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Saying 'No' Now Could Save You From Headaches Later

Saying 'No' Now Could Save You From Headaches Later

As businesses begin to scale, they will experience growing pains. To overcome some of these challenges, entrepreneurs need to learn to say no.
Become a Master Communicator With These 5 Tips

Become a Master Communicator With These 5 Tips

When we become more deliberate and intentional in the way we speak, we become more confident.
Eliminate These 10 Words From Your Writing

Eliminate These 10 Words From Your Writing

Remove the clutter and write with substance by dropping these words from your vocabulary.
Why Having an 'Open-Door' Policy Is Imperative for a Scaling Company

Why Having an 'Open-Door' Policy Is Imperative for a Scaling Company

As a startup grows into a company, maintaining open communication will help ensure trust – a necessity for employee engagement, productivity and innovation.
Your Tone of Voice Can Boost or Bruise Your Personal Brand

Your Tone of Voice Can Boost or Bruise Your Personal Brand

You should always watch your words, but also be mindful of how you say your words.
Microsoft Unveils Skype Translator

Microsoft Unveils Skype Translator

The new feature can translate German to English and vice versa in near real-time and will be available in beta by year's end.
Crawl Out of Your Hotel Room 'Rock' and Embrace Networking

Crawl Out of Your Hotel Room 'Rock' and Embrace Networking

For those who don't naturally spark conversations with every person they encounter, here are four steps to take.
The Survival Guide to Co-Founders Living Far Apart

The Survival Guide to Co-Founders Living Far Apart

In this tale of two cities, the principals built a startup while living hundreds of miles away. Here are their insights.
3 Ways to Join the Knowledge-Based Economy

3 Ways to Join the Knowledge-Based Economy

Do you silently concur with this statement "I don't know what to say on Twitter; I have nothing interesting to share"? Want to up your game?
 Negotiate With Finesse, Style and Success

Negotiate With Finesse, Style and Success

A guide to practicing the art of give-and-take while boldly asking for what you truly want in four steps.
Have a Burning Business Question? Ask the Expert: Taryn Langer.

Have a Burning Business Question? Ask the Expert: Taryn Langer.

For our Ask the Expert series, public-relations expert Taryn Langer is looking to answer your questions about PR, storytelling, branding and social media.
5 Must-Have Skills of Intrapreneurs Inside Their Grown-Up Startups

5 Must-Have Skills of Intrapreneurs Inside Their Grown-Up Startups

Great entrepreneurs don't have to sell and start over once their businesses hit it big. Instead, they can transform themselves into intrapreneurs.
An Expert's Guide to Steering a Conversation

An Expert's Guide to Steering a Conversation

If a discussion is not proceeding along a productive line for you, here's how to subtly redirect it. (Avoid hijacking it at all costs.)
The Art of Business Pitching Has Changed. Are You on Board?

The Art of Business Pitching Has Changed. Are You on Board?

Presentations are changing, becoming more visual, but the pictures can't do all the talking. Real money allocation also speaks strongly to investors.
Getting the Most From Your Startup's Board of Directors

Getting the Most From Your Startup's Board of Directors

Forming a board of directors is no easy feat. So don't waste this precious resource, milk it for all its worth.
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.
In This Smartphone-Obsessed World, He Who Communicates Best With His Customer Wins

In This Smartphone-Obsessed World, He Who Communicates Best With His Customer Wins

Customers expect better communication from brands than ever. Most businesses, though, are not keeping up.
One Excuse You Should Never Give Your Employees

One Excuse You Should Never Give Your Employees

Business owners should always avoid making excuses, but business coach Lindsay Broder says this one can really annoy your staff.
How You Can Say 'No' Like a Pro

How You Can Say 'No' Like a Pro

There is always a reason for deciding not to do something. Here's some advice on how to say no without feeling guilty about it.
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 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.
The One Tool You Need for Success? A Mirror.

The One Tool You Need for Success? A Mirror.

The hardest thing to do is to take an honest look at yourself, warts and all. But it is vital for the success of your business.
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.
7 Ways to Survive and Thrive at a Startup

7 Ways to Survive and Thrive at a Startup

Before starting up, you might work at one to gain experience. Here's how to rise to the top.

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