Brian Daly

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This Unconventional Way of Consuming Books Will Transform How You Read

Give yourself permission to read this way and propel your learning to new heights<p>When's the last time you listened to an album from beginning to end? Yeah, right. But of course, you read books from cover to cover. I mean, who in their right mind wouldn't? Turns out, lots of folks.<p>I once believed in …

Writing

Here’s the difference between leading and managing a team

<b>What’s the difference between leading and managing a team?</b><p>It takes great leaders and talent to grow a successful company. One of the best …

The Best Mentors Ask These 8 Questions

An essential part of being a good mentor is asking the right questions. Here’s a cheat sheet to get you started.<p>It’s hard to deny that good mentors are important. The best workplaces have formal programs to develop mentoring relationships. LinkedIn has even launched a feature to help you find one. …

7 Leadership Resources for Any Stage of Your Career

Learning some things in life is relatively straightforward. Take knitting, for example -- that's typically as simple as procuring some yarn and …

Self-improvement

Design the Perfect Sales Email Signature

What’s the best way to end your cold email?<p>No, it’s not what you want your recipients to do after reading your sales email (CTA), but your email …

Marketing

6 Things Bad Bosses Always Fear (but Great Leaders Always Do)

It could mean the difference between success and failure.<p>Peter Drucker famously said: "Culture eats strategy for breakfast."<p>The quote was actually attributed to him and made famous in 2006 by Mark Fields, chief executive at Ford. Twelve years later, it's corporate-speak for purpose-led and …

Leadership

The 3 Secrets Behind Zoom’s Triple-Digit Growth

If you work in the tech world, chances are you’ve heard of — or more likely, you’ve used — the video conferencing application Zoom.<p>At Drift, Zoom has …

3 Examples of High Performing Facebook Ads That Drive Leads and Sales

Social media advertising is now a core skill that businesses need to master. It sits next to email marketing and content marketing as a core …

Marketing

Stop Beginning Your Speeches with 'Good Morning and Thank You' and Start With This Instead

It doesn't matter how compelling your presentation is if you haven't grabbed your audience's attention in the first few seconds.<p>Every presentation is an opportunity to make an impression. You can either use your pitch to build credibility, engagement and buy-in, or blow the chance to share your …

To Write Well, You Don't Have to Be a Genius (but You Do Have to Do This)

One of the most gifted legal writers on the Supreme Court shared his advice for becoming a great writer.<p>In August 2008, Scribes, an organization that "seeks to create an interest in writing about the law and to promote a clear, succinct, and forceful style in legal writing," honored the late …

Antonin Scalia

7 Digital Marketing Marketing Trends You Can’t Afford to Ignore

“I would have written you a shorter letter but I didn’t have the time.”<p>This quote attributed to many different sources sums up what we are facing in …

Marketing

The 1 Public Speaking Skill You Can Learn From Microsoft's Best Presenter

PowerPoint shouldn't drive a presentation; PowerPoint should complement a story.<p>Microsoft vice president Panos Panay oversees the company's hardware products, from Surface to Xbox. After his keynotes and product demonstrations, audience members often post positive feedback on Twitter about the …

An Email From Elon Musk Reveals Why Managers Are Always a Bad idea

Elon Musk says putting managers in the middle of communications is "incredibly dumb." He's not alone.<p>Survey.com's annual "Wasting Time at Work" report revealed that if you eliminate managers completely, you remove 75 percent of the reasons someone will leave your company. There is a simple reason …

9 Subscription Models: Which One is Right for You?

You’ve probably heard by now that the subscription economy is revolutionizing the way business is done everywhere – and in a good way.<p>Tien Tzuo, CEO …

Customers

'Get Sh*t Done' Is This Company's Rallying Cry. Here's Why It Should Be Yours, Too.

