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11 Ways to Excuse Yourself From a Conversation (Without Looking Like a Jerk)
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Ah yes, the old nod-and-smile. You may have read articles on great conversation starters and mastering in-person networking situations, but what about dealing with those conversations you desperately want to leave? Whether at a conference or a party, we can all relate to that heavy discomfort that arrives

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This Week in Popular Content: Funny LinkedIn Endorsements, Website Launch To-Do's & Perfect Facebook Posts
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This week’s most popular content covered a wide range of subjects. About to launch a new website? We’ve got your checklist covered. Looking to craft the perfect Facebook post? We have the secret formula. Want to foster a better relationship with your counterpart in Sales? We’ve got a post for that.

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Why Bending the Truth to Make a Sale Isn't Worth It
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This post originally appeared on the Sales section of Inbound Hub. To read more content like this, subscribe to Sales. Salespeople live and die by quota attainment. Make quota consistently, and you’re a superhero. Miss quota a few months in a row, and every day inches you closer and closer to a performance plan.

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The Best Conversation I've Ever Had While Running My Company's Live Chat
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Almost a year ago, Netflix made major headlines when a conversation with one of their customer service reps went viral. Everyone was amazed to see that a customer service representative was not only helpful, but also going out of his way to delight a customer.

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CMO Warning: Don't Tie Marketing Incentive Compensation to a Metric
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The conventional wisdom around compensation is that you should tie it to specific, measurable goals to get the best results. And a lot of traditional marketing automation vendors and thought leaders will tell you this means a CMO should set a goal for number of leads generated, amount of marketing-influenced pipeline created,

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The 12 Types of People You’ll Meet at a Conference
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To all the conference-goers out there, I’d like to challenge you to think long and hard about one simple question: What’s your goal? There are so many different benefits and things you could focus on during a conference, it gets really difficult to choose which one you should go for.

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Are QR Codes Dead?
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Just a few years ago, QR codes seemed to be “the next big thing.” Shop windows, food labels, band fliers, magazine advertisements — those distinct little black-and-white squares were everywhere, vying for our attention.

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How to Write Better Headlines [Infographic]
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Truthfully, I think the hardest part of blogging is coming up with a great headline. Headlines are a special breed of difficulty because they have to accomplish so many things in such a small amount of space. In just a few characters, you’ve got to instill intrigue, yet answer questions. You’ve got to make it […]

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4 Fresh Ways to Squeeze More Conversions Out of Your Blog
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This post originally appeared on the Insiders section of Inbound Hub. To read more content like this, subscribe to Insiders. Allow me to make an assumption about you: At one time or another, you’ve done something because your friends were doing it.

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