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Learning Charisma

Chris Kowal | Posted 03.14.2013 | TED Weekends
Chris Kowal

The strongest point Cuddy made in her talk wasn't about the research and discoveries made in the science, but her own inspiring story. The video becomes amazingly emotional as she strategically and masterfully makes herself vulnerable to the audience.

Hey Klout: I'm Not a Grilled Onion Cheddar Sandwich Ho

Liz Ryan | Posted 03.06.2013 | Business
Liz Ryan

Come on, Klout. It's going to take more than a Grilled Onion Cheddar sandwich to get me on my knees, social-media-wise.

If Your CMO Isn't Social, How Can You Have a Social Business?

Jure Klepic | Posted 02.12.2013 | Business
Jure Klepic

If these CMOs can't become social media influencers themselves, how can they expect to lead their companies in this crucial area?

Welcome to San Francisco, the Asian City by the Bay

Andrew Lam | Posted 12.06.2012 | San Francisco
Andrew Lam

Perhaps the biggest result in the changes in San Francisco is this: Asian children growing up in the Bay Area these days do not see themselves as a minority. If anything, they see themselves playing a central role.

The Elegance of Tellagence in Social Media Marketing

Jure Klepic | Posted 01.27.2013 | Business
Jure Klepic

The major problem we have today in the social space when it comes to measuring influence is that we do not yet have a solid definition of what online influence is.

How F*ckyoumotherf*cker Taught Me Influence Trumps Authority

Jonathan Hursh | Posted 01.19.2013 | Impact
Jonathan Hursh

One of the most basic skills an entrepreneur needs to master right out of the gate is the ability to persuade others.

Finding Our Virtue

Tim Willard | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics
Tim Willard

We cannot expect high civility from our national leaders or our own public discourse until we return to the high pursuit of virtuous leading and living. It's time to do the hard work of the good, the beautiful work of the virtue.

Enough. Stop Interrupting Me!

Connie Dieken | Posted 12.16.2012 | Business
Connie Dieken

We're living in an impatient, impulsive, instant gratification world. Interrupting, interjecting and talking over others has become the new norm. Seems everybody wants to get a word in edgewise.

Mindful Media: Images and Voices of Hope

Rory O'Connor | Posted 12.02.2012 | Media
Rory O'Connor

It often feels more like we are all navigating a minefield of media! That's why it was so refreshing recently to attend and speak at Mind Full Media 2012.

5 Questions to Test Your Influence

Rayanne Thorn | Posted 12.02.2012 | Small Business
Rayanne Thorn

We spend so much time striving for more, wanting more. Working hard to get ahead seems like an endless race against the rest of mankind. Kind of like laundry at my house, it is never completely done.

What Do The Emperor's New Clothes Have in Common with Social Media Influence?

Jure Klepic | Posted 11.23.2012 | Business
Jure Klepic

Buzz and awareness are not the new clothes when it comes to influence. Until someone can track the true behavior change that an influencer causes by a message, it is virtually the Emperor's New Clothes all over again but until then, "he really doesn't have anything on at all," does he?

3 Ways To Get What You Want

Mim Abbey | Posted 11.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Mim Abbey

While I can't promise you're going to get what you want in a president on November 6, I can promise that if you pay attention this fall, you may very well find a way to get what you want in other areas of your life.

Leader, Teleprompted: Why Executives Must Master the Machine

Connie Dieken | Posted 11.18.2012 | Business
Connie Dieken

As an executive, you're called upon to deliver important messages to your organization and the marketplace. People look to you to set the tone in public speaking. You want to come across as a strong leader, but natural. That's why you need to master the Teleprompter.

The Gregarious Salesman: Death of a Stereotype

Wray Herbert | Posted 11.17.2012 | Science
Wray Herbert

Just because extraverts are attracted to sales jobs, does this mean they are necessarily good at selling us SUVs and wide-screen TVs and time shares in Honolulu?

Of Lobster Tales & Cranberries

Shruti Eva Saini | Posted 11.12.2012 | GPS for the Soul
Shruti Eva Saini

After years of avoidance I finally made a real honest effort to give lobster a try this past Labor Day. All my life I never could understand the app...

Andrew Grill on Kred Story

Ann Tran | Posted 10.22.2012 | Technology
Ann Tran

Kred represents the cutting-edge in social media scoring, curation and networking. As our interview with its CEO, Andrew Grill, reveals, his social vision is as boundless and detailed as the platform he has helped to implement.

How to Manage Presentation Anxiety

Connie Dieken | Posted 10.15.2012 | Business
Connie Dieken

Staying loose requires emotional regulation, especially if you're a perfectionist. If you want to boost your cognitive performance, simply tell yourself that you are fully prepared.

5 Ways the 'Fab Five' Can Make Your Team More Influential

Connie Dieken | Posted 10.03.2012 | Business
Connie Dieken

Here are five ways the 'Fab Five' can make your team more successful at the front of the room. (Minus the sparkly red leotards, of course!)

The Chameleon Effect: How to Master the Art of Influence

Shaahin Cheyene | Posted 09.19.2012 | Business
Shaahin Cheyene

Anyone can apply these simple techniques in business and life to influence people.

Having Real Influence on Capitol Hill

David K. Rehr | Posted 09.17.2012 | Politics
David K. Rehr

How one does measure their influence on Capitol Hill?

Classic Literature Isn't Dead: No Ifs, Ands, or Buts

Isabel Kaplan | Posted 06.03.2012 | Books
Isabel Kaplan

Now, you might ask: What does the number of times the word "because" appears in a given work tell us about whether or not an author was influenced by classic literature? Nothing. The conclusions presented in the paper would be laughable -- if they weren't being taken seriously.

Influencer of the Week: Ashley Judd

Connie Dieken | Posted 06.13.2012 | Celebrity
Connie Dieken

I believe girls and women are particularly vulnerable to "otheration," causing us to cling to the hope that a layer of war paint on our faces and highlights in our hair will mask our secret feeling of unworthiness.

Controversial DARPA Chief Regina Dugan Bolts for Job With Google

Project On Government Oversight | Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics
Project On Government Oversight

By JOE NEWMAN Cross-posted on POGO's blog. Regina Dugan's tenure at the Department of Defense's shadowy research arm is apparently over with news that...

What's Good for Women Is Good For Men in This Economy

Maddy Dychtwald | Posted 05.05.2012 | Women
Maddy Dychtwald

I'm not talking about the "feminization" of men, where men simply swap roles with women, putting on aprons while we don suits. What's happening isn't role reversal: It's role reinvention.

Your Klout Score Could Save You Money

Reuters | Posted 05.05.2012 | Money

* Discounts would depend on Klout score * Gilt sees as extension of word-of-mouth strategy * Gilt hoping to go public la...