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3 Ways To Ensure Your Audiences Never Forget What You Say | Inc.com

Businesses spend a small fortune at events to educate and inspire their employees. Whether it be to stay abreast of the latest business trends and industry news in their fields, or sharpen their skills, the results you see may be tied to how you present your ideas.<p>As a professional speaker, I …

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7 Games Every Leader Should Be Playing (Besides Chess)

The games aren't always serious, but the way they develop your brain and skills sure is.<p>Business requires all kinds of skills and abilities, but if you think mastering them requires hours of seminars, training, classes or a bunch of expensive technology, well, you missed the memo: Board and card …

Want to Raise Successful Kids? 7 Things the Most Successful Parents Do, According to Science

From Jeff Bezos to Sara Blakely and Tony Robbins, here's how the world's most successful people raise their kids.<p>The rich aren't like you and me, F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote almost a century ago. One of the ways that's most obvious today is how they choose to raise their kids.<p>Let's assume that the …

Why this '5-4-3-2-1' mindfulness trick is so effective at beating anxiety

People are saying the results are instant.<p>When anxiety starts to take over, it can feel impossible to gain perspective and get out of the spiral of worries.<p>But next time you feel overwhelmed with anxious thoughts, a simple mindfulness trick may offer some relief.<p>Shared by Boston University clinical …

My DIY Solar Power Setup – Free Energy for Life

It is pretty well known at this point that Mr. Money Mustache is enamored with solar power. Besides the obvious Sci-Fi coolness of it (Electricity, …

Solar Power

You May Have Never Heard of This Man, but He's the Most Quoted Human on the Planet

I had one dinner with this man and it changed my life. Read these nine quotes to change yours.<p>Richard Branson has quoted him. So has Oprah Winfrey, Pink, Derek Jeter, and, yes, the Pope.<p>He has been called the most quoted man alive. And he happens to be my next door neighbor in Port Washington, New …

The Best Tablet Games for Kids

Kids tablet games from 'PBS Kids Games' to 'Toca Lab' to 'Monument Valley.'<p>Moses found this out the hard way: Come home with a tablet and your kids …

Empowered Kids Have Parents Who Use These 3 Strategies

The principles are simple enough, but you can't quit, and you have to tell your reptilian brain to shut up.<p>By far the biggest irony of being a parent is that, while it's human nature to want to feel needed, if we're doing our job as a mother or father, we have to empower our kids, at least on a …

The Most Successful Brands Focus on Users — Not Buyers

What makes a brand successful in the digital age? A joint study by SAP, Siegel+Gale, and Shift Thinking suggests that digital brands don’t just do things differently; they also think differently. Where traditional brands focus on positioning their brands in the <i>minds</i> of their customers, digital …

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Why the Best Salespeople Are Masters of These 3 Skills (It's Not Just About Listening) | Inc.com

All the experts agree, the number one sales skill every professional needs is the ability to listen. Listening is the starting point for all learning, for understanding, and for relationships.<p>Listening is helpful when done right. Most sales professionals don't, I didn't.<p>The hard truth is listening …

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World's largest air purifier takes on China's smog

When artist Daan Roosegaarde visited Beijing in 2014, he was inspired by what he <i>didn't</i> see.<p>From his hotel room on the 32nd floor, his view of the sprawling Chinese capital was totally obscured by smog.<p>"It was all gone," Roosegaarde says. "The city was completely covered with smog."<p>Two years later, …

8 easy ways to teach your kids to save money

Can you ever really be too young to learn about the financial value of saving money?<p>Though the answer is probably no, some concepts can be quite difficult to grasp and understand, especially as a child. Plus, it's just so uncool to listen to your parents lecture you about spending and saving, …

How Cold Showers Can Change Your Brain And Boost Your Mental Health

Have you ever taken a cold swim? How does it make you feel? After you get over the initial shock of the cold, it’s usually very stimulating. This is …

11 Things Kids Secretly Want You To Tell Them Every Day

It’s the little things that make a difference. Think back to your childhood. What did your parents do or say that most encouraged you? Children are …

