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Falling down, talking up audience member successes, and being self-deprecating can all open the door to greater audience engagement with audiences.
 
If you speak in front of groups, but struggle with getting the audience engaged, here are 16 proven ideas to try next time you're in front of a group.
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What's after Facebook, and what does that suggest about your social media strategy right now? Here's our answer to one non-profit exec on that question.
 
Are you building your social media strategy on a network where someone else is writing the terms of service? That's a problem, even if the strategy is working right now. Here's what you should be doing instead!
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What's the real big data dilemma? It's monetization, according to +Bradley Woody Bendle
 
You shouldn't simply be loading up the cloud with big data and figuring that you'll figure it out later! +Bradley Woody Bendle offers three questions you should be asking to monetize your organization's big data.
Just because storing Big Data is relatively inexpensive doesn’t mean your Big Data strategy should be “Fire, Ready, Aim!” If you expect to monetize your Big Data asset, there are three fundamental questions to continually ask, answer and address.
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People who are closest to community issues can share incredible insights others won't anticipate. The key is providing an opportunity and approach so they can effectively participate.
 
Don't shy away from engaging a large, diverse community for ideas and strategic insights. Here's how hundreds of people shed new light on digital inclusion.
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Knowing best practices is fine. Avoiding bad practices is critical. Here 10 of your competitors' content marketing strategy mistakes to avoid now!
 
Sometimes what you don't do is more important than what you do. This is one of those times. Avoid these 10 content marketing mistakes your competitors are making!
In some industries, however, it is valuable to consider the best MISTAKES your competitors are making and do the OPPOSITE of what they do. Here are ten "mistake practices" we see frequently that fit the bill.
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Here are the things a great speaker does to connect with an audience effectively.
 
Here are my take-aways on 8 ways author Susan Crawford put herself into her speech at the Gigabit City Summit. They are techniques any of us can use to improve presentation skills.
Want to be a better speaker? Use these 8 effective presentation skills to put more of "you" in your talks and deliver more compelling moments for your audience.
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Here are 59 of the great strategic and creative influences we incorporated into Brainzooming. You should add them to your list!
 
There's no particular school of creativity that covers everything. That's why we mine many influencers for ideas, and we're sharing them today!
Before a creative thinking workshop, a "front row" participant asked what school of thinking The Brainzooming Group belonged to with respect to our creative thinking approaches. I shared with her that we borrow from anywhere when it came to schools of thought for creative thinking, and that many are quite non-traditional. I mentioned she'd see one strategic thinking exercise just added back into the workshop based on Ghostbusters (Yes, THAT Ghost...
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Audiences appreciate a presentation that's customized for them. Here are 6 tips to successfully change your presentation based on what you learn about the audience right before you present.
I told our client how much I appreciated that she wasn't freaking out. She was sitting through me creating completely new slides and moving things around on a presentation that nearly her whole company was going to see in two hours. She said she couldn't imagine making these types of last minute changes and still being ready to talk about things in a different order than originally planned.
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A is for . . . the start of our A to Z list on productive strategic thinking!
 
What's behind productive strategic thinking? Here's the A to Z of it
There are many factors that go into productive strategic thinking exercises and efficient group strategy development sessions. Here is an A to Z recap of some of what goes into how Brainzooming approaches strategy development.
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A webinar participant asked about the biggest challenges in strategic planning. Here are our answers and antidotes!
 
Too few participants, too cumbersome, and too much starting over. Those are the three biggest strategic planning challenges we see. Here's what we do to combat them!
We received a question recently about the three biggest strategic planning challenges. It didn’t take long to think about the answer, because we see and hear about these strategic planning challenges repeatedly.
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Does your innovation strategy call for a more outside-in approach to include customer and market input? If so, you should download our latest innovation strategy eBook, "The Outside-In Innovation Edition" of the Brainzooming "Fake Book of Strategic Thinking Tools" today!
Does your innovation strategy for the year involve adopting a more outside-in approach that better involves customer and market input? If so, today is the perfect day to download our latest innovation strategy eBook, "The Outside-In Innovation Edition" of the Brainzooming "Fake Book of Strategic Thinking Tools."
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Little shrimpy ideas don't have to stay that way, if you are using the right creative thinking exercises!
 
Do you know what to do with Shrimpy ideas? Using one of our creative thinking exercises, you can turn them into the most outrageously big ideas you can imagine!
This year, resolve to look at the small, shrimpy ideas you and your team have that might show promise, but are overshadowed by other ideas.
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