Best Free Personal Development Courses

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7 Scientifically Proven Steps to Increase Your Influence

Learn the science of charisma. Increase your impact, influence and income using 7 science based steps.

Created by Vanessa Van Edwards - Author and Behavioral Investigator

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Students: 281609, Price: Free

I'm going to help you increase your influence. This is a completely new way to think about how you interact with people and the impact you have on those around you.

And you can learn this method in seven basic steps.

Whether you are in the business world, dating situations or the social scene you have to master the impact you have on the world.

My goal is to you make you more memorable, influential and charismatic.

Our Approach:

My teaching method can be summed up in three bullets:

  • Heavily Science Based
  • Entertainment + Education = Edutainment (I love to make up words)
  • Tactical and Actionable

I take a science based approach to influence. These aren't tricks or gimmicks. They are steps based on years of research out of academic institutions and peer-reviewed journals.

Although I have a lot of science, I have a cheeky sense of humor. So I promise, the course will surprise and entertain you.

I kept this course concise, compact and actionable because you're busy and you want change NOW! I got you.

The Seven Steps of Influence:

  1. Turn People On
  2. Be Emotionally Horny
  3. Let's Get Physical
  4. Once Upon a Time...
  5. Get Naked
  6. Favor Me?
  7. Get Contagious

I mean, come on...with titles like that how could you not take this course?

How This Course Will Change Your Life:

When you walk into a room, people will remember you.

When you introduce yourself, people will want to know your name.

When you meet someone, they will want to do business with you.

Let's Banish:

  • Awkward Moments
  • Not Feeling Worthy
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Dreading Events
  • Being Boring

What People Are Saying About Us:

"This is one of the most exciting courses I have taken on Udemy! I love Vanessa's style and energy."

--Tara Zweibeck

"There are no scenarios in which Vanessa's courses are not helpful. Her teaching is dynamic, engaging and informative. She is clearly passionate about her field and that enthusiasm is infectious. I'm hooked!"

--Jennifer Gentile

"I feel like I have a super power after taking Vanessa's course. Her blend of science and self-help is fricking brilliant. Thank god I found her work."

--Dave Halpreen

A Mini Course on Time Management

7 steps you can use immediately to become more productive and master time management

Created by Brandon Hakim - Founder of InsiderSchool

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Students: 205729, Price: Free

QUESTION: What If You Could Get Twice As Much Done Tomorrow As You Have Any Day This Year?

Six years ago, I was sitting in the passenger seat of a car with my friend.

My friend turns to me and says "It's incredible how much I've gotten done in this year! So much has changed."

And all I could do is smile. Because for me, almost nothing had changed.

The truth is that we all want to use your time well. But in order to do so, you need to know certain principles you'll never learn in school.

I didn't want to face another year where nothing changed. That's why I went after the answers. And it's also why I made this course.

Inside, I'm going to share with you 7 specific steps you can take today to become more productive, taken from my course How To Double Your Productivity By Tomorrow Morning. If you take these ideas and apply them, I think you'll become more productive than you ever have before.

Here's a sample of what you'll learn inside:

  • These two words from a 2,000 year old book completely changed how I look at Time Management. Here's what they are, and how to use them [Lecture 2]

  • The "Time Management Trap" - If you don't know what it is, chances are you're making it [Lecture 3]

  • What to do every morning to skyrocket your productivity [Lecture 4]

  • How you can do 3 hours of work in 1 hour [Lecture 5]

  • How to always know what to work on [Lecture 6]

  • Why you need to make these 3 plans to manage your time well [Lecture 7]

  • The 80/20 Rule no one talks about and is more important to productivity [Lecture 8]

  • My Time Management Worksheets - I'll give them to you so you can use them now [Lectures 9 & 10]

  • Why achieving your goals is like filling a water bucket [Lecture 11]

And more...

To start the course, just click the "Start Learning Now" button. It's short, and free...