8 Illustrations Explaining Why Keeping A Small Circle Of Friends Is Better For You

There is no right or wrong to decide how large your social circle is. After all, it is about personal choice. But with the rise of different social …

Young 'Trep on Launching 25 Businesses in 25 Weeks: 'I'm Loving Every Second'

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Halfway through a mind-boggling pledge to launch a new business every week for one year, 29-year-old serial entrepreneur Colin Grussing has never been more tirelessly overworked -- or blissfully energized.<p>“It’s totally taken over my …

How to Master the Science and Art of Content Marketing (Infographic) | Inc.com

The best content marketing is neither a perfected art nor an exact science, but a combination of both.<p>Together, creative and analytical mindsets inspire content that drives connection, action, and revenue for organizations, according to a new infographic from cloud-computing company Salesforce and …

You Are the Secret to Your Own Prosperity

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Your life is formed by the perspectives and philosophies you adapt, and changing your perspective can create an immediate shift in your life and business. To succeed as an Entrepreneur you must constantly look for ways to sharpen your …

Encouraging a Feedback Culture: You're Doing It Wrong | Inc.com

Whether the comments are coming up, down, sideways, or from customers, feedback is incredibly valuable. It's also sometimes strangely hard to come by.<p>In a world where it seems everyone has an opinion and a willingness to share it, once people get to work they often become weirdly close mouthed, …

One Idea You Can’t Ignore | Inc.com

A documentary I saw last week followed a group of men who, in the middle of their lives and for no reason they could have predicted, felt called to the priesthood. For some, that created quite the earthquake: uprooting their career, flying to the Vatican, and training to enter the faith. Yet they …

Not Closing Sales? Look to These 5 Mistakes.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Developing the right skill set to be effective at sales takes time and, more importantly, the ability to learn from your mistakes or failures. If you're not reflecting after both a successful sale or an unsuccessful attempt with intent to …

6 Elements Every Business Website Needs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>With today’s tech-savvy consumer, a website is a given for any successful business -- regardless of size or industry.<p>Without a website, businesses won’t be taken seriously and likely will decrease their chances of being found by new …

9 Ways to Market on a Budget

The cheapest marketing on the planet is word of mouth, but word of mouth doesn’t spring forth out of nowhere. To get the word-of-mouth engine …

Why Your Company Should Put Design First | Inc.com

<b>Sustaining creativity and design thinking takes practice. And if you work at it, then your company will be better equipped to stand the test of time.</b><p>Firms have long trumpeted being led by engineers or technologists. These days, more are crowing that they are design-led firms.<p>The term "design-led" …

5 Things to Know to Be a Great Entrepreneur | Inc.com

Even though entrepreneurs come from all walks of life, there are things that the successful among them do that run through all of them in equal amounts. There can be all different kinds of people, but many times, a good business decision is a good business decision, and a bad business decision is a …

10 Quotes You Should Memorize If You're a Salesperson | Inc.com

For about a decade, I've been keeping a notebook of quotes about selling, partly for use in articles and blog posts but also to inspire me.<p>Since I've now gathered more than a hundred quotes, I decided to comb through them and select the best nuggets of wisdom. Here they are:<p>"Begin by always …

3 Ways Your Sales Team May Be Harming Your Reputation | Inc.com

Reputation management is a tough balancing act for any company. You have to be proactive about dealing with defamatory reviews, and responding to legitimate complaints.<p>Meanwhile, you also have to pay attention to what your own employees are doing. Any employee who deals with your customer base has …

4 Subtle Gestures That Really Turn People Off | Inc.com

When you deliver a presentation, your body language is important because it creates an instant visual first impression that answers a big question for your audience: "Can I trust this person?"<p>Until now, science had not been able to isolate the specific physical cues that could lead to distrust. But …

Want to Become a Powerful Leader? Start at the Bottom

Century 21 Department Store co-owner Eddie Gindi explains how beginning his career from an entry-level role has always helped him be a better leader.