How To Overcome Your Fear Of Public Speaking

“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself”, said Franklin Delano Roosevelt once upon a time in America. In his 1932 inaugural address, the newly elected 32nd President of the United States aimed to instill faith in his countrymen that he could lead them out of the Great Depression’s dusty shadow into an era of renewed prosperity. If anyone could have conceivably been excused for muttering, ‘That’s because none of you has had to explain your plan to repair a crippled economy while hiding your debilitating paralytic illness from a desperate nation that elected you president,’ it would […]

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How To Use Standup Comedy To Engage Your Audience When Public Speaking

Legendary professional wrestling personality Jim Cornette is always ready to espouse a succinct, long-held personal conviction about infusing in-ring drama with excessive levity. ‘Funny don’t make money’, the Louisville Lip decisively tells his podcast listeners and obsessively devoted fans. Angling for the occasional chuckle is one thing. Turning a method-acted craft into a Vaudeville sideshow is nothing short of mockery, something he and many others among his generation of dedicated carny players take pretty damn personally. For the record, let that stand as one more reason so many men and women eschew breaking their bodies inside the squared circle in […]

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How To Craft The Best Elevator Pitch For Your Business Or To Land A Job

What Is An Elevator Pitch? An elevator pitch straddles the line between being a simple concept to understand and a challenging art form to truly master in practice. The name says it all: pique a prospective benefactor’s interest in your idea, product, business plan or even candidacy for a job within roughly the span of an average elevator ride. Instead of memorizing a Shakespearean script, you only have to tell a witty cocktail party story. That’s where the elementary simplicity of the elevator pitch ends. You then have to narrow your spiel down to the essential enticing details you can […]

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These Top Networking Mistakes Will Guarantee You Won’t Get A Call Back

Ah, networking. Whether you dismiss it as disingenuous glad-handing or relish a human game of chess, all ambitious professionals inevitably encounter scenarios in which the outcomes hinges not on what but who they know. That reality takes nothing away from the value of demonstrable talent and an unimpeachable work ethic. At the same time, making friends in the right places can open up singular opportunities to exhibit those virtues in a rarefied spotlight rather than quietly behind the scenes and far from the people receiving credit for your effectiveness. Nobody wins this calculating game without judicious attention to detail or […]

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Creative Solutions For Work-At-Home Productivity While Starting Your Business

If successful at-home entrepreneurship was as comparatively straightforward as being someone else’s exemplary employee, every company’s superstar hired hands would inevitably jump ship and build thriving brands of their own. To the more realistic contrary, every intrepid entrepreneur whose financial freedom began with an ambitious cottage industry stands among countless defeated peers who realized only too late that they had dove into self-employment much too far over their heads to survive for long. Forsake those fanciful daydreams of earning a living in constant comfort on Easy Street by camping out in pajamas on a couch all day. Those ambitions of […]

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Careers That Make Great Springboards For Transitions To Entrepreneurship

The Ultimate “Springboard” Careers For Transitions To Entrepreneurship The path of a successful entrepreneur rarely unfolds into a perfectly straight line. If seizing direct control over one’s financial destiny was guaranteed to always be so simple, who would ever settle for eking out a lifelong living in someone else’s employ? For every Donald Trump to ever seek fortune and fame with but a meager million-dollar loan from a generous patriarch, the annals of both success and failure in business are riddled with men and women mapped the ins and outs of their professions starting from the grittiest ground floor. Before […]

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How I Drove Huge Global Media Exposure With A Simple Dating Idea

Shed Simove has been described as a ‘Marketing God’ – he’s a motivational speaker on sales and innovation, comedian, entrepreneur and author of the bestselling business book, ‘Success Or Your Money Back’. Here, he describes the evolution and reaction to a surprising dating app he launched, and the marvellous mischief he created to market it… Noise. Disruption. Going Viral. Right now, these are the business buzzwords and holy grails that businesses and entrepreneurs across the globe eagerly chase. Many of us face the challenge of creating a product or service that aims to achieve the second one (disruption) in order […]

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Best Activities For Team Building In Las Vegas

Las Vegas wasn’t always America’s glitziest playground. In fact, it was established in 1905 by opportunistic entrepreneurs and organized criminals as an escapist haven for federal construction crews building what would eventually become Hoover Dam across the Colorado River. Decades before Nevada’s unfathomably profitable 1931 legalization of casino gambling and a post-World War II tide of Americans letting the good times roll after six years invested in fighting for the future of the free world, Sin City embodied calculated entrepreneurial risk as a shimmering entertainment hub smack in the middle of a sprawling desert. As prime settings for team-building exercises […]

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Why Some People Don’t Succeed In Life

Anyone can succeed at nearly anything. Someone with no remarkable stock of innate aptitude, intelligence or prodigal talent could one day rise to shift the Earth on its axis as plausibly as an individual with every natural advantageous adaptation for exceptional achievement who amounts to an unremarkable, forgettable existence. We know this to be true, precisely because the length and breadth of all human endeavor has proven it time and again. Success is no lottery of capricious, chaotic luck. Concurrently, failure is not the manifestation of some sadistic, omnipotent overlord who revels in human disappointment and suffering. The former is […]

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11 Tips to Improve Work and Life Balance in Los Angeles

Denizens of Los Angeles often bristle when compared to New Yorkers, and vice-versa. Aside from a few generational sour grapes here and there about the Dodgers abandoning Brooklyn for the City of Angeles 60 years ago, it’s usually nothing personal. It’s truer to say that the residents of the east and west coasts’ respective apex cities simply lead starkly disparate lives that cultivate distinctly opposed day-to-day metropolitan rhythms: stereotypically, the no-nonsense perpetual momentum of the Big Apple and the laid-back worldly chill of the City of Angels. You would never assume that from looking closely at each city’s overall trends […]

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