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The One Word Leaders Should Stop Using

The One Word Leaders Should Stop Using

A corporate consultant warns about the disastrous effects of overuse of a very common qualifier.
Ever Want to 'Unsend' an Email? Now You Can.

Ever Want to 'Unsend' an Email? Now You Can.

Pluto Mail lets you 'unsend' messages, edit unopened ones and choose a shelf-life for all your email transactions.
5 Secrets to Talking to the Media (And Not Sounding Like a Fool)

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.
When Your Employees Are Millennials and Your Customers Are Boomers

When Your Employees Are Millennials and Your Customers Are Boomers

It's important to teach young employees how to provide the kind of service that boomer generation customers need and want.
Do This, Don't Do That: Why You Should Avoid Mixed Messages at Work

Do This, Don't Do That: Why You Should Avoid Mixed Messages at Work

Poor communication is blamed for most workplace ills. Good leaders should stop it in its tracks.
Why Brands Need to Shut Their Mouths and Open Their Ears

Why Brands Need to Shut Their Mouths and Open Their Ears

To reach today's consumers, brands need to have a discussion not a one-way conversation.
7 Power Tools of Persuasion

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.
6 Qualities of Highly Successful Teams (Infographic)

6 Qualities of Highly Successful Teams (Infographic)

A new infographic breaks down the habits of the most productive teams.
 Taking the Bite Out of a Workplace Crisis

Taking the Bite Out of a Workplace Crisis

With their limited resources, startups are especially challenged when things go awry. Put in place an effective response plan for when they do.
Why You Need to Become a Better Storyteller

Why You Need to Become a Better Storyteller

Compelling stories have the power to engage your customers, your employees and your investors. Here's how to improve your skills.
How Brevity Keeps Us Connected

How Brevity Keeps Us Connected

The founder of Shorty Awards, an event recognizing great social media, talks about how pithy posts keep us connected and make us better communicators.
6 Types of People Who Are Really Hard to Talk To

6 Types of People Who Are Really Hard to Talk To

Some people make conversation feel like a form of torture. Here’s how to handle even the most difficult personality types.
To Get the Most Out of LinkedIn Groups, Follow These Guidelines

To Get the Most Out of LinkedIn Groups, Follow These Guidelines

If utilized correctly, LinkedIn Groups can be an amazing resource for entrepreneurs and small businesses. Otherwise, they can just be a waste not.
The One Basic Skill Every Startup CEO Needs

The One Basic Skill Every Startup CEO Needs

When it comes to getting the word out about your business, startups need this one skill to get noticed.
6 Ways to Get the Best From Your Team

6 Ways to Get the Best From Your Team

A team can make or break a startup. Ensuring your team is top notch takes work and dedication. Here are a few lessons I learned on how to get the best from your employees.
3 Situations When You Should Shut Your Mouth

3 Situations When You Should Shut Your Mouth

While entrepreneurs could babble on and on about their endeavor and how much they accomplished, sometimes it pays to just listen to others.
Why Dumbing Down Your Message Isn't Dumb

Why Dumbing Down Your Message Isn't Dumb

Often executives think its impressive to spew out jargon, technical words and high-level chatter. But often, people miss the point and the message.
Are You Really Seeing the Big Picture?

Are You Really Seeing the Big Picture?

When entrepreneurs launch a startup, they often get knee-deep in the day-to-day tasks. While this is necessary to get your business of the ground, it is imperative to continue to focus on the long-term strategy.
10 Questions to Ask When Creating a Killer PowerPoint Presentation

10 Questions to Ask When Creating a Killer PowerPoint Presentation

How to craft presentation slides that powerfully visualize your ideas, engage your audience and boost your brand.
5 Ways to Be a Better Listener

5 Ways to Be a Better Listener

Evolved listening skills are key for business leaders to process feedback and build a loyal following. Here within are five steps for a more effective exchange.
The 7 Worst Speaking Mistakes Professionals Make

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.
7 Idioms Almost Everyone Gets Wrong

7 Idioms Almost Everyone Gets Wrong

The English language changes constantly, but sometimes it retains sayings that use words and meanings that have fallen out of favor. That leads to inadvertent mistakes.
10 Body Language Tips Every Speaker Must Know (Infographic)

10 Body Language Tips Every Speaker Must Know (Infographic)

When delivering a presentation before an audience, our words aren't the only thing people pay attention to. Consider this advice for making better eye contact, staying calm and more.
Managing a Growing Startup? 4 Ways to Keep Your Criticism Constructive

Managing a Growing Startup? 4 Ways to Keep Your Criticism Constructive

Managing startup employees is a whole different animal. When employees wear multiple hats, it can be a challenge to keep them on task. Here are some tips.
5 Keys to Great Nonverbal Communication

5 Keys to Great Nonverbal Communication

Clear and effective communication is essential during presentations. Here's how you can get it right.

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