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How to Guide: Creating Infographics & Why

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What are infographics? 

Infographics are visual images which explain information, data, charts, graphics or illustrations.

Why use Infographic in your business?

Infographics quickly and clearly explain complex data.  They are visually appealing.

According to Julienrio.com here are 5 reasons to use info graphics. http://www.julienrio.com/marketing/english/5-reasons-use-infographics-improve-information-retention

1. Infographics make it easy to pick up useful information.

2. Infographics present information more efficiently.

3. Visual Thinking.

4. Because it’s viral.

5. Adapts to the new communication channels.

Why, How and Where to Use Infographics:

According to Business 2 Community these are the reasons; Why, How and Where to use Infographics.  http://www.business2community.com/infographics/why-how-and-where-to-use-infographics-0140737

  1. Displaying survey data.
  2. Simplifying a complicated concept.
  3. Comparisons.
  4. Where to use infographics; social media, email marketing, website, blog, white papers and press releases.

Tools for Creating Infographics:

According to Creative Bloq here is a list of 6 tools that are the best for creating infographics.  The 6 Best tools for creating info graphics

  1. Canva
  2. Info.gram
  3. Visually
  4. Venngage
  5. Piktochart
  6. Visme

According to Huffington Post here are 5 great online tools for creating infographics. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/randy-krum/5-great-online-tools-for-_b_5964874.html

1. Visme (visme.co)

2. Canva (canva.com)

3. Easel.ly (www.easel.ly)

4. Piktochart (piktochart.com)

5. Infogr.am (infogr.am)

According to JeffBullas.com here is a list of 20 cool tools creating infographics.  http://www.jeffbullas.com/2015/08/20/20-cool-tools-creating-infographics/

  1. Visme.co
  2. Easel.ly
  3. Visualize.me
  4. PiktoChart
  5. Canva
  6. Info.gram
  7. Venngage
  8. Dipity
  9. iCharts
  10. Geo Commons
  11. Google Charts
  12. InfoActive
  13. Photo Infographic Gen Lite
  14. Get About
  15. Creately
  16. PhotoStats
  17. Charts Bin
  18. Gliffy
  19. Wordle
  20. Smile Widgets

Here is a infographic I made in Canva:

What is your favorite infographic you’ve ever seen?  Where did you see it?

There are plenty of infographic tools out there.  Which tool are you going to try first?  Feel free to share your infographic experiences and creations.  Which tool did you like best?

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Breaking Bad Work Habits at Work

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Bad habits in the workplace are everywhere.  None of us are perfect and we all have done at least one, some, or all on the list below.  A bad habit at work can damage career opportunities.  It is now time to become aware of them and stop doing them.

Here is a list of bad habits:

Tardiness – Arriving to work late, taking too long for breaks and lunches.

Gossiping

Complaining

A Negative Attitude

Procrastination

Lack of Enthusiasm

Lack of Motivation

Resisting Change

Being Disorganized

Lack of Manners

Interrupting People While Talking and/or Talking Over Them

Disrespectful

Demanding

Rude

Putting People Down

Talking Down to People

Lack of Listening

Isolating Yourself – Not a Team Player

Not Carrying Your Share of the Workload – Avoiding to Work

Being Unproductive ~ not doing the job; examples: surfing the internet, social media, purchasing stuff on-line, abusing personal cell phone by texting and/or on personal phone calls instead of working.

How to Break Bad Work Habits:

  • Identify
  • Recognize and decide to stop
  • Replace the bad habits with doing something positive

If your bad habit is tardiness, start showing up to work earlier.  If your bad habit is gossiping, stop and walk away when others start.  If your bad habit is unproductive, put your cell phone away and check it at break and lunch time.

Take away:

Have the desire and commitment to stop.  Think about what options you have to replace the bad habit.  Put it into action.  Start with one bad habit and conquer it.  Then move onto the next with confidence and perseverance.

Self-Reflection Questions:

What is your list of bad habits?

Which one will you stop and replace first?

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What Motivates You?

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What is motivation?

According to the dictionary MOTIVATION means the following:

1. the act or an instance of motivating
2. desire to do; interest or drive
3. incentive or inducement

 

I truly believe that motivation comes from within the person.  If they want it, they will commit and go after it.

Why is commitment so important?

When you are committed in doing something, then you are driven to get it.  People can be lead towards something, that doesn’t mean they will act on it.  It could be the best thing for them, if they don’t see it, or want it, they won’t act on it.  Wanting it leads to being motivated to get it.

Questions to Get Motivated:

Do you really want it?

How badly do you want it?

Why do you want it?

What does it mean to you to get it?

Are you willing to make sacrifices to obtain it?

What are the potential obstacles?

How will you overcome them?

What will your life look like when you get it?

Are you motivated yet?  If not, what will get you motivated?  Write these questions and answers down.  Reflect on them daily.  Dream about them.  Stay positive and focused on what you want.  Your thoughts are the key to success and staying motivated.  Don’t give up when you face difficulties.  Come up with solutions to get around the obstacles and just keep going until you get it!

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