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How to Write a Winning Proposal | Inc.com

Last month I was fortunate enough to spend some time talking with Tom Sant, world's top expert on proposal writing. This post contains his update on proposal-writing trends, along with other guidance he's given me in the past.<p>1. Understand the concept<p>A proposal is a sales tool not an information …

Management

Social Media Resources - #RFTLOI

A Few Resources to Get Started with PLNs<p>Dr. Alec Couros<p>Download the Slides Below:<p>(FEEL FREE TO EDIT AND ADD RESOURCES)<p>Background:<p>The Typical Teacher …

Password Protection

Why I Learned to Code and How You Can in 3 Months

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In October, I challenged myself to learn a skill many people believe all founders should have: coding. It wasn't easy but worth it.<p>I slept an average of five hours a night, had enough energy drinks to last me a lifetime and never felt …

How to Lead When Employees Don't Want to Follow | Inc.com

Employees aren't going to like every decision you make. Strong leaders, though, know how to rally the troops, even around an initially unpopular idea.<p>John Maxwell, a prolific author who's written more than 60 books, says whatever you do, you can't buckle under unpopularity: "Sooner or later you …

Employment

Using Characters In eLearning

124 Shares<p>This article was inspired by a presentation given by Jeff Goldman at the DevLearn Conference. Jeff’s presentation, titled <i>Adding More</i> …

eLearning

Cure Your Fear of Public Speaking | Inc.com

It's almost impossible to be successful in business presenting your ideas in public to a group of people. Unfortunately, public speaking makes three out of four people feel nervous and anxious, making them less effective.<p>Not to worry. Here are six ways to cure that fear and truly shine when you're …

Public Speaking

How to design your online course

First- Size up the situation.<p><b>Next – Put the course together.</b><p>Follow this simplified course design guide to develop your first online course. State the</b> …

Education Technology

Jon Taffer's 5 Secrets for Small Business Success | Inc.com

In his 30-plus years in the hospitality business, consultant Jon Taffer has rescued nearly 1,000 bars and many more restaurants from the brink of failure. He's done it in part by employing high standards, emphasizing measurable results--and mincing no words about costly mistakes managers are making …

Small Business

Create A Metro Style Design For eLearning

120 Shares<p>The visual look of the Metro design style came from Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 and is now used in other products, such as Windows 8. It …

UI Design

Seth's Blog

Just about all the big decisions, innovations and perfect solutions around you didn't start that way.<p>They weren't the result of a ten-person …

How To Teach Web Design To New Students In Higher Education

I have been teaching introductory Web design for 13 years in a variety of academic and commercial settings, and I’ve given a lot of thought to how we …

4 Dirty Negotiating Tricks (and How to Counter Them) | Inc.com

Even if you're hoping to reach a win-win agreement with your customer, there's always a chance that the customer will try to pull a fast one. Here are four common negotiating tricks and exactly how to counter them.<p><b>1. Pretending to have cold feet.</b><p><i>Scenario:</i> You've already reached verbal agreement, …

Management

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Tony Hsieh: 'Even If You're a Superstar at Your Job, If You're Bad for Culture, We'll Fire You'

The Zappos CEO says he bases 50 percent of performance reviews on whether employees are living the Zappos culture or inspiring it in others.

The Workplace

5 Free (or Nearly Free) Apps for Small Businesses | Inc.com

Small businesses rarely have small problems--or big budgets to solve them. In the early days of HootSuite, with 21 people crammed into a tiny office on an even tinier budget, we were always on the lookout for technology that would make our lives easier. Unfortunately, clumsy user interfaces and …

Apps

Seth's Blog

You need to choose.<p>Customers hear you say, "here, I made this," and they buy or they don't buy.<p>Clients say to you, "I need this," and if you want to …

5 Journalism Techniques To Borrow For eLearning

289 Shares<p>In some ways, the goals of learning experience designers aren’t that different from those of journalists. When it comes to writing a news …

eLearning

10 Things You Should Know About Design and Design Thinking

667 Shares<p>There are many myths passed on from the greater culture that define how we think about Design. Some people think that to design, one must …

Design

How To Launch Anything

Starting From Scratch<p>In July 2012, my blog had 100 subscribers. Two months later, I made $12,500 in sales in just one day. It turns out that you can …

Getting the Best From Every Employee: Communication Techniques That Work

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Eliciting the best work from your employees is the mark of an effective leader. But, effectively communicating what exactly you expect from them can be difficult.<p>"Unclear expectations lead to inefficient processes and subpar performance," …

How to Sell a Product: 5 Ways to Sell Itself

Brand Strategist and Partner at Lucule<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We are creatures of habit. American families, on average, buy the same 150 products over and over again, which make up 85 percent of their household needs, according to research out of Harvard …

10 Questions to Ask When Pricing Your Product

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Great products and services don't guarantee success. You also have to price them correctly. That requires knowing your customers well and what they're willing to pay, as well as what your competitors are charging. You also might consider …

The 1 Basic Question That Leads to Product Innovation | Inc.com

I am a huge Apple fan. It is one of my favorite examples of a company that turned itself around with products consumers love and want to use. That said, I have always been reluctant to hold Apple up as an example for other companies to follow because of Steve Jobs' dismissal of market research.<p>When …

Innovation

10 Effective eLearning Options for Entrepreneurs

The constant evolution of entrepreneurship is one of the attributes that makes the career path so exciting: A fluid and flexible job description, …

Seth's Blog

Small children and dogs are certain that everything is aimed at, designed for, or in reaction to them. To quote Jim Holt, "Why does it rain in the …

Seth's Blog

As an organization grows and industrializes, it's tempting to simplify things for the troops. Find a goal, make it a number and measure it until it …

3 Reasons Most Presentations Fail | Inc.com

When sales presentations and pitches fail, it's almost always because the presenter made one of these three basic (and fortunately correctable) mistakes, according to Dean Schantz, CEO of DNA Field Branding:<p><b>1. Presenting Too Much Information</b><p>Presenting features and functions is like describing …

Public Speaking

21 Ways To Get Visual Ideas

422 Shares<p>When you’re stuck, in a rut or brain drained, it’s hard to be creative on demand. Here are some resources that may give you ideas and …

Graphic Design