Month: July 2015

July 30, 2015

Cydcor Reviews #GirlBoss

Written by Sophia Amoruso, founder of online women’s clothing retailer Nasty Gal, #GirlBoss lays out Amoruso’s rise to success and the struggles she’s gone through to make it to the top. It’s the classic underdog story that’s both inspirational and educational. Amoruso wrote #GirlBoss for entrepreneurs seeking a path to success that’s different from the norm, no matter how problematic that path may be. Eight years after selling vintage clothing on Ebay, Amoruso is the founder, CEO, and creative director of an online clothing company worth $100 million. Her story is both inspirational and motivating.

Why Cydcor Reviews recommends this to future leaders:

The main point #GirlBoss discusses is that anyone can reach success, no matter how big their struggles may be. It provides an authentic voice on success, failure, and what it takes to find positivity in any situation. This book offers a philosophy for making your work both worthwhile and fun while keeping things fresh. Amoruso encourages readers to own the qualities that many people are ashamed of, such as bossiness, in order to become the masters of their own destiny–financially independent and radically ourselves. This is a book that provides a direct stream of honest advice that can’t be found anywhere else. Her unconventional approach to business and her creative experience will appeal to any aspiring entrepreneur.

Our favorite part:

As most entrepreneurs know, it can be difficult to find genuine advice on how to get going on an alternative path to success. Since Amoruso did this all on her own with no financial aid or education in the area of business, her story is inspiring. Everyone takes their own path to the top, but this is a story that can open your eyes to the idea that anything is possible. #GirlBoss provides many pointers on being a leader and boss, but the main thing to take away is to never stop, even when failure occurs, and to keep going no matter the problem you may run into on the path to success.

July 23, 2015

Cydcor’s National Conference 2015 Photo Contest


Photo Contest for National Conference 2015

Get your cameras ready! Participate in Cydcor’s National Conference photo contest for a chance to win $100 cash! All you need to do is share a picture using the hashtag #TheTop2015 on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

This contest will run from Thursday, July 23rd (6:00AM CST) until Saturday, July 25th (8:59 PM CST). The most creative picture will get to take home the prize! The winner will be announced on Cydcor’s Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter on Saturday July 25th any time after 9:00pm CST, and will be awarded on site. Get ready and make sure to follow Cydcor on social!

So be creative, be fun and start sharing your pictures now! #TheTop2015

 

Terms and Conditions (Facebook)

Post a photo on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook using the hashtag #TheTop2015 anytime from Wednesday July 22nd (6:00AM EST) until Saturday, July 25th (8:59 PM EST) and you will be automatically entered in the National Conference photo contest.  To be eligible, entrants must be (i) at least 18 years of age and a registered attendant of Cydcor’s National Conference 2015, Cydcor employees are not eligible to participate. Multiple submissions per participant are allowed. Profanity or inappropriate language or images, as determined by Cydcor, in its sole discretion, will be disqualified. The winner will be the account holder where the picture was posted. The most creative picture will win $100 cash to be awarded on site. The winner will be selected by Cydcor, in its sole discretion, and announced via Cydcor’s Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/CydcorLLC) as well as on Cydcor’s Instagram (@Cydcor), and on Cydcor’s Twitter (@Cydcor) on Saturday, July 25th any time after 9:00PM EST. This promotional offer is not intended to create a partnership, joint venture, co-ownership or other association between Cydcor and the participant.

This promotion does not have a connection with Facebook in any way and is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. By entering the contest, participants agree to fully release Facebook from any and all liability.

Terms and Conditions (Instagram)

Post a photo on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook using the hashtag #TheTop2015 anytime from Wednesday July 22nd (6:00AM EST) until Saturday, July 25th (8:59 PM EST) and you will be automatically entered in the National Conference photo contest.  To be eligible, entrants must be (i) at least 18 years of age and a registered attendant of Cydcor’s National Conference 2015, Cydcor employees are not eligible to participate. Multiple submissions per participant are allowed. Profanity or inappropriate language or images, as determined by Cydcor, in its sole discretion, will be disqualified. The winner will be the account holder where the picture was posted. The most creative picture will win $100 cash to be awarded on site. The winner will be selected by Cydcor, in its sole discretion, and announced via Cydcor’s Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/CydcorLLC) as well as on Cydcor’s Instagram (@Cydcor), and on Cydcor’s Twitter (@Cydcor) on Saturday, July 25th any time after 9:00PM EST. This promotional offer is not intended to create a partnership, joint venture, co-ownership or other association between Cydcor and the participant.

This promotion does not have a connection with Instagram, Inc. in any way and is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram. By entering the contest, participants agree to fully release Instagram from any and all liability, and agree to Instagram’s terms of use.

