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Business owners and entrepreneurs don’t stress about the best font for PowerPoint for nothing. They realize the importance of selecting the right typeface to communicate their ideas effectively. It pretty much the same with selecting images and the right color scheme. Eventually, everything adds up to brand identity and how you want yourself to be perceived. Depending on your typeface, you can be moody, professional or even fun and easy going if you want – all on the basis of visual communication. (bonus: learn about communication barriers) Fortunately, Powerpoint offers a selection of innumerable fonts you can choose from. Classic Presentation Fonts vs. Novelty Fonts When it comes to presentations (that can make or break your career), we dare say you’re better off with the classics. Save the novelty fonts and goofy ties for more cheerful days. Novelty fonts are likely to distract attention from the message and can very…

It’s safe to say that most folks undermine the concept of leadership symbols. Just ask yourself, have you ever wondered why sports teams choose certain animals as their mascots? And no, it’s not because the animal is cute, fluffy, or adorable; it is more about the characteristics that animal represents. A lion, for instance, is a symbol of power and authority. A cheetah, on the other hand, represents speed and agility. It won’t take you long to grasp what a mascot represents. This is the power of symbolism, and leadership symbols allow businesses to harness that power to establish their authority. Crowns, orbs, robes, thrones – these are just some of the symbols traditionally that represent leadership. While these symbols made more sense in the empirical times, they still hold a similar meaning. Rolex is one of the many brands that still use these regal symbols to stand out as…

It happens to the best of people… feeling low and unimportant. Reading a few self confidence books might change all of that. You see, success is a state of mind. Being comfortable in your own skin and being self-assured is the first steps towards reaching your goals. But unfortunately, even the most talented folks out there have a habit of second-guessing themselves. Now, this is where you need to start taking action and turn your life around. In this blog post, we will be highlighting some of the best self confidence books you ought to know about: 1. The Magic of Thinking Big In his book, Dr. Schwartz aims to enlighten his readers with concrete solutions instead of empty promises. His book centers on the idea that one doesn’t necessarily have to be talented or gifted to succeed… instead, it’s all about confidence. The book has sold over 6…

Learning how to start a tshirt business at home is among the most lucrative ways to make money at home. While the idea of starting a side gig may seem daunting, we thoroughly encourage you to set up multiple income streams to improve your quality of life. Yes, competition might be a little tough as a number of entrepreneurs have set up their online t-shirt business from home, one shouldn’t lose hope. In this guide, we will teach you all the basics you should know about starting a tshirt business at home. But first, let’s address some important concerns. How Much Does it Cost to Start a Tshirt Business? First things first, you’ll need to sort out the costs. If you don’t plan on buying any printing equipment, most of your expenses will be limited to using creative suites and designing. If you have a very low budget, you can…

Alongside formal communication, one must know how to partake in informal communication as well. Unlike the former, informal communication is best meant for informal relationships where you can afford to let your guard down. This may include friends, family, peers and other similar relationships. In the workplace, informal communication is referred to as a “grapevine”. Mainly because one finds it challenging to define the boundaries of this type of communication. Since grapevine  has no definite channel, information can flow from various chains. Here, communication is often initiated when a person strikes a conversation on the basis of personal interests, likes and dislikes. How does Grapevine Work? Because of the highly interconnected network structure, information flows insanely quickly among individuals via grapevine in an organization. It’s worth noting that most information that travels through grapevine in an organization is typically harmless gossip. For instance, it could be the news of the…

A little bit of humor can always turn things around and that’s what we have funny leadership quotes for. Sure, the most sought of qualities of leader would typically include traits such as responsible, energetic, innovative but today, it’s more about EQ. As you would know, a large chunk of emotional intelligence involves being able to read situations effectively followed by an appropriate response. Keeping this mind, sometimes the most appropriate way to respond is by adding a touch of light humor as opposed to being stern. To give you some perspective, this blog post includes some of the best funny leadership quotes out there: Funny Leadership Quotes to Make You Laugh https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MdZAMSyn_As When was the last time you put your guard down and had a good laugh with your colleagues? Humor in the workplace has been said to improve productivity and boost morale. Above all, being able…

Most self help books for men won’t advise you to uproot your life or suddenly make drastic changes. Instead, the main focus will typically center on managing your resources, identifying opportunities and keeping your wits about yourself. Because when it comes to happiness and success, it’s all about perspective. Granted, this is life we’re talking about which means it’s ought to be filled with challenges and curveballs. Luckily, there are plenty of resources out there to inspire, motivate and steer you towards a better path. And that’s exactly why we’ve compiled a list of some of the best self help books for men. Top Self Help Books for Men Here is a list of some of our favorite picks: 1.      The Antidote: Happiness For People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking by Oliver Burkeman It’s natural for some to feel sceptic while browsing the self-help section, the irony of it, is…

Take inspiration from some of the best personal brand examples out there. When done right, personal branding can serve as your lucky scorecard to success. It immediately distinguishes one from other promising candidates on the basis of one’s personal presence – both in person and online. Personal branding, usually accompanied by a personal brand statement, goes above and beyond your job description. Its key emphasis is on values that one would generally seek in a leader which becomes possible if you have the right interpersonal skills. To show you how it’s done right, here are a few incredibly personal brand examples that you can take inspiration from: Top Personal Brand Examples 1.      Neil Patel This white-t-shirt-wearing lad has become the undisputable online marketing guru that people can’t seem to get enough of. In one of his guides for Quick Sprout, Neil Patel expressed how he was able to surpass his…