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11 Lessons to Learn from The Donald
Billionaire real estate developer Donald J. Trump has surprised everyone with his meteoric rise to become the Republican party's front runner for 2016.

This isn't an endorsement of his politics — but financial professionals can find much to learn by examining his communications techniques.

Perhaps his best ability is simply to get out there and be seen and heard. But before you take the stage, hone a clear message about your brand. Just remember that there are some things only The Donald can get away with. — Dan Sondhelm is a partner and senior vice president at financial public relations and marketing firm SunStar Strategic.

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