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What All Great Public Talks Have In Common

As the head of TED, Chris Anderson has listened to a lot of talks in his lifetime, and he’s identified the one thing that makes a public talk truly spectacular. In his video, Anderson shares what that is and four tips you can implement to improve your own presentations and public talks.


ELSA Is A Pronunciation Coach For Non-English Speakers

iOS/Android: Pronunciation can be tough when trying to learn a new language. ELSA is an interactive language app that helps non-native English speakers learn the language based on their pronunciation.


YakYak Is A Desktop Client For Hangouts With A Dark Mode And Notification Options

Windows/Mac/Linux: If you want a desktop version of Google Hangouts, you have plenty of options, including an official option from Google, but the Google route doesn’t work super well and requires Chrome to run. YakYak is a desktop client for Hangouts that works like a regular desktop app.


10 Sports Metaphors Used In Business, And Where They Really Came From

Sports lingo permeates many aspects of life, especially the business world. You’re probably heard them around the office, things like being “down for the count” or some project being a “slam dunk”. Here are the etymological origins of those popular sports phrases and, for the uninitiated, what they really mean.


Nine Simple Tips For Improving Your Table Manners At Fancy Restaurants

Whether you’re dining out at a nice restaurant, enjoying a wedding reception, or trying to look your best at a work event, proper etiquette is important. These tips are easy to remember and will keep you looking classy.


The Alfred Emoji Pack Makes Searching For Emoji On A Mac Less Painful

Mac: The newest version of Alfred introduced improved text expansion. The cool thing is you can easily download packs from other people to implement them in Alfred. Joel Califa created a series of auto expansion rules and searches that makes finding and adding emoji a ton easier.


Practice Keeping Your Cool With Your Most Annoying Critics

When some obnoxious jerk is getting on your case, the best thing to do might be to ignore them. However, if you could use some practice keeping your cool, then they might be an opportunity to give it a shot.


How Do You Use Your Phone's Voice Assistant?

Voice assistants are all the rage, but while Siri, Google Now, and Cortana are all super neat, when it comes to using them people seem mixed. So, we want to know, how to use your phone voice assistant?


Genuine Curiosity Is The Cure To Sounding Passive Aggressive

When someone does something that aggravates us, it’s in our nature to ask them why. That can make things better or worse, depending on how you go about it. If you want to avoid sounding passive aggressive, you need to make your curiosity obvious.


Tell A Story To Generate More Reactions During A Negotiation

Negotiating anything is a complicated process, but it’s no secret that the more information you have, the better. That includes information about how the other person is feeling about a topic. Harvard Business Review points out that one way to get that info is to tell a story and look for facial expressions.


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