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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...

Influencer of the Week: J.C. Penney's Oscar Hijacking

Connie Dieken | Posted 04.29.2012 | Business
Connie Dieken

The 110-year-old retailer used Hollywood's hottest night to reveal its own facelift. The company unveiled five clever ads during the Oscar telecast, featuring spokeswoman Ellen DeGeneres.

Influencer of the Week: Jeremy Lin

Connie Dieken | Posted 04.20.2012 | Business
Connie Dieken

Lin's talents are inspiring his teammates and fans alike. He came from nowhere to become a top trender on Twitter.

Writers' Valentines to Their Mentors

Elizabeth Benedict | Posted 04.14.2012 | Books
Elizabeth Benedict

Several years ago, I unleashed a whole lot of gratitude and love in a group of wonderful writers

Singin' in the Rain -- The Blog

Irene Tanner | Posted 04.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Irene Tanner

Writing for me has always served as a lamp to light the darkness, showing the way for individuality exploration, and experimentation -- always in a safe environment.

Why Purpose Matters: Four Business Reasons Plus One Emotional One

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 04.08.2012 | Business
Lisa Earle McLeod

A purpose is a concrete reason to get out of bed in the morning. It's how you and your company make a difference today. A clearly articulated purpose restores the nobility and meaning to work.

Influencer of the Week: The Wikipedia Blackout

Connie Dieken | Posted 03.20.2012 | Business
Connie Dieken

Wikipedia went dark for a day and illuminated the world on how to influence boldly in the 21st century. The site's massive one-day protest of the Sto...


Casey Miller | Posted 03.18.2012 | Home
Casey Miller

We are influenced every day by celebrities, politicians, media, and peers. If Justin Bieber stated, "I don't believe in the tooth fairy," how many little girls would stop believing in that little magical pixie?

One Simple Thing To Make People Like You

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 03.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

Do you want to know the one thing that will make every single one of your relationships significantly better? It's easy. If you think a kind thought, say it. Out loud.

The Top Influencers Alive: 10 Breakout Influencers of 2011

Connie Dieken | Posted 02.25.2012 | Business
Connie Dieken

Despite conventional wisdom, influence and persuasion are not the same animal.

How to Get People to Buy Into Your Ideas

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 02.12.2012 | Business
Lisa Earle McLeod

Stan was excited about his presentation. His proposal was perfect. He was confident the senior leadership team would quickly buy into the brilliance ...

Social Media Takes a Page From the Playground: Is Quantity or Quality of Relationships More Important?

April Rudin | Posted 12.05.2011 | Technology
April Rudin

Twitter follower count alone is a poor proxy for influence in the real-world.