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How To Officiate Your Best Friend's Wedding

Quora | Posted 02.08.2016 | Weddings

How Should I Prepare To Officiate My Friends' Wedding? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are ans...

6 Lessons I've Learned About Being A Perfectionist

Melissa J. Nixon | Posted 02.05.2016 | Women
Melissa J. Nixon

It's OK to realize that things happen, mistakes happen, and life goes on.

5 Public Speaking Tips for Entrepreneurs

Richard Lorenzen | Posted 02.02.2016 | Business
Richard Lorenzen

Meetings and presentations are one of the main requirements of being an entrepreneur. It just comes with the job. You will need to stand in front of f...

Speak Up! The Importance of Joining the Conversation and Asking for What You Want

Rebekah Bastian | Posted 01.29.2016 | Business
Rebekah Bastian

Sharing ideas, jumping into debates, and asking for what you want professionally can be scary. But speaking up in these situations is so important, especially in fast-moving tech companies where decisions are often made quickly and opportunities are given to those who show eagerness.

How to Monetise Your Speaking Engagement

Stephanie Fiteni | Posted 01.29.2016 | Business
Stephanie Fiteni

Your speech is ready and a lot of effort has gone into it; and then your business partner asks "but how is this going to win us new clients?"

How To Overcome Stage Fright

Quora | Posted 01.27.2016 | GPS for the Soul

How do you overcome stagefright? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with u...

I Salute My Bullies for Rejecting Me and Leading Me to Success

Clementine Bihiga | Posted 01.20.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Clementine Bihiga

Yes, I was bullied in high school! And yes, that bullying led me to being authentic and using the factors that lead to me being bullied to be a succ...

Public Speaking 101: Lessons From a 9-Year-Old

Jack Stahlmann | Posted 01.19.2016 | Business
Jack Stahlmann

In the vast sea known as award season it would be easy for a vessel like the Critics' Choice Awards to get lost. But not this year, my friends. This past weekend the show was stolen by 9-year-old actor Jacob Tremblay who won the award for Best Young Actor for his work in the indie film, Room.

Face Dancing Will Make You Better -- At Everything You Aren't Good At

Leonard Kim | Posted 01.19.2016 | Business
Leonard Kim

Are you are either an admittedly bad dancer, know a bad dancer, or have ever seen a bad dancer?I'm a bad dancer. You may be a bad dancer too.

3 Steps to Boost Your Leadership Development in 2016

Great Work Cultures | Posted 01.19.2016 | Business
Great Work Cultures

As a leader addressing 500 people whose opinions mattered to me, I started to clam up. Many of you are familiar with that peculiarly palms-sweating, heart-thumping, throat-choking form of social anxiety: the fear of public speaking.

How to Handle Audience Skepticism

Matt Abrahams | Posted 01.18.2016 | Business
Matt Abrahams

By nature, human beings are risk averse. People will go to great lengths to avoid potential negative outcomes -- much greater lengths than they will go to attain potential positive ones. This orientation toward the status quo often compels us to be suspicious of new things.

The Power of 'I Can' Memories When I'm Afraid

Barbara A. Bernard | Posted 01.13.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Barbara A. Bernard

CO-AUTHORED BY KATHERINE CROSS As I've worked with Barbara Bernard and the Live in Discovery material, I've been using a powerful strategy for addres...

Gaga Got It Right!

Tamara Jacobs | Posted 01.13.2016 | Women
Tamara Jacobs

In this "snapshot" selfie-driven society, where the rude "rules," why was there so much negative chatter this week about Lady Gaga bumping into best a...

My 2015 Year in Review: Mind, Body and Soul

Bisila Bokoko | Posted 12.30.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Bisila Bokoko

How time flies! It seems just a moment ago I was back home in Spain enjoying a Christmas dinner with relatives from all over the world. It's been a ye...

Speaking of Laughter

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 12.28.2015 | Comedy
Elaine Ambrose

A well-timed, original joke can be the beginning of a wonderful relationship between a speaker and an audience, and between friends.

Give a Great Toast for the Holiday

Judith Humphrey | Posted 12.28.2015 | Business
Judith Humphrey

These five steps will enable you to offer an eloquent toast on any occasion, and ensure that you are appreciated for having had the courage to stand up and express what others may have thought....but only you put into words.

4 Sure-Fire Strategies for Delivering Perfect Presentations

John Bowen | Posted 12.23.2015 | Business
John Bowen

How many meetings or presentations have you gone to where you're listening to the speaker and thinking to yourself, "What is he talking about? Where i...

10 Quick Public Speaking Tips for Busy Entrepreneurs

Jonathan Li | Posted 12.23.2015 | Business
Jonathan Li

As entrepreneurs, we need to give presentations regularly. We give sales presentations to potential clients. We deliver pitches to prospects.

How Julia Roberts Defeated Her Fear Of Public Speaking

Amol Sarva | Posted 12.09.2015 | Business
Amol Sarva

With a net worth of $140 million, Julia Roberts is one of the highest paid actresses in the history of Hollywood. America's sweetheart was first recog...

Why Tell Stories?

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 12.03.2015 | Impact
Mitch Ditkoff

In the last 60 seconds, here's what happened: 168 million emails were sent, 700,000 Google searches were launched, and 60 hours of YouTube videos we...

Make Yourself Sound More Intelligent With These 10 Phrases

John Rampton | Posted 12.01.2015 | Business
John Rampton

No one wants to sound dumb. However, texting and emojis have taken over the world -- so it becomes difficult to remember how to use the English language to its fullest extent. I find this happening in the business world.

The Predictive Enterprise: Five Trends Shaping the Future of Business

James Canton | Posted 11.26.2015 | Business
James Canton

The predictive enterprise, attunes itself to the massive data universe with tools to sense, listen, enable and anticipate. This is a massive shift in the behavior and strategy of business.

Shyness: 4 Methods to Work With Social Anxiety

Danielle Wolffe | Posted 11.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Danielle Wolffe

While social anxiety can truly, at moments, suck, it may have also invoked strengths in you. Embrace those strengths. Be thankful for them. Trust them. Allow yourself to be empowered by them. Continue to use them to carve out your niche in the world.

Stop saying that women are beautiful

Matthew Dicks | Posted 11.23.2015 | Women
Matthew Dicks

Pay attention to the way women are introduced at events like this in the future. Their physical appearance is often mentioned as a part of the introduction, and almost always by other women.

How to Get a TEDTalk

Simon Tam | Posted 11.17.2015 | Business
Simon Tam

Desire is not enough. Passion is not enough. You have to take initiative, give to others, and prepare yourself for a yes. That's the pitch- and that's how you get a TED talk.