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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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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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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9 Ultimate Tips To Increase Productivity At Work – INFOGRAPHIC


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In your workplace, there is always someone you are influencing indirectly either in a way that is good or the other way. So therefore, leaders of organisations pay attention to their employees more than ever before. Leaders mentor their followers passionately and constantly, work towards creating a happier workplace for employees to carry out their duties every single day. This act can be seen as one of the ways to boost the morale of employees’ positively in order to affect the ROI aside other organisational goals.

As leaders of organisations, our focus should be about how to empower, how to maximise employee’s potentials and also, to make their lives easier by equipping them with the right information needed day in day out. If and when we can practise these little things religiously, then we can be rest assured of achieving our desired organisational mission, vision and growth. Below are 9 ultimate tips to help employees’ increase their productivity at work.

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How To Set And Achieve Your 2017 Business Goals (INFO-GRAPHIC)


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Welcome to 2017!

Compliments of the season to YOU!

Thank you for starting the New Year with me!

One of the things a lot of us will be doing in a couple of days is setting goals for the new year and some of us already have. Why not ask yourself this quick question. Are your goals for 2017 S.M.A.R.T? If you are not sure, you can read more about S.M.A.R.T Goals, how to set S.M.A.R.T goals + Goals questionnaire here

Goal setting is very important to individuals, businesses.. and in other to achieve the objectives lined up for the year, we should show more dedication & discipline. Some of the benefits of goal setting are: It enables clearer focus, optimum use of resources, effective use of time, gives clarity in decision-making etc. Read below how to set up and achieve your 2017 business goals.

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If part of your set goals for 2017 is to test an idea out or start a new venture, out of other important things to consider, a business plan is one. You can’t erect a building without having it on paper. It’s the same with businesses; you need to write it out.

  • How do I write a business plan?
  • Why do I need a business plan?
  • What will having a business plan do for me?

Check in this infographic how to set up a business plan in 10 simple steps.

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The Modern Boss


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Are you modern in the way you lead the people under you? Remember that meeting the demands of customers/employees starts from the internal before the external. What kind of relationship do you build with your people?

See also: 8 entrepreneurial skills you should teach your kids (infographic)

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12 Billionaires Quotes on Problem Solving


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Heed the advice of those who have gained success. Here are 12 powerful billionaires quotes on Problem Solving. Each and every one of us should learn to build upon these quotes and more each day of our lives. Below are the quotes:

  1. “In whatever you do, strive to be the best at It.” – Aliko Dangote
  1. “To launch a business means successfully solving problems. Solving problems means listening.” – Richard Branson
  1. “A brand for a company is like a reputation for a person. You earn reputation by trying to do hard things well.” – Jeff Bezos

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7 MUST KNOW MICROSOFT EXCEL TRICKS TO IMPROVE PERFORMANCE (INFOGRAPHIC).


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Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet program that is part of the Microsoft suite of applications. This Microsoft developed software gives users the opportunity to calculate data, organize and format using a spreadsheet system designed in rows and columns. In addition, it has a GUI interface that allows a user to point and click using a mouse. Excel as it is popularly called also displays data as charts, histograms and line graphs. Recently, Excel skills are compulsory and a must have if you are job hunting or changing positions. While some users are experts in using the program (Excel), some users have basic knowledge and always updating their Excel skill day in day out. Below are few tips that will change the way you use Excel:

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How To Develop A Business Plan For Your 2016 Entrepreneurial Goals (Infographic)


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Happy New Year to YOU! Thank you for starting the New Year with me. Welcome to 2016. One of the things a lot of us will be doing in a couple of days is setting goals for the new year and some of us already have. Wait a minute and ask yourself this quick question. Are your goals for 2016 S.M.A.R.T? You can read more about how to set smart goals + Goals questionnaire here (‪lnkd.in/dHUXk9J ). Goal setting is very important in all that we do and we should take it more seriously this year. Some of the benefits of goal setting are: clearer focus, optimum use of resources, effective use of time, clarity in decision-making, etc.

If part of your goals for 2016 is to test an idea out or start a new venture, out of other important things to consider, a business case is one. You can’t erect a building without having it on paper. It’s the same with business; you need to write it out. How do I write a business plan? Why do I need a business plan? What will having a business plan do for me? Here are 10 ways to develop a sound business plan (Infographic).

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6 Business Books That Will Revolutionize Your Business and Change Your Life


I am passionate about any thing relating to entrepreneurship. Coming across this article written by Kimanzi Constable about 6 business books that can change your business and life got me excited and couldn’t wait few more seconds before reading further. I was happy to have found two of my greatest business books on the list. “Susan Baroncini-Moe – The fire path and Seth Godin – The Dip”. I must confess these are life-changing books and I would recommend these books any day. Although, I haven’t heard of the other four books and I wouldn’t mind giving it a try. How about you? Have you read or heard about any of these great books? What are your thoughts about these books? Which book did it for you? Your addition to the list is important and your suggestion can help budding entrepreneurs get better at what they do.

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