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9 quick tips for successful presentations from a Steve Jobs event
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On March 2, a pale, thin Steve Jobs kicked off the iPad 2 with his signature new product presentation in San Francisco. He entered to a standing ovation and was interrupted by applause many times during the course of the talk. He was clearly playing to a crowd of fans, but nonetheless his presentation offers a number of lessons about how to present persuasively and effectively. Use these tips to improve your own presentations. More

Please don't focus on failure
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Failure is all the rage right now. Harvard Business Review has devoted an issue to it. The blogosphere is ripe with multiple treatments. The mantra of "fail fast" is quickly becoming a rallying cry for innovation. With all the ballyhoo, though, failure is not, or shouldn't be, the goal. The goal should be to learn, because learning comes before improvement. Failure is simply an implicit element in creating new knowledge. More

Study: Meditation makes for better meetings
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When it comes to meetings, a little meditation can make a big difference, according to the Kyoto Convention Bureau in Kyoto, Japan. In a recent study, the Kyoto Convention Bureau found that at least 10 minutes of meditation before a meeting can significantly improve event efficiency, boosting retention of taught information by an average of 12.5 percent overall, and by up to 117 percent for a single learning task. More

How to launch a LinkedIn company page
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With more than 100 million members, LinkedIn is the top business social networking site. A LinkedIn company page gets listed in Google's and LinkedIn's search engines, allows others to follow your company's updates, gives you a place to promote services and products, and even reports analytics. Here's a quick guide to help get started. More

The only 'rule' for social media you need to know: Start small
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Too many companies start with a list of things they "need" to do to get in the social marketing game. "We need a Facebook page, right? We need to be on Twitter, right? We need to build our own community page. We need to engage the key blogs that cover our category, and ... and ... and ... right?" But, according to Brian Sheehan, associate professor of advertising at Syracuse University, there is really only one rule: start small. More

10 things you never knew you could do on an iPad
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What is usually the first thing everyone that gets a new iPad wants to know? Which apps to get. But there are still some cool things that you can do with your iPad, even without buying a single app. Here are 10, hidden-in-plain sight features of the iPad 2. More

The sleep habits of entrepreneurs
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Many entrepreneurs say they don't sleep much. But is that because they choose to sacrifice dream time to grow their businesses or because they wouldn't be sleeping anyway? Perhaps, they are "short sleepers," or folks who can run on just a few hours of shut-eye. More

On-the-go fitness and healthy eating
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Knowing how to stay fit isn't rocket science. The truth is that staying healthy really takes two ingredients: making a decision about your regimen, and committing yourself to it. While knowing what it takes to stay healthy might not be difficult, committing to a regimen must be tougher, otherwise more people would be doing it. Here are a few tips to get you on the path to fitting a healthy lifestyle into your busy day. More

5 rules for writing off meals and entertainment costs
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Many business owners believe that just because there is a line item on the tax return for meals and entertainment deductions that just about any dinner, theater ticket or sporting event involving a client or potential client qualifies as a valid deduction. Wrong. Essentially, if you're having way too much fun, it's not a deductible expense. Here's a primer on when entertainment expenses count as business or pleasure. More

Senate votes to repeal controversial 1099 provision
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After months of controversy and debate in the U.S. Congress, the Senate voted to repeal the 1099 provision that was passed as part of the Affordable Health Care Act. Small business advocacy groups considered the provision, which would require small businesses to report to the IRS all payments of more than $600 on 1099 forms, a burden on bookkeeping and an unnecessary use of small businesses' time and resources. More

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