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Parodies offer great small business marketing insights

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Pat Kelly presented at the annual This is That Talks in Whistler, B.C. this April.  It’s an obvious spoof on TED Talks (lasting 4 minutes instead of eighteen). What’s most interesting about this lampoon is, while he says, well, not much of import, he’s a captivating speaker. Yes, Kelly is presenting satire, yet the techniques…

Networking for introverts and novices

7 easy, free ideas for better small business networking

Whether you’re uncomfortable in groups, new to an organization or struggling with an introverted nature that saps your energy when you’re around other people, there are easy ways to grow your reach, credibility and business prosperity at gatherings. Most people misunderstand the terms introvert and extrovert. Simply put, extroverts are energized by being around other…

Smart small business owners watch great public speakers

Writing and captivating and audience with your words are two different things. Find free tips at http://NanetteLevin.com

There’s something about a well-done speech that stays with you. As a small business owner, professional writer and marketing consultant, I’m always on the lookout for communication done well. Public speaking ranks high to my mind, so, I tend to seek out opportunities that allow me to learn from the masters. Sometimes those gems hit…

Small business customers don’t all speak the same language

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If you don’t know who your prospects (or clients) are, it’s hard to craft an effective message (or strategy) that is compelling. It’s not usually practical to customize each message (although there are ways to automate this simply when you have a name). There are, however, some easy ways to segment your small business customers…

Hit the road for great small business networking opportunities

small business networking opportunities can be a lot more fun with a great travel companion

Some of the best small business networking opportunities I’ve uncovered is by attending conferences. There’s nothing like that face-time to solidify relationships, gain new perspectives on an individual’s personality and create a deeper bond. Do you have a perfect traveling companion? I always dreamed of traveling the country with my dog. They don’t talk back,…

Nine quick tips on public speaking venue opportunities

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Teach a class through the continuing education department at a community college. Most programs will consider just about any topic if they think people will sign up. Sometimes these are single evening events, or can be extended courses that go on for weeks or months. . . . Plus, you’ll get paid for your time (usually based on a percentage of the registration fees).

Public speaking is what you make it

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There’s so much to gain from honing your presentation skills, it’s a shame not to give it a shot. You’ll feel great after a presentation well done. You’ll be able to reach people with your message more effectively than possible one-one-one or remotely. Done right, this can produce an additional revenue stream for your business (not to mention super opportunities for getting in front of prospects).

Writers could learn a lot about being effective from great public speakers

“You do not have to explain every single drop of water contained in a rain barrel. You have to explain one drop—H2O. The reader will get it.” —George Singleton Concise writing is an art. Hopefully someday, marketers, advertisers and copy writers will all converge on this ideal. It starts, but then we get drawn back…