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An analysis of 700 presentations revealed that adopting one speaking skill can make you more persuasive

The data firm Quantified Communications has added to the growing body of evidence that storytelling plays a critical role in effective business presentations.<p>Quantified Communications maintains a large database of written and spoken communication from Fortune 500 executives, TED speakers, political …

The Most Compelling Speakers Do These 14 Things |

Stage fright is horrible. The nerve-wracking anxiety that you're going to lose your notes, forget how to speak in public, or suddenly discover that you've arrived on the wrong day all contribute to many people being uncomfortable or unwilling to share their knowledge in public.<p>The truth is that …

Public Speaking

11 of the Greatest Movie Twists of All Time

You didn't see these coming.<p>It was Earth all along! He's actually dead! That's not really a little girl!<p>A good twist can make a movie, especially the sort that completely blindsides you and turns the who film upside down while still making you smack your head and cry "Of course!". Here are cinema's …


11 Super Inspiring Muhammad Ali Quotes |

Throughout his career, Muhammad Ali--the late heavyweight-boxing champion, Olympic gold medalist, and civil rights activist--garnered a reputation for his positive and motivational outlook on life. While he never went into business himself, quite a business empire was built around his athletic …


40 things that every man should know by the age of 40

The generations are changing, and the experience of turning 40 in today's world is probably a million miles away from when the Baby Boomers turned 40. After all, they all had steady careers, they’d bought their houses for three bob and six, and most of their children were grown up.<p>So what does …

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20 World-Class Presentation Experts Share Their Top Tips

Have you ever sat through a presentation that seemed to slog on and on? Presenters that are disorganized, dwell on trivial information and give long winded explanations that lead nowhere?<p>Too many presentations are afflicted by poor planning and poor visuals. The audience who come to see these …

Presentation Design 101: How to build presentations that really engage [with templates]

<i>Keep audiences visually engaged with a slick, well-designed presentation.</i>If you’ve ever had to present to a group of people, you know how …


Successful Movements All Have 3 Acts

Leaders of world-changing movements, from social leaders such as Martin Luther King Jr. to business leaders such as Steve Jobs, persuade people to follow them into the unknown, the unpredictable, the untested. Because change is both scary and difficult, they also help those followers push through …

Weekend Challenge: 2-Move Ab Workout

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle<p>How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. …

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Watch: A Guide to Toasting Beer Around the World

Brew blog Let's Grab a Beer is helping the world become better universal drinkers with their new video featuring toasting etiquette around the world. …

10 Tips and Quotes From the Best Leadership Books of the Year |

Leadership is not about who you know, or why you know it, or how much you are paid to lead. It's often about what you know and how you apply that knowledge. That's why I've decided to scour the best books on leadership that were published this year and present a quote from each that, in my opinion, …


Thought Leadership Publications & Reports - Inspiration for Business Leaders

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Winning in China’s Changing Medtech Market

Transforming the Business Portfolio

Corporations undertake a strategic restructuring of their business portfolio to reinvent themselves and achieve a competitive advantage. Whether the …


Thought Leadership Publications & Reports - Inspiration for Business Leaders

Less Can Be More for Product Portfolios

Attacking Complexity While Enhancing the Value of Diversity<p>By , , and<p>Contact the Authors<p>Partner & Managing Director<p>Partner & Managing Director<p>Love …

Making Big Data Work: Health Care Payers and Providers

The Value-Based Hospital: A Transformation Agenda for Health Care Providers

The Shifting Economics of Global Manufacturing

Bill Bartmann, founder of CFS2, has written a new book |

Talk about ups and downs: Bill Bartmann grew up poor, was no stranger to booze or gangs, had a bad accident and was told he'd never walk again, got rich, went broke, and is now on the rise. And mobile. No wonder his memoir is titled <i>Bouncing Back</i>. Who better to offer advice on how to recover from …

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How to Conduct an Internal Interview

Organizations spend the majority of their hiring resources on finding and screening external candidates. But when you need to fill a position, the most cost-effective and practical thing you can do is hire someone from within. In fact, most hiring in companies is done internally. Still, the …

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