Wolfgang Jilka, ConferenceDirect

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28 Ways a Moderator Can Make Your Panel Shine

Have you ever...<p>...had a panel moderator who liked the sound of his own voice a little too much?<p>...sat through a discussion where one of the …

Social Media

New hotel near Cal Poly SLO to open 2018 | CA construction | The Tribune

The developer of the new Monterey Hotel in San Luis Obispo — the largest in terms of rooms of three separate hotel projects under construction by …

California

Learning from a Trade Show Tragedy

Earlier this week, a woman trying out a swing chair during the annual commercial design industry NeoCon convention and trade show in Chicago’s …

These 40 Powerful Life Lessons Can Immediately Change the Rest of Your Life

Truth resonates in your bones. Recognize it. Feel it. And do something about it.<p>Sometimes we get lost.<p>Other times we get distracted.<p>But most of all, we often get so consumed with the game of life--all of its pursuits, sensations, and experiences--that we forget the truths that lie at the core of …

Happiness

How to Run a Conference Panel That Isn’t Horrible

Whenever I go to a conference, the thing I dread most is panels.<p>A typical panel is a show about nothing. Sure, it worked on Seinfeld—but they had …

Success

The Daily Sales on LinkedIn: “Here are some of our…

Here are some of our favorite sales books, what are yours?? Sales EQ by Jeb Blount The Only Sales Guide You'll Ever Need by Anthony Iannarino The …

Selling

The 5 Best Boutique Hotels on Santorini

Santorini's luxury boutique hotels have a ringside seat to one of the most dramatic seascapes in the world.<p>The island is arguably the most photogenic …

Boutique Hotels

How to Keep Your Data Safe While Traveling

Individual cybersecurity threats are in the limelight because of the approaching World Cup in Russia. But there are a lot of easy things you can do to keep your data safe, no matter where you're traveling.<p>With millions of people from all around the world heading to Russia for the World Cup this …

Information Systems

Want to Be Super Successful? Science Says Do Any 1 of These 10 Things | Inc.com

We all have the same amount of time. That's why people who are more productive -- and successful -- use their time more effectively.<p>And that's why my <i>Inc.</i> colleague Chris Winfield is such a great resource for entrepreneurs.<p>Chris is an entrepreneur and writer, and if you like this post (and the next …

Time Management

Selling is serving (if you do it right). 37 Sales books that will make your career.

Reading is a small thing. It helps you do big things.<p>There are tons of sales books. Many are good. Some are great.<p>After reading over 300 sales books, …

Selling

The 10 best restaurants in Amsterdam

Wander through Amsterdam and you’ll encounter a steady stream of inviting canal-side restaurants, cosy brown bars and chic cafes. The challenge is to …

European Travel

81 One-Sentence Sales Tips Every Rep Should Know

Sales Tips• Generate more leads by keeping track of less-obvious trigger events: Shifts in hiring, leadership change, etc.<br>• Make sure you’re …

4 Ways to Break Your Phone Addiction So You Can Focus on What Really Matters

Smartphones are a strong candidate for the most alluring distraction of all time, but you can resist and win back your life.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>That we are living in an age of near constant digital distraction is now old news. By this point, you …

Serena Williams

6 Things Successful People do Before 9 a.m.

Doing something useful when you feel least like doing anything almost guarantees a productive day.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What do successful people do differently? For one thing, they typically wake up very early. Long before they hit the office, …

Time Management

Seven Excel Tricks You Need To Start Using

Image: iStock<p>Microsoft Excel is packed with useful data management features that don't see a lot of use, like pivot tables, index and match, and …

Microsoft Excel

The FBI's Best Negotiator Says This Is the 1 Thing You Need to Influence Anyone

Hostage negotiators don't kid themselves about emotions. You shouldn't either.<p>Chris Voss may be the best negotiator in the world.<p>Voss spent more than two decades in the FBI, during which he worked on more than 150 international hostage cases. Eventually, he was chosen among thousands of agents to …

Body Language

The Rosewood Baha Mar opens along the pristine beaches of Nassau, Bahamas -

After three years of planning, the much-awaited Rosewood Baha Mar is now open in New Providence Island, Bahamas. The ultra-luxury resort joins the …

Dining Rooms

Take a look inside Fendi’s ultra-chic hotel in Rome -

If you’ve always wanted to spend the night inside your favorite shopping paradise then Fendi’s hotel is the place to be. The luxury brand launched …

Luxury Lifestyle

What Accor's Interest in Air France-KLM Means for the Travel Industry

Nothing is official yet, far from it. Or as AccorHotels CEO Sebastien Bazin said Monday: “A bit too early” to speculate. But the possibility of Accor …

Hospitality

Why Ireland's Wild Atlantic Coast Is Perfect For Your Next Roadtrip

It seems that Irish eyes really are smiling since there's never been a more enticing time to book a trip to this gem in the north Atlantic. Roughly …

Ireland

49 Unforgettable Bucket List Trips You Can Do On A Budget

If you like to travel, you probably have a bucket list of places you want to hit throughout your lifetime. If you've been under the impression that …

European Travel

88 books to enjoy this summer: the TED reading list

<i>Maya Sariahmed</i><p>Whether your weeks ahead contain travel, vacations or just longer and lazier days than usual, our list of recommendations from TED …

Books

Billionaire Ray Dalio says these 3 books have 'had the biggest impact' on his life

Billionaire hedge fund magnate Ray Dalio has been fascinated with finance since he was 12, when he bought his first stock.<p>He graduated from Harvard …

Hedge Funds

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Want To Stay Relevant? Never Stop Learning

Continuous learning has become a mantra for everyone from college newbies to seasoned C-suite veterans. Trouble is, most of us are bad at learning. Supremely bad.<p>That’s the conclusion of Bradley R. Staats, an operations professor whose research examines how individuals, teams, and organizations can …

Self-Preservation

The Eisenhower matrix: How to decide on what’s important and urgent (without a to-do list)

Dwight Eisenhower was the 34th President of the United States between the years, 1953 to 1961.<p>Before this, Eisenhower was a five-star general in the …

Time Management

17 Essential Mindfulness Quotes to Inspire and Motivate You

Live the happiest and healthiest life you can with these inspirational words of wisdom.<p>Want to live a happier, healthier, and more efficient life? Follow in the footsteps of Steve Jobs and try practicing mindfulness.<p>The wisdom of mindfulness can be found in daily meditation, regular spiritual …

Meditation

The best advice from 2018 commencement speeches

From Ronan Farrow to Abby Wambach, here are some words of wisdom that can motivate you, whether you’re a recent graduate or not.<p>When you’re starting something new, it can help to hear from someone who’s been there before. That’s the gist of commencement speeches. Speakers often share their personal …

University of Pennsylvania

The 11 Best Historic Beach Resorts in America

1 of 11<p>The Breakers Hotel, Palm Beach, Florida<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 11<p>Chatham Bars Inn, Chatham, Massachusetts<p>3 of 11<p>Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore, …

Santa Barbara

It's A Challenge Being A Hospitality Icon: How This NYC Hotel Meets Tough Customer Service Demands

“Iconic” is one of today’s most overused words, right up there with “artisanal,” ”curated,” ”pivot,” and the dreaded “deep dive.” But it would be hard to dispute Essex House’s claim to be an icon of New York, with its well-loved Central Park South façade and towering nameplate of a sign, rising …

Customer Experience