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Making a Presentation? Here are 3 Tricks to Get People to Listen to You

Make sure your audience doesn't tune out what you have to say

Few things conjure up a feeling of dread quite like the anticipation of a lengthy PowerPoint presentation. Professionals spend an average of 40 percent of their workday in meetings, many of which include a presenter painfully reading straight from a slide deck. Seventy-one percent of ...

by Stacy Hanke  | September 05, 2018 02:00:00
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Nervous About an Upcoming Presentation? Here are 6 Tips to Manage Those Butterflies

To tackle your nervousness and bring it under control, remember these six key tips

If you are like most people, then public speaking or presenting is one of your major fears. But take a second to think about this: Unless you are talking only to yourself, you are doing what is known as public speaking. You may ...

by Kelli Stonework  | July 27, 2018 02:00:00
Startup Tips

How to Give a Killer Presentation (Infographic)

Presentations can be crucial to your success. Here's how to give a stellar performance

When someone says the words “public speaking,” there’s no need to run for the hills. When you’re able to impress clients, potential investors and even co-workers with a stellar presentation, you’re positioning yourself for success.And you don’t have to think of it as ...

by Rose Leadem  | January 29, 2017 12:00:00
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How any entrepreneur can sell a winning concept

You’ve got a great business concept, but how do you pump it up to make it attractive?

Being your own boss is a dream for many, and some even have winning business ideas in mind, but fear paralyzes them from starting anything. Sometimes, you need that extra pump of confidence to take your concept out of obscurity. To help you ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | July 31, 2016 12:00:00
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Study: High-end clothes can improve performance

Dressing for the job you want is no longer a mantra, but has been recently found out to boost performance.

Dress for the job you want, not the job you have. Fake it until you make it. Look good, feel good, do good.Professionals have used phrases like this for years. But it is not just sound advice backed by experience anymore. According ...

by Lindsay Friedman  | February 27, 2016 03:00:00
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5 personality traits investors look for in entrepreneurs

These are the personality traits that set entrepreneurs apart in the eyes of investors.

Few companies get up and running without a bit of private capital giving them an extra boost, even in today’s era of free resources, digital communication and crowdfunding. Attaining that capital means impressing seasoned investors and convincing them that your business, more than ...

by Jayson Demers  | August 10, 2015 10:00:00
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7 ways persuasive body language bolsters business presentations

Be mindful of your body movements when presenting a pitch.

Whether outlining your business idea to investors or leading a routine sales meeting within your own organization, presentations are make-or-break moments in your professional career. The foundation of a great presentation is your material, and the more you prepare, the better your final result will ...

by Larry Alton  | July 04, 2015 08:00:00
Startup Tips

Talking business

What you say---and how you say it---can make or break a deal.

by Lorenzo G. Abellera  | October 13, 2014 01:00:00