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5 Keys to Great Storytelling: Lessons from Barbara Corcoran. Barbara Corcoran wore a bright red dress the day I first met her, which, combined with my bright orange, may have looked from afar more like a fire than like 2 people.

5 Keys to Great Storytelling: Lessons from Barbara Corcoran

But fiery is definitely a great word to describe her. Corcoran, the real estate entrepreneur, celebrity author and star of ABC's Shark Tank, is full of life, energy – and stories. In fact, after I read her book Shark Tales and heard her on my friend Tim Healy's radio show, I knew that she was one of the best storytellers I've ever encountered in business. The Best Way to Change Your Habits? Control Your Environment. There’s just one way to radically change your behavior: radically change your environment.

The Best Way to Change Your Habits? Control Your Environment.

--Dr. B.J. Fogg, Director of Stanford Persuasive Lab. 9 Qualities of Truly Confident People. I'm not particularly confident.

9 Qualities of Truly Confident People

Scratch that. I'm situationally confident: sometimes, very much so; other times, not at all. So I spend a lot of time thinking about how to gain confidence. And that makes me wonder. 5 Things Successful Public Speakers Never Say - Unless you are formally apologizing, don't discredit yourself by apologizing during a presentation.

5 Things Successful Public Speakers Never Say -

Remember that your goal is to project authority and expertise, and apologizing has the opposite effect. Apologizing weakens your credibility as a speaker and makes you seem less trustworthy. Even if you make an error during the course of your presentation, talk through the mistake with a positive comment instead of inserting an apology. Teach Yourself To Be More Confident. Are you as confident as you'd like to be?

Teach Yourself To Be More Confident

Few people would answer "yes" to that question. But, according to Becky Blalock, author and former Fortune 500 executive, anyone can learn to be more confident. Bad Habits That Made Me A Terrible Boss. It's no secret.

Bad Habits That Made Me A Terrible Boss

19 Hard Things You Need To Do To Be Successful « The Luthas Corporation. My goal is for all of us to be happy, successful and grow together.. you can find much more daily motivational material like this here: My InstaGram page: @DameLuthas Twitter: @DameLuthas Enjoy the list below ;-)

19 Hard Things You Need To Do To Be Successful « The Luthas Corporation

How to retain 90% of everything you learn. Imagine if you had a bucket of water.

How to retain 90% of everything you learn

And every time you attempted to fill the bucket, 90% of the water would leak out instantly. Every time, all you’d retain was a measly 10%. How many times would you keep filling the bucket? The answer is simple: just once. 15 Reasons You Need To Start Singing Every Minute Of Every Day. The trick to multitasking better. If there’s one thing we all have in common, it’s doing more with less—and that has turned everybody into a multitasker.

The trick to multitasking better

But doing too many things at once can leave us doing nothing particularly well, as researchers have proven and millions of ordinary people have discovered on their own. Robert Sutton, management professor at Stanford University and co-author of Scaling Up Excellence: Getting to More Without Settling for Less, calls this “the problem of more.” “As job responsibilities grow, as organizations grow, all this stuff comes down on us,” Sutton--who also wrote the bestsellers Good Boss, Bad Boss and The No Asshole Rule--tells me in the video above. “The more cognitive overload we have, the dumber we get and the worse we do everything.” In Scaling Up Excellence, Sutton and his co-author Huggy Rao, also a Stanford professor, describe how leaders can tap the qualities found in the most effective parts of their organization and spread them to every other division.

Pamela Meyer: How to spot a liar. How to Tell if Someone's Lying. Steve Van Aperen has worked on more than 50 serial-killer investigations as a behavioral interviewer, and trains people across the globe in detecting deception.

How to Tell if Someone's Lying

He says there are three surefire ways to tell if someone is lying. Good and Bad Habits of Smart People. Welcome to Forbes. - StumbleUpon. 20 Things Everyone Should Master by Age 40. 8 Ways to Instantly Improve Your Public Speaking. The Human Body's Talents. The Best Way to Win an Argument? Be Confident. The secret to winning an argument? Be loud. It makes you seem more confident. (Photo: Getty Images) When it comes to winning an argument , simply being right isn't enough. What Science Says About Successful Bosses. Over the past year, I've been writing a book about the future of sales and marketing with Howard Stevens, chairman of the leadership assessment firm Chally. As part of a decades-long research project, Chally has gathered extensive personality data about 150,000 salespeople, including 9,000 sales managers. Last week, I had a conversation with Howard where he described the results of a statistical analysis on the cumulative data on sales managers.

While the data set is specific to sales, I believe that personality traits that emerged apply to any management position. According to the success vs. failure statistics that Howard shared with me, successful bosses tend to be: 1. Six Things to Keep in Your Wallet. Eight Products the Facebook Generation Will Not Buy. Consumer tastes are changing at a greater rate than ever before. Not surprisingly, the purchasing habits of the youngest generation present the most dramatic shifts — a reflection of what they find important. 24/7 Wall St. has identified eight popular products that the “Facebook generation” is not buying. Generation Y, generally defined as those born between 1980 and 1999, have lost interest in many of the services and products their parents found important.

For example, younger Americans are less interested in cars. In 1998, 64.4% of potential drivers 19-years old and younger had drivers licenses. By 2008, that rate had dropped to 46.3%, according to the Federal Highway Administration. [More from 24/7 Wall St.: America’s Nine Most Damaged Brands] What young adults care about has shifted. However, many products that have declined in popularity among the youth are more a result of the changing tastes across all ages than a generational shift. USA Memory Championships competitors provide tips for remembering the stuff we always forget. The event includes memorizing 99 names, a shuffled deck of cards, a poem, and a list of 500 words.

Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are. Nitin Nohria, Practicing Moral Humility. Larry Smith: Why you will fail to have a great career. Tali Sharot: The optimism bias. Steve Jobs: How to live before you die. The ten habits of remarkably charismatic people. Some people instantly make us feel important. Some people instantly make us feel special. HABITS. So Real: No Fear In The Now! From my files: Mistakes. I haven’t shared any favorite quotes here in awhile. How does today impact tomorrow’s success? People Who Worked Incredibly Hard to Succeed. What successful people do in the morning. 10 Ways to Appear More Authoritative at Work.

T. Boone Pickens: Let's transform energy. 10 Things to Leave Off Your Resume. Being a Good Houseguest. 10 Reasons You're Not the Boss. Jonathan Foley: The other inconvenient truth. Dan Ariely: Beware conflicts of interest. Rory Sutherland: Perspective is everything. Susan Cain: The power of introverts. Barry Schwartz: Using our practical wisdom.

Top 10 Ways To Become An Evolved Man. Do you want to start attracting amazing women – and ultimately find the perfect match for the long term? The key is rising above all the guys competing for her attention by coming across as far more “evolved” than they are. Here are ten fast, easy ways to do it. 12 Tips For Becoming Charismatic & Unforgettable. Peter Diamandis: Abundance is our future. Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action. Drew Dudley: Everyday leadership. Sherry Turkle: Connected, but alone? 38 Ways To Win An Argument. Ever been in an argument with someone and just couldn’t find a way to win? Knowledge. Brené Brown: The power of vulnerability. Brené Brown: Listening to shame.