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Want to Increase Your Presence? Start by Telling One of These Stories | Inc.com

Leading business schools, from Stanford to Wharton, teach storytelling as a business communication strategy. The ability to tell an engaging, compelling, and persuasive story is a hallmark of effective leadership and executive presence.<p>Stories are a powerful way for leaders to engage customers, …

Leadership

Finding the Right Construction Managers for Your Projects

In this difficult project environment, project organizations have been under a tremendous amount of pressure to cut costs. This pressure has …

Asking your employees these 5 simple questions will make them never want to leave you

If you're new to this concept, unlike the exit interview, managers are getting fresh insight into improving the work environment or their own leadership skills to retain those valued employees — today — not after they have emotionally disconnected and stopped caring.<p>Fair warning: Stay interviews …

Employee Engagement

Know Thy LED

The invention of the LED is one of the most important discoveries of our times. They are everywhere, from our flashlights to household lighting and …

Arduino

The One Change That Might Save The Dying Performance Review

Just measuring performance only gets you so far. Here’s how to track whether everyone behaves in ways that match your values.<p>Organizations and managers expend enormous amounts of time and effort tracking employees’ processes and results. Plenty are no longer seeing the payoff, with many …

Employee Engagement

The 5 worst mistakes you need to avoid in your presentations

For most people, public speaking is daunting.<p>Leadership development and executive coaching expert Jeff Black says a good presentation is a bit like a …

Public Speaking
Public Speaking

Running a power plant on carbon dioxide instead of steam

(Tech Xplore)—A team with NET Power is currently in the process of building a power plant in Texas that will use a form of carbon dioxide to turn …

Natural Gas

There Are Only 3 Types of Audience Members. Here's How to Win Them Over. | Inc.com

No matter where you are or what you're pitching, chances are if you're presenting to an audience - whether it's an audience of 5 or 5,000 - you're going to encounter one of three types of personalities<b>,</b> says author and speaker Mark Jeffries.<p>There are the <b>learners</b>, those audience members who want to …

Stereotypes
Team Building

5 TED Talks that will make you more persuasive

Knowing how to sell is crucial in many jobs. But knowing how to sell <i>yourself</i> is crucial in your career — to land a job, a promotion, a high-profile project.<p>What does it take to make yourself the person people count on and go to?<p>These five TED Talks will teach you everything you need to know about …

TED Talks

The Secrets To Lose-Lose Negotiation | Inc.com

When it comes to negotiating a deal, we have all been taught to try and find a so-called "win-win" solution. But when you watch the best negotiators in action, they actually use a very different tactic. Their goal is to strike what you might call "lose-lose" deals.<p>Let me explain.<p>When most people …

Self-help

Help Your Team Be More Strategic by Asking the Right Questions

Being a strategic leader starts with asking your team the right questions about their work, your company, and the big picture. Here are five questions to pose to team members on a regular basis:<p><b>What are you doing today?</b> This will bring to light any significant work that you aren’t aware is being …

Management

Not a Public Speaker? Use These Tips from the Top TED Talks to Command Attention at Work | Inc.com

You call a meeting--everyone groans and trudges to the conference room, already absorbed in their smart phones. Wouldn't a creative and engaging meeting be a nice change? Will that happen?<p>Probably not--poor communication runs rampant in meetings. But a talented communicator can fix all of the …

Public Speaking

10 Strategy Questions Smart Leaders Ask Themselves Every Day | Inc.com

<i>"Strategy without execution is meaningless. Execution without engagement is impossible."-- Me</i><p>Sounds pretty profound, doesn't it? When you read the words, and look closely at their meaning, they're so true. Think about it... if you have a strategy and you don't execute on it, who cares that you even …

Business Strategy

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How to Present to Senior Executives

Senior executives are one of the toughest crowds you’ll face as a presenter. They’re incredibly impatient because their schedules are jam-packed — …

3 Simple And Effective Steps To Dominate Negotiations

What are the three keys to negotiating success?<p>If you’ve ever been in a position to negotiate, you know how nerve-wracking it can be. You use the latest body language tricks, eye contact, and careful word choice, which leave you feeling not like yourself. Is there a way to negotiate from a place of …

Leadership

Ten Positive Actions Make For A Powerful Presentation

If I were to ask you if you’ve ever heard a presenter say, “What we’re not is…”? I expect that your answer would be, “Sure!” I would also expect—more likely than not—that you would have left that presentation without a clear idea about what that company did.<p>The tendency to define …

Osama Bin Laden
Books

5 ways to build a powerful, persuasive speech

When you’re tasked with a business presentation, there’s more on the line than making yourself understood. Your goals are bigger: winning new …

These 10 Leadership Habits Have Been Found in the World's Best Leaders | Inc.com

If you're not familiar with the leadership movement known as servant leadership, you might want to grab a cup of java and pull up a chair. This may just transform how you lead your tribe moving forward.<p>What we are finding is that organizations around the world are changing their attitudes toward …

Leadership

8 documentaries that will make you smarter about money

The wealthiest, most successful people continually self-educate, which is why most of them spend so much time reading.<p>If the classic finance books don't work for you, there are other ways to get smarter about money.<p>Here, we've compiled eight documentaries that will keep you entertained <i>and</i> teach you …

Success

Canadian scientists turn carbon-dioxide emissions into useful products

What if carbon-dioxide emissions could be transformed from a liability into an asset?<p>That's the $20-million question behind the NRG COSIA Carbon XPrize, a global competition to create technology that converts CO2 into valuable products.<p>"In energy and climate, few ideas are as potentially …

Two Indian engineers have solved one of the biggest hurdles in the fight to making lower carbon-emissions targets a reality

It’s a chemical engineer’s job to chase pipe dreams.<p>Unlike many of their fellow engineers though, Aniruddha Sharma and Prateek Bumb have something to show for their many years of toil. The company they founded in 2009, called Carbon Clean Solutions, has created a crucial technology the world needs …

Fossil Fuels

Brace for the oil, food and financial crash of 2018

80% of the world’s oil has peaked, and the resulting oil crunch will flatten the economy<p>by Nafeez Ahmed<p><i>Published by</i> <i>INSURGE INTELLIGENCE</i><i>, a</i> …

The Best Time to Buy Anything During the Year

A bit of planning can save you a ton of money when it comes to buying throughout the year. Here’s your comprehensive, always up-to-date guide on the …

Gluten free craze growing: Only 1% of Canadians are celiacs, but nine million people are on restricted diet, industry expert claims

Tricia Ryan is keeping a close eye on the gluten-free craze. She provides advice to companies marketing food for this sector, which is projected to …

Tweak a Sodastream to Use Cheaper CO2 Containers and Stop Buying Proprietary Canisters

Owning a SodaStream is awesome, especially if you’re a seltzer lover (and I am.) Shelling out for those proprietary tanks and refiles though, knowing …

Alcohol

Here's the 7-Step Method to Giving an Unforgettable Presentation

Delivering a presentation? Here's how to make a definite impact.<p>Whether it's pitching to an investor or sharing insights with your team, presentations are a way of life.<p>But when it's time to begin putting a presentation together, many of us end up sitting at our desk, tapping our knuckles or …

Public Speaking