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Top characteristics of successful entrepreneurs
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Larry Levy and his wife, Carol, are highly successful entrepreneurs, both independently and together. Jointly, they are also behind the Larry and Carol Levy Institute for Entrepreneurial Practice at the Kellogg School of Management as well as Kellogg's Social Entrepreneurship Lab. The following are Larry Levy's top five points of advice for potential entrepreneurs. Clearly he and Carol have both applied these ideas exceptionally well. More



5 essential elements of a successful self-published book
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Self-publishing is a hot trend. People's eyes are lit up by the possibility of actually making money from their content. But there's more to it than throwing together a PDF, uploading it to Amazon, and waiting for a check to arrive in the mail. The most successful self-published authors treat their books as if they're working with a publisher. More

Characteristics of amazing presentations
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First, make sure you have something to say. Then, follow the following three basic rules and nail your presentation, every time. More

Increase conference and event ROI by integrating social media
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If you have attended, managed or spoken at an event in the past couple years, chances are good you noticed changes in communication. Conversations are going to a new dimension. No longer is the conversation limited to a one to many dialog from the keynote speaking stage to the audience. Nor are the conversations limited to the event floor, breakout rooms, event handbook or website. Events are the perfect medium to fully embrace the power of social media. More

Ready for a Virtual Assistant ??
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When you started your business, you were probably not thinking about all the hats you were going to have to wear. As entrepreneurs,we seldom realize what goes into running a profitable business until we feel like our business is running us rather than the other way around.
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You can't be a great leader without trust — here's how you build it
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Among all the attributes of the greatest leaders of our time, one stands above the rest: They are all highly trusted. You can have a compelling vision, rock-solid strategy, excellent communication skills, innovative insight, and a skilled team, but if people don't trust you, you will never get the results you want. More



Hold productive meetings that people don't actually hate
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Meetings are an essential aspect of getting things done, collaborating and delegating, but for many they are the bane of business life. People actually leave companies because of the life draining nature of their meeting culture. However, done the right way, scheduled communication may be one of the most powerful team and accountability building tools available. More

Managing disaster recovery for your business
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Once the worst of a natural disaster is passed, the struggle for survival may have just begun for your business if your operations have sustained damage. From filing insurance claims to keeping customers informed, the following are five steps to take after you count your blessings. More

7 little-known tricks to make your Facebook page stand out
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If you're like most marketers, you probably have a love-hate relationship with Facebook. Yet there's no denying the social networking behemoth is a great addition to your digital marketing presence. It allows you to expand your reach, increase your engagement and drive more people to your website. Consider this your cheat sheet. If you're not already putting the following features to work on your Facebook page, now is a great time to start. More

Is your conference primarily focused on speakers or attendees?
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Is your conference primarily focused on speakers? Is it so focused on speakers that it's become a conference of speakers speaking to other speakers because no one else attends the education sessions? The majority of conferences use a speaker-centric model to plan their education experiences. Without realizing it, they have elevated the speaker as the primary focus. They are entirely dependent upon speakers as experts for education. Shifting to a focus on attendees as learners drastically changes the planning process. The following are some steps to help with the shift. More

PowerPoint: Why less is more
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Ever since the desktop publishing revolution in the 1990s, when ordinary folks could create newsletters, brochures, flyers, and other documents easily and cheaply on a PC, there's been a school of thought that more is better. More fonts, more graphics, more text. Nowhere is that trend more apparent — and more misguided — than in PowerPoint presentations. More

Saving daylight savings: Be more productive when it's always dark out
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The end of Daylight Saving Time gives us another hour to sleep, but the loss of daylight is linked to a lack of productivity. The following are some tips on how to keep motivated as the long nights of winter set in. More

Why you should take advantage of mobile apps
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No one wants to carry around the cumbersome welcome pack with the map that never folds back the way it's supposed to. Instead of engaging with all the activities and networking potential at your event, people may well just ditch all the printed materials out of frustration and miss out on key seminars. But with mobile event apps, you can put all of the necessary information right in the palm of their hands. They're easily accessible, they're far more engaging, and in many cases, they actually improve the relationship between the brand or event holder and the potential customer. More


 



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