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Get the Most Out of Your Millennial Employees [Infographic]

Do you have millennials on your team? While it's popular to hate on the demographic, they do have plenty to offer arts organizations -- if their managers know the best ways to work with them.If you'd like some guidance, check out this infographic from HubSpot. It's geared towards sales teams but we think the lessons would apply no matter what department your millennials are in.Got a comment or question? Join the conversation on Twitter or Facebook.

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See the Escape Room That Started a Worldwide Trend

Even if you haven't tried one personally, you've likely heard of escape room events. Where groups of people get locked in a room and have to solve puzzles and find clues in order to escape?It's a world-wide trend that's popped up in nearly every city on the globe (you can find plenty of them on Goldstar), but do you know where it all began?Atlas Obscura recently visited the original escape room in Hungary, created in 2011 by Attila Gyurkovics. “Of...

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How Painting Became Live Entertainment (And What You Can Learn From It)

Typically, when you picture a girls' night out, it involves a club, some dancing and, in an homage to Sex and the City, plenty of cosmopolitans.However, two entrepreneurs had an idea to change up the typical girls' night out by swapping the dancing at a club for painting in a bar or restaurant (but wisely kept the booze). Paint Nite works with local artists to run classes, where you learn how to re-create a famous painting and enjoy some...

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Want New Fans? Pop Up Somewhere Unexpected

Here on Goldstar, we list shows that blend science and theater, like Alton Brown Live: Eat Your Science and MythBusters, which can bring new audiences to the theater.Another way to find potential new fans is to go somewhere you haven't been before. Here's an example: According to BBC News, "The World Music Festival, Womad, hosted a science pavilion this year. It's the latest attempt to reach non-scientific audiences by bridging the gap with the arts."You never know who or...

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Boost Your Productivity and Mood With One Easy Step

With everything you do today, think about how you can mix it up a little.That's advice from Inc. contributing editor John Brandon, who asks, "What if you added some extra flair to that email, including an extra hashtag no one has ever used before (because you just invented it), or showed up to the meeting carrying a few boxes of cupcakes?"Brandon explains that putting a twist on something doesn't take much effort, and here's what happens:"For starters, it boosts...

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Draw Bigger Crowds by Going Mobile (Literally) — Like Minnesota in a Box

Last week, we wrote about Portland’s "Opera a la Cart" -- a mobile cart with a stage, a handful of props and a cast of opera singers ready to perform songs to order.This week comes news of Minnesota in a Box. "Explore Minnesota Tourism tricked out a pair of steel shipping containers for an immersive campaign that invites prospective visitors to 'sample' a pair of the state's diverse attractions and share their experiences via social media," reports Adweek.The 8-by-8-by-8-foot...

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Why Your Brain Needs a Vacation [Infographic]

Here's a little Friday fun -- and just the motivation you've been looking for to book a vacation (or at least a long weekend away). Expedia shared the importance of taking a break, and we couldn't agree more:Taking a vacation this summer? Tell us about it on Twitter or Facebook.

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One Smart Marketing Strategy That Never Fails

When Malcolm Gladwell announced his new podcast, before the first episode even aired, it had jumped to No. 2 in the iTunes charts, reports The Story of Telling. Why? Because "we trust him to produce nothing but great work that’s worth our time." The post highlights why trust is more important than hype when it comes to building your business."Yes, hype is more immediate than trust," the post explains, "but in the long run trust is a more sustainable...

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Make a Better Show — Ditch the Distractions

For some of us, it's always been hard to stay focused. And with so many social media platforms popping up, it's not going to get any easier anytime soon. Luckily, there are tips and tricks to help us deal with distractions.Jim was interviewed by Laura Vanderkam of Fortune for his suggestions on “How to Focus on Your Work and Ditch the Distractions.” In addition to what he shared with Vanderkam, he also outlines other helpful ideas here on Selling...

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What Separates Managers From Leaders? [Infographic]

Are you a manager or a leader? While the words often get used interchangeably, the meanings are very different. HubSpot recently broke down the key qualities of managers and leaders in the infographic below:So, are you a manager or a leader? Tell us on Twitter or Facebook.Read More:"Deep Work" Every Arts Organization Should Have This Key Goal Business and Marketing Leaders Share Their Best Advice [Infographic]

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