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Powerful Communication Owns the Room by Bill Hoogterp

Get ready to find your authentic voice and communicate your greatest potential. Join Bill Hoogterp for a three-day workshop that will transform you into a powerful, dynamic public speaker. You’ll learn about reading your audience and keeping them engaged. Bill will cover the importance of being memorable, the role of humor and audience involvement, and the keys to developing a strong opening and conclusion. Big thumbs up by CreativeLive! Learn more here:   http://shrsl.com/1f8ye  

Total Focus by Brandon Webb

Use the techniques of a Navy Seal to win in the world of business. In this course, you’ll learn how to: Avoid distractions that take you away from your goal. Pursue the right opportunity and see it through to completion. Build an action plan to achieve your objectives. Increase your self-esteem and get rid of self-doubt. Overcome hesitancy and indecisiveness by moving forward with an imperfect plan. Embrace the suck and refuse to quit. Recognize that unexpected challenges may reveal your best shot at success. New by CreativeLive. Learn more here:  http://shrsl.com/1f8yj  

The Art of Persuasion by Jay Heinrichs

How to win any argument without really arguing. You’ll discover how being more articulate, using logic and controlling your emotions can create better, stronger, happier relationships.

In this course, you’ll learn how to: set goals for yourself when it comes to arguments. Parent your children better through persuasion techniques. Bring people together and build more cohesive teams. Get people to like you with caring, craft and cause. Avoid being manipulated. Know what to say in awkward situations. Be more articulate in the heat of the moment.

Highly recommended by CreativeLive. Learn more here:  http://shrsl.com/1f8ys

Stress is Optional by Cynthia Ackrill

Small business owners and entrepreneurs are especially vulnerable to feeling overwhelmed. Learn how to manage life’s ups and downs using insights from stress management research and positive psychology and you will bounce back more quickly from life’s inevitable setbacks. In this course, you will develop a framework for evaluating your stress levels and your behavioral responses, and identify cues you can use to get back on course. Thumbs up by CreativeLive. Learn more here:  http://shrsl.com/1f8yu  

The Productive Life by Chris Bailey

He’ll share his most insightful lessons on how to work deliberately rather than reactively, manage your energy better, avoid excessive procrastination and have more time to do what you find meaningful in life. Learn how to: Slow down and work more deliberately. Shrink or eliminate the unimportant from your life. Focus on your highest-leverage tasks that give you the greatest return. Schedule less time for important tasks. Distract yourself from inevitable distractions. Develop productive procrastination.​ Form good habits so your productivity is automatic. Motivate yourself by understanding why you want to get something done.

Highly Recommended by CreativeLive. Learn more here:  http://shrsl.com/1f8z7  

Ditch Your Day Job by Michele Ward

A Step-By-Step Online Course To Leaving Your Boring Day Job And Launching A Career You Love. Michele will show you how to prepare to leave your day job for a career you love. Learn how to: create a simple plan for getting your business started, establish an emergency fund, and identify your existing sources of help and support. Michelle will take the mystery out of starting your own small business and help you zero in on the details that will make it happen. You’ll develop a savings plan that will give you a good buffer before making the leap and get tips on exactly what it takes to make your new endeavor profitable. Highly recommended by CreativeLive. Learn more here:  http://shrsl.com/1f8zc  

Master Your People Skills by Vanessa Van Edwards

Learn how to inspire, influence, and engage people in this life-changing program with Vanessa Van Edwards.  If you want to succeed in business, life, and love you need to master the science of interpersonal intelligence. Master Your People Skills will show you how to effectively communicate with partners, clients, and colleagues so you can flourish in all aspects of your life. Vanessa will teach you the communication methods and relationship-building strategies that will transform your interactions. You will learn how to increase your likability, deal with difficult people, be a master conversationalist, and quickly identify personality types.

