Category: Communication

3 Must Haves For A Successful Business

I guess you could say I grew up eating, drinking and sleeping business. Ever since I can remember everyone I knew owned businesses. My grandparents owned a finance company, that was started by my grandfather’s parents. My aunt and uncle owned a furniture store. My parent owns rock quarries that his father started and my sister…
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Motivating Your Employees to Get Involved in Strategic Planning

It is vital these days for businesses of all sizes to plan ahead and have the right strategies in place in order to boost business success. Competition is stiff no matter what sector you are in, which means that developing effective strategies is vital. However, this is not something that you can do alone –…
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5 Communication Secrets All Coaches Need to Know

Being a great leader and having great coaching skills are important, but to be truly successful you need to know how to be a great communicator. What will help position you as an expert coach? Just a few communication secrets. Secret #1: Know your audience It isn’t about sounding important and using fancy metaphors. It’s…
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online reputation

6 Tips for Establishing a Solid Online Reputation

~by Dixie Somers~ . As a business owner, you may understand that information posted on the Internet about your company can make or break you. People respond well to positive reviews, and they’ll carefully avoid companies that have a negative reputation online. Fortunately, there are some steps you can take to safeguard your company’s reputation…
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A Cohesive Marketing Strategy Can Help You Reach Your Goals

~by Haley Lynn Gray~ . All too often I see businesses taking a spray and pray approach to their marketing strategy. They hire 14 different people to handle their marketing, but these 14 people aren’t familiar with all of the components of their customer’s marketing. And then they try to pick the “best of breed”…
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How to Get Your First Speaking Gigs

~by Deb Bixler~ . Becoming a public speaker is something that many aspire to but few take action on. Whether you are a direct sales consultant who would like to speak for leads, or a leader and a trainer ready to take that next step, getting that first speaking engagement on the calendar may be…
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manage projects

4 Ways the Best Business Owners Manage Projects Effectively

~by Rachelle Wilber~ . As a business owner, you will eventually start a project intended to grow the company. Perhaps you’ve already completed your first project but were left completely exhausted from all the problems that arose. Fortunately, running projects doesn’t have to be stressful. If you implement the following project management tips, your next…
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public relations disaster

PR Tips for When Your Business is Facing a Crisis

~by Mila Payton~ . A public relations disaster is a company’s biggest nightmare. Such a crisis usually leads to lowered public approval ratings and internal management difficulties, and in severe cases may even threaten the continued existence of the business itself. That’s why it is imperative to know just how to react whenever a PR…
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employee focus

How to Manage Employee Focus When Big Changes Are Coming

~by Dixie Somers~ . Planning a major company change should include an emphasis on employee adjustments. The impact of relocation or reorganization can be stressful for everyone involved. To help employees stay focused, consider taking steps like the following. Give plenty of notice It’s never a good idea to spring a big change on employees.…
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Mobile Device Apps

10 Useful Mobile Device Apps for Your Business

~by Julie Martin~ . Mobile technology is here to stay, and it is slowly finding its way into the board room. However, until mobile phone and tablets offer some useful and functional apps for business use, tablets and phones will simply be a business novelty. Listed below are 10 mobile device apps that may prove…
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