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Melanie Nashan is extraordinary. As a destination wedding photographer based out of Livingston, Montana, she has been chosen as one of America’s top wedding photographers by Photo District News, and her work has been featured in Martha Stewart Weddings, Brides, The Knot, Style Me Pretty and Snippet & Ink.   Her Mission: I see myself More Info »

5 Nonverbal Blunders to Avoid in Your Next Sales Meeting

5 Nonverbal Blunders to Avoid

Your nonverbal communication is between 60-93% of your total communication. It’s essential that your nonverbal communication is spot on if you want to sell something effectively, so make sure you don’t commit any of these 5 blunders! #1 Too much/too little eye contact People hold eye contact for 60-70% of the time in a normal More Info »

How to Optimize Your Personality

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Do you want to better understand how you work? In this post, I am going to discuss the 5 invisible forces that shape your personality. Researchers have found that every person, regardless of gender, age and nationality is made up of 5 basic traits: Openness Conscientiousness Extroversion Agreeableness Neuroticism Fondly known as the Big 5 More Info »

The Science of Happiness

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What makes you happy? This question is not as easy as it might seem. According to Shawn Achor in the Happiness Advantage, most Americans find free time harder to enjoy than work. Yes, you read that right. It’s easier for most of us to be successful than to be happy. Why do we have a More Info »

My Favorite Social Skills Hack

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I have one secret trick that I use ALL THE TIME when interacting with people. And finally, there is research to back it up! Before I ask you what your favorite social skills hack is, check out today’s video. In this lab chat I review some new science on charisma and give you a new More Info »

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

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Ask yourself these questions: Have you ever found yourself stretched too thin? Do you simultaneously feel overworked and underutilized? Are you often busy, but not productive? Do you feel like your time is constantly being hijacked by other people’s agendas? These are the questions Greg McKeown asks of readers who are thinking about starting his book, More Info »

The Body Language of Rob Ford

The Body Language of

Rob Ford was the Mayor of Toronto between 2010 and 2014. In that period he has a lot of explaining to do. The former mayor was accused of using drugs and denied having ever used them. Later on he changed his statement. Can you spot his lying cues as he denies the drugs accusations? Rob More Info »

The Psychology of a Psychopath

The Psychology of a Psychopath

Master Manipulators Serial Killers Psychopaths What makes someone go off the deep end? What is going on in the mind of a serial killer? Are master manipulators crazy? In this post I want to answer all of these questions and more because we are going to dig into the psychology of psychopaths. Before we get More Info »

5 Secrets of a Successful TED Talk

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What makes a successful TED Talk? Here at the Science of People we endeavored to find out. Why do some TED Talks rack up millions of views, change lives and are talked about everywhere? All TED Talks are good. Why are some great? We set out to answer this question with one of our first More Info »

10 Ways to Rock a Conference

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The right conference can be a game changer for your business. More importantly, the right conference, done the right way can prove to be a goldmine of opportunities. Whether you are going to a trade show, festival or business conference you have to be prepared. You are already spending time, money and energy to get More Info »

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