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Hand Selected Stories To Keep You On The Leading Edge

Hand Selected Stories To Keep You On The Leading Edge | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

Let us help you stay connected, educated and networked by filtering some of the most interesting and relevant business content for you. Right here, we become your personal content curator, putting you in touch with the hottest, most interesting and most valuable business resources from around the world.


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5 Tips to Be a More Impressive Speaker

5 Tips to Be a More Impressive Speaker | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

If you're a shaky public speaker, your next big presentation offers so many things to be worried about. There's conceiving of and planning your speech, practicing it, keeping your nerves in check, actually presenting it, and dealing with audience questions, as well as any memory lapses that might trip you up.

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A Stanford Business School professor offers a treasure trove of tips on how to be a better public speaker.

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7 Habits of Remarkably Successful Startup Entrepreneurs

7 Habits of Remarkably Successful Startup Entrepreneurs | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

But look closely and you'll see that in a few ways they are very, very different--and so is how they start and run their businesses.


1. They always prefer action to thinking.


A detailed plan is great, but stuff happens, and most entrepreneurs don't make it past the first three action items before adapting to reality. (I started a company assuming I'd provide book-design services to publishers; I ended up ghostwriting those books instead.)

Spend some time planning and a lot more time doing. If you're unsure, do something, and then react appropriately. It's easy to ponder and evaluate and analyze yourself out of business.

 

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All successful entrepreneurs may be different from one another--but not in certain key ways.

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antonio velardo's curator insight, March 25, 10:26 AM

Tip one I think is most valuable. You have to be intelligent and thoughtful about what you are doing. However, business is about action, about getting things done, providing value to others in a way that they see that it is worth it to pay for this. This is hard to do when you are still thinking about how you can do this. Get out there and get your hands dirty and make some things happen. Learn as you go, be thoughtful and deliberate, and make the changes that need changed as you go.

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10 Principles of Organisation Design

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A global electronics manufacturer seemed to live in a perpetual state of reorganization. A new line of communication devices for the Asian market required reorienting its sales, marketing, and support functions. Migration to cloud-based business applications called for changes to the IT organization. Altogether, it had reorganized six times in 10 years.


Suddenly, however, the company found itself facing a different challenge. Given the new technologies that had entered its category, and a sea change in customer expectations, it needed a new strategy. The CEO decided to shift from a product-based business model to a customer-centric one. That meant yet another reorganization, but this one would be different. It had to go beyond shifting the lines and boxes in an org chart.


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These fundamental guidelines, drawn from experience, can help you reshape your organisation to fit your business strategy

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3 Ways to Become Super Productive

3 Ways to Become Super Productive | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

You may feel like there's never enough time in the day. Jumping from task to task, you work from dawn to dusk only to be disappointed by your progress. What's worse is that you see others in your organization who are always able to get everything done.Try incorporating this advice in your daily schedule and your co-workers will begin to think you never sleep.

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Do you feel like there are never enough hours in the day? Read this to make the most of your time.

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5 Things to Look for in Your Next Incredible Mentor

5 Things to Look for in Your Next Incredible Mentor | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

You'll need help and advice to get ahead in life. Here's what the best coaches understand and how you can find them

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Ask the most successful people you know how they got where they are and they'll likely mention at least one mentor who helped them along the way. Here's what you need to know about the best mentoring relationships.

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