How to Stay Cutting Edge as Efficiently as Possible:
Google Reader is an extremely effective tool for telecom sales agents who want to stay up-to-date on the latest technology trends, but who don’t want to waste time going to each site every day. Thanks to Google Reader, all your favorite content gets hand delivered right to you.
Google Reader is the easiest way to strip down distractions to focus on the news content you are after. Most news sites and blogs have a feed that can plug into any RSS reader to make for easy delivery. What makes Google Reader so great is it prevents you from having to visit each site individually. Instead, you get the content from those sites delivered to you, all in one easy-to-manage place.
To use Google Reader, first go to google.com/reader. If you don’t already have a Google login, you have to make one. When the Google Reader screen opens, click “Navigation” and “Add a subscription” to begin. Enter a webpage or blog whose news you would like to appear on your Reader site. If a website’s homepage does not work, then go to the webpage to find a link to the site’s RSS feed.
When you are finished completing a list of feeds, click “All Items” to view them in chronological order, or click individual sites on the left sidebar. Refresh the page periodically to feed new results. You can also “star” posts that you would like to read later. “Starred items” appear in a special section on the left sidebar. “Recommended items” also appear on the left sidebar, under the “Explore” tab. Popular and interesting articles are listed there.
Additionally, experienced users can categorize feeds, into such categories as “Tech,” “Home Improvement,” and “Sports.” After adding all of your favorite websites to your Google Reader, you can plug the Reader into a web or mobile app for increased accessibility. Most browsers have Google Reader extensions and shortcuts that permit users to adjust colors and to remove unwanted features and buttons from the Reader interface.
So tell us, telecom sales agents, what blogs or sites are you following in your Google Reader?