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Three Reasons Your Presentation is Literally Putting People To Sleep
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You’re halfway through your big important presentation, and suddenly you notice that one of the executives you’re speaking to even seems to be gently nodding his head. Great, you must really be resonating! But then you realize he wasn’t nodding at all–he was nodding off. That’s right, your presentation is actually putting people to sleep. Noticing your listeners in the process
How to Communicate With People Who Disagree With You
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We’ve all been there: those times you need to argue your point of view to someone who you know disagrees with you. You immediately go to your keyboard and start to type out that 280-character tweet, the Facebook reply, or a paragraphs-long email. Surely the reason, logic, and sheer power of your written words will convince whoever it is who
Mark Cuban Says Dallas Mavericks Will Allow Fans to Buy Tickets With Cryptocurrencies Next Season
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban says that his team will allow fans to purchase tickets next season using cryptocurrencies, as Bloomberg reports. Cuban revealed the franchise's decision in response to a person on Twitter who asked him when the Mavericks would allow fans to buy tickets through bitcoin. He later confirmed the news to Bloomberg, adding that the organization would
Facebook Wants to Make Your News Feed More Friendly: Here's What That Means For Everybody
Who can complain about troll disempowerment, more meaningful social interactions, and time better spent? Wall Street can. Facebook Inc (NASDAQ: FB)’s upcoming News Feed updates inspired a 5.6-percent pullback in the stock and forfeited analyst confidence. What The Changes Mean The new strategy will involve deprioritizing the posts of businesses and publishers, which could threaten engagements and stunt ad revenue.
10 Ways AI Has Made Your Life Easier, Via Your Smartphone
One of the fastest growing areas of interest throughout 2017 was artificial intelligence and 2018 will likely see new AI-themed products hit the market. What You Need To Know Many consumers aren't aware of the extent to which artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies already help us in our daily lives, Statista said. In fact, Deloitte's Global Mobile Consumer Survey
Drake's Whiskey Brand is About to Go Public
Are you the biggest Drake fan in the world? Or, have you never listened to a Drake song in your life? Well, your aptitude with the oeuvre of the Grammy-award winning, platinum selling recording artist really doesn't matter if you like aged bourbon whiskey - or spirits in general - or are just looking to diversify your portfolio with a
Report: Facebook's Revamped News Feed Will Cost Mark Zuckerberg Billions
The big news this week in the social media universe (yes, this is a real universe) was Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg announcing that the world's largest social media company would be revamping its news feed algorithms to emphasize content from family and friends instead of media and brands. Zuckerberg announced the change in a blog post, noting that "recently we've
Jeff Bezos and His Wife Donate $33M to U.S. Immigrant Education Program
As the immigration debate rages in America, with the Trump administration this week ordering that nearly 200,000 Salvadorans must leave the U.S. - and then the president declaring that Haiti and Africa are "shithole countries" while in a meeting with lawmakers to discuss immigration reform - Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and his wife Mackenzie have donated $33 million to an
4 Ways to Help Employees Find Meaning at Work
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Here’s a grim stat: More than half of your staff is ready to leave the company, finds a recent Gallup poll. Vacancies impact the productivity and bottom line of your company, but a survey from Globoforce’s WorkHuman Research Institute uncovered a reason people stick around. When asked the question, “What makes you stay at your company?” the number-one answer, representing
On This Date in Market History: Apple Introduces the iPhone
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Each day, Benzinga takes a look back at a notable market-related moment that happened on this date. What Happened On this day in 2007, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) unveiled the first iPhone after two and a half years of hushed development. Where Was The Market The S&P 500 closed at $1,412.11, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at $12,416.60.