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Reputation Management | Visual.ly

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Your reputation lives forever online, here's why its important and how it can be managed.
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Why hiring B players will kill your startup

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In my experience, B players are the worst hires you can make. (Look for: Self-sufficiency. Initiative. Impact.
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12 Universal Skills You Need to Succeed at Anything

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There are a lot of skills you don’t need.  You can be happy and successful without knowing how to rebuild a car’s engine, program a web application, or replace drywall.  Sure, these are useful skills to have, but they aren’t absolutely necessary.

 

There are other skills, however, that can’t be avoided – skills that tie into various aspects of everyday life, that are not only useful, but totally indispensable.  For instance, you can’t get far in today’s world without being able to read or write.  And today the ability use a computer proficiently is simply assumed.


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donhornsby's curator insight, February 7, 2013 8:28 AM

A great foundational list for everyone..and I mean EVERYONE.

 

(From the article):In this article we’re going to skip the super basic skills like reading, driving, and using a computer, and discuss twelve slightly more advanced skills that are woefully under-taught, and universally applicable. 

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5 Ways to Lead Your Project

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There are as many different ways of leading a project as there are different types of people around. This means that you should put some thought into how you ar
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Marketing your business in our age of mass empowerment - Marketing Wizdom

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Poll: Do you find it hard to switch off from work during off-duty hours?

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Research shows that many owners of SMEs find it hard to stop working when they're out of the office. Are you the same?
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How to turn every sales person into a top story-teller

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Top Sellers are Great Storytellers: A simple framework for harnessing the power of anecdotesWhat sets top sales people apart?

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, January 24, 2013 6:54 PM

Here is a niftly article that not only talks about the importance of storytelling in sales to boost the bottom line, but also includes a formula, and a free downloadable template.


Yeah!


The formula is pretty good. The only issue I have with it is that it still positions the company -- not the customer -- as the hero. We know that for max effectiveness, we want to make the customer the hero.


It is a subtle but important change -- because if the customer is the hero, your prospect will see themselves as the next potential hero. And your next customer. That is a good thing.


So how would you shift the formula given? In section 3, instead of saying "Working with their [key sponsor’s role], we helped them implement [brief description of our key capabilities] that allowed them to [brief description of benefits]" try this:


"Working with their [key sponsor’s role], our client was able to use our [brief description of our key capabilities]. As a result [share what THEY were able to accomplish] that allowed them to [brief description of benefits]."


That is only one suggestion. How else would you rewrite the formula to make the customer the hero of the story?


There are other good insights here and don't forget to download the free template!


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it

Edna Campos's curator insight, February 1, 2013 4:27 PM

Muy buen articulo..

Trumans's curator insight, February 10, 2013 5:49 PM

The human psyche is tuned in to story telling - that's why books, songs, movies and TV are so popular - everyone loves a story. The best thing you can do in business is to know your story and then share it in a continuously enthralling way.... a la Coca Cola...

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Innovators and leaders - CNN

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A trailblazer is a special breed in business.
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Stop Being Comfortable & Start Being Motivated

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Like most, you probably don’t like new things that you can’t control.

You prefer to be in your comfort zone.


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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, February 4, 2013 11:38 AM

fantastic scoop, thanks Dan!

Roy Sheneman, PhD's curator insight, February 5, 2013 9:55 AM

Excellent perspective...time to move and capture our future!

Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, February 5, 2013 7:01 PM

change=growth

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What Really Happens When You Drop Out Of School To Start Up: 4 Lessons - Forbes

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Last summer, I wrote a post called “Why I Didn't Get A Real Job” that got a lot of attention.
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How to Recover and Learn from Startup Burnout | 500 Startups

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Why Being a Workaholic is Counterproductive

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Advice from a productivity expert on how to take some time away from your smartphone.
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Startup Mistakes - it's okay to make them (as long as you learn)!

Startup Mistakes - it's okay to make them (as long as you learn)! | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
It's okay to make startup mistakes.It is most important to keep moving forward as quickly as you can and not worry too much about making startup mistakes (RT @MrStevenGeorge: NEW POST: #Startup Tip 60: It's okay to make mistakes @ReadySetStartup: ...
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New York City Is So Startup It Now Has a Chief Analytics Officer - Betabeat

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Today Mayor Michael Bloomberg delivered his final State of the City address.
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5 Steps for Crisis Management Using Social Media

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Thinking about and detailing a crisis management plan in advance is of course ideal; getting at least prepared with the basics is a necessity.
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Before You Innovate, Ask the Right Questions

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Make sure you're not solving the wrong problem.
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10 Avoidable Mistakes Cause Entrepreneurs Much Pain

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It's a Mistake to Make Succession a Horse Race

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Who's next?
That is the question that those involved in succession planning focus upon when considering candidates for senior positions. And while the answer produces a candidate, such a question is too narrow.

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Behavioral Pricing: A consumer’s worst nightmare, a merchant’s dream

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What if when you bought a new Macbook, the price was higher because your tweets constantly referenced your love and devotion for Apple? What if Orbitz used the fact that your Facebook ...
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Think this used to be called ripping you off!

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The case for having a founder run the business - Fortune

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Some investors are challenging the notion that CEOs of startups need replacing by professional managers. By Jessi Hempel, senior writer.
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How to Project Confidence

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Four tips to help you appear confident and sell your ideas effectively.Get the latest blog articles on business ideas and trends from Entrepreneur.com....
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The 4 Personality Types Every Startup Needs

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Anyone can have a killer startup idea, but in order to make that idea succeed you’ll need an unbeatable team.
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Maybe a Management Job Isn’t Your Style

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Not everyone is cut out to be a supervisor, the author writes. When offered a management position, make sure that you really want it.
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The Most Important Decision Any Small Business Owner Will Make

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