In early 2011, I gave a TEDx speech. Because I wanted my ideas around dreaming and disrupting to come alive in a way that’s not possible in writing – and because of my nagging performance anxiety – I started working with a speech coach. Since then, I’ve given a series of talks across the country.
A majority of the people you talk to on a daily basis are big fat liars. A 2002 study conducted by University of Massachusetts Amherst psychologist Robert S. Feldman found that 60% of people lied during a 10-minute conversation, and they told an average of two to three lies in that time.
Make your point loud and clear without saying a word Most of the information people take in about their surroundings is visual. When someone is listening to learn more about you and your company, they’re also closely observing your body language for even more clues. Are you conveying the message you really want to send?
For hundreds of years, people have wanted to know the answer to one question: Are leaders born or made? In other words, is leadership a matter of having the right genes or the right education? After decades of research and thousands of published studies, the answer is a definitive “yes.” In other words, some people are
LinkedIn Influencer, Bernard Marr, published this post originally on LinkedIn. There’s plenty advice out there to rehearse what you’re going to say in a job interview: research questions the interviewer might ask, practice your answers, come up with salient questions of your own… But what about rehearsing what you’re not going to say? I put together a
“African Media Industry Revolutionised” is the headline that pops up when you Google Workonline Communications. Hlubi and Gareth talk to their founder, Edward Lawrence, who shares the ups and downs of his entrepreneurial journey with them as well as the interesting and exciting work they are doing across Africa to “revolutionise” and disrupt their industry.
One of the best ways for entrepreneurs to socialize with colleagues, customers and potential clients is at networking events. Corporate gatherings, conferences, happy hours and cocktail parties provide an opportunity for you to meet new people and reconnect with old acquaintances.
Everyone craves praise, but to accept a compliment with grace is an almost universal challenge. If you’re like most entrepreneurs, you’re eager to receive a compliment — especially from someone you admire — but aren’t sure what to say in response.