Lance Coleman

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6 Things Smart People Do to Have Really Interesting Conversations

Hate small talk? Tired of the same old questions? These six approaches will make you that much more interesting.<p>Next time you go to a traditional networking event, a cocktail party, or a dinner, do us all a favor: Lose the elevator pitch. That approach is quickly losing relevancy in making …

pearlywhites

The two mental shifts highly successful people make

<b>“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”</b> — Max Planck, German quantum theorist and Nobel Prize winner<p>There are two primary mental shifts that occur in the lives of all highly successful people. Many make the first, but very few make the second.<p>Both of these …

Self-improvement

21 Questions Amazon Asks Its Job Candidates

If you want to work for Jeff Bezos, you're going to have to answer some tough questions first.<p><b>Amazon goes to great lengths to ensure that they are hiring the right people.</b><p><b>We sifted through hundreds of Glassdoor reviews to find some of the company's toughest interview questions.</b><p><b>Questions about</b> …

Employment

Stop Exceeding Customer Expectations: To Create Immediate Loyalty Do This Instead

Everyone wants to exceed customer expectations, maybe it is time to modernize your methods.<p>Churn kills business.<p>A few years back I was part a global account team and we were failing with a Fortune 100 client. We tried everything: we looked at all of their business requirements and then went above …

Customer Experience

Neuroscience: This Simple 10-Minute Exercise Will Give Your Brain an Immediate and Lasting Boost

Scientists say it can give you a 14 percent gain in cognitive performance.<p>There are times when we need to have all our brain cells working at their very best to help us make the right decision, or solve a difficult problem, or do well on a test or examination. But, as we all know, our minds …

Exercise

27 underrated US destinations everyone should visit in their lifetime

If you're traveling in the US, cities like New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago are probably on the top of your list of places to see. Outside of big cities, however, there are also tons of smaller, underrated destinations that are totally worth a trip.<p>We asked our colleagues for their favorite, …

How to Write Posts That Actually Get Read and Shared

I had a call the other day with an entrepreneur who told me that his blog articles are like an echo chamber; it feels like he is talking to himself. …

Writing

A Genius, Extra-Crispy Path to Roasted Potatoes

In Toro Bravo, the cookbook, this recipe is modestly called “Potato Salad.” But have you ever seen a potato salad do <i>this</i>?<p>This so-called salad is served warm in loose tangles instead of a slick, cold mound, with flavors feistier and brighter than potato salads usually get to wear. But most …

An Appetizer So Good It Should Be Dinner

When you’re invited to a friend’s house for dinner, it’s impolite to gobble so many of the hors d’oeuvres that you have no room for the rest of the meal.<p>But the stuffed, roasted mini sweet peppers that my friend Meline Toumani made were so ridiculously tasty that I just didn’t have the will to …

Recipes

5 Classic Novels Everyone Should Read

One simple truth about life is that everyone has a reading lane. Whether it’s romance novels, or books about troubled former Navy SEALs racing …

Literature

These Five Apps Will Give You A History Fix

History isn’t dry, dusty books. It’s a living thing, that surrounds us and defines us in ways we may not expect. It’s just a question of learning it. While there’s a lot out there, from ebooks to podcasts, these five apps will help you get a better sense of history and start digging into the …

World History

Here's The Trick To Making Brussels Sprouts Taste Amazing

One secret ingredient changes everything.<p>I even asked him if he could taste any ingredient he didn't like and he had absolutely no idea what I was talking about.<p>Servings: 4<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>1 pound small to medium Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved<p>4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided<p>4 teaspoons …

A Good Story Is Always Far More Persuasive Than Facts and Figures

If you think a good story can't be more persuasive than compelling and irrefutable facts and figures, check out this real situation and the persuasive impact the story had on a group of top leaders.<p>I've written about the science of persuasion, how important it is know your audience and really …

Public Speaking

Listen: Voice recordings of black slaves

This video of the January 12, 1999 broadcast of <i>Nightline</i> is really quite remarkable. It shares clips of voice recordings made in the mid-twentieth …

5 things a trainer wishes you knew about getting abs

Your key to a six pack.<p>Aside from getting stronger, fitter and healthier, a lot of people have aesthetic goals too when they hit the gym - like getting ripped abs.<p>But there's a lot of BS floating around on the internet about how to actually 'get' abs by working out - so Shannon Jewell, personal …

