If you lack confidence in public speaking, you’re going to have a hard time as a business owner. Period. Being confident will make you a more engaging speaker and it will make your presentation have a larger impact on the audience. What if there was some way you could feel incredibly confident at the podium, like a superhero? I’m going to share 3 tools with you, that will take you from being the average speaker to the superhero speaker you want to be, even if you’re an introvert.
While everyone’s time is valuable, as a small business owner when you aren’t billing for client work, you aren’t earning money. Here are six ways to help you learn to say no when someone asks if they can pick your brain.
Networking is such a dirty word. I prefer to use the term “making relationships” .. because at the end of the day, that’s really what it is all about, especially if you are an introvert. As part of our continuing goals, we’ve been getting out there and meeting new folks, reacquainting with others and spreadingRead more
Does your written piece intended for online publishing really connect with the reader? Go through these twenty pointers and test your written work to it before you hit the Send button.
If you’re in a leadership role, the concept of delegation won’t be new to you .. it’s an essential skill to have. What might be a little more challenging is delegating to a team that works for you remotely, like when you contract with a virtual assistant. Some businesses have whole teams working remotely, over several different time zones. Managing how people work on projects together can be challenging but well worth the effort. Here are some simple tips that can help you to effectively delegate to your remote virtual administrative team.
The ways we communicate have changed drastically over the past 5 years. There are now more ways to do so than we often know what to do with. However, it is still important to be mindful of the medium we choose. While we may all have our own preferences, it’s important to be sure that we don’t let these influence us in the decision against the right medium for the situation.
Want a very busy person to take note when they receive an email from you? Of course! There are straight-forward techniques that can be of enormous help to improve the amount of action you receive on your vital emails. In addition, your recipients will also appreciate it .. as much as anyone loves email. Here are some tips on emailing purposefully to grab his or her attention.
Take a look at your to-do list, are there tasks on there that are taking away the time you should be using on your business? If so, it’s probably time to start looking for a virtual assistant. A virtual assistant (also called a VA) can free you from the administrative tasks that aren’t an effective use of your entrepreneurial time. One advantage of a virtual assistant is that they work remotely and as needed so you don’t have to spend as much as you would for an employee that works on site, all the time .. you know, the clock punchers. So .. ready to contract a VA for your business? If you are, here are some tips on finding one and working with one successfully.
We all communicate on a daily basis and sometimes we experience a little miscommunication. It happens. No matter how much effort we put into communicating accurately and effectively, we’ve all had an error here and there. Below are the most common communication mistakes that we’ve all been guilty of before and should avoid making in the future.