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Create a powerful presentation with these simple steps
Entrepreneur
We've all attended a training session or meeting where we sat quietly and stared at slides while listening to a presenter drone on about this and that. While slides are a great tool for training or pitching, they should not be the primary vehicle to convey your message. To begin, don't think of the event as training or a meeting, think of it as an experience. To create a meaningful experience, the audience, presenter and facilitator need to get their hands dirty — and that means getting involved.
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Do this in the morning and be more productive all day
Inc.
Everyone has a unique way of starting their day off on the proverbial right foot. What do successful entrepreneurs do every morning to ensure they are über-effective at getting things done? In the following, members of the Entrepreneurs' Organization to provide their tips and tricks for maximum productivity.
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Bringing authentic conference conversations to life
Midcourse Corrections
Peer conversations are more important to your conference than you know. I'm not talking about one of your attendees serving as a speaker talking at the audience. That's a lecture. I'm referring to peer conversations in pairs, threesomes and small groups. You know when it's happening at conferences because the rooms are buzzing with discussions. Everyone is talking to someone else.
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5 necessities for building a socially shareable Facebook page
Small Biz Daily
As any business worth its license will tell you, social media is about connecting with customers. However, unlike the media of radio, television and magazines, advertising on social networks can't depend on outbound marketing if it wants to be successful. Instead, it needs to rely on the grace of other networkers in the hope that they will decide to share with their friends and acquaintances what the company in question has to offer. So, the real question is this: As a marketer, how can you make your Facebook page (or any other social network page) as share-worthy as possible?
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For those who tilt toward words, here's how to improve your presentations
Business 2 Community
It doesn't matter whether you're a senior exec at a Fortune 500 company or manage the A1 Car Wash in Albuquerque, the ability to communicate impacts job performance. For many, this extends to the dreaded presentation.

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Spending on corporate training soars: Employee capabilities now a priority
Forbes
The 2014 Corporate Learning Factbook was just released and the research is striking: U.S. spending on corporate training grew by 15 percent last year — the highest growth rate in seven years — to over $70 billion in the U.S. and over $130 billion worldwide.

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Self-publishing e-books: How to get started
Computerworld
Self-published e-books are all the rage. Authors are finding it much easier and much quicker to get their stories in front of a wide audience when they do it themselves, versus waiting to find an agent or traditional publisher willing to take them on.

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Business travelers rank favorite restaurants and hotels
CPA Practice Advisor
When it comes to dining, the top priority of business travelers is "affordable convenience," which equates to fast food. But when they have the time for something a little more substantial, they still trend toward casual restaurants. Likewise, when it comes to airlines and hotels, business travelers don't view price as the key deciding factor. That's according to the latest results from the quarterly SpendSmart Report, which reports on millions of business travel receipts and expenses.
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Exclamation points are dead; never use them in your content marketing
The Sales Lion
Almost every day you can find dozens of blog articles, Web pages and landing page offers that companies have produced in an effort to teach, inform and ultimately convert their audiences. And almost 100 percent of the time, when these writers/content producers are trying to show excitement with their messaging, they end up using an exclamation point to emphasize their points. Here is the funny thing about exclamation points though: They cheapen your message. Why?
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The brain science behind meeting breaks
MeetingsNet
Do you design a meeting agenda with brain health as a priority? To find out how to help attendees get the most from meetings, MeetingsNet contacted health and stress expert Heidi Hanna, PhD, a speaker, author and the CEO of Synergy, a consultancy that creates specialized health and performance solutions for organizations. In the following, Hanna discusses a few ways we can plan an effective meeting with the audience's brain health in mind.
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Customer service beliefs that can hurt your business
Business 2 Community
Business owners understand that customer service is an important aspect of building repeat and referral business. But some beliefs and ideas around customer service may actually hurt business. The following are some common customer service beliefs you should rethink.
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