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Gary Vee Project Management Advice to be in top 10%

Gary Vaynerchuk did a brilliant quick video on what he thinks top project managers do different than the other 90%. He learnt this from his own experience managing project managers for his hugely successful international digital ad agency.

Gary Vee Project Management Advice

Guide with your ears instead of your mouth

Project Management EfficiencyListening is grossly underestimated not just in project management but in all areas of life

Posted by Gary Vaynerchuk on Saturday, July 16, 2016

The trick to maintaining high standards while managing projects regardless if you have 1 project or 20 projects is simply just LISTEN. Keeping project on time and within budget is obviously the main objective of the project manager but there are different ways they can achieve this. It doesn’t have to be the hard line approach of being over demanding and pushing people but instead just listen.

Talk it to Success

Empathy is what distinguishes the top project managers from the rest. The ability to have that personal connection with the team and be able to understand root causes. This will lead to the team respecting you as a project manager and a person which will improve team morale and move them towards the goal of being a high performing team.

Gary Vee Project Management

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Huffington Post identified the top 10 characteristics of a Performing team where i have chosen my top 3.

  1. People have solid and deep trust in each other and in the team’s purpose. (For the team members to have trust they need to be able to be honest on why they missed a deadline and shouldn’t be afraid that they are going to get a scolding from the PM).
  2. The team engages in extensive discussion. (Open and informal discussion is as important as formal. It is crucial to build up trust and a good working relationship with team members)
  3. Team members actively diffuse tension and friction in a relaxed and informal atmosphere.

All of these would be achieved by the Project Manager applying empathy and listening to the team members.

Do you agree with Gary Vee Project Management Advice?

What are your thoughts on what makes the best Project Mangers?

Comment below and leave me know!

Embed Facebook Video WordPress

Integrating Facebook with your website for enabling Facebook Like Button, Facebook Comments, embed Facebook Videos on WordPress blog will do two things improve interaction with your audience and improve search engine rankings. It will improve search engine rankings as it should be related content your audience will like and then in turn bring more interaction on your blog; all things Google loves.

Create Facebook App ID

Embed Facebook Video WordPress

First step is to create a Facebook App ID for your blog. This is a very quick and easy process. Just navigate to https://developers.facebook.com/quickstarts/ and follow the instructions.

  1. Select type of App you will be using it with; for WordPress select “Website”
  2. Give it a name that you will recognize at a later date and remember you might have other sites you will need to distinguish it from. Limited to 32 characters.
  3. Embed Facebook Javascript on your website. this need to be placed on every page of the website, I use AIO Webmaster to place javascript on WordPress as it gives the option to add in header, various Analytics tags, webmaster tags. I placed the Facebook javascript in my head even though it says directly after the <body> tag it does not make a difference but it could affect your page load times as the <head> loads first so I wouldn’t recommend adding too much javascript in there.
  4. Test integration. Just simply paste the sample code for the like button and publish your post to see if it appears.
  5. Done. Now you can embed a Facebook video in a post.

Embed Facebook Video WordPress

C:\Users\Admin\Pictures\Facebook embed video WordPress

Navigate to https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/embedded-video-player and simply follow the instructions:

1. Choose URL or Page

Pick the URL of a Facebook video you want to embed.

2. Code Configurator

Paste the URL to the Code Configurator and click the “Get Code” button to generate your embedded video player code.

3. Copy & Paste HTML snippet

Copy and paste the snippet into the HTML of the destination website.

 

How to Drive Sales from Online

Firstly people look for a service by Googling it, NOT a phone book. NOT Facebook, NOT Twitter. That is why it is so important to have a website that ranks high in Google for key phrases people are searching. This can be done by the following methods….

 

Get Website Performance Audit

First thing first I will do a comprehensive audit