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Private Equity Fundraising Tips from the Experts: Become a Top 1% Fund

Private Equity Fundraising Tips from the Experts: Become a Top 1% Fund

July 21, 2017

How can you be seen as a top 1% fund by investors? At SuperReturn Emerging Markets in Amsterdam, experienced LPs and advisors shared their private equity fundraising tips and discussed what makes a fund stand out. On the panel were Will Poole of Capria,...

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Storytelling: your secret weapon for effective business communication

July 5, 2017

Leaders tell stories so that audiences listen, remember and act on what they say. In fact, stories are “the single most powerful weapon in a leader’s arsenal,” according to Harvard University professor and noted psychologist Dr Howard Gardner. But many business leaders shy away...

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How do you answer tough investor questions? 10 tips from the experts

June 7, 2017

What’s the most daunting part of speaking to investors? For many, it’s answering investor questions. It’s tricky to prepare for, as you don’t know exactly what they’ll ask. And, different investors approach questioning in many different ways. So how do the most successful fundraising...

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Five simple spoken language tricks to improve your talks and presentations

April 26, 2017

Spoken language is the most powerful communication tool we possess. Unfortunately, many of us use it like amateurs. While we may all have worked away at our written English, few of us learn how to craft outstanding spoken language. Using just a few simple...

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The Slide-Led Presentation is Dead: Long Live the Message-Led Presentation

April 26, 2017

We’ve all experienced Death by PowerPoint - it’s one of the most unattractive aspects of business today. As advertising legend David Ogilvy famously observed, “most people use PowerPoint like a drunk uses a lamppost – for support rather than illumination.” It’s almost as if...

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