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Public Speaking Is the 1 Skill that Will Make You Stand Out. Here Are 4 Simple Ways to Master It

Sometimes, it's the small things that make the biggest difference.<p>Public speaking can feel overwhelming and maybe even terrifying, especially if you don't do it often. Whether it is a simple presentation to just a few co-workers or a huge event to a ton of people and your career depends on it, the …

9 questions the most interesting people ask to cut through small talk

I remember early in my career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to schmooze or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the windbag who dragged on forever, so I learned to be brief, to the point, and …

A Groundbreaking Study of 5,000 Top Performers Identifies 3 Tactics Used by Great Communicators

A five-year study by an influential UC Berkeley business professor reveals the communication secrets that separate great leaders from average ones.<p>In a groundbreaking study of 5,000 successful employees and managers over a five-year period, UC Berkeley management professor Morten T. Hansen found …

13 Expert Instagram Hacks to Increase Engagement | Inc.com

Over the past year, I've been going all inon Instagram. I've talked to experts and sought out advice on how to turn this channel into a primary means of engaging my audience, versus just an afterthought place to post fun photos from my adventures.<p>I interviewed a fellow entrepreneur who uses his …

Top 3 Ways for Building a Word-of-Mouth Business

How to get more referrals.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As a speaker and marketing coach by trade, I'm often asked what people can do to build a more referral-based, word-of-mouth practice. Because make no mistake about it: When it comes to client acquisition, …

3 Ways to Consistently Delight (and Retain) Your Customers

Start by meeting their expectations rather than trying to exceed them.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Acquiring a new customer can cost a business six to seven times more than retaining an existing customer. While it is fairly obvious that return customers are valuable …

Managing Your Schedule Like a Boss: Tips the Experts Never Tell You

Time management is at the top of the short list of reasons why some people succeed and most don't.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Lou Gerstner, the former CEO of IBM, once said, “Never let anyone own your schedule.”<p>I don’t know about you, but I <i>love</i> that quote. It’s so …

7 Key Selling Habits All Sales Professionals Must Develop

Improving these seven habits is the key to increasing your sales, your business revenues and your profitability.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following excerpt is from the Brian Tracy’s book</i> Million Dollar Habits<i>. Buy it now from</i> Amazon | Barnes & Noble …

Selling

How to Spend the First 30 Minutes of Your Day to Maximize Productivity

How you spend your morning makes or breaks your day.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As entrepreneurs, we often work late into the night, only to roll out of bed the next morning, picking up where we left off. One day bleeds into the next, making it seem as if we're …

Here's how to become a social media marketing guru for less than $35

Internet history was made on May 22, 2005, when YouTube co-founder Steve Chen posted a video of his cat called "Pajamas and Nick Drake." That …

Marketing

Never Quit: Strategies on Perseverance From 6 Seasoned Entrepreneurs

Always be relentless.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When starting out in business, it can be difficult to generate self-belief if you've never done it before. "Maybe this isn't for me," you think after the 10th hot lead says, "I'll pass."<p>These seasoned entrepreneurs …

Google is sharing its management tools with the world

Speaking at his alma mater in January, Sundar Pichai, Google’s low-profile CEO, revealed his key to effective management: “Let others succeed.”<p>Enacting Pichai’s advice is easier said than done. But Google is sharing some tools that might help. Its Re:Work blog is offering a series of instructive …

Goal Setting

15 books Malcolm Gladwell thinks everyone should read

A 2015 New York Times article poked fun at how often he blurbs books and recommends them on social media.<p>The bestselling author has published multiple books and articles exploring human behavior from all angles; he also recently launched a hit podcast.<p>We dug through years of his tweets, book …

15 Scientifically Proven Ways to Work Smarter, Not Just More

Nobody cares how busy your are or how work you late, they just care what you get done.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether you're working a traditional 9-to-5 gig or running your own business, we all struggle with productivity. For many this is a daily struggle. The …

