We live in an age where artificial intelligence has moved from the big screen, with actors like Will Smith fighting super-intelligent robots, right into the living rooms of stay-at-home moms asking Alexa or Google for the latest recipe. Although we haven’t quite advanced to living Star Trek or Jetson’s-like lifestyles yet, the rapid pace of progression has businesses and people thinking about humans versus technology. » Read Full Article
Have you been looking for opportunities to grow your business? Feeling like you’re in a slump and need a little career caffeine? Here are some upcoming events featuring our fearless leader and CEO, Stacy Eads, to ensure you’re at the top of your game when it comes to marketing, career growth, and developing your business in ways you never thought possible! Runs from 9:30 - 11:00 am. » Read Full Article
Having inaccurate online listings is one of the biggest problems a business owner can face. There are dozens of online platforms (some you may not even know about!) that could be misrepresenting your address, website, phone number, or other information crucial to your clientele. » Read Full Article
We Levant Techies are super proud of our team. Not only are they excellent at their jobs, but they also remain heavily involved in our community, whether that’s growing professionally with business-based organizations or helping the less fortunate by volunteering with nonprofit organizations. Below, we want to showcase some of the Levant Tech team’s recent achievements. » Read Full Article
Lee Cockerell wasn’t born with a silver spoon in his mouth. As a major senior advisor of the Walt Disney World mega-franchise up until his retirement, it would be easy to assume otherwise. However, he started life on a small dairy farm in Oklahoma, and had no indoor plumbing until he reached the 4th grade. Later, he went to Oklahoma State University for two years before dropping out to join the U.S. Army. » Read Full Article
In 2017, two of our Mickey Mouse-obsessed staffers met their icon, Lee Cockerell. Our team was honored to be invited to attend an exclusive event held by the Young Professionals of Tulsa to hear this world-renowned, published author. As the former Executive Vice President of Operations for the Walt Disney World Resort, Mr. Cockerell retired in 2006, and has since penned multiple books on managerial leadership, customer experience, and much more. Feel free to check out his podcast to learn more. » Read Full Article
Purpose is personal. How to live and work in your purpose is a personal journey that you must discover. This was the core theory behind a 2018 speaker series called Leadercast that Levant Technologies attended at the Rose State College Innovation Station women’s event.» Read Full Article
Neeta Bhushan is an emotional intelligence advocate who recently spoke at the Leadercast Women’s series for the Rose State Innovation Station in downtown Oklahoma City. She caught my attention right away by describing herself as a Recovering Perfectionist. “YES! This is my girl – I have GOT to hear this message,” I thought. » Read Full Article
There are dozens of books that reference the Southwest Airlines “Wheels Up” strategy, as well as their overall positive company culture. Everyone who has researched leadership, corporate values, vision, mission structures, and business strategy are familiar with many of the stories that make Southwest Airlines a great business example. Yet, how often do you get a chance to hear those stories straight from the source? » Read Full Article
When I say the word "authentic" – what do you think of? Something must come to mind: an authentic Mexican hand-woven blanket, an authenticated document, the authentic cuisine at your favorite local restaurant run by individuals who cherish the family recipes that have been passed down over generations… » Read Full Article
Have you ever had the feeling that you’re missing something? That no matter how hard you work, keep up with your bills, and read self-improvement articles, you’re slacking in some area of your life? To me, it feels like a tiny, relentless monster has started poking my insides. Then he scratches. At some point, this little monster reminds me that he isn’t being fed, and he isn’t putting up with that anymore.
This monster's name is Purpose. » Read Full Article
Shabnam Mogharabi is CEO at SoulPancake, an award-winning entertainment company founded by actor Rainn Wilson, that “chews on life’s big questions.” I bet you’ve all seen a SoulPancake video shared on social media, even if you don’t recognize the brand name behind it. Their videos spread joy and celebrate the human experience by producing uplifting video content on TV and online. Shabnam recently shined on stage at Leadercast Women OKC, where our Levant Tech staffers were able to encapsulate her Five Tips for Harnessing the Power of Joy! » Read Full Article
Mama Jan Smith once dreamed of earning a Grammy as a child, but as she worked in the industry, she discovered that her dream was bigger than she was. Chasing her rainbow meant shining a bright spotlight on others, not on herself. She has gone on to become one of the world’s premier vocal producers and an instructor to the likes of Usher, Justin Bieber, Drake, Rob Thomas, and many more. Billboard has even named her one of the top 100 women in the music business. WOW! » Read Full Article
“I was born to be an answer to a question. I was born to be the solution to a problem.” – Dr. Bernice A. King
Standing on stage under the bright lights of Leadercast, I felt the power of her family legacy the minute Bernice brought the microphone to her lips. As she channeled the inspiration of Dr. Martin Luther King and Coretta Scott King, I sat in the audience in awe of a family who has truly made a deep, meaningful impact on society at large. I was ready to soak it in.
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Recently, members of the Levant Technologies team were able to attend an exclusive event held by the Young Professionals of Tulsa. This event showcased world-renowned published author Lee Cockerell; you may know Mr. Cockerell as the former Executive Vice President of Operations for the Walt Disney World Resort. He retired in 2006, and now dedicates his time to public speaking, authoring multiple books on leadership, customer service, and much more. Feel free to check out his audio book series to learn more! » Read Full Article
If you're an official member of Business Network International (BNI), you likely refer to meetings with other individuals as "one-to-one" meetings. If you're a member of the Business to Business community of sales professionals, you may call them "coffee chats"—whatever you call them, they all carry one rule: Be interesting! Be interested! » Read Full Article
If you're considering a website update, you aren't alone. Each year, Levant typically launches over 100 websites. While some of those clients are brand new, many are returning customers looking to spruce up their existing site, or include some new functionality to help grow their business and reach a larger audience.
When's the last time you gave your website an honest look? If it's been a few years since your last update, it might be time to put a fresh coat of paint on your business's digital front door. » Read Full Article
Have you ever heard the phrase, "Every minute I spend with the wrong person, I cheat the right person"? It's a true bit of advice! In your personal life, it might be that boyfriend you're trying to "fix" into husband material (it's not going to happen, ladies...). Or in a business context, it might be that wishy-washy potential client you've been following around and catering to hoping they become a magical unicorn of a sale (bonus points if they sneeze glitter). Just like that bad boyfriend changing his ways, that unicorn sale probably isn't going to happen. » Read Full Article
Levant Tech employees attend networking events across the country, including Tech on Tap in Chicago all the way to chamber events throughout the OKC metro. As a result, we're all pretty seasoned networkers and we've heard just about every question you can imagine. However, there are a handful of questions we get at just about every single networking event. If you find yourself at a networking event, but you don't know how to best answer the questions coming your way, here are 13 common questions we get, along with a few of our answers. The next time you're networking, prepare some answers to these questions and you'll be raking in new business cards in no time! » Read Full Article