EO Dallas member Adrienne Cornelsen was recently interviewed in the November issue of Inc. Magazine. In an article titled, “Two Spouses, Two Companies,” Adrienne talked about her marriage to a fellow entrepreneur and the importance of celebrating wins. Adrienne landed the interview by leveraging EO PressPass, an EO benefit that connects members with reporters and leading publications around the world. Check out the abridged article below:
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Octane Results: Best Practices
By: Robert Finder, a special to Overdrive and the author of THE FINANCIAL PROFESSIONAL’S GUIDE TO COMMUNICATION
Whether you’re engaged in a casual conversation with a client or making a formal sales presentation, nothing is more annoying, irritating, and distracting to your audience than the incessant uttering of non-words. Non-words go by many names: “verbal disinfluencies,” “oral graffiti,” “word parsley,” but the latter is disrespectful to parsley for while parsley is not a dietary staple, at least a thoughtful and considerate chef may use it to make the presentation of a special dish look good. Unceasing barrages of non-words, however, serve no useful purpose and make your presentations difficult to swallow.
By Sean Coyle, an EO Pittsburgh member and president of Sandler Training by Peak Performance Management
For entrepreneurs – especially those just starting out – businesses fail more than they succeed. In fact, more than 50 percent of entrepreneurial businesses fail within the first five years. There may come a time when the success or failure of your business comes down to whether or not you can make the sale. This can prove to be a daunting task, especially since it is common in today’s society to lie to salespeople just to get them to go away. Mostly this happens because business people aren’t good sales people.
By: Kate Endress, a special to Overdrive and CEO-cofounder of DITTO.com
Despite the scary statistic that women lead just 8% of venture-backed companies, I believe that there has never been a better time to be a young, female entrepreneur. There are an increasing number of great female role models who serve as inspirations.
By: Selena Cuffe, a special to Overdrive
New Yorkers are known for their love of black clothes. And folks familiar with Washington, D.C., can attest to the fact that its denizens have an unparalleled affinity for gray. I get it—no doubt, colors like black, navy, and khaki are classics for a reason. But the thing about classics is, when used alone, they can quickly morph from “classic” to “boring.” And if there’s something entrepreneurs don’t want to be known as, it’s boring.