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11 Best TED Talks For When You Feel Burnt Out

The signs are all there: you feel depressed, anxious, and detached; you keep getting head and back aches; your job performance and relationships are …

Bobby Maximus Has Just One Ab Workout to Get You Ripped

You'll never ask for another ab workout again after this burner from Bobby Maximus.<p>When it comes to the muscles you want to show off, abs are right at the top of the list.<p>And rightly so. Even if you're not a fan of shirtless selfies or rocking a six pack, you need to pay attention to your abs. A …

Don't Risk an Outdated Marketing Strategy - Make This 1 Type of Content Your Top Priority in 2018

There is a new age of content marketing, and if you don't implement this one strategy by 2018, it will be too late.<p>The year was 2009: content marketers were focused on establishing guest blogging relationships, expanding websites with keyword specific content hubs, and pushing text-heavy …

How to create 5 cinematic looks with 2 lights in under 3 minutes

People always go on about 3 point lighting setups. They’re a staple amongst photographers, cinematographers, and even CG work. Or people talk about …

3 Long-Form Articles That Will Blow Your Mind

Warning: these three articles might force you to examine some dearly-held beliefs about business.<p>Most people react angrily or withdraw entirely when somebody dares to challenge their deeply-held beliefs or assumptions. Rather that questioning those beliefs in the light of facts and arguments, most …

Artificial Intelligence

The Content Strategies of 13 Instagram Icons

If you're looking to engage your audience and keep them coming back from more, start with these tips.<p>A good content strategy leaves your reader, viewer or follower engaged, informed and most importantly, hungry for more. It's especially important when starting out, and once you find a plan that …

Marketing

How to Win at Sales: Psychology Says This Strategy Will Convince People They Want Something They Really Don't Need

If your customers don't need your product, give them a promotion. If they do, give them information.<p>In a soccer game, each side has a clear game plan. It plays to attack or it plays to defend. Most of us operate in very much the same way. We do things to win, or we do things to "not lose".<p>When we …

9 Daily Habits That Are Essential for Your Success

Never, ever hit the snooze button.<p><i>What are the best habits that can change your life? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Anita Sanz, Psychologist, on Quora:</b><p>As a psychologist, I've …

How to Write Product Descriptions That Sell

At one point or another, your company will need to craft product listings, and they need to be as persuasive as possible.<p>This story originally appeared on Bizness Apps<p>At one point or another, your company will need to craft product listings -- whether it’s for a menu, merchandise items or services. …

Product Management

The 3 Components of a Brilliant Marketing Plan

Your business doesn't need a complex marketing strategy. It needs simple examples of these three components.<p>Anybody can write a marketing plan. Heck, there are dozens of templates and examples available on the Web for every type of business strategy. Writing a <i>brilliant</i> marketing plan, …

Add Motion and a 3D Effect to Landscape Photos with This Simple Photoshop Animation Trick (VIDEO)

Are you looking for a way to add a little pizzazz to landscape photos and bring them to life? The simple Photoshop technique in the video below will …

McDonald’s Gets “Rick And Morty,” MET-Rx Makes Weight: Top 5 Ads Of The Week

Yeti gets philosophical about hunting, Three UK watches one more, and Brahma beer takes a break from the GIF life.<p>We often look at most branded social interaction with a hearty dose of side-eye, given it’s all ultimately done in the name of commercial gain. But whether it’s brands talking to each …

The 7 Best Facebook Business Pages and How to Copy Their Strategies

Facebook’s algorithm hates you.This might sound like a conspiracy theory, but it’s true.Let me explain why.Your business page’s organic reach (the …

Social Media

6 Way to Crush It on Instagram Using Growth Hacking Techniques

Some businesses emerge out of nowhere and take off like wildfire.They capture the world’s attention and get everyone talking about them. The buzz …

Marketing

Tar Sands Tailings: Alberta's Growing Toxic Legacy

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Canada’s Environmental Defence (ED) released the report “One Trillion Litres of Toxic Waste and …

