Jessica Surdin

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7 Powerful Things You Should Always Be Able to Say About Yourself

What you say about yourself has much to do with how you will succeed.<p>There are elements within ourselves that can either sabotage our success or lead us to greatness. In my bestselling book, <b>The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness,</b> I speak about seven characteristics that can …

Self-improvement

Read This Before Joining as Employee 1 to 20 at a Startup

Stacy La made the leap from design at Yammer and Microsoft to Clover Health, when the bootstrapped startup was only four people. Now, the company's …

The Beautiful, Forgotten Color Language Of 19th-Century Naturalists

Veinous Blood Red. Broccoli Brown. Smoke Grey.<p>Color swatches seem like a modern invention. Pantone, for instance, is tied up with the emerging post-World War II economy that needed to standardize colors in products and print media around the world. Paint companies, using carefully standardized …

Indian Ocean

16 Practical Tips For Anyone Who Wants To Write A Book

If you want to write, you've got to read.

10 Essential Tips to Know Before You Start Holiday Baking

We're in the midst of the most wonderful time of the year: holiday baking season! Whether you're a budding baker taking your baking sheets on their …

Dessert

7 Storytelling Structures to Improve Your Presentations (Infographic)

What your favorite plots and your next business presentation should have in common.<p>1 min read<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 …

Public Speaking

The UX Design Trends to Watch out for in 2018

There’s no such thing as “too early” in web design. By the time you implement the user experience (UX) design trends of today, the industry is …

How to protect your design job from robots, according to three top designers

Robots are taking over your job. That is, if you believe futurist Thomas Frey, who predicted that 2 billion jobs will have disappeared by 2030.<p>In a study about the Future of Employment, Oxford University academics ranked 700 occupations according to their probability of computerisation. The design …

Jobs-to-Be-Done in Your UX Toolbox

<i>Steph Troeth</i> rallies the workshop elves around an idea for revolutionising their worksheets and giving them a new way to think about approaching each …

Unicorn Battle uses buzzwords to measure a startup’s ‘unicornibility’

When startup founders pitch at a TechCrunch event, they usually don’t just get on-stage and starting shouting out buzzwords.<p>Today, however, one of the teams at the Disrupt Berlin hackathon really did begin their presentation by rattling off words and phrases like “Internet of Things!” and …

We Need to Talk About This. Content Marketing and Public Relations are Not the Same Thing!

By: Hillel Fuld (@Hilzfuld)Long overdue post. Long overdue. If I had a dime for every startup that confused content marketing and PR, I would be able …

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines—for People Who Haven't Read Them

<i>Alan Dalton</i> takes a detailed look at WCAG on this UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Remember, Christmas is a time of good will to …

The secret to being a top developer is building things! Here’s a list of fun apps to build!

You can only become a great developer by putting the effort in. Imagine for a moment — You can’t become fit physically by reading a lot about …

Time To Interactive – Measuring more of the user experience

Sometimes it feels like we keep inventing new metrics just to mess with people and move the goalposts but for the most part new performance metrics …

3 Unquestionable Behaviors Separating Great Leaders From Mere Bosses

What does it take to be a truly great leader? Ask yourself another, much more important question.<p>If you're in management, you've probably sat through a workshop or two or read plenty of books on how to lead others. For the most part, the focus is to change unwanted behaviors and the methods …

workimprovement

How to Control Your Emotions During a Difficult Conversation

It’s hard not to get worked up emotionally when you’re in a tense conversation. After all, a disagreement can feel like a threat. You’re afraid you’re going to have to give up something — your point of view, the way you’re used to doing something, the notion that you’re right, or maybe even power – …

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