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13 Tips for Delivering a Memorable Keynote Speech

public speakingMany remember their favorite TED talk (Technology Entertainment and Design), even if they only watched it online. For those of you who may not know, TED was founded in 1984 and is now an annual series of global conferences.

Certain speeches, from TED talks to commencement addresses, endure long after they’re delivered, thanks to the Internet.

Although entrepreneurs are no strangers to speaking engagements, not every business owner is quite as persuasive on stage as they’d like to be.

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How to Build Employee Engagement: Open-Plan Offices

employee engagementWith the latest unemployment numbers showing that U.S. businesses are steadily adding new jobs and the Dow Jones breaking records, the economic outlook in much of the country is brighter than it’s been in years.

As a small business owner, it’s essential to take advantage of these economic indicators to expand your operations and keep your business growing. And study after study shows that, by simply increasing employee engagement, business owners can improve nearly every area of their performance.Read More

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3 Tips for Success in E-Book Marketing

e-book marketingE-books are exploding. A 2012 report by publishing authority Bowker suggests more than 87,000 titles appeared between 2010 and 2011, representing a 129 percent increase in the number of e-books published over the same period.

The popularity of e-books provides obvious benefits for small business owners, entrepreneurs, and writers, offering a source of revenue, an increasingly viable business model, and a new opportunity for thought leadership among business experts and authors. With prices stabilizing and technology standardizing the publishing process, Read More

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12 Daily Ways to Communicate Company Culture

company cultureWe revere companies with great culture, and idolize CEOs like Tony Hsieh who put culture first in a very public way. Young startup founders in particular invest a lot of energy into defining their values, and often put “culture fit” at the top of their hiring must-haves.

But much of what we call “culture” is about the day-to-day interactions between staff and executive team members, or customers and your service or sales departments. And so the actions you do (or Read More

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6 Data Tracking Services For Your Small Business

Big data is a big thing nowadays. Big data here represents the number of posts to social media sites, the use of digital pictures and videos, purchase transaction records, sensors used to gather climate information and cell phone GPS signals to name a few. For the business owner, big data is an opportunity to find insights, to make your business more agile and to answer questions that were previously considered beyond reach.

Why?

Well it been found that owners and/or Read More

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