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This Simple Solution Will Eliminate Tons of Conflict From Your Life | Inc.com

Conflicts. Arguments. Frustrations. Even for all the toughies out there, fighting with companions is never fun. Interpersonal struggles, no matter how minor, are destructive and can eventually come to erode relationships. It happens in marriage, in the workplace, and between friends.<p>But what if you …

Psychology

1 Skill That Will Make You a Better Public Speaker (Even Before You Say a Single Word) | Inc.com

When it comes to being funny, Primetime Emmy Award-winning king of comedy Jerry Seinfeld has spent as much as two years -- two years! -- perfecting a joke. He starts every bit the same way: writing down what he thinks is funny on a yellow legal pad with a blue, Bic clear-barrel pen.<p>"I wrote every …

Jerry Seinfeld

Despite the horror of the New York truck attack, data shows that western countries remain very safe when compared to other parts of the world<p>It didn’t take Donald Trump long to respond to the horrific terror attack in Manhattan on Tuesday in which eight people were killed and 12 wounded. Within 24 …

Terrorism

The 1 Public Speaking Skill You Can Learn From Microsoft's Best Presenter | Inc.com

Microsoft vice president Panos Panay oversees the company's hardware products, from Surface to Xbox. After his keynotes and product demonstrations, audience members often post positive feedback on Twitter about the presentation itself. "Passion" is one of the most common words they use to describe …

Public Speaking

Sheryl Sandberg Mastered 3 Presentation Skills in 3 Minutes. And You Can, Too | Inc.com

When it comes to making a persuasive presentation, there are several elements that are core to making it a success. As Aristotle said eons ago, persuasion requires appealing to ethos (trust), logos (intellect), and pathos (emotions), no matter who your audience is. From sharing your company's …

Sheryl Sandberg

Jimmy Herring Explores the Art of Improvisation on 'No Guitar Is Safe' Podcast

When it comes to playing music that features epic, improvised guitar solos, it’s hard to name a guitarist who has had a more fulfilling career than …

10 findings from psychology that every user researcher should know

There are many findings in psychology that are of general interest to user researchers. But here are 10 that have particularly influenced the way I …

7 Reasons Salespeople Don’t Close the Deal

Pretend that you’re an experienced buyer who has met with hundreds of business-to-business salespeople. What percentage of them would you say are excellent, good, average, or poor?<p>According to a new study of more than 230 buyers, 12% of salespeople are excellent, 23% good, 38% average, and 27% poor.<p>…

Sheryl Sandberg Shares What She Learned About Growing Teams for Facebook and Google

In the latest episode of Masters of Scale, the Facebook COO opens up about lessons learned with Reid Hoffman, the LinkedIn cofounder and Greylock partner.<p><i>Editor’s Note: In the new podcast</i> <i>Masters of Scale</i><i>,</i> <i>LinkedIn co-founder and Greylock partner Reid Hoffman</i> <i>explores his philosophy on how to scale a</i> …

The specific advice you should seek (and ignore) to become more self-aware

Self-awareness is the meta skill of the 21st century. Research shows it’s the essential foundation for high performance, making smart choices, and forming strong relationships. But while we bemoan the lack of self-awareness in our politicians, bosses, and Facebook friends, we rarely consider …

Surreal Pencil Drawings Look Like How Repressing Your Emotions Feels

The vertigo of an MC Escher drawing meets the human body in Miles Johnston's evocative art.<p>Repressed inner thoughts seem to explode from the bodies Swedish illustrator and Swedish Academy of Realist Art teacher Miles Johnston draws in the dysmorphic portraits he posts to his Instagram account. …

All Extremely Confident People Give Up These 13 Habits | Inc.com

Real confidence is not narcissism.<p>Although the two often get confused, people with narcissistic tendencies need everyone to think that they're special. They have a need for admiration and a sense of entitlement that's rooted in deep-seated insecurities. Authentic confidence has nothing to do with …

Self-help

3 Ways Effective Communicators Structure Unforgettable Messages

Even the best ideas must be presented in a way the listener will understand and remember.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Effective communicators rely on structure.<p>You may be the smartest person in the room, but if you can’t communicate what you know, you’re not of much …

6 Presentation Mistakes Every Professional Should Avoid

“There’s this one guy at my company who…”So began my in-flight conversation about presentations and presentation mistakes. This happens a lot. The …

10 tips for Improving Your Presentations Today

A couple of years ago, I was asked back to the TEDxKyoto stage to give a few words regarding tips from storytelling as they relate to modern …

How to Delegate Effectively to Your Coworkers

When your plate is way too full, sharing the load is the secret to sanity. But delegating requires a leap of faith—and some serious people skills. …

Stark Plugin for Sketch

Check your designs directly in Sketch<p>Using the preview window, select from the simulator and contrast checker to ensure your design is as great for …

12 Words and Phrases Intelligent People Never Say | Inc.com

Have you ever had a conversation and said something that you immediately regret?<p>It's happened to the best of us at one point or another, but that's not usually the norm for intelligent people who carefully select their words before saying them out loud.<p>Unfortunately, since there are so many of us …

Emotional Intelligence

A guide to designing and giving perfect presentations

Seventy-five percent of people have anxiety over public speaking, an infographic from The Business Backer says.<p>Additionally, 75 percent of people who …

How to make a coin sorting machine with cardboard

With some thick cardboard, a cutting knife, some hot glue, a ruler, and probably a bit of trial and error, you can create your own DIY coin sorting …

5 books that will improve your communication skills

And in reflecting on our own tendencies, strengths, and weaknesses as they relate to communication, my guess is that many of us could benefit from a lesson or two in the arts of negotiation, persuasive language, positive self-talk, and taking feedback gracefully and, when necessary, with a …

Communication Skills

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 …

19 Lazy But Brilliant Recipes That Won't Let You Down

You don't need to spend hours in the kitchen to enjoy a great homemade meal.

How Smart People Handle Difficult People

Toxic people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negativity they spread, while others seem to derive satisfaction from creating chaos.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Difficult people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they …

Ruthless Prioritization

All high functioning teams must prioritize. Not once a month, not once a week — but <i>rigorously, and ruthlessly</i>.<p>Prioritization means doing the things …

Product Management

Breaking the Habit of Selfishness

The short poem “Eight Verses for Training the Mind” is a famous example of a special Tibetan genre called mind training (<i>lojong</i>). The word <i>mind</i> here …

Technology Forces Us To Do Things We’re Bad At. Time To Change How Design Is Done

Distractibility isn’t a human problem; it’s a design problem, writes usability expert Don Norman.<p>There is a widely believed myth that human error causes some 90% of car accidents. Ninety percent of all accidents are <i>blamed</i> on human error. That is not the same as <i>caused</i> by people.<p>The real cause of …

Morphing metamaterial models take origami to a whole new level

Metamaterials are an almost magical class of materials that can do things that seem impossible, but they can only perform one miracle at a time. Now …

12 Things That Can Really Influence What People Think of You | Inc.com

From the moment you walk into a room or meet someone one on one, you're being sized up and judged.<p>Some researchers speculate that the human brain is hardwired to judge so it can evaluate and interpret important information.<p>We often form complete opinions about people based on quick impressions of …

Self-help