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10 things you need to know if you want to be a professional speaker
First, all major sports teams have coaches. If you want to play in the major league, get coaching. Second, if you want to be good, hang around those who already are. And third, audiences remember only a few of your words. They never forget the essence of who you are. Work on who you are, more than what you say. Read on for more tips to becoming a better professional speaker.
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Write more successful blog posts
There are a staggering 200 million blogs worldwide today, and as many as four million blog posts published per day. Yet with so much competition, most blog posts go virtually unread. Writing a blog is an excellent way for a professional to become a better writer, drive leads for a business, and express oneself. But nobody wants their writing to go unread. And no matter how successful you are, surely your blog could do better.
Is your conference churning out junk information?
We live in world where overconsumption is the norm. If unhealthy eating habits create poor health, doesn't it make sense that unhealthy information habits create poor knowledge and wisdom? Transition to the average annual conference and you'll see attendees who spend eight to 12 hours consuming information. We try to cram as much information as possible into our schedules. That's why our conferences need a healthier information diet.
Improve your critical thinking skills and make better business decisions
As an entrepreneur, you make decisions every day that affect the success of your products, the loyalty of your employees, and the overall health of your business. To make the best decisions possible, you need to think critically and quickly to pick out any flaws in your processes that might harm your business.
Why writing your book doesn't have to be scary
Escape From Cubicle Nation
Whether you're an entrepreneur looking to strengthen your platform or someone with a body of research, a story, or a unique point of view you feel compelled to share, writing a book seems to be one of those "I-want-to-do-it-before-I-die" kind of things for many people. But despite a deep desire to write a book, many would-be writers never make it past page one, the process of writing a book too shrouded in myth and mystery to take the risk.
Make strategy more than a nice idea
Duct Tape Marketing
Few things are more confusing to business owners and marketers than the idea of marketing strategy. It may be due in part to simple misunderstanding by many who try to apply the concept, but it's also due to the fact that strategy is very malleable that is to say, it can be many things. But, rather than debate the proper way to define what marketing strategy is, the following talks about how to develop it, bring it to life and give it a voice. No matter how perfectly you state your marketing strategy, if it doesn't live firmly in the tactics you employ to develop customers it's all for naught.
The lure of the unique
The mere thought of planning an event in an unfamiliar locale generates excitement. Many planners say the best meetings they've executed have been in up-and-coming locations. Before deciding to shake things up, consider what you know and don't know about emerging destinations. There is rhyme and reason to choosing a great location. Don't abandon an existing rationale just to trade a familiar city for an unfamiliar one; however, that theory is certainly open to adaptation.
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6 unique ways to be successful and happy
What if the key to becoming successful and happy is to quit trying to be either? Would that throw a wrench into your career goals? Make a mess of your life plans? If so, then you need to read this.
Powerful habits to build your career every day
Aristotle might as well have been doling out career advice when he said that "we are what we repeatedly do." This aphorism has taken on contemporary resonance in books like Charles Duhigg's The Power of Habit. The hope is that if we sculpt our daily to-dos, we sculpt our workdays and we can sculpt our careers. But what are we to do every day?
Twitter tips for event managers
Twitter can be a useful tool to help raise awareness of and interest in your event. The fact that you can follow whoever you want gives it advantages over the likes of Facebook, and following key professionals and influencers in your chosen field can quickly gain traction for your event as they retweet or interact with you, in turn passing on information about your event to their followers, who are likely also interested. That said, there are still some best practices that will help you ensure that you're not just screaming into the echo chamber that Twitter can become.
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