make sure you cater for the basic expenses and then use the money to clear the debt.

4. Save more than you spend

Saving money should be your first priority, live within your means and avoid spending all your money on a luxurious lifestyle. Take a few steps reduce monthly expenses by going for a cheaper house, car, college, clothing, food, insurance and many others. Remember that once you get into credit card debt, nobody will provide you with free money.

5. Make strategic payments

Make strategic payments

Make strategic payments

You need to make the payments strategically, instead of paying once per month, you can make tow small payment twice in a month. Through paying many times, you will clear the debt fast.

6. Talk to your creditor

If you are feeling financially strained and worried that you may not be able to pay off the debt, call the credit card company. You can explain the circumstances that led you into the credit card debt. Together you can come up with a simple repayment structure that will help you pay the debt fast.

7. Ask for soft a soft loan from your relatives or friends

During such financial crisis, you can talk to the people that you trust most and ask for a soft loan to help you clear the debt. This is usually safe, because they can give you the loan without any interest rates.

8. Use you life insurance cover to get a loan

You can use your life insurance to get a loan

You can use your life insurance to get a loan

If you have a life insurance cover, use it to get quick money. This kind of a loan comes with low interest rate and you given enough time to repay it. This is perfect option if you are not in a position to repay your credit card debt.

Conclusion

Pay off the credit card debt as quickly as you can and you can save more. A debt can stress and ruin your financial plans. However, a credit card is perfect as long as you use it responsibly.

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2012 Gave Us Some Of The Biggest Leadership Lessons

Social Media changed the way we do business

Social Media changed the way we do business

2012 saw some of the biggest stories rock the business world. From launching of Facebook IPO to Steve Ballmer’s declaration of stepping down from Microsoft and of course who can forget the sad demise of the legend Steve Jobs. Looking back at 2012, here are the biggest leadership lessons from it:

Focus and vision are the keys

Steve Jobs died more than a year ago but his speeches still reverberates in the ears of millions of people around the globe. His trademark was vision and focus. Right from day one at Apple, he practiced focus like no one else. Lot of people and critics questioned if apple can be the same without the visionary. The truth is out for everyone to see. It would be right to give the credit for this to Steve Jobs. He always employed people who had a vision and hardly looked at skills. Therefore, have a vision, give it definite shape and go for it.

If you fail to plan, you plan to fail

Strategic Planning

Strategic Planning

Planning right is the key to success and the landing of Curiosity rover on Mars tells exactly that. The last few seconds of the landing showed that “Curiosity” was not controlled by anyone at the Nasa HQ. It was all done by the pre-designed software. The planning had to be done to the last millionth of the second to the exact precision. Therefore, if you want to reach somewhere, plan to the last detail and make it happen.

Know when to quit

Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft, expressed his retirement amidst controversies surrounding the company and Steve himself. Many critics said it was a selfish move to abandon the drowning ship. Steve has a lot of emotional value attached to Microsoft. He still choose to step down, to ensure some one else comes in his position and shakes the company from the current situation. He knew when to let go and he did just that. Letting go is a very important art of any leader.

The time of endless possibility

2012 saw many people under the age of 40 becoming billionaires. Andrew Mason, founder of Groupon became a billionaire in four years of launching the company having a net worth of $4.75 billions. Everyone knows about Mark Zuckerberg. People like Mark, Andrew and David Carp (Founder of blog hosting platform Tumbir) established the biggest corporations of the world in just few years. They are challenging the status-quo about establishing big and stable organizations. These people have just shown us to think out of the box. Lastly, they have proved that we live in the limitless world. Therefore, do not limit yourself by prejudices and preconceived notions.

Pressure brings out the best in you

Success as an Entrepreneur

Success as an Entrepreneur

After Steve Jobs demise in early 2012, the leadership style to Tim cook (Current CEO of Apple) was under a microscope. It is not easy to manage in such a situation with so many eyes on you. However, Apple rose to become the most valuable company by launching new series of Ipad and Iphone5. There are many times you have pressure in your life as a leader. Embrace it and do not run from it.

2012 saw a challenging time for the economies around the globe. With the Unemployment at all time high and the financial crisis looming the countries, true leadership qualities have been showcased in spite of all of this. The situation does not define a true leader; it is how you react in the situation that makes you a leader.

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