5 Ways To Keep Your Audience’s Attention

Cognitive scientists have a reasonably good idea of when audiences will stop listening to a presentation. It occurs at the 10-minute mark. According to molecular biologist, John Medina, people seem to get bored after approximately ten minutes—and it occurs...

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Warren Buffett Captures His Readers Through Story

Warren Buffett has two people in mind when he drafts his annual letters—his sisters, Doris and Bertie. They’re smart, he says, but they are not active in business and they don't read the business pages every day.How does Buffett communicate a big idea to...

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200 Years Of Human Progress In An Infographic

The story of progress is complicated and that’s why Bill Gates is always looking for a better way to communicate it. Recently, Gates shared an infographic that tells the story simply, clearly and visually. Gates is part of a group of thinkers, authors,...

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A “Super Blood Wolf Moon”? Now You’ve Got My Attention!

A remarkable event is happening at my house this weekend. My two daughters are excited about astronomy. If you think their sudden interest has been sparked by the lunar eclipse on Sunday night, you’d be partly right. “It’s a super blood wolf moon,” one of...

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How Body Language Plays A Role In Inspiring Your Team

He projected “an aura strong enough to penetrate the farthest corner of any room he entered.” He was Continental Army commander George Washington. The time was the winter of 1777-1778 as described in the new book, Valley Forge by Bob Drury and Tom Clavin....

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Feedback: A Habit That Most Successful CEOs Share 

When I was working as a full-time business news anchor and reporter, I began to notice a trend. The CEOs who had strong public speaking skills and who were better television guests made a habit of soliciting feedback after their performance — from...

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Why You Should Build Your Narrative Before Your Product

Before Scott Belsky had a product, he had a brand. Belsky is founder of Behance, an online portfolio company for creatives that he later sold to Adobe for an estimated $150 million. Today, Belsky is Adobe’s chief product officer and a venture capital...

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