The end of the year is fast approaching — which means many of you have already begun reflecting on the past year, while also preparing for the one ahead. So far we’ve seen decks on everything from the future of creativity and VCs to a reflection on SEO.
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Many speakers think the best way to start their presentation is to establish credibility through a listing off of credentials, honors, and titles. While this is important, a display of intellectual prowess is not the best way to start your talk.
Instead, use the first few moments of your time … Read More..
It’s official: The venture capital industry is bigger than ever before.
The first nine months of 2015 saw $98.4 billion invested into VC-backed companies. It was an 11 percent jump compared to 2014, which had been a record year for VC-backed investments.
With Square’s recent filing of its IPO (it … Read More..
When viewers look at your presentations online, they’re judging you based on obvious factors like content and images. Perhaps less obvious is the fact they’re judging you on your design scheme, too.
So how do you put your best foot forward? Establish a color scheme, and consistently utilize that color … Read More..
Despite the fact that nine out of 10 startups fail, this hasn’t deterred founders across the world (7 of the 10.9 million jobs added since the Great Recession were created by startups and small enterprises, according to Forbes).
Silicon Valley, known for its plethora of startups, has seen … Read More..
It’s 30 seconds before you take the stage to give your presentation. Your heart begins to race. The first line of your presentation runs through your head. Your palms sweat.
As you start to walk on stage, your focus turns inward. Suddenly, even after all your preparation, the presentation becomes … Read More..
“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.” -Comedian Jerry Seinfeld
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Sometimes the saying “Any publicity is good publicity” just doesn’t hold water. After all, who could forget the tweet that brought down Justine Sacco’s career or the failed McDonad’s hashtag #McDStories? The list could go on and on.
There are plenty of best marketing practices out there. But what … Read More..