See you inside,

Brandon

Job Interview Skills Training Course

Land that dream job by dazzling during your interview

Created by TeachUcomp, Inc. - Quality Software Training

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Students: 160218, Price: Free

Master your interviewing skills with this comprehensive course from TeachUcomp, Inc. Mastering Your Interview Made Easy features 33 video lessons. Watch, listen and learn as your expert instructor guides you
through each lesson step-by-step. During this media-rich learning experience, you will see each lesson just as if your instructor were there with you. You will learn what to do before your interview is scheduled, specific interviewing techniques such as mirroring and body language and you will have the opportunity
to practice the most common interview questions and much more. Whether you are completely new to the job market, re-entering the workforce or looking to advance your career, this course will empower you with the knowledge and skills necessary to dazzle during your next interview. We have incorporated years of
classroom training experience and teaching techniques to develop an easy-to-use course that you can customize to meet your personal learning needs. 

How to Use SMART Goals: Achieve More in Less Time

Use a proven goal setting strategy to increase your productivity, leadership and management skills. Achieve more today.

Created by Richard Feenstra - Over 150,000 students

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Students: 145601, Price: Free

*** Download the Free SMART Goals Workbook provided in external resources. *** 

***All lectures are downloadable***

*** Course now with closed captions/subtitles in English (Thanks Udemy!) ***

This course will teach you how to achieve more in less time. By learning how to use SMART Goals you will gain a concise, structured method to help keep you motivated and on track. In the course, I will take you through how to ensure that your goals are;

  1. Specific
  2. Measurable
  3. Actionable
  4. Relevant
  5. Time Bound

In addition, throughout the course I provide a practical way for you to relate the SMART technique to your current goals as well as demonstrate my personal system for keeping on top of my goals. I also cover some of the most common errors people make when establishing their goals and I provide a bonus lecture on time management. Last, at the end of the course I give you the opportunity to answer a question to win a free course on the science behind productivity.

Topics in the course include, but are not limited to;

  • The difference between a vision, goal or resolution.
  • When setting specific goals can be a bad thing.
  • Why I use Actionable instead of Achievable.
  • The importance of Action/Feedback loops.
  • How to juggle multiple goals at the same time.

This is now my 6th course on Udemy, so when you enroll you also get access to my announcements that include free tips, hacks and techniques on productivity, innovation, motivation and problem-solving. As a dedicated instructor with a PhD in educational psychology, I will share the latest research with you to keep you a step ahead and motivated to achieve more.

My course is designed for leaders, entrepreneurs, innovators and anyone that wants to achieve more in less time. If this sounds like you, enroll right now. Life is short, and I guarantee that even if you are familiar with the SMART method, you will learn something new in this course. If not, send me a message and I will make it right.

Meet your brain: a short introduction to neuroscience

Psychology and science. Discover how 4 brainstructures control our emotions and decisions

Created by Gregory Caremans - Brain Academy - Neurocognitive and Behavioral Expert

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Students: 122536, Price: Free

FREE... ( for now)

Over 45.000 students enrolled. Raving reviews.

"...Thank you for the awesome FREE course, it is outstanding!"

"... a brilliant intro to neuroscience..."

"... a wealth of information, good solid course to have."

"... I never looked at my brain from this perspective"

Yes, you just found the number 1 free personal development course on Udemy (out of over 280). Well done!

So what makes this one so special?

You probably heard about the 'right brain - left brain' theory. Well, forget everything about it. It's just not true. Recent studies show reality is far more complex and nuanced than that.

The NBA (or Neurocognitive and Behavioral Approach) is a fascinating, innovative and multi-disciplinary approach born out of 25 years of scientific research. Discover how 4 brain structures are responsible for all of our decisions and internal conflicts.

Once you learn to recognize what part of your brain is active, you start looking at the world from a totally different point of view. A lot of things start to make sense.

What to expect...

This high quality course will walk you through the different brain structures, breaking down complex theories into easy to digest chunks of information. The narrative style is humorous, without overdoing it, as not to overshadow the fascinating content being conveyed. The course is well paced, with closed captions (subtitles) enabled for greater ease.

It's really a no-brainer to follow this course. Or as several students stated (scroll down and check the reviews below): "... Everybody should take this..."

This course is an introduction to the NBA. For a more advanced course, please check 'Master your brain', 'The Science of Leadership' or 'Neuroscience for Parents' available here on Udemy.

Presentation Skills Secrets:Delivering the Talk of Your Life

Learn from a TED and TEDx Speaker the Secrets of Talk Development and Storytelling to Transform Your Communications.

