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5 Professional PowerPoint Tips for Building the Ultimate Presentation

I remember the presentation well, but for all the wrong reasons.The keynote speaker at a well-known project management conference had decades of …

Public Speaking

Sheet Pan Pancake Recipes That Will Feed a Crowd

1<p>Buttermilk<p>Serve everyone at the table a warm stack of pancakes all at once. We’ve made the breakfast favorite hassle-free by baking the batter in a …

I Just Discovered Melting Potatoes and I'm Officially Serving Them With Everything

We weren’t actively seeking a new way to cook potatoes. In fact, we think there’s a pretty solid variety to choose from. You can bake them, fry them, …

Country Lifestyle

This CEO Reviewed Thousands of LinkedIn Profiles -- Here Are the 5 Updates You Should Make to Yours Now | Inc.com

Think about the attention to detail you put into your resume. You know that it needs to inform and impress. It must radiate competence and respectability. The question is -- should you treat your LinkedIn profile the same way?<p>I have seen plenty of LinkedIn profiles that are either incomplete or …

Employment

16 Life Upgrades To Make In Your Career, Based On Your Myers-Briggs Type

In order to keep your career from getting too boring, you need to invest time in making some changes every once in a while. They don't even have to …

Want to Increase Your Presence? Start by Telling One of These Stories | Inc.com

Leading business schools, from Stanford to Wharton, teach storytelling as a business communication strategy. The ability to tell an engaging, compelling, and persuasive story is a hallmark of effective leadership and executive presence.<p>Stories are a powerful way for leaders to engage customers, …

Leadership

How the Best Leaders Resolve Workplace Conflicts | Inc.com

Disagreements among people in a workplace are common. When they're on your team, those disagreements have the potential to escalate into conflict between coworkers, creating a distracting, unproductive, and negative working environment. And if you're in charge, your staff's problems are your …

Anger Management

How to Pitch: 18 Steps to Create and Deliver a Winning Pitch for Investors and Early Customers | Inc.com

You want to start a business. You have an idea. You have a business plan. But you need investors. You need customers. You need to pitch: your idea, your business -- or even yourself.<p>So how can you make sure you're ready to pitch?<p>The following is from Ryan Robinson, a content marketing consultant to …

Business Strategy

6 anecdotes you need to rehearse before your next interview

You've aced "Tell me about yourself." You're cool as a cucumber when asked, "Why do you want to work here?" And you laugh in the face of "What are …

Employment

These 3-Ingredient Skillet Tarts Will Make You a Hero

If you love egg and cheese sandwiches (and who doesn't?), you're going to love these breakfast tartlets. While they may <i>look</i> fancy, they are super …

Breakfast

The Single Most Powerful Question to Ask in an Interview (and How Top Candidates Answer) | Inc.com

Résumés featuring Ivy League schools, past positions with top tier organizations, fancy logos, job titles, and impressive tech skills--they all mean nothing.<p>I immediately file résumés in the trash.<p>Today's talent climate is a really strange beast. What employers are looking for seems hard to define …

Employment

What Does It Take for Employees and Businesses to Thrive? This Massive Study Just Uncovered 5 Simple Things Needed | Inc.com

The SHRM Foundation, in collaboration with Globoforce, recently released a report, "Creating a More Human Workplace Where Employees and Business Thrive.<i>"</i> I was flabbergasted by the immensity of the research compiled to help businesses grow. It is truly compelling and a gold mine.<p>Upon further …

The Workplace

The 4 Types of Innovation and the Problems They Solve

One of the best innovation stories I’ve ever heard came to me from a senior executive at a leading tech firm. Apparently, his company had won a million-dollar contract to design a sensor that could detect pollutants at very small concentrations underwater. It was an unusually complex problem, so …

Recruiters Explain What The Worst LinkedIn Profiles Have In Common

Recruiters and hiring managers need to find your profile in the first place. Then they need to like what they see there.<p>Recruiters spend lots of time combing through LinkedIn profiles—possibly more than many would like. After awhile, they can start to blend together, which means that whatever you …

