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What might seem like polite, considerate or clever technique to win favor or influence your target audience might be turning them off to your message.  Whether you’re asking for an appointment, asking for their business or asking for a donation, reconsider using the following: 12 Phrases to Avoid in Sales Emails BY GEOFFREY JAMES in this Inc. Magazine...
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Are you waiting for someone else to take the reins of Leadership?  If you need a helluva compelling reason to take charge here and today, here’s to inspiring you: There’s a reason the former proper noun, “Google” is now listed as a “transitive verb”, according to Webster’s Dictionary. Customers are not just vetting the specs...
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Many many many stories have been written on the phenomenal, if not fanatical corporate culture CEO Tony Hsieh has created at Zappos, but here’s a new one on me: They offer a 4 week immersion to new hires but after a week or so, they give newbies “The Offer”—which is a bribe of $1,000 TO...
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Outside elements, personalities, bias, preferences, mistakes—these forces that impact business decisions cannot be compartmentalized and made without experiencing the application of external forces. So why do corporations still operate in departmental silos that stifle creativity, efficiency, productivity and profitability? As it turns out, no, no one ever asked me. However, I’ve turned every organization I’ve...
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The foundation of everything you build. EVERYTHING . . . rests on the kind of company you decide to keep. No, not who do you hang out with, but what vision, aesthetics, energy, influence, encouragement, relationships, structure—you keep in your business. Cactus grow in dry, sandy soil. Mushrooms grow in manure. Bromeliads grow on trees. Lotus...
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I know this title might put some peoples’ undies in a bunch, but hear me out. I think we need to dump the collective term, “Mompreneur,” as it’s getting used, abused, and sliding down into the depths of what I think is now an “excuse” used by some women starting, building or engaging in a business....
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