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The Best Elevator Pitch: 17 Ways to Persuasively Tell Your Story

Maybe you're starting a company or managing an initiative in a large corporation.<p>Or you're promoting a product or service--or yourself.<p>Or you're formally presenting to a senior leader or hoping to grab a few minutes with venture capitalists at a conference.<p>In all these situations, you need an …

Elevator Pitches

You’re probably making a better first impression than you think

People tend to like us more than we think they do, a new study finds. Plus, how to guarantee you’re making the best first impression possible.<p>You <i>can</i> …

Dow Jones

13 Underrated Skills That Agencies Look For In New Hires

There are a number of traits that employers look for when hiring new talent. However, sometimes there are skills not included in a traditional job listing that can add exponential value to a position or company.<p>We asked members of the Forbes Agency Council about their thoughts on the most …

Creative Work

How to hack your memory and remember almost anything

My foray into the world of memorisation began with a single memory — a startling, gut-wrenching memory, at that. I was in France, visiting my …

Living Rooms

Want To Get Hired Quickly? Play The Numbers Game To Win

Even if your resume, pitch and communications skills are stellar and your background is in demand, you may still be in for a long job search. Many opportunities simply won’t pan out through no fault of your own; budgets, priorities and hiring managers can change unexpectedly. To ensure that you’ll …

Employment

This Simple LinkedIn Trick Will Help Potential Employers Find You When You’re Looking for a New Job

This simple profile tweak can boost your chances of getting a job on LinkedIn.<p>Looking for a job? One tiny aspect of your LinkedIn profile could be …

Employment

9 mistakes you're making on LinkedIn that are putting off recruiters and making it harder to find a job

LinkedIn can be a powerful tool for connecting with recruiters or those in your network who could help you to the next stage of your career.<p>Unless, of course, you're scaring them off before they can even connect with you.<p>Career coaches Marc Dickstein and Evangelia Leclaire shared with Business …

Hobbies

Fall Harvest Baked Apples Recipe

"After the first fall harvest of delicious apple varieties, give this recipe a try. Serve with our without ice cream, BUT always serve …

Recipes

This 30-Minute Workout Builds Muscle and Burns Fat in Less Than Half the Time of a Normal Workout

How working with an Army Ranger helped me achieve twice the results in less than half the time.<p>For many years, I exercised for at least one hour a day, five days a week. It seemed legitimate, yet I never felt as fit as I expected given the time I invested.<p>Then I discovered a workout that achieved …

Exercise

Most Job Candidates Fail My Simple Interview Test Right Away. Here's How.

Here are five things you can do to make your job hunt easier.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every single time I interview a candidate for a position at work, I always start out by saying, “Tell me about yourself.”<p>Of course, I start with a little small talk here and …

Use this Harvard Law checklist to prepare for any negotiation

When it comes to workplace conflict, many of us sabotage ourselves. Instead of preparing for difficult conversations—which requires dealing with uncomfortable emotions and complex strategies—we avoid the issue until we’re forced to confront it, face-to-face. Emotions like anger and fear then get …

A quick guide to solar panels and home batteries in the UK

With prices endlessly spiraling upwards and the majority of the UK’s energy still produced by burning fossil fuels, solar panels offer homeowners the …

How to Write the Perfect Business Plan: A Comprehensive Guide

Thinking of starting a business? Here's the best step by step template for writing the perfect business plan for your startup.<p>Maybe you think you don't need a step by step guide to writing a great business plan. Maybe you think you don't need a template for writing a business plan. After all, some …

20 Lentil Recipes to Make for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Ah, lentils: It was love at first taste. With all that protein and fiber (not to mention folate, iron and vitamin B), we’d eat you for every meal if …

9 Unbeatable DIY Ideas for Growing Strawberries in a Little to No Space

Want to grow so many strawberries in so little space? Try one of these vertical DIY ideas for growing strawberries!<p>1. Vertical Strawberry Tube Planter<p>…

