Anne Walker

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4 Unexpected Tips That Will Make Your Brand Stand Out

For my fans and followers, this list may be familiar territory, but that doesn’t mean you are successfully applying the advice to your business—and, more important, the list can be a reference point to ensure you are not developing bad branding habits that will make you disappear in the sea of …

Marketing

The Secret to Making Facebook Ads Work for Your Business

For those who are having trouble creating a Facebook ad that will generate leads and sales, here are the steps you need to take.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Did you know that the attention of a goldfish is nine seconds? Ours is shorter -- we only have an …

If You Give This Answer in an Interview, You're Probably Killing Your Chances

This kills most interviews.<p><i>What words should you never say when being interviewed for a job? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Matt Bennett, Trainer and Consultant, on Quora:</b><p><b>"I like</b> …

Cool Stuff

15 of the Best and Most Unusual Online Courses for Entrepreneurs

Improve your outlook, boost your marketability and get a leg up on trends with these digital lesson sessions.<p>14 min read<p>Real-world experience is the world’s best teacher, but there’s a wealth of knowledge online to help teach ourselves what we don’t have the opportunity to learn from a mentor or …

To increase your emotional intelligence, develop these 10 qualities

There are many different kinds of intelligence, and it’s our job to discover what they are and how to integrate them into our lives. Sources of intelligence can be measured in quotients. Most of us are familiar with IQ, or the intelligence quotient, which is primarily associated with our ability to …

Self-improvement

The '8 Hours of Sleep' Rule Is a Myth. Here's What You Should Do Instead

Sleep is the new worker's rights issue. It's also your gateway to improved productivity and cognition.<p>In today's "hustle-centric" world, sleep is the first thing to hit the chopping block. Gallup has reported that over the past 50 years, we're sleeping one hour less per night than we did back in …

Faceted Classification

Science Says Only 8 Percent of People Actually Achieve Their Goals. Here Are 7 Things They Do Differently

Most of the time, it comes down to simple habits to keep us accountable.<p>According to the University of Scranton, a whopping 92 percent of people who set New Year's goals never actually achieve them. You can count me in that group. Failing to meet goals is pretty frustrating and can set you …

Time Management

The Birth Of GDPR: What Is It And What You Need To Know

When you woke up this morning, you may have noticed that your email inbox has been flooded with emails from businesses and organizations informing you that they have “updated their privacy policy”.<p>The reason being is today, GDPR goes into effect and if a business isn’t compliant, then hefty fines …

Privacy

Great Leaders Are Made, Not Born: Six Strategies For Becoming A Better Leader

When you hear the phrase “born leader,” do you feel good about yourself? Or do you feel that you’ll never be in a position to lead others? If you don’t feel like a born leader, take heart. Research suggests that only about 30% of leadership is genetic, while 70% is a result of life lessons and …

Leadership

The 5 Best To-Do List Apps to Boost Your Productivity

Looking for an app to boost your efficiency and organization? Here are five top choices.<p>6 min read<p><i>In the Women Entrepreneur series Up Your Game, we scope out the best products, apps and services to help make it easier to take your game to the next level.</i><p>We’re all busy. In fact, these days, it’s …

FBI: Reboot, reset your router immediately to prevent cyberattacks

Following reports that a type of malware has infected more than 700,000 routers used in homes and small businesses in more than 50 countries, the FBI …

Routers

What is GDPR? Everything you need to know about Europe's new data law

A revolution in how companies handle your personal information is happening.<p>The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect across the European Union on May 25, introducing much tougher rules on data privacy.<p>Here is what you need to know:<p>What is it?<p>GDPR is the European Union's new …

Privacy

Hate working in a web browser? How a new breed of software is bringing cloud-based apps into a single interface

In 1983, Microsoft developers Richard Brodie and Charles Simonyi wrote a UNIX program that would eventually become Microsoft Word. It did one thing: …

