Adrian Carmichael

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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 …

I've Studied Hundreds of Organizations. Here's Why Most Can't Innovate

Today we need to manage not for stability, but for disruption<p>As a manager, I always felt incredible pressure to innovate. Yet it was hard to know how to go about it. There were plenty of books about high flying companies, but those same organizations seemed to sputter out almost as soon as the ink …

5 Ways to Catch More Sleep on a Red Eye

How to land your next flight well-rested<p>Rare is the businessperson who actually enjoys taking red-eye flights, but sometimes they're a necessary evil. Employer demands, the opportunity to travel without missing a workday, lower fares, calmer airports, and the chance to network with other business …

6 Smart Habits That Will Lead to a Fulfilling Life

Whom do you surround yourself with? This may be your first lesson toward a life of success.<p>Do you ever lay in bed at night in a state of insomnia and look back over your choices in life and think, "I wish I did that differently?"<p>Perhaps it's feeling like you should've made that transition into a …

The Best Speakers Answer These 3 Questions Before Walking on Stage

Start with the structure to ensure success.<p>Every great TED talk begins with a good outline. If you want your presentation to leave a TED worthy impression, you'll need to start planning long before the day of the speech: how can you make your message memorable? What should be included in the talk? …

25 words you should use on your resume if you want to get more interviews

When it comes to making hiring decisions, including "team player language" on your resume makes it less likely you'll get an offer.<p>So, how do you write a great resume that uses language that will get you hired?<p>A lot of well-meaning people will suggest you should use "action verbs." But that's fast …

Linguistics

Britain's favourite walks: The top 10

1. Helvellyn, Lake District - 16.3km (10.1 miles)<p>This four-hour walk through England's third highest peak requires a decent level of fitness and is …

Want to Make Sure You Hire the Best Candidate? Ask These 2 Interview Questions

If you understand real job needs, you only need to ask two questions to predict on-the-job success. It doesn't matter what you ask if you don't know job needs, you'll either be wrong, or lucky.<p>It took me 30 years and 2,500 interviews to make this table showing the best and worst predictors of …

Steve Jobs Practiced 1 Habit That Turned Good Presentations Into Great Ones

The best CEO presenters follow one rule that made Steve Jobs a master showman.<p>Steve Jobs was a master showman. In my opinion, Jobs was the best business storyteller of our time. Every product launch was brilliantly performed. Every move, demo, image and slide was in sync and beautifully …

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

Treat your LinkedIn profile differently than your resume to make a powerful impression.<p>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 …

How To Teach Your Brain Something It Won’t Forget A Week Later

Cramming got you through college, but it’s probably paying diminishing returns in your career. Here’s the scientific reason why.<p>Of all the things you learned in school, chances are the right way to <i></i>learn wasn’t one of them.<p>To make it through academic life, most of us opt for what psychologists call …

Want to Be the Most Interesting Person in Any Conversation? Experts Say These 5 Techniques Will Work

Whether you're a social butterfly or a total introvert, it doesn't matter. These techniques will help you shine in any conversation.<p>You walk into a room at a social event where people are mingling and networking near the bar. In one corner of the room, something catches your eye. You notice a small …

Why TV studios should stop playing it safe when it comes to fantasy

Enough of Martin and Tolkien — there are other great books to adapt<p>Earlier this week, Amazon Studios announced that it had secured the rights to adapt J.R.R. Tolkien’s <i>The Lord of the Rings</i> as a television show for multiple seasons. It’s a huge get for the studio, which was charged by Amazon CEO …

Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

More comfortable online than out partying, post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis.<p>One day last summer, around noon, I called Athena, a 13-year-old who lives in Houston, Texas. She answered her phone—she’s had an …

High School

The subtle power of uncomfortable silences

In business and in life, it could help you to get acquainted with the power of the pause.<p>At your next meeting, wait for a pause in conversation and try to measure how long it lasts.<p>Chances are – especially among English speakers – it will be a second or two at most.<p>Anglophones tend to be most …

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These Five Tricks Will Help You Finally Complete Your To-Do List

