Communication

5 tips to memorize a speech

July 25, 2018
If you aren’t comfortable winging your next speech or presentation, follow these tips to memorize it—and ensure it still seems natural.

Rivet your focus for best results

July 12, 2018
The best strategic thinkers attribute their success to one word: focus. They rivet their attention on their highest priorities—and sweep away less important matters.

Trust employees to take charge

July 12, 2018
In 1968, William Cecil wanted to upgrade the North Carolina estate that he inherited from his grandfather. Cecil chose the Biltmore’s head carpenter, Wexler Ogle Plemmons, for the coveted job. Then he challenged him to think big.

How to get through to the busiest people

July 12, 2018
“Rather than try to get people to move to your preferred communication platform, go to theirs!” explains leading networking expert Ivan Misner, Ph.D.

Top 5 do’s and don’ts of negotiating

July 12, 2018
10 tips for a successful negotiation.

3 ways fear drives success

July 12, 2018
Sometimes, we all need a little fear to remind us of what is truly important. There are three things we must remember about fear.

Survive this quiz and you’re a project manager

July 5, 2018
We believe you need 35 points to survive the high-wire act of being a project manager …

Extract value from every encounter

June 14, 2018
Listening to your employees involves more than running staff meetings and taking a few questions at the end. To maximize each encounter at work, try these four things.

Public speaking … just for laughs

June 14, 2018
Q. People can give me all the tips in the world about how to control my nerves before a speech, but they never seem to take. Want to take a crack at one?

Steve Jobs v. George Lucas: The standoff

June 14, 2018
In late 1985, Steve Jobs had launched NeXT and wanted to buy a unit of Lucasfilm that made special-effects software for the movies. But finalizing a deal meant haggling with George Lucas, a notoriously hard negotiator.