9 Ways To Build Confidence In Business & Take On The Universe With Panache

Contrary to popular phraseology, you cannot ‘demand’ any measure of respect worth claiming. Trust is a dividend invested in and earned one act at a time. Charismatic magnates such as Richard Branson, Mark Cuban and even real estate mogul-cum-President of the United States Donald Trump accrued the powerful confidence of their peers upon foundations of both superb acumen and unmistakable panache all their own, and each paved their way one deal at a time. Those who overdraw their balance of credence among colleagues find themselves with few allies when success or failure hinges on leadership that inspires unshakable faith. Fortunately, […]

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How To Give A Memorable & Inspiring Speech

Believe it or not, there is something almost more disastrous than receiving a negative reaction to a speech: apathy. Think about it. You can work with a negative reaction. Through persistent rehearsal, rewriting and rerouted research, feedback can move you to be better once you know where and how you lost your audience’s interest. Plus, you at least know your thoughts made them think and reinforce their own views. Ultimately, however, the goal of any talk is to make a persuasive argument and move a crowd to action. Dead silence and apathy are signs your speech made no actual impact […]

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8 Powerful Tips For Public Speaking Onstage

Few experiences can paralyze an otherwise knowledgeable, confident and composed individual quite like the proposition of public speaking. You would never know it from watching them onstage, but some of the world’s most sought-after lecturers would rather be just about anywhere doing anything other than addressing hundreds or even thousands of anonymous strangers at once. It takes a life-changing commitment to a process of facing fears and insecurities through methodical cycles of trial and error for an avowed introvert to build an entire self-styled personal brand around captivating one crowd after another. As fortune would have it, there’s absolutely nothing […]

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How Your Failures Will Lead You To Greatness

“The master has failed more times than the beginner has even tried.” -Stephen McCranie Think about how many times you’ve shot a basketball at a hoop. Account for your entire lifetime – pick-up games, school teams, even practicing in your driveway. Every shot. Make a ballpark guess. Got it? Even if your resume includes an NBA playing career, your highest estimate probably amounts to fewer shots than Michael Jordan has missed. That’s what shaped him into inarguably the most successful player to ever step onto a basketball court: he recognized early that each brick he tossed up landed in the […]

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Team Building Exercises In Los Angeles That Are Fun (or virtually anywhere)

It’s true, Corporate team building activities are proven to help boost moral because it brings employees closer together by participating in fun activities, and, it provides everyone with a much-needed break from office life. When people get to know each other better, away from work, they bond in a way that makes them more productive on the job and in their regular work activities with one another. With that said, the next step for corporate management is to plan a fun and relaxing team building trip, somewhere? Why not Los Angeles? The city has a wealth of fun and interesting […]

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Great Things Entrepreneurs Can Learn By Attending Las Vegas Trade Shows & Seminar Talks

No city in the world hosts entrepreneurial trade shows and educational seminars with an atmosphere quite as richly layered as Las Vegas. Yes, the glitzy ambience and nonstop indulgent entertainment of the Strip’s plush accommodations minimize how hard any arm has to be twisted before agreeing to spend a long weekend swapping ideas in America’s most famous adult sandbox. That’s simply the superficial attraction of doing business someplace where anybody would want to spend all the free time they could ordinarily not thinking about business, which validates everything from 18th-hole Fortune 500 negotiations to Michael Scott locking in a windfall […]

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How Los Angeles Startups Succeed On A Guerrilla Approach To Everyday Problems

Los Angeles is a target-rich and intensely competitive arena for burgeoning startups of every profile to vie for investors within, but the process behind conceiving a standout company plays out remarkably similarly to how a successful entrepreneurial enterprise would evolve in any other market, great or small. Start with a job that needs done, preferably one nobody is already doing or something no one has done particularly well. Next, draw on your own experience or compile a network of people who do possess the relevant know-how to get the job done like no one has before. Once you have your […]

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How Watching Inspirational TED Talks Can Lead You To Become A Better Entrepreneur

Better In Business, Better Motivational Speaker The great philosopher Lau Tzu famously said, “The wise man knows what he does not know.” Were you to lock inside a room with one man convinced he has nothing left to learn and another equally steadfast in his conviction that the most profound knowledge yet awaits him, the surely self-professed most learned man alive would no doubt unfurl some florid cornucopia of accumulated facts and insights to know and tell. He would also be the more likely of the pair to bumble into some pratfall, be it merely shoving his foot down his […]

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How To Become A Motivational Speaker

Call me presumptuous, but I tend to believe few people set out immediately after high school on linear single-minded tracks toward careers as motivational speakers. Great speakers infuse their messages with an organic passion and urgency that isn’t born within a classroom. You might set your tinder to a timely spark of inspiration that catches your eye amidst the throes of academia, but no audience will catch fire on your words without the lingering natural smolder upon their edges of a trial or two by fire. Professors and self-help gurus and Toastmasters chapter meetings can engage you in the performance […]

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What Does an After Dinner Speech Do?

What Does an After Dinner Speech Do? After-dinner speeches are usually the very last event in a conference of seminar – once all the formal presentations have been concluded and the final networking dinner has been eaten, an after dinner speaker ultimately creates a positive and entertaining send off for all the guests. Rather than relying on PowerPoint and props, an after dinner speech relies entirely on wit, an understanding of the audience, and top-class delivery. There are no hand-outs or exercises – all of those have been completed earlier on in at the event. The purpose of the after […]

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