15 of the Best TED Talks for Activating Creativity


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The first step to overcoming a mental block is modifying your frame of mind from failure and self-doubt to positivity and knowing you are capable. Finding inspiration is one way to shift away from a negative perspective and jumpstart those creative juices.

The popular media company TED (short for Technology, Entertainment and Design) has got inspiration down to a science. Devoted to making powerful ideas accessible as well as sparking conversation, innovation and change, their global community welcomes thought leaders to share knowledge and motivate you to spread your greatest ideas. Speakers come from an array of different fields. They include authors, producers, entrepreneurs and more.

Lecturers are thinkers, doers and idea-generators!

To help you replenish your creative spark and get inspired, our friend at Invaluable compiled a list of 15 must-listen Ted Talks on creativity.

Browse the highly viewed list of speakers, find your favourite and find your inspiration.

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10 Ways HR Managers Can Boost Workplace Productivity [Infographic]


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Workplace productivity is a business goal that may require two things to become attainable. The first is the investment from the company and secondly, the implementation of friendly human resources (HR) policies such as incentive programs for employees.

Research backs the idea that a top precursor to workplace productivity is to have a reward system in your organisation. While the company will need to allocate financial resources toward employee incentives, the rewards are all encompassing across crucial areas in the business.

One study done among UK companies says explicitly that 85 percent of workers felt highly motivated when there were incentives at stake. And not only that, 73 percent of the employees observed a “good” or “very good” office atmosphere during incentive season. For the company, the benefits of an incentive programme are quite pronounced as the study also found that employee productivity is tied to as much as £80,000 ($106,00) increase in weekly profit on average.

Below is an infographic that shows the different ways HR managers can further boost productivity in the workplace. Feel free to add your suggestions in the comment box below.

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24 Google Doc Hacks & Add-ons to Make Your Life Easier


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Twenty years ago, collaborating with people in real-time over the internet seemed difficult to understand. Now we do it every day with the click of a button. Google Docs is a powerful tool that makes working with people both near and far a breeze, but do you know how to use it to its full capacity? Go beyond just sharing docs and leaving comments with these 24 Google Doc hacks and add-ons.

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Excited to save some time? With these hacks you no longer have to manually go through a document and look for duplicates or change the capitalization structure letter by letter. Though these may just seem like minor details, they will make a major difference in productivity!

To keep your files neat and organized on your computer, you can go the extra step and download Google Drive for Mac. This will save and sync your files on both your hard drive and in the cloud, so you have a backup.

You can also download the Google Doc phone application to easily view documents when you’re on the go. If you’re worried about losing internet connection and have to do a last minute edit, you can set particular documents to be available offline. Just click the three dots next to the document’s title and choose “Available offline”. These documents are automatically put in an “Offline” folder.

Staying organized is the key to managing your workload and optimizing your time, and these easy, actionable tips are sure to help you do just that.

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16 Gmail Tips & Tricks To Streamline Your Inbox


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Are you suffering from email overload?

The average person spends 28% of the work week reading and responding to emails. This equates to 13 hours a week, and 650 hours a year. Consider how productive you could be if you had a few extra hours every week to focus on the projects that really matter.

It’s not just your professional life that suffers due to information overload. 59% of Americans say that they check their emails outside of office hours.

So what’s wrong with that?

Constant connection comes with a price. Even if you stay on top of your inbox, studies have found that constantly checking your email can lead to burnout, health issues, and personal problems. A work/life balance is essential to staying healthy — both physically and mentally. It’s a no-brainer that burnt-out, sick, and unhappy employees aren’t going to be at their best when it really matters.

While you might not be able to cut down the volume of emails that you receive from colleagues and clients, you can use a variety of tools, tips, and tricks to help you make your inbox more manageable.

One of the reasons why Gmail is preferred by individuals and corporations alike is due to Google’s attention to detail when it comes to features and functionalities. Many of these tips and techniques will require you to spend some time tinkering around with your settings. But once you’ve mastered some of these shortcuts and helpful hacks, you’ll save yourself from hours of wasted time.

Below is the visual to learn the tricks.

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By optimising your email account to work for you instead of against you, you can boost your productivity levels, get more work done, and reduce the risk of allowing an important email to slip through the cracks.

Do you have any preferred methods for keeping your inbox manageable and tidy? Share them in the comment section below!

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29 Microsoft Excel Hacks to Make Life Easier and More Productive (Infographic)


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Regardless of what industry you work in, chances are you’ve probably dealt with spreadsheets in some capacity. Using spreadsheets typically means using Microsoft Excel.

Excel is far and away the leading spreadsheet software as it is used by most businesses. However, Excel has a bit of a learning curve, and if you’re new to the program, it can be a bit overwhelming.

