How To Prepare for A Panel Event

How To Prepare for A Panel Event

So you’ve been asked to speak on a panel… To some that may feel daunting or to others it may feel invigorating and flattering, but no matter how you feel, your participation will be directly influenced by how prepared you are. Speaking on a panel requires a different skill set than simply presenting to an audience solo, and putting in a bit of time will make you feel more confident when you walk onto the platform. Our team has some experience both participating in panels and moderating them, so we’ve rounded up some tips and tricks on how to put your best foot forward for your first panel speaking event.

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What My Boss Taught Me About Kindness

What My Boss Taught Me About Kindness

As an entrepreneur or person in a leadership role, it’s inevitable that some days you’ll have to play the “bad cop.” If a teammate is underperforming or made a critical error, it’s your job to correct these issues to protect your company culture. One way to balance these more challenging moments is by practicing kindness at every opportunity and demonstrating empathy when outside circumstances might be a factor. I’ve worked under a variety of leaders and the one quality that I have valued most is kindness. It sounds so simple, but from an employee’s perspective, to know that you’re cared for can go such a long way. Whether it’s going out of your way to make an employee feel valued, offering a water bottle to the mailman, or paying to fix a member of the janitorial staff’s car tire, small gestures add up and do not go unnoticed by a team.

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Essential Skills For A Client-Facing Role

Essential Skills For A Client-Facing Role

Assuming a client-facing role can lead to some of the most challenging and rewarding experiences in your professional career. If you’re committed to fostering relationships with your clients that lead to long-term partnerships and achieving their company goals, we’ve rounded up some of the most essential skills that will contribute to that success.

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Working With A Peer Mentor

Working With A Peer Mentor

One way to intentionally design who you surround yourself with is to find a peer mentor. A peer mentor is someone who is working in a similar industry to you who has responsibilities and challenges that align closely with your own profession. You can find this person by doing your own research and reaching out to people in your community, or you can ask your leadership team who may have connections to other companies who have positions that parallels your own.

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Role Model Highlight: Richard Branson

Role Model Highlight: Richard Branson

As you mature in a role as an entrepreneur, it’s advantageous to look toward the greats who have forged the path as game changers in the world of startup businesses. I’m currently reading Richard Branson’s newest autobiography, Finding My Virginity, and it’s packed with inspiring anecdotes, life lessons, and quotes. From detailing how he made two new hires burn their business suits and ties on their first day, to retelling the night his home on Necker Island burned down with family and friends inside, this book covers everything that Branson has experienced fifty years after first starting his business.

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The Habits of Highly Successful Entrepreneurs

The Habits of Highly Successful Entrepreneurs

We're absolutely LOVING this infographic! It proves that the unifying factor of highly successful entrepreneurs is routine and/or commitment to a goal. Whether that goal be to exercise, keep to a strict schedule, or practice maintaining a strong positive mindset, these incredible self-starters show us how it's done.

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5 Ways to Get Out of an Entrepreneurial Rut

5 Ways to Get Out of an Entrepreneurial Rut

t's inevitable. At some point in your entrepreneurial career, you'll get stuck in a rut. Maybe you were full of innovative and unique ideas at first, but the day to day grind has really started to wear you down. Now a few months, or even years, later, you've realized that you're having difficulty shaking it up. Lucky for you, we have 5 ways you can get out of a rut feeling refreshed, renewed, and ready to take on the work week ahead.

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What Forbes 30 Top Influencers Can Teach Us

What Forbes 30 Top Influencers Can Teach Us

Every year, Forbes releases a list of top marketing influencers to watch as they continue to branch out, grow, and dominate their fields. While their stories serve as inspiration for those of us working on our own hustles, they're also great learning opportunities. Here are a few things we can learn from Forbes 30 Top Influencers.

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