Shohel Ahmed

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11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Investing

94 Percent of People Think Buying From Small Businesses is Important

You may be happy to know that the majority of people think it’s important to frequent and buy from small businesses.<p>An annual survey conducted by The …

Three Mistakes to Avoid When Networking

We all know networking has the potential to dramatically enhance our careers; making new connections can introduce us to valuable new information, job opportunities, and more. But despite that fact, many of us are doing it wrong — and I don’t just mean the banal error of trading business cards at a …

5 Easy Ways To Motivate - And Demotivate - Employees

I’ll put it as simply as I can: There are an awful lot of unmotivated employees out there. With a recent national study showing that less than 1 in 4 non-management employees is fully engaged (aka, fully motivated and productive), there is, shall we say, ample room for improvement. And since an …

How to Tell if Someone Is Lying

Researchers in the academic, business, and military communities have spent years trying to uncover a few simple methods for detecting trustworthiness but, despite their best efforts, continue to come up short. All those books promising to teach you how to spot liars through body language? None has …

How To Listen Effectively To A Speech

I post often about how to give a speech. But most of us also find ourselves on the receiving end of speeches too, and listening to them is nearly as hard work as giving them. So how do you listen critically and well to a speech to get the most out of it, and avoid the rhetorical traps the speaker …

8 Pro Secrets to Delivering a Knockout Business Presentation

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Great speeches are memorable, informative and referenced for many years. They inspire and educate. And most successful public speakers have refined their skills through years of experience. So how can an entrepreneur who’s short on time …

Public Speaking

6 Things You Should Never Say During a Speech

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When I was hired as a flight attendant for Northwest Airlines in 1992, I had to quickly learn how to be comfortable in front of a crowd. Keeping everyone engaged through a monotonous safety presentation, after all, is easier said than …

Public Speaking

How Speakers Can Use Body Language To Increase Their Success With Audiences - 4

For public speakers the body language news is both good and bad.<p>The good news is that you are already an unconscious expert, for the most part, in reading <i>some</i> of the body language cues and the concomitant underlying emotions of <i>people familiar to you</i>. For example, arriving home, you can tell in an …

6 Reasons to Let Employees Bring Their Personal Passions to Work

Opening up your company to people's outside interests can improve your office culture and even lead to unexpected new business opportunities.<p><i>This column was written by guest contributor Sam Ford.</i><p>I didn't set out on my professional journey expecting to land at a marketing and communications strategy …

Employee Engagement

5 Toughest Personalities at Work--and How to Manage Them

Problem employees in your company? Here's how to whip them into shape--and make them more productive.<p>Running a business would be easy if only you didn't have to manage people. The bigger your company grows, the smaller the likelihood that everyone in it will be easy to supervise. As the boss you …

How To Stop Your Office From Zapping Your Productivity

You write your to-do lists and prioritize your workload, but something still seems to be standing in the way between you and productivity. Have you ever considered your office environment as the culprit?<p>Productivity is about knocking out tasks one at a time and staying in the moment, but what …

How to be More Productive by Using the “Eisenhower Box”

Dwight Eisenhower lived one of the most productive lives you can imagine.<p>Eisenhower was the 34th President of the United States, serving two terms …

Social Media & Salespeople - 5 Ways to Boost Social Media Lead Generation

One of the practical opportunities for companies that acquire and engage customers through a sales force, is through social media content and …

25 Social Media Experts You Need to Know

25 Social Media Marketing Experts Recommended by LinkedIn<p>In the recently published eBook, The Sophisticated Marketer’s Guide to Linkedin, eight …

Crowd Advisor Harnesses The Power Of Many for Business Challenges

What if you could talk directly to your prospective customers from anywhere in the world, and ask them what they are looking for? Suppose you could …

60% of Ecommerce Marketers Aren't Measuring the Fundamentals

With Google’s recent acquisition of shopping analytics firm Rangespan and the announcement of ecommerce juggernaut Alibaba’s IPO plans – alongside …

3 Ways to Make a Good Presentation Great

What makes a presentation good isn't the same as what makes a presentation great.<p>Good presentations are uncommon, but great presentations are rare as basilisk teeth. That's because, when it comes to presentations, the jump from good to great is larger than the jump from bad to good. Here's why:<p>1. …

2 Things That Make a Business Idea Brilliant

When a startup idea is really good, it practically sells itself in your pitch. Here's how you get to that point.<p>I see a lot of startup pitches every year. And the more I see, the more I've realized that brilliant business ideas come down to two things:<p>Is it simple?<br>• Does it solve a real problem?<p>This …

Startups

How to Win a Sale Every Time? Get the Inside Track

Be the company your clients think of first. Here are five ways to stay on their radar.<p>Ever notice that some sellers and suppliers seem to be considered first when a company is looking to buy something? That's because they've got the inside track. They've made themselves part of their customer's …