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13 Annoying Email Mistakes Even Smart People Make | Inc.com

How good are you at email? We all complain about getting too much of it, and we all try to cut down the time we spend on it. Yet in our email-driven business world, it remains a primary form of communication, something we spend a large part of every workday doing. The amount of time we spend on it …

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11 Public Speaking Tips From the Best TED Talks Speakers | Inc.com

There's no question about it: TED Talks have raised the bar sky-high for what's considered a memorable and compelling business presentation.<p>That being said, there are a handful of TED Talks speakers so talented that they almost make the rest seem dull and uninspired.<p>What makes them so special and …

A Checklist for More Persuasive Presentations

We all know the basics of good presentation skills: don’t read from a script; don’t overwhelm your audience with verbose slides; and the like. But for a particular kind of high-stakes presentation — one in which you’re trying to get buy-in from key decision-makers — those basics aren’t enough.<p>To …

7 ways to make difficult conversations easy

Someone is screaming in your face at the top of their lungs. Or ranting angrily and you can’t get a word in edgewise. Or maybe they’re sobbing so …

12 Lessons You Learn or Regret Forever

Sticking your neck out and taking charge of your career is no trivial matter.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Sticking your neck out and taking charge of your career is no trivial matter. Whether that's switching careers, going back to school or walking away from a j-o-b …

What motivates us at work? More than money

“When we think about how people work, the naïve intuition we have is that people are like rats in a maze,” says behavioral economist Dan Ariely (TED …

These 9 skills are great ones to have on your résumé right now

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Looking for a new job can be hard. It is difficult to balance writing cover letters and interviewing with the tasks of your current …

How to Avoid Influence Killers: 4 Speech Habits to Kill Now

Are sloppy speech habits holding you back as a leader? Discover simple changes you can make now that will instantly increase your ability to influence others and raise your status as a speaker and a leader.<p>At what point would you stop listening to a speaker who opens with: "So, OK, I wanted to just …

The 50 best movies of all time, according to critics

When film critics are the only factor taken into account for such a list, however, the results skew in unexpected directions.<p>To find out which films have been the most critically acclaimed in history, we turned to the reviews aggregator Metacritic for its ranking of the all-time greatest movies, …

9 Easy Computer Tricks That Will Make Your Workday More Productive

Here are a few tips to improve all those hours you spend working on your laptop.<p>This story first appeared on The Muse, a Web destination with exciting job opportunities and expert career advice.<p>Even as a massive fan of mobile everything, I still spend most of my day working on my good ol' …

Exactly What To Do After Someone Visits Your LinkedIn Profile

Here’s how to tap into LinkedIn’s “Who’s Viewed Your Profile” section to convert strangers into full-blown connections.<p>LinkedIn. It’s a powerful platform that connects you with millions of professionals across the globe. Blah, blah, blah. Sure, that’s amazing and all–but, it’s not even close to my …

17 Must-Haves for Your LinkedIn Profile

You know you need a LinkedIn profile, but getting set up on the site is just the beginning. To get noticed by your contacts—and, yes, …

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5 TED Talks to Make You a Better Leader | Inc.com

Leadership. It's a simple concept -- but, not such an easy skill to master. In fact, being an effective and inspiring leader requires some serious thought, consideration, and (believe it or not) practice.<p>Luckily, there are plenty of people out there with tons of insights about what makes for a …

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12 Sure Signs You Are Doing Better Than You Think | Inc.com

It is so easy to get wrapped up in what we don't have and haven't accomplished that we don't always realize what we do have. It's easy to feel like we're not doing as well as we should, but sometimes we have to pay attention and measure our progress more objectively.<p>Here are 12 signs you're …

7 Ways to Think for Extraordinary Results

The way you think can change your life for the better -- get started now.<p>Consulting firm Gap International recently conducted a survey of more than 500 global business leaders to answer this question: What thinking leads to extraordinary results? The answers are both powerful and illuminating. Most …

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Changing How You Ask This Question Will Transform the Way You Network | Inc.com

It's a question you hear at the start of a meeting, while lingering in a waiting room, in line while waiting for coffee, and hundreds of times at conferences and networking events.<p>The dreaded <b>"What do you do?"</b><p>It has some close relatives, like "Where do you work?" and "What's your role at Company …

The Most Inspirational Commencement Speeches of 2016

Commencement season--whether you're a graduate or not--is a time to reflect, listen to the lessons of others, celebrate accomplishments, and look to the future with hope.<p>As we near the end of the 2016 commencement season, we are inundated with news about famous speakers, speeches, and all the major …

How young millionaires invest their money

Millennials are changing the investing agenda.<p>They don't justwant to grow their money: Many Millennials want to achieve social and environmental goals through their investments. It's called "impact investing" and it's not just a buzz word.<p>"Impact investing is hitting the mainstream," says Jackie …

Ultimate Travel Destinations: Top Picks from Travel Bloggers - The LuxPad

We all have one particularly memorable holiday. The trip that stands out among the others thanks to its beautiful weather, incredible scenery or …

RANKED: The 19 cheapest holiday destinations on earth

To find the cheapest places to go to, Hoppa calculated the average cost per person for a day trip in each destination, crunching the numbers for six typical travel expenses, including a 3km taxi journey, a night's stay at a hotel per person, and a meal.<p>The average amount a traveler would spend on a …

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12 dream destinations that don't actually want you to visit

That's why some of the world's dreamiest destinations would rather you <i>didn't</i> pay them a visit, thank you very much.

RANKED: These are the best 13-inch laptops you can buy

The laptops on this list run on Intel's powerful Core-i processors. You can find cheaper laptops, but they run on less powerful Core-M processors that are designed for mobile devices like tablets.<p>For Windows 10 laptops, we suggest you buy them from the Microsoft Store so you can avoid annoying …

How To Run a Meeting

Why have a meeting anyway? Why indeed? A great many important matters are quite satisfactorily conducted by a single individual who consults nobody. A great many more are resolved by a letter, a memo, a phone call, or a simple conversation between two people. Sometimes five minutes spent with six …

How to Design an Agenda for an Effective Meeting

We’ve all been in meetings where participants are unprepared, people veer off-track, and the topics discussed are a waste of the team’s time. These problems — and others like it — stem from poor agenda design. An effective agenda sets clear expectations for what needs to occur before and during a …

9 TED talks that can help you become insanely productive

Reaching optimal productivity is about working smarter, not harder, and making the most of each day.<p>The following TED talks offer valuable lessons in doing just that.

Facebook has a 'secret' message inbox - here's how to find yours

You'd think we'd all be fully versed with every one of Facebook's nooks and crannies, given how much time we all spend on there these days.<p>However, there seem to be new tips, tricks, secrets and hacks to be tried out every few days.<p>The latest to do the rounds is the revelation that there's a …