Fortunately, GetVoIP has created an infographic that shares tips, shortcuts, and hacks for using Microsoft Excel more efficiently. These hacks include:

  • Selecting all cells.
  • Inserting new rows or columns.
  • Bolding, italicising and underlining text.
  • Inserting date and time.
  • Switching between formulas and values e.t.c

Below is the visual to learn the highlighted tricks and other helpful keyboard shortcuts for Excel.

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How Handwriting Can Make You Smarter and More Productive


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Innovations in technology continue to make our lives easier every day.
But in some instances, what we gain in convenience with technology can be outweighed by what we lose in other areas. One such area is handwriting.
While typing on a laptop or mobile device might be convenient, research shows that we lose a lot by not taking notes by hand. Studies have shown writing notes out by hand improves critical thinking, comprehension, and focus.
GetVoIP has put together an infographic that explains these and other benefits and offers proven note-taking methods. Check out the graphic below to learn more.
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Top 5 Free Green Mobile Apps: The Future of Tomorrow Is at Your Fingertips [Infographic]


The Earth began over 4.5 billion years ago; however, according to scientists, the future of this planet may only last another thousand years due to the constant environmental abuse by human activity.

Fortunately, as we move further into this technological era, the rise of environmental entrepreneurs and green technologies makes a sustainable future possible. With over 6 million apps available in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store, Greenmatch has gathered the Top 5 Free Green Apps to help you start saving the Earth. Find the infographic below and additional information below the infographic.

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1. Too Good To Go – Apple Play Store & Google Play Store

Too Good To Go is a trending food app that brings awareness of food waste by offering deals from restaurants, cafes, bakeries, and other stores before they throw away their food.

2. Joulebug – Apple Play Store & Google Play Store

Joulebug is the popular eco-lifestyle app that encourages users to practice sustainable habits, complete tips for points to Buzz on social media, and challenging friends to do better.

3. BlaBlaCar – Apple Play Store & Google Play Store

BlaBlaCar is the leading car ride sharing app that connects drivers to people who are travelling the same way. By sharing a ride through BlaBlaCar, you can help reduce CO2 emissions and its detrimental impact on the environment.

4. #Climate – Apple Play Store

#Climate is a resourceful eco-awareness app that updates people about ongoing environmental actions, issues, and resolutions from leading environmental organisations. You can help spread the awareness by sharing these newfound articles to your friends via Social Media like Facebook and Twitter.

5. Energy Consumption Analyzer – Google Play Store

Energy Consumption Analyzer is a home energy tracker app that allows you to record and assess your utility meters usage. Through the visual tables and graphs, you can detect peak periods and create changes to reduce your usage waste.

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How to De-Stress at Work [Infographic]


Do you ever feel like the stress at work is getting to you, and you need to take a breather?

I believe this infographic can help you understand how to handle stress because stress is something most people deal with on a regular basis. And not everyone knows how to cope with it, especially at work. Please, find below the infographic:

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Expert Productivity, Motivation & Mindset Tips – Infographic


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If you want to become more productive at work and in your life, there are many things you may not have considered. There are two main barriers to your success; your mindset and your ability to work efficiently. Follow these tips, collected from productivity, wellbeing and business experts, and you could transform your work and your business…

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How Can We Secure Unstructured Data?


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Unstructured data is data, which is stored in a format that may present a challenge for auditing operations. Structured data usually comes in the form of a database, whereas unstructured data includes Word documents, PDFs, photos, videos etc. It’s often the case where such data is stored in a shared location. In order to prevent information leaks, it is critical to ensure that such data, along with those who have access to that data, can be identified quickly and effectively.

There are times when a company narrowly loses a bid to a competitor – who appear to be offering a strikingly similar product. Or times when a company’s trade secrets are patented by a competitor. Coincidence or not, information tends to leak. And data leaks in a variety of forms; from product designs to customer information – including credit-card details. Likewise, it’s sometimes the case where leaked information is used to damage the reputation of a company. There have even been cases where such information is used for bribery and extortion. Of course, data is not always leaked due to malicious intent; regardless, it’s not surprising that companies feel unnerved about having unstructured data scattered about their system.

Securing unstructured data, however, is not an easy task. Naturally, the first steps in securing unstructured data is to identify which company assets are the most sensitive at a given point in time. For example, once a proposal has been made, the information is less sensitive than it was before the proposal was made. By associating a time frame with a specific piece of information, policies can be temporarily put in place to secure this information. Likewise, it’s also very important to identify which employees have access to such data, and you may want to design a specific training program for the staff members involved.

It may also be worth examining any potential conflicts-of-interest associated with your employees, especially if they will be given access to critical data. Do they have any friends or relatives who are associated with any of your competitors? Are they an ex-employee of a competitor? Are they linked to any previous suspicious activities within the company? It may be wise to identify the devices associated with the employees who have access to the critical data and encrypt communication channels between those devices. And maybe think about using DLP (Data in motion) monitoring for information that traverses between suspected employees.

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