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Entrepreneur – Sept 27, 2017

How to Create a Pay Structure That Promotes Team and Company Growth

No matter which compensation structure you use, match it to the needs of your employees, their efforts and successes, to incentivize business growth.

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Small Business CEO – Sept 27, 2017

3 Simple Things You Must Do to Create a Rock-Solid Business Plan

Many people dream of becoming an entrepreneur — and making the millions that can come with owning a business. The only problem: There’s a huge gap between dreams and what it takes to make them a reality.

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BUSINESS.COM – Aug 25, 2017

3 Tips for Balancing the Needs of Your Investors and Customers

Juggling all of the elements required to keep a company moving in a fiscally responsible direction can be daunting, even for executives with considerable experience. Focusing on these three goals will help maintain the balance.

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CEOWORLD MAGAZINE – Aug 8, 2017

5 Ways to Budget Your Time to Ensure Long-Term Success

Knowing how to budget your time wisely can mean the difference between a streak of short-term wins versus long-term successes.

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BUSINESS 2 COMMUNITY – July 10, 2017

3 Lessons in Communication From 2017 PR Gaffes

In a time when even the most ordinary post can go viral, leaders can no longer afford to ask their PR departments to craft a crisis-specific response. Nor do they have the luxury of “sleeping” on it. Messages are now demanded on the spot before you ever have a chance to think.

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CEOWORLD MAGAZINE – June 13, 2017

It’s Never Too Early to Plan Your Business’s Succession Strategy

The previous 12 months and the next 12 months will bring more significant shifts in leadership in the residential real estate brokerage industry than ever before. The CEO posts — at high-profile places like Coldwell Banker, RE/MAX, and Keller Williams, to name a few — are being vacated mostly by Baby Boomers and executives with multiple decades of leadership under their belts.

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AMERICAN MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION – May 15, 2017

5 Strategies To Help Legacy Industries Avoid Technological Growing Pains

Although real estate struggles with fragmentation, its biggest issue is the same one many legacy industries grapple with: applying and updating long-entrenched processes. Implementing the needed technology can be a challenge, especially as independent agents and workers in general play bigger roles in these legacy industries.

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STARTUPS.CO – May 4, 2017

How To Manage Expectations with a Growing Team

Startups must let go of the management reins as they accelerate toward their desired destination by building specially designed teams with smaller-than-normal numbers. The result yields less frazzled managers and staff members who are focused on carrying out the tasks at hand. Here are some thoughts on how teams differ, what makes them tick, and what they need to succeed.

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INNOVATION ENTERPRISE – February 23, 2017

5 Ways To Use Dual Strategies And Plans To Keep Every Piece In Play

Life and business are both like a game of chess. They require identifying hurdles, evaluating options, organizing priorities, and deciding on execution. Playing chess without planning or a strategy is reckless; the same applies to running a business without a blueprint.

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BUSINESS 2 COMMUNITY – February 21, 2017

5 Steps to Communicate More Successfully Across Cultures

There are many cultures, tribes, nations, and languages across the world. As someone who has lived in four countries and visited more than 40, I can tell you we’re all very different people. Obviously, we speak distinctively different languages, pray to different gods, and eat dissimilar foods, but those are the obvious, surface-level differences we can all see.

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INDEPENDENT JOURNAL REVIEW – February 14, 2017

Three factors that will affect the Real Estate Industry under a Trump Presidency

2016 has come and gone — but not without its share of surprises. First, the Brexit vote shocked the world as the European Union suffered an unexpected loss, and then Donald Trump flouted every poll by winning the presidency over frontrunner Hillary Clinton.

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BUSINESS INSIDER – January 4th, 2017

I’ve given over 1,000 presentations in the past 30 years — here are my 5 best public speaking tips

Glossophobia — better known as a fear of public speaking — affects 74% of people, according to a National Institute of Mental Health survey. So it’s no surprise the very thought of addressing large crowds causes so much stress, angst, and discomfort.

