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Sound Like a Leader With These 5 Simple Sentence Starters

What you say at work directly impacts what others think about your leadership potential.<p>You're not sure if others see your leadership potential at work, and you don't know why. You work hard. You have the skills. You follow the rules, but you still haven't been recognized for your contributions. …

4 Standing Moves for a Super-Flat Stomach

Pooch, be gone.<p>You can get a stronger center without unfurling an exercise mat. In fact, the standing abdominals routine below hits all of the muscles that make up your core, from your abs to your hips, your pelvis to your lower back.<p>Check out the four exercises in our handy video and pin-able …

13 Quick and Dirty Secrets for Writing Killer Emails | Inc.com

Doing business today means sending emails. In fact, the number of business emails sent each day doubles every four years.<p>Today's business emails are mostly read on smartphones rather than PCs, which means you've got to write tighter and cleaner.<p>In my free weekly newsletter, I help people write …

Creative Writing

9 Ways to Use Vinegar for More Beautiful Skin and Hair

<b>Facial Toner</b><br>Mix together one tablespoon apple cider vinegar and two cups water. Moisten a cotton ball, and swipe the mixture over a clean, dry face to tighten skin. Don't rinse (the scent will dissipate quickly). Apple cider vinegar's natural alpha-hydroxy acids and acetic acid will stimulate …

35 Books Everyone Should Read in Their Lifetime

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9 Talks That Are a Great Introduction to TED

Since I started My Year of TED in 2011, I've found myself explaining TED quite a lot. Last week I had to do this again, and I was reminded of a blog post I did in 2012. I thought I'd share it with you here -- noting that there have been hundreds of new talks since this time, but I think these still …

Simple Mindsets To Make You Happier Every Day

Our mindset influences every single aspect of our life, so it’s important to be conscious of how we’re thinking and what we believe about the world. …

Self-improvement

Increase Your Mind Power with These 7 Techniques

Open your mind and realize all the possibilities that disclosed to you. There is no end to the debate about intelligence, cognition, and mental …

The Brain

The Six Lists You Need To Make Every Day Productive

You might make a daily to-do list, but have you considered project lists or outsource lists? Here’s what to write down to get the most done.<p>Your brain is for thinking, not for storing a long list of random things you need to do.<p>“When you’re juggling a lot of tasks, things will fall through the …

Elon Musk's One Simple Secret for Powerful Storytelling | Inc.com

Elon Musk and Tesla are exceptional at telling their company's evolving story. Over 2 million people have watched his debut of the Powerwall on Youtube, for example. Like a lot of people, I self identified with his vision years before I was able to actually buy a Tesla. (Red, in case you're …

Tesla

4 Models of Social Workplace Learning – Learning in the Modern Workplace

[lastupdated]<p>Workplace Learning has traditionally been all about the “authoritative voice”, that is it has been about experts telling employees what …

6 Ways to Tell Stories with Data Throughout the Customer Lifecycle

Data-driven storytelling is poised to be the next big trend in content marketing. Indeed, companies are already harnessing its power at every stage in the customer relationship lifecycle—from building up-front brand awareness to reminding customers of their success. Here’s how to use data at each …

101 Greatest Quotes About Success and How to Achieve It | Inc.com

What makes something smart? It can mean many things for many people.<p>But the kind of smart I'm talking about is the smart that inspires, the smart that speaks to us and makes sense, the smart that allows us to move past ourselves and do something about the things that keep us stuck.<p>Let these smart …

Motivation

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If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

5 Ways to Align Data and Storytelling for Business Growth

Data is the most valuable tool in your business. Based on a Gartner survey, 73% of organizations have invested or plan to invest in big data within …

Marketing

The 2015 world champion of public speaking has a surprising trick for beating stage fright

If you're not a seasoned public speaker, the task of giving a presentation in front of a group of people can make your palms sweat, your mouth go dry, and your stomach turn.<p>Saudi Arabian security engineer Mohammed Qahtani was named the World Champion of Public Speaking at the Toastmasters …

