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33 Questions to Help You Overcome Shyness--So You Can Be Awesome at Networking, Speed-Dating, Mingling or Schmoozing

All it takes is a little courage and a couple of really good questions<p>I've got a confession to make: Inside this seemingly confident, frequent-public-speaking, supposedly outgoing CEO exterior is a very shy introvert.<p>As long as I've got a job to do (facilitate a planning session, advise a client), …

Are you ready? This is all the data Facebook and Google have on you | Dylan Curran

The harvesting of our personal details goes far beyond what many of us could imagine. So I braced myself and had a look<p>Want to freak yourself out? I’m going to show just how much of your information the likes of Facebook and Google store about you without you even realising it.<p>Related: Why have we …

Social Media

Google spent years studying effective teams — and one trait stood out

The best companies are made up of great teams. You see, even a company full of A-players won't succeed if those individuals don't have the ability to work well together.<p>That's why not too long ago, Google set out on a quest to figure out what makes a team successful. They code-named the study …

Emotional Intelligence

15 Books Every First-Time Manager Should Read

Just got promoted to your first leadership role? Here's what you need to read now.<p>What's social media good for? That might be a hotly debated topic at the moment, but one thing's for sure -- your online friends and followers are certainly a great place to turn if you need book recommendations.<p>Just …

How to Create Great Content: A Step-by-Step Guide to Content Marketing That Delivers Real Results

A comprehensive guide to developing the right content marketing strategy and creating content that delivers real results for your business.<p>Content marketing is a great way to get people talking about your products, your services, and your company. Content marketing is also a great way to engage …

What to Post on Each Social Media Platform: The Complete Guide to Optimizing Your Social Content

This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>Not all content needs to be shared everywhere. And not all content is suitable for every social media platforms.<p>It’s all right to post entirely different things on different platforms. In fact, it might even help you to boost your engagement.<p>For example, if …

Social Media

10 Things to Remember Before You Take Things Personally

Let me share three quick stories and some life-changing lessons with you…• This morning at a train stop near the hospital, a man and his three young …

6 Expert Tips to Running Your Instagram Like a Professional Influencer

Want to be a top Instagram Influencer? You need to run your account like a business. Here are the pro tips for getting started.<p>These days, it seems like if you want to be an established brand, influencer, or professional, you need a large social media presence, especially on Instagram. Some of most …

Why Do Employees Really Quit Their Jobs? Research Says It Comes Down to These Top 8 Reasons

This is how to stop the bleeding.<p>I've done a lot of research over the years to drill down to the most likely reason for employees to quit and answer the question, "How do you stop the bleeding?"<p>As in bleeding money. The cost of employee turnover is exorbitant, with some recent estimates putting the …

24 Instagram Marketing Tools for More Followers, Likes & Sales

As Instagram marketing becomes less of a choice and more of a necessity for your business, it can be frustrating to have yet another social media …

Spicy Grilled Cauliflower Steaks

4 servings<p>Choose the largest head of cauliflower you can find. When you cut into it, keep in mind that the two center pieces will stay together, but the two end pieces may fall apart into florets and that’s okay—you should still grill those too! This recipe also easily doubles if you want four …

Genuinely helpful tips for dealing with anxiety I’ve learnt through CBT

Let me start by saying that any tips you read on the internet are <i>not</i> a replacement for therapy.<p>That’s not because they’re useless, or unhelpful. They …

How to Use Micro-Influencers for Your Small Business

According to Twitter research, 49 percent of consumers seek purchase guidance from social media influencers.<p>This story originally appeared on Bizness Apps<p>You probably know that word-of-mouth is the most valuable form of marketing out there. With 92 percent of consumers trusting referrals from …

Public Relations

Want to Be Emotionally Resilient? Science Says Do This

Anyone can do it and it doesn't cost a thing.<p>Do you worry a lot? Sometimes over things you absolutely can't control, so that worrying about them serves no practical purpose? Do you think you worry too much? Do you worry that all this worrying may not be good for you?<p>Most of us do at least some of …

Research

Fixing my finances with chatbots

Chatbots

The Surprising Reason Millennials Check Their Phones 150 Times a Day

A new study by Qualtrics and Accel found that Millennials prefer digital communication. (Many even check their phones once per night.) Scientists know why, but do we really understand the benefits?<p>Has technology improved your life?<p>A new study this month found that over half (52 percent) of …