Workouts

11 Unique Moves That Stretch and Massage Hard-to-Reach Muscles So Good

Whether or not you’re crushing HIIT workouts as often as you’re tossing back summer beers, stretching and self-myofascial release are critical for a …

Workouts

Slow-Cooker Corn Chowder Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Cut corn kernels from cobs using a sharp knife. Reserve 1 cup corn kernels. Place remaining corn kernels in a 5- to 6-quart slow …

To Lead Across Cultures, Focus on Hierarchy and Decision Making

Cultural differences in leadership styles often create unexpected misunderstandings. Americans, for example, are used to thinking of the Japanese as hierarchical while considering themselves egalitarian. Yet the Japanese find Americans confusing to deal with. Although American bosses are outwardly …

Management

Here's 7 Pancakes From Around The World That Will Change The Way You Think About Pancakes

Which one would you eat?

Disrupt Your Industry With Stellar Customer Service

I’ve been preaching for years that customer service is your competitive differentiator. I’ve made a career of it! There’s more than enough information about how to deliver better customer service. There’s more than enough proof about how it can make or break a business. Then, why don’t more …

Customer Experience

Here's Why Your Innovation Strategy Will Fail

Different types of problems need different types of solutions<p>,A decade ago, Apple looked unbeatable. It's launch of the iPhone completely revolutionized mobile phones and made good on Steve Jobs' vision of creating a hub of devices that connected people to technology. What's more, he did it with …

Innovation

All Extremely Confident People Give Up These 13 Habits

Real confidence is built through hard work and excellent habits.<p>Real confidence is not narcissism.<p>Although the two often get confused, people with narcissistic tendencies need everyone to think that they're special. They have a need for admiration and a sense of entitlement that's rooted in …

Self-help

Want Your Best Employees to Never Leave You? Ask Them 5 Simple Questions

Most important, leaders should be asking these questions before their best people mentally and emotionally check out.<p>Want to do something that will launch you into the new era of HR? Get rid of your exit interviews and replace them with "stay interviews."<p>If you're new to this concept, unlike the …

Employee Engagement

Five Customer Experience Insights From T-Mobile, Patagonia, Mozilla, WeTransfer And Work & Co

I was lucky enough to attend Collision, a tech and start up conference in New Orleans just over a week ago.<p>Now, a pure tech and start up conference is not usually my thing so whilst there were all sorts of fascinating start-ups, interesting applications of technology and enthusiastic entrepreneurs, …

Customer Experience

These lesser-known European National Parks will Take Your Breath Away

From stunning mountain peaks to deep, lush valleys, European national parks offer the most stunning and diverse landscapes. Travel to these national …

European Travel

4 Things Great Bosses Say to a New Employee That Most Bosses Never Think to Say

Want a new employee to truly hit the ground running? Say these four things.<p>You work hard to find, interview, and hire the right employees. They have great skills, great experience, and great attitude. So once they're hired and in the door, all you need to do is set them loose, right?<p>Not so fast. …

Employment

The Jimi Hendrix of the Bass: Watch a Busker Shred the Bass on the Streets of Newcastle

If you find yourself on the streets of Newcastle, England, you might stumble upon Ojay (aka Stephen Oliver Jones) busking away, doing things you …

Jimi Hendrix

A posture technique called the 'Kindly Brontosaurus' can get you whatever you want

In her helpful Slate piece on how to avoid and mitigate flight delays, Amy Webb stresses that the savvy air traveler must invest energy in grooming the airport staff.<p>"Stand next to the gate agent, even if they ask you to sit down," she writes. "Be polite but firm. … Ultimately, they just want you …

Seven Lessons From A Moving Company: How Service Leads To Sales

It’s been almost four years since we moved from a house to a condo. We used McGuire Moving and Storage in St. Louis. My wife heard they were excellent. Along with excellence comes a higher price, but I got what I paid for: a perfectly executed, hassle-free moving experience. They were amazing to do …

6 Steps to Writing Copy That Actually Converts

Most of the time, the art of exceptional copywriting boils down to understanding how to trigger action and emotion in your readers.<p>6. Try some individuality.<p>Your one-size-fits-all approach to content not working? Try shaking things up a bit.<p>This is not to say that you should start insulting your …

Marketing