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11 Public Speaking Tips From the Best TED Talks Speakers

Use these techniques from top TED speakers to take your presentations to the next level.<p>There's no question about it: TED Talks have raised the bar sky-high for what's considered a memorable and compelling business presentation.<p>That being said, there are a handful of TED Talks speakers so talented …

Seven Jobs That Let You Live And Work Abroad (As Your Own Boss)

Tired of the corporate rat race? You can do these jobs just as easily overseas while reporting only to yourself.<p>Right now, I’m sitting at a coffee shop in Bucharest, Romania, with my laptop and an Americano. For the past five months, I’ve been traveling through Europe and the Middle East while …

How Successful Entrepreneurs Master Time

Learn how to get the most out of every hour.<p>We all want to be happier and more successful and to get more out of life. (Who doesn't?) If only it were possible to squeeze more time into each day.<p>I understand that desire for more time. As the founder of Aha! I have a very busy schedule -- sometimes …

3 Ways Freelance Writing Pros Turn Their Expertise Into Recurring, Passive Revenue

Most of us get into freelance writing simply because we love writing and couldn’t imagine a better way to make a living. We love words, we’re good at …

8 Entrepreneurship Lessons That Counter What You've Learned

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>John Lemp started his own lawn-mowing business at the age of 14 before building websites and a search engine called Gatewaytothenet -- and he hasn't slowed down since.<p>In the early 2000s, Lemp created a marketplace where visitors could …

Entrepreneurship

The 1 Painfully Obvious Reason Nobody Follows You on Social Media

Unless you're willing to do social media the right way, don't even bother.<p>The social-media world is in need of some serious tough love.<p>I am the social-media director at Idea Booth in downtown Chicago. I have run social-media accounts for both big brands and small brands, as well as individuals and …

Social Media

6 Books That Should Be on Every Entrepreneur's Reading List

Every book, try to get one takeaway.<p><i>What books should entrepreneurs read? originally appeared on Quora--the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by James Altucher, entrepreneur, angel investor, and best-selling author, on Quora:</b><p>I'm …

How Inbound Marketing Killed Cold Calling

The No. 1 thing sales people need in order to sell effectively is someone to sell to. Cold calling used to be a great way to get prospects and set up appointments, but with the vast amount of information at consumers finger-tips today, inbound marketing has become a much more efficient way to sell. …

Bill Cunningham left the fashion world some brilliant advice on dressing millennials

The term “fashion photographer” does not do justice to the work that Bill Cunningham did over four decades photographing New York City street style for the New York Times, before he died at the age of 87 last week (paywall). Inside the fashion industry, luminaries ranging from designer Isabel …

Bill Cunningham

Social Media Marketing Tools That Are Free Forever

The Facebook Barometer, the Twitter Report Card and the Timeline Contest are here to help. And these social media marketing tools are free forever. …

Social Media

Don't Let 'Stealth Mode' Sink Your Startup

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I’ve worked with hundreds of startups over the years, and not one company has stayed in "stealth mode" and won. So, I'm here to say that times have changed. If you want investors, partners or customers to notice you, they have to know you …

Startups

To Maximize Results Stop Sending Anyone Anywhere Except Your Landing Page

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When you run any type of online ad to increase traffic to your website, where do you send that traffic? Are you directing people to the homepage or other generic page? Stop wasting your money, and pause any paid promotion you have going …

Marketing

Ramp Up Lead Generation With These 3 Content Marketing Strategies

As a thriving company, customers are your lifeblood. You need them in order to survive, so you should capitalize on every relevant marketing channel …

7 Tools to Jumpstart Your Content Marketing Efforts

Content marketing is huge, and we all know that — right? Many of us have most probably gotten to understand this from our day to day experience as …

The Most Loved Wireless Bra on Amazon

Next to trying on swimsuits, bra shopping is maybe the most time-consuming retail experience you’ll ever endure. But as The Cut pointed out, …

How 'IS' terrorists used social media for 'updates' on Dhaka cafe attack

An analysis by DW's social media expert shows how "Islamic State" militants used the internet to post "updates" on the killings. Bangladesh's police …

