Jen Schmidt

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Creating An Explainer Video? Follow These 12 Tips From The Pros

Video content is at the top of the priority list for many modern brands, and it’s not hard to see why. Visuals are always more engaging than plain text, and a video can communicate much more information than a still photo can. Most importantly, a well-executed video is highly shareable: 92% of …

Marketing

Saving Lives With Tech Amid Syria’s Endless Civil War

On the Morning of April 11, Abu al-Nour was lounging at home in a small town in Syria’s Idlib Province. It was a pleasant day, and his seven …

Middle East

How to Start Your Own Podcast (and Get a Million People to Listen)

Even if -- especially if -- you're starting from zero.<p>Want to start your own podcast? Getting the right equipment is easy; there are plenty of podcast equipment guides. What's harder is finding the right topic... and then getting people to listen.<p>Case in point: Matt Chittim, host of <i>The Rambling</i> …

Self-improvement

'It's Never Too Late' to Become a Bolder, Braver Version of Yourself, Says This C-Suite Executive -- Here Is Her Strategy.

Shoprunner COO Stacey Bernhard reveals how she found the strength to walk away from solid jobs.<p><i>Editor’s Note: Inspire Me is a series in which entrepreneurs and leaders share what motivates them through good times and bad, while also sharing stories of how they overcame challenges in hopes of</i> …

Motivation

Overthinking The Small Stuff? Five Ways To Make Better Decisions, Faster

How many decisions have you made over the last day, week… month? Drive or Uber? Suit or no suit? Black suit or blue? Times Roman or Arial? Marriott or Hilton? Italian or Thai? iPhone or Galaxy?<p>While today’s freedom of choice has obvious benefits, the constant pressure to make perfect choices can …

Jeff Bezos

If Your Team Sets Goals, But Fails to Successfully Deliver Them, You Need This 1 Meeting

Teams can set a solid strategy and create great goals but then miserably fail on the delivery. Here is the one meeting that will make a difference.<p>Nothing is more frustrating than having a great planning session and coming up with a breakthrough plan for the quarter, only to have the team fall …

Time Management

Is Your Small Business Leveraging Its Google My Business Page?

Developing a social media strategy can be difficult as there are so many different platforms to choose from. Not every business needs to have an account on every platform. And it doesn’t make sense to have a social media account without a goal or purpose. That’s why, at BusySeed, we sit down with …

Small Business

Research Discovered That Asking These 17 Questions Will Instantly Reveal What Workers Think of Their Manager

What exactly makes employees feel enthusiastic and committed to their work? Science has the answer.<p>In what's quickly becoming a top handbook for guiding leaders to improve the human condition in the workplace, author and researcher Anne Brafford is blazing a trail.<p>Brafford, a former high-powered …

Employment

How To Propel Employee Engagement To Sky-Rocketing Levels

Often leaders are focusing so intensely on growth that we miss that our team’s emotional experience is suffering.<p>And when they’re suffering, they’re in their Critter State versus their Smart State. Why? Most likely because safety, belonging or mattering are missing. But how do you know who needs …

Employee Engagement

All CEOs Should Take the Time to Teach Entry-Level Employees This One Thing

It's well worth it.<p><i>What is the best thing a CEO could teach an entry level employee? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Auren Hoffman, SafeGraph CEO, on Quora:</b><p><b>What is the best thing a</b> …

Thomasina Miers’ recipe for ricotta, courgette and spinach dumplings

It is sometimes hard to guess which dishes my children will love and which they will reject. I tried these dumplings on them recently, thinking that the girls might not take to them – courgettes are the bitter enemy in our house. How wrong I was. Little, light cheesy bites, rich in green vegetables …

Recipes

Sales Enablement Tools Are the Keys to Making More Money

Technology has made it easier than ever to optimize the performance of your sales team to drive revenues faster.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Over the last several years, many technologies have been developed to help accelerate and automate the sales and marketing …

