Alex Tayler

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How to Improve Your Active Listening Skills

Can you hear me?<p>Are you listening?<p>I hear ya!<p>How often do you find yourself walking away from a conversation and unable to remember what was said? Do …

Emotional Intelligence

10 Free Excel Templates for Freelance Designers

As a freelancer, you have to keep track of everything. From monitoring budgets to planning new creative ventures, there’s way too much information to …

Andrew Ng Is Probably Teaching More Students Than Anyone Else on the Planet. (Without a University Involved.)

One selling point of MOOCs (massive online open courses) has been that students can access courses from the world’s most famous universities. The …

Seven Excel Tricks You Need To Start Using

Image: iStock<p>Microsoft Excel is packed with useful data management features that don't see a lot of use, like pivot tables, index and match, and …

If You Care About Data, Change These 15 Default Privacy Settings Right Now

Say no to defaults.<p>On the Internet, the devil's in the defaults.<p>You're not reading all those updated data policies flooding your inbox. You probably …

42 Percent of Startups Fail for This 1 Simple Reason (It's Not What You Think)

Close to half of the over 100 startups analyzed made this mistake -- and never recovered.<p>CBI Insights recently analyzed 101 startup post-mortems (reports they wrote after they failed). The researchers extracted the top reasons startups fail, including things like a pivot going wrong; legal …

Startups

Why Emotional Intelligence is Important to Your Success

Can emotional intelligence be a trained skill or is it a trait a person is born with? Do you work with colleagues who don’t seem to be aware of their …

12 Ways You Can Absolutely Make Money Online

For many people, making money online would be an absolute dream come true. If they could find a way to make money with a website or some other online venture, they could quit their job to focus on entrepreneurship, spend more time with their family, and finally take back control of their time and …

Marketing

13 Ways to Develop Laser-Like Focus

Here are some surprising ways to help boost your focus and performance.<p>6 min read<p>If you want to be successful, you have to find strategies that will help you focus despite all of the distractions that prevent you from doing the task at hand. Luckily, with the help of science, developing laser-like …

10 free tools for creating infographics, images and more

In the world of PR and marketing, visuals rule.<p>You can boost interest and engagement with your social media and blog posts by adding compelling …

Top 10 Small Towns to Visit in Europe

Introduction<p>Europe is a continent full of diverse cultures, languages, food, and architecture all compacted in a relatively small area. Within a five …

11 classes taught by best-selling writers and authors that will improve your writing skills

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Ninja Writing: The Four Levels Of Writing Mastery is one of the bestselling writing courses on Udemy. Shutterstock Good writing skills can …

3 Simple Steps for Better Meeting Notes

You have to go to yet another meeting – your fourth or fifth in two days. Going to meetings ad nauseam takes its toll and trying to remember every …

Productivity

Amazon Author Insights — Elizabeth Gilbert’s top 10 tips for writers ...

The dreaded blank page. You just can’t find that perfect opening line. Or maybe you’ve finally hit the crucial point in your story only to find that …

10 Best Practices To Turn Your Blogging Passion Into A Money-Making Business

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Many people dream of leaving their 9-5 jobs and being their own bosses. And many others are making it happen! The rise of the solopreneur …

Marketing

Alberta’s 25 Best Hikes

If you haven’t stood among the majestic peaks of Alberta’s Rocky Mountains, chances are you’ve heard of their beauty. There are countless places to …

Hiking

Want to build a tiny house? Here's where you can find floor plans

The tiny house movement means a lot of different things to different people. Besides the idea of living a happier life with less stuff, less debt and …

How to Have Meetings People Want to Attend

How often do you walk out of a meeting knowing it was an utter waste of time? You’ve just lost an hour, two hours or perhaps more in a meeting that …

Project Management

7 Google Algorithm Updates Every SEO Should Know by @webceonews

Here are seven of the biggest Google algorithm updates of all time - are they impacting your rankings?The post 7 Google Algorithm Updates Every SEO …

Five Guides To Improve Your Landscape Photos

The American Landscape 2017 Grand Prize Winner, “Kofa Mountains at Dawn” by Long Nguyen.What makes a "winning" landscape photo for contests like The …

How smart people handle difficult people

Difficult people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive …

Emotional Intelligence

This Podcast-Based Writing Course Will Get You Working on Your Dream Novel

Tim Clare’s Couch to 80K writing podcast is a delightful, intense, encouraging eight-week journey towards writing a novel. For the best experience, …

Creative Writing

Photographs…Stories…Inspiration…

There is something about spring that makes me feel so alive. I think it does for many people, especially those of us that just went through what felt …

How to turn ideas into a cohesive written piece

A guide on executing your thoughts and ideas from a fellow word-vomit writer.<p>I am terrible at concisely explaining my thoughts. I never seem to know …

The Power of Showing Up — What I’ve Learned From Three Years of Writing

The Power of Showing Up — What I’ve Learned From Three Years of Writing<p>I’ve been writing for over three years now.<p>When I started, I had no idea I’d …

Creative Writing

60 Awesome Things I Learned From 8 Months of Blogging

How long have you been blogging? I have been blogging seriously for 8 months. It has been an interesting journey. While I enjoy it most of the time, …

The Differences Between Busy and Productive People

Are you a busy donkey or a productive unicorn?<p>The quest to be more effective at work has hatched misconceptions about what having a productive workday really means. It has also led most people into thinking that being busy is tantamount to being productive.<p>Here are some valuable insights into what …

Time Management

4 Truths About Writing Online I Wish knew Before I Started Blogging

There’s more to online writing than just putting your thoughts onto a screen.<p>You need to know a lot, and it’s hard to know what’s of real importance …

5 Ways to Come Up With Ideas When You Have Nothing to Write About

If you want to be a serious writer, you have to write. A lot.<p>Rain or shine. Sick or healthy. Whether you have any good ideas — or no ideas at all.<p>But …

The Tyrant Boss and You - Is It Worth It?

Have you ever worked for a tyrant boss?<p>I have and let me tell you, it is not a pleasant experience.<p>You know the type – the bully, tantrum thrower, …