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Written By Anastasia Ramsay May 16, 2017 9:00:00 AM

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Productivity habits the most successful people use

Yes, you read right! This is a sequel to our super-popular post “The 11productivity habits the most successful people use (and how you can adopt them)”.

We received such great feedback on the first post that we thought we would give the people more of what they wanted… because no one wants to pen an unread blog post!

So, without further unproductive ramble, here are 8 more habits successful people implement!

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Written By Priscila Bernardes Apr 25, 2017 9:00:00 AM

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5 tips to make your employees, and your business happier

You probably won’t be surprised to hear that studies have shown that workplace happiness spikes productivity levels by 12%, while unhappy workers productivity levels dip by 10%.

But how can small business, often constrained by time, resources and money, incentivise a happier work place?

There are many ways to increase employee health and happiness, and in this post we share the top 5 initiatives we are focusing on, here at Lancom. 


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Written By Anastasia Ramsay Apr 11, 2017 9:00:00 AM

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The 11 productivity habits the most successful people use

Often, we get stuck in our daily routines and habits, and we don’t think to evaluate how the ingrained, automatic aspects of our day can affect how productive our days, weeks, months and years are.

Sometimes, all it takes is seeing how someone else gets the most out of their days, to make us revaluate how we use our time.

So, we have compiled a list of the top 11 habits that the most productive people incorporate into their daily lives for you to ponder! 

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Written By Anastasia Ramsay Mar 14, 2017 9:00:00 AM

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3 ways to make connections and explode your business growth

Connections are the new currency. They have the power to transform your business almost overnight.

The right connections can lead to:

  • More customers or clients
  • More opportunities, such as being able to guest post on a high-quality blog
  • More fun! Who doesn’t want to be invited to a party across the world?

The problem lies in the wealth of info on the web. When you google “networking”, hundreds of different articles appear, each offering a different approach. Who do you listen to?

To help simplify things, we’ve created a summary of the best advice, covering the three areas where making connections can prove immensely valuable to your business.

And here they are:

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Written By Priscila Bernardes Feb 14, 2017 9:00:00 AM

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The 4 hottest Office 365 apps to watch in 2017

By now, you will have noticed that we are big fans of Microsoft Office 365. Where some of our past posts have highlighted the growing number of applications which are offered in the world’s most popular productivity suite, today we’re going to take a look at some of the new 2017 features which help us – and you – get more done in a day.

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Written By Anastasia Ramsay Jan 31, 2017 11:30:00 AM

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Low Productivity? These 5 apps are guaranteed to help

If you want to increase your productivity, you’re not alone. We love employing the latest apps to automate repetitive, laborious tasks and free our brains up to tackle the “bigger” problems.

There are countless apps available for iPhone or Android that act like personal assistants by automating time consuming tasks or by allowing you to multitask (when performing routine, habitual stuff like cleaning). With them, your brain is free to engage or absorb more info!

By embracing technology and adding a few apps into your daily life, you can completely overhaul your levels of productivity and give yourself the cutting edge amongst your colleagues. To back this up, a study looking at over 240 enterprises has found that when people use mobile apps specifically designed to get their work done, it increases productivity by 45%. 

On that note, we’ve compiled a list of must-have apps to start you off. These are our favourites and we’re sure you’ll love them, too!

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Written By Priscila Bernardes Dec 6, 2016 9:30:00 AM

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The 3 tools that business owners need to boost digital marketing

Digital marketing is a big deal today. In a world where digital transformation is delivering efficiency and satisfying the rapidly changing needs of customers, businesses need to be online, active, visible and speaking the language of customers. But making the most of the opportunity depends on the use of right tools, connections growth and establishing your profile as an authority on the internet.

If you are looking to increase leads, accelerate sales, or simplifying your processes, it could be time to put some free (or low-cost) and highly effective tools to use to amplify your efforts and bring in those leads.

Check out our three top picks to take your digital marketing to the next level.

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Written By Priscila Bernardes Nov 29, 2016 9:30:00 AM

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How to boost your referral systems in 4 simple steps

Referrals are the best recommendation for your business as they easily prove the value you add from the perspective of a happy customer. That cuts straight through all the marketing, advertising and sales noise to tell prospects what they really need to know. After all, business owners trust other business owners, so a recommendation is something of a seal of approval which can’t be matched by an advert.

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Written By Priscila Bernardes Nov 22, 2016 9:30:00 AM

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5 ways to boost operational efficiency in 2017

It’s the time of year where we all start to consider resolutions whether it’s exercising more, eating healthier or finally moving to that dream job. Your organisation shouldn’t be treated any differently and we’ve created a short list to let you trim the fat and start fresh in 2017.


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Written By Priscila Bernardes Nov 8, 2016 9:30:00 AM

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Three features that make Windows 10 indispensable

As is routinely the case with the introduction of a new Microsoft operating system, it can be a little difficult to see what the real benefits are, besides the obvious improvements in look and feel. With Windows 10 in-market for some time now, users are quickly appreciating that there is more to it than a better-looking Windows; there are also some useful features which, when mastered, contribute to better productivity.

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