Terms and Conditions (Twitter)

Post a photo on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook using the hashtag #TheTop2015 anytime from Wednesday July 22nd (6:00AM EST) until Saturday, July 25th (8:59 PM EST) and you will be automatically entered in the National Conference photo contest.  To be eligible, entrants must be (i) at least 18 years of age and a registered attendant of Cydcor’s National Conference 2015, Cydcor employees are not eligible to participate. Users who do not use @Cydcor or the contest hashtag will not be entered to win. Participant may not create multiple accounts to enter the contest – the creation of multiple accounts will make participant liable to have all accounts suspended by Twitter.  Any participant found creating multiple accounts to enter the contest will also be disqualified.  Multiple submissions per participant are allowed; provided, however, that the participant posts a different tweet each time.  Participants may not post the same tweet repeatedly (no duplicate tweets).  Posting duplicate tweets is a violation of Twitter Rules and jeopardizes search quality. Profanity or inappropriate language or images, as determined by Cydcor, in its sole discretion, will be disqualified. The most creative picture will win $100 cash to be awarded on site. The winner will be the account holder where the picture was posted. The winner will be selected by Cydcor, in its sole discretion, and announced via Cydcor’s Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/CydcorLLC) as well as on Cydcor’s Instagram (@Cydcor), and on Cydcor’s Twitter (@Cydcor) on Saturday, July 25th any time after 9:00PM EST. This promotional offer is not intended to create a partnership, joint venture, co-ownership or other association between Cydcor and the participant.

This promotion does not have a connection with Twitter in any way and is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Twitter. By entering the contest, participants agree to fully release Twitter from any and all liability, and agree to read and abide by Twitter’s Rules.

July 20, 2015

Cydcor Reviews Emotional Intelligence 2.0

About Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Travis Bradberry & Jean Greaves

Professionals are always on the lookout for new ways to be better co-workers, managers, and employees. Today’s world is fast-paced, and competition is fierce. The best and most effective tools allow others to manage, adapt, and get ahead of the pack.

One of these tools is emotional intelligence. Emotional intelligence allows a person to recognize their own emotions and differentiate between feelings and behavior. Your EQ (emotional quotient) is the foundation for a large number of soft skills that include flexibility, time management, trust, anger management, and change tolerance. Emotional Intelligence 2.0 delivers a step-by-step program for increasing their emotional quotient and enabling a person to achieve their fullest potential.

Why Cydcor Reviews recommends this to future leaders:

Emotional Intelligence 2.0 has a self-contained, step-by-step program to determine your current level of EQ, while also providing suggestions on how to improve it. You will learn what may be holding you back and which of the book’s strategies can help increase your emotional intelligence the most. This is the kind of book you’re looking for if you need both diagnosis and treatment options. Bradberry and Greaves do an excellent job of helping readers discover their strengths and find strategies that work on their weaknesses. It also provides a quick online assessment that can help you see where you currently stand on emotional intelligence.

Our favorite part:

The step-by-step program for increasing emotional intelligence through four core skills can be quite valuable. These skills include self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management. The book’s single purpose is to increase emotional intelligence, and this is the perfect place to start. The chapter “The Big Picture” explains what EQ is and what it is not, while also giving tips to manage stress and increase your tolerance for change. Emotional Intelligence 2.0 gives abundant and practical insights to ensure readers can follow along and improve their emotional intelligence skills.

July 17, 2015

Cydcor’s National Conference 2015 Caption Contest – Winner’s Row

Cydcor National Conference 2015 Photo Contest

Participate in Cydcor’s National Conference 2015 Caption Contest on Instagram for a chance to win a front seat in the “Winner’s row” during General Session! Did you say a front seat along the best in the business? Yes!

All you need to do is caption this picture on Cydcor’s Instagram (https://instagram.com/cydcor) stating what you imagine your winner’s quote would be when you are up on that stage. You will automatically enter a raffle for a chance to win one of those seats! There will be two winners. Make sure you tag your friends so they enter and might end up sitting right next to you!

This contest will run from Friday July 17th (12:00 PM PST) until Tuesday, July 21st (11:59 PM PST). The winner will be announced on Cydcor’s Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter on Wednesday July 22nd any time after 12:00PM PST. So, do not miss your chance to get some of the best seats during General Session!

