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TV Interview Tips From a Former Presidential Campaign Spokeswoman
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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.
April 18, 2014 in Marketing
The Best of TED 2014: Lessons for Your Next Presentation

The Best of TED 2014: Lessons for Your Next Presentation

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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.
April 16, 2014 in Marketing
4 Ways to Dominate a Pitch Competition

4 Ways to Dominate a Pitch Competition

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Win or lose, entering a contest can be a good way to meet investors. But let's be honest -- it's better to win.
April 14, 2014 in Grow Your Business
Want to Punch Up Your Presentation With Visuals? Here Are 5 Ways.

Want to Punch Up Your Presentation With Visuals? Here Are 5 Ways.

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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.
April 4, 2014 in Grow Your Business
Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran: 4 Things Successful Entrepreneurs Do

Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran: 4 Things Successful Entrepreneurs Do

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The 'Shark Tank' investor and real estate mogul discusses the necessity of extreme optimism and why logic can be dangerous
April 2, 2014 in The 'Treps
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)

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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.
April 2, 2014 in Money
8 Pro Secrets to Delivering a Knockout Business Presentation

8 Pro Secrets to Delivering a Knockout Business Presentation

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Master the basics of dynamic and engaging speechmaking -- fast.
April 2, 2014 in Lifestyle
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.

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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.
April 1, 2014 in The 'Treps
Video: Avoid This One Big Mistake When Making a Public PresentationPlay Video

Avoid This One Big Mistake When Making a Public Presentation (Video)

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Carmine Gallo explains why you should keep your presentations simple, and avoid this common format.
March 28, 2014 in Leadership
Petrified of Public Speaking? Keep These Tips and Your Audience's Fears in Mind

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

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Learn to vanquish the anxiety that arises before a presentation. Provide valuable real-life examples and don't forget the takeaway points.
March 27, 2014 in Leadership
Video: Need to Make a Presentation? Start By Telling a Great Story. Play Video

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

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Communication coach Carmine Gallo explains how a powerful story is your basic foundation.
March 26, 2014 in Leadership
Video: How You Can Make Your Next Presentation MemorablePlay Video

How You Can Make Your Next Presentation Memorable (Video)

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Keynote speaker and communication coach Carmine Gallo offers his top tips for making business presentations pop.
March 24, 2014 in Leadership
7 Power Tools of Persuasion

7 Power Tools of Persuasion

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Don't undermine your presentation with qualifiers that undercut the message. Give your breakthrough ideas the striking presentation they deserve.
March 21, 2014 in Marketing
Google Hangout: Everything You Need to Know to Deliver an Amazing Presentation

Google Hangout: Everything You Need to Know to Deliver an Amazing Presentation

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Join us for an insightful discussion with author Carmine Gallo on making memorable presentations.
March 19, 2014 in Grow Your Business
Avoid the PowerPoint Trap by Having Less Wordy Slides

Avoid the PowerPoint Trap by Having Less Wordy Slides

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Don't let your slides distract an audience from the message you're delivering.
March 17, 2014 in The 'Treps
3 Ways Public Humiliation Made Me a Stronger Entrepreneur

3 Ways Public Humiliation Made Me a Stronger Entrepreneur

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A pitch gone horribly wrong at SXSW helped ground the founder of a solar energy company.
March 10, 2014 in Grow Your Business
Tone It Down: 5 Introverted Lessons for Extroverts

Tone It Down: 5 Introverted Lessons for Extroverts

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Sometimes, it pays to be quiet and reserved. Here are the benefits of not being the center of attention.
March 6, 2014 in Grow Your Business
The Magical Number That Will Amplify Your Next Presentation

The Magical Number That Will Amplify Your Next Presentation

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Many of the most persuasive TED Talks are packed with trios. You should follow the speakers' lead.
February 26, 2014 in Marketing
Take a Page From The Rock and Refer to Yourself in the Third Person

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

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Pronouns are important, and new research suggests that too many 'I's are bad for the psyche.
February 18, 2014 in Lifestyle
Why TED Talks Are Impossible to Resist

Why TED Talks Are Impossible to Resist

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If your presentations have 'emotionally-charged events,' your message will stick with your audience.
February 12, 2014 in Public Speaking
Want to Sell Your Ideas? Tell Engaging Stories.

Want to Sell Your Ideas? Tell Engaging Stories.

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People don't want to be barraged by numbers and statistics. Instead, connect with them on a personal level.
January 29, 2014 in Public Speaking
The Making of a Perfect Speech, Courtesy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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What all communicators can learn from one of the greatest speeches in American history.
January 20, 2014 in Public Relations
3 Ways to Boost Your 'Executive Presence' While Pitching for Funding

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

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An entrepreneur has precious little time to convince anyone they are the real deal. Here are some ways to help your chances.
January 15, 2014 in Startup Financing
5 Steps to Conquering Public-Speaking Anxiety

5 Steps to Conquering Public-Speaking Anxiety

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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.
January 8, 2014 in Public Speaking
The 7 Worst Speaking Mistakes Professionals Make

The 7 Worst Speaking Mistakes Professionals Make

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How we speak -- tone, pitch and volume -- can go a long way in effectively communicating your startup's message.
January 8, 2014 in Marketing Basics

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