So you have to give a presentation? What is the first thing you do? Fire up the laptop, open PowerPoint and start putting text to slides? Step away from the PowerPoint…slowly. The first question you need to ask yourself is, what type of presentation is this? Is there something I want my audience to know... More »The Most Overlooked Step in Creating Great Presentations
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These three strategies will help ensure you're building a business based on reality, not wishful thinking. More »John Vechey: Why You Need to Banish Wishful Thinking
eChaja is a solar-powered portable charger that helps users make money by offering charging facilities in remote locations. More »‘Africa-tough’ portable phone charger is a business in a box
Here is a quick word puzzle. How many mobility acronyms can you find? If you are trying to keep up with mobility acronyms, here is a quick guide: CoIT – Consumerzation of IT – Analysts are calling this one of the most transformational trends to impact IT in the last few years. Consumer technology is... More »Keeping Up With Mobility Acronyms
Advertising is just one of those industries where lead generation campaigns have stronger ties with the voices of consumers. Unfortunately, that voice has mostly been negative as critics of advertising continue to come up with every excuse to consider the industry irrelevant, or worse, the whole concept of marketing. However, should your lead generation strategy... More »Lead Generation Tips – Know Thy Opposition!
Online Team Building Working towards a common goal, teams traditionally work together in the same place and at the same time. In today’s global economy, a product development team could easily be spread across the nation or the world. Advancements in the online world have made virtual team building not only possible but practical. With... More »Virtual Team Building
One of the main reasons we chose to start this blog was to help explain the facets and aspects of business that typically get overlooked. To help us do this, we decided that, every Tuesday, we are going to post a new “Business Basics” piece to discuss subjects that readers, despite being aware of, may... More »Business Basics: Benefit Corporations
Trying to set yourself apart in the entry-level job market can be a challenge. Although the number of jobs are increasing, employers are still looking for talented candidates with in-demand skills. Are you a college student wanting to go above and beyond the rest? Here are some tips for students who want to be marketable... More »3 Ways to Be a Marketable College Grad
There’s been a lot of talk lately about how agile business processes are causing different aspects of project management to shift away from the typical command-and-control approach. Instead of just certified PMs, workers of all types are suddenly finding themselves in and out of the driver’s seat as projects shift and change. And while that’s... More »Project Management Offices in 2013: 4 Best Practices from Dell, IBM + More
The stakes in technology related patent litigation have never been higher. It seems that every week another big name tech company is being sued for hundreds of millions for alleged patent infringement. Although reform has been introduced in Congress to curb the enormous costs of defending these lawsuits; it looks like patent litigation will continue... More »How Much is Too Much in Royalties for Patent Infringement?
I want to give you a simple exercise I use in my live presentations as well as my one on one coaching to get people focused and boost their confidence through the roof for a job interview. Lack of confidence leads to a bad job search. A bad job search results in bad employers. Are... More »The Best Job Interview Advice: Focus On What You Love To Do
In the last 20 years, working time has increased by 15% and leisure time has decreased by 33%. Work demands are up, and there is never enough time for family and fun. In the past we have discussed time bandits that plug productivity and decrease the free time we have. Disorganization is today’s time bandit,... More »Unmask and Handcuff the Time Bandit: “Disorganization”
Any number of surveys, polls and research studies year after year continue to show that generating high-quality leads is among the top three challenges faced by B2B marketers. In my opinion, it’s the number 1 challenge for a majority of B2B companies. For a member of the C-Suite, this is a perplexing situation to be... More »5 Surprising Qualities that Make You Look Like A Demand Generation Superstar
Achieving the Balance Between Having Your Sales Team Respect You But Not Fear You Ken: This week we have a guest blog. The topic is extremely important for all levels of sales leadership, especially in challenging situations/times. Every good sales team manager knows that a delicate balance must be maintained between having your team respect... More »Sales Management: Achieving Balance – Fear vs. Respect