Amazon Web Services starts blocking domain-fronting, following Google’s lead

A week after Google shut down a method for app developers to skirt internet censorship, Amazon is doing the same. In a post last week, Amazon Web Services announced that it would implement a new set of enhanced domain protections specifically designed to stop domain-fronting, a practice that lets …

29 Funny Mom Quotes That Will Have You Cry-Laughing

Silence isn’t golden… it’s suspicious, say all moms everywhere. These funny mom quotes will have you smiling even through the sleep deprivation.<p>Sure, …

Calculating the cost of cyber-risk

Most businesses understand the need to protect networks and data assets if client trust and operational functionality are to be maintained. With the …

7 Key UX Topics that Every Manager Should Understand

The new entrant into UX in an established business often has a tough time of things. People understand what UX stands for (some of the time at …

Britney Spears Swears by These 9 Strength-Training Moves to Switch Up Her Workout

Britney Spears has been inspiring our fitness goals for years, and it all began with her late-'90s music videos. Now, her at-home routines filled with handstands, ab workouts using a box, and even basic dumbbell workout videos have us seeing her as the fitness icon she truly is. As any frequent …

6 Easy Ways to Attract More Website Traffic

Optimizing for mobile and customized email marketing are just two of them.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Traffic is the lifeblood of any online business. And success is difficult to achieve without it. No matter how much time, effort and money you've put into building …

Harvard Research Proves Toxic Employees Destroy Your Culture and Your Bottom Line

Nothing destroys a culture faster than feelings of danger and mistrust. Leaders who wait to contain toxic damage risk losing everything<p>Working in a company that has a toxic employee is practically a rite of passage. Even in the happiest organizations, unhappy people can wreak havoc. It takes only …

The Workplace

If your computer has slowed, you might be mining crypto coins for someone else — here's how to stop it

Good news: Virtually all traditional types of malware declined in the past few months. Not so good: mainly because hackers are more interested in using your computer to help them mine cryptocurrencies.<p>It's likely you, or your employer, aren't even aware it's happening. Malware miners latch onto …

Stop Ending Your Speeches With 'Any Questions' and End With This Instead

Don't let your audience decide how you're going to end your presentation<p>You have a big presentation to make to your client, your funders, or your boss. You've spent hours developing a deck that's concise, crisp, and visually stunning. You've practiced the delivery so that you speak with clarity, …

Public Speaking

6 yoga moves runners should do to speed recovery

Whether you run a 5K a day with your girlfriends or you’re in the midst of marathon training, you probably feel it: tight hips, achy hamstrings, and …

Yoga

How to Build a Cybersecurity Incident Response Plan

Being hit by a cyberattack is going to be painful. But it can be less painful if you're prepared, and these best practices can help.<p>When it comes to …

Cybersecurity

Agile’s dark secret? IT has little need for the usual methodologies

Agile is supposed to be yesterday’s news. Advanced companies? They’ve jumped to DevOps. Except, a lot of application teams not only haven’t adopted …

Do Your Kids Know What Microsoft Office Is?

Microsoft will not lose any significant ground to Google in the short term, but it should be concerned about Google's dominance among kids and those …

4 Questions Great Managers Ask Their Employees Every Week

The prerequisite for setting the stage for these questions to be asked (and answered) is transparency. Therein lies the problem for most bosses.<p>Readers of my column in management roles will often write to me asking about what they can do to improve their relationships with employees. It's not that …

Employee Engagement

6 productivity hacks to become better at IT — fast

As an IT manager working at an SMB (small or medium-sized business), you have a lot of responsibilities you need to deal with on a daily basis. It means keeping existing systems up and running while juggling multiple projects at the same time.<p>While some of your tasks are extremely important, there …

It's begun: 'First' IPv6 denial-of-service attack puts IT bods on notice

<b>Analysis</b> Internet engineers warn this is only the beginningWhat's claimed to be the first IPv6-based distributed denial-of-service attack has been …