Monday, March 17, 2014

Increase Productivity - 3 White Noise Background Sound Generators

Back in college, some of my friends thought I was crazy because I used to like to study in the cafeteria. There was a constant buzz of activity and background noise, and seldom did any single noise stand out from the rest.

I also spent a lot of time studying and researching in the library (remember that place where people used to go to find information before the internet?). The library was fine, but it was normally so quiet that any small noise would pierce the silence. Somebody scooting a chair in or out, packing or unpacking a backpack, and even someone whispering to a friend were all distracting noises because they stood out rather than being lost in a cacophony of steady noise.

So that brings me to a recent tidbit I came across that said coffee shop background noise is helpful for creativity, so I thought I would revisit the topic and update my previous 2011 blog post on white noise. In that article, I mentioned two white noise generators and I'm glad to report that both are still around! They are...
  • WhiteNoisePlayer.com which has 8 different sounds from standard white noise to ocean waves, wind and rain, etc;
  • SimplyNoise.com which has three buttons at the top to produce slight different white noise. 
Because of the coffee shop noise suggestion, I went searching and discovered a new background noise generator, SounDrown.com. SounDrown has all of the above sounds plus a few different ones...

  • coffee shop
  • fire
  • birds
  • train
  • playground
So if you're around too many distractions and can't escape, yet you need to focus on a project, check out these three sites for some awesome background noise options to drown out the chaos around you. 

And then share this with your unfocused friends and colleagues! Your comments are welcome... I'd love to hear your feedback and ideas! For example, if you're at a coffee shop, should you listen to the coffee shop noise generator to drown out the coffee shop noise? Just kidding, but I'd love to hear your feedback!

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Why Is There A Dinosaur at Benton & Sons Fabrication

Why is there a dinosaur in front of a steel fabrication plant in Wayne County, NC? Learn the full story, watch the video and see the photo gallery!



Please share the video using the green arrow button on the video or "Like" it on YouTube! You can view it on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HF4ZJqx6k9U

This Basic Brochure Style Video is one many video styles that we produce at Baer Marketing Network for clients nationwide. Contact us today to learn more about using videos to promote your company online!


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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

What To Blog About In Your Business?

I highly recommend reading this great article 83 B2B Social Media Blog Post Ideas | Social Media B2B. It is full of ideas to create blog posts. Some of the ideas are great and others are completely weird.

  1. What 5 Experts Say About…
  2. Interview internal employees and ask them to answer simple questions (by email even) such as who they are, what they do and how it serves your customers.
  3. Take a look at the keyword searches that are bringing people to your site, as this will give you a great idea of what information people are looking for.
  4. Publish a post listing your favorite five or ten posts from other blogs, and explain why you like them.
  5. Let a guest write a post for your blog; someone whose advice your customers would value.
  6. Review a product or service and write what you like and dislike about it.
  7. Write about a very unique use of one of your products (my idea).
And finally, post regularly. It doesn't matter if you post daily, weekly, bi-weekly, etc. Just try to be consistent.

Happy blogging!

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

4 New Listings on IndustrialMegaSearch.com

IndustrialMegaSearch.com welcomes these companies to our directory! Please check out these companies and their their social media links below.

Redwood Plastics   -  Redwood plastics is a leading plastic parts manufacturer with locations in Spokane, Atlanta and Vancouver, providing solutions for a variety of problems including shock, abrasion, noise, wear & friction.
Located In: Atlanta, GA 30281
FaceBookhttp://www.facebook.com/RedwoodPlastics
Blog URL: http://www.redwoodplastics.com/about/news/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/redwoodplastics
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/plasticsolutions/videos/
Other Site: http://www.linkedin.com/company/redwood-plastics-corporation 

Anion Performance Chemicals   -  Anion Performance Chemicals has developed technologically-advanced solutions for numerous site-specific industrial applications.
Located In: Oakwood, GA 30566
FaceBook
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Other Site:


Sooner State Shipping   -  Sooner State Shipping is a hot-shot and LTL freight company in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. We serve customers and delivery destinations in Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas and New Mexico.
Located In: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73127
FaceBookhttps://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Sooner-State-Shipping/502261849844776
Blog URL: https://plus.google.com/109216967799216061224/about
Twitter: https://twitter.com/OKCHotShot
YouTube: 
Other Site: http://www.soonerstateshipping.com/linkedinlink 

LiveWire Electrical Supply   -  Your Need-it-Now Supplier for electrical parts including circuit breakers, transformers, motor controls and fuses.
Located In: San Francisco, CA 94103
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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Article Review: The Evolution of Manufacturing in America - Personal Stories from One Company

Standard Motor Products manufacturing facility in Greenville SCThis is one of the best articles I have ever read on the evolution of American manufacturing. The author takes an in-depth look at one company that started a century ago. He compares and contrasts production methods and workers of not-too-long-ago versus workers of today. He compares and contrasts the skill levels of workers today and yesterday.

The personal examples of two machine operators illustrate the need today for advanced training in precision machining, CNC programming, metalurgy and other advanced manufacturing skills. But he also discusses how the high level of automation will make traditional manufacturing jobs scarce and difficult to obtain.  Plus, he constantly addresses the issue of competition with low wage productions countries like Mexico and China.
By following three specific people in the company, he really drives home the personal stories about how changes in manufacturing technologies have affected real Americans. The stories are compelling and educational and they have a much larger meaning for American manufacturing and our society overall.

So here is the must read article:  Making It in America - January/February 2012 Atlantic Magazine

This article was also featured in a two part audio series on NPR:

Thank you to the AmericanManufacturing.org Blog for it's article The new factory worker which led me to the original article in The Atlantic Magazine.

Please join or start the conversation here by adding your thoughts to the comment section below.


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Monday, November 26, 2012

How to Make The Most Of Trade Shows

Make The Most Of Trade Shows
from Industrial Maintenance & Plant Operations

A successful trade show means more than just showing up in your booth, talking to a bunch of people, collecting business cards and then emailing everyone afterward. As this article shows, you can maximize your ROI and sales opportunities by carefully planning an executing a pre-show strategy, an at-show strategy, and a post-show strategy.

Pre-show activities:

  • contacting prospects ahead of time
  • media outreach
  • booth planning
  • social media announcements of your booth # and show dates
  • email your contacts with your booth # and show dates
At-show activities:
  • incentives & give-aways
  • new product promotions
  • eye-catching spectacle - video, LED message board
  • check out your competition
  • speaking opportunities - presentations, panels, etc.
  • record video clips for later use
Post-show activities:
  • I use CloudContacts.com for fast transcription of business cards to spreadsheets & easy entry into a Client Relationship Management (CRM) system for easy and organized follow-up
  • call your hottest prospects
  • email everyone 
  • add your new contacts to an email newsletter list
  • friend / follow new contacts on social media and touch base via social media
  • follow-up with any media contacts you made
  • share pictures or video clips from the show
  • call Baer Marketing to put together a video montage of your trade show using your images and video clips. We'll help you post it on your website and via social media.

So check out this article, Make The Most Of The Trade Show, from Industrial Maintenance & Plant Operations, and make the most out of your trade show investment!

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Twitter Blog: How Sharing Tweets just got easier

Do you still have friends and business contacts that don't use twitter? Now your tweeting will gain reach! Twitter announced that all tweets will now have an option to send them by email. Pretty cool.

http://blog.twitter.com/2012/11/sharing-tweets-just-got-easier.html?m=1


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