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"The thought of speaking up when you weren't expecting to contribute to the conversation is terrifying," declares Stacey Gawronski (photo, left).
"As the head curator for TED, the global nonprofit famous for its insightful talks, Chris Anderson [photo, left] knows a thing or two about what a successful TED talk looks like," says Chris Weller of BusinessInsider.
Shana Lebowitz sits down to talk with Daniel Shapiro (photo, left), the founder and director of the Harvard International Negotiation Program.
"When I was hiring manager, I spoke with upwards of 30 to 40 candidates a week.
Dan Lyons has some advice for those wanting, or needing, to change careers.
"When you're interviewing for a job, everyone has advice for you," writes Emmie Martin (photo, left) and Rachel Gillett.
Kathryn Dill (photo, left) presents the 3 components of natural presenting.
Jeff Haden (photo, left) has the list.
"Unfortunately, buzzwords can seriously weaken your persuasive messaging and give an impression of insecurity.
"Whatever the case, you decided you’re ready for a new job.
"I'm a shy person who has learned to bring out the best in others.
"Starting a conversation from scratch is never easy, but it can be done, according to Morag Barrett [photo, left], an HR consultant, leadership coach, and the author of Cultivate: The Power of Winning Relationships.
"English author Samuel Johnson famously said, 'Courage is the greatest of all virtues, because if you haven’t courage, you may not have an opportunity to use any of the others.
"We asked 11 entrepreneurs and members of YEC [Young Entrepreneur Council] to share the mistakes they see most often and how they hurt your professional image in an employer’s eyes.
"Con artists are a crafty group of people who know exactly how to deceive and control their victims, but their methods are as obvious as a slap in the face if you know what to look for,' says Dragan Radovanovic and Jessica Orwig.
"Recent research shows that strengthening willpower is the real secret to the kind of self-control that can help you resist temptations and achieve your goals.
"I excel at getting distracted.
"There's plenty of stale career advice out there: Go the extra mile.
"Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that being likeable comes from natural, unteachable traits that belong only to a lucky few — the good looking, the fiercely social, and the incredibly talented.
"If you’re interested in getting a job in tech but not sure where to start, a great strategy is to look at job listings—mountains and mountains of job listings," says Cameron Chapman, staff writer at Skillcrush.
"The way I think about personal development and designing the life I want to live is very similar to the way I think about investing," writes Nicholas Cole (photo, left) of Inc.
"In today's world of ultratasking and information overload, being concise is more important than ever.
"The way those you work with perceive you is really important.
"Maybe you’ve scored that prized interview you’ve been after for some time, or maybe your CEO chose you to deliver a presentation, or maybe you have a big networking event—whatever the case, you’re obviously excited, but you’re also really nervous.