Created by Steve Garguilo - Instigator and Coach

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Students: 88411, Price: Free

Ever wonder how people who give TED Talks put together such compelling, resonant presentations? This course will guide you through a journey to help you put together an incredible talk. The seven step "Journey of Talk Development" is something that you'll be able to use for every communication you deliver for the rest of your life to ensure that you're incredibly effective.

This course is structured to be highly interactive so you can actually work on your talk or your communication as you take the course. In addition to the video lectures, I have designed a series of PDF worksheets to help guide you, and have complemented that with the best of the best resources from other experts and elsewhere online.

At the end of this course, you will have an easy-to-understand toolkit at your disposal to use for every communication you put together, and you'll be ready for the TED stage to deliver your idea to the world.

Hyperthinking: improve your day to day learning & creativity

Train your mind for success with the right thinking tools and habits!

Created by Digital Masterclass - Online Series - 

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Students: 85385, Price: Free

The world is changing fast and just catching up isn’t enough to succeed.

Successful people know how to stay ahead of changing circumstances. With the right thinking tools, you can adopt that mindset too!

HyperThinking helps you manage different challenges: from appreciating contradictory perspectives to managing conflicts, fromincreasing the quality of meetings to understanding your clients and co-workers. At the same time it supports your own learning process and increases your creative potential.

Regular use of HyperThinking tools equips you for working in and taking advantage of our new environment where change is the only constant and where ideas materialize at digital speed.

This is the first course in the ZN Digital Masterclass online series. These courses will provide you with both the theory and practical tools for strategic digital consulting.

About Phil:

About Phil Weiss, author of HyperThinking:

Phil Weiss is Chairman and owner of ZN, a leading digital consultancy.

While studying Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Oxford, he launched two college magazines, started the first student radio station on a full FM licence in the UK, and received the Young Achievers Award from HM the Queen. In Brussels he set up ZN, working with companies, political institutions – like the European Commission and Parliament – and other organizations on how to transform their communications by integrating a digital approach and tapping into the power of the Internet.

He works with such household names as Toyota, Microsoft, Sony, Sanofi Pasteur, UCB and many other industry associations. He developed the HyperThinking model to enable the ZN team and their clients manage rapid change and innovation, and to adapt their strategies and structures to the age of networks. In 2010, Phil co-founded TEDxBrussels. He is now Chairman of IABC Europe (International Association of Business Communicators).

In 2012, he wrote the book "HyperThinking," defining the mindset needed to survive and thrive in the age of networks. The HyperThinking model is built upon the assumption that the most important skill required to help you and your organization grow is your mindset.

Tips to help You Live a Better Life and Achieve Success

Tips from Top instructor of over 1 Million students worldwide

Created by Edwin Diaz - Web Developer & Premium Udemy Instructor - 700,000 students

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Students: 83112, Price: Free

I have over 655,000 students here on Udemy and over 1 million all over the world. I have many online and offline successful businesses, I have cured many of my illnesses in my body. I have an extraordinary persona life, that I feel happy about.

Why am I telling you this? To boast? No, I want you to know that I have something to give you, that I have the knowledge that can help you and anybody listening to me.

I know how life works, and I can show you that you too can have a wonderful life as well, not just financially but in every area. Life is not just about money, there is a lot more to it.

Focusing on the material will give you an empty life, you need to focus on becoming more. Becoming wiser, smarter, a better friend, husband, wife, brother, son, daughter, person, etc. Focus on growing everyday, because without growth we humans tend to get depressed and angry.

I learned that we can become successful in basically anything we want, we just have to know how life works. Once we understand the game of life then we can start winning it.

Over 95% person of the world population are just living life, day to day following the same routines and expecting different results. Some people go to their job hoping to get paid more, just because in their minds they are worth more. Why not become more? Give more at your job, give me more in your relationship and all this without expecting. If you live like this, you will be amazed how much more you get.

We tend to ask more than we give, and this a formula is doomed for failure. Learn to be a giver and you will live a better life where abundance of great things never stop coming to you.

If you can take one thing away from this course and apply it, I know that it could change your life, like it has mine. Having so much success puts me in a position to give back, and this is my way of doing it.

