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#THRIVEable Friday: Productivity, Bad News + Trendspottr

Hello, weekend! It’s good to see you. It’s been a learning week here – we learned some great media relations tips from our first guest blogger, got a crash course in using MuckRack from our new team member, and Kate shared some of her favorite business books to grow as a professional. Are you learning new practices, technology or tactics for business? In the spirit of learning, we’re giving you some weekend reading material in the form of #THRIVEable Friday, our weekly roundup of useful articles, helpful apps, tips and more to get next week started strong. Enjoy! Entrepreneurship…LIKE A

#THRIVEable Friday- Productivity, Bad News + Trendspottr

#THRIVEable Friday- Productivity, Bad News + Trendspottr

Hello, weekend! It’s good to see you.

It’s been a learning week here – we learned some great media relations tips from our first guest blogger, got a crash course in using MuckRack from our new team member, and Kate shared some of her favorite business books to grow as a professional. Are you learning new practices, technology or tactics for business?

In the spirit of learning, we’re giving you some weekend reading material in the form of #THRIVEable Friday, our weekly roundup of useful articles, helpful apps, tips and more to get next week started strong. Enjoy!

Entrepreneurship…LIKE A BOSS.

Do More With Less.

Being more productive at work is a popular resolution for many professionals and entrepreneurs, but how exactly can you put that commitment into practice? Sure, there are numerous apps, browser extensions and other technologies that promise to help you be more productive, but there are also things you need to do to get into the productive mindset. This article from Entrepreneur describes five habits to start doing daily to get more done during the workday.

Bad News Bears.

If you’re new to business leadership, you’re probably nervous about the first time you have to give a negative performance review or let someone go. While giving bad news is unavoidable, there are ways to do so to make it go as smoothly as possible. Inc offers great tips for successfully giving bad news without making a giant, emotional mess.

Tips and Tools to Empower Your Life

Part of the fun and effectiveness of brands’ utilization of social media is being able to jump into popular or trending topics and becoming part of the conversation. However, unless you have a social media team who are constantly on the lookout for relevant trending topics, this can be hard to keep up with. Enter Trendspottr: a real-time trend intelligence platform that uses data from social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook to predict what topics will trend in the near future, giving you time to think of relevant posts and strategies. Who doesn’t love a head start?

Links We Love

Are you committed to learning more in 2015? What are your favorite resources for learning more about business? Share them with us in a comment or on our Facebook page!

Have a great weekend!

–Megan & Team Belle

Belle Communication

Belle Communication is an award-winning digital PR and creative strategy firm based in Columbus. With Belles across the U.S., the firm serves the CPG, retail, restaurant, tourism and B2B industries, and has partnered with more than 80 brands including Dearfoams, Shake Shack, Nestlé and Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams.