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Watch Steve Jobs brainstorming with his team [VIDEO]

This is a video of Steve Jobs in action, brainstorming with his team at NeXT. NeXT was the company Jobs started after being booted out...

How do you stop certain people from dominating meetings? [VIDEO]

It's a good question, isn't it? We've all been to meetings where one person, or specific people, dominate the conversation. These personalities railroad the conversation onto...

One tip that may change how you are treated in meetings [VIDEO]

This is a 59 second video that explains why choosing the right seat in a meeting can make all the difference. I reckon this logic...

Phrases I am already sick of hearing, and it’s only the first week of...

Perhaps it's old age. Perhaps it's the heat of summer. Perhaps it's just that so many people are saying such annoying things. Here's a list of annoying business phrases that I prepared earlier.

Why stand-up meetings suck [VIDEO]

While I am all for short, sharp meetings that actually achieve something, stand-up meetings tend to suck. Mainly because they tend not to be a comedic performance by all who attend. So, what can you do if your stand-up meetings suck? Here are a few helpful suggestions.

3 simple steps to getting a meeting with just about any CEO [VIDEO]

We've already brought you the chestnut of wisdom that is the Gaddie Pitch. Now, here are the three simple steps to securing a meeting with just about anyone you want to do business with. We know it works because, well, Antony Gaddie used it to get a meeting with our very own Mr James Tuckerman.

Could the iPad revolutionise coffee-shop meetings?

Sure. We've heard how the iPad will soon become a popular device for watching videos, reading online newspapers and downloading books online. But one really useful use of the iPad that has barely been talked about is its potential function as a presentation and meeting tool.

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How to secure lucrative sponsorships in five steps [CHEAT SHEET]

If you’re running an event or any major initiative, you’ve got overheads, marketing responsibilities and a small army of people counting on you. And, of...

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Inbound Marketing Reloaded with James Tuckerman [FREE REPORT]

Leads always must come before sales. Then, it’s your job to build trust, educate, create rapport and demonstrate why your product and service is better than the alternatives. However, the tools at your disposal to achieve these outcomes -- to connect with strangers, to convert them to suspects, then prospects, then customers -- are constantly changing. That’s why we created this cheat sheet. To re-visit traditional inbound marketing strategies, and offer some helpful tactics to help ‘old school’ organisations embrace ‘new world’ tactics and strategies.

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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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