14 Techniques for Strengthening Your Brand at Live Events

Share your favorite technique for representing and strengthening your brand at in-person events.

These answers are provided by Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. YEC has also launched BusinessCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses.

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Use Weekends to Catch Up, Get Ahead, or Re-Charge

Which suits you the best?

Do you use weekends as a chance to catch up, get ahead, or re-charge?

There is no wrong answer. However if you consistently find yourself playing catch-up you may want to reevaluate your ability to say no.

Knowing when and how to say no can allow you to focus on …

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Only 7 Percent Could Solve This 8th Grade Problem

This is a sample problem from the 2017 NAEP assessment for US 8th graders. Which of the following shapes can be formed by joining shapes A and B together? (“Joining” means placing shape A adjacent to shape B so they share a side). Select all correct answers. Watch the video for an animation to illustrate … Continue reading Only 7 Percent Could Solve This 8th Grade Problem Read more ›

The meaning of life is happiness – just not your own

A few weeks ago I got the opportunity to give a speech about a brand new (for me) topic: Why are we here, alive, in this universe? What’s the meaning of life? What is a good life and how do you get it? Based on lessons from philosophy, psychology and neuroscience, I make the claim … Continue reading The meaning of life is happiness – just not your own

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Tips and Tricks for Successful Networking

Networking has two purposes: (1) to get you your next job, and if that’s not right now, (2) to prepare for when you need to. Networking is the most effective way to secure a job nowadays. Gerry Crispin of CareerXroads—human resources consultant to the largest companies in America—says that if you network your way into …

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LGBTQ: Inclusions Means Being Visibly Valued, Not Just Accepted

By Aimee Hansen Last year, theglasshammer covered how corporations are taking the unexpected lead role in advocacy for LGBTQ rights, amidst the debasing of governmental protection and condoning of discrimination. As companies continue to do so – for a multitude of reasons possibly as a direct response to the regressive approach that the Trump administration… Read More

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Five Reasons Startups Fail

This is another post in a series for my readers who are interested in entrepreneurship. Dipping your toes into the world of entrepreneurship is an exciting proposition, but, like any roller coaster ride, it has its downs as well as ups. It can be hard to come to terms with a project’s failure, and even […] Read more ›

Looking to Go Into Consulting? 6 Things to Consider First

Chances are, you already know what a consultant is — an expert in a particular field who uses their knowledge to help other businesses or professionals. You have a skill set that makes you a candidate to become a consultant, too, but going out on your own is certainly a challenge.

Fortunately, others have traversed …

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The Game Changing Power of Allies

Guest contributed by Lisa Levey In the challenging work of supporting diversity in the workplace – and diversity as it relates to social justice more broadly – allies play a critical role. But before exploring why allies make such a difference, it makes sense to begin with the question: what exactly is an ally? The… Read More

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10 Differences Between a Manager and a Leader

When you get promoted to the role of a manager, unfortunately you don’t automatically become a leader. Although these two words can be used interchangeably, they represent two completely different traits. Being a leader is much different than being a manager. There are important differences between the two and below you can find 10 of …

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How to Get More Respect at Work

“Respect is like air. When it’s there, you don’t notice it. When it’s not there, it’s all you notice.” Quote from, “Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High” As many of you know, I do a lot of work with support professionals—administrative assistants, executive assistants, office managers, and so on. This is a […]

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How WD-40 built a billion-dollar business with happiness

In this AMAZING speech from our International Conference on Happiness at Work, CEO Garry Ridge gives you a look “under the hood” of one of the world’s most recognized brands, WD-40 Company,  where 98% of employees say they “love to work.” This high engagement has resulted in a company that has doubled in revenue in … Continue reading How WD-40 built a billion-dollar business with happiness

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Five Top Tips for Effective Working from Home

Guest contributed by Anna Whitehouse Finding it hard to focus? Don’t despair, as it’s perfectly possible to make telecommuting or working from working a success if you follow these five handy tips. 1. Create a dedicated space Separating work from family life is the key to effective home working. A desk in a spare room… Read More

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