Weekly Roundup: 5 Must-See YouTube Videos for Entrepreneurs (August 28, 2015)
In this week's video roundup, Todd Henry and Marie Forleo discuss how to find your voice and create real impact through your business and work, Brian Tracy dishes on a little-known public-speaking tip, and Evan Carmichael presents Marcus Lemonis's Top 10 Rules for Success. Plus, Mark J. Kohler talks about how to bring on the right investors for your business and Paul Brest discusses how to do social good and make money at the same time.
How to Find Your Voice: Todd Henry & Marie Forleo
"There has never been a better time to grow an audience for your products, your services, and your ideas," Marie Forleo says at the start of this 22-minute video. She then begins an in-depth conversation with Todd Henry, self-proclaimed "arms dealer for the creative revolution," and the two entrepreneurs discuss how to not only stand out from the crowd with your unique voice—but how to create genuine impact through your business and work that resonates.
Public Speaking Tip: The Power of the Pause
Sometimes the little tips can make a big difference. At the start of this 4-minute video, Brian Tracy says, "I'd like to share with you one of the little-known secrets of top professional speakers." Dramatic pause. "And it is called the power of the pause." Tracy is certainly a master of it, and now you can be too.
Marcus Lemonis's Top 10 Rules for Success
Evan Carmichael presents Marcus Lemonis's Top 10 Rules for Success. Lemonis is currently chairman and CEO of Camping World and Good Sam Enterprises, but you might know him from the CNBC reality about saving small businesses, The Profit. His common-sense, no-nonsense approach to success is exemplified by essential rules like, "Make a business plan" and "Take care of your employees."
How to Bring On Investors in Your Business
Bestselling author Mark J. Kohler discusses how to find the right investors to help your business grow in this 4-minute video from Entrepreneur.
Paul Brest: Impact Investing and Social Impact Bonds
Is it really possible for investors to do social good and make money at the same time? Yes, it most certainly is, and this 8-minute video from Stanford Graduate School of Business discusses how social impact investing could change philanthropy. Important food for thought for the socially conscious entrepreneur.
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