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7 brilliant ways to start any presentation

When we speak, we have about 60 seconds to capture our audience's attention, establish credibility, orient them to our topic, and motivate them to listen, says Darlene Price, president of Well Said Inc., and author of "Well Said! Presentations and Conversations That Get Results."<p>If you waste those …

Titanic

What Voice Should You Use When Speaking To An Audience?

A recent study out of the University of British Columbia found that we have a few strong preferences when it comes to voices: we like voices similar to our own, we like men to use shorter words and women to use longer ones, and we like big, resonant voices – especially in men. No one likes the …

5 Ways To Debate With An Open Mind

The next time you’re tempted to respond to a controversial Facebook status, give pause and then attempt to open your opponent’s mind through a discussion. Chances are, you may even open your own mind further.<p>If everyone had the same opinion, then the world would be very boring.<p>Instead of viewing …

Body Language

Five top tips for driving innovation in the NHS

After the failure of the Choose and Book system, innovators need help in cutting through red tape<p>Innovation was marked by the new NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens as a major priority in his maiden speech in post. He said breaking down barriers to driving innovation from organisations …

Innovation, the Human Way

The virtues of dialogue, individual talent, speed and curveballs.<p>Having worked in the Bay Area for more than 20 years, I have seen many great companies form, grow and vanish. Technology, in its cyclical nature, has been the main driver of these tumultuous waves of the “new” transforming to …

Getting Employees to Volunteer and Give

Writer and Author, Specializing in Business and Finance<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Volunteerism may be good for your employees and your business. A 2013 survey by UnitedHealth Group found that people who volunteer feel healthier (76 percent) and experience better …

Employee Engagement

5 Keys to Making a Great First Impression

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>We used to think that it took seven seconds to make a first impression.<p>According to new research out of Princeton, it's about 100 milliseconds — the same amount of time it takes for a giant hummingbird to flap its wings.<p>We're all constantly …

Clothing

Become a Master Communicator With These 5 Tips

Author, Communication Strategist, Vocal Coach/Teacher, Executive Speech Coach<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We live in a society where perception is reality and an opinion is formed in three seconds. We never get a second chance to make a first impression. The most …

Public Speaking

10 Insights on Building, Motivating and Managing an Exceptional Team

Growth Strategies > Team-Building<p>Next Article<p>Why You Must Be Brave Enough Not to Live in Last Year's World<p>Next Article<p>Gregory Ciotti • Guest Writer<p>Marketing Strategist<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Is team building an art or a science?<p>When it comes to assembling, …

Team Building

Let It Flow: Unleash Hidden Streams of Productivity

Most of us have fleeting familiarity with flow: the sweet spot where exertion and boredom are diminished and focus and performance are optimized. When we reach that state, we become lost in the task at hand and all else falls away. Most importantly, in flow we perform at our optimal state, and …

4 Smart Ways to Increase Employee Retention

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This excerpt is part of Entrepreneur.com's Second-Quarter Startup Kit which explores the fundamentals of starting up in a wide range of industries.</i><p><i>In Start Your Own Staffing Service, the staff at Entrepreneur Press and writer Krista</i> …

Employee Engagement