Gerard Pollock

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7 Storytelling Structures to Improve Your Presentations (Infographic)

What your favorite plots and your next business presentation should have in common.<p>Giving presentations, whether during meetings with co-workers or to potential new clients, can often seem intimidating. But luckily, there are tried and true ways to organize your information so that it is both easy …

7 Incredibly Useful Writing Tips From a Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author

A Pulitzer Prize-winning op-ed writer shares his best tips for getting published in The New York Times.<p>Bret Stephens is a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer who has penned hundreds of oped essays and news columns that have been read by millions of people. He recently joined <i>The New York Times</i> as an oped …

The Key to Nailing Any Presentation, According to a TEDx Speaker With 3 Million Views

Speaking consultant Terri Trespicio shares the secrets for making any talk a success.<p>You can generate boatloads of content for LinkedIn and Facebook. Blog and vlog and hire a Millennial to run your Instagram. However, there's nothing--nothing--as powerful for your brand and business as getting up …

50 Inspiring Quotes About Writing from the World's Greatest Authors

Writing can be hard, but it doesn't have to be lonely. Learn from the masters of the craft.<p>It's never been a better time to be a writer --or aspire to become one.<p>Platforms like LinkedIn, Medium, and WordPress have placed millions of dollars of technology, and the power that once only belonged to …

Wall Street Banks Warn Downturn Is Coming

HSBC Holdings Plc, Citigroup Inc. and Morgan Stanley see mounting evidence that global markets are in the last stage of their rallies before a …

This 2 Minute Read Will Make You Write Better Forever

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” <br>― Maya Angelou<p>The following 4 tips took me 3 years of writing to collect, but …

Writing

How to Grow Calf Muscles

<b>Q: I can’t get my calves to grow. What can I do in my training to add size to this stubborn body part? — LANCE O., WASHINGTON, D.C.</b><p>The solution is …

How to Train for a 100-Mile Race

To people uninitiated in the ultrarunning world, 100-mile runs lie somewhere between incredible and unfathomable. But, when normal people start …

I used to be homeless, and years later I've realized what too many people misunderstand about wealth

<b>• The key is to live simply — by choice — and build up your savings to avoid financial uncertainty and circumstances out of your control.</b><p><b>• Experiencing the good and bad in life is valuable, and the bad can help you grow.</b><p>When I was a child, I was homeless for several years.<p>While most kids my age …

A bunch of indicators are warning of 'a break in the stock market'

The obvious ones include a degree of complacency illustrated through low volatility and the overall valuation of the stock market.<p>But there are more reasons to be concerned below the surface. Brad Lamensdorf, the portfolio manager of the short-only Ranger Equity Bear ETF, laid out some of the more …

Wall Street is sending huge warning signs for stocks

Their mounting pessimism comes at a time when US equities are looking healthy, at least on the surface. Major indexes are hovering near record highs they reached this past week, while corporate earnings are growing at a blistering pace.<p>Yet some market experts think this apparent strength is just …

I just visited someone with one of the highest-paying jobs in the US and was blown away by how little he spends

Another casualty of low income was a healthy diet. Dinners during those years consisted almost entirely of spaghetti. I'd make a huge bowl of noodles on Sunday evening and store them in a big plastic container. I'd reheat them along with some cheap spaghetti sauce for dinner almost Every. Single. …

The Writing Guide to End All Writing Guides

<i>Here's everything you need to know to have a successful writing career.</i> <b>Column</b> by <b>Gabino Iglesias</b>The web is full of articles trying to tell you what …

How to build an income portfolio out of cheap 'tracker' funds

With interest rates stuck at rock bottom and markets close to record highs, coaxing a portfolio into producing a reliable income is a challenge.<p>Many income investors rely on well known active funds that invest in British shares, such as Woodford Equity Income and Jupiter Income.<p>However, with low …

A Recession Could Be Coming

<i>And Asset Bubbles Caused by Central Banks May Burst</i><p>The Wall Street Journal recently published an article by Greg Ip entitled "Why Soaring Assets and …

