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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 …

Public Speaking

7 Incredibly Useful Writing Tips From a Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author | Inc.com

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 writer, after a long stint at <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> as one of their most widely read commentators on …

Creative Writing

The Key to Nailing Any Presentation, According to a TEDx Speaker With 3 Million Views | Inc.com

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 in front of a group of people and saying something.<p>Why? It's easy to get caught up in …

Public Speaking

50 Inspiring Quotes About Writing from the World's Greatest Authors | Inc.com

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 major publishing and media firms, into the hands of millions of writers -- entirely for …

Literature

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 …

Stock Markets

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 …

What can I do to get my calves to grow?

<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 …

Exercise

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 …

Personal Finance

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 …

Stock Markets

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 …

Stock Markets

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. …

Personal Finance

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's

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 …

Investing

Evergreen | The Next Web

All stories in Evergreen<p>Supercharge your Echo device with these essential Alexa skills<p>The Echo Dot was Amazon's best-selling item during last weekend's post-Thanksgiving sales bonanza. Which means if you didn't buy one yourself you're probably getting one as a gift. If you're one of the millions of …

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 …

Marketing
Regulation

7 Odd Things Successful People Do Over the Summer That Lazy People Do Not | Inc.com

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, there might be once-a-year …

Success

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 …

Creative Writing
Investing

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

New analysis from Bank of America shows the S&P 500 to be expensive on 18 of 20 valuation measures.<p>The majority of those measures point to the S&P …

Investing

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 …

Investing
Investing

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 …

Investing

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>…

Investing

The Myth Of Dollar Cost Averaging

What, exactly is dollar cost averaging?<p>Does dollar cost increase returns?<p>Does dollar cost decrease risk?<p>"According to folklore, an aerodynamic …

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 …

Trading