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June 03, 2018

We live in a world where the number of resources available to help us level up is plentiful. The number of sites that can help you become a better coder, writer, and business pro, in general, are plentiful. As such, there’s absolutely no reason why anyone should make excuses for not having the talent and ability to land a job.

If you’re able to read these words, you’re blessed with more privilege than more than 60% of the world’s population. You have a keyboard at your fingertips and have the ability to access more information and transfer more knowledge than humanly possible.

Over the last six years, I’ve spent weekends, evenings and entire months studying different topics to learn how to become a master of my craft. It’s not something that happens overnight but it’s something that happens through constant effort and hustle.

SlideShare is one a resource that is so untapped. It’s a resource that can open up new doors and new opportunities for both organizations and individuals. You can learn from some of the greatest minds without actually meeting them. You can learn processes, strategies, and tactics that are used by people with budgets you can only imagine.

Slideshare is a professional gold mine.

Here are six SlideShare presentations that are sure to help you grow as an individual and if you’re an entrepreneur – it can help you take your business to the next level faster than you’d imagine.

How Google Works

While you may not agree with their privacy policies; Google is still one of my favorite companies. It’s changed the world. You can’t deny that and anyone who tries to should be laughed out of a room. This presentation highlights the power of technology and how it’s changing every business sector. It highlights three key concepts such as the power of information being online, mobile devices offering access to anyone, anywhere, anytime and the fact that cloud computing has put a supercomputer in our pockets.

From there, Eric Schmidt explains exactly how to create a business and culture that thrives in this environment. It highlights the value of creating highly valuable products, the importance of growth and the importance of going against the norm. This deck is filled with more insights than most University textbooks. Check it out – You won’t be disappointed:


How To Make Time For A Side Hustle

Would you say you’re too busy to start a side business?

It’s okay – Lots of people make this same excuse every single day. Unfortunately, that’s really all it is: an excuse.

Yup. I said it… It’s an excuse.

You have just as many hours in a day as Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, Jay-Z, Beyonce and Richard Branson. The difference is how you spend your time and what you spend your time doing. If you’re reading this post, you’ve clearly made time to invest in yourself. You’ve clearly shown that you’re willing to invest your time into learning so why not invest time into a hands-on experience? Why not invest your time into creating a business? Don’t give me an excuse. Just do it… And use this deck to help you realize how to find the time to make it a reality:


Networking Tips for Introverts (and Shy Folks)

I’m not exactly an extrovert. Well, I’ve become one over time but if you were to rewind back to the early days of my life – you’d meet a timid little kid that his friends called “Shy-Ross”. Not exactly a creative nickname but it stuck.

The one way I was able to break out of this introverted world of being shy and not wanting to interact with people was forcing myself to become uncomfortable. I forced myself to do things that I would usually not even think about doing. Whether it was running to be on student council or speaking in front of an audience of strangers – I pushed myself into uncomfortable situations.

In this deck, you’ll uncover some great insights around how to network effectively even if you’re an introvert. It’s filled with strategies and tactics that can help you own a room and leave feeling both confident and satisfied with the connections you made:


How to Deliver Presentations that ACTUALLY Drive Sales

This is one of my own decks on creating presentations that drive sales.

It covers some of the philosophies that I’ve used in the past few years to close deals worth six figures. A lot of people understand and embrace the idea that presentations and public speaking can drive real results but few understand how and why. Few people take the time to understand the psychology around sales and uncover the true path to breaking through the Dino Brain and getting a potential lead or client to saying Yes.


Pixar’s 22 Rules to Phenomenal Storytelling

Storytelling is still one of the most important elements of a business. It’s a part of marketing and it’s a part of sales. In fact, storytelling is a part of what it takes to communicate a vision to your employees, customers, and partners. It’s this story that will ensure that they go with you to battle and have your back when it’s needed most.
If there was ever a company that understood the power of storytelling it would be Pixar. Pixar is one of the most creative and innovative storytellers the world has ever known. It’s an organization that has been able to captivate the minds and hearts of millions for over a decade.
In this deck, you get a look behind the curtain to really understand what it is that makes Pixar films and characters so special.


10 Team Motivation Killers and How to Fix Them

If you want to run a business, you need to understand what motivates people and what deflates them. You need to understand that money isn’t the number one motivator of people and that it goes deeper than that.

In this short presentation from the folks at WeekDone; you will uncover 10 research-backed motivation killers and how to ensure they don’t creep into your organization.



These are just some of the best SlideShare presentations that I think every entrepreneur should read. I know there are lots of other great pieces on Slideshare ranging from the decks of Rand Fishkin to Ryan Holiday. I would point you in the direction of all of these resources but we’d be here all day.

Use Slideshare as a resource to learn and gather insight on topics you’ve always wanted to learn. You can find resources that can act as inspiration or decks that quickly give you a jolt of motivation and insight.

The possibilities are endless.


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