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A  Better Elevator Pitch

A Better Elevator Pitch

Do you ever go to networking events where you are given 30 seconds to present your "elevator pitch"? I'm not fond of the word but you may already know what it means based on its widespread use. Your elevator pitch is your opportunity to describe what you do in as...

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Your Presentation Doesn’t Have to Be Dry

You can't imagine how often I hear someone say to me, "It's dry material. There's no other way to present it but lecture." or "Bear with me, I know this is dry material." Dry material is a judgment call. What's dry or uninteresting to one person may very well be...

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There are Many Paths to Glory

There are Many Paths to Glory

There are ideas trapped in the minds of your employees. What, specifically, are you doing during meetings, presentations, and training sessions in order to tap into this goldmine? The participants in your sessions -- your staff -- are hands-on front line handling...

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Fun is Good for Business

Last week I was in Orlando, Florida for the Glazer Kennedy Insider Circle SuperConference (SM). One of the keynote speakers was Barbara Corcoran. You may know her as one of the “sharks” on ABC’s television show Shark Tank. She is a real estate mogul and investor – and...

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Go Ahead — Ask Your Stupid Question

Go Ahead — Ask Your Stupid Question

September 28 is “Ask a Stupid Question Day”. According to www.holidayinsights.com, the roots of “Ask a Stupid Question Day” go back to the 1980's. At the time, there was a movement by teachers to try to get their students to ask more questions in the classroom....

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Speak Human

Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people. William Butler Yeats Leading people requires communicating with them – about organizational goals, special projects, sales, work assignments, and so on. Presenting to your employees is not about...

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