By Richard Newman, Teacher of Communications for Over 18 Years Across 45 Countries
If you want to communicate well as a leader, you need to be a good speaker without slides doing the talking for you.
Not only are most powerpoint slides a huge waste of time, in my opinion, but I’ve never met anyone who enjoys watching them. You never hear anyone say, “Oh, I can’t wait to see that person’s bullet points in their 100-slide PowerPoint presentation.”
Rather than put effort into finding new ways to improve slides, I’m advocating you do away with slides altogether. …
By Michael de la Maza, Co-Founder of DemingWay.com
I’ll never forget the day I received a phone call that would set a new course in my life. It was July 2011 when the CEO of InQuira- a startup I’d helped launch-told me the company had been acquired by Oracle.
With that announcement came the realization I now had more money than I knew what to do with.
By Dan Almasi, Writer at Digital Press
Today more than ever, The Art Of Getting Sh*t Done we call productivity is a constant and growing focus of our daily lives.
According to Columbia Business School research, “a busy and overworked lifestyle, rather than a leisurely lifestyle, has become an aspirational status symbol.” Researchers Silvia Bellezza and Anat Keinan argue that, on top of our desire to succeed professionally, “There is growing pressure to spend our free time improving ourselves or the world around us.”
Productivity is en vogue.
Elon Musk sleeps on the floor of Tesla factories so he doesn’t have to waste time driving to and from work. I’m trying to stop checking Twitter and my fantasy football lineups 37 times every day and I put essential oils in my desk oil diffuser that allegedly improve focus. And across Silicon Valley and other startup-dense cities, founders and other elite professionals use brain-rebooting NAD+ therapy, meditative ketamine infusion therapy, cryotherapy chambers and other technologies as physiological and psychological resetters and boosters. …