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6 strategies to liven up lectures
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Lectures can be deadly dull, one-way communication train wrecks. But they also can be a necessary step in the learning journey. While intuition and experience make it easy to identify what makes a lecture bad, zeroing in on what to improve can be a little more difficult. The following are some strategies that really work to liven up lecture-based activities, according to the adult education literature. More

Communication basics everyone should know
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You know that saying about not getting a second chance to make a good first impression when you meet someone? Well, when you're communicating with someone, especially if it's electronically or by phone, you get even less slack. If you want the prospect to open your email, the client to return your call, or the journalist to read your pitch, you've got to communicate impeccably. More

Rejuvenate your brain while you work
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As anyone who has crammed for an exam can tell you, usually the number of hours worked without interruption is inversely proportionate to how much is accomplished. So how do these entrepreneurs manage to work so many hours without suffering from brain fatigue? The following are some more brain-based tips that can work wonders and could be what helps propel entrepreneurs forward. More

Podcasting tips from the pros
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Thinking of getting into podcasting? Many businesses are discovering the power of audio podcasting and how this content can help them grow their business. What follows will help you connect with your audience on a more personal level and extend your online community. More

Why a flexible workplace makes sense
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Workplace flexibility programs are becoming common in most major corporations. These programs create a sense of trust among workers and adapt to changing lifestyles. The following are the main benefits of having a strong workplace flexibility program. More

4 ways to discover your strengths
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Your strengths are ultimately the keys to your success. "When we do things we're already good at, our business acumen is quicker," says Todd Kashdan, a psychology professor at George Mason University and author of Curious. "When it comes to the best way to leverage your ability, it's [best] to go through your strengths." he says. Using the following four tips, you can learn to recognize your core strengths. Here's how. More

Seamless or stitch-up
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Our future trends experts believe boundaries are blurring, and offline and online environments are disappearing. Whatever the cause, the balance, whether work and life, virtual or live, is not easy to strike seamless. Seamless is uninterrupted, there are no seams, no bumps, no disparities — but is this good in our meetings? Can a meeting be too smooth? More

Tips for success from Richard Branson
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He's the only entrepreneur to have built eight separate billion-dollar companies in eight different industries — and he did it all without a degree in business. "Had I pursued my education long enough to learn all the conventional dos and don'ts of starting a business I often wonder how different my life and career might have been," he writes in his new book, Like a Virgin: Secrets They Won't Teach You at Business School. We've compiled some of the best tips from his book here. More

90 percent of small business use social media
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A survey of 600 small business owners across the United States indicates that 90 percent are actively engaged in social networking sites and 74 percent perceive social networking as valuable — if not more valuable — than networking in-person. More

Things to do after work that can help your career
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The last thing you probably want to do after work is more work, or think about work. But, Amy Levin-Epstein, a freelance writer, is not suggesting you take work home. The following are five things you can do after work that will make you better at your day job — without any work at all. More


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