I’m a big proponent of systems … project management systems, communication and messaging systems. You name it. I love any type of system that makes it easier to communicate with others.
Here at BizEase Support Solutions, we use Basecamp to communicate with clients. It best fits what we need to keep track of client projects and who’s doing what.
Several online communities I participate in use Facebook groups; which work great if you’re not trying to keep track of a lot of information or follow lots of message threads. Then it starts to get a bit clunky.
However, one of the mastermind groups I belong to just recently switched from a private Facebook group to Slack. It was getting difficult to find specific threads where someone asked a question or someone else answered a question. What a difference! With channels, private channels and direct messages, it’s so much easier to keep track of messages and comments and everything else going on. It takes communication and messaging to a whole new level.Have a good system in place to make communication and messaging with your team easy.Click To Tweet
The app’s developers describe it as a messaging app for teams that brings all your team’s communication and files into one place, where they’re instantly searchable and available wherever you go. Slack’s tagline is (appropriately so) “Be less busy!”
Slack is billed as a communication and messaging app for teams, but it works great for groups too. You can chat one on one with members of your team or group, but also to the team or group as a whole. You can also upload and share files. It works with several other apps, including Skype for video calls.
Since Slack is a platform easier shown than explained, I figured it would be easiest to let you see for yourself by watching the following video made by the Slack developers so you can explore some of its main features and see why their customers (including me) love it!
Slack is a cross-platform, cloud-based application available as a web-based application, as well as a mobile app on iOS or Android.
There are currently 3 plan options available. Free, Standard at $6.67 per mo., and the Plus plan at $12.50 per mo. I must say though … the free plan is pretty comprehensive, and will fit most small businesses.
If you’re looking for a new communication and messaging system for your team, a mastermind group, group coaching, whatever, try Slack. With a fully functioning free plan that doesn’t expire, why not give it a try?
Also published on Medium.