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January 17, 2019 | Brand
By Mark Williams

6 Ways to Become a Thought Leader
Becoming a thought leader can be a key way to build your platform and credibility. But that’s easier said than done. It takes a concerted effort (and a lot of hard work) to build a reputation as someone who’s thoughtful, knowledgeable, and competent. To help you accomplish that, here are six ways to get started.

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Your heart is racing. Your palms are sweaty. Your mind is frantic. They call your name and you walk up to the front of the room. It’s time.   You set your notes down on the stand, clear your throat nervously, and start your presentation.   I used to be this way when it came to speaking. I would get nervous every time I had to stand up in front of people and talk.   And this is a common fear. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 73 percent of the population is affected by public speaking anx

November 15, 2018 | Brand
By Mark Williams

Today's the Day: Master Public Speaking
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 73 percent of the population is affected by public speaking anxiety, or glossophobia, and it’s even feared more than death. To help you overcome your nerves, here are some simple things you can do right now to feel better about your next speaking gig. 

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October 30, 2018 | Brand
By Roger Davenport

The Power of Old-Fashioned Community Building 
These days, building a community is usually done online through Facebook groups and message threads. But the tips and techniques that build online communities work in the real world, too. Here’s how to translate those concepts and apply them in real life, the offline, old-fashioned way.

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