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Happy Birthday, George Washington!

Douglass Hatcher, February 22 2021

It was a year ago this month that Lisa-Marie Hatcher (my wife, co-founder, and co-author) and I published our first book, Win With Decency: How to Use Your Better Angels for Better Business. We take five human qualities that we generally associate with being a better person and show you how to transform those qualities into business skills that cr...

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Business Storytelling

What is Business Storytelling?

Lisa-Marie Hatcher, August 10 2020

In a world buzzing with new businesses every day, standing out with your business idea is not an easy task. It's becoming increasingly critical to bring in that human touch that helps you build a connection with your audience—a connection that is established, not just with your products and services but with the idea of your company—a story that re...

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Business Storytelling

Lincoln, Gettysburg, and Storytelling

Douglass Hatcher, August 6 2020

As you probably know, Lincoln was a lawyer by profession and really a country lawyer at that. He travelled a circuit in his home state of Illinois. He was widely known for his homespun humor and good stories.During Lincoln’s presidency, however, it was difficult to find humor in much of anything as the United States plunged into Civil War. But Linc...

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Business Storytelling

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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Presentations

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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