Learn more here:  http://shrsl.com/2050i

 

The Art of Meeting and Greeting People by Daniel Post Senning

Always know what to say and do when meeting someone for the first time. This course tackles the ins and outs of introductions, first impressions, and initial conversations, so you can walk into potentially difficult situations feeling confident, knowing how to act and never at a loss for words. You’ll learn how to: Introduce yourself and others gracefully, extend and build on introductions, know what to say and what not to say in conversations, listen to people so they know they’re being heard, shake hands properly in the era of hugs and fist bumps, handle a situation where you don’t know or forget someone’s name, and discuss personal topics that require the most care and tact. Thumbs up by CreativeLive. Learn more here:   http://shrsl.com/1f8zg  

Overcome Fear to Get What You Want by Noah Kagan

Fear of failure, fear of success, fear of what you don’t know: these potential threats to your status quo can cripple your confidence and make you avoid the unknown. In order to realize your dreams, you must first learn how to confront your fears. Join prolific entrepreneur Noah Kagan,  for a workshop on moving past fear to get what you really want. Noah will teach you how to see what is holding you back, explain how fear manifests physically and psychologically, and reveal his own battles with fear. Whether you want to start your a business, take your relationship to the next level, or go skydiving, this course will help you identify the steps you need to take to break through what you’re afraid of. Highly recommended by CreativeLive. Learn more here:  

 http://shrsl.com/1f8zi  

Build Your Network and Dream Career by J. Kelly Hoey

A strong network is one of our most important career and business assets. And yet, most of us relegate networking to the bottom of our to-do list. If you want to pursue your dream career, networking must become a priority. But how do you know where to begin? How do you build strong relationships in an authentic way? And how do you get over your deep-seated fear of putting yourself out there? You’ll learn how to build your network and reach out to people with confidence, know what you want and where you’re going, map out your linear or nonlinear journey, navigate career crossroads and passionately pursue uncharted path, find high-quality connections in every aspect of your life.  Highly recommended by CreativeLive. Learn more here:

  http://shrsl.com/1f8zn  

Embrace the Ugly: How to Break Through What's Holding You Back in Business by Kim Werker

You’ll learn about the concept of Mighty Ugly, a framework that celebrates the benefits of failure. Through interactive lessons, Kim will help you identify and embrace the ugly parts of your business – you’ll get help addressing what holds you back so you can shift “the problem”, and resolve it. You’ll learn tools that will help you: overcome self-doubt as an entrepreneur, abolish professional perfectionism, dismiss your fear of failure, eliminate irksome business blocks, and conquer procrastination. Kim will teach you exercises that will keep you creative even as you struggle with balancing your books, promoting your work, managing social media, or whatever else holds you back. Thumbs up by CreativeLive. Learn more here:  http://shrsl.com/1f8zq  

Improve Your Presentations with Improv Thinking
by Kimberly Maclean, Sammy Wegent

Learn How To Infuse Your Public Speaking With Fun, Humor And Confidence. Not only can you learn to be a confident, effective and relaxed public speaker, you can even have fun in the process. This course uses improvisational thinking to give you the tools to not only be a great speaker, but also a better leader, team player, listener, storyteller and more authentic version of yourself. You'll learn: ​get over your fear of public speaking and build confidence, do physical and linguistic exercises to loosen you up, create structure for your presentations.​ Highly recommended by CreativeLive. Learn more here:  http://shrsl.com/1f8zr  

Lead and Attend Effective Meetings by Jason Womack

This course will help you improve your meetings with colleagues, clients and vendors so they’re more productive, pleasant and efficient. You’ll get tips on how to plan, attend and facilitate meetings—both in your professional and personal lives—so that you can optimize all of your conversations and accomplish your goals. You’ll learn to: understand what a meeting is and the difference between formal and informal meetings, create checklists for all phases of meetings, prepare for all types of meetings, uncover the power of follow-up meetings. Big thumbs up by CreativeLive. Learn more here:  http://shrsl.com/1f8zu  

