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10 Telltale Phrases That Indicate Somebody Isn't Telling the Truth

It's harder to tell a convincing lie than speak an unpleasant truth.

Chances are, someone has lied to you today and, whether you want to admit to it or not, you’ve probably lied to someone as well. Research has shown that people lie in one in five of their daily interactions. Pamela Meyer, author ...

by Deep Patel  | October 12, 2018 07:00:00
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Making a Presentation? Here are 3 Tricks to Get People to Listen to You

Make sure your audience doesn't tune out what you have to say

Few things conjure up a feeling of dread quite like the anticipation of a lengthy PowerPoint presentation. Professionals spend an average of 40 percent of their workday in meetings, many of which include a presenter painfully reading straight from a slide deck. Seventy-one percent of ...

by Stacy Hanke  | September 05, 2018 02:00:00
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4 Mistakes to Avoid When You Have to Deliver Bad News

There will always be tough things that need to be shared with your staff

One of the most important jobs of leaders is to tell people what’s going on, even when the news is bad. Leaders must be able to address everything from an individual performance issue to the denial of budget for new personnel or other ...

by Liz Kilsik  | September 03, 2018 02:00:00
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The More You Talk, the Less They Listen

To stand out, say less

What is the best way to communicate an idea in today's noisy climate? We had heard about Ryan Foland’s “3-1-3® Method”and interviewed him about this thoughtful, simple and effective communications tool. We recently caught up with Ryan at his office at UC Irvine. He is not ...

by Michael Houlihan & Bonnie Harvey  | August 14, 2018 06:00:00
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How to Say 'No' More Often: Why Every Entrepreneur Needs a 'To-Don't' List

Anyone can make a to-do list. The smart entrepreneur will make--and follow--a list of things you should never do

Too many entrepreneurs rush headlong into the business world armed with a to-do list and a host of expectations. What they lack is a companion "to-don't" list to guide their decisions. In other words, they know where they want to go, but they ...

by Chirag Kulkarni  | July 14, 2018 02:00:00
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5 Keys to Making True Connections

Connecting increases your influence in every situation, and these five keys will help you do that

Do you ever wonder why some people seem to move forward in their careers while you seem stuck? Why no one seems to think your great idea will work? Does it seem as if no one's listening to what you say? Maybe ...

by Brittani Below  | June 11, 2018 02:00:00
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Office Relationships Work a Lot Like Those With Friends and Family

Confront problems head on and face-to-face because you are going to be seeing that face every day

I will never forget the moment I realized I will spend more time in an office than in my home. I was about a week into my first “real” job. It’s tough to come to terms with the fact that our time ...

by Brittany Larsen  | May 30, 2018 06:00:00
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Dreading an Upcoming 'Difficult' Conversation? Here Are 10 Tips That Can Help

Asking questions up-front and then really listening to the answers can prevent a whole lot of grief later

When I conducted research for my book, Overcoming Fake Talk, I was interested to discover why so many people were afraid to talk about certain topics -- what I call undiscussables. Undiscussables include anything that we think and feel but choose not to share. ...

by John Stoker  | May 07, 2018 06:00:00
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25 Words You Need to Stop Saying to Improve Your Communication Skills

You'll improve your communication skills and your coworkers will thank you

For thousands of years, our most powerful tools to change the world and our surroundings have been our words. That’s still true today.From the lines you hear on TV, the commentary you hear through podcasts to the social media posts you read ...

by Matthew McCreary  | April 20, 2018 06:00:00
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How to Spot a Liar in an Interview -- and What to Do About It

To spot a liar in an interview, pay attention to these three key factors

Let’s be honest -- which, we admit, may be slightly ironic for an article about lying -- and confess we’ve all been tempted to lie in an interview. But most of us also know telling whoppers will get us nowhere fast, and so, we ...

by Jillian Kramer  | March 21, 2018 06:00:00
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How to Gracefully Handle and Then Make the Most of Professional Rejection

Grieve, but move on

At some point, rejection happens to all of us, and it can be a difficult experience to come back from. How you handle yourself and what you do next can be critical to your professional advancement and your personal well-being. Here are ...

by Melissa Dawn  | March 13, 2018 06:00:00
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3 Ways to Make Memorable Small Talk That Gets People Interested In Working With You

The easiest way to be intriguing is listen closely after you've asked someone to tell you about themselves

"Small talk is the biggest talk we do." ~ Susan RoAne, author/keynote speakerMost people try to avoid small talk---the often obligatory chitter chatter that tends to be the accompanying bane of awkward introductions, boring social gatherings and inescapable airline travel. But it doesn't have to ...

by Tor Constantino  | February 26, 2018 08:00:00
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Ask the Relationship Expert: I Can't Stop Acting Like the Boss With My Partner

Sometimes you have to take off your 'boss' hat

What happens when running a business gets in the way of your romantic relationship, or vice versa? In this new weekly column, relationship expert Marla N. Mattenson responds to entrepreneurs with love dilemmas -- because the hidden power of successful businesses are the stable, ...

by Marla N. Mattenson  | February 25, 2018 08:00:00
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