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The most popular presentations of 2010
Mashable    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Popular presentation-sharing website Slideshare posted its annual Zeitgeist summary, highlighting some interesting data. For instance, presentations written in Japanese have the highest average number of slides (42), women use fewer slides than men in their presentations and the longest presentation uploaded in 2010 is 1,937 slides long. The report also laid out data about the 1,000 most popular presentations on its site. If you're interested in digging deeper into what makes a presentation so good that people want to share it, check out the most popular presentations of 2010. More

How to network without being fake, cheesy, pushy or smarmy
Austin American Statesman    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail
If your New Year's resolutions include things like finding a new job or growing your business, everyone is probably telling you to get out there and start networking. But that might leave you feeling a little, well, smarmy. Networking means you have to be pushy, or fake, or use people, right? Actually, no. More

The best way to use the last five minutes of your day
Harvard Business Review    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Every day, before leaving the office, save a few minutes to think about what just happened. Look at your calendar and compare what actually happened — the meetings you attended, the work you got done, the conversations you had, the people with whom you interacted, even the breaks you took — with your plan for what you wanted to have happen. Then ask yourself three sets of questions. More

Five lessons from 2010 worth repeating — without repeating 2010
Harvard Business Review    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Before 2010 is dumped into the dustbin of history — and it was a year when cleaning up after disasters was not just a metaphor — it's worth finding the gems among the trash. Apple, Facebook, Twitter, IBM, PepsiCo, P&G, Stonyfield Farm, entrepreneurs, philanthropists and former British politicians provided occasions for pointing to business strategy and leadership lessons, good and bad, that shouldn't be forgotten. Here are the top five lessons from last year that can be carried confidently into the new year. More

How to manage client expectations after you close a sale
Inc.    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
You've been there before: You just landed a great piece of business. And then, in what seems like mere hours, the euphoria of closing the sale gives way and tension between you and the new client starts to build. The cause of the conflict could be "mission creep" — suddenly, the customer seems to be expecting more than you quoted for — or it might be caused by a lack of chemistry between the team members on both sides. Whatever the reason for the ill will, it has the potential to sour a great new opportunity. More

Upping your New Year's resolution odds
Los Angeles Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The new year is just barely getting started, but all across the land folks are busy gobbling goodies they've passionately pledged to eschew, failing to contort themselves into implausible yoga positions they've valiantly vowed to contort themselves into every day, smoking cigarettes they've solemnly sworn off. Though many resolutions come to grief fairly quickly, many others live to see another day, or month or year. And at least one study has found that the mere act of resolving to change may increase your chances of actually changing — not by just a little, but tenfold. More

15 mobile apps that will matter in 2011
PC World    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
With hundreds of thousands of mobile apps already available, you might think that we don't need any more. But you'd be wrong. Even with all of the apps out there for the iPad, iPhone, Android phones and tablets, BlackBerrys, and other smart devices, we still want — and need — more. Here are the mobile apps you'll be talking about in 2011. And this list includes more than just apps; it includes new phone functions and OS features that will change the way you use your mobile device. More

Social media marketing: 25 Twitter tools to spread the word
Small Business Computing    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
There's nothing better than word-of-mouth marketing. And with Twitter, your word-of-mouth reach is unlimited. Twitter is free, it's effective and anyone can do it. Of course, it helps to have the right tools, and there's no shortage of those. To fully take advantage of using Twitter as a marketing tool, it's helpful to invest time in finding the right tools to integrate Twitter into your existing social marketing practices. The following list of Twitter tools can help make the process of using Twitter an easier, less time-consuming task for small business owners. More

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