Building  Your Authority Platform by Beate Chaelette 

You will learn strategies for growing your reputation and influence within your sphere of expertise. You’ll learn how to: create and tell your personal brand story, find the perfect platforms to connect with your ideal audience, share the right amount of information on social and through whitepapers, get and leverage social proof through referrals and testimonials. It's a challenge at any stage of your business to balance doing the work itself with building influence and attracting new customers and clients. In this class, you’ll learn practical ways to share your insights effectively without wasting valuable time. Big thumbs up by CreativeLive. Learn more here:  http://shrsl.com/1f900   

Be Bold, Resilient and Better Than Ever by Tabatha Coffey

Coffey will explore what it means to be honest with yourself and others, and the importance of understanding how we perceive ourselves as well as how everyone else sees us. She’ll help participants identify their goals, face their fears and build the resiliency needed to overcome adversity in our lives. You’ll learn how to: figure out who you really are and how you present yourself to the world, own your attitude and live it, identify your fears and what’s holding you back, learn from your failures and mistakes, deal with adversity and unwanted change, and avoid settling and always push forward. Highly recommended by CreativeLive. Learn more here:  http://shrsl.com/1f901  

The Power of Body Language by Vanessa Van Edwards

How strong is your first impression? In this course, body language expert Vanessa Van Edwards explains how to use non-verbal communication to become the most memorable person in any room. Vanessa will show you how to: read people by gauging their visual cues, use body language to your advantage in meetings, how to tell if people are lying, voice modulation so you can impress clients in phone conversations and "statement analysis" to help you write powerful emails, website copy, and business cards. This course will positively affect every part of your professional life. Very highly recommended by CreativeLive. Learn more here:       http://shrsl.com/1f905   

Stop Making Excuses by Gary John Bishop

Are you tired of running into the same problems over and over again? People tend to find themselves in the same predicaments over and over, making the same excuses about why they’re not seeing positive changes in their lives. Gary John Bishop gives you the tools and advice you need to break this cycle and become a truly better version of yourself. It isn't other people that are standing in your way, it isn't even your circumstances that are blocking your ability to thrive, it's yourself. And only you have the ability to overcome these obstacles. Get out of your head and into your life. Gary shows you how. Highly recommended by CreativeLive. Learn more here:     http://shrsl.com/1f908   

Heroic Public Speaking by Michael Port and Amy Port

A memorable speaking engagement can transform a career – learn how to tell stories that stir up emotion and move listeners to the edge of their seats. In this class, Michael and Amy will help you craft a presentation that feels like a performance instead of speech. You’ll learn techniques for structuring a compelling presentation with tips on incorporating cliff-hangers, using humor to engage listeners, and constructing stories that tell a coherent story. You’ll also learn how the pros handle pre-show nerves and respond to the audience in real-time. Highly recommended by CreativeLive. Learn more here:    http://shrsl.com/1f90c    

Searching for the Creative Spark by Julieanne Kost and Chris Orwig

The creative spark is a powerful force, yet it doesn’t always come easily. Join Julieanne and Chris as they give insights about how to go ignite and sustain the creative spark. You’ll explore ways to get started and to keep from getting discouraged when you encounter resistance. You’ll learn how to keep the momentum of a project going and how to engage technology to take your imagination to new heights. Expand your creative potential by embracing gratitude and refreshing your tenacity, fight, and hope. You’ll be equipped with habits, strategies and best practices for making better and more creative work. Thumbs up by CreativeLive. Learn more here:    http://shrsl.com/1f90g  

The Power of Habits by Art Markman

Setting a goal is one thing, but actually doing the work to achieve that goal is a totally different endeavor. If you want to hit your targets and make lasting changes in your life, join author and psychologist Art Markman, Ph.D. This course won’t serve up superficial self-help tips; instead, you’ll dive into the latest cognitive science behind behavior change. You’ll learn how to build new, positive habits and break the cycle of existing negative ones. You’ll explore what it takes to sustain healthy habits over time and increase your chances of maintaining new habits. 

