Nathan Holm

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The Essential Rules Most Salespeople Forget | Inc.com

As I pointed out in the post "10 Things Every Customer Wants," customers can be incredibly demanding. However, there is one thing that customers definitely don't want: <i>more information.</i><p>For the past 40 years, every sales trainer and guru in the world has been teaching some variation on "solution …

Selling

35 Secrets of Brilliant Coaches

<i>"He's 'just' a coach."</i><p>"She's 'just' a teacher."<p>These are two sentences that make my blood pressure spike to the point that I get a little dizzy.<p>Managing approximately 70 gymnastics professionals, all of whom are teacher-coaches, I am acutely aware of the amount of training and education that these …

Biomechanics

10 Quotes You Should Memorize If You're a Salesperson | Inc.com

For about a decade, I've been keeping a notebook of quotes about selling, partly for use in articles and blog posts but also to inspire me.<p>Since I've now gathered more than a hundred quotes, I decided to comb through them and select the best nuggets of wisdom. Here they are:<p>"Begin by always …

Selling

21 Unmistakable Traits of a Heart-Centered Leader | Inc.com

There is a great cost when you neglect the human connection point in business.<p>Over the past 20 years there has been a significant amount of data showing that investment in the human element in business is a profit-making proposition. It is no secret that programs directed at employee engagement, …

Leadership

What Athletics Can Teach About the Characteristics of Great Leaders

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Through my 44 years of coaching basketball (at the high school and college levels), I came to believe that the lessons learned in athletics can be valuable for leaders in any organization.<p>Among the many lessons athletics can teach about …

Miami Heat

Here is Why Interactives Are the Next Big Thing in Content Marketing

This story originally appeared on Visual.ly<p>Visual content is taking the web by storm with infographics, motion graphics and micro-content<i>,</i> to name a few. It’s hard to keep track of it all.<p>While these concepts are making waves now, I’m here to talk about the next big thing: interactive graphics.<p>Here …

Infographics

What I Learned in My First 365 Days as an Entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Even with a cool 18 months on the books the designation as business owner, much less founder, still feels as ill fitting as a speedo. Just as ill fitting? The idea that insights I’ve gleaned so far might help someone else who has just …

Entrepreneurship

Back-to-school lessons from tomorrow’s top marketers

en_GB<p>article<p>As the summer holidays draw to a close, the Marketing Academy’s class of 2014 share their visions of the future of …

Marketing

National Geographic Travel

12 Tips for Strong, Credible Business Writing | Inc.com

In a world dominated by email and social media, your success is directly proportional to your ability to influence others through the written word.<p>Here are some business writing pointers with real-life examples:<p>1. State your conclusion first.<p>People today are simply too busy to ponder your thought …

Writing

4 Reasons Why Exponential Technologies Are Taking Off

Bitcoin and 3-D printing aren’t just successful commercial innovations, but signals of a larger societal reset.<p>Every so often, a novel technology emerges that propels society forward. The 1974 release of the first personal computer, the subsequent birth of the Internet, and the development of …

3 Invisible Elements Your Sales Page Needs to Convert (One is Truly Unique) - Copyblogger

Most people think music is about the notes.<p>But think about the silence between the notes for a second. Doesn’t the absence of sound complete the …

Content Marketing

5 Ways to Scale Your Company by Fine-Tuning Your Approach

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As an entrepreneur, you no doubt have dreams of growing your company into something much larger than it is today. But scaling a company also can mean the owner needs to evolve as a leader. In the very early stages of a company, most …

Entrepreneurship

20 Subscription Services to Sign Up for Now

From food to beauty products, there is literally a subscription box out there for everyone. But what if you don’t want nail polish or chocolate? No worries! If your tastes are a little more eclectic, then you’ll love this collection of unpredictable boxes. We’ve found subscription options for your …

Jessica Alba

Niche crowdfunding sites can out-perform Kickstarter — if you choose the right one

<i>Editor’s note: the author of this guest post runs CrowdsUnite.</i><p>Recently, crowdfunding reviews site CrowdsUnite ranked the top 10 crowdfunding platforms based on user reviews. Interestingly, Kickstarter, the most well-known crowdfunding site, ranked fifth, behind YouCaring, Pubslush, Seed&Spark, and …

7 Tools Product Hunt Used to Build Its Early-Stage Community

<i>Erik Torenberg is Product Hunt’s first hire. This article originally appeared on the CMX Hub.</i><p>I’ve been thinking about building online and offline communities for the past few years. Community is at the center of what I do, from planning in-person events (rap cyphers, book clubs, happy hours) to …

How to find a techie co-founder for your startup

I’m not a tech guy, but even before I knew what a startup was I wanted to make one. Finding tech co-founders has been the biggest challenge for me in building one. Over the course of three years, I’ve made countless mistakes and wasted a lot of time.<p>But I did manage to build an awesome team of …

Great Management Questions from Paul Graham, Jim Collins, and Other Business Leaders | Inc.com

There’s no Superman versus Iron Man face-off between questions and answers over which is the better tool for innovation. But if there were, questions would be winning. Questions ignite imaginations, avert catastrophes, and reveal unexpected paths to brighter destinations. Jim Collins, Marshall …

Leadership