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4 Insider Tips to Reach Tech Reporters

4 Insider Tips to Reach Tech Reporters

Media coverage can greatly benefit your company. Use these four strategies to up your chances of being written about.
4 Ways to Build Trust Quickly

4 Ways to Build Trust Quickly

Entrepreneurs don't have years or even months to build trust. To get sales quickly, they need to act quickly.
4 Tips to Help Introverts Nail a Presentation

4 Tips to Help Introverts Nail a Presentation

A lot of people get scared of presenting in front of groups but for introverts, it can be especially challenging. Here are a few pieces of advice on how to make presenting a little less painful.
The 3 Questions You Should Focus on During a Pitch Competition

The 3 Questions You Should Focus on During a Pitch Competition

During pitch competitions, entrepreneurs must go head to head with other ambitious founders to try and win a piece of the funding pie. To prepare for these competitions, entrepreneurs should concentrate on these three questions.
3 Ways Entrepreneurs Swing and Miss at a Funding Pitch

3 Ways Entrepreneurs Swing and Miss at a Funding Pitch

Often entrepreneurs focus on the wrong things during a pitch session, resulting in a strikeout instead of a home run.
3 Reasons Entrepreneurs Fail to Secure Funding

3 Reasons Entrepreneurs Fail to Secure Funding

The necessity of learning from past failures and adjusting your investor pitch to avoid the mistakes that have led many other startups down the road to failure has never been more important.
The Top 10 Lessons Learned in the Trenches of Startup Year 1

The Top 10 Lessons Learned in the Trenches of Startup Year 1

The co-founder of a new Cincinnati company shares what he learned about pitching, fundraising and claiming small victories.
To Meet Somebody Too Busy to See You, First Study Them Online

To Meet Somebody Too Busy to See You, First Study Them Online

Want to talk with somebody who doesn't have time for you? Find out where they like to go and when, then offer to meet them.
Here's How to Create a Mesmerizing Presentation

Here's How to Create a Mesmerizing Presentation

Presentations can go one of two ways: be a complete snooze fest or an opportunity to get the audience hooked on your company. Here are a few tips on avoiding the drab in lieu of fab.
4 Secrets to Pitching Your App to Reporters

4 Secrets to Pitching Your App to Reporters

Getting press for your app can give it a huge boost in downloads, but there's a fine balance between persistence and annoying.
Steer Clear of These 5 Pitch Mistakes

Steer Clear of These 5 Pitch Mistakes

These tips will show you what not to do when you are presenting your idea to angel investors.
Clock's Ticking: A Simple Tool to Pitch Your Idea in 15 Seconds

Clock's Ticking: A Simple Tool to Pitch Your Idea in 15 Seconds

If you can't impress in a short amount of time, go back to the drawing board.
3 Ways To Perfect Your Pitch

3 Ways To Perfect Your Pitch

If done correctly, pitching to clients, investors and partners can open doors for a startup, helping a company catapult to the next level. If done incorrectly, disaster can ensue.
5 Negotiation Tactics You Can Learn From Kids

5 Negotiation Tactics You Can Learn From Kids

There's a reason why kids eat their vegetables, and you can apply it to business.
Richard Branson on Constructing the Perfect Pitch

Richard Branson on Constructing the Perfect Pitch

Speak with feeling rather than figures.
A Simple Tool That Could Sell Your Idea for You

A Simple Tool That Could Sell Your Idea for You

There's no need to meet people in person for the hard sell. Let this tool do the work for you.

Letting Investors Know About Your New Venture

Our expert explains how to publicly reach out to investors within the parameters of the JOBS Act.
Have an Idea for a Sitcom? NBC Is Listening.

Have an Idea for a Sitcom? NBC Is Listening.

The network has launched an online talent competition to find its next comedy hit.
10 Phrases That Need to Be Banned From the Office

10 Phrases That Need to Be Banned From the Office

Take these annoying, cringeworthy and overused terms out of your office vocabulary.
8 Simple Steps to Create a Powerful Presentation

8 Simple Steps to Create a Powerful Presentation

If not done correctly, presentations can me a huge waste of time for your audience. Here are eight ways to make a presentation more engaging -- and more memorable.
Want to Punch Up Your Presentation With Visuals? Here Are 5 Ways.

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.
Fundraising 101: The First Timer's Guide to Pitching Investors

Fundraising 101: The First Timer's Guide to Pitching Investors

Pitching to investors can be a daunting and at times, tough on an entrepreneur's confidence level. Here are a few tidbits of advice on pitching from an entrepreneur who has been there, done that.
4 Tips for Crafting the Perfect Elevator Pitch

4 Tips for Crafting the Perfect Elevator Pitch

The only way to really stand out when networking is to have an interesting and memorable conversation. Here are some suggestions.
Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran: 4 Things Successful Entrepreneurs Do

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
Want to be a Rock-Star Panelist? Sheryl Sandberg's Media Coach Offers Up Some Tips.

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.

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