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3 Awesome (and Free!) Image Sites

Douglass Hatcher, August 6 2020

One of the under-reported stories of disruption is in the image/photo space.  I remember when I first began searching for images to use in presentations for storytelling workshops as well as for our website. There were the usual suspects and the usual costs that came with them:  think Getty and iStock which is part of Getty.  Don't get me wrong, Ge...

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9 Ways to Storify Your Next Event

Douglass Hatcher, August 6 2020

Yes, the events world has changed completely, from one that was largely in-person to one that is now almost exclusively online. But while the logistics and machinations have changed from on-the-ground challenges to virtual ones, below we focus on 9 things that will stay pretty much the same because they are more emotional than logistical, more huma...

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Make Action Your Ultimate Metric

Douglass Hatcher, August 6 2020

400 tech conference speakers were recently surveyed about how they prepared their presentation slide decks. The findings were put together in a great infograph that you can find here. Speakers were asked questions about the prep time they put into developing their decks, how much text they used versus visuals, and whether they thought their decks w...

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You Had Me At You're Awesome!

Douglass Hatcher, August 6 2020

I got this postcard in the mail the other day. And no, it wasn’t from my mom!  It wasn’t a reminder from my dentist for a six-month check-up, either.  It was a personal, handwritten postcard from the founders and a team member of a company called Atomic. Here’s the back story on how I came to receive this postcard from three strangers. This past fa...

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5 Rookie Presentation Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them)

Douglass Hatcher, August 6 2020

In today's work environment, simply fulfilling your job description isn't enough if you want to get ahead. So, how can you gain a competitive edge? One solution is to build your leadership profile by elevating your communications game. In this blogpost, you’ll find real-world steps you can take to get to the next level.

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Narragansett Beer: Brewing Humility

Douglass Hatcher, August 6 2020

Narragansett, Rhode Island is on the Northeastern seaboard of the U.S. and is known primarily for its beautiful beaches and coastline. But Narragansett is also the name of a longstanding regional beer. Narragansett beer was founded in 1890. It dominated the New England beer market for a good part of the twentieth century. In fact, it owned two-thir...

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Bare Cupboard Cooking

C4I, August 6 2020

Full disclosure. I've never really enjoyed cooking. But when our twins surpassed that age of eating cheerios for dinner at 5PM while my husband and I dined later in front of Netflix (no judgment, please), I began getting requests from them for regular "family feasts." Truth be told, I can't say that I have ever created a feast. But to our young kid...

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Not Learning is a Burning Platform

Douglass Hatcher, August 6 2020

One of the biggest competitive advantages in business today is continuous learning and creating a culture that fosters it. In fact, in the 21st century, it's fair to say that not learning is a burning platform. Why? Because continuous learning allows you to be both defensive and offensive in a fast-changing future filled with huge unknowns.  By def...

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Storytelling for Start-Ups

Lisa-Marie Hatcher, August 6 2020

We recently conducted a business storytelling webinar entitled Storytelling for Start-Ups for a number of African women entrepreneurs from Nigeria, Ghana, and Kenya. These entrepreneurs are part of the first-ever Tech By Her Accelerator Program—a highly-selective program led by the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) Africa.

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Create a Kindle App Quoteboard in Seconds

Douglass Hatcher, August 6 2020

As you can imagine, Kindle ebook sales have seen a marked boost since the start of the coronavirus. So, it occurred to us, now might be a good time to share a quoteboard hack we recently stumbled upon. A quoteboard is simply a visual way to share a quote. Here's an example: This customized quoteboard took us about 20 minutes to create from scratch....

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