Watch #campusLIVE with Brad Feld

In this episode of #campusLIVE, we sat down with venture capitalist, author, and founder, Brad Feld.

Brad shares his thoughts on entrepreneurship, the startup world, venture capital, mental heath and more!

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Active Listening

How To Master Active Listening in 3 Steps

Today’s post is the last tip in a three part series on active listening written by Patrick Ewers, an executive coach and founder of Mindmaven. Be sure to check out his tip #1 and tip #2.

Tip #3 Fire the second dart.

You can guide the conversation and train yourself to listen at the same time by asking an intelligent follow up questions.

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Exploring Art, Light, and People With A Thoughtful Photographer

When Ellie Thomson’s compelled by an emotion, she takes a photo.

Ellie is a student at Indiana University with a strong presence on Instagram and a passion for taking beautiful, clean photos that play with light. In addition to photography, Ellie enjoys keeping flowers, exploring farmer’s markets and appreciating thoughtful design.

This week, we’re thrilled to have Ellie takeover our Instagram feed and share photos from days in her life. In our interview, Ellie explains how she keeps a cohesive visual presence on Instagram (and why it’s important to do so), what she likes to photograph the most, and which contemporary “iphoneographers” inspire her.

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All About Fashion: Designers, Bloggers and Photographers

To celebrate fashion weeks around the world, we’re highlighting some of our favorite fashion bloggers, photographers and designers in our community.

Up first is Nigel Barker. Nigel is a fashion photographer, author, filmmaker and humanitarian. Nigel released his book, Models of Influence: 50 Women Who Reset The Course Of Fashion, this year.

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How One Founder’s Changing How We Think About Food

Although Naz Riahi doesn’t consider herself a “foodie,” she’s making waves in the food industry.

Together with her business partner, Emily Schildt (also interviewed on our blog), she co-founded Bitten, a food conference that focuses on food in the context of technology, pop culture and the environment.

Up until recently, conversations around food have been reserved for the food elite. Society’s changing, though, and Naz is helping spearhead that change. Naz believes conversations about food should be inclusive, attracting and engaging people from different backgrounds. Read on to learn where Naz thinks the future of food is headed, why she believes in a flexible work schedule, and how she gives back to communities in need.

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#campusLIVE with Author + Founder Jess Ekstrom

Want to know how you can make the most out of your college experience? Join us for the next #campusLIVE with author and founder, Jess Ekstrom.

Jess is the founder of Headbands of Hope and author of The Freshman Fabulous: The Girl’s Guide to College. With Headbands of Hope, for every headband that’s sold, one is given to a child with cancer. Since 2012, Headbands of Hope has donated headbands to every children’s hospital in the United States.

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Tip #2 To Becoming A Powerful Active Listener

Today’s post is part 2 of a three part series on active listening written by Patrick Ewers, an executive coach and founder of Mindmaven. Read up on his tip #1, in case you missed it.

Tip #2: Show them that you’re listening.

If you want to show a person that you’re truly listening to them, you have to keep your mind focused on the responses you’re getting. Be able to make it a game to truly understand what the person is actually saying.

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