10 Ways to be a Better Team Player

29 May

You have described yourself with this skill, time and time again; you are a “team player.”  Now what to do?  You find yourself in a situation where you are the strongest player assigned to the team.  How can you maintain the integrity of the team and affect the outcome for the positive?   Here are 10 ways to increase your team’s productivity and overall chance for success.

  1.  Define your success.  You may set this bar based on your boss’s expectations, but hopefully by now you have become comfortable with your own definition of success.
  2. Communicate your expectations.  There is nothing more frustrating than a group with no clear direction.  Sometimes it just takes an opinion to get the conversation started.  By communicating your expectations you are also letting your team know what you are able to commit to and that will set their expectations of you, so do not over promise.
  3. Align yourself with your teammates.  Get to know them.  You should understand the origin of their motivations and what they bring to the table.  This will allow you to be properly aligned for success.
  4. Be prepared to compromise.  It is highly unlikely that any group is going to solely side with one key member.  So, decide upfront what you can and cannot live with and be willing to own that openly.
  5. Acknowledge your biggest opponent.  There is one is every group; the person that just seems to oppose you at every turn.  Be prepared for that and acknowledge it.  Know that person better than they know you and share what you know.  Acknowledge the strength that they bring with them and join their vote whenever possible.  Build a bridge.  No one gets up each morning with the soul mission of ruining your day – so find out what was on their mind that morning and work with it.
  6. Own your responsibilities.  When it’s yours, it’s yours.  There is nothing worse than the person that was unable to get it done, blaming outside factors.  If you agree to do it, then you are agreeing to plan for contingencies, think outside the box and go the extra distance to see that task completed.  No excuses.
  7. Never take your toys and go home.  Commitment to the group is transparent and will send a strong message to any teammates that might be on the fence.  Sometimes it is easy to get so focused on the one bad apple that you miss those that have the propensity to go bad and you can’t afford a mutiny.
  8. Stay positive.  Use the Polly-Ana approach and flip negatives into positives wherever possible.  It has the ability to defuse tensions that can build when things get complicated and demanding.
  9. Bring the value-added “joy” component.  People succeed when they enjoy what they are doing.  Find ways to inject laughter into the task.  No one wants to be uptight – it’s usually an easy mask for insecurity or shyness.   Most people can’t wait to lose that mask – so help them take it down.  When in doubt, simply inquire.
  10. Value the team more than the outcome.  This is a guaranteed winner, if you can walk away from the experience with a loss, but still leave each team member feeling that you really valued them, you have won.  The most important asset you will ever have is the ability to positively influence people.
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The best ‘Gadget Gift’ ideas for Mom on this mothers day.

10 May

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Enough of that trope about moms not being tech-savvy: According to a recent TechBargains.com survey, 91% of moms would, if given the choice, prefer a shiny new iPad over flowers this Mother’s Day. When asked which gadget they’d most like to receive, tablets were still the most popular choice, followed by mp3 players and laptops. Even if that’s not necessarily in the budget — or if your mom is already set for computers and tablets — there are still tech trinkets out there to thrill moms of all stripes.

FOR THE FITNESS BUFF

If she’s always at the gym or out for a run, a wristwatch heart monitor will help mom take her workout to the next level. The Suunto M4 heart rate monitor features intuitive technology that lets the wearer know if they can stand to pick up the pace — or if they should slow down. The M4 features an automatic training program that guides your workout over a seven-day period, and will suggest changes in intensity or duration for your next workout. It also monitors calories burned, and in addition to your heart rate, will give you feedback based on your heart rate in the areas of fitness, weight management, and free training.

 

 

FOR THE BOOKWORM

E-readers have been around long enough that most people have divided themselves into two camps: Those who just can’t let go of the tactile joys of holding a real book in their hands, and those who would be perfectly happy to fit an entire library’s worth of books into their bag. If mom falls into the latter camp, try an e-reader. The Wi-Fi capability and full support for Android apps mean this could give dumbphone-equipped moms a taste of on-the-go technology. Moms with young kids could also pull double duty by downloading kids’ ebooks on the colour screen, and with Read Along ebooks, kids can touch words to hear them said aloud. 

FOR THE SHUTTERBUG

Digital cameras always make a solid gift, especially for someone bent on documenting every single holiday and birthday. The 1.5″ LCD screen at the front of the Samsung’s DV300F makes self-portraits easy. It’s Wi-Fi-enabled, so the mom you wish would quit embarrassing you on Facebook can now upload photos for all to see with the touch of a button. The 16 megapixels and 5x optical zoom should have her covered for all her special-occasion-recording needs, and there’s a slew of special shooting modes to take the guesswork out of getting that perfect shot.

FOR THE CHEF

Get her a blending machine,if she has one,get her the latest model with bigger capacity.Toasters are also the the in-thing for mothers who love spending their pracious time cooking.Or just get her an ice cream maker!!

