W. Christian Messler

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Want to Deliver Unforgettable Presentations? Use the 30-Second Rule

The secret to making a great presentation is winning over your audience in the first 30 seconds (and keeping their interest through the last 30 seconds).<p>No matter who's in your audience, or where and when you deliver it, the secret to making a great presentation is capturing your audience's …

Public Speaking

How to Negotiate Your Salary: Managers’ 13 Top Tips

“Does anyone know how to negotiate salary?” my friend asks at one of our semiregular wine nights. Our conversations usually run the gamut from what’s …

Employment

Forgotten Techniques That Really Do Close Sales

Seriously.<p>Making a sale is a daunting task for a lot of us, but only because of the bad reputation salespeople have garnered over time as pests and scheisters. We are now programmed to automatically think that if we try to sell something to someone, we will be thought the dreaded "A" …

Selling

How, Even As an Introvert, I Still Learned to Close Sales

A follow-up email and a smile on your face -- even one that your prospect can't see -- can help nail that sale.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A lot has been written about famous introverted entrepreneurs and about how introverts possess skills that naturally …

Public Speaking

Here Are the Benefits of Multiple LLCs or Corporations for Your Businesses

Entrepreneurs running several companies under one LLC may benefit from creating multiple corporations.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What kinds of traits do entrepreneurs share? They're driven to succeed. They're not afraid to try, experiment and fail. They …

Small Business

5 Easy Ways To Get An Excellent Credit Score

Getting an excellent credit score may be easier than you think.<p>Here are 5 easy ways for you to increase your credit score:<p><b>Why Your Credit Score Matters</b><p>For better or worse, your credit score is the gateway to an array of financial products such as mortgages, auto loans, personal loans, credit cards …

Personal Finance

Rudy Giuliani admits 'Spygate' is Trump PR tactic against Robert Mueller

This is part of the propaganda machine. Let’s spread a completely fallacious story and say it needs to be investigated Adam Schiff<p>Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani said on Sunday that his repeated imputations of a supposed scandal at the heart of the Robert Mueller investigation – which …

Donald Trump

This Couple Created A Multilevel Curriculum To Teach All Ages Financial Literacy

Financial literary is an essential topic not often taught to individuals at an early age. More notably, the financial trials that plague misinformed kids eventually grow to haunt adults in a similar way.<p>For a majority of kids growing up without a safety net or parents who’ve achieved true financial …

Personal Finance

Here’s how to quickly blow past the top 1-3% in your industry

The more successful a person becomes, the more distractions there are. The harder it is to remain focused on their core objectives.<p>We are now living …

Self-improvement

Plan Your Most Productive Day in 10 Minutes or Less

Productivity requires planning and prioritization. Use this simple method to set yourself up for success.<p>If you're like me, you have a growing to-do list filled with big ideas to accomplish. Yet it might often seem like the day quickly gets away from you. Meetings, emails, social media, and other …

5 Scientifically-Proven Hacks for People Who Have Problems With Sleep

Not getting enough shut-eye can be a major life problem.<p>Not getting enough sleep can be a major life problem. Housewares retailer Moshells recently surveyed 2,000 people in the United States and found that 64 percent of them feel they're not getting enough sleep, with nearly a third reporting that …

How to (actually) find your purpose

You know what I don’t like? <b>Advice that doesn’t come with instruction</b>.<p>For instance, “leadership gurus” often say, “You must do the work you’re …

High School

How Female Entrepreneurship Can Become Stronger

Two months ago, in <i>9 Tips on How to Make Female Entrepreneurship Move Forward</i>, I stated that it is time for female entrepreneurship to move forward …

A College Student's Guide to Avoiding Burnout

SUNDAY, April 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Juggling classes, jobs and extracurricular activities can lead to big-time burnout in college, but knowing …

Job search: What is the difference between a resume and a curriculum vitae?