Here's Why Your Innovation Strategy Will Fail | Inc.com

,A decade ago, Apple looked unbeatable. It's launch of the iPhone completely revolutionized mobile phones and made good on Steve Jobs' vision of creating a hub of devices that connected people to technology. What's more, he did it with just a fraction of the research budget of other tech giants.<p>Yet …

Innovation

These Chickpea–Sweet Potato Burgers Will Rock Your #MeatlessMonday

Say goodbye to frozen old veggie burger patties. Not only is this meatless sweet potato-chickpea combo burger super tasty, it's full of tons of …

Hiring Great People Is More Than a Gut Feeling. Here Are 8 Ways to Get it Right Every Time | Inc.com

As a leader, nothing is more important than hiring great people. Great hires impact virtually every facet of your organization, from culture and values to the ability to innovate, adapt, and persevere over time. When we hire the right people they generate returns that significantly exceed the costs …

Employment

How to Address Problems Directly Without Being a Jerk

Five tips to confronting problems, not people.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The world of entrepreneurship has no room for passive aggression or beating around the bush. As a business owner, you’ll save time, money and a whole lot of stress by being direct with other …

9 things bosses do that make great employees quit

It's pretty incredible how often you hear managers complaining about their best employees leaving, and they really do have something to complain about — few things are as costly and disruptive as good people walking out the door.<p>Managers tend to blame their turnover problems on everything under the …

Employment

5 TED Talks To Get Your Team Excited About Transformation | Inc.com

Technology has accelerated the pace of change and the drive to continually transform in business by way of innovation. While this is important and necessary to longevity, transformation and change at the organizational level can cause employees to feel unease and uncertainty if not managed properly.<p>…

TED Talks

The No-Knead, No-Fuss Recipe That Will Get You Baking Bread Every Week

This is it: the bread recipe so simple and good, it will get you baking bread every week—even if you’ve never made a loaf in your life. It’s the comforting, no-knead peasant bread that’s ready in as few as 2 hours, unlike other no-knead breads that are ready ... tomorrow.<p>It's the bread that, …

Bread

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Never Run Another Bad Meeting. Here's How. | Inc.com

Many meetings fail because they try to do too much. It's the "and" trap: Organizers say, "As long as we're holding the meeting, we might as well cover this and that and the other thing and something else." The problem is that the meeting becomes so jam-packed with stuff that it has no focus; it's a …

Customers

Why Other People Wreck Brainstorms (And How To Stop Them)

The reason brainstorms devolve into groupthink has to do with the way memory works. Here’s how to get around that.<p>You’re probably brainstorming all wrong. Chances are you’re using some form of the rules that were initially devised by the adman Alex Osborn that started in the 1950s. His process …

Learn Anything In Four Steps With The Feynman Technique

<i>Would you rather hear these stories in less than 10 minutes? Listen to our brand new daily podcast here.</i><p>With the Feynman Technique, you learn by …

Learning

Best roast potatoes | Potato recipes

• Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/gas 4.<br>• Peel the potatoes, keeping them whole, and ideally all about the same size (8cm). Parboil them in a pan of …

Jamie Oliver

17 Google products you've never heard of

Most of us have heard of Google's well-publicized moonshots: Self-driving cars, smart contact lenses, internet-beaming balloons, and more.<p>While those products and services sound amazing, most of us can't use them just yet. But the company actually has a bunch of other ones that are incredibly …

Apps

Sharpening a $1 knife

Healthy Snacks That Won't Spoil Dinner (and That Your Kids Will Actually Eat)

Making healthy, balanced snacks that won't spoil dinner can be a challenge. These ideas are here to save the day.<p></head>It's a constant battle: How to make an afternoon snack that's easy and quick, healthy, filling, and appealing to your kiddos—all without spoiling dinner. Oreos dunked in milk are …

Healthy Eating

Helpful Infographic Perfectly Pairs Wine with Food

Whether you consider yourself a wine connoisseur or not, you could probably use this infographic to learn a thing or two about the liquid of the gods. How many calories does a typical glass of white wine versus red wine have and, more importantly, which wine should you pair with tonight's dinner? …

Infographics