How to Transform Your Writing Into Easy Reading | Inc.com

<i>By Gregory Ciotti, writer at Help Scout.</i><p>"As for how to write well," writes Paul Graham, "here's the short version: Write a bad version 1 as fast as you can; rewrite it over and over; cut out everything unnecessary."<p>It's all too easy to follow his first piece of advice and then neglect to follow the …

Creative Writing

5 TED Talks That Will Help You Understand--and Improve--Your Brain | Inc.com

Without it you couldn’t keep breathing, let alone reading this column. Yet how often do you think about your own brain–how it works, what it needs, and how it could work better? Your brain is both the most important and least understood organ in your whole body. But in these fascinating TED Talks, …

The Brain

Forget Business School--Just Watch These 10 TED Talks

You can emerge as an effective trailblazer in your office by being true to yourself and constantly learning. Start by watching these short lectures and embodying their lessons.<p>In today's business world, leaders are emerging at all ranks. The role of the leader is not exclusive to executive-level …

7 Apps That Will Boost Your Social Media Storytelling Game

<i>Gnarbox, one of seven apps and websites that made our list of best storytelling tools. Gnarbox photo.</i><p><b>Outdoor adventurers collect huge</b> numbers of …

Costa Rica

How Your Story Can Save Someone's World

Difficult times have slapped me in the face a few times in my 31 years and six months on this giant rock spinning around the sun. My father died by suicide in 2009 -- and in 2011 after surviving my own crippling depression and a suicidal episode, I worked hard to find information from numerous …

Mental Health

Here's a breakdown of the speech that won the 2015 World Championship of Public Speaking

On August 15, Saudi Arabian security engineer Mohammed Qahtani won the title of Toastmasters International World Champion of Public Speaking. He survived seven rounds of a competition that lasted six months and included 33,000 competitors from around the world.<p>He and nine other finalists competed …

Public Speaking

5 Great TED Talks to Help You Work Smarter

September 11, 2015<br>Work and productivity are two correlate which do not always run the same line. You might be totally engaged in your work but this …

20 Quotes From Children’s Books Every Adult Should Know

Like us on Facebook<p>It’s interesting how some of life’s greatest lessons can be found in children’s literature. And chances are that we did not …

Books

What Really Matters at the End of Life

Paliative care physician and Zen Hospice Project founder <b>BJ Miller</b> on what really matters at the end of life – one of the most moving and important TED talks of all time.<p>Parts of me died early on, and that’s something we can all say one way or another. I got to redesign my life around this fact, and …

TED Talks

11 Beauty Uses for Lemons

<b>Clarifying moisturizer:</b> Mix a few drops of coconut water with a few drops of lemon juice. The coconut will hydrate your skin, and lemon will clear and brighten it.<p><b>Elbow and knee bleacher:</b> "If your elbows and knees appear dark, simply rub them with half of a lemon," says Patrice Coleman, owner of …

6 storytelling techniques for great interaction design

5. Hide secondary elements for an “easter egg” effect<p>This is one of the trickiest interaction design strategies to pull off, and is only suitable for certain sites. But if your project is well-suited, the joy of discoverability can be one of the most memorable experiences for users. Some types of …

How To Fight Poverty? It’s Simple: Give Cash To Poor People

Experts don’t know what a poor person needs. But guess who does? Poor people.<p>There’s a very long list of ways that nonprofits have tried to attack the problem of global poverty. Some give microfinance loans. Others create skills training programs. Still others give laptops to kids. Of all the …

10 of the best ways to enjoy Prague … on a budget

Take your own free walking tour<p>Cross the statue-lined Charles bridge to the Malá Strana district and admire the rich baroque architecture along the Royal Way as you ascend to the looming, and sprawling, complex that is Prague Castle. This offers priceless yet cost-free views back across the city. …

European Travel