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5 Sentences You Should Say to Yourself Before Every Presentation | Inc.com

There's a lot to dislike about public speaking. There's the preparation, the standing in front of people who are definitely judging you, the unlimited number of things that could go wrong.<p>However, nothing's worse than the five minutes before it's your turn to take the stage.<p>Whether you're sitting …

Public Speaking

15 books Malcolm Gladwell thinks everyone should read

A 2015 New York Times article poked fun at how often he blurbs books and recommends them on social media.<p>The bestselling author has published multiple books and articles exploring human behavior from all angles; he also recently launched a hit podcast.<p>We dug through years of his tweets, book …

Books

Ten Signs Your Personal Brand Isn't Working

Your personal brand tells people who you are and what you care about when you are not there to tell them in person.<p>Your LinkedIn profile is a big part of your personal brand. If you don’t have one, that’s part of your personal brand, too. Your resume is part of your brand.<p>People who know you have …

Job Interviews

25 Great Questions To Ask At The Job Interview

Dear Liz,<p>I almost always run out of questions at job interviews.<p>When the interviewer asks me “Have any questions for me?” and I don’t have any questions, I can see the disappointment on their face.<p>Sometimes I have questions prepared but the interviewer answers them before I have a chance to ask.<p>Can …

Employment

11 Habits Of Mentally Strong People

We all reach critical points in our lives where our mental strength is tested. It might be a difficult friend or colleague, a dead-end job, or a struggling relationship.<p>Whatever the challenge, you have to be strong, see things through a new lens, and take decisive action if you want to move through …

Emotional Intelligence

VPNs, Intermittent Fasting, Getting Kicked off Planes, and More in This Week's Highlights

This week we continued to deal with Congress’s disregard for internet privacy by looking at VPNs, tried a surprisingly easy fasting diet, prepped our …

College Presidents: Americans Don't Know What College Is Supposed To Be

When you think of the people close to you who’ve taken out student debt, it’s easy to feel that the college system, with its five-digit tuitions, has let us down.<p>Nope: colleges haven’t let us down, say college presidents.<p>It turns out—according to ivory tower leaders—that higher education’s purpose …

College & University

Drug Industry Bets Big On Precision Medicine: Five Trends Shaping Care Delivery

<b>The Death Of “One Size Fits Many” Care Models</b><p>Precision medicine promises a paradigm shift in care delivery, one that removes the need for guesswork, variable diagnoses and treatment strategies based on generalized demographics. Precision medicine approaches are enabled by data leveraged from direct …

Digital Health

25 of the Most Inspiring Books Everyone Should Read | Inc.com

Whether you turn pages, tap a tablet, or listen to audio, a good book can be a perfect relaxation aid, tutor, or source of inspiration. Here are quotes from more than two dozen executives who name their favorite book and explain why it's worth your attention.<p>1. <i>The Checklist Manifesto</i> by Atul Gawande<p>…

Mission Impossible

Google’s New App Can Help You Scan Old Family Photos

Our smartphones can store thousands of photos, making it possible to chronicle years of our lives on a single device. But what about photos captured …

Apps

How to Build Your Leadership Integrity

Credible leadership is built from the inside out. This powerful poem tells us how.<p>Your leadership all starts with your integrity. In fact, it starts and ends with your integrity.<p>If you do not have integrity, no one will follow you. And if no one follows you, you are not really leading.<p>I'm reminded …

Leadership

How a 27-Year-Old College Dropout Is Simplifying Health Care

At the risk of inducing hives, I would like to ask you to take a moment to think about your health care plan. Do you know all the benefits you’re …

Health Care

After watching over 100 TED talks, these are the insights that have stuck with me most

Watch one TED talk, and you have a factoid to share with a friend at a bar.<p>Watch over 100 TED talks across several years — as I have, obsessively — and you begin to think a little differently about the world.<p>Not every talk is awe-inspiring or illuminating, but the best ones have changed how I think …

Personality

How Tony Robbins Created an Empire by Being the Most Confident Man on Earth

The world's most famous self-help entrepreneur lets us into his lair.<p>If Tony Robbins told you to jump off a bridge, would you do it? Marc Benioff would. He did.<p>Benioff first discovered the self-help guru as a 28-year-old. The aspiring entrepreneur was working at a big corporation when he began …