If your long list of projects and tasks is leaving you overwhelmed, these methods will help you finally get things done.<p>Ah, to-do lists. The bane of our existence, the source of our stress and occasionally the symbol of our triumph. OK, I’m being a little dramatic–but those of us who’ve abided by …

Time Management

How to cultivate your child’s brain over the summer holidays

Your children are looking forward to summer break – but what can you do to keep them mentally fit so they’ll return to school in September ready to learn?<p>It takes six weeks to create a habit (longer to break one, sadly) so the school summer holidays are the perfect length to get started with new …

A top JPMorgan banker explains what he looks for in new hires

His father was a plumber. He jokes that when he flew in to Newark airport for his interview with JPMorgan, he had $120 in his pocket. It cost him that much to get from the airport to New York City. He wasn't much of a negotiator back then, he quips.<p>More than 20 years later, he's still with the …

Commercial Banking

Kodi piracy crackdown as TVAddons library shut down

Users of the internet TV technology Kodi have been hit by a piracy crackdown after a popular library for add-on services was unexpectedly shut down.<p>TVAddOns, which had more than a thousand unofficial “add-ons” – extensions to the Kodi technology that allowed users to stream video onto their TV – …

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 …

A cognitive scientist has devised a drug-free sleep trick for your restless mind

A cognitive scientist may have solved a familiar sleep riddle: If you struggle to fall asleep, you’re likely to keep thinking about how you can’t fall asleep, which makes it harder to fall asleep. So how do you stop thinking about your struggle to sleep?<p>Luc Beaudoin of Simon Fraser University in …

9 Things You Should Never Say to Your Kids (If You Want Them to Be Happy and Successful)

Experts warn these common phrases could be harming your kids.<p>When I was growing up, my father would always tell the story of how, in his pre-child days, he vowed never to tell his kids "Because I said so." Having hated the phrase himself, he promised himself he would never use it.<p>Nevertheless, one …

How to declutter your mind

Because it is possible to completely switch off<p>Our mind is a terrible thing to waste. Maybe that's why we tend to jam-pack our brains with lots of …

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Three Habits Of The Best Job Candidates I’ve Ever Interviewed

Take it from an experienced recruiter: Making a great impression isn’t rocket science, but it’s easy to get wrong.<p>Tell me if this sounds familiar: You continually make it to the interview stage, and then—crickets. You have the skills to get in the door, but for some reason, you stall out when it …

Don't Look for a Great Idea. Look for a Good Problem

To create anything that is truly pathbreaking, you need to look for it in new places<p>At the center of every significant innovation is always an idea. Clarence Birdseye's idea about freezing fish revolutionized the food industry and American diets. Charles Schwab's idea about flat commissions changed …

How to Nail the First 30 Seconds of Your Presentation

The difference between a presentation that is a raging success or a flop is often decided in the first 30 seconds. Here's the one thing you need to do to start strong.<p>It was a Thursday afternoon and I was catching up with friends during a rare happy hour. One friend, Shelly, is an expert in her …

Innovation Is About More Than The Next Big Thing

Extraordinary disruption. Wholesale market transformation. The need for innovative ideas and even reinvention. CEOs are grappling with these issues, whether they’re leading a consumer products company, a hospital, a financial institution or a professional services firm like KPMG.<p>Leaders recognize …

The 27 hardest job interview questions, according to Glassdoor

Jobs interviews are always hard, but some come with trickier questions than others. Where do you see yourself in five years? How many ping pong balls …

Five Body Language Mistakes You’re Making In Interviews

You should smile, but not too much.<p>You may have researched common interview questions and rehearsed answers, but could your body be undermining your confidence–and your chance at getting a job offer? Body language can have more of an impact on your success than anything you say. A classic study …

Being a Strategic Leader Is About Asking the Right Questions

If you asked the world’s most successful business leaders what it means to “be strategic,” how many different answers do you think you’d get? Consider this number: 115,800,000. It’s the number of unique links returned when I searched online for “strategic leadership.”<p>There’s a good reason for all …