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15 Body Language Secrets of Successful People

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Our bodies have a language of their own, and their words aren’t always kind. Your body language has likely become an integral part of who you are, to the point where you might not even think about it.<p>If that’s the case, it’s …

Body Language

Create a better user experience by changing the way you write

As a copywriter who’s written online content for the likes of BBC, Yahoo and Nokia, I have always thought about how the text appears on web pages. I …

How to Motivate Yourself When Your Boss Doesn’t

Let’s face it: some bosses are not inspiring. They don’t motivate us to perform at our best — let alone improve our skills. What should you do if your boss is too hands-off, ambivalent, or downright demotivating? How can you keep your engagement up and your own professional goals on track? Is it …

You're Never Too Young To Be A Leader

Most people near the starts of their careers aren't typically thought of as leaders in the workplace. Not only do they inhabit a low spot in the office hierarchy and lack experience and skills, but also many are too timid and insecure to assume a leadership role. But with the right attitude, an …

Leadership

5 Incredibly Easy Ways To Spread Kindness, Every Day

Grand gestures and philanthropic acts are wonderful, but they're just that -- grand. They require time, planning and, often, a substantial financial investment.<p>Fortunately, research has shown that smaller acts can have serious payoffs as well, both on the giving and receiving end. Everyday kindness …

7 Habits of the Most Joyful People in the Office

Want to be happy? Try adopting these habits to change your mood.<p>Want to change your mood around the office? It all starts with your actions.<p>Smile when you walk in the door and people will know you are ready to get things done. Look down at the floor and smirk at people waiting for that morning …

Video Conferencing

This 5-Minute Exercise Will Make You a Better Leader

Struggling with too much stress? Take a few minutes to focus your mind.<p>We've all had moments like these. You're facing stress, frustration, and what seems like an insurmountable business problem. You feel overwhelmed, and you don't know what to do. The ancient practice of yoga can help--even if you …

Yoga

8 Bad Habits That Ruin Good Presentations

Even the best presentation can flop if you indulge in any of these common but avoidable habits.<p>I recently came across a fantastic article by the sales consultant and trainer Colleen Francis about common presentation mistakes that salespeople make in front of customers. As I read it, I realized that …

Public Speaking

6 Habits of Super Successful People

There is no 'secret' to success. You need discipline, perseverance, and six simple skills that anyone can (and should) build into in their daily routine.<p>Why are some people more successful than others? There’s really no mystery: It's because they do things differently than people who are less …

Self-improvement

2 Interview Questions That Separate the Doers from the Poseurs

If you know the work that needs to be done, it only takes two questions to determine if a candidate is knowledgeable -- and competent. Here they are.<p>Many years ago I received a phone call from a company owner who had heard me speak at a business leader's conference about <i>Hiring and Getting Hired</i>. He …

Employment

The Importance of Saying Thank You

These two simple words can help you in many different professional and personal situations.<p>People constantly ask me for career advice--students, recent grads and even seasoned pros. I want to help everyone but it's just not possible.<p>When I do give someone my undivided attention or a personal …

Employment

5 Easy Daily Habits to Build a Healthier You

Forget massive changes to your diet, exercise, or lifestyle. Try simple, small changes you can definitely stick with.<p>How long do most New Year's resolutions last? A week? Maybe a month?<p>Makes sense if you think about it: no matter how much you may want to stick to your resolution, the pressures of …

Holistic Medicine

12 Things Successful People Do in the First Hour of the Workday

It is crucial that you start your day off right. Here are some ways to make sure you begin your workday with the best mindset possible and boost your productivity.<p>The first hour of the workday is critical, since it can impact your productivity level and mindset for the rest of the day.<p>"Successful …

Time Management

How We Built a New Company Culture

Too often, any thought of changing a culture, never mind rebuilding it, seems like a Sisyphean task; the weight of the status quo ultimately rolls back and crushes such efforts.<p>I learned this while leading a turnaround of NPS Pharmaceuticals, a biotechnology company that now specializes in creating …

4 Reasons You Shouldn’t Try To Do Everything Yourself

Don’t go it alone. We’re busting the myth of the lone victor, from the wild west to Silicon Valley.<p>America is built on the backs of the so-called “self-made” individual–the penniless immigrant who dies a railroad baron, the intrepid pioneer who tamed the savage West.<p>Stories of Davy Crockett …

Five Things Great Managers Do Every Day

When you hear the term inspirational leader, you may get images of someone who’s achieved considerable success, or is a brilliant strategist able to amass a personal fortune. Or perhaps you consider someone who gives rousing motivational speeches worthy of a TED talk – an iconoclast who changes the …

Never Give A Boring Presentation Again

The experience of sitting through a truly terrible presentation is nearly universal. The dozens of identically-themed PowerPoint slides stacked with text, the useless handouts, the tense, miserable minutes of silence during the time allotted for Q&A–presentations rarely energize a team or allow the …

Tablets in Education

Another education-ish shot. Remember back in third grade, when they made you learn how to write in cursive? I wonder how much longer that’s going to …

How The Most Successful Brands Dominate Instagram, And You Can Too

While Instagram is one of the fastest growing apps, it is also surprisingly one of the most underutilized by marketers. Stand out above the competition with these seven tips for using Instagram like a pro.<p>More than 16 billion photos have been shared on Instagram. With an average of 55 million …

Social Media

Characteristics That Transform Ordinary People Into Champions In Any Role In Life

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader,” said John Quincy Adams. At our company, Fishbowl, we can spot a leader simply by watching how they play the game of work. We have discovered that most players naturally fall into three teams.<p>Team …

OpenTable Is Moving From 'Transactional' To 'Experiential'

OpenTable is all about “how to create great dining experiences for people,” said Matt Roberts OpenTable CEO said in a recent interview.<p>The company has articulated in recent communications with investors that it wants to expand their relationship with their two constituencies, Diners and …

In the wake of WhatsApp, these companies are vying for title of “next big thing”

<i>This sponsored post is produced in association with Life360.</i><p>What was perhaps most shocking about Facebook’s acquisition of WhatsApp two months ago for over $16 billion wasn’t the price, it was the fact that nobody saw the deal coming. Whatever the reason, whether it was that the majority of users …

How Do I Avoid Being A Micromanager?

You need to make sure things get accomplished but you don’t want to be the boss that everyone hates–the dreaded micromanager. Leadership coach Lolly Daskal and Psychologist Art Markman offer their advice in how to balance this tricky situation.<p>The micromanager might be one of the most common “bad …

Why You Should Build Change Into The Fabric Of Your Business

If you want to embrace change, get comfortable with failure, flexibility, and the idea that you can’t do it alone.<p>Few things are as exciting as seeing a business really embrace change.<p>It’s about more than just setting up a change management team or sending your leadership group on brainstorming …

How Valuable Is Your Idea, Really? Guidelines As To When You Can And Should Share Your Ideas

I can’t count the number of times I’ve heard the phrase “I have a great idea that is going to make me millions, but I can’t tell you what it is. Can you give me advice on what to do with it?” My answer is almost always “No, not without some clue as to what you’re talking about.” Everyone, it seems …