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TV Interview Tips From a Former Presidential Campaign Spokeswoman
Marketing

TV Interview Tips From a Former Presidential Campaign Spokeswoman

Television interviews are a high-stakes game that can pay major dividends. With these strategies, you’ll be able to enhance your ability to get your message across.
The Best of TED 2014: Lessons for Your Next Presentation
Marketing

The Best of TED 2014: Lessons for Your Next Presentation

From an astronaut talking fear, Bill and Melinda Gates on giving up their wealth to a surprise appearance by an outlaw, here are some key takeaways from this year's event.
4 Ways to Dominate a Pitch Competition
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4 Ways to Dominate a Pitch Competition

Win or lose, entering a contest can be a good way to meet investors. But let's be honest -- it's better to win.
Want to Punch Up Your Presentation With Visuals? Here Are 5 Ways.
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Want to Punch Up Your Presentation With Visuals? Here Are 5 Ways.

If not done correctly, presentations can come off as dull and flat -- making them difficult to sit through. To get your audience more engaged in what you are saying and pitching, add some visuals to spice it up.
Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran: 4 Things Successful Entrepreneurs Do
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Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran: 4 Things Successful Entrepreneurs Do

The 'Shark Tank' investor and real estate mogul discusses the necessity of extreme optimism and why logic can be dangerous
5 Secrets to Talking to the Media (And Not Sounding Like a Fool)
Money

5 Secrets to Talking to the Media (And Not Sounding Like a Fool)

Talking to the media can be terrifying, causing many entrepreneurs to sound like rambling fools. Don't be that person. Here are five tips on how to be a media pro.
8 Pro Secrets to Delivering a Knockout Business Presentation
Lifestyle

8 Pro Secrets to Delivering a Knockout Business Presentation

Master the basics of dynamic and engaging speechmaking -- fast.
Want to be a Rock-Star Panelist? Sheryl Sandberg's Media Coach Offers Up Some Tips.
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Want to be a Rock-Star Panelist? Sheryl Sandberg's Media Coach Offers Up Some Tips.

As more and more entrepreneurs are asked to speak on panels, many are feeling anxious on how to make the best impression. In his new book Pitch Perfect, Sheryl Sandberg's media coach Bill McGowan offers up advice.
Avoid This One Big Mistake When Making a Public Presentation
Leadership

Avoid This One Big Mistake When Making a Public Presentation

Carmine Gallo explains why you should keep your presentations simple, and avoid this common format.
Petrified of Public Speaking? Keep These Tips and Your Audience's Fears in Mind
Leadership

Petrified of Public Speaking? Keep These Tips and Your Audience's Fears in Mind

Learn to vanquish the anxiety that arises before a presentation. Provide valuable real-life examples and don't forget the takeaway points.
Need to Make a Presentation? Start By Telling a Great Story.
Leadership

Need to Make a Presentation? Start By Telling a Great Story.

Communication coach Carmine Gallo explains how a powerful story is your basic foundation.
How You Can Make Your Next Presentation Memorable
Leadership

How You Can Make Your Next Presentation Memorable

Keynote speaker and communication coach Carmine Gallo offers his top tips for making business presentations pop.
7 Power Tools of Persuasion
Marketing

7 Power Tools of Persuasion

Don't undermine your presentation with qualifiers that undercut the message. Give your breakthrough ideas the striking presentation they deserve.
Google Hangout: Everything You Need to Know to Deliver an Amazing Presentation
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Google Hangout: Everything You Need to Know to Deliver an Amazing Presentation

Join us for an insightful discussion with author Carmine Gallo on making memorable presentations.
Avoid the PowerPoint Trap by Having Less Wordy Slides
The 'Treps

Avoid the PowerPoint Trap by Having Less Wordy Slides

Don't let your slides distract an audience from the message you're delivering.
3 Ways Public Humiliation Made Me a Stronger Entrepreneur
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3 Ways Public Humiliation Made Me a Stronger Entrepreneur

A pitch gone horribly wrong at SXSW helped ground the founder of a solar energy company.
Tone It Down: 5 Introverted Lessons for Extroverts
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Tone It Down: 5 Introverted Lessons for Extroverts

Sometimes, it pays to be quiet and reserved. Here are the benefits of not being the center of attention.
The Magical Number That Will Amplify Your Next Presentation
Marketing

The Magical Number That Will Amplify Your Next Presentation

Many of the most persuasive TED Talks are packed with trios. You should follow the speakers' lead.
Take a Page From The Rock and Refer to Yourself in the Third Person
Lifestyle

Take a Page From The Rock and Refer to Yourself in the Third Person

Pronouns are important, and new research suggests that too many 'I's are bad for the psyche.
Why TED Talks Are Impossible to Resist
Public Speaking

Why TED Talks Are Impossible to Resist

If your presentations have 'emotionally-charged events,' your message will stick with your audience.
Want to Sell Your Ideas? Tell Engaging Stories.
Public Speaking

Want to Sell Your Ideas? Tell Engaging Stories.

People don't want to be barraged by numbers and statistics. Instead, connect with them on a personal level.
The Making of a Perfect Speech, Courtesy of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Public Relations

The Making of a Perfect Speech, Courtesy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

What all communicators can learn from one of the greatest speeches in American history.
3 Ways to Boost Your 'Executive Presence' While Pitching for Funding
Startup Financing

3 Ways to Boost Your 'Executive Presence' While Pitching for Funding

An entrepreneur has precious little time to convince anyone they are the real deal. Here are some ways to help your chances.
5 Steps to Conquering Public-Speaking Anxiety
Public Speaking

5 Steps to Conquering Public-Speaking Anxiety

People most likely to suffer from speaking anxiety are those who care most about their careers. The reason is that overachievers are highly aware of the importance of presentation skills in climbing the corporate ladder and becoming successful.
The 7 Worst Speaking Mistakes Professionals Make
Marketing Basics

The 7 Worst Speaking Mistakes Professionals Make

How we speak -- tone, pitch and volume -- can go a long way in effectively communicating your startup's message.
What You Can Learn From Michael Bay's Embarrassing Presentation Mishap
Public Speaking

What You Can Learn From Michael Bay's Embarrassing Presentation Mishap

'Transformers' director Michael Bay abruptly walked off stage in Vegas yesterday after his guest spot during a Samsung product intro became fraught with teleprompter issues.
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