Plenty of digital resources are available to you online that are highly promising for making you a better business leader, entrepreneur, or boss but finding the best one is important. Here I present to you some of the best digital resources for your overall professional and personal growth.
If you are fond of learning new topics and love to get a daily dose of fun and entertainment, you can plan to join TED talks. TED refers to Technology, Entertainment, Design, is a company that the fastens the learning process through its podocasts.
The company covers a wide variety of topics ranging from AI misconceptions to work-life balance. Some of the important talks of the past few years are Kem jone’s straightforward talk on being shy at the office and kylie Sandberg’s potential talk on the Digital Marketing Course.
You can listen to talks on the podcast and on TED’s YouTube channel, which means you can access to talks anywhere. If you remain busy throughout your day, you can listen to these talks at lunchtime.
If you don’t have enough time to search for the latest talks, you can listen to 20 most viewed TED talks. TED talks involve highly charismatic people who know how to generate and engage listeners through their body language, tone and style.
Though podcasts are not popular in the UK as they are considered as a traditional way of media, its charm still prevails in the USA, and they have gained widespread popularity such that cars have podcasting app Stitcher built in.
Moreover, the business sector has also started leveraging podcasts. Some of the examples of top podcasts are: The Freelance Web, Online Marketing Made Easy Business Women Rock, Smart Passive Income, and A Little Bird Told Me.
You just need to download apps, for example, Apple’s Podcast app, SoundCloud or Stitcher and subscribe to your favourite podcast to start the process of learning.
Audiobooks are worth trying. Companies like Audible, an Amazon company, offering a free trial of one month to listen to your favorite book. Your first book will be free and then you can subscribe to books by paying a minimal amount.
If you want to stay updated on the business sector, Audible offers The Chimp Paradox, Remote, Quiet: The Power Of Introverts books to read.
No matter whether you are able to listen to your complete book within a day or not, the Audible app syncs up; therefore, you can begin from where you left off irrespective of the device you use.
Though listening is a good habit, reading is always better. A ton of blogs are available to you packed with expert’s insights that are updated on a daily basis.
Women entrepreneurs can align their business culture with industry standards by reading blogs of SMARTA, Women On Business, Forbes, etc.
Blogs are helpful to stay aware of the latest changes, and advanced social tools while mapping out professional indemnity insurance you need to have in case the tools do not deliver the desired results.
Moreover, you can also become part of discussions in the comment section.
If you are in the business world, you must have heard of Twitter? Do you connect to professionals and have Twitter chats?
Twitter chats are hour-long discussions at a particular time using a hashtag. As twitter chats are free, you don’t need to pay anything to discuss a subject in detail with experts online while making new business connections.
You can become the part of discussion even if you are not sure about joining in by following the hashtags.
Twubs schedules all the upcoming chats, but the chat that you should miss is Small Business Sunday (#SBS), which runs from 5 pm to 7.30pm on Sundays.
What makes twitter chats interesting is the practice of choosing a business by Theo Paphitis, which he then promotes.
Searching for Twitter chats in a local area is important as they can help you highlight your business.
So there are a number of digital resources that can help you grow your business by guiding you to the best of your industry.
The resources I have mentioned will consume a little bit of time on a daily basis, but they will help you top on learning industry standards.
You can schedule to do the activities mentioned above once in a week. You can listen to podcasts, audiobooks, TED talks during lunch or on a way home. You cannot bet on what a 30-minute podcast can teach you.