It doesn't matter how great your product is if you can't explain it to others. Hamlet Batista Published 1:07 pm CDT, Monday, October 1, 2018 Photo: Hero Images | Getty Images Photo: Hero Images | Getty Images Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Hero Images | Getty Images Are You a Technical Founder? Here's How to Get Better at Communicating Your Vision. 1 / 1 Back to Gallery In Silicon Valley, there is no dearth of seemingly great ideas. However, as tech founders our creativity, vision and drive often prevents us from effectively communicating our idea's value to our target customers. Becoming an effective communicator is not only helpful -- it is essential for taking a startup from incubator … [Read more...] about Are You a Technical Founder? Here’s How to Get Better at Communicating Your Vision.
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Video The EDP Norfolk Day business summit at the International Aviation Academy Norwich. Picture: Simon Finlay Photography. yes Norfolk is a county full of opportunity, innovation and dynamism – but it can and should do more to promote itself on bigger stages. The EDP Norfolk Day business summit at the International Aviation Academy Norwich. Picture: Simon Finlay Photography.This was the message pushed by business leaders during a debate on the inaugural Norfolk Day.Panellists and a small audience gathered at the International Aviation Academy Norwich for the Norfolk Day business summit, sponsored by Lloyds Banking Group, which discussed how to develop and promote the “new Norfolk”.The message was clear: Norfolk is an exceptional county which deserves to shout louder about its achievements – for the benefit of its young people, those already in business and those looking to invest here.Marcus Hemsley, co-director of Fountain Partnership in Norwich, … [Read more...] about ‘We can be a world-leading community’: Norfolk Day business summit discusses how to promote ‘new Norfolk’
Hot tips from Deloitte, PwC, EY and KPMG on how to get a graduate job. Which degrees work the best? The firms are looking for innovative thinkers, data analytics ability, creative thinking, analytical skills. The Big Four professional service firms in Australia — Deloitte, PwC, EY and KPMG — will later this year start recruiting for almost 3000 graduate positions. The competition is high for an entry point into these firms, where long and lucrative careers can be built, but there are ways to give yourself a better chance at a position. The old days of an accountancy degree are gone, or almost. They still work but there are other ways in. A degree from almost any discipline is acceptable, and sometimes preferred. Many are looking for science, maths and technology backgrounds. An ability with data analytics would give a candidate an edge at the moment. Ask yourself this: What skills or experience or outlook do you offer which would make an impact to the firm you are … [Read more...] about How to get a graduate job at one of the Big Four in Australia
Three women in tech share their top pieces of advice for those looking to get started in the sector. You don’t have to be tech literate There’s a pervasive misconception that to work in technology, you have to be a developer or software engineer, says Amy Williams of the programmatic ad firm, Good-Loop. “It’s important to champion the crucial non-tech roles within this space, such as chief executives, marketing officers and project managers,” she explains. “Women looking to start up in the tech sector should never not do it because they’re not technical enough.” Strategy and sales are two areas that deserve focus; it’s not uncommon to see very smart technical teams build products that fail because they’re unable to effectively commercialise the offering, says the founder. “Frankly, the best tech in the world is not a business until you have someone to sell it, which is why investors will often look for founding teams … [Read more...] about Female founders share their tips on how to start-up in tech
Virtually every office has one: that employee who is the go-to contact and seems to know everything and everyone. The office can’t run without her. No one wants to think about what would happen if he ever left. Being such a critical part of the team has a number of benefits, including a measure of job security. But those indispensable team members don’t get just that way through arbitrary means. If you want to join their ranks, here are seven ways to get there. Channel Elite Athletes Elite athletes are constantly trying to improve their performance. They fine-tune the details that allow them to compete at the highest level—and that practice holds some valuable lessons for people who are trying to become exceptional at their jobs, says Porter Braswell, cofounder and CEO of Jopwell, a technology platform that helps black, Latino, and Native American students and professionals unlock opportunities for career advancement. “What I mean by that is not the ability to … [Read more...] about How To Become Indispensable At Work This Year