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Dingman Bootstrapped Episode Gives Tips on the Elevator Pitch

This week’s episode features Glen Hellman, CEO & Founder of Driven Forward LLC, which provides strategic planning, interim executive leadership, executive coaching and development services for technology-oriented, venture-capital backed companies. In this episode Hellman tackles the topic of pitching. He explains that using story-telling to engage the reptilian brain in your audience helps move people toward action and increases your chances of wooing investors.

QUEST Students Present Capstone Consulting Projects

The QUEST Honors Program is one of the most prestigious and rigorous honors programs at the University of Maryland. It brings together the most talented students from the Smith School of Business, the Clark School of Engineering and the College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences in order to provide a hands-on, multidisciplinary experience that focuses on process improvement, quality management, and system design.

Girl Scout Cookie College Comes to Smith

More than 200 Girl Scouts came to Cookie College and learned about the business of selling cookies on Dec. 10, 2016, at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. “The girls learned life skills like goal setting and money management that will help them in all aspects of life,” said Sara Tyler, program specialist at the Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital. “It sets them up for life.”

Soft Skills Reign at Smith School Business Summit

Companies worried about disruption need science and technology to stay relevant in the 21st century, but speakers at the fifth annual Smith School Business Summit pointed to soft skills as the real competitive advantage. “If you get leadership, management and culture right, everything else takes care of itself,” keynote speaker David Williams told an audience of more than 300 faculty, staff, students and working professionals gathered Oct. 28, 2016, at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C.

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