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Want to know where you are on the global pay scale? This Web tool will let you know.

Want to know where you are on the global pay scale? This Web tool will let you know. | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

Whether you have a part-time paper-round or you're on a six-figure salary, sometimes it helps to get a little perspective on how much you're earning compared to others around the world.

As such, the BBC has produced this handy little Web tool that lets you establish exactly what you earn compared to both the country you live in, other countries around you, and the world average. You simply enter your monthly salary and it tells you, in percentage terms, what you earn compared to others around the world.

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Hand Selected Stories To Keep You On The Leading Edge

Hand Selected Stories To Keep You On The Leading Edge | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

Let us help you stay connected, educated and networked by filtering some of the most interesting and relevant business content for you. Right here, we become your personal content curator, putting you in touch with the hottest, most interesting and most valuable business resources from around the world.


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Each day we aim to deliver an outstanding learning experience to our training participants - services which strengthen skills, enlighten minds and empower the spirits of managers and employees. In turn, we know this will help their employers to prosper and grow and employees will say, "we have great managers in this company and I am going to give 100% to support them and their vision".

 

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17 Fantastic Infographic Generators

17 Fantastic Infographic Generators | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

Data is crucial. However, displaying a chunk of plain data can be monotonous. Infographics visualize plain data and make it visually more appealing. Data turned into infographic has a higher potential to go viral and be effective. While many of us are designers who can design amazing infographs, Infographic Generators can come in handy to Designers and non-designers alike. They can be a time saving resource.

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Here is a list of 17 fantastic Infographic Generators.

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15 Secrets of Highly Persuasive People

15 Secrets of Highly Persuasive People | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

Whether you're convincing your boss to fund your project or your preschooler to wipe his own hiney after using the bathroom, persuasion is a skill that's instrumental to your success in life.

Persuasive people have an uncanny ability to get you leaning toward their way of thinking. Their secret weapon is likeability. They get you to like more than their ideas; they get you to like them.

Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's insight:

Here are the tricks of the trade that exceptionally persuasive people use to their advantage.

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donhornsby's curator insight, February 27, 7:14 AM

(From the article): Persuasive people are adept at reading and responding to other people. They rely heavily on emotional intelligence (EQ) to bring people to their way of thinking. With 90% of top performers high in emotional intelligence, it's no wonder that persuasive people rely on this skill to get ahead. Add these skills to your repertoire, and you're on your way to joining this exclusive group.


Rhonda Harris's curator insight, February 27, 10:05 AM

I wish I had that ability.  Great scoop

Graeme Reid's curator insight, Today, 7:09 PM

Some useful tips on how to enhance your influencing skills.

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How To Do A Damn Good Daily Standup Meeting

How To Do A Damn Good Daily Standup Meeting | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

Please raise your hand if you’ve ever found yourself in a boring status meeting.


One task done here, another one not done there. A manager goes through a list of tasks and asks almost everyone in turn. 5 minutes talking, 15 minutes talking, 30 minutes talking and the list goes on. In general, after 15 minutes, the average person’s mind is going to wander.

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Check out the benefits of team huddle meetings.

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How the Best Board Directors Stay Involved

How the Best Board Directors Stay Involved | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

“Ask me for anything,” Napoleon Bonaparte once remarked, “but time.” Board members today don’t have that luxury either. Directors remain under pressure from activist investors and other constituents, regulation is becoming more demanding, and businesses are growing more complex. McKinsey research suggests that the most effective directors are meeting these challenges by spending twice as many days a year on board activities as other directors do.

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Ultimately, there are no shortcuts to building and maintaining well-tuned board and executive mechanics.

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9 Guaranteed Ways To Become A Public Speaking Master

9 Guaranteed Ways To Become A Public Speaking Master | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

Although the thought of public speaking can send many of us into a fearful frenzy, many jobs require us to swallow our fear and do the best we can with it.


From presenting ideas or information in a meeting to introducing your company to new clients, there are numerous occasions on which it will be necessary for you to stand up, look confident and speak to your audience with all the gumption you can muster.


So if you must partake in public speaking, why not do the best job you possibly can? MakeUseOf have created this nine step public speaking cheat sheet to ensure you are fully prepared to wow the next time you’re up in front of a crowd!


The next time you’re asked to present, ensure that you use these techniques and you’ll undoubtedly impress your audience, and more importantly, yourself!

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Public speaking will become your best skill using these easy tips. Check out the infographic.

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wedography42's curator insight, February 24, 2:05 AM

Nice Post,very helpful.........!

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William Henderson's curator insight, February 25, 9:08 AM

My last few posts discussed the transformation of the IT department. Continuing that theme, there will be times when members of the IT staff will give presentations to executive management and various business departments/units. For example:  How IT will enable business performance, growth and innovation...How IT provides returns on IT spending...How IT projects align with the company's strategy. This article contains some very practical guidelines for making a successful presentation and it includes a very useful infographic.

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11 Tools for Online Presentations, Videos, Animations

11 Tools for Online Presentations, Videos, Animations | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

Presentation tools can be helpful for creating content, such as product demonstrations to enhance a shopping experience. Oftentimes, slide presentations can be repurposed from your existing content. And, you can share short presentations on social media sites.

Here is a list of online tools to create and distribute presentations. There are tools to make slides, incorporate video, and utilize animation. All of the tools are simple to use.

Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's insight:

Check out these 11 tools for online presentations, videos and animations.


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rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, February 19, 10:47 PM

The online tools in this articele can prove to be a boon to writers. While one of these helps with editing and correcting syntactical errors, the other helps provide an idea about the popularity of a particular topic or idea. Another provides information on adwords. I have personally used a few of these online tools, and sure they helped give me an sinsight into the mechanics of writing and publishing. Would certainly recommend these tools to aspiring writers!

Dean Ryan G. Martin's curator insight, February 20, 12:58 AM

Digital marketing is 80% visual. Your website attracts attention when you regularly upload video and slide presentations in your social media channels.  

wedography42's curator insight, February 24, 2:06 AM

Great information you share,thank u for sharing.......!

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50 Inspiring Resume Designs: And What You Can Learn From Them

50 Inspiring Resume Designs: And What You Can Learn From Them | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

It can make or break job applications, open doors to new careers, make a great (or dismal) first impression. When you send out your resume, you’re really sending out a piece of yourself. So make sure it’s representing you to your best advantage. Just like how you dress your best for an interview, it’s important to give your resume the same treatment — to make sure it’s polished and presentable.

The 50 resume designs below span a wide range of styles, from strictly businesslike to ultra creative — browse through them to get some ideas for the next time you need to update your own resume.

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Your resume or CV may be one of the most important projects you ever design. Check out these 50 resume designs for inspiration.

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