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12 Phrases that Will Make Your Audience Put Down Their Cell Phones and Pay Attention to You

Know the magic word that cuts through the noise<p>Franklin Delano Roosevelt once gave this pithy advice for making a good presentation:<p>"Be sincere. Be brief. Be seated."<p>As a professional speaker and presentation coach for the past two decades, I agree with this public speaking wisdom, and I would add …

Public Speaking

'GrayKey' iPhone Unlocking Box Seeing Wide Adoption Among Law Enforcement

GrayShift's recently publicized "GrayKey" box designed to crack locked iPhones is seeing wide adoption among police forces and federal agencies across the United States according to a recent investigation by <i>Motherboard</i>.<p><i>Motherboard</i> found that regional police forces like the Maryland State Police, …

A.J. Jacobs: My year of living biblically

Behavior Changes May Be First Signs of Alzheimer's

<b>By Amy Norton</b><i><br>HealthDay Reporter</i><p>MONDAY, July 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Certain behavior changes may be a harbinger of Alzheimer's disease, and …

Want to Start a Side Hustle? 9 Great Podcasts to Help You Launch Your Own Business | Inc.com

Looking for podcasts to help you finally start a business? Looking for a podcast that will help you finally start your own side hustle?<p>Look no farther.<p>The following list comes from Preston Lee, the founder of Millo.co, a resource hub featuring content, courses and podcasts for freelancers and side …

Entrepreneurship

Richard Branson says he looks for these 2 things in employees

Richard Branson knows what it takes to succeed in business, and he says it's not necessarily a diploma.<p>"It's a shame that people shut down ideas …

Employment

Tai Lopez Reveals the Secrets He Used to Make Millions From Social Media

It's easier than you think to transform your social media profile into a lucrative business.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Think about how you use social media. Is it simply a method to connect with people? A distraction from boredom at work? Or is it a tool to reach …

Are You a Toxic Boss? If Your Team Won't Tell You, Neuroscience Will | Inc.com

Quick, answer these 4 questions:<p><b>1. Do you speak confidently?</b><p><b>2. Are you comfortable being in control?</b><p><b>3. Do you prefer to lead, rather than stand back?</b><p><b>4. When you speak, does your team listen, and take action?</b><p>Yes? Then you, my friend, are a powerful leader.<p>But...since the word "toxic" is in the …

Leadership

Eight things smart people never reveal about themselves at work

At work, sharing the right aspects of yourself in the right ways is an art form. Disclosures that feel like relationship builders in the moment can …

Do You Have These 4 Weekend Habits That Set High Performers Apart From Everyone Else? | Inc.com

The pursuit of excellence and growth in various areas of your life is no easy feat. Reaching a level of high performance requires diligence and properly allocated times for recharging.<p>While high performers use the weekend to recharge, they don't completely shut-down. Instead, they use the weekend …

High Level

1 Key Principle Can Be the Difference Between Success and Failure--Know It Before You Start | Inc.com

It's widely known that 90 percent of entrepreneurial ventures fail. Most entrepreneurs start their businesses because they want to create something successful for themselves and their investors. They start with a desire for success and work backward, looking for the vehicle for that success.<p>What …

Entrepreneurship

Amazon's CEO Demands This 1 Thing in a Job Interview (and Most Do It Wrong) | Inc.com

In the early stages of the building of Amazon, Jeff Bezos used to interview every job candidate himself.<p>Bezos believed each employee played a key role, so the quality of new hires was as crucial to the success of the business as the products it sold. As a result, Bezos was not only obsessed with …

Employment

Jeff Bezos Says You Should Ask These 3 Questions Before Every New Hire | Inc.com

If you're looking to give yourself a crash course in cutting-edge business thinking, you could do a lot worse than taking a leaf out of VC Li Jiang's book. An investor at GSV Capital, Jiang recently set himself an intriguing project -- read every one of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos's Letters to …

Self-improvement

A Time in the Desert

The Five Things Entrepreneurs Learn at Burning Man<p>If you work in Silicon-something—Valley, Alley, Wadi, Beach, etc.—and your coworkers are disappearing right about now, they might just be finding their <i>chi</i> at <b>Burning Man</b>, also known as T.T.I.T.D., Black Rock City, or Home.<p>The attraction between …

