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"I’ve spent much of the last decade studying (and having) conversations and teaching people how to understand their own exchanges.
"When one person asks another a question, it takes an average of 200 milliseconds for them to respond.
"You became a business leader because you’re capable, confident, and intelligent, right?
"In the world of international business, it's critical to know your words will be understood by people from another country, or it could spell disaster.
"Relationships are still the driving force for how professionals get the jobs they want, how the top sales reps outperform the rest of their team, and how entrepreneurs get their companies funded and off the ground.
"In the realm of business, people often say that it’s a cut-throat or dog-eat-dog world.
"Knowing what you do not know is a sign of wisdom, according to Greek philosopher Socrates.
"With so many ways to visualize data, do you ever wonder which chart you should be using to showcase your information?
"The best workers do the best and the most work.
"Presenting information to a crowd is an art form.
"An infographic by film editing simplifiers Filmora lists nine trends to keep an eye on in the coming year.
"We’re headed toward the end of another year, and it’s time to start planning the next year.
"If you receive a calendar invitation and it’s clear from the above suggestions that you need not attend a meeting, you have options: .
"Here are 12 everyday phrases you might be saying incorrectly: .
"After a recent session a client told me that, “You’re a magician.
"Some smaller retailers will tug at shoppers’ heartstrings during the holidays, trying to create an emotional experience or connection that a big national chain might not provide.
According to Todd Smith (photo, left), "There are literally hundreds if not thousands of little things we can do to raise the bar in our professional and personal lives.
"Before crafting a follow up email, we must first clarify what our objective is to draft a more effective call-to-action.
"Data can be complicated, how you use it doesn't have to be.
"The truth is, whether you use PowerPoint or Prezi or anything else, you can’t blame the software for the presentation.
"Does body language help a TED Talk go viral?
"Good founders learn how to be charismatic, confident, and persuasive.
"Better yet, as your team members develop this skill, they’ll interact better with customers, clients, and key stakeholders," says Joe Neely (photo, left).
"Here, however, I’m going to focus on one of the key causal factors for ‘difficulties’ in the meeting room: different personality types.
"Consider these three ways to show gratitude to co-workers who make your life easier.