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Toastmasters Talk 3

It’s the morning of your Toastmasters speech 3 and you’re wondering what to talk about? I got you. Toastmasters talk 3 topic is a bit vague – To inform, to persuade, or to entertain and getting to the point. The best topic for talk #3 is to do all three using a story. Here are a couple examples: Why you should quit…

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Everything I know about branding

Shamelessly stolen from: Hello, my name is Awesome 22 Laws of Branding Use the Smile Technique You want the name to be suggestive (Ninja Blender) You want the name to have growth potential (Amazon) You want the name to make people smile (Neato – robotic vacuums) Give your name some imagery (Range Rover) Don’t worry…

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72 Hours in Seattle

Today we’re going to tell you what to do in Seattle if you only have 72 hours. I tell people all the time that Seattle is the best kept secret in America. Between July 4th and October 10th, you can experience 100 days straight of 72 degree sunny weather. Very different than the gloomy, rainy,…

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Why your first hire should be an intern

You’re running your business like a boss and revenue is crushing it. The only problem is your day is slammed with “busy” work. Onboarding clients, data entry, customer support. Stuff you should not be concerning yourself with as the founder of your business. So what do you do? I know! I’ll hire a Virtual Assistant!…

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Measuring effort vs. measuring progress

Remember in high school when we learned that the best way to set a goal is by making it SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Time-bound) to ensure our success? What we didn’t learn is SMART goals don’t work when venturing into new territory. Do you think Albert Einstein wrote down: “I will uncover the theory of relativity…

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