10 Must-Have Apps for Running a Business

With the help of today's technology, running a business is a little easier.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Running a business is no walk in the park. Luckily, with the help of today's technology, it doesn't have to be as difficult.<p>There are an abundance of apps today to …

How This Dessert Shop Got 20,000 Instagram Followers in 6 Months Without Advertising

What you can learn from this New York dessert shop's social media strategy.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>How does an ice cream shop in a crowded city grow a mass following in less than six months with zero advertising budget?<p>Instagram.<p>New Territories is a dessert shop …

20 Productivity Apps You Didn't Know You Needed

From note-taking to goal setting, check out these helpful tools.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether you’re taking notes, following up on emails or prepping for a meeting, with technology these simple tasks shouldn’t bite into too much of your time. Luckily, there’s …

'Apple, Tesla have revenue models. Professional services firms don't.'

by Katie Walsh<p>Leading US-based consultant and former advertising executive Tim Williams has a strong message for professional services firms that …

The 7-Point Smart Solopreneuer Social Media Checklist

90 percent of businesses say social media is crucial to their marketing. But the point is, are you doing yours right?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In a world where (according to an <i>Adweek</i> study), over 90 percent of businesses say social media is crucial to their …

Why Bad Ideas Are The Key To Being More Creative | Inc.com

Growing up, we're all taught to follow the rules. Wait your turn in line. Fill in the bubble of the right answer. Eat your dessert last. Tie your shoes and tuck your shirt in. Don't ask stupid questions. We're rewarded for caution and deliberation, punished for coloring outside the lines.<p>Over time, …

Creativity

Start a Podcast Now. Here's How.

Podcasts are the new black.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Podcasts are here to stay, and entrepreneurs everywhere are jumping on board.<p>In fact, popular podcast hosting company Libsyn reported that the number of podcasts it's hosted have more than doubled since …

These Are The Best Drugstore Volumizers For Fine Hair

Let's be real: Drugstore volumizing products have a reputation of being sticky, gunky, and far from effective. And, in the past, that's been true. …

Hair

How to Be Interesting When Everything Has Already Been Said

Knowing how to tell your story makes all the difference.<p>5 min read<p>Anyone who's been writing for any length of time knows the feeling -- that goose bump-filled rush of epiphany as you realize the idea you just had is just out of this world. "No way has anyone else thought of this!" you say to …

Marketing

8 Short Architectural Texts You Need To Know

<b>Update:</b> <i>We've added links to help you find these books for purchase and, in 5 of 8 cases, tracked down a way you can read them online for free!</i><p>Quality …

6 of the Best Cathedrals in Italy Photos

With religious roots as old as modern civilization, it’s no wonder Italy is home to any number of awe-inspiring cathedrals and basilicas. Constructed by some of history’s most admired architects, accentuated by world-renowned sculptures, frescoes, and paintings, and backed by leaders ranging from …

Italy

The best hotels for spa breaks in Europe

An insider's guide to the top spa hotels in Europe, featuring the best for yoga, infinty pools, thalassotherapy, vinotherapy, massage, and medical and anti-ageing treatments, in locations including Spain, UK, Switzerland, Italy, France and Greece.<p><b>Italy</b><p>Grand Hotel Tremezzo<p>Lake Como, Italy<p>8 Telegraph …

A Psychologist Has Honed a Subliminal Tactic to Get What You Want Before You’ve Asked For It

Be convincing before you even ask the question.

5 Ways Katie Ledecky, Michael Phelps and Other Olympians Visualize Success

Techniques honed by elite athletes are also used by top CEOs<p>If you watched the Olympics like I did, you may be wondering what tricks you can learn from successful athletes to achieve extraordinary results.<p>Outside of thousands of hours of practice, there is one common trait amongst gold medalists …

The Memory Illusion

In my book <i>The Memory Illusion</i> I cover a wide spectrum of ways in which our memories can betray us, and why you may not be who you think you are. In …