Lifting up to your Potential

This is about Lift. The desire to lift the potential of those around us. I chose this “Gig” as my attempt to lift the performance of Independent Business Owners as a start. We believe that we can bring best in class performance to tens of thousands that lift up those that have not had the time as they say “in tall grass.” Another words, they haven’t had the time to build the experience. What if you had the expert next to you to help lift you up in real time?

For so long in business we used sports metaphors to help employee’s relate to business success stories. I will take a different approach and use music to relate to business success. Sport appeals to mostly men and music appeals to us all, including woman. What a novel concept. I hope I can do justice to this. That’s not to say I have not used or been involved in many sports stories for business. I worked on a project called “The Winning Spirit” with Joe Montana the legendary quarterback. He preached repetition of your goal to get there faster and with better quality. We’ll take a tour on how to help Gig Economy Networks thrive in the new economy and how being able to have real time recommendations can take you to a higher level.

The greatest maturity in providing lift is when it happens between people, not by directives from management. The best musical performances are when people with different backgrounds come together and make something happen that they would not be able to on their own. Think of the Beatles and how they were able to work with each other to produce so many unique songs. They were produced by George Martin, some say the 5th Beatle. He was able to lift them up to greater heights. Lifting up. As an Independent Business Owner we don’t typically have a producer, coach, mentor at our side. We now have the tools to do this in real time.

The Gig Economy is new. There are good things about it as it is now employing tens of millions of workers and it is also untested in how the policies should be administered to make sure there is a fair balance in the relationship between companies that see the opportunity and the labor practices that we are accustomed to. This will take some ups and downs before it settles down. I get excited about the opportunity to help contribute to this.

Do you remember when you were a teenager you had some stand out moments that you still remember today? I first came across the term “gig” when I was a teenager and learned that I could make some extra money playing a gig with my band. Meeting girls was an added benefit, but making money playing music could bring in some income was a cool proposition. It worked out well as we found ourselves in the middle of the Bay Area music explosion and got some pretty nice “gigs”

The word Gig today has many connotations. A “side hustle” can bring in extra income and is easier to line up from what has come before. The downside is that many networks have been launched on the backs of freelance workers. We are at a point historically that we need to define the role of gig workers and their relationship with the networks they perform in. This is not easy and has been a struggle over many generations.

Today is Labor Day. It acknowledges the hard work that goes into making our nation what it is. We have had the good fortune of having some of the brightest people and the greatest amount of opportunities that surround us. This has distinguished the U.S. in many ways. We should take a moment and appreciate the opportunity for someone to become successful if they so desire.
There are so many stories of those that had little, that rose up the ranks with their internal drive and support from those around them to step into a better place.

We have lost the upward mobility of the masses. Other countries like China are able to lift up the standard of living to a far greater number of people from what we can. Is it technology, competitiveness, policy or we’ve just had it so good over the years? We need to talk about this and find a way to lift up once again.

We need to define what would serve us the most in the Gig Economy. We are in the midst of redefining the Future of Work and for that matter how we spend our time on a daily basis. The new digital capabilities create a lot of change in how we all relate. From work to play. We hope to contribute to future success stories as to how the Gig Economy can lift the Labor market in new ways. Please join us on this journey.

 

Gig Economy Group Launches with New AI-Driven Business Process Management Platform to Drive Higher Sales and Profitability

New sales enablement technology changes the way companies and associations can engage and support sales teams and members in a time of digital transformation

SAN MATEO, California. – April 19, 2018 – Gig Economy Group (GEG), a Business Process Management (BPM) Platform designed to enable direct sales businesses and membership organizations to create and support a more informed and successful independent sales force, today announced the launch of the company’s new technology and website. GEG uses proprietary AI (artificial intelligence) technology to help sales forces know “what to do next” to increase speed of on-boarding, increase engagement, retention and productivity of sales forces.

