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The Simple Secret to Creating Your Guest List

Take the stress and worry out of creating the guest lists for your wedding celebrations with simple tips from <i>Storyboard Wedding</i>. They’ve even …

List-Worthy

20+ Stylish Hostess Gifts You Can Bring to Any Party

Say thanks with a little something she'll want to show off.<p>Don't go to that soirée empty-handed. Bring one of these thoughtful gifts and guarantee yourself an invite back.

Ten great but overlooked Christmas movies

Christmas Eve

The 5 Funniest Movie Characters of All Time

Getty<p><i>Adam McKay -- director and co-writer of "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" -- is Moviefone's Guest Editor from December 16 - 20. Watch for exclusive features from him throughout the week. Below, McKay reveals his picks for the five funniest movie characters of all time.</i><p><b>Roger Davis (Jack</b> …

The 10 best films of 2013, No 2 – The Great Beauty

The "king of the high life" is heading for a fall in The Great Beauty, Paolo Sorrentino's astonishing satire on la dolce vita and the withering flesh. Here is a film that casts upper-crust Rome as a circle of hell, at once beautiful and damned. It arranges its citizens (crooks and cardinals, …

The 10 best films of 2013, No 5 - Django Unchained

Our rundown of the top 10 films of 2013 continues with Quentin Tarantino's "southern", the hip, flashy revenge fantasy that dared to tackle slavery<p>• The 10 best films of 2013, No 6: Before Midnight • The 10 best films of 2013, No 7: For Ellen • More from the 10 best films of 2013 • Show us your …

'The Grandmaster', 'The Hunt', and Seven Others Make Oscar Foreign Film Shortlist – /Film

It’ll be a while yet before we find out which English-language films are up for the Oscars, but the Best Foreign Language Film category has already …

Trailer for THE OTHER WOMAN with Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Cameron Diaz

JK Rowling Announces A 'Harry Potter' Prequel Play Is In The Works

JK Rowling has announced that a "Harry Potter" stage play is in the works.<p>Rowling made the announcement on Facebook this morning.<p>According to the announcement, the play will be a prequel to the wizarding series exploring "the previously untold story of Harry's early years as an orphan and …

The 50 Best Movies of 2013

Warner Bros.<p>From the jaw-dropping, revolutionary spectacle of sci-fi blockbuster "Gravity" to Chiwetel Ejiofor heartrending breakout performance in the exemplary historical drama "12 Years a Slave," 2013's best movies are a mishmash of genre, style, and innovation.<p>Disney's late-year releases, …

Awesome Trailer for Jackie Chan's POLICE STORY 2013

Cute Short Film about an Ugly Fish Named HARLEY

Oscars Trailer with Ellen DeGeneres Dancing in the Streets

35 Holiday Cards Sure To Stand Out From The Pack

<i>Editor's Note: This story was originally published on November 21, 2013. But, you’ve still got a few days left to snag the perfect cards for your</i> …

The Only Yoga Pose You Need To Ease Period Pain

Photographed by Justin Namon.<p>Sometimes, when you have your period, exercise seems like the last thing you want to do. Seriously, sometimes even …

1 Recipe, 4 Types Of Christmas Cookies

Whether we're talking about our wardrobes or our beauty routines, we love it when something can be simplified. And, our appreciation for paring …

Jamie Dornan, Dakota Johnson, & That Fifty Shades of Grey Clinch You've Been Waiting For

Image: JKING/FAMEFLYNET PICTURES.<p>Take one dapper, studly sex master. Add in one bright-eyed ingenue. Commence the fireworks.<p>That's right, kids. After …

Deliver Better Public Speeches By Ensuring You Demonstrate Vulnerability

Giving a speech to a large audience is hard, and although we have a few ways to help normal people give great speeches, every extra tip can help. …

Three Creative Presentation Tips From Apple's iPad Air Launch

Apple does many things differently and better than its competitors. In addition to product design and marketing, it also delivers a better presentation experience than most brands. Apple is so proud of its product launches it posts the entire video of its keynote presentations on the home page of …

Mark Suster: 10 Tips for a Highly Memorable Presentation | Inc.com

Most people suck at presenting to big groups. It's a shame because the ability to nail these presentations at key conferences can be once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to influence journalists, business partners, potential employees, customers, and VCs.<p>So, I thought I'd write a piece on how not to …

Public Speaking

Nail Your Next Pitch In 60 Seconds

That’s all the time you need to get to yes. Really.<p>“No one wants to go out mid-sentence.” –Johnny Depp<p>And, as Johnny would surely agree, no one wants investors to nod off mid-sentence.<p>Investors have seen hundreds of pitches. They’ve been there, heard that. They decide in a couple minutes, max, …

4 Keys to Creating the Ultimate Presentation Deck

LinkedIn, SlideShare's parent company, recently asked me to share on their blog the key fundamentals to a powerful presentation. Many of you may know these tips already, but it's always good to review the basics now and then, and ensure you're still on track. Here are my tips for creating the …

Here's How You Can Create A Great Presentation - Step One

How do you put together a great presentation? Here I’m presenting a series of 7 blog posts on the basic building blocks of a killer speech. And no, for the pedants among my readers, I’m not very interested in the false distinction some maintain between a presentation and a speech. Whether you’re …

7 Secrets to a Killer Team Presentation | Inc.com

I sit through a lot of presentations. These range from companies pitching me to portfolio companies presenting at board meetings.<p>Each of these scenarios has a team presenting: almost always the CEO plus members of his or her management team, including tech, marketing, sales and/or product. Some …

Leadership

How to Add More Pep to Your Presentations | Inc.com

Such are the requirements of PechaKucha, a presentation format that applies discipline and design to the baggy and the bombastic. With its emphasis on speed and graphics, PechaKucha plays angel to Power-Point’s devil. The rules are beyond simple. Speakers display 20 slides and spend 20 seconds on …

Digital Marketing

Word to the Wise: Never Do This During a Live Demo | Inc.com

An inside joke among entrepreneurs is if something is going to go wrong with your product, it usually occurs during an important demo. Sometimes you can't control that. But there are a few things that are in your control.<p>Here is a list of "don'ts" if you've got to give an online demo to a …

Entrepreneurship

How to Save Any Presentation From a Technology Meltdown

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>These days you can give a speech, sales presentation or run a team meeting from anywhere in the world. Services like GotoMeeting and GoogleHangouts make it so that any group leader can teach from the comfort of their own office. Dress …

Pro Presentation Tips: 7 Secrets To Winning The Room

You’ve done the work, you’ve put in your time, you know your stuff—but before you open your mouth to give the presentation you’ve prepared so intently, you’ve been judged.<p>It’s human nature: Our brains are wired to take in all available information and draw instant conclusions. Which means that …

Know What Your Doubters Will Say When Presenting Ideas

"The first time you do that, somebody might say, 'Well, everybody's on board.' Then I'll say, 'Well, you guys aren't listening very well, because there's always another point of view somewhere and you need to go back and find out what the dissenting point of view is,'" Pittman tells Adam Bryant at …

7 Ways To Give Presentations That People Actually Care About

No one will be looking at their phones–unless they’re tweeting about how awesome your talk is. Really.<p>When NYU leadership lecturer Helio Fred Garcia wants to gather an audience’s attention, he enlists the most fearsome of allies: The Black Eyed Peas.<p>“At precisely 9 a.m. I touch a button on my …