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27 tips to be a better public speaker

For many, public speaking is right up there with dying on the list of things people hate or fear most. But at some point in your professional life, …

Public Speaking

Get off the beaten path in these 10 terrific Caribbean towns

Kingston, Bridgetown, San Juan, Nassau: These are the first names that come to mind when you think of Caribbean metro destinations. But for the …

Caribbean

Why Mindfulness Meditation Is The Most Important (and Underestimated) Self-Development Practice

Meditation is always the first thing to go.<p>The busier you are, the easier it becomes to sacrifice your values.<p>If you aren't careful, you'll blink and wake up living the life you never wanted--a life filled with regret, mediocrity, and complacency.<p>You'll lay awake late at night contemplating all of …

Meditation

Changing these 4 beliefs will make you surprisingly happy

Traffic upsets you. People upset you. Your job upsets you ... Wrong, wrong and wrong.<p>Actually, none of those things upset you. Your beliefs about …

Atheism

Instead of Settling for an Online Business Build a Lifestyle Business

A lifestyle business is about achieving all your life goals. Money is a big part of it but far from all of it.<p>Writer, Consultant, Freedom Advocate, Lifetime Entrepreneur<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There are more than three million people that use the Internet, …

15 life-changing trips every couple should take together

One of the best parts of being in a relationship is having a built-in travel buddy, and one of the best parts of traveling with that built-in buddy is getting unobstructed one-on-one time while exploring unfamiliar parts of the world. Whether domestic or international, a trip with your significant …

Whistler, BC

How I Stopped Chasing Happiness and Started Enjoying My Imperfect Life

<b>“I want to live my life without stress and worries. I don’t need to be rich or famous. I just want to be happy.” ~Unknown</b><p>Have you ever set a goal and …

Employees Trust Bosses Who Display Any of These 5 Successful Leadership Habits

Countless studies have confirmed that trust is the one human behavior you cannot afford not to have for your business to profit.<p>Tell me if you agree with this statement: <i>For any human relationship to thrive, it has to be founded on trust</i>.<p>If you agree, it's really no different in the workplace, …

Holy Zeigarnik: An Empty UPS Envelope Doubled This Company's Sales

What would you do if you opened a UPS envelope and there was nothing inside?<p>Friends of mine, who asked to remain anonymous, as they don’t want to alert their competitors to the success of their Stealth Campaign, inadvertently answered this question when they accidentally mailed several hundred …

Marketing

We went to Warren Buffett's favorite New York steakhouse and saw just how much Americans' attitudes towards fine dining have changed

Most of the time, when I go out to eat, I'm looking for a chill, fun time. I'm willing to bet Warren Buffett is looking for something different.<p>On a recent visit to Smith & Wollensky, famously Buffett's favorite steakhouse in the Big Apple, I was able to see just how much dining standards have …

Warren Buffett

6 Ways to Manage Conflict Better

Avoiding conflict only causes more issues.<p>This story originally appeared on Personal Branding Blog<p>Most people say they hate conflict, yet avoiding it causes more problems. In today’s culturally diverse, multigenerational workforce it’s bound to happen. Conflicts can be frequent, often petty and …

Dan Gainor: Media won't touch Russian uranium story tied to Hillary, and other epic journalism disasters

It’s been nearly a year since President Trump was elected and the media have been trying to tie him to Russia for most of it. Finally, after 11 months, there’s strong evidence linking Russia to a 2016 presidential candidate. But the candidate is Hillary Clinton.<p>According to The Hill, the FBI, …

James O'Keefe

A Better Way To Deal With The Negative Thoughts In Our Heads

If you’re familiar with contemporary definitions of mindfulness, you’ve probably heard something along the lines of not getting too attached to our thoughts, but letting them arise and subside of their own accord, like clouds. Our job is just to witness them, non-judgmentally, and let them fade …

Mindfulness

7 Lessons I Learned When I Started Speaking Internationally

7 Ways to connect with the audience despite your cultural differences.<p>Getting up to speak in front of a live audience can be a nerve-wracking experience. Those nerves are heightened even more when the audience you're speaking to is a global one.<p>Today there are almost 7.5 billion people in the …