If you’re on the hunt for a new job, you know the competition for available openings is tough, no matter what field you hope to enter.<p>This means that when you’re applying for a position that seems to match your background, skill set, and interests, you need to make absolutely sure that your …

Employment

10 habits of mentally strong people

Despite West Point Military Academy’s rigorous selection process, one in five students drop out by graduation day. A sizeable number leave the summer …

Self-improvement

Women, Use 'Power Language' To Speak Up, Stand Out And Get Ahead

Ever find yourself using the phrase “Correct me if I’m wrong, but… ?” or talking down your achievements?<p>It’s time to stop.<p>Women often undermine their power by speaking in “out of power ways.” How you speak — from the words you use to how you string them together— makes a huge impact on how you’re …

Body Language

Dream It, Become It: 10 Lifehacks To Become A Millennial Millionaire

So you are young, ambitious, confident and you want to be a millionaire?<p>Or maybe, you’re ready to take things up a notch and finally start that …

16 Daily Habits Highly Successful People Have (and the Rest of us Probably Don't)

High achievement isn't an accident.<p>High achievement in business and life involves intention. Meaning, it's not going to happen accidentally. Here are the things more than a dozen successful executives do every day because they say it's a habit that makes a difference.<p>1. Say no without saying …

15 Essential Coaching Tips For Serial Entrepreneurs

If the entrepreneurship bug has bitten you more than once, you may be what is typically referred to as a “serial entrepreneur.” You have several businesses under your hat. It seems no matter what you touch turns to gold. You have the ability to make a successful undertaking out of a good idea. But, …

Entrepreneurship

A Young Steve Jobs Once Gave This Priceless Leadership Lesson. Here It Is in a Few Sentences

A pre-black turtleneck era Jobs defines the essence of great leadership.<p>A YouTube video that is circulating the internet shows a young and brash Steve Jobs candidly describing his feelings about management and hiring. It's a bit comical to hear him lambasting the idea of having professional …

Here's How Entrepreneurs Are Talking to Their Kids About Business

Raising children into entrepreneurial adults begins with encouraging creativity and problem solving.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>While it is very true that children often do what you do, not what you say to do, it’s important for parents, particularly entrepreneurial …

3 Easy Steps to Increase Your Emotional Intelligence and Become a Stronger Leader

Notice how you're being. Then make a choice.<p>By now you have probably heard about the importance of emotional intelligence. You may know that people with average intelligence quotient (IQs) outperform people with high IQs roughly 70 percent of the time, and that emotional intelligence explains the …

Become the CEO of Your Own Brain in Six Easy Steps

<b>To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one's family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one's own mind.</b><p><b>Buddha</b><p>You …

Steve Jobs Used a Remarkably Powerful Decision-Making Strategy That Will Transform Your Business

Steve Jobs was one of the most successful business leaders of our time, and he knew how to make great decisions.<p>You know him as the man behind Apple, and the reason why you may be reading this sentence on an iPhone or MacBook. If you know much about Steve Jobs--and at this point, who doesn't--then …

3 Ways to Declutter Your Mind So You Can Focus on the Things That Matter Most | Inc.com

Researchers estimate you have about 60,000 thoughts each day. And many of those thoughts involve thinking the same things over and over again.<p><i>I never have enough time. I have nothing to wear. I look stupid. My house isn't clean enough. My life would be better if I had more money.</i><p>Rehashing the same …

Self-help

Practicing These 3 Daily Habits Will Inherently Make You More Successful

Keep yourself grounded as you shoot of the starts.<p>Every person works differently, and every brain is wired differently. This makes it hard to pinpoint what daily actions can lead people to thrive. Instead of listing of to-do's that can help one succeed, it's important to recognize that success …

The Beginner's Guide to Recognizing and Changing Negative Thoughts

This strategy will help you learn to recognize and replace the negative thoughts that can hold you back in life.<p>A pessimistic, dismal outlook can take a toll on your life in more ways than you might think. Research consistently links negative thinking to increased risk of mental health problems, …

8 Things Highly Successful LinkedIn Users Do Right Everyday

There are unwritten rules of engagement on LinkedIn. Do you know what they are?<p>LinkedIn is currently the number one professional networking platform. With over 500 million profiles, it's also where hiring managers and recruiters go to find their next rockstar employee, freelancer, vendor, etc. The …

12 Incredible And Affordable Places To Travel Outside The US

See if your dream destination is on the list. H/T Quora<p><i>Note: Submissions may have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>