This week, our topics include Cloudflare's global outage, Google's new portal for small business, tips for creating an amazing Linkedin profile, 9 styles of video, and more.
Our topics include Cloudflare’s global outage, Google’s new portal for small business, tips for creating an amazing Linkedin profile, 9 styles of video and more.
1. Cloudflare Experiences a Worldwide Outage
Why click: One of the world’s largest cloud network platforms has experienced issues affecting millions of websites.
Time: 2 min
A major Cloudflare outage impacted all its services globally. For about 30 minutes, visitors to Cloudflare sites received 502 errors. This was caused by a spike in CPU utilization on Cloudflare’s network. The problem, it seems, has been resolved and everything appears to be back to normal. Speculations of an attack were refuted by the company and according to Cloudflare’s CEO, the issue was a result of a bad software deployment that was rolled back.
2. Google launches a new portal for small businesses
Why click: Get tailored help from Google for your small business.
Time: 2 min
As part of its Grow with Google initiative, Google has launched a new portal — Google for Small Business. It is aimed at small businesses primarily but anyone can use it. In this new portal, owners will be able to fill in information about their business, their websites, goals, and venues and get a personalized plan with recommended tools and products like Google Analytics, paid campaigns and more. The portal is especially useful for those who are just getting started. Apart from the tools, visitors will be greeted by a list of upcoming Google workshops.
3. Jony Ive is Leaving Apple
Why click: The man behind the design of Apple’s most iconic products is leaving the company to form his own.
Time: 2 min
Jony Ive, Apple’s legendary Chief Design Officer has announced that he’ll be leaving Apple after 27 years. Ive and his team were responsible for creating the designs of such devices like the iPhone, iPod and many of the Mac models. He commented that he’ll be launching a new project titled LoveForm next year and there will be future cooperation with Apple. Evans Hankey and Alan Dye will gradually be taking over his responsibilities.
4. How To Build An Amazing LinkedIn Profile
Why click: Improve your LinkedIn profile to increase your chances of getting hired.
Time: 10-15 min
Your LinkedIn profile is your window to the professional world and as such, it should be a sales page and not a summary. It is relevant whether you are applying for a job through LinkedIn, or trying to build professional connections. A good LinkedIn profile is a must. Austing Belcack from CultivatedCulture has coached thousands of job seekers and has helped them land jobs at places like Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Apple and more, all using LinkedIn. His tips include everything from privacy modes, headline improvements, choosing the right pictures and external tools to help you succeed.
5. Overcoming Design Frustration
Why click: Tips and tricks to help you overcome design frustration and reach your fullest potential.
Time: 5-6 min
All artists come to a point of frustration during their lifetime. There could be many reasons for this, like bosses who stifle any creativity and the feeling they don’t reach what they’ve set out to reach, like becoming trend makers. Check these six fundamental rules for avoiding design frustration, chief amongst is “love what you do”.
6. The 9 Styles of Video and When to Use Them
Why click: Learn about the different types of marketing videos and how to accurately use them.
Time: 10 min
Creating a video is tough. Creating an appropriate video is even tougher. For anyone interested in video marketing, it’s crucial to know the different styles of video and when to use them. If you are using the wrong video style to convey your message, you may do more harm than good, and lose your audience. Learn about the 9 styles of videos, like “live action”, “animation” and more, and learn when it’s best to use them.
7. Calendar Management Tips
Why click: Increase your productivity by applying these calendar management tips.
Time: 7-8 min
A well-managed calendar can do wonders to increase productivity. It’s an art form and it requires constant care and maintenance. Check out these 12 calendar management tips that include alarms, Doodle and the Pomodoro technique to make the most of your daily, weekly and monthly schedules.
8. Ice Breaker Games
Why click: Increase your team’s morale and create a sense of unity with these ice breaker games.
Time: 5-6 min
As a manager, it’s your responsibility to make sure that your team works well together. One method that could help you make your team a little closer is an ice breaker game. Learn about the 7 best ice breaker games that will help you strengthen coworker bonds, simulate better brainstorming session and create an atmosphere of inclusivity.