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Stonehenge Discovery 'Blows Lid Off' Old Theories About Builders Of Ancient Monument (VIDEO)

From who built it to what it was used for, Stonehenge is surrounded by many enduring mysteries -- and researchers from the University of Buckingham in England now say they've solved one of them.<p>"For years people have been asking why is Stonehenge where it is, now at last, we have found the …

5 Essential Rules for Great Presentations | Inc.com

I recently had a long conversation with Peter Handal, the CEO of Dale Carnegie Training, on the subject of giving great presentations. I've read (and written) plenty of posts on this topic, but Handal managed to boil everything down to these five essentials:<p>1. Be yourself.<p>If you pose as somebody …

Public Speaking

5 Secrets to Talking to the Media (And Not Sounding Like a Fool)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has often been quoted saying, “If I was down to my last dollar, I would spend it on PR.” He has a point.<p>Companies like Facebook, Google, Oracle, and Salesforce were all once unknown companies who put their …

Bill Gates

What I Learned Watching 150 Hours of TED Talks

What makes for a great presentation — the kind that compels people’s attention and calls them to action? TED talks have certainly set a benchmark in recent years: HBR even asked Chris Anderson, the group’s founder, to offer lessons drawn from the three decades he’s run TED’s signature events in an …

4 Speaking Tricks That Work Every Time | Inc.com

For some reason, the old rules use every trick possible to...well, trick you. If something makes you uncomfortable, the rules immediately look for a workaround, some way to avoid the issue.<p>So here’s a shocker--attempting eye contact can make some people pretty nervous. Therefore, we have the awful …

Public Speaking

The Best of TED: 5 Public Speaking Lessons From 30 Years Of Spreading Ideas

After analyzing hundreds of hours worth of TED Talks, author Carmine Gallo has gleaned some great tips for any public speaker who wants to present like a TED Talk pro.<p>As the annual TED conference is about to celebrate its 30th anniversary next week, the popularity of TED talks has never been …

Public Speaking

The Key to Speaking With Confidence | Inc.com

If I asked you to walk around a room as though you were the most confident person in the world--if I asked you to show me confidence, only with your body and without words--what would it look like? You might stand up straight and walk slowly with long strides and smooth arm gestures. You’d look …

Body Language