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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

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.

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

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

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?

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

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

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

Customers expect better communication from brands than ever. Most businesses, though, are not keeping up.

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

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

Poor communication is blamed for most workplace ills. Good leaders should stop it in its tracks.

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 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

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)

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

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

How to Sell Without Feeling Sleazy

You don't need an outsized personality to be successful in sales. Just follow this simple formula.

A Must-Read Guide to Twitter Slang, Lingo, Abbreviations and Acronyms

If you've been feeling lost while navigating the sometimes strange world of Twitter, this information should help.

Sizing Up Your Online Communications Strategy (Infographic)

As the world gets smaller through technology, startups need to take note and freshen up their communications strategy.

You Can 'Steer' Your Dog With This Device

Researchers are working on a gadget that can help guide your dog in situations when usual commands can't be heard.

From 'Phablet' to 'Selfie,' 12 New Tech Buzzwords Entrepreneurs Should Know

In the fast-paced world of tech, the last thing you want to do is fall behind on the latest terminology. Here's a rundown of what to know now.

Charm Offensive: The Power of Being Nice

While running a startup can be a pressure cooker, entrepreneur Rebekah Epstein explains the importance of keeping cool and playing nice.

10 Phrases You Should Never Say Out Loud

Avoid using jargon and dated sayings in your daily business communications.

Lessons From Fair Trade on How to Make Your Brand Message More Powerful

More than a third of adults in the U.S. recognize the Fair Trade logo. Here's a look at their best practices to help you sharpen your brand.

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