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The Art of the Concession

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It’s the end of the world as we know it. How are you feeling?

For a lot of us — and I mean A LOT OF US — November 3 can’t come soon enough. In some ways, the date feels like the breaking point of a months-long (years-long?) fever. For many, that timeframe included an actual fever in the form of COVID-19. For so many more, the fever was metaphorical, but no less real and painful.Let’s see . . .PandemicCivil unrestCollapsing economyWorking from home...

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The high cost of rambling.

It might seem like the stuff of waking nightmares, but for the people looking to make lasting connections or effective presentations, it’s all too real.The thought of getting up in front of a group of team leaders, colleagues, or clients, and simply rambling due to a lack of strategic, well-crafted messaging is unpleasant, to say the least. It’s also costly, both in terms of reputation and...

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Skild’s Big Q3!

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Are You Trapped by Your Accomplishments?

As you’ve moved “up the ladder” — growing your career, collecting degrees — have you experienced something unexpected and unwanted? Namely, have you found that the very things that were supposed to empower you have actually inhibited your growth?There comes a point in every career when we find ourselves trapped by our supposed accomplishments — when we become a repository for keywords,...

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Deal with your low self-esteem now, or prepare for failure.

In my last post, I stated that you have an amazing, one-of-a-kind story to tell. I stated it not only because I truly believe it, but also because not enough of you believe it.Time and again, we’re all faced with a brutal reality that threatens our growth and development. It begins with not knowing how to pitch ourselves effectively, but it actually taps into something much deeper: Do we even...

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You don’t suck. Your bio does.

If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the course of 15 years spent producing 600 challenge programs and awarding $300 million dollars in prize money, it’s that those who pitch effectively win. Those who don’t tend to go home wondering where they went wrong. 

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Big news on the Cisco front!

For the past four years, Skild has partnered with Cisco on its empowering Global Problem Solver Challenge, which gives student entrepreneurs from around the world an opportunity to develop new business ideas and leverage technology for maximum social impact. 

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