Sincerely Edwin Diaz, your instructor and indirect brother in life :)

How to Change Your Thinking & become more Positive

Quick inspirational video tips to shift your perceptions so that you can live the life you deserve.

Created by Wolfgang Riebe - Memorable Magical Moments

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Students: 69063, Price: Free

Over 65 500 students have taken this course on Udemy!

Here are some reviews:

"His honesty is on point and his lessons are priceless. More people need to hear this before age 20!!!"

"I love the honesty and how the presenter doesn't beat around the bush."

"I really enjoyed Wolfgang Riebe's course. He has great insights, and is very honest about himself and passionate about what he shares, and down-to-earth as well as funny at times. He really cares, and it makes viewers able to relate to him. I recommend the course to anybody who wants to get a better outlook on life and see things a little more positively."

"Yes Wolfgang was true and right on how he commented about how the world is. I liked how Wolfgang also admits that somethings can frustrate him, in which he was honest. Even the quotations were right and had meaning to them. I did enjoy this course and it was my first time I discovered this man Wolfgang Riebe."

"Once the videos started, I did not think I would bond with them, but actually some of the tips are pretty good and are common sense really. The short videos on each section are digestible and you can dip in and out of them."

"I like how the speaker speaks, I mean like speaking in a very positive tone and makes u want to focus more on what is he talking and I like the quotes given for every category."

ABOUT THE COURSE

This is not so much a course, but a collection of 20 assorted YouTube videos from my channel about life. As we are all different and everyone enjoys different ways of learning I have taken 10 topics where I personally discuss various topics, followed by the remaining 10 videos with quotations to music, also on various topics.

DISCLAIMER:

This course is about MY views of life. It is a straight forward, no holds barred, authentic and down to earth. Hence I get it that not everyone will agree with my points of view.

A speaker colleague of mine once said that if 51% of people like you, you are on a winning streak. Of all the reviews - over 95% have enjoyed the course and appreciated my frankness. It's not a course for everyone! Why? I believe that with all the political correctness, greed and entitlement today, we need more people to be openly frank and call a 'spade a spade'. Sadly, not everyone likes hearing this! Remember, this is a free course no one is forcing you to watch it! All I'm doing is trying to leave a legacy and make the world a better place. I trust that those of you who decide to watch this course see and realise that I am speaking honestly from the heart and my only desire is to try and help you find meaning within this crazy world we live it.

Best Practices for Working Remotely

Join Shelley Osborne, VP of Learning, for her best tips to set yourself up for success when working from home.

Created by Shelley Osborne - Learning & Development Expert, Ed Tech Evangelist

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Students: 59686, Price: Free

NOTE: As the VP of Learning at Udemy, I originally made this course for my internal colleagues. However, given that many companies are implementing Work From Home (WFH) policies in the wake of COVID-19, I thought it would be useful to share with a wider audience. While you may hear references that are internal to Udemy, I hope you find some useful tips to use as you work from home!

Do you find yourself losing productivity when you work remotely? Do you have trouble maintaining a normal workday with all the distractions of your home? 

If so, you're not alone. Many employees find that they are not set up for success when they work from home. Working remotely is not simply working from a new location. You can't just take your laptop home and expect to work in exactly the same way as you normally do. There are many differences between an office that's built for work and a home that's typically not set up for working productively.

I had to work from home for 3 years while employed at a small startup. It was my first time doing so, and I had to quickly learn and adapt my living space so I could successfully complete my job. Over those years, I collected many tips and tricks for how to best work remotely. These are simple things that you can implement right now that will make a big difference when you work from home!

In this course, I'll cover:

  • Ways to communicate to stay accountable (and social!) with your colleagues

  • Best practices for running meetings virtually

  • Suggestions for accountability and productivity when working from home

  • Ideas for structuring and planning your day and workspace for optimal results

  • Quick tips for managers leading teams in a remote world

If you want a QUICK & EASY primer on working remotely, please join me in this course!

A Mini Course on Better Reading

Use These 5 Specific Strategies to Instantly Become A Better Reader and Read More Books Than You Ever Have Before

Created by Brandon Hakim - Founder of InsiderSchool

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Students: 59490, Price: Free

In this short 30 minute course, I'll show you 5 specific things you can do right now to read more books than you ever have before.

