Drew McLellan

Drew McLellan

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When Was Your Last Public Speaking Opportunity? Here's How to Brush Up on Your Skills.

They say that the only thing we fear more than public speaking is death -- but the process doesn't have to be that stress-inducing.

Why Keeping Top Talent Should Be Your Top Priority in 2021

Employees want to feel appreciated and like they belong -- show your employees that you care about them and that you're invested in their development.

What Do Successful Sales Look Like for the Rest of 2020?

Three strategies for closing sales right now and maintaining sales strong numbers this year

Now What? How to Lead to the Other Side of COVID-19.

It's your job -- and privilege -- to help your staff manage difficult emotions and guide your team with strong leadership. Here's how to do it.

How to Give a Presentation Like a Pro

When mapping out your entrepreneurial dreams, don't forget to hone your public-speaking skills.

Your Startup Won't Make It to 2022 Without Video in Sales

Do you produce enough video content to keep your company on your audience's radar? If not, you could struggle as video becomes more important in the next three years.

This Payment Model Will Keep Clients Satisfied and Bank Accounts Full

Cash flow issues can stop a budding business in its tracks. Use these four tips to design a retainer fee agreement that not only keeps clients happy, but also keeps the lights on.

Avoid Elon Musk-Style Firing Sprees by Having Hard Conversations Sooner

Confronting employees who misbehave is never fun (or easy), but company leaders can't afford to ignore bad behavior until it creates larger issues.

Losing Employees to Clients or Competitors? Culture Is the Secret to Retaining Them.

Smart companies recruit and retain top talent by using these four culture-related strategies.

Outdoor Advertising Is Conquering. Why Aren't You Using It?

To catch the eyes of pixel-jaded consumers, creative brands are taking it outside.

That Potential Client Is Judging You So Focus on Making a Good First Impression

Those first few seconds of a meeting could make or break a business deal. Here's how to make and leverage a good first impression.

Be Different or Die: Find New Business in Your Crowded Space

Uber's doing one thing right -- differentiating itself enough to dive into a tightly packed startup space. Here's how you can stand out from the crowd, too.

Four Tips to Successfully Scale at Your Own Speed

Companies scale best when founders follow these steps to remove themselves from the heart of every decision, set boundaries and prioritize time management.

Your Employees Aren't Practice Dummies for Testing Management Styles

Even if you don't have formal managerial training, your employees deserve a competent, fair and engaging manager.

'Helpfulness' May Have a Delayed ROI, But Hang in There Anyway

You'll find that building consumer trust is worth its weight in gold, or, um, dollars.