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Public Speaking Tips: How to Capture and Hold People's Attention | Inc.com

In my mind, there are two kinds of attention: neck down, and neck up. Neck-up attention is when the listener has to make an effort to pay attention. Neck-down attention is when the listener is riveted to the speaker: she can't help but pay attention.<p>Please note that, in our language of English, …

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Where to Find Startups at SXSW 2014

SXSW Interactive attracts over 32,000 attendees (along with Film), scattered across a handful of venues in downtown Austin. Some people are corporate …

How Can I Learn Skills For A New Field Without Going Back To College?

Leadership coach Lolly Daskal and cofounder of General Assembly Matthew O. Brimer tackle this week’s question about how to break into graphic design without dropping thousands on a degree.<p>Some people know what they want to be when they grow up and stick with it for their entire lives, but for most …

3 Silly Tricks That Speakers Need to Stop Using | Inc.com

You’ve no doubt heard the phrase "Death by PowerPoint." It’s a cutely exaggerated way of talking about boring presentations, right?<p>Not according to veteran presentation attendee Robin Hardwick. In a hilarious, strongly worded post on Medium recently, Hardwick vented her frustration at being forced …

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OnCourse Learning Sold to NY Private Equity Firm

OnCourse Learning, the Waukesha, WI-based provider of online professional training programs, has changed hands.<p>New York private equity firm CIP …

5 Signs You Should Break Up with Your Business Partner

When you’re fresh out of college or want to work for yourself, starting a business and partnering up with someone is the exciting way to go. Going …

China Just Set A 7.5% Growth Target — Here's Why That's Good News And Bad News

The government says that the GDP is targeted for growth of 7.5% and that CPI is targeted at 3.5%.<p>The GDP number is the same as last year's target and it was about as expected.<p>The good news is that Chinese GDP will keep humming along.<p>The bad news is that by setting a target for GDP that's so high, …

The 'Hidden Debts' Of Russia And Ukraine That Could Make Them More Exposed Than Any Other Country In The World

In recent years, corporations in emerging markets (EM) have increasingly sought to tap international bond markets to finance themselves, as low interest rates at the global level have provided more attractive terms of borrowing than those corporations could access in their home countries.<p>This …

NASDAQ Finally Launches Its Market For Privately-Held Companies

Just as the JOBS Act kick-starts bigger markets for shares of privately held companies, NASDAQ is launching its own entrant in the field.<p>The U.S. stock exchange, which hosts tech companies like Apple, Google and Facebook, is finally opening its private company marketplace to let growth-stage …

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