5 Ways to Be A Better Presenter

5 Ways to Be A Better Presenter

Presenting is such a big part of what we do—whether it's selling a client on a big idea, or explaining the idea to your internal team so it makes it into the meeting, period. While being comfortable speaking in front of people is helped by time and experience, it's also closely tied to our nerves, stress, and fear—so much so that even seasoned speakers can find themselves falling back into bad habits. 

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7 Sites the Industry's Reading

7 Sites the Industry's Reading

A question I've been hearing recently is, "What sites do you read regularly?" On the surface it's an easy one—so much of our job is reading and absorbing—but only a few actually come to mind beyond ones that keep me a functioning and informed human being. So I started asking around, gathering input from folks at different agencies.

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5 Tips for Conquering the Fear of Speaking Up

5 Tips for Conquering the Fear of Speaking Up

One of the most common pieces of feedback I received early in my career, and have given to almost every intern is to speak up in meetings. To kick off 2017 right, here are five tips to help you conquer the fear of speaking up. They'll make it easier to jump in and contribute, so you'll get the reps in and build confidence—until it becomes second nature.

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3 Podcasts to Feed Your Brain

3 Podcasts to Feed Your Brain

Podcasts provide a passive form of learning, so whether you're sipping hot cocoa by a fire or roadtripping to fresh powder, you can still be absorbing good stuff with little effort. Chosen for their ability to expose us to new ideas and aspects of humanity, these three podcasts help stretch our thinking.

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5 Measures of Agency Culture

5 Measures of Agency Culture

While a legendary holiday party, on-site laundry service, and dog-friendly meetings are all (awesome) aspects of culture, they're only part of the picture. So what other things define an agency's culture? Here are five key measures, expressed as questions you can ask in interviews to get a sense of an agency's culture. (Or questions you can ask yourself if you're at an agency and need a gut check.)

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5 Resources for Trend Watching

5 Resources for Trend Watching

Trends are your friends. They help us understand the cultural context for the work we create, and shape our strategies and creative ideas. Being aware of emerging trends—and more importantly, the why behind them—is a baseline must for anyone in the industry.

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