Because reading isn't just a nicety -- it's a must if you want to live your dreams. Yet everything we're taught in school holds us back from actually learning.

And that's why I created this course.

When I took over a failing business a few years ago, I had no mentors, no boss and no one to help me. My education from a "top 10 school" was no help either.

That's when I discovered the power of books. Every question I had, there was a book with an answer. And the better I got at reading, the more frustrated I got that we're never taught how to read the right way in school.

And that's why I decided to put together my course Become A Learning Machine: How To Read 300 Books This Year.

My goal is to share this message with as many people as possible. And that's why I've taken 5 of my favorite tips from that course and put them together for you here to go through in the next 30 minutes before you invest in the full course.

Here's what you'll learn inside:

  1. Why how we're taught to learn in school is the BIGGEST obstacle to reading a lot of books [Lecture 2]

  2. A simple mindset shift that will help you get through more books than ever before...and actually USE what you learn [Lecture 3]

  3. The obvious yet forgotten thing you NEED to do to read more books this year [Lecture 4]

  4. What you have to do as soon as you open the book to get through it quickly [Lecture 5]

  5. A simple trick that can INSTANTLY make you a faster reader [Lecture 6]

  6. Why you need to divide your reading into two separate categories to read as many books as you can [Lecture 7]

  7. Eight life-changing books you have to read [Lecture 8]

To enroll now, just click on the "Start Learning Now" button.

I'll see you inside.

-Brandon

Happiness Psychology: 5 Proven Tips

Learn About Scientific Ways to Be Happier With Theses 5 Data-Driven Psychology Principles

Created by Andrew Luttrell, Ph.D. - Social Psychologist

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Students: 55120, Price: Free

UPDATE: Now with full English subtitles!

You're about to understand the simple things that can transform your happiness and sense of well-being. For centuries, people have been trying to figure out what it takes to live the good life. It might seem like a question that will always be up for debate among philosophers, but science has some answers.

Recent research in psychology and neuroscience have uncovered reliable strategies that people can use to be happier. We know way more about who's living a satisfying life and why. I'm a social psychologist, and I've done an extensive review of these research studies to show you what works.

This course keeps things simple by highlighting 5 simple things that you can do today to increase your happiness and well-being. Everything you're about to learn comes from documented, peer-reviewed research in psychological science.

Happier people enjoy a bunch of other benefits ranging from workplace success to better social lives. So what do you have to lose? Enroll in this course now to get a quick introduction to this fascinating and valuable topic.

This course is a special selection of lectures on the psychology of happiness. For a more advanced course, please check out “Be Happier with Positive Psychology," available here on Udemy.

Introduction to Software Testing or Software QA

Learn what software testing or software qa is, how to get started and where to learn. A start of a new career.

Created by Admas Kinfu - Learn from the experienced.

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Students: 53237, Price: Free

This is a quick introduction to the field of Software Testing or Software QA. Software testing is a great field to be in. As we all know our lives are being dependent on software in every aspect. Which mean so much software is being created and which means everything that gets created must be tested. This is a good indication of software testing has amazing potential as a career. If you want a career in the software world then software testing is one of the easiest ways to get started in the field.

Manual testing and automation testing are both in high demand. This course will teach you how to get started in manual testing and automation testing as well as where to get the knowledge you need to get started.

The course will describe why QA career is such a respected and professional career. I cover what the roles and responsibilities of a software test engineer are and try to motivate you to pursue a career in this exciting field of software testing or software QA.

Learn Mindfulness Meditation for a Calmer and Clearer mind

Practical mindfulness meditation course showing the method how to increase concentration and reduce stress

Created by Per Norrgren - Director of Training and founder of inMindSight

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Students: 52647, Price: Free

Hi, I am Per Norrgren, welcome to my mindfulness course.

I first discovered mindfulness some seven years ago when attending an 8 week mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR) course — and it changed my life so much that since then teaching mindfulness is my passion and a major part of my life.

I'd love to share with you the peace and the benefits that living mindfully can bring to your life.

Whilst teaching mindfulness in the traditional group setting, I have received request to provide the course in eLearning format so even if you can not make it to a group course, you can still learn mindfulness.

