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7 Tips To Becoming A Keynote Speaker People Can't Wait To Hear

For a lot of people, there’s nothing more terrifying than public speaking. Even though people often say I look like I feel very comfortable on stage, I still get very nervous before I speak to a large group.<p>That’s because there are so many things to think about when you get in front of a group of …

Public Speaking

30 Summer Salads You Need to Try

Between stopping for salty street food, noshing on fried carnival fare, and one-too-many ice cream truck rendezvous, sometimes all you need is a …

11 Annoying Habits Of Salespeople That Damage The Experience For Prospects

The average manager or director at a Fortune 500 company receives 70-100+ emails every day. I should know; I spent nearly 20 years in Corporate America before joining a marketing technology startup earlier this year. I would estimate that 20-40% of the entire job of a manager or director is …

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Never, Ever Go To A Job Interview Without These 10 Things

The key to a great job interview is preparation.<p>As somebody who has interviewed thousands of candidates I can tell you that it is very sad to meet a candidate who is smart and friendly — but also, sadly unprepared for the interview.<p>When you ask a candidate, “What do you know about our company so …

Job Interviews

Master the Art of Closing a Sale: Remember These 3 Things

I have a friend who just quit her last corporate job. In a matter of two months, she’s managed to have $39,000 of proposals out. She’s also closing …

Small Business

Best Buy's CEO led the retailer in an incredible turnaround — here's how the company is defying the retail apocalypse

When Hubert Joly was named CEO of Best Buy in 2012, he was presented with what he calls an "all-you-can-eat menu of challenges."<p>Best Buy's sales were plummeting. The retailer couldn't compete on e-commerce. The previous CEO had left amid scandal, and the company's founder was fighting an open …

Home Depot

17 Simple Things Successful Executives Do Every Day, No Matter What

The things you repeatedly do define your quality of life.<p>Whether it's your physical condition, emotional outlook or level of productivity, the things you repeatedly do every day define your quality of life. Here are the daily habits several executives credit for the success they have achieved in …

How 'Icarus' Accidentally Exposed A Major 'Ocean's Eleven-Style' Doping Scheme

Nearly every sport has been hit with news of doping — of athletes using illegal performance-enhancing drugs. Perhaps the most famous example is cyclist Lance Armstrong, who denied doping allegations for years and then admitted using performance-enhancing drugs in 2013. That's where the documentary</i> …

Doping

50 Healthy Mediterranean Diet Recipes and Meal Ideas

Consider this your Mediterranean diet menu: These lunch and dinner ideas make following the Mediterranean diet easier (and tastier) than ever.<p>The …

Want a Side Hustle That'll Actually Make You Rich in 2018? Read This Book Now | Inc.com

The podcast Don't Keep Your Day Job with Cathy Heller showcases creatives who make a living doing what they love. It tells the stories of people who have figured out how to pursue their life's purpose and get paid for it (it was also, incidentally, the #1 podcast in the "New Year, New You" podcast …

Entrepreneurship

Chocolate Hummus Is Better Than Cookie Dough—Here’s How to Make it at Home

Not going to lie, when I first heard chocolate hummus was a new thing, I couldn't decide whether it was genius or downright weird. Now that I've made …

Dessert

In-N-Out employees can work their way up to $160,000 a year with no degree or previous experience

There's a secret sauce to In-N-Out Burger's success. It pays employees really well.<p>The West Coast burger sensation pays store managers an average yearly salary of more than $160,000, which is about triple the industry average, according to the latest California Sun newsletter. There is no college …

Employment

Why Warren Buffett Is Right About Bitcoin (Investors, Take Note) | Inc.com

Warren Buffett, Jamie Dimon and Jim Cramer all have the same advice regarding Bitcoin: <i>Stay away.</i><p>In fact, Buffett has even gone on record, stating, "I can say with almost certainty that [cryptocurrencies] will come to a bad ending...we'll <i>never</i> have a position in them."<p>Unfortunately, these sages of …

Blockchain

Designing The Luxury Kitchen of Tomorrow Today

This past week some 60,000+ people gathered in Orlando, FL at the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) hosted by the National Kitchen and Bath Association. It’s where companies that supply the kitchen and bath trade showcase their wares to interior designers, retailers and dealers, architects, …

Kitchens

Why People Really Quit Their Jobs

People don’t quit a job, the saying goes — they quit a boss. We’ve heard it so many times that when we started tracking why employees leave Facebook, all bets were on managers. But our engagement survey results told a different story: When we wanted to keep people and they left anyway, it wasn’t …

