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Deep Work: The Secret to Achieving Peak Productivity

"In a world full of digital diversions, how are some people able to achieve a higher level of productivity than others? In the new book Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World, Georgetown University professor Cal Newport demonstrates how you can develop the skills necessary to focus at an optimum level and reach peak productivity. Learning how to do “deep work,” he argues, is among the most valuable skills people can learn, and carries wider implications for economic growth."

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50 Americanisms That Don’t Make Sense to Foreigners

"We asked HuffPost Facebook followers from outside the U.S. if there are any words or phrases Americans use that don’t make sense to them as non-native English speakers or as native English speakers from elsewhere in the world."

"We’ve rounded up some of their most interesting answers below. While some of these words, phrases or language customs may not be exclusive to the U.S., Americans have certainly made an impression with them."

Read the full article by Caroline Bologna (photo, left) . . .

How to Produce a Video: Overview of the Video Production Process

"Video production is the process of converting an idea or story into a video. Because video production can be extremely complex, we simplified it into three main parts: . . ."

Read the full article by Emily Girolamo (photo, left) . . .

How to Open and Close Presentations

"In this clip Mark Powell provides best practice tips for opening and closing presentations. . . ."

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Combining Quotation Marks, Question Marks, AND Commas (Whew!)

Mignon Forgarty, aka Grammar Girl, tackles the subject.

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Ending a Sentence with a Preposition

"One of the most frequent questions I’m asked is whether it’s acceptable to end a sentence with a preposition. I know many of you were taught that you shouldn’t end a sentence with a preposition, but it’s a myth. In fact, I consider it one of the top ten grammar myths . . . "

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Find Your Storytelling Style to Engage Your Audience

"Storytelling is an important part of being human. Stories connect us to each other; they create a bond. We all love to hear stories, but can we tell them?"

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The Best To-Do List Is Actually Your Calendar

"Follow this secret advice to better manage your schedule and time."

Read the full article by Stever Robbins (photo, left), the Get...

The 7 Secrets of the Greatest Speakers in History

". . . In this masterful talk, [Richard Greene] explains how the great speakers in history use 7 secrets and how we can all become a great speaker by following these secrets and by not just giving a "speech" but rather creating "conversations" from the heart."

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Three Elements of Great Communication, According to Aristotle

"What makes someone a good communicator? There’s no mystery here, not since Aristotle identified the three critical elements — ethos, pathos, and logos. — thousands of years ago."

Read the full article by Scott Edinger at HBR.org . . .
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