Jeanette Peacock

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6 Things Great Speakers Always Do: A TEDx Organizer Shares the Secrets of Becoming a TEDx Speaker

Tips from TEDx Executive Producer Tricia Brouk for how to become a better speaker... and how you can someday give your own TED Talk.<p>We all want to be better speakers. Maybe, in our secret heart of hearts, we'd like to give a TED Talk. Maybe we'd like to be a TEDx speaker.<p>So I asked an expert for …

Public Speaking

12 Things Mentally Strong People Do That Nobody Else Does

Most people run away from their fears, but not the mentally strong.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You’ve no doubt heard a million times that you should exercise. But how many people have suggested that you become more mentally fit?<p>I’m not just talking about doing a …

Self-help

Google Spent Years Studying Successful Teams. Here's the 1 Thing That Mattered Most

If you trust someone is looking after your best interests, you will do almost anything that person asks.<p><i>This column is an adapted excerpt from my new book,</i> EQ Applied: The Real-World Guide to Emotional Intelligence.<p>A few years ago, a research team at Google set out on a quest to figure out what …

Self-improvement

The active mindset: A sure way to avoid being bored with life

“I’m bored.” When’s the last time you said that? I bet not too long ago.<p>If you give me 4 minutes, I’ll tell you why that’s a bad sign.<p>In the past, I …

Self-improvement

Can the 'Not-School' Movement Help Kids Re-Engage with Learning?

In a new paper, Australian researcher Dr. Thomas Stehlik asserts that the alternative educational approach known as the “not-school” movement can …

Pedagogy

The Link Between Exercise and Memory (and Sleep?)

Exercise is good for the brain. Your regular jog or spin class benefits memory and executive function. If you do it three or four times a week, …

Humanity

Accelerate your learning curve with these 5 practical tips

Have you seen those articles with headlines that promise the impossible?<p>“1000X your personal growth!”<br>• “Change your life in 10 seconds!”<br>• “Learn …

Parents Are Sharing Their Best Hacks For Streamlining Their Morning Routine

Between getting yourself ready for work and getting your kids ready for school, mornings can be a real nightmare for parents. But as one mom on …

How 'Mark As Unread' Is Making You Drop The Ball

When it comes to daily habits, change is incredibly hard. So learning that something you do many times a day, all day, every day, is not serving you could be traumatic. So sit down for this one. It might shake the foundation upon which your daily productivity is built.<p>Yes, it’s true: “Mark as …

The More List and the Less List

A long time reader named Janice recently suggested an exercise to me that I tried out at the beginning of the month and have found to be really …

Productivity

Why An Evening Routine Is More Important Than A Morning Routine

Nowadays, there is all this hype around morning routines. In fact, the topic of morning routines has become one of the most popular topics overall, …

Students See Anxiety and Time Management Among Top Challenges to Finishing Degrees

For many of today’s students, the biggest obstacles to finishing college are logistical and emotional, not academic.According to a new survey …

'Take more breaks', 4 other facts about author Daniel Pink's scientific secrets of perfect timing

Author Daniel Pink researched the science of timing to see how time of day affects what we do and how we do it.<p>On Wednesday’s <i>St. Louis on the Air</i>, …

You make or break your life between 5-7 a.m.

While serving a humanitarian and ecclesiastical mission at the age of 20, I learned potentially the most important lesson of my life. How you spend …

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Think Small—and Big Things Will Happen

It happens <i>every</i> semester. During the first week of class, a student sends an email lamenting his seemingly unreasonable workloads, impending …

9 Daily Rituals to Boost Your Performance at Work (Infographic)

In a rut? These daily rituals can help lift you up.<p>Some rituals might seem like nonsense, but it turns out, they can be helpful when it comes to productivity and job performance. Studies have shown that rituals can help us take on tough challenges at work, boost productivity and even decrease …

Infographics

Planning the Week as a Solopreneur

My Bootstrapping Journey<p>Week 3 — Retrospective<p>When sitting down for these weekly write-ups, I always feel lost. I have the worst imaginable memory …

You Can And Should Wake Up Early to Workout. Here’s Why.

You're not a morning person. It's hot out. You need to finish this dream about swimming with monkeys. There are myriad reasons for not exercising in …

How the Eisenhower box can organize your life

In a typical day, how many things are scribbled on your to-do list? You might have a key deadline for a work project or family commitments to handle. …

4 soft skills you should have mastered by age 30

By the time you’re blowing out the candles on your 30th birthday cake, most professionals have been working for a solid eight years. Throw in …

Emotional Intelligence

Study finds that mastering prerequisites—not taking calculus in high school—better predicts success in college

The word alone is enough strike terror into the hearts of even the most accomplished students, but for those who break out in cold sweats at the …

Six Steps To Becoming A Master Of Critical Thinking

Critical thinking stars are balanced thinkers. They practice moderation to insure against the perils of overthinking or underthinking. They are devotees of appropriateness and walk a path of situational awareness.<p>Real critical thinkers are disciplined in their craft of issue resolution. They honor …

Critical Thinking

Scientifically Backed Habit Can Make You More Productive And Happier At Work

Have you ever wished you could stretch time? Or that you could pack more into every minute? I bet each of us has experienced that feeling when working on tight deadline or simply trying to get through the multitude of responsibilities we have. Although we can’t physically create time, we could use …

Duke University

What Happens To Your Brain When You're Dehydrated? The Results Can Be Kind Of Scary

We all know that drinking water is literally the best thing we can do for our bodies. It helps us regulate our internal body temperature, digest our …

New Infographic: 12 Strategies to Manage the Modern Classroom

Innovative educators know they have to update classroom management strategies in the modern classroom. Here are twelve strategies to do just that. <i></i> …

Education Technology

Growth mindset interventions yield impressive results

A growth mindset is the belief that intellectual abilities are not fixed, but can be developed. Do students who are taught a growth mindset earn …

Science Just Discovered a Dead Simple Trick to Boost Concentration

Actually, some types of multitasking might be a good idea after all, according to the latest research.<p>You've probably heard that multitasking will rot your brain. I've written plenty of posts on the subject myself. Here's one saying that doing two or more things at once makes you as dumb as being …

Brain Waves: Lesson Plan | UNC

Researchers at UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine are studying the ways in which brain cells communicate with each other. Their findings could lead …

EQ Experts Tell Entrepreneurs to Do These 4 Things to Stay Relevant and Be an Effective Leader

Because who doesn't want to thrive both professionally and personally?<p>Emotional intelligence (EQ) is the most powerful predictor for professional success, even more than intelligence and personality, says Soulaima Gourani, a career development expert and author of the book <i>Take Control Over Your</i> …

Emotional Intelligence

How To Engage Any Audience, Anywhere, Anytime

Today, everyone is a publisher, author, speaker, entrepreneur, or thought leader… so much so that almost no one can cut through the clutter.<p>No worries.<p>Four simple principles will enable you to find and engage others. They are:<p><b>Tell stories that matter</b>: Last year, I wrote a short post on LinkedIn …

Retirement Planning