Big Thumbs up by CreativeLive. Learn more here:  http://shrsl.com/2050p

Lessons on Leadership by Peter Voogd

You know what you want: money, freedom and adventure. But sometimes it feels like you're on a treadmill-- you're working hard, but your goals don't seem any closer. You’ll learn how to: achieve clarity on what activities yield the highest results for your business, gain confidence in your decision making, knowing and trusting they are the right decisions, design a compelling future for yourself, create a circle of influence, develop a one-page game-changing productivity plan, calculate the real value of your time. Peter has used his formula for success as a serial entrepreneur in 7 different industries, trained over 4500 entrepreneurs and built an 8 million dollar sales organization. Highly recommended by CreativeLive. Learn more here:           http://shrsl.com/1f90q  

How to Break the Habit of Self Doubt by Mel Robbins
  • Use Mel Robbins’ five-second rule to stop negative thoughts and change your life for the better.

  • De-escalate anxiety and agitation.

  • Create mental scripts that help you overcome typical situations that get you into trouble and prevent you from acting.

  • Overcome your mental blocks and change the way you think about things.
    Learn more here:   http://shrsl.com/20521

 

Coach Your Team to Success! by Cory Caprista

This course deals with the coaching aspect of management, which is both the most important and most difficult to master. Taught by expert renowned coach Cory Caprista, it’s perfect for both aspiring and experienced managers and professional coaches.

In this class, you’ll learn how to:

  • Understand how people learn and teach them new skills.

  • Help people break negative patterns and spark real change.

  • Figure out how to adjust your style for different personality types.

  • Coach constructively rather than just give advice.

  • Problem solve issues without getting overwhelmed.

Learn more here:   http://shrsl.com/2050n

How to Hire, Train and Manage a Rockstar Growth Team for Your Business by Ryan Deiss

This course will take you through the step-by-step process of building a growth team, including how to establish an organizational structure, identify metrics and KPIs, and create meeting agendas. For companies wanting to take their business to the next level, this course is a must.

In this class, you'll learn how to:

  • Identify the four roles and eight critical skills that define the modern growth team.

  • Audit your existing team and fill in the gaps.

  • Structure your team to maximize communication and accountability.

  • Prioritize growth ideas and align your team to the same strategic goal.

  • Develop the structure of growth meetings and decide on their frequency and who should be in attendance.

  • Launch a growth team in both new and legacy businesses.

  • Eliminate the conflict that's inherent between sales and marketing teams.

  • Improve internal communication.

  • Identify the metrics and KPIs that actually matter.
    Learn more here:   http://shrsl.com/2052a

 

Get Start With Slack. Simplify Your Communications and Be More Productive by Ari Meisel

If you want to dig your employees out of their overflowing inboxes, get rid of ineffective and obsolete tools, and find your company’s ideal mode of communication, Slack is the answer for you. Slack has become the go-to mode of messaging for both established businesses and up-and-coming startups, offering incredible features that companies can no longer do without.

  • Set up Slack and its channels and onboard your team members.

  • Utilize Slack integrations, bots and apps to boost productivity and simplify your workday.

  • Understand best practices and hidden features.

  • Integrate project management tools into the Slack environment.

  • Use Slack’s powerful search engine and share files and code.

  • Promote company unity and culture with fun and personal channels.
    Learn more here:  http://shrsl.com/204zy

 

How to Give Impactful Feedback! by Cory Caprista

Help Your Employees Learn From Their Mistakes And Capitalize On Their Successes

As a manager, one of the most important things you do is give feedback to your team members. It’s hands-down the best way to ensure they can learn, grow and thrive in their professional career. But giving good feedback is no easy task. It can be uncomfortable when there’s an issue of concern, and it’s difficult to strike the right balance between positive encouragement and constructive critique. This course will guide you through the difficult terrain of giving and getting feedback so you can build a positive team culture that emphasizes improvement, learning and progress. In this class, you’ll learn how to:

  • Get over your fear of not knowing how to do feedback right.

  • Be comfortable giving and getting feedback.

  • Avoid burying your feedback under a mountain of compliments, kindness and sugar and instead let your message come out loud and clear.

  • Refrain from being too blunt and emotionally disconnected, and avoid doing unnecessary harm to the receiver.

Learn more here:  http://shrsl.com/2050d

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