10 Tips from Lincoln on Writing a Kick-ass Speech | Lifehack.org

“If you ever have to give a speech, unless you’re an accomplished public speaker, it’s often best to write your speech beforehand. Be prepared. And don’t just write a plain, boring old speech that anyone else can give any day of the week — make it a kick-ass speech, one that will be listened to and remembered.” Click the title to read more…

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Make free online backup a part of your data-security strategy | Workers' Edge

“My hat is off to the tech companies that provide the hardware, software, and services we rely on every day. From Microsoft’s Shadow Copy feature in Windows Vista (though only partially implemented in the Home Edition), down to the smallest Web startups offering free and easy online storage (though you have to pay for unlimited storage capacity), they have made tremendous strides in helping to keep our valuable data safe. Now it’s up to us to take advantage of these great products and services.” Click the title to read more…

Vista, MacBook Out–Only Linux Left in Hacking Contest | PC World

“The MacBook Air went first; a tiny Fujitsu laptop running Vista was hacked on the last day of the contest; but it was Linux, running on a Sony Vaio, that remained undefeated as conference organizers ended a three-way computer hacking challenge Friday at the CanSecWest conference.” Hmmm. Which one should you use? Click the title to read more…

Ad revenues plunge for newspapers | Hot Air

“Now before we get absorbed in the usual schadenfreude, let’s remember that most of us are news junkies. Having the newspaper industry see its worst ad revenue falloff in 50 years means that resources for responsible, in-depth reporting will likely disappear” What are the implications? Click the title to read more…

Refresher on Covey's Seven Habits | Sales Coach

“What better way to start the week than a review on seven great ideas to move your business and your sales forward?” Click the title to read more…

LinkedIn 101: How To Unlock The Power Of This New Online Tool (Part II) | RainToday

“LinkedIn, the online business networking site, connects over 17 million experienced professionals from over 150 countries. Yikes! That’s so many that it makes my head spin. I’d love to fantasize that a few of these people would stumble onto my profile, be suitably impressed and initiate contact. But so far, it hasn’t turned out that way.” Click the title to read more…

When it's hard to stay focused, try going 'topless' to meetings | SiliconValley.com

“As the birthplace of technology, Silicon Valley may have more gadgets per capita than any other place on the planet. Yet, even here, ‘always on’ can be a real turn off.” Click the title to read more…