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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Why It’s Important To Unplug and How To Do it

Why It’s Important To Unplug and How To Do it

To disconnect or check in? That is the question most entrepreneurs ask themselves before heading out on vacation. If you have spent the better part of your adult life building a business from the ground up, it’s totally understandable that the thought of unplugging from your “baby” may give you a minor anxiety attack. Truth is, your reluctance to disconnect could have a series of negative effects on both you and your team.

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5 Steps to Better Integrate Google and Social Media Advertising

5 Steps to Better Integrate Google and Social Media Advertising

Since you've found yourself on a blog dedicated to social media marketing, chances are you have an idea of how important digital advertising is. It's not just important though, it's an absolutely huge industry that continues to grow exponentially. In fact, digital ad spend as a whole is expected to grow nearly 19 percent in 2018 to $107 billion. Billion, with a B.

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How to Succeed in Organized Chaos

How to Succeed in Organized Chaos

The life of an entrepreneur is without a doubt chaotic (in a good way, of course).  Staying organized is essential to success, and for some, it comes more easily than others. For those who love organization, planning, and anything that requires a spreadsheet, we’ve rounded up some tips that we use regularly to help us stay on track.

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8 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

8 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

Entrepreneurship is a commitment, point blank, period. The majority of your time and energy will be funneled into your new endeavor and, as a result, you'll need to find ways to stay inspired, motivated, and open to learning something new. That's why we've compiled a list of our top 8 books about entrepreneurship, staying motivated, and finding your passion. 

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