Silicon Valley

The Internet of Disaster

Tech, hypervigilance and the national PTSD<p>As of this writing, <b>Irma</b>, a hurricane of unimaginable and historic proportions, is bearing down on South Florida. But you already know that.<p>Surely you’ve heard by now—online, on TV, or maybe both while you were looking at a screen in an elevator, cab, or …

Social Media

You Can Become Highly Productive If You Start Keeping a 'Defensible Calendar' | Inc.com

Most executives I work with who struggle with productivity complain that their schedules are overloaded and they can't "find" the time to work on their key priorities. They show me calendars which are full of meetings and phone calls scattered across the day.<p>While I have infinite understanding, I …

Time Management

Layered Data Visualizations Using R, Plotly, and Displayr

(This article was first published on <b>R – Displayr</b>, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)<p>If you have tried to communicate research results and data …

Data Visualization

Creating Your First Machine Learning Classifier with Sklearn

Okay, so you're interested in machine learning. But you don't know where to start, or perhaps you have read some theory, but don't know how to …

How A Man With No Coding Experience Built An App That’s Bringing Solar Power To Yemen

With power intermittent in the war-torn country, solar can be a real improvement. PV Solar helps Yemenis get it.<p>When civil war began in Yemen in 2015, so did the growth of solar power. The crisis took out the already unreliable electric grid and made fuel for generators both scarce and expensive. …

How This Hidden Bias Could Be Sabotaging Your Success

In 1947, the magazine Reader’s Digest published this stand-alone quote attributed to American industrialist Henry Ford:<p>“Whether you believe you can do a thing or not, you are right.”<p>No one knows for sure whether Ford uttered those exact words, but one thing’s certain: this son of a Michigan farmer …

Critical Thinking

6 Proven Ways to Spot an Emotional Intelligent Leader | Inc.com

Leadership is ultimately about holding yourself responsible for the people you lead--not just their productivity but their teamwork and imagination and commitment. And the more responsibility you have for others, the more important your emotional intelligence becomes.<p>We're learning more every day …

Self-confidence

How I launched a side hustle that earns enough to cover my mortgage payment — and requires less than 10 hours of work per week

I loaded my iPhone with apps like Evernote, Outlook, Mail, and Agenda to keep track of to-dos, appointments, and meetings. But I found myself more unfocused and lost in the swirl of life than ever.<p>I started using an old-fashioned notepad for my to-do list, and liked it. Then I started printing my …

5 low-cost business ideas for teen entrepreneurs

Zandra Cunningham loves lip balm — so much that she used to ask her dad to buy her a new tube every day. Exasperated, he joked that she should make her own.<p>So she did. She was 9.<p>Six years later, her Buffalo-based business, Zandra, sells 37 natural, homemade skin products in stores in six states and …

Small Business

20 of the Most Popular Cleaning Hacks on Pinterest

3 Reasons To Believe The Singularity Is Near

When Ray Kurzweil published <i>The Singularity Is Near</i> in 2006, many scoffed at his outlandish predictions. A year before Apple launched its iPhone, Kurzweil imagined a world in which humans and computers essentially fuse, unlocking capabilities we normally see in science fiction movies.<p>His argument …

Singularity

11 Mental Habits That Will Improve Your Business Savvy

Want to become a savvier entrepreneur? Follow these tips.<p>Psychology and business success go hand in hand. It's been well documented that people like Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, and Richard Branson all have unique mindsets that have contributed to their success.<p>Thoughts become words, words become …

The 1 Quick Question That Will Instantly Make You More Productive

Goodbye cluttered to-do list, hello laser focus.<p>You're blurry-eyed and slack-jawed at your desk, staring at a to-do list so long you feel like you could wrap it around the entire earth -- twice. Yes, we've all found ourselves in this stressful situation every now and then.<p>Facing a to-do list that …

7 Online Classes That Will Make You Smarter and More Interesting | Inc.com

Since massive open online courses, known as MOOCs, exploded on the higher education scene, they've increased the breadth and access of classes in a variety of disciplines.<p>Websites like Coursera and edX have leveled the playing field, allowing curious students from around the world to explore …

Education

How Hashtags Can Help Your Magazines on Flipboard

Jenn de la Vega / January 22, 2015<p>The <b>#</b> symbol, known as the “pound” or “hash” key on your phone, is now more popularly known across social media as …