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BUSINESS SUCCESS – November 9th, 2016

4 Ways Storytelling Can Make Your Personal Brand Pop

There were many reasons for the company’s success throughout the years, but one important factor was the use of storytelling to elevate the personal brand behind it. Storytelling isn’t the cornerstone of leadership, but it often enables leaders to connect with an audience in ways normal forms of communication fall short. CEOs like Kelleher, Richard Branson of Virgin Airlines and Steve Jobs of Apple are known for the ease with which they tell stories…

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MY TOTAL RETAIL – October 19th, 2016

The Amazon Effect: 3 Strategies to Start Killing it in Your Category

The retail landscape is changing, and it all can be traced back to a phenomenon dubbed the Amazon effect. This trend, in which online retailers are cutting into the market shares of even the biggest of big-box chains, has small business owners asking one question: What do we do?

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AMERICAN EXPRESS – October 18th, 2016

The Lead-Generation Technique You Probably Haven’t Thought Of

Creating helpful and relevant gated content can give your business a boost in terms of sales. Pieces of gated content like white papers or case studies can be antidotes to this problem. These documents not only provide valuable information, but they’re also cost-effective marketing vehicles that attract new customers.

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THE HUFFINGTON POST – August 8th, 2016

Machine Learning Is Redefining Real Estate Search

By teaching computers how to interpret the visual world, MLS photos are starting to unlock an enormous treasure trove of listing data that was previously unavailable. Read more about Computer Vision and how it is going to change the home buying process.

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THE HUFFINGTON POST – July 26th, 2016

How Executives Can Navigate the ‘Old Meets New’ Mindset of Tech Disruption

Technology’s forward movement is nothing new. It’s simply a question of whether you will allow it to disrupt you or whether you can ride the wave and make it work for your company.

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ENTREPRENEUR – July 21st, 2016

Language Barrier: How Words May Impede Problem-Solving

Positive words can’t completely solve a problem. They certainly can, however, help a message be better received. Let your words be confident, energetic, committed, focused, and positive. Here are some guidelines.

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T3 NAVIGATOR – July 7th, 2016

Real Estate Search Redefined

By teaching computers how to interpret the visual world, MLS photos are starting to unlock an enormous treasure trove of listing data that was previously unavailable. Read more about Computer Vision and how it is going to change the home buying process.

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OBSERVER – May 31st, 2016

How VC Funding Is Transforming the Real Estate Industry

The real estate brokerage business is one of America’s last cottage-type industries. In 2015, the Association of Real Estate License Law Officials (ARELLO) estimated the United States had roughly 2 million individual licensees active.

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ENTREPRENEUR – May 16th, 2016

How Entrepreneurs Can Use Predictive Analytics to Ride the House-Surfing Wave

When Zillow launched its website and Zestimate system a decade ago, home-buying veered onto a new track: Consumers felt empowered with the abundance of information they were gaining about the value of their homes, and about what it means to own one.

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IT PRO PORTAL – April 23rd, 2016

3 Standards Necessary for Increased Smart Home Security

The world is getting smarter, and houses are no exception. With nearly 80 per cent of Millennials rallying around smart home technology, the industry is projected to be a $58 billion business by 2020.

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RELEVANCE – April 8th, 2016

Marketing to Millennials Comes Down to 3 Simple Practices

Millennials are on the minds of almost everyone these days. Employers are trying to attract and retain them, political candidates are trying to win their votes, and marketers are, of course, trying to determine the best means of reaching them.

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BUSINESS 2 COMMUNITY – March 28th, 2016

5 Ways to Effectively Improve Conversion Rates

Generating a consistent flow of leads may sound like an ideal scenario. It’s a good indication your marketing efforts are attracting your target audience’s attention, but leads have little value if they are not converted.

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SWITCH AND SHIFT – March 23, 2016

3 Ways to Disrupt an Industry Before Someone Else Does

With the rapid evolution of technology and its immersion into nearly every industry and facet of our lives, change is inevitable and innumerable. But historic models and siloed structures steeped in designs from previous generations can hinder quicker innovation.

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IDEA MENSCH – February 5, 2016

A Community for people with Ideas

Ideanmensch talks with Stefan Swanepoel, chairman and CEO of the Swanepoel T3 Group.

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