Conversations

Growing a Business

From Faith to Politics: How to Navigate Difficult Conversations in the Workplace

In today's climate, it can feel difficult and even dangerous to bring up topics like faith and politics in the workplace. The thought of hurting a colleague's feelings or facing consequences with one's employment status can feel like too much of a risk to take. For many of us, engaging in tough conversations has the potential to create rifts between friends, family and colleagues. People on all sides of an issue may feel judged, ostracized for their views, or uncomfortable with speaking their truth.

Leadership

The 6 Do's and Don'ts for Engaging in Juneteenth Conversations

As a DEI expert, I'll share my tips for engaging in meaningful conversations about Juneteenth — and damaging actions you must avoid at all costs.

Marketing

Why Conversational Marketing Should Be a Priority for All Entrepreneurs

Businesses can leverage real-time, personalized interactions to enhance customer relationships and brand visibility.

Leadership

The Highest-Paid, Highest-Profile People In Every Field Know This Communication Strategy

Learn how to masterfully navigate complicated webs of communication filters with this strategy we copied from leaders and communication pros.

Business News

What Does the Banking Crisis Mean for Startups and Small Business Owners?

Author, CPA and business owner Gene Marks break down everything entrepreneurs need to know about the impact of the SVB collapse.

Fundraising

5 Tips To Networking at Conferences as an Introvert

Creating a plan of action before you attend the conference is key to a successful networking experience.

Health & Wellness

Talking About Mental Health With Your Employees Isn't Enough. Here's How Six Founders Are Making a Real Difference.

It's a buzzy topic, but making a difference in your workers' lives requires more than having a conversation.

Marketing

The 4 Most Common Objections Marketing Leaders Face, and How to Beat Them

Getting pushback is part of life as a marketer. But if you've identified an idea that you truly believe will be impactful for your business, you shouldn't go down without a fight.

Growing a Business

How to Prepare for Difficult Client Conversations

External communications can be tricky, but you can make these conversations easier.

Growing a Business

3 Powerful Internal Communications Tips to Become a Better Business

Every mistake in business stems from a failure of communication. Fortunately, communication skills are easy to acquire with some intention. Here's where you might start.

Thought Leaders

4 Conversational Habits Every Entrepreneur Should Learn

Actively listening means asking the right questions.

Living

3 Ways Deep Listening Will Transform Your Life

Listening is critical to not only understanding other people, but also to having fulfilling lives.

Collaboration

Stop Asking Job Candidates to Prove Why They're Right for the Job

In today's recruiting landscape, hiring the best people means making the interview process a two-way conversation

Business News

Be an Icebreaker, Not an Icemaker

Tips to master the craft of civilized conversation.