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Positioning Yourself as 'The Expert'

20 Beautiful Women | Posted 02.05.2016 | Business
20 Beautiful Women

We live in a society where everybody is doing something. Everyone is a coach, a strategist, a speaker and an expert. People everywhere are scratching their heads trying to figure out when and how so many people became successful and no one knew about it (we have the rise of social media to thank for this).

Chasing a Dream? 4 Reasons You Better Run in Work Boots

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 01.29.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

In 2014, I released an indie book, "Purple People Leader." While the message (leading without bias) is hugely important to me, I actually published...

Chat for a cure: How Viber merges mobile messaging and community in support of ALS

Valeh Nazemoff | Posted 02.02.2016 | Business
Valeh Nazemoff

Did you take the ice bucket challenge to support ALS? If so, you found out that a bucket of cold water can hurt so good! At the height of ice bucket ...

Young & Entrepreneurial: How This Boston College Entrepreneur Dropped Out & Raised $3.3M For His Marketing Startup

David Ongchoco | Posted 01.04.2016 | Business
David Ongchoco

You don't always have to be a tech guy or business guy in order to start a startup. There are so many moving pieces in a startup that your degree of study doesn't really matter. What matters is your conviction to your idea

A Lazy Writer's Guide to Building a Platform

William Kenower | Posted 12.08.2015 | Books
William Kenower

My agent was getting ready to submit the first non-fiction book I'd written, which meant we were busy cobbling together a book proposal. Fiction write...

Find Your Place to Stand

Karl Romain | Posted 10.26.2015 | Impact
Karl Romain

In order to make a powerful impact in life, you must have a firm foundation. You must have a sure sense of what you stand for and why. People who make a powerful impact are people who are grounded.

5 Ways Educators Can Take Back Their Professional Narrative

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 08.25.2015 | Education
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

Regardless of political ideology, educators must reclaim their profession. I know you don't seek attention. You just want to teach, but it's time for a PR offensive of your own. It's time for the experts to drive the narrative, and below are five ways to do that.

Startup Insider: How 'The HUB SG' Is Growing the Social Impact Startup Community in Singapore

David Ongchoco | Posted 08.26.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

Coworking spaces have been popping out all over the world but one brand has been building its presence around the world, the Impact Hub.

9 Ways to Strengthen and Protect Your Online Credibility

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 08.21.2015 | Business
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

You may not realize it but if you are engaged in social media you are building a reputation. In fact you are quite possibly building one that will last a lifetime.

Young & Entrepreneurial: Let the Adventures Begin with the Adventure Bucket List Founding Team

David Ongchoco | Posted 05.28.2015 | Travel
David Ongchoco

Everything started when the trio all entered the same entrepreneurship pitch competition back in 2014, where Ryan ended up winning first place and Blake was awarded runner-up. After Blake and Rita showed interest in joining Ryan, the Adventure Bucket List team was born.

How to Find an Agent: The Book Doctors and Andy Ross

David Henry Sterry | Posted 05.18.2015 | Books
David Henry Sterry

The Book Doctors first met Andy Ross at Cody's Books, which was one of the most influential bookstores on the West Coast, smack dab in the middle of Telegraph Avenue in book-crazy Berkeley, California.

Site Stroke

Dean Opperman | Posted 05.29.2015 | Technology
Dean Opperman

I've done some imbecilic things in my life but nothing tops trying to build my own website without professional help. What I thought would be a fun weekend project made me go gray in places I didn't know I had hair.

How Will Republicans React to Gay Marriage Decision?

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.27.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The Supreme Court decision, when it happens later this year, is quite likely going to set off an argument within the Republican Party -- or, at the very least, that subset of the party who are running for president.

A Smart Green Explorers Wheel: Empowering Innovative Local Communities

Woodrow Clark | Posted 06.08.2015 | Technology
Woodrow Clark

For the Green Industrial Revolution to succeed it must become a force of convergence for a broad segment of society.

6 Ways for Authors to Build an Engaging Platform Using Social Media

Dorit Sasson | Posted 03.05.2015 | Books
Dorit Sasson

Whether you're self-publishing or going the traditional route (or hybrid), you must map out the strategies for how you intend to build an engaging platform once you've reached those readers.

Enter the PlayMatrix

David Kleeman | Posted 12.23.2014 | Business
David Kleeman

The Internet added interactivity to the equation, and now the pace of change is accelerating -- mobile, tablets, wearable technology, increasing interaction between digital and physical play.

Proprietary APIs: A New Tool in the Age of the Platform

Phil Simon | Posted 12.28.2014 | Business
Phil Simon

For a long time now, apps like FlightAware have helped millions of air travelers track the location and status of their flights. If you're picking up ...

When the Core Is Shaky

Hans Hickler | Posted 11.16.2014 | Business
Hans Hickler

The reasons to expand always sound strategically good. They might well be, but if the core is shaky, then you are building on a bad foundation. And that is a recipe for disaster.

Support Bestselling Author Michael Hyatt by Urging the National Speakers Association To Rethink Its Name Change

Connie Bennett | Posted 09.07.2014 | Impact
Connie Bennett

In the wake of the National Speakers Association announcement at its annual convention a few days ago that it was renaming the organization "Platform,...

The New Bank Innovation Platform

Spiros Margaris | Posted 07.06.2014 | Business
Spiros Margaris

One of the greatest benefits of an open innovation platform for a financial institution is that they can honestly say that they listen to what clients and potential clients want and, perhaps, more importantly what they need.

Destined to Be an Entrepreneur

Nova Lorraine | Posted 06.03.2014 | Business
Nova Lorraine

His ability to see patterns in technology and media that are not readily apparent to most is astonishing. Join me in getting to know one of today's most forward thinking business leaders.

Mark Kelly on the Origins of Crowdfunding

Phil Simon | Posted 09.14.2013 | Business
Phil Simon

Crowdfunding is all the rage these days. Sites like Kickstarter, IndieGoGo, and hundreds of others make it easy-or, easier at least-to launch new prod...

Author Platform: Use the News to Boost Your Book & Platform

Jennifer S. Wilkov | Posted 08.12.2013 | Books
Jennifer S. Wilkov

Using the news can help boost the visibility of your book, your platform and you! Themes run through your platform and book, whether it is fiction or...

Why I'm Bullish on WordPress

Phil Simon | Posted 08.12.2015 | Business
Phil Simon

You may not have heard of WordPress, but if you surf the web every day, you're almost certainly using it. As of this writing, it powers an astonishing...

Conventional Thinking

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Many have already commented how the national nominating conventions have morphed over time to become nothing more than protracted infomercials for each party. 'Twasn't always thus, however.