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The Entrepreneurship Channel brings together Cornell University faculty, leading entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and financiers to help you turn your brilliant idea into a successful start-up business.

In these one-hour interactive sessions you’ll learn how to:

  • Present and validate your startup business idea.
  • Manage the financial, legal and ethical aspects of your venture.
  • Introduce entrepreneurial principles and best practices to your business, whether it be a tiny startup, a global enterprise, a non-profit, even a government agency.
  • Assess the competition and optimize your product or service for market success.
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Leaders don’t just apply their leadership and communication skills in the boardroom. It’s often not even contained to an office setting. Real leaders know how to take the helm and deliver the right message at any event, whether it’s a grand opening, a retirement party or even a funeral. Develop your ability to give a speech to remember by joining this live discussion about what to say (and what not to say) at these important moments.

In this one-hour online event with persuasive communications expert Andrew Quagliata, you will:

-Understand how effective leaders communicate in ceremonial situations.
-Learn the key ingredients to an effective ceremonial speech.
-Develop a process for getting started when you don’t know what to say.
-Learn how to adapt your messaging to rise and the occasion.

In the service industry, the guest experience is everything. Whether it’s because your team suffers from a lack of clarity or cohesion, or because your guests are getting lost in operational gaps, one negative experience can lose you a customer for life. To make sure this doesn’t happen, you can’t just blindly rely on technology.

Service will always have a strong human component, so it’s important to periodically re-examine your processes and improve the systems behind your guest experience design.

Join this LIVE discussion on how to be ruthless with your process design so your entire staff will look like rockstars in the eyes of your customers.

In this one-hour online event with Elizabeth Martyn of Cornell University’s world-renowned Hotel School, you will:

  • Learn how to deliver consistent, world-class service on a daily basis.
  • Understand technology’s potential – and limitations – for shaping the guest experience.
  • Identify the operational gaps that may be causing you to lose touch with your guests.
  • Learn how to improve team cohesion and clarity.

Do you have the presence of a leader? The ability to connect with other people and make your case while communicating genuine emotion is a vital skill in both business and life. Even if you don’t consider yourself a skilled – or even comfortable – public speaker, you can still develop an executive presence that will carry you through even the most intimidating circumstances.

In this live discussion, you will learn why refining your public speaking skills can build confidence so that people won’t be able to look away. This is a lifelong process, and this session is designed to introduce you to the discipline of public speaking.

In this hour-long, fast-paced interactive discussion with David Feldshuh of Cornell University’s College of Arts & Sciences, you will:

  • Learn why analyzing and understanding your strengths and weaknesses as a presenter are crucial to your own leadership development.
  • Look at how breath, voice, body positioning, and a passionate belief can bolster your authenticity.
  • Observe strategies for connecting with listeners, allowing for effective transfer of information, emotional resonance, adding to your persuasive appeal.
  • Learn how performance anxiety, mannerisms, and other distractions can limit your effectiveness in presentation.
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