To this end, I created (what I think is) probably the most comprehensive eLearning course on Mindfulness you will find. I have included all my material from the traditional course and added specific audio teachings that goes well for eLearning.

NOTE! The videos and text material is optional and there if you would like to know more.  The key is to do the audio tracks.

The key is to understand how mindfulness works, what happens in the mind and what to expect, then to experience the change under guidance for your self. This removes the mystic of the guru, stops you aimlessly wonder and ponder if you do it right and also answers the questions that inevitably pops up.

This course is unique in that it includes forty individual audio tracks (divided into 8 weekly sections) where the teachings are embedded in the meditation experience. I have included a short video for each section to give you an overview of what the session aims to achieve. Start each section by watching the video.

Each section also has a short handout based on the well-known 8-week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) programme. These are my own notes, thoughts and experiences collected over the years from books, lectures, international conferences, retreats and training courses. They are there to support you with additional information if you are keen to learn more about how it works. Note, they are from the actual 8 week MBSR course and therefore contain a weekly home work section etc.

This course is designed to make it easy to learn and to practice at the same time. Becoming mindful can be straightforward but most people find they need external guidance to practice effectively when they first start out. This programme provides everything you need to make your mindfulness journey as effortless as possible. It is structured as easy-to-follow audio tracks, each being ten minutes long. You have five audio tracks per week and I want you to listen to each track twice on the same day. Once in the morning and once in the afternoon/evening. You can of course listen more often if you would like.

The full programme is intended to run over eight weeks. This is important. You cannot rush mindfulness. The parts of the brain you are exercising and "re-wiring" are very old and science has shown that it takes daily practice to create a permanent change to your automatic reactions. You can repeat weeks if you like and take longer than eight weeks if you need to - the important thing is to keep practicing each day.

I teach from my own personal experience, sharing what I have learned and how I conquered my inner fear, anxiety, stress and burnout. What you learn on this course is permanent, grounded in real life experience and science, and it is very likely that it will change your life.

In doing this course, not only does it help my clients to deal with the stress in this moment, they are also maximising their chances of maintaining good mental health throughout their lives.

Wishing you a wonderful course

in peace

Per Norrgren
inMindSight - The Algarve Center for Mindfulness Research and Practice

7 Creative Leadership Skills that Drive Change

Build a creative environment in 7 easy steps without being the most creative person in the room.

Created by Josh Withrow - Creator of The Wise Imagination

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Students: 52594, Price: Free

Have you ever asked yourself these questions?

  • What is a good leader?
  • How do I develop great leadership qualities?
  • How do I inspire others to be more creative?

While there are numerous different answers to these questions, there is one thing that is incredibly clear:

It doesn't take a creative genius to lead people to creativity--it just takes a willingness to support your team in success.

If you want to learn how to lead people with confidence and creativty, then this class is the place to start. 

In this class you will get:

7 practical skills to building a more creative environment. Whether you are the leader of 1 or 1000, these practical steps will give you the framework for a more productive and harmonious work space.

Sometimes we expect leaders to be the most knowledgeable or most innovative people in the room; in actuality, a good leader is one that effectively creates an environment that allows people to thrive. In essence, leaders are responsible for leading his or her team members into success.

While there are any number of statistical reports, brain analyses, and business practices, I will bring you my leadership experience from one of the most unexpected places: the middle school classroom. Trust me, if I can get a room full of 12-13 year olds to be excited about learning, then I can help you!

Hear what others are saying about this class:

  • "Very good class. it takes many things we know and puts our thoughts in order and provides a new way to engage and to view creativity. This can be in the classroom or the workplace or even in our personal lives. These seven skills are universal." ~Carolee

  • "As a businessman, I enjoyed how simply I could apply his lessons to my work." ~Scott

  • "I really like the simple objectivity of how this course is organized." ~Luis

By the end of this course, I'm confident that you will have a clearer vision of how to lead your group towards creative productivity.

ENROLL TODAY--RISK FREE--BECAUSE YOU ARE BACKED BY UDEMY'S 30-DAY 100% MONEY BACK GUARANTEE.