See you in Nashville! #TheTop2015

 

Terms and Conditions (Instagram)

Caption Cydcor’s “caption this photo” on Instagram anytime from Friday July 17th (12:00 PM PST) until Tuesday, July 21st(11:59 PM PST) and you will be automatically entered in the National Conference caption contest.  To be eligible, entrants must be (i) at least 18 years of age and a registered attendant of Cydcor’s National Conference 2015, Cydcor employees are not eligible to participate. Multiple submissions per participant are allowed. Each entry will be entered in a raffle for a chance to win a seat at the “winner’s row” during the General Session. There will be two selected winners from this raffle. Profanity or inappropriate language or images, as determined by Cydcor, in its sole discretion, will be disqualified. The winner will be announced via Cydcor’s Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/CydcorLLC?ref=hl) as well as on Cydcor’s Instagram (@Cydcor), and on Cydcor’s Twitter (@Cydcor) on Wednesday, July 22nd any time after 12:00PM PST. This promotional offer is not intended to create a partnership, joint venture, co-ownership or other association between Cydcor and the participant.

This promotion does not have a connection with Instagram, Inc. in any way and is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram. By entering the contest, participants agree to fully release Instagram from any and all liability, and agree to Instagram’s terms of use.

July 10, 2015

Cydcor Reviews Pitch Anything

Cydcor Reviews is a website dedicated to recommending business-related books to professionals and aspiring entrepreneurs. Learn more about Cydcor by checking out our page on Flickr.

About Pitch Anything: An Innovative Method for Presenting, Persuading, and Winning the Deal by Oren Klaff

Delivering an excellent pitch to potential sales clients doesn’t come naturally to everyone. Enter Pitch Anything author Oren Klaff, who knows a thing or two about making a sale. Over the past decade and more, Klaff has utilized his pitching method to raise more than $400 million. In Pitch Anything, Klaff describes his formula to help any business professional with any sale pitch.

According to Klaff, crafting and executing the perfect pitch isn’t art; it’s more centered on science. By applying the latest scientific findings and discussing real-life examples, Klaff describes how the brain makes decisions and responds to sales pitches. By learning how the method works and what you’ve been doing wrong, it’s much easier to understand how a successful pitch is done. Whether you’re presenting to new investors, locking down some new business, or even negotiating for a higher salary, Pitch Anything has you covered when it comes to perfecting the pitch.

Why Cydcor Reviews recommends this to future leaders:

Learning the method of a successful pitch isn’t too difficult, but many people fail the first step: getting the attention of potential buyers or clients. Attention requires the combination of two things working together: desire and tension. Not only do you need the person to be interested in what you’re selling, but you also need them thinking that they would be lucky to have the product or service. Be sure to let the client know that you have the best service or product and that they would be missing out by not buying. You have to be passionate about what you are selling and get other people to be passionate about buying.

Pitch Anything has great insights on how the brain processes simple information and how to take advantage of this with clients. Klaff has done the required research to prove his points, while still bringing something new to the table.

Our favorite part:

The sales method that Klaff discuses in Pitch Anything is simple to understand and apply. The “STRONG” method of pitching can be put to use immediately by any business professional. The steps include setting the frame, telling the story, revealing the intrigue, offering the prize, nailing the hookpoint, and finally, getting a decision. Applying these tactics and strategies will help to engage and persuade the person you’re pitching to, and you’ll find more agreement and support than you ever thought possible.

July 6, 2015

Cydcor Reviews ‘Getting Things Done’

Cydcor is the market leader in outsourced sales. Learn more about Cydcor by visiting our profile on Flickr.

About Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen

What most people typically do to be productive does not work as well as it used to. In Getting Things Done, veteran coach and management consultant David Allen shares the best ways for people to figure out a system that works for them. His advice has helped thousands of people across the country since the book was first published in 2002. Allen’s method isn’t difficult to understand: productivity is strongly tied to how well we can relax. The key to freeing up more time for leisure and bettering ourselves is to have a clear mind, unleashing our creative potential. Allen has created an excellent guide on taking the right steps to getting back on track.

Why Cydcor Reviews recommends this to future leaders:

Although it will take some discipline and determination to make real changes to productivity, Getting Things Done is a great starting point. From core principles to proven tricks, this book can transform the way a person does their job from day-to-day. It shows the best ways to pick up the pace without exhausting yourself. The more meaningful points of the book deal with reassessing goals, staying focused in new environments, planning projects the correct way, overcoming anxiety when overwhelmed, and positively accepting what is currently going on. This is an excellent read for business professionals looking for more control of their daily life, and it lays the groundwork for being an excellent leader.

Our favorite part:

If there’s anything to take away from Getting Things Done, it’s that every task, promise, or assignment has a place and a time. With everything organized in its own space, you feel more in control and can replace the time spent on anxiety with effective and timely effort. This in turn can lead to more accomplishments and growth as pressure starts to fall. Allen gives down-to-earth advice for anyone who wants to truly be more constructive. This book may not be for everyone, but many leaders can walk away with learning a few new things. Applying these rules can lead to a much more stress-free day.