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5 Tips for Making the Perfect Investor Pitch

You’ve heard it before and you’ll surely hear it again: “What is your elevator pitch?” Compressing passion, data and complicated work into a few key points is no small feat, but it’s necessary for introducing your startup and approaching potential investors. Whatever stage your organization may be in, always be prepared to strike up a...
Gig economy
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Why the Gig Economy is the Entrepreneurial Dream [Book Excerpt]

Traditional full-time jobs are insecure, increasingly scarce and filled with employees who wish they were doing something else with their lives. Working in the gig economy, as a consultant, contractor, freelancer or part-timer, can offer an entrepreneurial, challenging, flexible, even lucrative and secure alternative to the corporate cube. Diane Mulcahy has been working in the...
big fish presentations
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Q&A: Big Fish Presentations on Better Public Speaking

Most of us have sat through a painful presentation with endless PowerPoint slides and a droning speaker. If you’re an entrepreneur pitching investors, potential customers or partners, you can’t afford to make that kind of bad impression. As cofounder and CEO of Big Fish Presentations, Kenny Nguyen helps clients create and give presentations that are...
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6 Soft Skills for Entrepreneurs: A Guide to Success

Did you know that you can be one of the most brilliant minds in your field, but lack what it takes to become successful entrepreneurs? This is because in addition to needing hard skills (technical knowledge), you also need soft skills. If you don't have these skills, you cannot successfully develop a business, work with...
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Doubt: The kryptonite of public speaking

Conquer your "doubt" when it comes to public speaking Everyone knows Superman’s great weakness: Kryptonite. It’s the one thing that’s guaranteed to suck away his strength and destroy his power. As public speakers, we all face a similar weakness that can bring us down and destroy our confidence or credibility. That weakness is doubt. Superman...
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Speaking your Message with Passion

“Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.” - Thomas Alva Edison A quote so famous that many people greatly ponder about. Like all others, I tend to read motivational speaking articles that seem to be so engaging and inspiring that I am moved. But without action and movement, there is just a dead...
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My Public Speaking Class, The Year Ahead and Tip #1.

Wireless rocks! Right now I am sitting on my front steps, watching my son draw all over the driveway with sidewalk chalk. It’s sunny and 84 degrees. I have my internet radio going as I type this. I can smell the rib-eyes cooking on the grill. Ahh, this is what makes being a homepreneur so...