Mark Dempster

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How to become a LinkedIn influencer

Here’s where to start if you want to build your following and raise your status on the business social media platform.<p>Jim Keenan says he’s probably on LinkedIn more than he should be—at least a few times a day. But if the measure of where professionals should spend their time is looking at what …

Marketing

TED Talk's Head of Conferences Reveals the Secret to Giving a Better Presentation, Every Time

Cultivate your own storytelling technique to create an engrossing talk for any audience.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Storytelling is a tradition as old as humanity itself. Stories unify us, drawing us out of our world and into that of someone else. We tell …

Public Speaking

Advice from Kurt Vonnegut that Every Writer Needs to Read

I can give you professional writing advice until the cows come home, but at the end of the day, I’m not a bestselling author or a member of America’s …

Want to Deliver Unforgettable Presentations? Use the 30-Second Rule

The secret to making a great presentation is winning over your audience in the first 30 seconds (and keeping their interest through the last 30 seconds).<p>No matter who's in your audience, or where and when you deliver it, the secret to making a great presentation is capturing your audience's …

Infographics

The Boulevardier Is the 3-Ingredient Cocktail I'm Drinking All Winter

Like a Negroni, but, uh, better.<p>Why do winter cocktails have to be so damn wintery? I don't need seven sticks of cinnamon, half a holly tree, or a metric ton of cloves to entice me to drink booze in the winter. I don't need mulling spices or liqueur that tastes like cookies. I need something …

7 Storytelling Structures to Improve Your Presentations (Infographic)

What your favorite plots and your next business presentation should have in common.<p>1 min read<p>Giving presentations, whether during meetings with co-workers or to potential new clients, can often seem intimidating. But luckily, there are tried and true ways to organize your information so that it is …

Public Speaking

10 Foods To Boost Your Memory And Improve Focus

Go ace your exams this year and thank me later.<p>November 15, 2017<p>With finals coming up, I'm on the lookout for some tricks and hacks that'll help with …

How to Get Your Website Ranked on Google News

Get more traffic with these three simple tips.<p>2 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Getting a top ranking on Google search results can take months or even years. But, you can jump to the top of those rankings in Google News, and get more traffic for your website in …

Google News

Top 17 Organic Search Ranking Factors [STUDY] by @MattGSouthern

An updated study from SEMRush reveals what are said to be the top organic search ranking factors in 2017.The post Top 17 Organic Search Ranking …

Should You Quit Your Job? Not if Your Boss Does These 5 Important Things Daily

If you're on the fence about your job, pay close attention to whether your boss shows these leadership signs.<p>Over the years, I've witnessed some atrocious examples of leadership both as a member of executive teams in former companies as well as coaching executives to be more effective since going …

Leadership

The 8 Rules of Leadership by Jack Welch

Leadership is best taught by example. Follow these eight indisputable rules directly from the playbook of the former head of GE.<p>Leadership is all about growing others. It's about your team and its welfare. It's about your direct reports and their performance.<p>Leadership is a tough act. It's a daily …

Leadership

The 3 Best Language Learning Apps (We Don't Travel Without Them)

Confession: I started learning Spanish when I was 12 years old, and I'm still not fluent. Granted, my earnestness to master the language has wavered …

Language Learning

10 Ways to Use Stress to Your Advantage

Stress is how nature tells us we need to take action.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most of us feel powerless to stress because we interpret our stress to be coming from sources outside of us. Whatever is outside of us may be cause for our stress, but it is …

Self-improvement

A 10-Point Checklist For Writing A Killer Blog Post

Writing a blog post isn’t exactly rocket science. But, there are definitely strategies that can take a good blog post and make it <i>great</i>.<p>I’ve written literally thousands of blog posts for sites like Forbes, Mashable, TechCrunch, Entrepreneur and many others. So I’ve learned a few strategies for …

Creative Writing

When Faced with Conflict, Try an Introspective Approach

<i>I wish he would just get fired.</i><p>How is it that rational, good, understanding, kind, collaborative people like you and me can get so triggered by certain colleagues’ work performance that our minds race with how we want them to get out of our lives and work — in any way possible? We come up with long …

Self-help

Are you using these 5 essential headline strategies?

