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8 Bad Habits That Ruin Good Presentations

Even the best presentation can flop if you indulge in any of these common but avoidable habits.<p>I recently came across a fantastic article by the sales consultant and trainer Colleen Francis about common presentation mistakes that salespeople make in front of customers. As I read it, I realized that …

How to Sell to Those Hard-to-Reach Millennials

Members of the 18-to-36-year-old demographic spend most of their day consuming media, but they value user-generated content above all other forms, a new study finds.<p>Millennials' spending power and influence offer vast business opportunities, but as technology and communication have evolved, …

6 Ways a Leader Should Show Up

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>How a leader shows up is everything. Tired after a rough night sleep? People don’t care. Having a rough hair day? Oh well. Angry from that last conversation you had with a colleague? Get over it. The attitude you display, the words you …

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Millennials Spend 18 Hours a Day Consuming Media -- And It's Mostly Content Created By Peers

How many hours a day do you spend on Facebook? How about texting friends? Reading magazines? If you're a millennial, it may be more time than you think. New research by social-influence marketing platform Crowdtap indicates that individuals ages 18 to 36 spend an average of 17.8 hours a day with …

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America's Most Powerful CEOs 40 And Under

<i>The individuals who meet the criteria for this list are from the 20 publicly-traded companies with the highest market caps (as of market close March 5, 2014) who have CEOs ages 40 and younger. All data is taken from S&P Capital IQ.</i><p>It’s been said that youth is wasted on the young, but the …

Why I Won't Ban 'Bossy'

I love Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In organization. And I understand part of an organization's role involves spreading the word about its mission, sometimes by any means necessary. But Sandberg's latest media push with Girl Scouts CEO Anna Maria Chávez and former secretary of state Condoleezza Rice -- a …

Caribbean states demand reparations from European powers for slave trade

Most of the Caribbean nations have adopted a single plan to solicit from former slaving nations an apology, more aid and damages for 300 years of slavery, which they say have hobbled their economies and public health<p>A coalition of Caribbean countries has unveiled its demands for reparations from …

The Best Leaders Model The Behavior They Want -- A Case Study

What the best leaders understand is that employees spend an inordinate amount of time watching what the boss does. And what I have come to learn is that a boss’ behavior is just as important as what they say.<p>Here’s an example. There is a car dealer who dominates his market. Not only is he number …

7 Reasons I Dumped Facebook

It’s official. I’m off the Facebook grid. Nobody offended me. I didn’t have a bad experience. While I’m not thrilled about the idea of Big Brother watching my every move, I’m not particularly paranoid about social media sharing. Therefore, I’m sharing why I’m dumping Facebook and committing to …

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19 Hard Things You Need To Do To Be Successful

You have to do the hard things. The things that no one else is doing. The things that scare you. The things that make you wonder how much longer you can hold on.<p>Those are the things that define you. Those are the things that make the difference between living a life of mediocrity or outrageous …

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Leadership Quotes for Inspiration

LeadershipQuote is the online notebook of entrepreneur, speaker and mentor Graham Speechley.<br>This website showcases some of my significant insights. …

Ford Motor Company: How Leadership Takes Risks

<i>Roll the dice!</i><p>That’s what leaders must do from time to time. And it is what Ford Motor Company (for whom I have consulted) has experience in doing. In 2006, it hocked itself, including its logo, to raise funding to keep the company going. The ploy succeeded, and today Ford is registering record …

The Key to Success? Relationships.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you ask 10 entrepreneurs to tell you the key to business success, you're likely to get 10 different answers. I'm sure one would say product innovation, and while that's definitely a significant factor, it's not the right answer. And, …

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How to Make A Vision Board

Be an Authentic Communicator: Six Rules

<i>L.J. Rittenhouse, CEO of Rittenhouse Rankings, author of Investing Between the Lines.</i><p>Recently, I searched on Google for “the importance of communication in business” and found about 70 million results. But when I searched for “the importance of authentic communication in business,” I found over <b>130</b> …

5 Essential Rules for Great Presentations

All the great advice about giving great presentations boils down to these five points.<p>I recently had a long conversation with Peter Handal, the CEO of Dale Carnegie Training, on the subject of giving great presentations. I've read (and written) plenty of posts on this topic, but Handal managed to …

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How to Be an Effective Mentor

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether your skill set is in style, science or tech, as an entrepreneur, one of the most important assets we can hone is the ability to shape meaningful, personal connections through the mentor-mentee relationship.<p>The key mentors in my …

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10 LinkedIn Blunders That Make You Look Like An Amateur

In working with clients on their LinkedIn strategy over the past few years, I have identified some all-too-common faux pas that will create a negative impression rather than build your brand. I share ten of the most egregious gaffes here in two categories – Content and Contacts.<p><b>CONTENT</b> The content …

Stop Procrastinating: 5 Tips From Ben Franklin

Benjamin Franklin--author, printer, politician, postmaster, satirist, inventor, musician, and diplomat--clearly knew how to get things done.<p>After scanning the long list of Benjamin Franklin’s accomplishments, one can only come to one conclusion: The American Renaissance Man probably never had an …

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