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12 Most Rudimentary Ways to Improve Your Writing

Here are some quick tips for everyone, and most importantly for management.  Communications

Excerpt:   Sports Journalist Red Smith once said, “There’s nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and open a vein.”  …

Regardless of our skill level, writing is a fundamental form of communication, which all professionals must learn to do well. To become better writers, we must exercise our writing muscles. The best way to become a better writer is to write.

Whether you’re a natural writer or a forced writer, there are simple ways to improve your writing.

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Creative Thinking Right Now? 188 Tips for How to Be Creative

Everywhere today we read innovation and creative thinking — where are the help, ideas and tips when you need them?  Mike Brown has collected 188 sources to get you started, or restarted, in the right direction.

Excerpt:  Reviewing search results for the Brainzooming website shows creative thinking skills and creative inspiration are among the most popular blog topics here. Those readership metrics have prompted additional “how to be creative” articles in the last year. …….

To make it easier to track down creativity help when you want it, there are 188 creative thinking and creativity tips, tricks, and ideas for then you need creative inspiration.

Read full list and access links via Creative Thinking Right Now? 188 Tips for How to Be Creative | The Brainzooming Group | Strategy Consulting and Strategic Planning.

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Win the Pitch: Tips from Mastercard’s “Priceless” Pitchman – HBR

Great article and great tips…….  takeaway to use for pitch and other communication.  Marketing

Excerpt……..We all make pitches every day — for that highly-prized account; to a client who’s reluctant to accept your scary proposal; for a skeptical CFO to loosen the purse strings; or for a wary new team to believe in you. Here’s what I’ve learned about winning pitches like these:

Read full article……via Win the Pitch: Tips from Mastercard’s “Priceless” Pitchman – Kevin Allen – Harvard Business Review.

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Offshore Expansion: How to Create International Success – Knowledge@Australian School of Business

Global business…..small business takeaways in this article….The “why” of success becomes the tips and tools to use

Excerpt……..recent research study that has implications for how managers handle overseas expansion and models of internationalising success.

Read full article…….via Offshore Expansion: How to Create International Success – Knowledge@Australian School of Business.

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A 47-Point Guide for First-Time Webinar Success

Here are 47 tips for first time and every time best webinars.

Excerpt…..Audiences understand that things can go wrong. In fact, that’s part of the attraction to live presentations. They empathize with the presenter, imagining the pressure of live performance.

So a webinar goof doesn’t have to be a disaster. Does that make it OK to run a sloppy webinar? No. Careful planning demonstrates respect for your audience members, respect for their time, and respect for the needs that brought them to you. You owe them careful planning.

Here are 47 tips for hosting a successful webinar that’ll wow your audience.

Read full article and list of 47 tips……..via Sales – A 47-Point Guide for First-Time Webinar Success : MarketingProfs Article.

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7 Tips to Boost Your Site’s Conversion Rate Using Images

We are continuing this morning on website design and tips / tools…. KISSmetric gives us a detailed article on the best use of images and why….. for better conversions.

Excerpt…….Images not only add life to a website, they also make it convert better. People no longer want to browse a website – they want to experience it. Using the right images can boost your site’s conversions and get you to connect better with your target audience.

However, you still find many websites unaware of the importance of images when it comes to getting the most out of existing traffic. Below are some proven tips to help you boost your conversion rate by intelligently using images throughout your website.

Read tips and explanations here…..via 7 Tips to Boost Your Site’s Conversion Rate Using Images.  From KISSmetrics

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