If You Think Fighting Climate Change Will Be Expensive, Calculate the Cost of Letting It Happen

With the Trump Administration’s surprising U-turn on the COP21 Paris Agreement, the U.S. finds itself with some strange bedfellows, joining Nicaragua and Syria in abstaining from this important treaty. The White House’s argument for leaving the treaty is based on economic nationalism: President …

Instagram tips from 7 pros with thousands of followers

Want to Become a Multimillionaire? Do These 14 Things Immediately

Don't just wait around and wish for luck--become the kind of person equipped with the skills and abilities to do brilliant things.<p>"The greatest reward in becoming a millionaire is not the amount of money that you earn. It is the kind of person that you have to become to become a millionaire." </i> …

All Extremely Confident People Give Up These 13 Habits

Real confidence is built through hard work and excellent habits.<p>Real confidence is not narcissism.<p>Although the two often get confused, people with narcissistic tendencies need everyone to think that they're special. They have a need for admiration and a sense of entitlement that's rooted in …

20 Brutal Truths About Life No One Wants to Admit

Time is your most valuable asset--you need to prioritize how you spend it.<p>It's much easier to talk about the weather, sports, and celebrities than your fear of mortality.<p>Unfortunately, the more time you spend pretending that ultimate truths don't exist, the more time you waste not being your …

Finding the True Reason Why You are a Photographer

You are at a crossroads again. Every now and then, you arrive at a point in your photography where you are left uninspired. It’s that moment when you …

How to Build a Dirt Cheap DIY Ring Light

Ring lights are a great piece of kit for illuminating your subject evenly and creating a distinctive catch light in the eyes. Unfortunately, these …

If You Aren't SPIN Selling, It's Time to Start (Part I)

I am <i>not</i> a big reader. I prefer to learn from actions and experiences. However, there is one book I make mandatory for EVENTup’s salespeople: <i>SPIN Selling</i> by Neil Rackham. In a two-part series, I’m going to a) Distill the lessons from SPIN that stand the test of time, and b) In Part II, discuss how …

Why I Launched My Startup Without Social Media (and You Should Too)

With the clock ticking and no capital, I realized social media would take too long.<p>When I launched my online course in 2014, I faced the same dilemma all lean startups do: how to market my business and get the word out without breaking the bank. I was coming off unpaid maternity leave with my …

Here Are the Business Podcasts You Should Be Listening To

If you are not listening, you are not learning.<p>There's a reason that podcasts are such a fast-growing medium. They're timely, convenient--perfect length for commuting--and usually free, like a radio station you program for yourself.<p>Whatever you're interested in, there's probably a podcast …

Here are all the best Super Bowl commercials in one place

The Super Bowl: the one time of year people not only tolerate but actively seek out commercials.<p>Hell, if you're a cord-cutter or DVR owner with an ad …

How to Get Actionable Data from Google Analytics in 10 Minutes

It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Google Analytics.There aren’t many free, intuitive programs that give you the kind of super-valuable …

My 'Next-Big-Thing' List: Who Will Transform The Post-TV Ad World In 2017

Madison Avenue is shifting rapidly as marketers are looking at agencies through the lens of transformation. They are seeking solutions across commerce, digital content and media distribution, but legacy agencies are slow to respond and too often are the manifestation of the traditional. The shift …

Digital Marketing

The Ultimate Guide to Writing Exceptional Copy

Writing exceptional copy is ridiculously difficult.<p>Arguably the single-most important skill required of any digital marketer, it is often one of the …

Marketing

4 Tips For Landing Your Dream Job At A Creative Company

Jesse McMillin, vice president and creative director at Lyft, explains how he landed at places like Virgin, Nike, and Levi’s.<p>What is your dream job? The company you want to work at above all others? And are you there right now?<p>Over the course of our careers, we all job hop, and in fact, we probably …