Stock Markets

4 Things You Must Do To Protect Your Portfolio From The Next Crash

Over the past five years, the stock market has pretty much never stopped increasing:<p>Source: Ycharts<p>Between June 20th 2012 and June 20th 2017, the S&P …

Evergreen | The Next Web

All stories in Evergreen<p>Understanding quantum computers: The basics<p>Theoretical physics for people without PhDs. Here's what you need to know about quantum computer systems so you can belly-up ...<p>Tristan Greene<p>Check out these 5 wild and wacky quantum computer facts for cool people<p>Quantum computers …

Writing a Great Resume Made Easy

Getting in the door is job No. 1 for those seeking employment, and that requires a strong resume.<p>Before we walk through the resume-writing process …

3 Ways to Succeed With Word-of-Mouth Referrals in a Hyperconnected Age

Dive into the realm of human connection and value, and you'll see exponential returns on your digital marketing efforts and your business growth.<p>These days, about 70 percent of companies use marketing automation to some extent. This makes sense; managing a large network can be challenging. However, …

‘Deadlier than terrorism’ – the right’s fatal obsession with red tape

From deaths caused by the financial crash to unsafe buildings such as Grenfell Tower, an ideological commitment to deregulation costs lives. So how did the idea that we are being ‘strangled’ by petty rules become so pervasive?<p>Everyone loves to hate “red tape”. The EU rules and regulations that …

7 Odd Things Successful People Do Over the Summer That Lazy People Do Not

I bet you don't do these.<p>What does it take to become successful--at anything?<p>I'll tell you what. It doesn't start with taking the summer off. That's for sure.<p>Summer is nothing more than a change in temperature--and if you live somewhere like California, then summer is even less noticeable. Sure, …

20 inspirational pieces of advice for writers on National Writing Day

June 21st is National Writing Day, a celebration of writing creatively that aims to encourage people of all ages to 'put pen to paper, unleash their imagination and make their voices heard'.<p>A number of events marking the occasion are being held across the UK, details of which can be found on the …

3 ways to lose all of your money in the stock market

Investing doesn't have to be a losing proposition, but you can make it that way with these three strategies.<p>No one invests in the stock market to lose money. Yet it often seems like the people who lose their shirts outnumber those who strike it rich. While there's no guaranteed way to prevent …

The Chart You Must See To Understand The Widespread Risk In The S&P 500 Today

I know, I know. Warren Buffett said that stocks today are actually on the cheap side.<p>I should note that he did qualify that remark that stocks are on …

HEDGE FUND READING LIST: Hundreds of investors say these 10 finance books are must-reads

GuilhermeMesquita/Shutterstock SumZero, a social network for buyside investors, asked its members to share their favorite investment books in their user profiles.<p>The list is based on 1,120 responses, and ranked from least to most recommended. You can consider it a hedge fund reading list.<p>The books …

Giant US fund manager to shake up UK investment market by halving fees

Vanguard pledges cheapest way to buy funds and investment ISAs with fees slashed to half of rivals such as Hargreaves Lansdown and Fidelity<p>A US fund manager has thrown down the gauntlet to high-charging rivals and financial advisers by slashing fees to less than half the UK average.<p>Vanguard will …

Opinion: How to make money by betting against passive investing

Pity the poor stock fund manager.<p>Since 2010, U.S. stock funds have been trounced by equity indices such as the S&P 500 Index. It’s gotten so bad that …

Warren Buffett says index funds make the best retirement sense 'practically all the time'

If you're looking for a simple plan to build your retirement savings, one of the world's most successful stock market investors has some clear advice.<p>…

The Myth Of Dollar Cost Averaging

"According to folklore, an aerodynamic engineer used LOGIC to prove a Bumblebee can't fly."<p><b>A Myth is a widely held but false belief</b>. Myths arise and …

Investing

Investment Heresy : Why Timing The Market Is Crucial

This posting will address that age old question: which is a better approach to investing, a “buy and hold” philosophy or one that attempts to “time …