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Present with Confidence – 7+1 tips from TEDxBenedekHegy Speaker – part 1

Nowadays it is not enough if you are good at something, you must be able to present it flawlessly as well. I was asked several times for job interviews to prepare a presentation as a prework for the interview. However according to some studies a huge percentage of people are actually fear more of public speaking than death. I believe that if you prepare properly and practise, you can be a master of presentations. Some of us feel more natural to be on the stage, others of us spend a lot of time practising to get used to it. But it is a skill which can be developed. You can develop too.

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When You Don’t Have Goals

Goal settings, to do lists, successful people, we hear about them all the time, even here on Silver Lining Ideas site. However, there are some moments in life, when we do not know how to carry on. We feel that we are supposed to figure out how to continue our lives, what to do next, but our brains are sometimes empty and we have no idea what to do.

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3 Methods for Living More Mindfully

We can hear mindfulness nowadays a lot, but it still seems a little bit mysterious thing. What is mindfulness really about? How can you implement it into your daily life? Let’s see first Wikipedia’s description of it:

“Mindfulness is the psychological process of bringing one’s attention to experiences occurring in the present moment, which one can develop through the practice of meditation and through other training.”

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Procrastination You Big Mean Monster

Procrastination: “the action of delaying or postoning something”. We all do it. Sometimes we postpone activities which has less priority, sometimes we postpone more important tasks.

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How To Live Like a Jedi

Even though Star Wars is “just” a science-fiction, it is full of learnings what we can implement. George Lucas studied Eastern cultures and created a world where Jedi are guardians of peace and justice. Whether you like Star Wars or not, you should read the teachings of the Jedi, because the principles they apply are valid for our everyday lives.

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Why to Write a Diary? Why Not?

The literature, theaters and movies are full of stories of diaries. People since centuries has been writing about what happened to them, recording their feelings and memories. In our digital world, we have plenty of opportunities to record all these things. Does it still make sense to write a diary?

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Goodbye 2018, Hello 2019

Every year millions of people make new year resolutions in the first days of the year. Usually we want to be fitter, healthier and more successful. Whatever they mean. What makes a man successful? How would you define healthy?  I prepared 3+3 special questions to close your year of 2018 and start a purposeful year of 2019.

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Story of a 30-day-long Challenge

Social media is full of 30-day-long challenges. Some of them inspire us to take on a new habit such as doing squats for 30 days. Others encourage us to do restrictions such as not drinking alcohol or not eating sugar.

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How to Create Order in Your Head or at Your Team Meetings

Long and meaningless team meetings? A colleague who criticizes every new idea? Or total chaos in your head with emotions and rational thoughts?

No problem. Edward De Bono’s method: the six thinking hats can give you solutions for these problems. It was originally designed for group decision making discussions, but it can be used very effectively also for individual decision making.

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Lifelong Learning in the 21st Century

Live and learn. It is familiar to all of us, and in our fastly changing world it’s crucial to learn continuously. This is the theory, but sometimes it’s hard to put it into practise. What if despite all of your efforts, you can’t insert that photography course you dream about into your busy calendar? First of all, you can try to change your time management habits.  However if the problem is related to something else, for example you can’t find the course nearby, you may consider the MOOC possibilities on the internet!

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