Posts tagged: improvement

To be a Power User

By , February 7, 2009 3:13 pm

A Power User on the social media sphere is different from the term PowerUser in enterprise systems.

Power User or Influencer is one with high reputation in a community or in using a product.

There are some reasons why one would want to be a Power User

1. It’s easier to get your messages/ideas across

Your reputation makes people listen/react to your messages.

2. A Power User helps improve the product

A Power User really understands how the systems work and how to improve them. Most of the time, the product teams reaches out to power users to get their feedbacks. Being a Power User makes you closer to the product itself.

3. Business opportunities

Getting your name “out there” brings you lots of business opportunities from people from different industries.

4. Monetize your contents

Obviously, you can make money from your contents, mostly from blogging. The reputation drives traffic to your sites and so do income.

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Some resources to the points I made above

Blogging Professionally: Darren Rowse’s problogger

10 Habits of Highly Efficient Social Media Power Users

Problem-Solving Tools Series: Appreciation

By , January 31, 2008 3:48 pm

Appreciation

Category: Creativity

How to use

Staring with a fact, ask the question “So what?”. Keep on asking until all possible inferences have been drawn.

Example

Fact: the scope expands and we are lacking a resource for the newly discovered functionalities.

  • So what? We might need overtime to meet deadline.
  • So what? We will be tired.
  • So what? Moral will be affected.
  • So what? More mistakes may be caused.
  • So what? Product quality will be affected.
  • So what? Less return from customer.
  • So what? Moral even deeply sinks.
  • So what? Attrition.
  • So what? Chaos
  • So what? To control this, shadow resources and resource backup must be planned.

Advantage

This tool helps extract maximum information from original facts. More information can be used to solve the problem.

Previous volumes of the series

  1. Introduction
  2. Reversal

Problem-Solving Tools Series: Reversal

By , January 29, 2008 1:47 pm

Reverse

Reversal Questions

Category: Improve, Creativity

How to use

As the opposite of the question we want to ask.

Example

You want to improve the readership of your blog.

You would ask: “What drives readers away from your blog?”

Possible answers may include:

  • Use language that is hard to read
  • Less SEO
  • Hard navigation
  • Confusing headlines
  • etc.

After asking and answering such question, you have an action plan to fix and prevent failures.

Previous volumes of the series

  1. Introduction

Can't find on Google

By , July 22, 2007 12:14 am

There are some questions that can't be answered by Google

Google is incredibly powerful!

For sure!

But what if what you’re searching CANNOT be found on this powerful engine?

Wayne Radinsky made a list for internet users to fill in what they couldn’t find on Google.

By doing so, you’re helping search engines to improve their services and the benefits will come back to you.

Can’t Find something on Google? Post it to Can’t Find On Google

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