Communication Professionals Can Help with Leadership

by / ⠀Career Advice / March 4, 2022
Even though communication specialists are often in an excellent position to provide instruction in leadership, some may need drawing out.

Even though communication specialists are often in an excellent position to provide instruction in leadership, some may need drawing out. Providing critical, constructive communication to workers to foster development and retention is one of the most challenging issues that a new leader will encounter when taking on a leadership position for the first time. New leaders are often required to possess this ability and the ability to navigate…

5 Simple Ways to Step Up Your Presentation Game

by / ⠀Startup Advice / June 9, 2011

We have all been through it. The horror of listening to a 145-slide presentation, stuck on full screen, with literally no indication when the last slide will come. You ask yourself, “Is there no light to the end of the tunnel?” Most likely, not anytime soon. But most often, it is not the presentation that is off-key, but the presenter. The visual aid is only an extension of…

A Breakdown of 5 Fundamental Presentation Skills

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / May 13, 2011

It’s almost unfair when you think about those rare individuals who stroll through presentations as though it wasn’t even a challenge.  But as many of us know, experienced or otherwise, presenting to a group of people is no walk in the park.  In fact, for some people, it’s daunting. Whether you’re a CEO or a fresh-out-of-uni office recruit, presentation skills are essential for business or personal success.  The…

Talking Points: Three Keys to a Great Presentation

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / April 16, 2011

Is there anything worse than sitting through a long, boring, and ultimately pointless presentation? Yes, and that’s giving one. Many people give presentations and conduct meetings on a regular basis, but few actually do it well. Leaders need to be able to communicate clearly and effectively. Not every business executive is an eloquent speaker, but most can at least hold their own when put in front of a…

Want to Be More Successful? Learn More Vocabulary!

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / September 28, 2010

In life, as in the law, ignorance is not a valid defense. This means a person’s lack of knowledge, or vocabulary, for whatever reason is no excuse in both the eyes of the legal system and also, I hope, in your eyes as to whether you achieve your goals. The only option is self-education. By education I am not talking about traditional academic intelligence we are taught in…

The Under30CEO College Tour!

by / ⠀Startup Advice / February 16, 2010

The Under30CEO College Tour has officially kicked off the Spring Semester at the University of South Dakota.  Co-founder of Under30CEO Matt Wilson was invited to be the keynote speaker for the Beacom Business School’s E-Evening.  Wilson’s keynote titled “Dream Big” inspired students to make a living doing what they love and create businesses that support their passions.  Wilson delivered 4 value driven steps to making your passion into…

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