How to attend a conference without feeling overwhelmed

Networking provides valuable opportunities for sharing ideas and knowledge, enhancing your reputation, and forging long-term business relationships. Yet for many of us, attending networking events means having to step firmly outside of our comfort zone. And for the most introverted among us, the hustle and bustle of a conference can feel overwhelming. Whether you're looking to advance your career or grow your business, adopting the right strategies for your personality type will help y...
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9 CEOs share their favorite productivity hacks

When you're working long hours juggling the multiple demands of running a company, it can leave you with little head space for developing the strategies that are going to determine the course of the business. With research showing CEOs work an average of 62.5 hours and attend 37 meetings each week, finding ways to maximise their productivity is crucial for their effectiveness as a leader and for the success of the company. Here nine successful CEOs share their favorite productivity tips and...
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9 alternatives to "looking forward to hearing from you"

Prospects often feel less pressure to close a deal than you do. And when they don't reply to your email, you need to be creative to re-kindle the conversation. They've most likely gone quiet due to something at their end rather than how you've been handling the process so far. So rather than trying to work out what's gone wrong, it's more important to focus on re-engaging them. You can improve your chances of getting a response by keeping your messaging fresh and eye-catching...
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Why do shoppers abandon their carts—and what can you do about it?

It's highly unlikely you'll ever walk into your local supermarket to find the aisles littered with abandoned shopping carts yet online retailers find almost 70 percent of shoppers fill their carts only to abandon them instead of checking out. While around 58 percent of all shoppers are researching with no intention of buying right away, that leaves about 42 percent who start shopping then fail to complete their order for various other reasons, says marketer and business analyst Dmytro Tkach. Her...
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Confirmation bias: Why you make terrible life choices

We are all susceptible to confirmation bias. It's our natural tendency to seek, interpret and remember information that confirms our pre-existing beliefs. It's a largely unintentional yet remarkably common cognitive error that affects every decision we make. And while it isn't easy to overcome, allowing confirmation bias to get the better of you causes you to make poor choices. In this blog post, co-authored with and illustrated by Lakshmi Mani, Nir Eyal explores how confirmation bias works and ...
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Never quit: Strategies on perseverance from 6 seasoned entrepreneurs

Being an entrepreneur isn't easy and your business knowledge and skills will only get you so far without the essential traits you need to be successful. Entrepreneurship is synonymous with having a high level of risk tolerance and being able to handle uncertainty. You also need to have a high level of resilience to cope with the challenges and recover from setbacks, and determination to keep pushing forwards when the going gets tough. To help you develop the necessary grit to achi...
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