Douglas Pittman

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Seven Ways Speakers Can Enchant Their Audiences

How can you go beyond the usual efforts to create a successful presentation – and enchant the audience? What are the secrets to creating magic with a speech? Here are seven ways to take your speech beyond the ordinary. Some of these will be familiar to you, but I’m guessing that at least one will …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

The Fed Is About To Spur Growth - By Raising Rates

The pressure is building at the Fed to get out of the low rate business. The economy is looking “too good,” and more Fed Board members are getting testy. These Fed hawks are eyeing the doves again, and this time it looks like they will come out on top. The argument appears to have shifted from</i> …

Rory McIlroy tries to recreate Payne Stewart's winning U.S. Open putt (his celebration definitely needs some work)

<b>By Luke Kerr-Dineen</b><p>It seems the week before the U.S. Open is perfect for recreating some of golf's most memorable shots. Jordan Spieth did it on Monday -- recreating his hole-out from the bunker at the 2013 John Deere -- and now, it's Rory's turn.<p>In a practice round at Pinehurst on Tuesday, Rory …

Good, Bad and Unsual: Lefty Going Righty, Animals and Strange Mishaps