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How The Most Successful Presenters Pitch Their Ideas

It’s not enough to simply deliver a message. I’m flattered when I get glowing feedback from the audience after a talk. When I deliver a keynote address, I know I need to inspire, entertain, educate and engage the audience. My keynote address is only successful if the audience gets new ideas, can …

Public Speaking

A maintenance vendor owned by an HOA management company creates an inherent conflict of interest

<b>Question:</b> As a board director I cannot get the other directors to adhere to a rule that the board implemented. The rule requires all vendor work over $2,000 to be submitted for bidding by three unrelated, competent vendors.<p>The problem is the management company operates its own maintenance vendor. …

Intellectual Property

Tesla board 'too close to Elon Musk'

<b>A group of Tesla shareholders has questioned the independence of the electric carmaker's board, warning it is too close to boss and co-founder Elon Musk.</b><p>In a letter, they said the board was "largely unchanged" since the firm went public and at risk of "groupthink".<p>They urged it to re-elect members …

Musk Promises 2 New Directors for Tesla Amid Shareholder Criticism

Chief Executive Elon Musk on Wednesday suggested the Silicon Valley auto maker plans to add two independent directors, responding to pressure from a group of shareholders complaining about the electric-car company's governance.<p>The criticism came in a letter dated April 10 signed by five investors …

Tesla

Read Jeff Bezos's Inspiring Letter to Shareholders on Why He Keeps Amazon at 'Day 1'

'Day 2 is stasis. Followed by irrelevance. Followed by excruciating, painful decline. Followed by death. And that is why it is always Day 1.'<p><i>The following is the latest letter to shareholders from Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos.</i><p>"Jeff, what does Day 2 look like?"<p>That's a question I just got at …

8 Ways Your Advisory Board Should Be Helping You | Inc.com

If you're an early stage entrepreneur in the process of forming an advisory board (or if you've already formed one), it may not be clear what kind of value these individuals can provide you and your company. It's great to say that a well-known individual has joined your advisory board, but if …

Human Resources

The CEO guide to boards

Greater responsibilities require increased commitments of time and energy.<p><b>Building a strong board</b> of directors never seems to get easier. …