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How to Stop Stress Right Now

Everyone experiences stress, and it can really affect your life if you don’t do something about it. It’s easy to become stressed out, especially over …

Self-help

The Most Common Type of Incompetent Leader

A young friend recently remarked that the worst boss he ever had would provide him with feedback that always consisted of “You’re doing a great job.” But they both knew it wasn’t true — the organization was in disarray, turnover was excessive, and customers were not happy. My friend was giving it …

Leadership

Are your productivity apps helping or hindering your productivity?

I am involved in a number of Online productivity groups and enjoy reading them for insights and ideas. There is one theme though that dismays me. …

Time Management

Taming the Epic To-Do List

The to-do list can be an indispensable tool when used to mindfully manage your time. But used indiscriminately, you become its servant. The first step in making your list work for you is to be clear on what job you’re “hiring” it to do. Most of us fail to do this, and so our lists are crammed with …

Productivity

039 | Cut The Sh!t To Simplify Your Business And Life

In this episode, I introduce the concept of eliminating tasks and activities from your life to reclaim your time. I reveal the best way to figure out …

Time Management Ninja Podcast #10 – Ten Tips to Stop Forgetting the Tasks You Need to Do

Welcome to the Time Management Ninja Podcast, Episode #10. Today’s episode is about not forgetting the tasks you need to get done. If you are guilty …

Time Management

6 Myths Pastors Believe About Church Growth

If you’re a pastor who wants to see lost people come to faith in Christ, you’re likely someone who thinks about church growth. Not church growth for …

4 world champions of public speaking explain how to deliver presentations your audience will love

Being a great public speaker requires much more than confidence.<p>It's about connecting to audience members on a personal level and leaving them with a satisfying message they can act on.<p>We spoke with some of the most talented speakers around the globe —the last four Toastmasters International world …

Public Speaking

3 Ways of Thinking That Are Holding You Back

When Christian leaders become ambitious, things get tough. Often other people will mistake our ambition for pride or presumption. But Jesus was …

Faith

Sabbath Rest: A New Metric for Church Growth

By Tim Popadic<p>By now I’m sure you are well-versed in spiritual gift inventories. You’re probably also quite familiar with leadership assessments. It …

3 signs your ego is making your decisions.

A few weeks ago, I told myself, “I am going to Internet so hard in 2015!”That wasn’t an official goal, but more of a statement you yell at your …

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To Be Healthy, Focus on Today

<b>“Give us today our daily bread”</b><b> (Matthew 6:11 NIV).</b>Notice Matthew doesn’t say, “Give us today our <i>weekly</i> bread” or “Give us today our <i>yearly</i> bread.” …

Christianity

Ways to be an effective public speaker

According to numerous studies, many people suffer with a phobia of public speaking. If you can relate then you probably experience heart palpitations …

Public Speaking

Many Americans Will Skip a Vacation This Summer. Research Shows They're Behind the Times | Inc.com

Are you one of the millions of Americans who's "married" to your work, taking only a few days off every year because of your many important responsibilities? If so, research suggests you aren't doing yourself or your employer any favors. Not only that, you're becoming a dinosaur. Americans are …

The Workplace

This Is Why You Should Use Your Vacation Days

<i>This article originally appeared on Monster.com.</i><p>Whether you’ve been craving a Caribbean cruise, dreaming about a European adventure, or just need a …

Work-life Balance

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10 Proven Productivity Tips Direct from Scientists [Infographic]

Take a look at the top ten proven productivity tips and incorporate some of them into your working life.Then set your sights on being a happier, …

Productivity

Here's how to calm your nerves before giving a presentation

Most of us have heard the phrase "first impressions last", but when faced with speaking to a room full of people, many of us find it difficult to portray a sense of ease and confidence.<p>When we encounter stressful situations, our brain functions like a command centre communicating a fight or flight …

Public Speaking

“Personal kanban”: a life-changing time-management system that explodes the myth of multitasking

Multitasking is probably the single most overrated skill in modern life. It drains your brain of oxygenated glucose that could be put toward paying more focused attention, makes it difficult for a person to switch between tasks, and is generally an illusion anyway. Only 3% of the population are …

Time Management

Using a 5-Step Model for Any Public Speech

Ever heard of "TEMPTaction"? If not, now's the time to learn more about it to create speeches that really connect with your audience.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following excerpt is from Jill Schiefelbein’s book</i> Dynamic Communication<i>. Buy it now from</i> Amazon | …

Public Speaking

Who Owns Your Sermons? - Sermons & Articles

There’s been a lot of discussion recently about legal issues surrounding the intellectual property rights to a pastor’s sermons, sparked by a recent</i> …

How to Be a Master Communicator

There are more ways to communicate with employees than ever. Make sure you know how to use them all.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs need to communicate with investors, marketers, employees, influencers, programmers, customers and investors, among other …

Public Speaking

To Get Paid What You're Worth, Master This 1 Thing | Inc.com

Over the years, I've consistently fielded the same question: How do I get paid what I'm worth?<p>It is a good question. It's one we should all ask more often.<p>How do I get paid what I'm worth?<p>It's No Secret: Master One Thing<p>It's actually pretty easy: Become a master at one thing.<p>No joke. Master one …

Customers

A guide to designing and giving perfect presentations

Seventy-five percent of people have anxiety over public speaking, an infographic from The Business Backer says.<p>Additionally, 75 percent of people who …

11 places to learn public-speaking skills for free

And yet public speaking is still the top phobia, affecting more people than fears of spiders, heights, darkness and even death.<p>That's right, death.<p>If you're one of those people who would rather curl up in a ball and simply die than speak in front of a crowd, you definitely need to check out these …

Public Speaking

Want to Take Better Notes? Ditch the Laptop for a Pen and Paper, Says Science | Inc.com

Technology plays a critical role in how we work. Cell phones, apps, laptops, and collaboration technology have all but replaced older ways of working.<p>Here's an interesting situation that happened to me recently, though, that has me rethinking how quickly I completely abandon old methods. It also …

Productivity

15 Tools to Accelerate Your Productivity

Work smarter, not harder.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What happens when you combine technology with productivity? Productivity becomes a breeze. You could easily double or even triple your productivity using the right tools.<p>The problem is, there are hundreds, if not …

Apps

Start A Fire

Want to Be a Successful Leader? Try Changing Your Voice | Inc.com

You're at a conference and excited to hear the keynote speaker. The speaker is an expert in the field and you've learned a lot from reading his books. Alas, five minutes into the talk you start to check your phone, and 10 minutes in you're drowsy. Finally, you leave the talk early to catch up on …

Public Speaking