MOMS DESERVE THE BEST.

WE ARE RECRUITING

9 May

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Sales Consultants    

Category: Sales & Marketing Location: NairobiKenya
Employment Type: Full-Time
Summary: Company Description: 
 
Enfinite Solutions Limited is a software development firm located in Nairobi. Founded in 2007, it has been the Company’s policy and commitment to provide efficient, cost effective and professional services to our clients. Enfinite Solutions offer web-based IT solutions that add strategic value to our client’s businesses. We create innovative web-based applications, help organizations define and develop e-business strategies and provide a platform to deploy these applications. We aim to deliver a low-risk, high-reward solution to all our customers.
Description: Job Description: 
 
Enfinite Solutions Limited is seeking sales consultants to help in driving sales up for the company’s products. 
  
Reports to: Managing Director. 
Salary: Attractive Commissions. 
 
Job purpose: 
 
To plan and carry out direct marketing and sales activities, so as to maintain and develop sales of software products in accordance with agreed business plans and set targets. 
 
This is a varied role so the Sales Consultant must be able to mix sales, new business, cold calling, digital marketing and research. Reporting directly into the Company Director, the Sales Consultant will be expected to start adding value from day one and will actively be generating new sales leads, cold calling potential clients, researching a variety of business sectors and also warm call lapsed clients. 
 
Key responsibilities and accountabilities: 
 
•Maintain and develop a computerized customer and prospect database. 
•Plan and carry out direct marketing activities to stay within agreed budgets and achieve target sales volumes. 
•Respond to and follow up sales enquiries by email, telephone, and personal visits. 
•Maintain and develop existing and new customers through planned individual account support, and liaison with internal order-processing staff. 
•Monitor and report on activities and provide relevant management information. 
•Ensure that operating costs are kept as low as possible. 
•Carry out market research, competitor and customer surveys. 
•Maintain and report on equipment and software suitability for direct marketing and sales reporting purposes. 
•Liaise and attend meetings with other company functions necessary to perform duties and aid business and organizational development.
Requirements:

Requirements: 
 
•An honest and sincere person and one with integrity.
•A person who is industrious and enjoys selling. He / she must show enthusiasm for his / her profession and constantly work hard to achieve more success in his / her field. 
•A person with high energy levels. 
•A person with the ability and propensity to learn. 
•A person with the ability to build positive business relationships. 
•A person with a self-image of success. 
•A person with the ability to convince the prospective customers with persistent efforts. 
•A person who possess a quality of mixing freely with unknown person within a short time.
•A courteous / polite person.

Email us on hr@enfinitesolutions.com latest Friday 18th May.

LETS GO GREEN WITH MOBILE PHONE MARKETING

8 May

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Mobile Phone Marketing Facts and Benefits

Cell phone marketing is definitely the most personal and effective method of direct marketing. Its potential is just now being fully realized.

 

 

Benefits

In today’s dynamic and fast-evolving world, it is important to be able to reach customers anywhere and at any given time. Our unique platform and industry expertise provide the tools and knowledge for a business to open a personalized communication channel with new and existing customers. This method of targeted, permission-based, context-driven marketing has been proven to yield great results!

Implementing an SMS Marketing strategy will take a business to the next level because it:

Enables truly personalized communication with customers

You are able to market to customers on a one-to-one basis, thus giving them the feel of individual treatment via the SMS sent to their mobile phones

 

Shortens your time to market considerably

You can reach groups of people who are interested in knowing about your products and services instantly.

Allows the transmission of time-sensitive information

You may, for example, wish to reach your customers just before lunch hour (if you have a restaurant) and you want to promote daily specials particularly on slow days of the week.

Includes customization capabilities

With this platform you can :

  • Change your message with a few simple mouse clicks
  • Choose to deliver your message instantly
  • Schedule future delivery of your message at a precise time

Not in front of your computer? No problem. This platform even enables you to reach your clients directly from your cell phone! 

Ensures text message delivery

Delivery of your message is ALWAYS ensured thanks to the reliability of mobile technologies that SMS Marketing is built upon.

 

Guarantees that your marketing messages are always welcome

Your marketing campaign is permission-based (opt-in)so your messages are sent only to those who have requested them. According to industry studies, over 80% of cell phone users are willing to receive opt-in text messages. This greatly increases ROI and provides the foundation for a successful campaign.

 

Enables you to effectively target both new and existing customers

Your new customers opt-in easily and existing customers will always embrace the opportunity to receive more personalized treatment. As a result, customer loyalty is increased through a variety of specials, coupons and other offers. This improves your bottom line!

