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5 Simple Steps for Getting Started With Gantt Charts

Before you start a new project, it helps to have a roadmap, some kind of clear overview of all the necessary steps and the order in which those steps need to occur. That's essentially what a Gantt chart is. It doesn't matter if the project is a personal one, like adding a deck to the back of your …

Project Management

How Lucid Dreaming Can Improve Your Motor Skills

Mental training is arguably as important as physical fitness. That argument is gaining strength as a growing body of literature unravels the …

4 Marketing Tactics That Might Be Scaring Your Customers Away

Avoid these four marketing mistakes that may send online customers running.<p>Halloween is just a week away. For retailers, the scariest thing that can happen doesn't involve spooks and monsters (those could actually be good tourist attractions). The biggest concern for many business owners and …

Gary Vaynerchuk on the difference between sales and marketing

Digital agency CEO and co-founder Gary Vaynerchuk talks about using search engines to generate sales, and why foosball tables don’t always hint at a creative company culture.<p>What’s your approach to leading a digital agency?<p>Realising that I work for my employees, instead of them working for me. It’s …

Marketing

How to Avoid Influence Killers: 4 Speech Habits to Kill Now

Are sloppy speech habits holding you back as a leader? Discover simple changes you can make now that will instantly increase your ability to influence others and raise your status as a speaker and a leader.<p>At what point would you stop listening to a speaker who opens with: "So, OK, I wanted to just …

5 strategies for remembering everything you learn

• Knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• Knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system often skips one of them. This is problematic, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

Learning

Sales of luxury London properties collapsed by 86% in past year

Developers scale down most opulent projects, with newbuilds divided into smaller homes, as increased taxes blamed<p>Billionaires are shunning the London luxury property market, with sales of “super prime” £10m-plus homes in the capital collapsing by 86% over the past year.<p>Just five properties were …

Housing

9 horrible body language habits that are hard to quit

It's an old cliché, but it's true. That's why body language is such a crucial part of communicating. The way you act can warp the entire meaning of what you're saying.<p>That being said, bad body language habits are the often hardest ones to break. We become so accustomed to slouching, averting our …

Why there's more to PR than media relations

There has been a lot of talk about how to help business leaders understand that media relations is just a tactic.<p>A couple years ago, I received a …

The Australian Watchmaker Using A Subtle Psychology Trick To Sell Less

We want what we can’t have. Not just in love. Or at the nightclub. Or when the new smartphone <i>conveniently</i> sells out on launch day. We want what we can’t have in <i>everything</i>. Our brains are inclined to associate scarcity with perceived value, which means that when a specific item is limited the more …

Customers

7 unforgettable leadership lessons from the ancient Roman conqueror Julius Caesar

After eliminating his rivals in a civil war, general and politician Gaius Julius Caesar began serving as dictator of Rome in 49 BCE.<p>He established a number of political reforms before getting stabbed to death on the Ides of March in 44 BCE.<p>This sparked yet another civil war that doomed the Roman …

World History

Secrets to Effective Storytelling You Won't Learn in a Public Speaking Class

Great speakers aren't born, they're made. Here's how I learned to tell a captivating story and improve business communication.<p>As the EVP and CMO of a software company, I'm required to speak--often. I have to face audiences ranging in size from boardrooms to convention halls, and I have to do so in …

4 Millennial Men with 4 Very Different Incomes Open Up About the Lives They Can Afford

From an overnight grocery stocker to the founder of a public-relations firm.<p><b>The median income for American millennials is $35,300.</b> That's according to the Federal Reserve's 2013 Survey of Consumer Finances, conducted every three years, which also finds a generation—roughly those aged 22 to 35—who …

Personal Finance

6 Lies We Believe About What It Is to Be Successful

Success isn’t common when starting your own business. When 50% of startups fail within the first five years the odds are already against you. People …

Entrepreneurship

Why Your PR Agency is a Waste of Money (Unless They Are Doing This)

Your public relations agency. You pay them thousands every month, but do you know exactly what they are doing?<p>Have you thought of hiring a PR agency? Do you have one already? Do you happen to know exactly what they are doing?<p>I don't work for a PR agency. I never have. I'm friends with a few people …