Customers

How to Create a Better Brand Experience: Move Beyond the Customer Journey

It used to be that brands could think and operate on a transaction-by-transaction basis. People shopped for goods and services, they bought something, and then they and that brand parted company until the customer came back to buy something else. Times certainly have changed. Businesses that want …

Customer Experience

Gobi Aloo (Indian Style Cauliflower with Potatoes) Recipe

"This is a basic Indian dish that is very tasty! Adjust the spices to your preferences! To make it even better, you could add a bit of stewed …

How to Flipboard for Your Work, Life and Play

With Flipboard in your pocket, you can boost your productivity and work better instead of harder. Information is always at your fingertips, just waiting to inform, educate, or entertain you whenever you have a spare moment. Here are a few ways that Flipboard can enhance every aspect of your</b> …

Social Media

10 Must-Read Books for Entrepreneurial Graduates

Take command of your success with these essential reads.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A new class of graduates are entering the workforce, and many are doing it on their own terms. Unlike previous generations, a large percentage of this "internet generation" are …

Entrepreneurship

You Can Set Many Types of Quarterly Objectives. Here Are 5 Types That Work the Best

Many team struggle with setting effective quarterly objectives. Here are five types that will create better alignment and simplify implementation.<p>The core of my role as a leadership team coach is to help my clients set strong objectives each quarter that advance the companies growth strategy and …

Five Features of Better Arguments

A former Clinton administration official studied how to facilitate more constructive arguments among Americans. These are his conclusions.<p>Earlier this month, amid a particularly trying stretch on social media, I joked that I would soon be launching <i>Ad Hominem</i>, “a new journal of non-ideas founded in …

Bill Clinton

MIT's Mind-Blowing Solutions to the 9 Hardest Startup Problems

Deciding how big you want the company to be and change its strategy, organization, and processes while sustaining the culture.<p>If you aspire to be a successful startup leader, it helps to know how to solve the toughest challenges you'll face.<p>When I was a graduate student at MIT, professors …

How to immediately refresh your brain to restore high-level thinking

Mental clarity can escape anyone.<p>Surely even Einstein and Shakespeare had their moments. It happens.<p>It’s your ability to recover that matters.<p>You can …

How To Become A Professional Speaker In 7 Easy Steps

One thing that successful freelancers and entrepreneurs often do is create multiple income streams. For example, a freelance web designer might teach a design course as an adjunct instructor at a local community college. A marketing consultant might write a set of e-books on marketing for small …

These 21 Fruits and Veggies Will Keep You Hydrated All Summer

You know you're supposed to drink plenty of water — conventional wisdom says eight glasses (even though it's more like 80 ounces, more if you're active) — to boost your energy levels, keep your skin looking its best, and better your overall health. The good news is, you can also get water from a …

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A Better Rainwater-Harvesting System

Harvesting rainwater to use for growing vegetables makes a great deal of sense. Unfortunately, the most common method of rainwater harvesting isn’t …

Gardening

Make These Chicken Parm Meatballs In Your Slow Cooker

Want the cheesy, tomato-y goodness of chicken Parmesan without all the breading and frying? With the help of ground chicken and the slow cooker, you …

Food

8 Keys to Coming Off as the Expert in Whatever You Sell

Solve their problem instead of simply selling them something.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The most successful salespeople in the world don’t come across as salespeople at all. Instead, they carry themselves as experts in their industry who can solve key challenges …

Selling

13 Easy Recipes for the Fish Novice

No more fish sticks. You're an adult now.<p>If you’ve only ever bought chicken breasts pre-cut and wrapped in plastic in the supermarket, you’re probably going to be a little mystified at the idea of butchering a whole bird yourself. Likewise, if you’ve only ever had fish sticks or cryo-vaced filets …

Investing in marketing can pay off for small businesses

How quickly can you answer this question: What are the actual dollars budgeted towards all marketing efforts for the current year?<p>From my experience, most small business owners cannot answer this question. In many instances, a budget has never been created or if a budget was created, it is not …