Facebook's new multilingual composer will let you post status updates in multiple languages

Facebook has announced a new tool that aims to break down language barriers. Previously available for Pages on the social network, the multilingual …

Investors rejected this guy's company 70 times — now it's reportedly worth more than $1 billion

If anyone knows what he's talking about, it would be Hull. He was rejected 70 times by venture capitalists in the company's early years, and weathered the 2008 financial crisis on his way to building a software company that's raised over $170 million so far and could be valued over $1 billion, …

4 Skills Every Marketing Operations Leader Should Master

Marketing operations is the heart of any marketing team. Therefore it must be a strong foundation that enables teams to learn and become more …

Why Every Tech Entrepreneur Should Learn To Code

Being the business guy isn't the only way to become successful in a startup.<p>Starting a business is not an easy task. In fact, the sad reality is that most businesses end up failing not because they run out of money, but because they run out of resources. Especially in the tech world, I have seen …

Entrepreneurship

5 Brands with Highly Successful Messaging Apps Strategies

Light shines through the thick fog—a plane has just taken off from the airport in Morocco. Faith in love, once lost, has been restored.<p>A man has been …

More Brains Than Budget? Steal These $0 Marketing Strategies.

This story appears in the June 2016 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Ten years ago, Chris Dingman launched his company on the flimsiest of grounds. It’s called The Dingman Group, and it relocates professional athletes -- so, say, if a guy is traded from the Miami Heat to the Cleveland Cavaliers, …

Marketing Strategy

Why A Personal Assistant Should Be Every Entrepreneur's First Hire

Most of the small business and solo professionals I know don’t have an assistant. Whether they are an independent consultant, coach, professional speaker, writer, or even a startup CEO, they consider an administrative assistant a waste of money.<p>Why spend on an admin when I know how to use a …

Entrepreneurship

Product Marketing Vs Content Marketing: Which Is Better And Why?

Thanks to the onset of the digital era, marketing has evolved in many different directions. Traditional ad mediums like radio and TV spots are still around, presumably making money for somebody, while newer mediums like social media marketing promise substantial returns with less historical …

Facebook is starting to let people turn off those annoying live video notifications

Facebook has been aggressively promoting its new live video feature, which is reportedly a personal "obsession" of CEO Mark Zuckerberg.<p>But now the company seems to have recognized that not everyone wants to get a notification when BuzzFeed blows up a watermelon, or Hasbro has people dress up in …

Social Media

10 Tips to help in Writing Better Ad Copy for Paid Search (Google AdWords + Bing Ads)

Relevance (Ad/Keyword and User Intent)<p>Through a well-structured paid search account (Account > Campaign > AdGroup > Keyword) writing relevant ad copy …

AdWords

6 Smart Entrepreneurs Who Failed on 'Shark Tank' (but Went On to Make Millions)

Who's sorry now? They didn't get the 'Shark Tank' deals they wanted, but these startups are killing it anyway.<p>It's hard to land a coveted slot on <i>Shark Tank</i> and harder still to get the deal you have in mind. Common sense might tell you to take any deal the Sharks are nice enough to offer.<p>Then again, …

How These 9 Women Bloggers Are Getting Big Traffic To Their Blogs

As bloggers, we pour our hearts and souls into every blog post we write.<p>We obsess over the perfect title, a great hook, and super-helpful content that we know will transform our readers' lives in some way.<p>But then the hard part comes: getting people to actually see it.<p>Blog traffic strategies are …

“How to Get a Meeting With Anyone:” Guerrilla Marketing Meets Influencer Networking

The book “How to Get a Meeting With Anyone” covers exactly that – with a slight twist. The goal of the book is to help readers find ways to actually …

Marketing

3 Marketing Strategies That Will Surely Sink Your Startup

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Do you like when other people prove you wrong?<p>I think it's probably safe to say that most people don't like to be wrong. It's kind of like the natural aversion to the nails-on-chalkboard sound.<p>Recently, I asked my fans to send me examples …

Marketing