It’s OK to Have an Accent as Long as You’re Not Faking It

America is a melting pot of people from just about every country in the world.Fake Genuine Signpost Means Authentic or Faked Product Most newcomers learn English when they get here and, if they’re already adults, will almost always speak with an accent. There is nothing wrong with having an accent.

It’s important to articulate your words correctly, but an accent can actually make a speaker sound more interesting. Have you ever noticed that people with a British accent are often taken more seriously? Their accent gives them an air of authority and superior intelligence. …Read more…

Coaching Executives for an IPO and a Seamless Investor Presentation

Your company is up and running with a successful track record of sales and earnings and you’ve decided to conduct an Initial Pubic Offering (IPO).business meeting How do you prepare for a seamless presentation when there are so many key players and complicated logistics involved?

Pick Your Team Wisely

Start by choosing the right investment bank. Bankers are critical to your success because they arrange the road shows, extend the invitations and help sell the company to potential investors. Other outside team members will include your law firm and the venture capitalists and/or the private equity firms that provided seed money to get the company to this point. They are ready to cash in. …Read more…

Venture Capital Firms Invest in the Deal…and the People

Venture capital investors were the silent partners in building several of the best-known companies in the world – including Apple, the #1 ranked global brand.Exam and quiz

Venture capitalists are private investors who seek new deals. Many companies are start-ups in the technology and biotech sectors that promise a high rate of return. If you’re seeking venture funding, you’ll be required to present your company’s vision for the future. …Read more…

Why Should a Sell-Side Analyst Recommend Your Company?

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Should They Recommend Your Company?

A recurring – and some would say nerve-racking – event is the sell-side analyst briefing. A sell-side analyst works for a brokerage or financial advisory firm that manages individual accounts. The analyst makes stock recommendations and earnings forecasts to clients of the firm.

Public corporations assiduously court these analysts because a favorable rating by an analyst can positively impact a company’s stock price. Thus, the CEOs and CFOs who typically conduct calls to announce earnings need to get analysts excited about the company.

But often these meetings fall flat …Read more…