Kohler's new smart fixtures make Alexa your bathroom buddy

While Kohler is best known for its classic bathroom fixtures, over the past few year it's released a few high-end smart products, like toilets. But now the company is expanding to the whole bathroom. The brand introduced a new platform at CES, Kohler Konnect, that runs on a new line of products …

Cold Calling is Dead. Here's an Effective New Approach | Inc.com

Cold calling doesn't work because no one like to be on the receiving end. (and most likely, your sales reps hate it too). Are your sales reps cold calling hundreds of prospects a day without seeing much success? It's time to quit the old-school tactics.<p>Do you like being cold called? How often do …

eBooks

3 Reasons Why You Should Start A Business In This $400 Billion Industry That Most Entrepreneurs Ignore | Inc.com

Some say it's $400 billion. Other estimate it to be over $800 billion. To put it in perspective... this industry is 6 to 13 times larger than digital advertising. In fact, Google, Amazon, and Bing are fighting to see who's boss in this space.<p>I'm talking about the home services industry, which …

Entrepreneurship

40 Essential Instant Pot Links

Because I've been experimenting with the Instant Pot quite a bit lately, I've been getting a lot of questions. Many times my answer is a link. A link …

Long-Term Health Comes Down To Two Main Habits, Says Researcher

In the ongoing search for health and longevity, researchers have looked to parts of the world where people live the longest—the “blue zones,” which include Sardinia, Italy; Okinawa, Japan; Icaria, Greece; Loma Linda, California; and Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica. In these places people tend to live …

Ikigai

Take Ownership: How to Rise Up as a Leader in 2018 | Inc.com

I'm often asked what is the number one skill that I would focus on if I want to achieve success in business and in life. My answer is always leadership.<p>There is a leader within everyone, and I am obsessed with pulling this out. I've spent the past 15 years as an entrepreneur studying leaders and …

Motivation

To Get People to Change, Make Change Easy

It is 9:00AM in our New York City office, and one of us (Jordan) stops by the fifth-floor kitchen to pick up a free piece of fruit — a healthy perk that Weight Watchers offers its employees. When he arrives, he faces a familiar sight: the bananas are already gone and only the oranges remain. When …

Famed Soccer Player Announces Retirement With Unabashedly Christian Message

Famed soccer star Kaká, the former A.C. Milan and Real Madrid midfielder, announced his retirement Sunday with a blatantly Christian message.<p>The …

This Evangelical Leader Denounced Trump. Then the Death Threats Started.

Jen Hatmaker is one of the most popular religious figures in America—and she is paying a steep price for speaking out for what she believes.<p>Last fall, Jen Hatmaker, a popular evangelical author and speaker, started getting death threats. Readers mailed back her books to her home address, but not …

Faith

This 24-Year-Old NFL Quarterback Just Taught Us How to Bounce Back From a Setback | Inc.com

Everyone in life has had a setback. Whether it's losing loved one, a job, a big account, or failing with a business, it happens every day across the world.<p>While I don't have the answers to why bad things happen to good people, one superstar athlete has a perspective that can help anyone …

Football (U.S.)

Former Facebook Exec: 'You Don’t Realize It But You Are Being Programmed'

This is the year everyone—including founding executives—began publicly questioning the impact of social media on our lives.<p>Last month, Facebook’s …

Ten Ways To Make Your LinkedIn Profile Attractive To Recruiters

Just like it makes sense to regularly update your resume, you want to regularly update your other career branding tools, including your LinkedIn profile. If you’re in job search mode, the target audience for your LinkedIn profile is the recruiter. You want recruiters to find your profile when they …

Employment

How to Control Your Emotions During a Difficult Conversation

It’s hard not to get worked up emotionally when you’re in a tense conversation. After all, a disagreement can feel like a threat. You’re afraid you’re going to have to give up something — your point of view, the way you’re used to doing something, the notion that you’re right, or maybe even power – …

Emotional Intelligence

Why You Need To 'Lose the Resume' To Land A Job: 4 Things To Do To Seize Your Next Opportunity

A low unemployment rate and a steadily growing economy continue to coax people into the job market with the belief that a favorable macroeconomic picture guarantees them a new position. They’re also getting the nudge from the fact that staying in their current job will likely result in a base pay …

Employment

Give Less Respect, Get Less Productivity

I recently had similar discussions with two employees in two different industries about what caused them “not to go the extra mile” for their employers.<p>They were both very good employees – smart, hard working and professional. But in both instances there was a common thread that caused them to feel …

Employee Engagement