Maximizes cost-effectiveness and returns

This leading edge platform allows you to increase sales of existing products as well as introduce new ones. A properly designed and executed SMS Marketing campaign can produce response rates of up to 20%! Text messaging has been estimated to be 10 times more effective than newspaper advertising and 5 times more effective than direct mail. With print media and direct mail, ads are not targeted and as a result are largely disregarded. 

Text messaging can help to breathe new life into your existing print advertising and/or direct mail campaigns! By simply placing your KEYWORD in your existing ads (TV, RADIO, NEWSPAPER, MAGAZINES, DIRECT MAIL, BILLBOARDS) you add a level of interactivity that will be sure to attract new customers and capture market share.

 

It is GREEN!

No more wasting paper! Every day we throw out countless envelopes and inserts that we never read. Not only does text message marketing reduce waste, your message is also stored on the recipient’s phone! By transitioning to SMS mobile marketing, you will be saving the planet while actually helping your company! Image

About Us

2 May

Enfinite Solutions Limited is a young and up-coming Kenyan Information Communications Technology (I.C.T) firm. Since inception, it has been the Company’s policy and commitment to provide efficient, cost effective and professional services to our clients.

The company was incorporated with the aim of being a leading company in Software development, SMS communication and marketing, web design, network infrastructure design, installation and support alongside other ICT based services. By supporting market-leading brands and products with substantial investments, we subsequently ensure reliable, cost effective, efficient and excellent professional support, training and after sale services.

The firm has over 10 members of staff and associates who in their various capacities contribute to the professional services offered by the company. The principal partners of the firm are highly qualified and experienced professionals in their fields of specialization who have undergone the whole circuit of training ranging from feasibility studies, planning and design of software systems, management of operation and maintenance of developed systems.

These partners have a total combined experience of over 10 years in Software Programming, Database Design and Management, Web based Systems Design and Integration, various aspects of computer networking (Local Area and Wide Area Networking).

Besides regular staff, the firm engages part time consultants in specialized fields in order to render diversified professional consultancy services. In addition the firm is associated with other professionals outside its established scope to ensure optimum input and appropriate design approach for any assignment. In order to carry out any work as well as respond adequately to the responsibilities placed upon the firm by the clients, the firm deploys the most highly qualified Enfinite Solutions Limited is a young and up-coming Kenyan Information Communications Technology (I.C.T) firm. Since inception, it has been the Company’s policy and commitment to provide efficient, cost effective and professional services to our clients.

The company was incorporated with the aim of being a leading company in Software development, SMS communication and marketing, web design, network infrastructure design, installation and support alongside other ICT based services. By supporting market-leading brands and products with substantial investments, we subsequently ensure reliable, cost effective, efficient and excellent professional support, training and after sale services.

The firm has over 10 members of staff and associates who in their various capacities contribute to the professional services offered by the company. The principal partners of the firm are highly qualified and experienced professionals in their fields of specialization who have undergone the whole circuit of training ranging from feasibility studies, planning and design of software systems, management of operation and maintenance of developed systems.

These partners have a total combined experience of over 10 years in Software Programming, Database Design and Management, Web based Systems Design and Integration, various aspects of computer networking (Local Area and Wide Area Networking).

Besides regular staff, the firm engages part time consultants in specialized fields in order to render diversified professional consultancy services. In addition the firm is associated with other professionals outside its established scope to ensure optimum input and appropriate design approach for any assignment. In order to carry out any work as well as respond adequately to the responsibilities placed upon the firm by the clients, the firm deploys the most highly qualified and best professionals and backs them up fully with other competent staff.

The firm has been involved in several projects including design of Savings and Credit Cooperative Society (SACCO) banking software, POS systems, Property Management Solutions and Content Management Systems (CMS) for real estate agents and Mobile Phone companies, just to mention a few.

The firm has highly competent personnel to undertake projects of any magnitude and sophistication. The firm has professionals in various interrelated disciplines, the aim being to yield high results founded on the cardinal concepts of business namely; economy, efficiency, appropriateness and convenience.

Enfinite Solutions also specialises in providing consultancy services in the following fields:
Oracle Database design, implementation and management,
Web based systems design and management,
System and database Backup and disaster recovery in case of failure,
Computer Networking and administration.and best professionals and backs them up fully with other competent staff.

The firm has been involved in several projects including design of Savings and Credit Cooperative Society (SACCO) banking software, POS systems, Property Management Solutions and Content Management Systems (CMS) for real estate agents and Mobile Phone companies, just to mention a few.

The firm has highly competent personnel to undertake projects of any magnitude and sophistication. The firm has professionals in various interrelated disciplines, the aim being to yield high results founded on the cardinal concepts of business namely; economy, efficiency, appropriateness and convenience.

Enfinite Solutions also specialises in providing consultancy services in the following fields:
Oracle Database design, implementation and management,
Web based systems design and management,
System and database Backup and disaster recovery in case of failure,
Computer Networking and administration.

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2 May

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