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"Let's say you’re talking to a colleague or friend.
"Truthfully, I can’t recall the last informational interview I’ve gone on myself.
According to Sherwood Fleming, "When I first begin helping my clients adapt how they communicate within an intercultural business context, whether for a report or a presentation, the first concern they often express is that they do not have enough to say.
"The idea is to live in the middle of ideas, believing in them enough to take action but not enough so they become too big of an anchor when something better comes along.
"In this post, you’ll learn what’s at the root of money stress, and develop ten strategies to reduce it and have a more peaceful life.
"Before you set your alarm two hours earlier or radically change your diet, ask yourself, what are you hoping to achieve?
"One of the most frequent questions I’m asked is whether it’s acceptable to end a sentence with a preposition.
"The ability to think through problems to the second, third, and nth order—or what we will call second-order thinking for short—is a powerful tool that great thinkers use to their advantage all the time.
"Predictable Success author Les McKeown [photo, left] understands why some business founders find the “startup mentality” so appealing.
"Adverbs modify things, but in the following sentence is "quickly" modifying "ran and hid" or just "ran"?
"Do you advertise on Facebook?
"Spying on your ecommerce competition can help with product pricing and marketing strategy.
"With the complexity of our changing world, the speed with which decisions are made, and the overwhelming choices available, today’s leader needs to fully understand the invisible forces that shape conversation and build relationships: Intention and alignment.
"Before you say “thanks” and walk out the door, don’t miss a last chance to show your stuff and gather useful intel.
"Pay attention to that first time the boss’s guidance feels very prescriptive or more precise than you expected.
"So, in those moments when you feel like you need to do some deep breathing exercises in the the privacy of a bathroom stall to avoid screaming at your deskmate, remind yourself of these three benefits and then leave that bathroom with a brand new attitude.
"One of the best parts of traveling overseas is experiencing another culture," writes Ashley Rossi (photo, left) in a piece at BusinessInsider.
"Do your apologies sometimes get rebuffed?
"It’s not about sleek graphics or the presentation software you use.
"The numbers are staggering – marketers are investing heavily in visual content:
74% of marketers use visual assets in their social media marketing – Social Media Examiner
93% of senior marketers say photography is either important or critical to their overall marketing strategies – CMO Council
Video will account for 80% of all internet traffic by 2019 – Cisco
"How do you produce visual content and use it to catch your audience’s attention?
"I thought it might be interesting to consider the advice I would give someone moving from a country with a flexible view of time to my home country (US), where time is controlled, often to the point of absurdity.
Emily Disston (photo, left) fields a question on the topic at TheMuse.
"With the right mix of speed, timing and guts, smart founders can profit hugely from their much, much, much larger rivals' misfortune.
"When I receive emails like yours, I often begin with don’t shoot yourself in the foot by giving less than your best at work.