Jamie Barnett

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A former comedy scout explains how to tell a good story at a party

If only they could hear themselves drone on. It's like watching an amateur comedian bomb onstage.<p>When I was a comedy scout in New York, I got to see plenty of this public masochism, and learned more about storytelling from people who bombed than people who killed.<p>The great comics make it look easy, …

Comedy

12 Habits to Dramatically Improve Your Sleep

Better sleep means better business. Here's how to get the best rest of your life-without sacrificing performance.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article was written by</i> <i>The Oracles</i> <i>member James Swanwick, who is an</i> <i>author</i><i>, entrepreneur, co-founder of</i> <i>Swanwick Sleep</i><i>, and</i> …

Televisions

How an emotional ‘hangover’ changes your brain

Emotional experiences can induce physiological and internal brain states that persist for long periods of time—an emotional “hangover.”<p>“How we …

The world’s most valued salesperson

Peter Mollins explains how marketers can help sales close the deal<p>The sales-CMO knows that her job just begins when prospects are passed to sales. …

Thought Leadership

10 Business Podcasts You Should Be Listening To (If You Aren't Already)



The definitive list of awesome business podcasts.<p>We've all heard by now that the most successful people read extensively. Bill Gates, Mark Cuban, Elon Musk. They all credit at least some of their success to regularly devouring books.<p>But for those of us who don't have the time, or simply want to …

Self-improvement

You are almost definitely not living in reality because your brain doesn’t want you to

• Information overload sucks, so we aggressively filter.<br>• Lack of meaning is confusing, so we fill in the gaps.<br>• We need to act fast lest we lose our chance, so we jump to conclusions.<br>• This isn’t getting easier, so we try to remember the important bits.<p><b>We don’t see everything.</b> Some of the information we …

The Brain

These 81 Questions Will Help You Increase Your Emotional Intelligence

Sharpening your emotional intelligence begins by learning to ask the right questions.<p>As emotional creatures, the way we feel plays a large role in the decisions we make.<p>That's why learning more about how emotions work is so valuable. Emotional intelligence (also known as EI or EQ), describes a …

What is an API? In English, please.

Before I learned software development, API sounded like a kind of beer.<p>Today I use the term so often that I have in fact recently tried to order an …

4 Ways to Hack Your Brain Chemicals to Become More Productive

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You might not have a money tree, but you can have the next best thing: a happiness tree. Happy people are more motivated and productive. Dopamine, Serotonin, Oxytocin and Endorphins are the quartet responsible for your happiness. Many …

Self-improvement

Sales Pipeline Management Spreadsheet

Any business owner will tell you that consistent sales are critical to the overall life and success of the company. Monitoring the sales funnel …

Analytics

Bible Plan to Solve Marriage Conflict, Resolve Family Strife

"I wish I never married you."<br>"I wish you were dead."<br>"I should have divorced you years ago."<br>"If this doesn't stop, I'll see a lawyer."<br>"I'm leaving, …

When Human Interactions Triggers Anxiety: Living With Social Anxiety Disorder

Social anxiety disorder (SAD) is painful to live with. What most people would consider an everyday, ordinary social interaction can send you into a tailspin, trigger anxiety, self-doubt and negative thought patterns. Fortunately, SAD is treatable. In this post, I sat down with Dr. Steve Orma, a …

Doing This Each Week Will Make Your Employees Happier

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

How Much Does It Cost to Start a Software Company?

A lot of startups talk about revenue, but not many talk about costs--operating or starting up.<p>How much money do you think it takes to start a software company? $10,000? $100,000? ONE MILLION DOLLARS?<p>A lot of startups talk about revenue, but not many talk about costs--operating or starting up.<p><i>Note:</i> …

7 Things People With Social Anxiety Do

Social anxiety disorder goes beyond being shy or introverted. It involves an extreme fear of social interaction, and it interferes with an individual's daily life. The symptoms usually begin around age 13 and persist into adulthood. But most people with social anxiety wait at least 10 years to get …

How to Transform Social Anxiety With One Simple Question

Have you ever done this? You're at the grocery store, holding two boxes of cereal reading the nutrition information, trying to decide which one to buy. Ultimately, you pick the one that most closely matches the things you value. Maybe it's organic, or has a lot of protein and fiber, maybe you just …

Why We Suffer From Anxiety And How To Fix It

For as long as I can remember, I was always anxiety-prone. Anxiety is a funny thing because most people I meet would describe me as being calm, quiet and perhaps a bit reserved. Over time, the anxiety got worse and I coped by diligently avoiding situations that would trigger anxiety.<p>For me, much of …

Self-help

7 steps to master Machine Learning with python

In this article I am going to give you the 7 steps to success to become a master in machine learning.<p>There are many Python machine learning resources …

Machine Learning

The Gold Rush of IoT and What It Means for Your Brand

Over the past year, the internet of things has made an interesting shift from devices to services.<p>Over the past year, the internet of things (IoT) has made an interesting shift from devices to services. Instead of focusing on the devices that connect to one another, companies have moved the focus …

PARENTING CHILDREN & TEENS WITH REACTIVE ATTACHMENT DISORDER

What doesn't work:<p>1. Attempting to persuade the RAD youngster to change his mind by presenting “logical, reasonable, or “practical information”. RAD …

Youth Ministry Feeds the Church and the Family

As youth workers, it’s essential to remember every student has a family he or she returns to when leaving youth group.<p>We can talk about how we view …

18 Things to Pray for Your Church

Have you ever been reading your Bible and noticed how Paul prays such rich, kingdom-saturated prayers for churches?<p>For the church in Thessalonica: …

The 4 Agreements of Mindful Selling

As an entrepreneur or freelancer, acquiring customers is a critical part of the job because you probably don't have a sales department. Initially, many of you might assume the product will speak for itself; it clearly fills a need and you've invested some real effort into a slick website and logo. …

9 Motivational Videos to Help You Succeed in Business and Life

Can a few minutes of watching change your life? These deeply inspirational videos just might.<p>There are videos that energize us, inspire us, and motivate us to do great things. Then there are the very few that do all of that--and touch us so deeply that we wind up watching them over and over. We …

Anybody Can Sell: 5 Key Strategies to Becoming a Top 5% Sales Performer

<b>How I learned the art of selling: My journey from an immigrant to a top sales award winner for a Fortune 100 company</b><p>I completed my MBA in international marketing from a top ranking school in the US. I was picked by my dream company for my dream role during campus recruitment. I was traveling the …

Customers

6 Free Facebook Marketing Tools to Juice Up Your Campaigns

We all want to squeeze more juice out of our Facebook marketing campaigns, but plenty of barriers stand in the way. Some of us are struggling to …

Social Media

13 Social Media Mistakes Almost Every Business Makes

How prevalent is social media? According to Pew Research Center, over 90 percent of retail brands are using two or more channels—and over half of all …

Social Media

3 Things Your Sales Team Needs From Your Marketing Team

Sales and marketing go hand in hand. Without effective marketing, there are no prospects to sell your product to. Without sales people to convert …