Burke Franklin

How I learned to write a business plan. Why mine are different and better. And now it’s software!

Have you heard that investors don’t read business plans? Not true. Before they’re going to click OK on a wire transfer of $50,000 to $50,000,000, they’ll have a lot of questions. Your business plan is you in front of many supporting characters—with specialties, expertise, biases, perspectives, contacts, money… It’s like a movie script on it’s…

language of leadership keynote

How conscious choices of words influence successful leadership

What we say creates pictures and emotions in our audiences. Are we motivating or scaring them? Self-defeating words, phrases and concepts derail our presentations to customers, investors, employees and each other! The dangers of double-negatives and other dumb things we say and how they create our world… Click to watch this brief TED talk-like video.