Month: November 2013

November 19, 2013

Cydcor Reviews Platform by Michael Hyatt

Cydcor Reviews Platform by Michael Hyatt

Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World

By Michael Hyatt

Review by: Gail Michalak

Cydcor reviews platform
Cydcor Reviews Platform by Michael Hyatt

Description of this book:  Getting noticed is getting increasingly more difficult.  The Internet has made is free and easy for anyone to fill the world with information.  If you are a writer or a business owner, having a strategy to build and audience is key to sustaining income.   Publishing executive Michael Hyatt explains how to create a compelling product and combine it will a meaningful platform.  This book has been endorsed by marketing guru Seth Godin, best selling author Dave Ramsey, and former Yahoo! Executive Tim Sanders.  Hyatt explains how to get traffic to your website over and over again and build the life you want to lead.

Why people should read this book:  Whether you want to drive sales, promote yourself for a job, publish a book or become a blogger, this book explains how to build an audience and make a good impression.  Hyatt also guides you through using all the major social media platforms, such as Facebook and Twitter.  This book will help you navigate an increasingly digital world.  It is important not to get left behind.

My favorite part: Michael Hyatt writes with honesty from his own experience.  He is not afraid to expose his own stories of failure before he hit success.  His words are encouraging but also honest, he assures you there is no “quick fix” when it comes to building your platform, but that hard work can pay off once your strategy is in place.

Gail Michalak is the VP of Marketing and Communications for Cydcor.  Gail overseas all of Cydcor’s digital media, public relations, corporate communications and marketing efforts.

November 14, 2013

Recycling Trash Into Smiles

Recycling Trash Into Smiles!

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Cydcor team members recycle for cash!

We know little things can add up to a big difference.  In continuing our fundraising work for Operation Smile, we have been collecting recyclables and donating the proceeds!

We placed recycling containers designated especially for Operation Smile fundraising around the office. Once they are filled, a Cydcor team member volunteer brings the items to the recycling center to collect the refund.

We have already raised enough for one Smile (each one is $240) and are well on our way to another – our current tally is almost $380!

Since partnering with Operation Smile in 2010, Cydcor and its network of independently-owned sales offices have raised enough to fund two medical missions, and are well on the way to a third! The missions take place in areas of the world with limited medical care; a team of professionals provide cleft palate surgeries to those who would have no way of obtaining the surgery otherwise.

We’re really excited about each and every dollar we are able to raise and contribute. Operation Smile is our passion. Recycling is so easy to do and can really add up – and make a difference.

Cydcor is happy and proud of its efforts to give back to the communities that support our business.  You can donate to the Cydcor Operation Smile page today and make a difference in a child’s life.

November 13, 2013

Cydcor at EARTHS

Cydcor volunteers at EARTHS
Cydcor volunteers at EARTHS

Cydcor began a project working with EARTHS magnet school this year to mentor and tutor students for the elementary school.

Each day of the week, two different team members from Cydcor volunteer for an hour in one of these classrooms, working with children and teachers on a variety of projects and learning sessions.

Last year, Cydcor team members created literacy kits for faculty, which contained games and activities for students to encourage reading comprehension. Volunteers also assisted the school in a gardening project – in line with the earth science focus of the magnet school.

“Cydcor volunteers are a true gift to our students! Our kindergarten children look forward to interacting with the Cydcor staff, and their presence allows students to receive individual and small group time,” said Jennifer Boone, principal of EARTHS. “The time and impact mentors have on our children is priceless. Cydcor is a true example of a business that gives back to the community.”

“Our goal is to support EARTHS by mentoring the kids, helping them cultivate confidence in their own skills and abilities,” said Cydcor Chief Operating Officer Vera Quinn. “Gaining the academic skills to succeed is just one part. Mentorship is so important to the overall development of children, and we really want to make a difference in their lives.”

To see more of Cydcor’s work at the EARTHS magnet school, head over to the Cydcor Flickr page.

November 4, 2013

Halloween at Cydcor

 

We had a happy Halloween here at Cydcor! The office was full of great costumes and creative pumpkins for the holiday.  Check out our great pictures and our album on Cydcor Flickr!

Cydcor Halloween

The minions won best group costume. We loved their coordination.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The most original: our own office fairy godfather!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The lost blue man was voted the scariest.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The funniest costume was the Staples’ Easy Button!

 

 

 

 

 

 

How was your Halloween?