San Francisco

Kissing the Dead

He was gone. I heard the final, awful rattle, the ragged, gasping breath that I couldn’t help thinking was full of his angry, determined desire to beat this impossible thing that had happened to him. He’d taken a fall. He’d hit his head. Now he was dead.<p>When I’d first walked into the hospital room …

Infinitesimal

8 leadership lessons from the book Facebook's HR chief recommends to all new managers

It's a term based on Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman's 1999 bestselling management guide "First, Break All the Rules." The coauthors were Gallup analysts at the time and drew insights from 25 years of Gallup studies of 80,000 managers across 400 companies.<p>They "broke all the rules" of convention …

Social Media

31 Ways to Improve Your Life in Just a Month

Imagine the possibilities of a life filled with these simple acts of joy that can be done in minutes. Here's a template to get started.<p>Before this 31-day plan became a lifestyle, I first had to remove the tumors of self-gratification and hubris (trust me, the attitude ruling my life in the old days …

Happiness

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 …

Public Speaking

Recommended Books on Leadership

Leadership is a constant process and a way to gain experience. It may not be possible to become an expert leader in one day, but we can certainly …

6 Tips for Building and Maintaining Credibility as a Leader | Inc.com

Earlier this week I wrote an article titled <i>Leadership and the 7 I's For Influencing Others</i>. One of the key points is that building and maintaining credibility is imperative for being an influential leader.<p>As a former Navy SEAL, I can attest to the fact that being a member of any high performance …

Credibility

These Are the 5 Best TED Talks Ever, According to the Guy Who Runs TED

The event's boss names the talks that have taught him the most.<p>If you're a massive TED fan like me, you've probably watched a whole lot of the compelling talks by now. But when it comes to consuming all the insights TED has to offer, even the most dedicated enthusiasts can't hold a candle to Chris …

Public Speaking

13 Vegetarian Recipes With 5 Ingredients Or Less

Dinner doesn't have to be daunting.<p><i>Original article by Poppy Ellard for Spoon University.</i>

Insights Into Class Size, Degrees, And Financial Aid - College Admissions

Many students and parents are interested in the classroom experience beyond the name of a brand-name university. Changes in degrees issued also gives some insight into how universities are thinking about class growth over time and degree completion. In addition, financial aid is an area with a lot …

College & University

5 Ways to Boost Your Resilience at Work

Currently, a quarter of all employees view their jobs as the number one stressor in their lives, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The World Health Organization describes stress as the “global health epidemic of the 21st century.” Many of us now work in constantly …

Mindfulness

6 Simple Ways to Talk Your Brain Out of Negativity

Negativity is sticky. It's hard to make it go away. Here are a few tips to help positivity prevail.<p>It's easier to recall negative thoughts and memories than positive ones. And the more we recall those negative thoughts, the more they stick with us. Suppose you feel like an idiot because of a dumb …

Self-help

How to be a great mentor

<i>Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.</i>- Thomas A. Edison<p>Where does the decision to "try just one more time" originate? What quality keeps someone from giving up for just a little while longer -- just long enough to try one more …

12 Habits Of Genuine People

There’s an enormous amount of research suggesting that emotional intelligence (EQ) is critical to your performance at work. TalentSmart has tested the EQ of more than a million people and found that it explains 58% of success in all types of jobs.<p>People with high EQs make $29,000 more annually than …

Emotional Intelligence

6 TED Talks You Should Watch To Up Your Mindset

Engaging your mind is the best way to keep it sharp, but in the hustle and bustle of daily life, it’s easy to fall into a slump. If you need a mental pick-me-up, check out these fascinating TED Talks. Get inspired. Get engaged. Give your brain a boost.<p><b>1. Daniel Levitin: How To Stay Calm When You</b> …

TED Talks

At Gratitude, vegan aims to be another mainstream cuisine

When Mike Perez began adding vegan dishes to his diet last year, he thought he was only doing it so he could support Cafe Gratitude, the plant-based organic restaurant he worked at in San Diego and Los Angeles.<p>But as time went on, he realized how much better he felt eating the food. And as the team …