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6 Easy Steps to Being a Master Networker All of the Time

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When there’s only so much time in the day, it’s easy to overlook the value of building and maintaining your professional relationships. But being stressed and busy is no excuse. Relationships take effort, of course, but throughout my …

Employment

Say What!? Google Might Be Working on a Lie-Detecting Microphone Throat Tattoo

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Yes, the tech geniuses at Google are at it again. This time, the Motorola Mobility division has applied for a patent for a lie-detecting microphone throat tattoo.<p>Go on. Take a moment to let that sink in.<p>Ostensibly, the purpose behind the …

Solar Panels

How to Handle Negative Online Reviews

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><b>Q: How should small businesses respond to negative reviews through social media and on sites like Yelp?</b> <i><br>- Dara Khautisen<br>Chicago</i><p><b>A:</b> Negative social media reviews, especially those that are potentially malicious, are near the top of the list …

Social Media

Difficult Conversations: What Not to Say

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Broaching difficult conversations with your staff can be, well, difficult. That said, as our experts have explained, some basic rules do apply: Never raise your voice. Keep potentially embarrassing conversations private. Stay onsite, not …

Body Language

The Psychology of Discounts and Deals (Motiongraphic)

Everybody loves a bargain -- it’s business, but it’s also psychological.<p>The human ability to count is hardwired into several parts of our brains, according to this motiongraphic from eBay Deals. Even before we are able to count, infants develop expectations for what should be the result of an …

Psychology

10 Questions to Ask When Measuring Your Social Media ROI

What good are likes and retweets over social media if they don't add to your company's bottom line?<p>If you think tracking your company's social media return on investment (ROI) is a waste of time, think again. When tracked and tweaked properly, social media can give your startup the marketing muscle …

Social Media

10 Surprising Social Media Statistics That Will Make You Rethink Your Social Strategy

Know what the fastest-growing demographic on Twitter is? Or how many new members join LinkedIn every second? The answers will surprise you!<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>If you’re managing social media for your business, it …

Take The Quiz: What Kind of Productive Person Are You?

Take the quiz and find out what kind of productive person you are (warning: results might be surprising), then tell your followers to see if they agree. #worksmarter<p>Read these nine statements. Type in the number for how much you agree or disagree. When you’re done (you have to answer them all), …

Now There’s A Google Glass Store

Just ahead of the arrival of its first redesign, Google Glass has an online shop. Not that you will be able to buy the glasses there, however, merely the accessories that go with it. And to that end, the site is only accessible to early adopters of the headset, that rare sub-species of <i>homo sapiens</i> …

12 Years And Counting: The Amazing Life Of Apple's iPod

When we got off the train at Grand Central Terminal, we began to walk toward the theater district (we were going to see "Rent"), and we excitedly took it all in.<p>All of a sudden, my friend pointed up at an ad sitting right on top of the Times Square Applebee's.<p>"I got that for Christmas," she told me.<p>…

Apple Store

If you're reading this, you're an early adopter

When Engadget launched, almost 10 years ago, we had a pretty simple mission: We followed tech news obsessively for readers who took technology as seriously as we did. Engadget was the site for tech enthusiasts, early adopters and unabashed gadget fans.<p>Over the past 10 years, a lot has changed. But …

16 Steps to an Irresistible Sales Pitch

Attention is at a premium.<p>It doesn’t matter how good your product is, if your prospects are unaware of it.<p>All of your sweat, blood and tears have come down to this: how effectively can you paint a picture of a better world in your prospect’s mind’s eye?

Steve Blank’s Petal Diagram vs. Rod King’s Value Engine Map: Visual Tools for Brand Positioning, Market Segmentation, and Competitive Analysis

About a week ago, the startup world got ablaze from reading Steve Blank’s blog post, “A New Way to Look at Competitors.” In the blog post, Blank notes that the traditional Competitive Graph – which focuses on differentiating offerings of “Our Company” vs. “Our Competitors” - is “inappropriate for …

Business and Technology Advice from the World's Top Executives

Each week, senior executives and prominent thought leaders join Vala Afshar and Michael Krigsman on CXOTalk to explore the impact of technology on innovation and disruption in the enterprise.<p>This is a collection of some of the best words of advice these business and technology experts have shared …

17 Gapingvoid Cartoons That Will Change Your Business

This special series of cartoons, with short insights from both Hugh MacLeod and Brian Solis, will help you see things differently.<p>N.B. You'll be asked for your email to view this special series of cartoons, with valuable insights from both Hugh MacLeod and Brian …

Community Is King

Successfully reported this slideshow.<p>We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.<p>42,418 views<p>Share<br>• Like<br>• Download<br>• ...<p>Published on Nov 18, 2013<p>Tyler Willis , Founder/Investor. I work to support cancer …

5 Social Media Tips For PR Pros - Social Media and the New PR World Order

Social media has changed the PR game. Not only does social media break news, but it is increasingly becoming a go-to resource for journalistic research. In this presentation, Dell’s Carly Tatum discusses tips to approaching public relations on the social stage.

The Power of Content Marketing at @Dreamforce

The Power of COntent marketing session presented at Dreamforce with Marcus Nelson of Addvocate, Chris Moody of Compendium and myself.

Can We Talk?

It was a pleasure to meet you. I truly enjoyed it. Tell me, what’s the best way for me to reach you?<p>Should I send you an email? Should I call? Will …

Please Stop 'Burning In' Your Earphones

OK, audiophiles: real talk. Earphone makers seem to be either too polite or scared to say anything. And the people in the industry who should know …

Data Science and Data Scientists: What’s in a Name?

Once again, people in the information management field are confronted with a new term surrounded by lots of excitement and promise, but also lots of …

Filters 101: How they make your analytics reporting efficient – and your business more profitable

There are standard report settings within every analytics solution that can segment website traffic. New visitors versus returning visitors is an …

Analytics

Are you looking at the world through BI Glasses?

I’ve been thinking recently about how the things you do can affect the way you perceive the world. For example, in the past few years I have cycled …

10 Tips for Sentiment Analysis projects

• September 9, 2013<br>• Vasilis Vryniotis<br>• . 13 Comments<p>In my Thesis project for the MSc in Statistics I focused on the problem of Sentiment Analysis. The …

Visualizing The Benefits Of Skills-Based Volunteering

A Billion + Change, a campaign founded by activists and philanthropists that aims to increase pro-bono service pledges from companies, has been a key …

Volunteering