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Is speed killing our communication skills?

Why do we think that fast is better and why do we so often mistake speed for efficiency in the workplace? John Freeman, author of 'Shrinking the World', thinks it's all a bit wrong-headed. Persephone Nicholas reports.

‘Throwing the book’ at the legal profession! Part 3

In this three-part series, contributing authors Gene Stark and Jeremy Samuel ponder why law firms aren’t better at marketing themselves. This third and final instalment explores the power of simplicity in communicating a message.

Do you suffer from Information Overload Syndrome?

If so, you could soon suffer the fate of little Billy.

Get the message

Do you like receiving marketing via text message? I don’t. When my BlackBerry rings like a bicycle bell, I get a warm feeling inside...

We're not the only media outlet to make mistakes

If you're going to mount a moral crusade, make sure that you get your facts straight first...

We’re not the only media outlet to make mistakes

If you're going to mount a moral crusade, make sure that you get your facts straight first...

The key to success: authentic self-expression

Here's a question for all network marketers: How big can your business grow and how successful can you be if people do not listen...

Wasted Opportunity With 'Don't Reply'

Take every chance to hear from your customers. Don't waste a single one. If they bother to hit reply and type something out, you should read it. If you're product or service doesn't have the margin to allow for listening to your customers when they want to talk to you, then you're in trouble.

Wasted Opportunity With ‘Don’t Reply’

Take every chance to hear from your customers. Don't waste a single one. If they bother to hit reply and type something out, you should read it. If you're product or service doesn't have the margin to allow for listening to your customers when they want to talk to you, then you're in trouble.

Marketing: First-mover advantage – or is it?

Being the first mover can offer some advantages but does it determine a company's success?

Marketing: The media interview

Don't be caught unprepared if a journalist calls your office requesting an interview. Preparation is the difference between good publicity and bad publicity. Here are some simple things you can do to maximise the outcomes of a media interview.

Challenging the academics

Here's the ugly truth the multi-million dollar management training and development industry doesn't want you to hear: Australia's businesses are being hoodwinked by academics.

Communication breakdown

Today, as I walk around the University campus everything is just as it should be. Students going to classes, tweed clad academics carrying laptops and books and above all I go unnoticed in my casual attire. Yesterday on the other hand was a different story...

Wireless Nation

Internet junkies are shedding their umbilical cables and roaming the streets. The nation is going wireless, heralding a revolution more profound than the birth...

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How to build a retail empire with James Webber [FREE REPORT]

Starting any new business is hard, but starting an online retail business is particularly hard. You see, this is one industry that combines technology, logistics and, of course, marketing – it’s a juggling act. To help us crack this hard nut, we sought the wisdom James Webber, CEO at Bookworld.

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Five essential things to get right if you want to raise...

So you’ve got a brilliant idea, or maybe you’ve even started building your nascent business, but you think it might help to bring on some extra money. You try to raise the money, but wherever you go it seems there are roadblocks and challenges, and it’s difficult to know where to start. To help tackle this tricky tropic, we interviewed Bryan Vadas. He’s the founder of iPledg (Australia’s leading crowdfunding platform for creative, commercial, charitable and community projects) and Capital Exchange Australia (an education and funding platform for startups).

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New Zealand’s Xero eyes US IPO, further disruption as subscribers increase...

Xero recently held its annual meeting in Wellington, during which the company revealed some interesting details about its future. As has been widely suspected, the...

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