6 Common Mistakes People Make When Using LinkedIn

Linkedin can be powerful and equally damaging if not utilized properly<p>I fundamentally do not understand people who use social platforms, and especially LinkedIn, to connect exclusively with people they already know. "I am not accepting his invite since I don't know him and never worked with him." I …

Bill Gates Gave Some Brilliant Management Advice on Hiring the Best People. Here It Is in 2 Sentences

Traditional brick-and-mortar companies will cringe, but the research doesn't lie. And Bill Gates agrees.<p>Traditional brick-and-mortar companies prefer everyone "in the office," where people can work together, bounce from meeting to meeting, and slog in <i>Dilbert</i>-style cubicles.<p>While there's nothing …

Recruiters Will Ignore Your LinkedIn Profile If It's Missing These 2 Things

Invest the time to stand out early on and success will follow.<p>If I delivered a commencement speech to 2018 college graduates, I'd tell them that nobody will ever care as much about their career as they do.<p>They'll always need to do a little public relations for themselves--and they should probably …

18 of the world’s best rail journeys

<b>UK</b><p><b>London to Fort William</b><p><b>Duration: 419 miles/13hr<br>Price (single): From £45</b><br>The Caledonian Sleeper, one of Britain’s last sleeper services (the other is the Night Riviera to Penzance), is getting a £100m upgrade. The new trains will have double beds, en suites, Highland food and Arran toiletries. …

Trains

Tip: Where Does Body Fat Go When You Lose It?

Only 1 out of a 100 people really knows what happens to fat when you diet. Sad!<p>The Horror, the Horror<p>You probably know someone who's an annoying …

6 yoga moves runners should do to speed recovery

Whether you run a 5K a day with your girlfriends or you’re in the midst of marathon training, you probably feel it: tight hips, achy hamstrings, and …

How to turn an old tablet or phone into a baby monitor

If you want to keep an eye on your little bundle of joy when you're in another room, just grab an old phone or tablet. All you need after that are a couple cheap accessories and you'll be well on your way to knowing your baby is safe and sound, no matter where you are.<p>How to set up your DIY baby …

Smart Homes

Quitting Facebook? Download your data before you go

First, it was Cambridge Analytica. Now, it's the ugly truth memo. What's next?<p>If you are finally ready to quit Facebook once and for all, you should take your data -- all your posts and messages, photos and videos, friends and groups and so on -- with you before you go. Thankfully, Facebook makes …

I’ve applied for many jobs without getting a single interview. What am I doing wrong?

My guess is you’re making the same mistake most people do: you’re making your resume about you instead of about the reader!<p>Shock is the reaction I …

4 ways to make sure people you meet while networking don’t fade from your memory

You don’t have to attend a lot of networking events before having trouble remembering the names of new people you’ve met. Here’s how to keep the …

How to answer 'tell me about yourself' at a job interview

One part of a job interview usually entails the interviewer asking: 'tell me about yourself.' This is an extremely broad question and can leave many …

Employment

Interviewing for your dream job? 4 savvy questions to ask the hiring manager

Where do you see yourself in five years? What are your greatest strengths and weaknesses? What interests you about this position? Heading into a job …

Employment

Why This Montana Farmer Grows Food Year-Round in Shipping Containers

By Isabelle Morrison<p>Kim Curren, owner of Shaggy Bear Farm in Bozeman, Montana, has worn many hats. She worked in the solar power industry for 15 …

Aquaponics

Toy Box Plans, Designs And Ideas For Organized Playrooms

Tired of stepping on toys every time you enter your kid’s room? Maybe it’s time you built a toy box. We can’t guarantee it will keep the room neat …

How to Highlight Your Talents in a Job Interview Without Showing Off

In a perfect world, job interviewers would be able to gauge your talents with great accuracy, so that you wouldn’t need to engage in any form of boasting or self-promotion. But talents can be notoriously hard to judge, particularly in short-term interactions with other such as job interviews: there …