Zoom, Zoom: Videoconferencing Best Practices

Posted by Mike Bistis

March 20, 2020 at 11:00 AM

The coronavirus pandemic has had many effects on our day-to-day lives, including the need to practice social distancing (i.e., keeping at least six feet between you and those around you). But at a time when markets are volatile and investor fears are rising, it’s more important than ever to keep the lines of communication between you and your clients open. They need you, and you need to be there for them.

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Don’t Wait! 5 Essential Website Updates to Make Before Year-End

Posted by Isabelle Baggetta

November 6, 2018 at 10:00 AM

Between holidays, client events, and all those loose ends to tie up, the end of the year can be a whirlwind. As supervisor of the team that manages Commonwealth’s website-building program, EasySite, I often see an increase in the number of advisors making changes to their firm’s website during this time. But updating your site doesn’t have to be a year-end chore. By regularly reviewing key aspects of your site, you can keep it looking fresh all year without too much effort.

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Displaying Your Computer Screen on Your TV

Posted by Mike Bistis

September 18, 2018 at 10:00 AM

When this post was first published back in 2013, the idea of displaying your computer screen on your TV was relatively new. Since then, there's been a proliferation of digital and wireless technologies that allow you to easily take your office and conference room setup to the next level. So, I decided to revisit this topic to bring you the latest information on the technology available to you.  

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Take Your Website to the Big Leagues: Uncovering Trends with Analytics

Posted by Deb Hawkins

May 22, 2018 at 10:00 AM

In Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game, Michael Lewis describes how the Oakland Athletics used analytics to build a competitive team on a fraction of the budget of league leaders like the New York Yankees. It’s an interesting read, and I think you’ll find the lessons apply to one area of your business in particular: your website.

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4 Simple Steps for Eliminating Cable Clutter

Posted by Mike Bistis

January 31, 2018 at 1:30 PM

simple steps for eliminating cable clutterAs a kid, I played a lot of console games. As I positioned myself in front of the TV, I had Nintendo on my left, Sega Genesis on my right, and an original PlayStation in front of me. Four power cords, three AV cords, six controller cables, and numerous other wires turned my little play area into a death trap for my poor mother. Mom’s daily battle cry was, “Clean up this mess!”

Turns out, we all should have listened to my mom.

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