5 Easy Ways to Stop Hating Business Networking Events


5 Easy Ways to Stop Hating Business Networking Events

Business networking events can be nerve-wracking affairs if you don’t enter with a strategy in mind. Luckily, we present these five easy ways to stop hating business networking events so you’ll always be ready to face them with dignity and, of course, charm. First of all, we don’t really recommend business networking events, because there are so many more effective ways … Read More


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The Post-Game Analysis: How to Be Kind to Yourself and Keep Growing


Growing and developing our social skills as we strive to relate to others is made all the more difficult by our own self-criticism. End the reflection brutality with these four strategies. If you’re like most people, you can be pretty harshly critical of yourself — especially in social situations. If you read enough personal development and self-improvement books, it can … Read More


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How to Start a Conversation with Anyone


Every time we’re out, we stick to the Art of Charm conversation formula. It works whether you’re trying to start a conversation or resuscitate one that’s flatlining. When you run out of things to say, there’s that awkward lull. Before you know it, you’re freaking out. This formula will show you how to start a conversation with anyone. So you’re … Read More


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How to Enter a Room So People Take Notice


People are hardwired to judge a lot about you based on their first impression. Here’s how to enter a room in a way that will make people take notice. [Photo of John Barrowman making a grand entrance at San Diego Comic-Con by Ewen Roberts] If you’re anything like most folks, putting yourself out there can feel risky and intense. In … Read More


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Building Confidence — The Skyline of Life


Building Confidence -- The Skyline of Life

Confidence, like a building, takes a lot of effort to develop, regular maintenance to keep it in good shape, but just a single blow to destroy it. Here’s how to ensure you’re nurturing — and not abandoning — your confidence to the elements. [Photo by gags9999] It can take months, years, even decades to build a superstructure or sky rise … Read More


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How to Create a Great Elevator Pitch


Here are 13 reasons why you shouldn't compare yourself against the success of others. With your unique perspective, can you think of more? Share with us!

An “elevator pitch” is so called because you’re supposed to be able to summarize your pitch so quickly that you can effectively get it across in an elevator ride. The idea here is if you’re ever lucky enough to trap Richard Branson in an elevator for three minutes, you can pitch him on your killer idea and get him to … Read More


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