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09th Jun 2017

Three ways to help bag that promotion you’re after

Are you the best thing since sliced bread?

Katie Mythen-Lynch

When Otto Frederick Roewedder set out to invent a machine that sliced bread in 1912, nobody took a blind bit of notice.


It wasn’t until 15 years later, when the first pre-sliced loaf hit the shelves in 1928, that the public realised they couldn’t live without his invention. By 1933, a whopping 80% of all bread made by American bakeries was pre-sliced using Rohwedder’s machine.

So how does this story relate to you? Well, if you have an idea that could (literally) be the best thing since sliced bread, or even a smaller suggestion that might be appreciated at work, then finding the confidence and the skill to share it at the right time, with the right people, could be key to its (and your) success.

These three videos only take minutes to watch, but what you take away from them and how you apply it to your own situation could change your life. Go get ’em tiger!

1 Why your idea matters

Marketing guru Seth Godin spells out why, when it comes to capturing attention, bizarre ideas are often more successful than boring ones.

2 How to fake confidence while you get your point across

Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how “power posing” — standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident — can impact our chances of success.

3 Ideas: where to find them and how to develop them 

Designer David Kelley believes that creativity is not the domain of only a chosen few. Telling stories from his legendary career and his own life, he offers ways to build the confidence to create…