You know what it’s like …<p>You’re scrolling through your timeline for something interesting to distract you. Unfortunately, you see the same old titles, the same old “tips,” “tricks” and “tools” for your industry. You’ve read them all before <b>—</b> nothing new.<p>Heck, you don’t even need to open them up to …

This Is What the Dream Home Bar Looks Like

Behind a concealed closet door, this home bar mimics the design of professional setups.<p>My parents raised me in my maternal grandparents’ sprawling Victorian home in River Forest, Illinois. The basement featured a plumbed wet bar with three sinks, plenty of shelving space to store glassware, and a …

How to Do a Competitor Analysis for SEO (Free Template!)

Competitive analysis is a key aspect when in the beginning stages of an SEO campaign. Far too often, I see organizations skip this important step and …

Steve Jobs Once Gave Some Brilliant Management Advice on Hiring Top People. Here It Is in 2 Sentences

Every boss in a hiring role should appreciate this simple yet profound advice from the former head of Apple.<p>Steve Jobs may have had an enormous ego as the head of Apple, but he understood his place in the information age when he famously quipped,<p>It doesn't make sense to hire smart people and tell …

Leadership

9 Surprising Signs You're an Exceptional Boss (That Most People Never Consider)

Some traits seem to go unnoticed, but where great leadership is concerned, they can make all the difference.<p>Many people are good bosses. Some people are great bosses.<p>A handful go even further: They're phenomenal, not only because of what you see them do but also because of what you don't see them …

Leadership

Build a Facebook Empire and Rock Twitter w/ 36 Hours of Social Media Training for $29

Believe it or not, thousands of people earn a living from posting interesting articles on Facebook and tweeting memes. The Social Media Rockstar Bundle helps you build your fanbase, with seven courses and 36 hours of training. Right now, you can get the bundle for just <b>$29</b> (Orig. $1,387) at 9to5Toys …

How to Create a Social Media Marketing Strategy From Scratch

Here's a blueprint for a successful social media marketing plan.<p>14 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>When I went rock climbing for the first time, I had no idea what I was doing. My friends and I were complete newbies about ropes and rappelling and every other bit of jargon and …

Social Media

How to Build a Social Media Marketing Plan for 2018

It's a crowded social media landscape. Here's how to plan for 2018 and get ahead of the pack.<p>Let's face it: being a social media marketer developing a marketing plan for 2018 is not exactly in an easy position. After all, the techniques we use to reach customers are changing at a breakneck pace. …

Marketing

Author Simon Sinek Shares The Exact Definition Of A Leader In This Inspiring TED Talk

In today's excessively tough, overtly-competitive times, what is it that an entrepreneur absolutely must have?<p><b>In the words of ace entrepreneur,</b> …

7 Things You Must Do to Grow a Fanatical Following Online

Even with technology at their fingertips, your audience members want to hear real stories and connect in meaningful ways. Give them that, and they'll become loyal followers.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether you’re looking to grow a company or build a …

Marketing

The True Roots of Narcissism

In preparing to write this article, my intention had been to highlight how narcissistic personality remains largely misunderstood by the public. …

Psychology

There Are 4 Personality Types. Here Is How Each Will Lead to Great Success (or Massive Failure)

It never fails. Whenever I'm asked to do a client intervention to help diffuse a conflict of some sort, the first thing I do is have the parties …

The World's 10 Top CEOs (They Lead in a Totally Unique Way)

A leadership philosophy that's been around for centuries is only practiced by a few wildly successful global leaders.<p>Over the last three decades, servant leadership has risen from a noble and ethical leadership ideology stuck in religious worldviews to the very principles of how the most successful …

Leadership

An analysis of 700 presentations revealed that adopting one speaking skill can make you more persuasive

The data firm Quantified Communications has added to the growing body of evidence that storytelling plays a critical role in effective business presentations.<p>Quantified Communications maintains a large database of written and spoken communication from Fortune 500 executives, TED speakers, political …