FORBESBOOKS 5: WHAT KIND OF LEADER ARE YOU?

What’s your leadership style? Are you a Steve Jobs or a Gandhi? Creative or rigid? Direct or collaborative? There’s no definitive right way to lead.  Different groups and different situations require different tactics.  Effective leadership considers goals of your organization, your individual strengths and the requirements of your team.   It’s important to understand your […]

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FORBESBOOKS 5: GETTING A PAID SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT

There comes a time when you need to get paid as a speaker. Sharing your expertise for free at the local library and the nearby university has been a great learning experience that has allowed you to assemble an impressive speaker’s kit that contains your bio, three to five keynote topics you can feel confident […]

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FORBESBOOKS 5: HOW TO GET STARTED AS A SPEAKER

Speaking before a targeted audience of peers and prospects is an excellent way to grow your business and authority. In order to land a paid speaking engagement, you need a website with these three assets: A speaker’s kit. This is a two- to four-page PDF attachment that can be downloaded or sent to those requesting […]

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FORBESBOOKS 5:  PUBLICITY FOR $100 OR LESS

I’ve been fortunate over the years to work with some brilliant business and marketing professionals, from Orlando Magic’s founder Pat Williams, who has been my mentor since my high school days, to Steve Forbes, who wrote the foreword to my last book.  Coupled with building my own business over the last 15 years, growing it […]

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14 Quotes that will Motivate You & Your Business

For the longest time, I used to think that motivational and inspirational quotes were neither motivating nor inspiring.   Super-successful people sitting around being super-successful throwing out poetic and pithy advice. How could any of these people understand the challenges and frustrations I was going through? It all seemed a bit condescending. Then something happened. I […]

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Are You Ready To Go From Employee to Entrepreneur?

I was reading the New York Times last week when I came upon a column entitled “Changing Careers? Embrace the Risk.” It was a piece about people with financially solid careers who risked everything for a chance at entrepreneurial success. It profiled a number of such risk-takers, including the editor-in-chief of Essence Magazine who switched […]

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To Break the Glass Ceiling, Publish A Book

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When Sheryl Sandberg joined the dialogue on women’s advancement in the workplace, how did she broadcast her voice? What was her metaphorical microphone? What became tied to her name, message, and brand — what became her emblem? Lean In. Both a concept and book title, ‘Lean In’ matured into a buzzword for female empowerment. A […]

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How to Get on the Inc. 5000

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When Edgar P. Smith, former editor of Fortune, thought to compile the world’s 500 most successful companies, rank them by revenue, publish it, and brand the list with the name of his magazine, it was nothing short of genius. “Fortune 500” now serves as an almost deifying descriptor in the business world, a badge worn […]

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