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Are you tired of “free content” that leaves you needing to buy something to really get the value? There seems to be a number of different marketing ideas out there, and there are two that I notice in effect that include free content. First, there is free content that is designed to just whet your
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A few nights ago, I posted some thoughts on how to read while driving. At our Semi-Pro Toastmaster’s club meeting last night, I gave a 7 minute speech about the topic and posted it on YouTube.  If you decide to watch it, you’ll probably notice a few things specifically: 1. I had 2 main points – You
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I read a post by Seth Godin today that caught my attention. It wasn’t on WordPress (shame!), but since the blogger is also a rather famous author, I figure he’s entitled to pick a service different from mine. 🙂 What caught my eye was a blog entry titled Creating sustainable competitive advantage, which discusses why companies like Nike
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Raise your hand if you think that there has to be an instructor, a classroom, and a fee for lifelong learning to happen for you. Have you fallen into the trap of thinking that real learning (other than on-the-job training) can only occur in an academic environment? Or worse yet, that valuable and credible learning can
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Imagine yourself standing in front of a room full of people, all waiting for you to begin your presentation. Now imagine that you begin with the words “Did you hear the one about…”. Believe it or not, you just started digging a very deep hole for yourself. You’re probably thinking, “but Rob, how do I
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As promised, I’ve worked on my introduction. This was one of my goals leaving Champ Camp last week. I need introductions for anytime I speak on on of my areas of expertise. This particular introduction is for times when I speak on presentation skills for corporate audiences: Have you ever sat in a meeting presentation that
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