Instagram’s Snapchat clone is now more popular than Snapchat

It might not be long until Snapchat’s business model fades as its messages do.<p>In about eight months, Instagram Stories, the function of Facebook’s image-sharing social network that allows users to post images and short videos that disappear after 24 hours, has amassed 200 million daily users, it …

Social Media

Millennials expect more than half of their retirement money to come from personal means — but 42% haven't even started saving yet

In fact, a new report from Merrill Lynch and Age Wave found that 52% of millennials (US adults aged 25 to 39) believe the nation's mounting financial inequality has rendered a secure retirement a luxury afforded to only a select few. By contrast, 47% of Gen Xers and just 30% of baby boomers, the …

Retirement

Twitter is showing Snap what its future will be if it doesn’t answer some glaring business-model questions

In the next few weeks, Snapchat parent company Snap will start trading on the New York Stock Exchange and there are… concerns. Snap’s operations are expensive, it’s losing heaps of money, and competitors like Instagram are launching rival services as quickly as Snapchat can come up with them. In …

Social Media

How to Go Viral on LinkedIn

LinkedIn recently revealed some specific tips and insights on what makes posts (and people) go viral on the network.<p>Want your content to go viral on LinkedIn?<p>Here's what the network says works best on the world's largest online platform for professionals.<p>LinkedIn recently released its list of "top …

How to make a to-do list that actually helps you get everything done

A lot of people start their workday by making a to-do list. Depending on how realistic you are, there are probably anywhere from three to 15 items on your list. If it’s three, you probably end your workday feeling accomplished and energized. If you try to complete 15, you probably wrap up your day …

Time Management

4 Types of Meetings You Need to Cancel Now

Holding a productive meeting is an art -- one few business leaders have mastered.<p>Holding a productive meeting is an art. Unfortunately, it's one few business leaders have mastered. Instead of thinking of team meetings as exciting brainstorming sessions or collaborative ways to solve problems, …

11 Must-Watch TED Talks That Will Make You Insanely Productive

Spend a little time watching these talks now and you'll save a lot of time in the long run.<p>You know the old saying, "It takes money to make money." Well, the same can be said of time.<p>Sure, you'll spend somewhere between five and 20 minutes not working while you watch the TED talks below, but each …

Twitter's new, longer tweets are coming September 19th

The company is changing the way it counts 140 characters<p>Twitter is about to make a big change to the way that tweets work, <i>The Verge</i> can independently confirm. Beginning September 19th, the company will cut down on exactly which types of content count toward the platform's 140-character limit. Media …

6 business technology trends for 2016

Nearly every business uses the cloud for all or some of its business software. Roughly 93 percent to be exact. The cloud enables connectivity with other systems and reduced maintenance and mobility among other benefits.<p>The past few years have seen widespread adoption of cloud computing, but 2016 is …

10 Charts That Will Make You a Better Cook

15 Crazy Delicious Cauliflower Hacks to Help You Lose Weight

We-can’t-believe-it’s-cauliflower recipes ahead.<p>If we could hand out superlatives to our favorite veggies, cauliflower would win “most creative” by a landslide. With the help of a food processor and some smart seasonings, it’s the ultimate shape-shifter. While we're at it, we'd also give this pale …

CITI: The 'Uber moment' for banks is coming — and more than a million people could lose their jobs

Banks are quickly approaching their "automation tipping point," and they could soon reduce headcount by as much as 30%.<p>That's according to a new Citi Global Perspectives & Solutions (GPS) report on how financial technology is disrupting banks.<p>"Banks' Uber moment will mean a disintermediation of …

FinTech

A shepherd’s pie made for shepherds who prefer lentils over lamb

By Joe Yonan<p>, Food and dining editor<p>My favorite thing about making a vegetarian shepherd’s pie has been thinking about that name. Purists know that a traditional shepherd’s pie needs to contain not the usual ground beef, but lamb — because, of course, that’s where the shepherd comes in. …

Recipes

What Brands Can Expect From Twitter’s Conversational Ads | Audiense

Twitter released the first of their 2016 features last week: Conversational Ads. A way for marketers to engage more freely and directly with their …