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Your hand gestures can help make you more charismatic

Research into public speakers suggests hand gestures can powerfully change the way you are perceived. David Robson explains.<p>Next time you watch a TED talk or a political speech, take a moment to look closely at the speaker’s hand movements. Is the motion slow or energetic? Is it subtle or …

Charisma

10 Ways to Increase Your Emotional Intelligence | Inc.com

<i>By Abhi Golhar of AbhiGolhar.com</i><p>Emotional intelligence, or EQ, continues to be an increasingly popular skill to have in the professional world. Many may be wondering why emotional intelligence continues to increase in importance among peers in an evolving workplace. Simply put, emotional …

Emotional Intelligence

Infographic: Pro tips for creating a top-notch presentation

Speaking to a crowd can be terrifying.That shouldn’t stop you from delivering an incredible performance, though.Preparation goes a long way in easing …

Public Speaking

7 ingredients to look for in your protein powder — and 6 to avoid

Protein powder is a quick and easy way to get some healthy amino acids into your system, whether you're trying to lose weight, build muscle, or maintain an overall healthy lifestyle.<p>However, not all protein powders are created equal. Here, we break down seven ingredients you should look for in …

Protein

How To Make Pipelines and Sales Funnels Work For You | Inc.com

It always amazes me how many people assume marketing is the magic bullet to increased sales and revenue for a business. While marketing is critical and the funnel to sales, it alone does not a sales strategy make. We often talk about the 3-5 touch points a brand needs to make from a marketing …

Proforma

A former Googler and Facebook exec shares the first thing you should do when you start a new job

The first few days of a new job can be overwhelming — but also, well, boring.<p>It's unlikely you've gotten any assignments yet, meaning it's easy to sit at your desk and twiddle your thumbs (i.e., refresh your inbox every 30 seconds) until it's time for the next onboarding meeting.<p>This is not how …

Employment

8 simple ways great public speakers overcome their own fears to impress and inspire

Do you hate public speaking? Do you already dread the next time you'll need to present at a meeting?<p>If so, you're not alone. In a survey, public …

Chapman University

Three simple ways to cure your dread of public speaking

Speaking socially can be nerve racking for some, but once you do it a few times, giving a presentation gets easier. Photo: iStock<p>Public speaking is …

Public Speaking

This 32-minute morning routine can make your day more happy and less stressed

You should feel more positive in no time.<p><b>If you regularly get up on the wrong side of the bed, feeling groggy and grumpy, there may be a quick and easy solution to your mood woes.</b><p>According to science, there is a specific morning routine which makes sure your day starts off at its best – and it only …

University of Pennsylvania

10 things confident people won’t do

In <i>The Empire Strikes Back</i>, when Yoda is training Luke to be a Jedi, he demonstrates the power of the Force by raising an X-wing fighter from a swamp. …

Vincent Van Gogh

Three Lessons From A Memorable Speech About Basketball

The <i>Wall Street Journal</i> has a unique strategy regarding how it covers sports: Unlike other daily newspapers, the <i>Journal</i> doesn’t publish the results of games—scores, standings, statistic and averages. Instead, it runs only one or two feature stories a day with analyses of trends, issues and other …

Public Speaking

How to Stop Saying “Um,” “Ah,” and “You Know”

Um.<p>Ah.<p>So.<p>You Know.<p>Like.<p>Right?<p>Well.<p>When we find ourselves rattled while speaking — whether we’re nervous, distracted, or at a loss for what comes next — it’s easy to lean on filler words. These may give us a moment to collect our thoughts before we press on, and in some cases, they may be useful …

Public Speaking

10 harsh lessons that will make you more successful

Everyone fails in life, and failure can be a crushing experience. The only thing that separates successful people from the rest is how they respond …

Success

8 things you should never put on LinkedIn

LinkedIn is a great platform when it comes to broadcasting your career successes and searching for exciting new opportunities.<p>So you should take care to put your most professional foot forward on the site. You don't want to turn off prospective recruiters or your current employers with questionable …

Employment

The Perfect Way to Find a Job Through LinkedIn, According to Experts

If you're looking for a new job, LinkedIn is a good place to start your search.<p>If you’re looking for a new job, LinkedIn is a good place to start …

Employment

5 tips on owning the stage when speaking in public

Public speeches are nothing to be afraid of; we’ve got some top tips from an experienced social entrepreneur to help you create and deliver the …

