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7 Secrets for Tackling Your 'To-Do' List Everyday

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When it comes to productivity, most of us start each day with the best intentions. We plan on plowing through every task that comes our way with maximum energy and creativity -- and minimal distractions. And, occasionally, things actually …

13 apps that will stop you from wasting time

These 13 apps will make scheduling less painful, help you keep track of what you are spending your time on, and even punish you for checking social media too much. They'll also help you see a big picture of how you spend your time and show you small tweaks that can carve out a few more hours of …

How to Impress Anyone in 30 Seconds or Less

Few things in life will help you more than knowing how to make an immediate great impression. Make note of these impressive habits.<p>Some experts estimate that 85 percent of your financial success comes not from your skills or knowledge but from your ability to connect with other people and engender …

5 Ways to Start a Conversation at a Networking Event

Learning to network successfully can help you grow your business more than anything else.<p>You've heard this over and over: One of the key strategies for every entrepreneur is to build, maintain, and grow a network. For many people, this is easy to say but hard to do. How do you approach others at a …

7 Exceptional Things You Can Learn From Motivational Speakers

A well seasoned motivational speakers competence to conquer peaks and achieve their goals, makes them flawless and an inspiration for many in several …

Motivation

Workforce Analytics Turns Human Resources into Strategic Business Partner

What’s the real reason why top-performers are leaving the company voluntarily? How much more revenue could sales teams generate if they had the precise combination of training and compensation they needed to do a better job? How can companies make sure the right people are in the right place short …

30 Questions to Help You Reflect and Get Excited for 2015

By reflecting on moments that happened in your life, externally and internally, you get deep into your subconscious and reassess whether your goals are in line with your priorities and values.<p><i>This post originally appeared on BrandMentalist.com</i><p>Another year has almost gone by, but now is the perfect …

Posters

Your Elevator Pitch Needs an Elevator Pitch

Ah, the elevator pitch. A favorite tool of the networking masses. A rite of passage of sorts. You’ve heard the scenario: you step into an elevator and go up one floor. The elevator doors open and in walks the client of your dreams. They start some small talk and ask, “What do you do?” and you’ve …

What New Team Leaders Should Do First

Getting people to work together isn’t easy, and unfortunately many leaders skip over the basics of team building in a rush to start achieving goals. But your actions in the first few weeks and months can have a major impact on whether your team ultimately delivers results. What steps should you …

What’s Your Language Strategy?

Photography: altrospazio, Roma<p>Artwork: Tomás Saraceno, Cloudy Dunes. When Friedman meets Bucky on Air-Port-City, 2006<p>Language pervades every aspect of organizational life. It touches everything. Yet remarkably, leaders of global organizations, whose employees speak a multitude of languages, often …

How to Write a Killer Resume

Applying for jobs but not getting called back? Here's how to get on hiring managers' radar.<p>A resume alone will never help you get hired. It has to be relevant and compelling enough to get your foot in the door. Having reviewed thousands of resumes myself, I've found that most of them read like a …

Presentation Tools That Go Beyond “Next Slide Please”

Data visualization luminary and Yale professor Edward Tufte famously suggested that PowerPoint would have been a presentation medium well-suited to a communist dictator. The program’s linear nature, its tendency to discourage interactivity, its inability to easily share the information it contains, …

9 Things Great Speakers Always Do

From Martin Luther King to Malala Yousafzai, whether you're giving a wedding toast or an address to thousands, here are nine key practices from some of the best public speakers in history.<p>Whether you're giving a wedding toast, a TED talk, or an important address to an audience of thousands, you …