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This tech startup uses a simple formula to decide how much stock to give employees

This tech startup uses a simple formula to decide how much stock to give employees | Pitch it! | Scoop.it
Forget about having employees sign a non-disclosure agreement: the Full Monty of disclosure is actually what works best, according to Buffer, a social-sharing app and site. When Buffer disclosed every staff member's salary in December, it spawned a discussion about transparency—and a few imitators. This time, it's divulging how much stock each of its staffers own,...

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Marc Kneepkens's insight:

Buffer's formula works. It's plain, simple and logical. Transparency is great, it solves a lot of problems.

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Six Tips on Overcoming Your Fear of Public Speaking

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“According to most studies, people’s number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number two. Does that sound right? This means to the average person, if you go to a funeral, you’re better off in the casket than doing the eulogy.” – Jerry Seinfeld

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld was correct on this count. Three-fourths of the U.S. population has a fear of public speaking. That edges death by a small margin and blows away all other phobias.

Yet, public speaking in something you probably do quite frequently as a small business owner. Whether addressing a small group of employees or a large group of industry peers, it’s important to be able to confidently address an audience. How can you do so?

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Public speaking is definitely a problem. Facing a room full of investors can be terrifying. Practice, practice, practice. Start with presenting in front of one person, then a small group of people. Another idea: don't do it all by yourself. Going back and forth with team members taking over when you run out of ammunition works very well. Of course, doing this more and more will definitely help, don't wait until the 'presentation of a lifetime' comes up. Put in a lot of practice before that.

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