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Why your presentations are ineffective
Forbes
On stage, no one gets good at speaking in front of people by just winging it. To be good at anything, it takes practice over and over and over again. When you watch a baseball player catch a fly ball, how many times do you think they practiced that routine? They have probably done that over 10 of thousands of times. Developing the skill to speak well in front of a group is not just for motivational speakers or professional presenters. It is for every business person.
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3 signs you're too busy to be brilliant
Inc.
The last five years have produced an increasingly fevered body of business-speak that has achieved almost cult-like status. Expressed variously as "always be shipping," or "fail fast," the people who promote this approach would have us believe that leadership — indeed, the very act of creation —is achieved by mere momentum alone. But it's not how you produce great work. There are three signs in leaders who have the ability needed to produce outstanding work, but who have instead been conned into joining the ranks of shippers.
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Conference organizers should transition from familiar terrain
Midcourse Corrections
In order for conferences to compete in this new digital age, conference organizers must view conference education not as the place where content is delivered, but as a place where the content is discussed, analyzed and evaluated by the attendee. We have to move from our old school, out dated thinking that the conference education session is just about delivery of information.
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Build more confidence and be more successful
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Confidence in yourself, others and in your business is vital to your success. Having confidence in your abilities is vital to your success in business.

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9 leadership traits of successful entrepreneurs
Entrepreneur
One might argue that your leadership-development efforts may be more valuable for achieving startup success than building business skills.

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Make your ideas contagious
Leadership Now
As leaders we need to understand how to make our ideas catch on. This is most effectively done through word of mouth and social influence.

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Leadership basics: What to do when you don't have all the answers
Entrepreneur
Leaders are supposed to be all knowing — at least when it comes to their own company — aren't they? That's why the three most hated words in leadership are simply: "I don't know." No one is expected to have all the answers. Still, many leaders are unwilling to admit when they don't know something about their business.
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Doing more with less: Coping and succeeding in a downsized world
Fast Company
Scaling down your operation doesn't have to be scary. But many people confuse activity and results. Meanwhile, effective leaders succeed with limited resources by distilling their central objectives, and simplifying communication.
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6 secrets to better networking at conferences
LinkedIn
Many business professionals spend time every year attending conferences. And while it's great to be inspired and to learn at conferences, the most valuable asset of a conference is the people you meet and the relationships you can form and nurture.
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Get customers to sign up for your emails
Mashable via American Express OPEN Forum
VideoBriefYou better not be giving up on email marketing. It’s still a solid way to grow your business. The following are five ideas for getting customers on your email list from Mashable.com.
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Become a more creative and productive writer
Copyblogger
Dorothy Parker famously said, "I hate writing. I enjoy having written." Don't we all? We love the end result, the feeling of accomplishment and creative fulfillment. But the hardest thing for most writers is the simple act of getting started. The following are five quick tips for getting yourself unstuck, followed by four more tips on how to apply them in the real world.
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Build buzz for your event
MeetingsNet
There's more to building buzz than just publicizing it to sell tickets or registrations (though of course this is one element). It's more about creating a mystique that will entice the best, most valuable participants from your industry to want to be a part of your event — or follow it online if they can't make it in person. But where do you start?
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