Jen Schmidt

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This Sales Strategy Takes Courage, But It Will Immediately Make You More Trustworthy

Remove the risk so your prospect will say 'yes' to doing business with you.<p>In many ways, it's gotten much harder to build a reputable business in our modern world. Marketing hacks have stolen every good and honest word you could use to describe your product or service, rendering otherwise great …

Business Strategy

Amazon rolled out a great new perk for Prime members who love to read

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Amazon<p>Amazon Prime comes with a lot of perks— among which are notably free two-day shipping on all purchases and access to services like …

Shopping

Every Great TED Speaker Uses These 3 Writing Techniques

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? …

Public Speaking

This Sweet Potato Bowl Is the Best Single-Person Dinner of All Time

This sweet potato bowl recipe is my guaranteed feel-good, taste-great weeknight dinner for one.<p>It took me a long time to be good at cooking for myself when I first started living alone. But I’ve gotten better at it—I even enjoy it sometimes—and I’ve learned some good tricks for making nourishing …

Cooking

Scientists studying psychoactive drugs accidentally proved the self is an illusion

Philosophers and mystics have long contemplated the disconcerting notion that the fixed self is an illusion.Neuroscientists now think they can prove it or, at least, help us glimpse this truth with some help from psilocybin, the psychoactive property in magic mushrooms.<p>Researchers around the world …

Consciousness

8 Team Building Activities Your Employees Will Love

Engage your employees by taking them out on the town, trying new activities, and maybe even encouraging a little healthy competition.<p>Employee engagement, as motivational speaker and Life by Design founder Ian Hutchinson once said, "is an investment we make for the privilege of staying in business." …

Employee Engagement

Get The Most Of The Baby Plants Sprouts – Learn How To Grow These Nutritious Powerhouses At Home

Tiny miracles of the baby plant world – that’s what I like to call them: Sprouts are the new nutritious bombs you all need! You do not need to be an …

Earl Grey Buns

1. <b>Make the Earl Grey Sugar:</b> Add the sugar and loose-leaf tea to the bowl of a food processor or blender. Pulse until the tea is finely ground and …

Dessert

The 100 best movies on Amazon Prime right now

The library of movie titles that are available for Prime members is vast and has an impressive mix of old classics and current releases.<p>We get it. You're busy with your life, it's kind of tough to scroll through all the titles. So we did it for you.<p><b>Here are the 100 best movies available right now</b> …

Emily V. Gordon

How to Move From Small-Talk to Big-Talk With Each Myers-Briggs Personality Type

Everyone has an opinion on small talk. Introverts claim to dread it, intuitives admit they abhor it, thinkers find it pointless, and perceivers …

Self-improvement

Survey of 1,200 Hiring Managers Found the Top 6 Soft Skills Every Job Candidate Should Have

Hiring for these soft skills can signal a more adaptable and versatile team player.<p>We all know that hiring is hard. Sure, any intelligent individual can pass your tests, psychological interview questions, and social media checks. But, how do you know who is going to be the best fit in the long …

Employment

Ultimate Super Bowl recipe: Beer brats with sauerkraut, onions and spicy mustard | Recipes | Food & Drink

You can’t go wrong with a Super Bowl snack created by a chef who knows how to feed hungry football players.<p>Thomas Boeman, the chef and co-owner of Revival and Corner Table in Minneapolis, has actually served lunch for the Minnesota Vikings on two different occasions — once directly before a game, …

Cooking

3 Thai Dinners You Can Make With 1 Shopping List: Satay, Curry, and Veggie Bowl

Forget complicated recipes and mile-long shopping lists. We’re streamlining meal prep and cutting your grocery bill with healthy dinners designed …

Healthy Eating

These Are the 50 Highest-Paying Jobs of 2018. Here's How to Get Hired

It takes more than a degree and experience to land the best jobs.<p>Glassdoor just released its annual report of the 50 Best Jobs in America for 2018. Data scientist and software developer took the top two spots. But, if you don't have the degree or experience for either of these, fear not! There are …

Employment

4 Ways To Go From Manager To Leader

Perhaps you’re in a leadership role but don’t feel like you’ve earned the respect from your team. Maybe you feel like they don’t even like you. As a career coach to millennials, I’ve had plenty of new managers come to me, desperate to win approval from their team. It’s a classic case of manager …

Leadership

This Productivity Hack From The Toyota Production System Can Help Solve Education -- And Everything Else

It usually takes 5 "whys" to get to a root cause<p>Today's problems can sometimes seem almost insurmountable. Although we've made strong progress over the last decade in many areas such as violence, extreme poverty and global health, issues like climate change, income inequality and a rise in populist …

Want a Better Relationship with Your Staff? Ask Them this 1 Simple Question

Here's a simple but effective way to get to the heart of the issues on their mind<p>Meeting regularly with your employees one-on-one is an easy way to increase productivity and engagement. During this time, you're building your relationship and increasing mutual understanding of the work at hand, …

Simple 5 Step Plan to Improve Your Company and Yourself in 2018

Follow these five simple steps for better leadership, and 2018 will be your best year yet.<p>The start of a new year is a great opportunity to better yourself --and your company. And the road to improvement is easier than you think.<p>As the year goes on, and you start to get bogged down by seemingly …

If Your Employees Aren't Learning, You're Not Leading

There’s a strong positive relationship between how much people learn on the job and how much they love their job. Employees who score high on survey questions like “I will have to learn new skills to achieve my assigned goals for this year” have higher scores on questions such as:<p>“I consider myself …

Employee Engagement

Definitive Proof That Gray Living Rooms Make a Striking Statement

The living room often serves as the first impression guests have of your home and is where you spend most of your time entertaining. For that reason, …

5 Ways to Be a Brave Leader

A conversation about leadership with author Kimberly Davis.<p>It wasn't that Jason didn't want to be a great leader or realize that what he was doing wasn't working, but that's all he knew. He was doing what his boss did. What his boss' boss did. Every senior executive at his company seemed to lead …

7 Tips for Starting a Service-Based Business Out of Your Home

As a mom, working from home is a dream come true. Not only can you fulfill your career dreams and make a living as your own boss, but you also get to …

How to Plan a Winning Marketing Strategy for 2018

With a few days of 2018 gone by, it is time to plan a brand new <b>marketing strategy for your business</b> in 2018. As a new year begins, it’s time to learn …

19 Keto Lunches That Will Help You Stick to Your Resolutions

It’s probably not surprising that the vast majority of New Year’s resolutions have something to do with food and diet. It could be ditching gluten or …

Monkey Bread

Monkey Bread<p>How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat the oven to 350°. Lightly coat a Bundt pan with baking spray.<p>Step 2<p>In a medium saucepan, melt the butter with …

15 Delicious Ways to Eat Green Beans That Don't Involve Casserole

Like many other Thanksgiving favorites, green beans don't get much attention outside of Turkey Day. As straightforward as the veg may seem, it's not …

Healthy Eating

A strong tax case for early RRSP drawdowns

While it's tempting to "bask" in the low tax rates that may prevail between the years of full employment and full-stop retirement, in the long run you may be better off paying a little more tax now in order to avoid a lot more tax later. The latter can happen once you're required to annuitize or …

The 10 Most Popular Recipes in November

Cooking

How To Make Stuffed Chicken Breast with Spinach & Cheese

Chicken breasts are such a supper staple that it's often hard to think of them as anything special, but let me tell you this: Splitting chicken …

Crock-Pot Chicken Recipes

From chicken and white bean cassoulet to slow cooker sweet paprika chicken tacos, try these easy crock-pot chicken recipes for hearty and warming …