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7 tips to become a more confident public speaker
The Globe and Mail
Public speaking leads to wealth. It will help you build your network, foster relationships, get new business, get job offers and increase your social media presence. Most people are not comfortable speaking in front of large audiences: 74 percent of adults suffer from speech anxiety, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Taking a proactive approach to developing public speaking skills can boost your confidence quickly.
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A solo traveler's guide to meeting people
The New York Times
When you are traveling solo, it's not always a breeze to strike up a conversation with a stranger. In fact, how do you meet other single travelers or locals in the first place? And if you're looking for friendship — or even something more — how do you ensure that amid all the fun you don't neglect to take safety precautions? It's helpful to know that you are likely to be rewarded for overcoming apprehensions about approaching someone new when you're on the road.
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6 trend-savvy book publishing strategies
The Huffington Post
Publishing hasn't changed that much. Writers lament that it's "impossible" to get a book deal unless you're a celebrity. Others complain that you can't land an agent unless you know the right people. Don't listen to them. You can still get published. Others are self-publishing for a variety of reasons — and successfully publishing award-winning books. Yet, publishing has undergone an enormous change — and the savvy author will take advantage of this huge transformation of the industry.
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Building a website that converts
By Randall Craig
Have you ever considered what makes an effective website? You might think that it is great design, easy-to-find information and intuitive functionality. These may have made the list in 2002 — or even 2012 — but certainly not today. Many marketers now understand where the website fits into the mix. It is the hub to which every initiative (social media, advertising, media relations, direct mail, etc.) drives. When the user arrives at the site, they experience great design, easy-to-find information and intuitive functionality. Then nothing happens.
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Small business guide to using Instagram effectively
American Express OPEN Forum
Instagram is most noted by teenagers and college students as a way to connect quickly with friends through photos. In fact, Andrew Watts recently wrote in A Teenager's View on Social Media, "Instagram is by far the most used social media outlet for my age group. Please note the verbiage there — it is the most used social media outlet." That said, there is a huge opportunity for small businesses to use Instagram to create a humanness to the brand.
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Powerful tips for highly productive online meetings
Business 2 Community
Business meetings are an integral part of any organization's daily schedule. But anyone who's worked in a corporate setup knows that business meetings can often eat up a lot of unnecessary time as well. This is particularly true if you're holding an online meeting and the participants are based in different locations. Despite the advancements in communication and technology, it's still a challenge to conduct effective online meetings because the participants can experience connectivity problems and communication delays.
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How ditching your ho-hum PowerPoint presentation can make you a star
Forbes
Denise Restauri writes: Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. That's what I really hear when a speaker fumbles with the PowerPoint remote and says, "How do I work this thing?" Followed by some boring graphs and charts that I can't see because the font is too small, all making me wish she/he never figured out how to work that thing. So as I'm preparing to deliver a Masterclass about 30-something women at the University of Glasgow in Scotland next month, I wondered, "How can I make my story really visual, leaving the participants with something more than a copy of a ho-hum deck?"
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25 ways to save money on business travel
Small Business Trends
You probably don't fly first class if you want to save money on business travel. And if you're checking several websites before booking flights and hotel rooms, you're already doing better than many travelers. But are you doing flexible-date airfare searches before scheduling business trips? That strategy can save you hundreds of dollars. What else can you do to save money on business travel? Use a few of the following tricks.
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4 meeting mistakes that are wasting your time
Entrepreneur
After attending a great meeting, participants depart with renewed energy, a clear to-do list and a defined direction. But after going to a mediocre gathering, though, attendees will probably wonder if it was worth their time. The good news: Many elements of a successful meeting can be readied ahead of time. Without this, though, mistakes are bound to happen. Here are four ways workplace meetings might come up short and what you can do to avoid them.
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