As leader, you need to walk the line between aggressive driver of work and supportive coach. Here's how to do that.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Hard work. Determination. Grit. Stamina. Drive. No doubt you’ve been taught that cultivating these virtues leads to …

Leadership

9 Awesome Examples of Copywriting Headlines (That You Can Steal!)

They say that writing the headline is the hardest part of publishing. Some people have even devised specific strategies to make it easier – ranging …

3 Things Leaders With Impressive Communication Skills Always Do

As a leader, your communication skills have the potential to leave a lasting impact on others--make sure that impact is a positive one.<p>Communication is an essential life skill for anyone and everyone. It's one of the earliest survival skills we learn as growing children. (How else would we have …

Communication Skills

4 Ways to Use the Power of Story to Build Your Business

Every aspect of a brand's voice should be telling a cohesive story about its vision and purpose. Here's how to build that story into your current marketing efforts.<p>Authenticity is attractive. While most people are inherently suspicious of brands, 80 percent of consumers say that authentic content …

4 things the most respected leaders do for their employees that anyone can learn

Whenever I conduct workshops for leadership teams, I break them into groups of three and ask the question, "Think of a time when you worked for the best boss you ever had. What made him or her so great?"<p>After processing and discussion in their small groups, I instruct them to reconvene and share …

Employment

Want Your Employees to Respect You? Give Them the 1 Thing Most Bosses Never Do

This is a signature trait of the best leaders. It's also a rare commodity and extremely hard to pull off in a business setting.<p>A signature trait of the most likable leaders -- a trait that leads to uncommon loyalty in employees as well as business results -- is one that's extremely hard to pull …

$9 Marketing Stack: A Step-by-Step Guide

When a visitor fills out any embedded resource form, they follow the same 3 steps as the subscribers that fill out the widget.<p><b>5.3 Capturing leads via</b> …

The founder of a fashion brand with over half a million Instagram followers tells us exactly what to post to build a following

Over time, her social media following grew, and her artwork transformed into vintage-inspired fashion designs.<p>"Our page is all about what it's like to be a girl and we make sure that our content reflects the theme," she said.<p>Now, Valfré is distributed in over 250 stores in 28 countries around the …

The 1 Bad Conversational Habit That Will Make You Look Really Unprofessional

This timeless communication skill may just be your secret weapon to better relationships.<p>Billionaire entrepreneurs Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and Richard Branson have gone on record to say that communication is the most important skill you need. Yet most people think of communication in the <i>speaking</i> …

How to Increase Your Sales Using These 8 Google Analytics Reports

Google Analytics provides hundreds of different metrics.But that’s also part of the problem: There’s too many!You’d need days or weeks to completely …

Analytics

4 Fantastic Social Media Tools to Rapidly Scale Your Marketing

There are a million and one other “social media tool” roundup posts — so I wanted to bring a completely fresh (and extraordinary) offering to the …

Lead Generation Doesn't Stop At The Conversion: Using Thank You Pages To Take Your Post Conversion To The Next Level

When doing Conversion Rate Optimization on your website, the first thing a lot of people are thinking of is changing the colours of some …

3 Types of Effective Digital Ads You Haven't Yet Tried

Reddit? Outbrain? Taboola? Have you considered these yet?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It seems like these days everyone is running Google AdWords and Facebook Ads campaigns. Those networks are great at producing results, but they aren’t the only good digital ad …

What Should You Do If You Have a “Great” Article That’s Getting 0 Traffic?

You’ve just written an A+ article.You’ve crossed your T’s and dotted your I’s and are certain that your article is going to crush it.After much …

Marketing

How to Turn One Long-Form Article Into Nine Pieces of Content

Long-form content is effective... but producing it is time-consuming. And our most precious resource as marketers is time. We have only a fixed …

In One Plane Ride, the Co-Founder of Southwest Airlines Teaches Us a Powerful Leadership Lesson

A simple, but powerful lesson in humble leadership from one of the most admired leaders of our time.<p>In our discussion about business success we talk a lot about the importance of grit, failure, and even time management. But in our conversations about leadership one thing doesn't seem to come up …