3 Simple (but Powerful) Website Design Tips for Any Business Owner

This is a guest post by Brian Casel. He is web designer and author of Design for Conversions, a book to help startups design a better marketing site. You can read his blog and follow him on Twitter.

Your business’ website is everything. So how do you make sure it’s designed to perform its primary duty—converting visitors to customers? Let’s find out…

Website Design Tips For Any Business Owner

Whether you’re designing your own website from scratch, using an off-the-shelf theme, or hiring a designer to create your website, you’ll need to end up in the same place: with a website that performs for your business.

One Secret to Reading More

People tell me all the time that they know they should be reading more but can’t find the time. They also tell me they know they should be exercising but can’t find the time.

I have good news. You can kill two birds with one stone. All you have to do is join Audible.com and listen to audio books while you exercise. I have been doing this for years. It’s one of the reasons I am able to read as much as I do and stay in shape.

The Audible app for iPhone is terrific. You can listen to books at normal speed, 1.5x, or even 2x. It really enables you to cover a lot of ground at once. I can usually read about a book a week using the Audible app.

#071: Help! I Married An Entrepreneur, Part 3 [Podcast]

My wife, Gail, often travels with me when I speak at various events. Inevitably, she is asked, “How do you live with a entrepreneur?”

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In fact, two literary agents have encouraged her to write a book on this topic. So I sat down and interviewed her about this very topic. It was lot of fun. So much so, that we made this a three-part series.

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Please Take My 2013 Reader Survey

I want to make my blog better and more relevant to your needs and interests. To do that, I need to know more about YOU. As a result, I have created my 2013 Reader Survey.

2013 Reader Survey for MichaelHyatt.com

Would you please take a few minutes to fill out the survey? By doing so, you will ultimately be helping yourself. Why? Because you will be helping me make my content even more interesting and relevant to you.

This is the single best conference I have ever attended. I use what I learned every single day. Now I co-own the conference with my friend, Ken Davis. If you are a communicator, this conference will help you prepare with focus, deliver with confidence, and speak with power.

Date: May 5, 2014—May 8, 2014
Event: SCORRE Conference
Topic: Set Up on the Stage with Confidence
Sponsor: Dynamic Communicators International
Venue: Rosen Plaza Hotel
(407) 996-9700
Location: 9700 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819
USA
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.
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Click here to check out my speaking page.

#070: Help! I Married An Entrepreneur, Part 2 [Podcast]

My wife, Gail, often travels with me when I speak at various events. Inevitably, she is asked, “How do you live with a entrepreneur?”

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In fact, two literary agents have encouraged her to write a book on this topic. So I sat down and interviewed her about this very topic. It was lot of fun. So much so, that we have decided to make this a three-part series.

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Last week, I made the mistake of upgrading to the new Mavericks operating system on my MacBook Air. I immediately began to experience problems with Apple Mail and my Gmail accounts. (The problems have been documented in numerous places, including this article on TUAW.) I am now testing alternative email clients. Which email program do you use? Why do you love it—or hate it? Tell me in the comments below.

Are You Making These 8 Twitter Mistakes?

Twitter is a great tool for extending your influence. You can engage your “tribe” in real time, offering leadership and assistance in a way that would have been impossible just a few years ago.

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However, Twitter is not without its challenges. I have made just about every mistake you can make. But assuming you want to grow your influence and increase your follower count (and I realize not everyone does), here are eight mistakes to avoid: