Maria Vita Calkins

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How To Design An Emotionally Intelligent PowerPoint Presentation

It’s not about sleek graphics or the presentation software you use. It’s about whether the story you tell resonates with your audience’s needs.<p>If you ask anyone what they think of PowerPoint presentations, they’ll probably give you a strong reaction. But whether you love, hate, or want to ban them …

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Business Etiquette

International Business Etiquette – definition and tips<p><b>Do you know the definition of Business Etiquette?</b> Business etiquette is about building …

15 Business Etiquette Rules Every Professional Needs To Know

The rules are slightly different from standard social settings, yet business schools rarely discuss professional etiquette topics.<p>In her new book "The Essentials Of Business Etiquette," Barbara Pachter writes about the specific skills professionals need to understand when presenting themselves in a …

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Learn About Personal Branding and Why It Is Important for Business

Personal Branding and What You Need to Know About It<p>Updated February 19, 2018<p>Personal branding used to include nothing more than a simple business …

Personal Branding

7 Things You Can Do To Build An Awesome Personal Brand

The term branding has long been relegated to companies, but today almost every individual has a personal brand. Not many of us have consciously cultivated these brands, but they exist nonetheless. A digital footprint in the sands of time and space crowd sourced by friends, colleagues, and bosses. …

Deep Dive into Games User Research with Heather Desurvire: Part One of Two

<b>This article is the first of a two-part interview with User Behavioristics Founder & Principal, Heather Desurvire.</b> We are delighted to have spoken …

Being a Two-Career Couple Requires a Long-Term Plan

“We learned to take the long view, mostly because we didn’t have any other choice,” says Kate, now in her sixties and busy investing in the next generation of entrepreneurs. “Both sticking to our full-time corporate jobs or one of us becoming a full-time parent weren’t attractive options to us. We …

Stay-at-Home Moms Are Half as Likely to Get a Job Interview as Moms Who Got Laid Off

Reentering the workforce after taking a leave of absence can be difficult, but is it harder for workers who lost their jobs and have been unemployed or workers who took time away to care for children? My research shows it’s the latter who have it worse.<p>In a recent research study, I found that many …

How To Tidy Up Your Digital Footprint Before Your First Job Search

You can’t go back in time and not post those embarrassing photos, but you can erase your mistakes before your future boss Googles you.<p>When I graduated from college in 2000, social media didn’t really exist, and managers didn’t do Google background checks. I didn’t realize how easy I had it compared …

Emotionally Intelligent Ways To Express These 5 Feelings At Work

No matter what emotions you’re experiencing, there’s a way to channel them to project leadership.<p>You’ve heard by now that you need to be “transparent” and “authentic” and to “bring your whole self” to work. More often than not, these phrases are shorthand for expressing your feelings. But while …

The Best Brands Are The Ones That Build “Belonging”

Companies that can help their customers remake the social fabric have an enormous opportunity.<p>Early one morning last week a group of about 50 people gathered in Santa Monica shortly after sunrise, before any stores or offices were open. Some of this group knew each other, and others met for the …

The Positive Results Of Being Negative

Being a curmudgeon could be good for your career.<p>We’ve been sold on the idea of the power of positive thinking. From affirmations to optimism, if you want to succeed you must always look on the bright side.<p>But happy talk hasn’t always been so mainstream. When Norman Vincent Peale released his …

5 Ways Artificial Intelligence Can Help Save The Planet

From smarter electric grids to automated monitoring of at-risk environments, there are many areas where technology could have exponential effects on sustainability.<p>If the world’s natural resources are increasingly stressed and depleted, the silver lining may be that we’re becoming better equipped …

4 Of Our Biggest Global Problems Are Big Business Opportunities

As the world falls behind on some of the Sustainable Development Goals–inequality, consumption, climate change, and clean oceans–there are also places for aspiring social entrepreneurs to find a niche.<p>When the United Nations set out its Sustainable Development Goals in 2015, it was detailing not …

Screw Emotional Intelligence–Here’s The Key To The Future Of Work

This Y Combinator alum and former IBM Watson strategist believes the market value of one particular capability will soon outpace EQ.<p>On the walk back from her high school, Max drops by the corner bodega to pick up a NeuroStim pill, a prescription neuroplasticity stimulator. She’ll pop it at exactly …

Is Patient Experience Design a Game Changer for Healthcare?

The modern healthcare consumer, in markets beyond public health services like the NHS, lives a world of increasing mobile, digital and on-demand …

Customer Experience

A 14-Year-Old Made An App To Help Alzheimer’s Patients Recognize Their Loved Ones

After watching her grandmother struggle to remember her own family members, the young coder Emma Yang decided to figure out how to use AI and facial recognition to help her–and others coping with the illness.<p>When Emma Yang was 7 or 8 years old, her grandmother became increasingly forgetful. Over …

9 No-Fail Ways to Pitch Yourself Without Seeming Inauthentic | Inc.com

Whether it's your first time delivering a business pitch or your hundredth, it's always daunting to stand up in front of potential stakeholders and explain why they should be doing business with you. In addition to nailing your pitch about your business's offerings, it's equally critical that you …

Public Speaking

4 Messages You Need to Know (and Nail) to Pitch Yourself

Raise your hand if you’d rather stand on stage in front 300 people and talk about your favorite iPhone app than put together a document about the …

5 Ways to Know If You Have an Insight or Observation

For as long as the phrase "Consumer Insight" has been used, I am amazed that I still see discussions of its meaning. Don't we all know what an …

How You Define the Problem Determines Whether You Solve It

Typical stories of creativity and invention focus on finding novel ways to solve problems. James Dyson found a way to adapt the industrial cyclone to eliminate the bag in a vacuum cleaner. Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque developed cubism as a technique for including several views of a scene in the …

Four Reasons Resumes No Longer Work

According to experts, “titles and years of experience are no longer a person’s number-one currency.”<p>When you’re job-hunting, a resume used to be the quickest way to get your foot in the door, but that’s not necessarily true anymore. Today, 87% of recruiters use LinkedIn to vet candidates during the …

The 10 Skills Employers Most Want In 20-Something Employees

Are you able to work effectively in a team? That’s the skill employers most want when they are recruiting new college grads. The next most important skill: ability to make decisions and solve problems.<p>The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) a Bethlehem, Pa. non-profit group that …

I’ve Interviewed Hundreds Of Job Candidates, And These Three Things Are Deal-Breakers

Don’t be a memorable candidate for the wrong reasons.<p>Nervousness goes with interviewing like scrambled eggs goes with hash browns. You pretty much always find them together.<p>In other words, everyone I know–myself included–walks out of the conversation feeling a little iffy. Even if, on one level, …

What Happened When I Replied “Call Me” To Every Email I Got For A Week

After forcing himself to become more “phone-prone,” this CEO finds that empathy sometimes equals efficiency.<p>The sound of descending chimes. Funky MIDI elevator music. <i>Ughhhhhh–why is my phone ringing? Can’t they just text!?</i><p>Like many people, the phone is a tool of last resort. I’d rather text or …

Do These 5 Emotionally Intelligent Things Within 5 Minutes Of Meeting Someone

Being instantly likable isn’t rocket science, but this checklist takes practice to master in the short space of a first impression.<p>What’s the point of networking if not to get other people to like you? Sure, you need new contacts to see you as interesting, competent, professional, and potentially …

This Is How Emotionally Intelligent People Vacation

You’ll be doing some people-watching and self-reflection anyway while you kick back. Why not make it count?<p>Packing your beach bags? Firing up a grill? Now’s the time for leaving work concerns at work and skipping off someplace where you can relax, regenerate, let loose, and just have fun. The idea …