Archive for July, 2011

Online Shopping Catastrophe

Saturday, July 30th, 2011

Awhile back, The Methodology Blog highlighted a story about an accidental airfare discount that resulted in a $320 savings for travelers. And though this scenario was unbelievable, surprisingly we discovered an even larger bungle that gave way to an astounding $1,500 savings.

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Devoting Time to Online Marketing

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

Recently, Slaughter Development’s founder set out to reveal his secret to great online marketing. His tool for the demonstration? Writing a meaningful blog post in eight minutes.

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Efficient System Gets Fried

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

The recent thunderstorms in Indianapolis have left one Slaughter Development colleague quite unhappy. Not only has the severe lightning fried her phone and computer lines, it’s singed her confidence in a nationally recognized provider.

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Technology and Productivity is Possible

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

In May, Slaughter Development’s founder, Robby Slaughter, compared productivity in technology to that of Murphy’s Law: “If it can go wrong, it will.” Yet, he suggests there are steps that can ensure better, more efficient use of your computer.

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Sharing Tips Is Money

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

Jacqueline Mueller is a waitress at a top-rated LA restaurant. She’s been named highest in sales revenue among dozens of servers for three years running. Despite popular opinion, Ms. Mueller believes that the most lucrative payout is not pocketing tips, but sharing them with colleagues.

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Lessons From The Turnpike

Monday, July 18th, 2011

Harry Howe, President of Howe Leadership, provides a powerful message today on The Methodology Blog: When working environments are fraught with uncertainty, focus on flexibility.

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The Passive-Aggressive Robot

Saturday, July 16th, 2011

Recently we heard about an email productivity technique that appears to save time, but might also make people angry. When is increased efficiency actually offensive?
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Making Your Customers More Productive

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

Founder and principal of Slaughter Development recently passed along a few words of advice to email marketing copy editors. Write your content so that it can be consumed and understood quickly and easily.

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How Not To View Job Security: Part 2

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

Last month we analyzed five of the sixteen tips that Yahoo! Finance provided about maintaining job security. Although those suggestions missed their mark, we did discover some that could be beneficial—if slightly altered.

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The Last Hour Problem

Friday, July 8th, 2011

The telecommunications industry often talks about the “last mile problem.” But just about every industry has a process and productivity issue that might be called “the last hour problem.”
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