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How To Become A Better Networker

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While networking isn't everyone's idea of fun, in this day and age it's a necessary skill if you're wanting to build contacts and advance in your field. There is great value in improving and honing your networking skills and you have the opportunity to do this every time you meet or are introduced to somebody. Becoming a better networker is one way to find more success in your life and here are some ways to do it. Network With Your Current Contacts Networking isn't always about forming new relat...

Why influencer marketing can be just what your startup needs

Why influencer marketing can be just what your startup needs
According to Marketing Schools , influencer marketing is when you market your products and services to people who have sway or influence over the things other people buy. With influencer marketing, the focus is placed on influential people instead of the target market. When you employ this strategy, it's your goal to identify the people who have influence over buyers and then organize your marketing strategy around them. So, does this mean that influencers are only famous people? No, not necessa...

What digital can’t do: be human

What digital can’t do: be human
Today's digital world gives access to a broad range of services and products all through a simple command to a smartphone, watch or appliance. In addition, for businesses, digital technologies also streamline operations, increase the productivity of global resources and increase profitability. The downside of digital transformation is often employment uncertainty. Studies by Forrester, MIT and others show that 20-35% of today's jobs will be eliminated by automation and technological innovation w...

How to craft an elevator speech for investors

How to craft an elevator speech for investors
Whether you're in a meeting, or you meet a potential investor at a dinner party, you'll be better off if you have a prepared elevator speech for your startup. This helps you say what you really need to say without having to think about it or even worse, leaving something out. Let's look at how to craft an elevator speech for investors . What is an Elevator Speech? Sometimes called an elevator pitch, this speech is a short overview of your business, products, and services. You may use it in busin...

Do you lead through inspiration and empowerment of your employees, teams and suppliers?

Do you lead through inspiration and empowerment of your employees, teams and suppliers?
​ By 2020, half of the current Global 100 companies will be marginalized by new or more nimble competitors according to IDC. For business leaders, the question is no longer whether to transform their business to succeed in the digital world but how to adapt, develop new revenue streams and delight global customers. For companies with large customer, employee and revenue bases, changing the business model, organizational structures and processes can be daunting. However, now is the best time to g...

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