Public Speaking

This Is What You're Like in Bed, According to Your Zodiac Sign

<i>Before reading this week's horoscope, discover what your zodiac sign says about your approach to beauty here.</i><p>Humans have studied their own sexual proclivities for thousands of years — and at times, astrology has been incorporated into these scholarly analyses. So what can the stars say about your …

Top Tips to Create Facebook Videos to Market Your Business (Infographic)

Video is one of the best way to engage and attract customers on the social platform.<p>2 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Today, one of the best ways to engage customers is through video. Facebook videos can be a great, cost-effective way to do that. Creating a …

Marketing

3 Leadership Lessons From A Badass Female Yacht Captain

Use these 'below deck' leadership strategies in your boardroom.<p>Staff Writer. Covers media, tech, startups, culture and workplace trends.<p>With nearly three decades of experience chartering yachts all over the world, Captain Sandy Yawn has weathered crises from fires in the engine room to being …

Mind

This simple stretch is your DIY way to relieve back pain

Flossing your nerves? If it sounds like a stretch, well, it is. An exercise you can subtly do at your desk, where most of us are marooned these days, …

Do These 5 Emotionally Intelligent Things Within 5 Minutes Of Meeting Someone

Being instantly likable isn’t rocket science, but this checklist takes practice to master in the short space of a first impression.<p>What’s the point of networking if not to get other people to like you? Sure, you need new contacts to see you as interesting, competent, professional, and potentially …

A Marine veteran and mental toughness coach shares how a single sentence can change your life

When Andrew Wittman teaches a mental toughness class, he likes to kick things off with a simple question.<p>"I'll ask them, 'Who are you?'" Wittman tells Business Insider.<p>"And they tell me what they do: 'I'm the CEO of a defense contractor firm.' 'I'm the EVP of a pharmaceutical sales company.' 'I'm a …

Joe Lieberman

8 Ways to Stop Worrying About What Other People Think

Source: wrangler/Shutterstock<p>To feel accepted is a nearly universal human desire. After all, we evolved to survive better in groups, where fitting in …

6 Ways Great Bosses Thank Their Employees

When their employees put in the hard work, here are some simple ways the best bosses show gratitude for a job well done.<p>Think about a great leader you genuinely respect, and chances are one of the things that boss does particularly well is thank his or her employees. You can too, since recognizing …

American Psychological Association

If You Don't Believe in Setting Goals, It's Because You Don't Know How to Do It

You can achieve practically any of your wildest dreams.I have a secret to tell you.<p>I have a secret to tell you.<p>You can achieve practically any of your wildest dreams.<p>It really doesn't matter how big.<p>Suspicious?<p>Doubtful?<p>By the end of this blog post, you won't be. I'm going to break down exactly how …

Self-improvement

You Can Reprogram Yourself to Be a Positive Person and You Should

Rational optimists are much more in touch with reality than chronic pessimists.<p>The end of a relationship or the failure of your business can make you feel negative. <i>Life</i> can make you feel negative. We all have to persevere through challenging times at some point in our lives. There are times when it …

This stripper will inspire you to start hustling

Jacqueline Frances, an artist and stripper who is known by her name “Jacq the Stripper,” has worked in dozens of clubs and counted untold stacks of …

Employment

This simple speaking trick can make you more influential at work

If you've ever been interrupted at work, you know how frustrating it can be.<p>And if you've been the culprit, it could hurt your reputation over time, …

Public Speaking

The Most Effective Method to Get Someone to Do What You Want

Use the "scales of influence" model to persuade people to do what you want--while thinking that it's their idea.<p>Contrary to popular opinion, human beings don't resist change. We all, however, resist being changed.<p>We have no problem stretching our own comfort zone, but we each throw up our defenses …

Self-improvement

5 Rare Qualities of Truly Happy People, According to Science

It takes a lot of work to train your brain for this, but when you arrive, welcome to the happy life.<p>I have been writing on positive psychology ever since I read the masterful <i>Happiness Advantage</i> by one of the movement's current poster boys -- Shawn Achor.<p>The beauty of this field is found in the …

Happiness

10 uncomfortable things that will make you happy and successful

Wouldn't it be fantastic if the road to success and happiness were an easy one? Unfortunately, as we all know, this isn't the case. The reality is, …