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Improve Your Presentation in Real Time

It may seem difficult to evaluate the progress of your presentation while you're giving it, but skilled speakers monitor the …

Know the Culture Before You Accept the Job

When deciding whether to take a job or not, investigate the culture of the organization. Ask questions of the interviewer …

Debunk the Myths Holding Your Company Back

Every organization has myths about who its great leaders are, which behaviors to admire and imitate, and what customers want. …

Capture Your Audience Right Away

A successful presentation relies on an engaged audience, which you need to hook from the start. Open with a comment, question, …

Bring Out Quieter Voices on Your Team

In groups it's often the non-expert, the outlier, or the person who isn't in charge who has the most interesting idea. You …

Get Feedback, Even If You're the Boss


The higher up in the organization you get, the less likely you are to receive constructive feedback on your ideas, performance, …

10 Things Super Successful People Do During Lunch

Before you spend another lunch scarfing down food at your desk with your eyes glued to your computer screen, here's some food …

Out of Time? Give Some Away


It's counterintuitive but true: Spending time helping others leaves you feeling as if you have more time, not less. Research …

Give Employees Freedom, Within Limits


All managers need to decide how much latitude to give their employees. On one hand, micromanagement is demeaning and frustrating …

Start Your New Client Relationship Right


A client often decides whether to trust you, rely on you — and ultimately give you more business — based on your first few …

Match Your Presentation to Your Audience


Every public speaking expert will tell you to get to know your audience ahead of time. But what do you do with that information? …

Make Decisions Simpler for Your Customers

When asked, consumers almost always say they want more options. But their purchasing behavior often indicates otherwise. Consumers …

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