3 Mistakes That May Damage Your Speaking Appearances

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One of the best ways to gain visibility and credibility for your business is to get in front of your target audience – literally. Speaking at events which are respected and well-attended by your prospective customers can be a high-value marketing method. You gain visibility and a receptive audience — without seeming like you’re marketing.

And when you speak at events and freely share your expertise, you’re automatically positioning yourself as a thought leader.

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Boxed Raises $25 Million to Sell Wholesale Products Online

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The wholesale distributing startup Boxed has just announced a new round of funding that could get bulk goods to small businesses in just a few days.

Boxed announced that the $25 million round of funding it just completed will help it expand its operations and hopefully provide 2-day shipping to small businesses and other customers nationwide.

Boxed CEO Chieh Huang told The Street in an interview after the funding was announced:

“Right now 86 percent of our packages arrive in two days or less. We’d like that to be as close to 100 percent as possible.

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Blood Diamonds and Religious War: Diamonds and Division (Trailer)

The Central African Republic is one of the poorest countries in the world, but it is also rich in natural resources. One of the official mining sectors has collapsed amid the country’s ongoing conflict, and now both sides are benefitting from the illicit trade of gold and diamonds. Clashes over control of the many mines have also created religious tension in places where there previously had been none. VICE News traveled to mines located in the heart of the Central African Republic to see how the battle over natural resources is playing out in one of the world’s most violent conflicts. Watch “The Human Cost of War in the Central African Republic” – http://bit.ly/15xC4L2 Watch “War in the Central African Republic” – http://bit.ly/1Ao5Qdx Read “UN Peacekeeper Released Hours After Being Kidnapped in the Central African Republic” – http://bit.ly/1Enj8O7 Read “Violence Escalates in Central African Republic as Thousands of Muslims Remain Trapped in the Country” – http://bit.ly/1yrNFpl Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News Check out VICE News for more: http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/vicenews More videos from the VICE network: https://www.fb.com/vicevideos

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The Quick Guide To Content Promotion For Beginners

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Content promotion is an important part of the content marketing strategy puzzle, yet many new and fledging bloggers or content creators think that once the content is out there, readers will naturally come.

The truth is a little harder than that. Great content creation is nothing without a backend strategy to promote it after it has been published. After all, Van Gogh could have created his masterpieces, but if they were kept hidden in an attic his entire life and beyond, we never would have found out about his great work. Promoting digital content is much the same.

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