With the digitization of sales becoming more prevalent, sales teams look towards optimizing their strategies to become even more effective, efficient and productive. Sales enablement platforms need to continuously evolve along with digital transformation and have access to emerging technologies that improve productivity and speed administrative tasks in real time to dynamically deliver the most effective content to support each customer interaction.

Machine learning and a unique approach to AI enables GEG to harness the power of human knowledge and experience to proactively surface and present the most appropriate content or action for each individual user in every situation that they face. GEG uses this technology to help address the uniquely human and personal challenges of on-ramping into a new position, building momentum and confidence, and moving successfully toward business goals. This value enables sales, service and marketing teams to work more effectively to grow their pipelines, collaborate more effectively, move deals through the sales process faster, and increase win rates.

“We are proud to announce the release of a platform that empowers independent sales professionals an experience that helps them determine what to do next in the sales process to increase revenue generation”, said Dave Toole, Co-founder, Chairman and CEO of Gig Economy Group. “We combine machine learning and content marketing with our proprietary artificial intelligence workflow engine to optimize the sales journey. Imagine if you could determine which attributes would drive larger deal sizes, longer-term lifetime value and greater loyalty. This would change how a company assign territories, prioritize prospects and drive customer success management for existing clients. This is precisely why we developed the GEG platform.”

GEG Business Process Management Platform Features

  • Sales Enablement Technology: GEG leverages machine learning to proactively deliver sales training, consumer-facing content, and recommended next action steps that align with customer needs and drive more sales. The platform continuously learns, evolves, and becomes more powerful as the result of the human intelligence and actual sales data that it gathers and analyzes from across the entire organization.
  • Rapid Onboarding Meets Sales Effectiveness: Sales reps must acquire significant company and product-specific knowledge before they can successfully use their sales skills, which takes time and hinders their speed to market. GEG allows a sales rep to interact with the market immediately by bringing content and training to each sales rep, before they need ask for it. This dramatically decreases onboarding time and significantly increases sales effectiveness to drive revenue growth.
  • Proactive Next Steps for Every Sales Situation: The typical tool set for a sales rep is a portal for training, and another for content, which they must navigate to find the proper piece of content before continuing their journey. This process slows down sales momentum and frustrates your frontline. The GEG platform empowers sales teams by proactively delivering the content and training required prior to each next step in the sales cycle, aligning the company’s product with the customers interests and needs.
  • Data-Driven Insights from Machine Learning + Human Intelligence: GEG uses data-driven insights, machine learning, and ‘augmented emotional intelligence’ to harness the power of an organization’s human intelligence and experience in order to proactively surface and delivers the right information (consumer-facing content and sales training) and recommended next action steps for each individual user to take to maximize their opportunity for successful outcomes.
  • Measurable Business Results: By providing the content and training that aligns and supports a diverse sales team (in-house or remote), executives can immediately see the impact as related to their most important business metrics. With GEG’s AI-powered platform that minimizes time to market, sales rep enthusiasm and commitment increase, turnover falls, and sales and revenues increase.

For more information about the GEG platform, please visit our website at: www.gigeconomygroup.com or request a demo by emailing us at support@gigeconomygroup.com.  Stay updated on GEG’s developments and news by visiting our social channels at: Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.

 

About Gig Economy Group:

Gig Economy Group’s Business Process Management (BPM) Platform enables direct sales businesses (and membership organizations) to create and support a more informed and successful independent sales force.

The company’s software proactively delivers the customer content and sales training information that individual reps require at the moment they need it at any point in the sales cycle. To determine what content, coaching, and recommended next steps to present, GEG uses data-driven insights, machine learning, and ‘augmented emotional intelligence’ to harness an organization’s own collective human intelligence and experience. Through use of the Gig Economy Group platform, reps become more confident, productive, and successful, while companies experience faster onboarding, greater retention, increased overall performance, and growth in sales revenue.

Media Contact:
Beth Trier, Trier & Company for Gig Economy Group
beth@triercompany.com, 415-285-6147