Public Speaking

21 Quotes About Opportunity That Will Elevate Your Spirits and Inspire Your Success

Opportunities abound in our lives -- sometimes they're waiting for us, and sometimes we create them ourselves. Be prepared to seize them.<p>When you're stuck in a rut, climbing out of it is not the easiest feat.<p>But just because it isn't easy, does not mean it is impossible.<p>Before you try to find the …

Motivation

What Are the 10 Most Common Presenter Mistakes

We've all sat through a terrible presentation - and experienced the frustration and embarrassment of watching a speaker doing a terrible job. As a speaker trainer, and as a professional speaker myself, I've distilled the most common mistakes into the following ten, with the hope that by identifying …

Public Speaking

5 TED Talks That Will Make You Feel More Powerful

Want to feel a little more confident and in charge? All you need is 20 minutes and an internet connection.<p>The good news is that these days there are so many awesome TED Talks that you can learn about basically any subject from the organization's legion of smart speakers. The bad news is that …

Public Speaking

A 23-year-old engineer who landed an Amazon job right out of college reveals how 7 soft skills helped her succeed in the workplace

Corey Salzer is a solutions architect at Amazon Web Services, the internet company's cloud computing arm that provides solutions for companies ranging from Unilever to Spotify to Comcast.<p>She's only been in the position for a year, but she told Business Insider it's felt like much longer.<p>"I've seen …

Amazon Web Services

Why your brain procrastinates and how to beat it

Procrastinators put off their to-do list, delay deadlines, and generally make more anxiety for themselves and the people around them waiting to see …

Procrastination

Want to Be a Better Communicator? Eliminate These Two Words From Your Vocabulary

If you use them at the wrong time, they can rob you of power.<p>When Okta chief customer service officer Krista Anderson-Copperman communicates with other people, you might notice that two words--"I feel"--are conspicuously absent in her conversation, at least most of the time. To her, the phrase is a …

Leadership

The 31-year-old teacher who beat 30,000 people to become the world champion of public speaking explains exactly how she did it

On Saturday, Ramona Smith was named the 2018 Toastmasters world champion of public speaking.<p>Smith, a 31-year-old high-school teacher from Houston, outlasted more than 30,000 other speakers from around the world over the six-month World Championship of Public Speaking competition, the largest of its …

Public Speaking

7 Hand Gestures to Get People to Listen to You (Infographic)

When public speaking, stop focusing so much on your voice and pay attention to your hands.<p>How you present yourself says a lot about you, and much of that comes down to what you do with your hands. That’s especially true when speaking in front of an audience.<p>According to a recent study, speakers …

Public Speaking

I've Hired Dozens of People During My Career — Here Are 8 Cover Letter Mistakes That Immediately Raised Red Flags

A cover letter can make or break your ability to land a job.<p>I’ve worked as a professional editor for women’s lifestyle websites for nearly a decade …

Barack Obama and Bill Gates agree that this book is an absolute must-read

Microsoft MSFT, +0.34% founder-turned-philanthropist Bill Gates calls it “one of the best books I’ve ever read,” saying it offers a breakthrough way …

Bill Gates

The 2 Most Common Job Interview Questions You'll Ever Hear (And 2 Uncommon Ways to Answer Them)

You've heard them a million times, and they do matter.<p>Chances are you've probably been asked these interview questions so often, it might elicit an eye-roll (hopefully not in front of your interviewer).<p>Questions like:<p>"Tell my about yourself."<br>• "Where do you see yourself in three years? Five years? …

The 25 Most In-Demand Job Skills Right Now, According to LinkedIn

Stand out with these skills.<p>A whopping 94% of recruiters actively use LinkedIn to vet candidates.<p>Professionals use LinkedIn when looking for new jobs and to showcase a career and stand out to recruiters.<p>Does your profile have what it takes stand out from the masses?<p>LinkedIn released a report that …

Money

Jeff Bezos runs Amazon with 14 defined leadership principles. Here's how a 23-year-old engineer leveraged 5 of them to land a job.

Amazon just hit $1 trillion in value. It's also where the most Americans want to work this year, according to a LinkedIn survey.<p>Led by Jeff Bezos, Amazon has 14 leadership principles for its employees. From "ownership" to "dive deep," these guidelines are designed to drive innovative thinking and …

Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos Says Any Good Business Opportunity Has These 4 Qualities

Dreamy business offerings all have huge potential.<p><b>Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said a "dreamy" business offering has at least four characteristics.</b>• <b><br>"Customers love it, it can grow to very large size, it has strong returns on capital, and it's durable in time," Bezos said in his 2014 letter to Amazon</b> …