Concentration and Focus: The Principles of Deep Work

Apply Dr. Cal Newport's Deep Work methodology to Get Stuff Done

Created by Nathan Robertson - EdTech Startup Director, Bilingual, Ex-Actor, Author

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Students: 52250, Price: Free

Everybody wants to get more done, but we go about it the wrong way.

We think getting more done requires more time. We will put in 80 hours of work a week, getting an abysmal return on investment for the last 20 - 30 hours. We can't elbow grease our way through problems by throwing time at them.

We don't need more time to work. We need to change how we work.

This class, based on Dr. Cal Newport's Deep Work principles, provides the concepts to do just that. Deep Work is all about cutting out the superfluous, unnecessary tasks in our professional and personal life. It will help you focus in on the things you do that provide the most value - to the market, and to your own life.

This is a short primer course with the videos you need to get the basics, and follow up resources if you are curious exploring this deeper.

Don't waste your life working. Work smarter, and provide more value to the world, with Deep Work.

20 Free Life Hacks to Inspire You to Excel in Business &Life

20 Free Videos to Inspire You to Live Your Life on Your Terms

Created by Chris Haroun - Award Winning MBA Professor, Venture Capitalist and Author.

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Students: 50375, Price: Free

Welcome to "20 Free Life Hacks to Inspire You to Excel in Business & Life."  This course is a collection of 20 of my favorite daily video Vlogs. Topics that we will cover include: 

Day 1: Finding Your Career Path and Happiness (What Hat Should You Wear)?

Day 2: How to Build Unstoppable Confidence

Day 3: Cut These People Off (Get Them Out of Your Life)

Day 4: Why You Need Yoda's (Mentors) to Take Your Career to the Next Level

Day 5: How to Focus Better!

Day 6: Interview Better, Sell More & Get A Promotion Faster by Being You

Day 7: How to Save $1,000,000+

Day 8: Failure Is Not Shameful Because You'll Never Make It Big Without Failing

Day 9: Goal Setting:A Simple Way to Increase the Chances of Achieving Your Goals

Day 10: How to Find Your Passion

Day 11: You Are 26 Years Younger Than You Think + 16 Other Positive Things!

Day 12: Visualize Your Goal, Vocalize It & Set A Deadline (Right Now).

Day 13: How to Meet Any CEO You Want! JACKPOT For Your Career!

Day 14: Quit Your Job & Start Your Own Company. (I Want To Help You Do This)!

Day 15: Get Into Your Natural High Zone to Boost Your Productivity

Day 16: Write A Book The Easy Way & Watch Your Career Take Off!

Day 17: Why Skeptics Can Be Great For Your Career & Business!

Day 18: How to Get Into Your Genius Zone So You'llBe More Productive & Love Work

Day 19: Why Frustration With Your Job is a Good Thing

Day 20: Liberating Your Fear of Failure

Thanks!
Chris

Transform your life with NLP!

You have all of the resources you need within you.

Created by Jeremiah Rangel - Certified NLP & Hypnosis Trainer | Awakened Oneness Trainer

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Students: 47536, Price: Free

The introduction to Neuro-Linguistic Psychology (NLP) may positively change your life!

In this course, you will be introduced to cutting-edge techniques that have been liberating people from anxiety, phobias, traumas, PTSD, old baggage and limiting unwanted beliefs (just to name a few) for over four decades. From the convenience of your personal computer, smart phone or tablet, witness a live seminar that explains all about one of the greatest discoveries human kind has ever made about itself. Not only will you learn why NLP is a pivotal part to your personal growth and transformation, you get to see it in action through two live demonstrations.

This could be exactly what you have been waiting to learn.

English Speaking Course for Beginners

Learn Basic English Conversation Phrases through Listening and Repeating after an American Native English Speaker!

Created by Joyce Thompson - English teacher

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Students: 46923, Price: Free

You will learn basic English conversation phrases in 6 different topic areas: Greetings, Personal Information, Family, School, Shopping and Travel.  A great way to remember new phrases and improve your pronunciation is to listen and repeat after a native English speaker.

I have an MA in Teaching and over 15 years teaching English as a second language to students from around the world.  I currently teach English to international students in California, USA.  I'm so honored to be able to use technology to help students meet their language learning goals.  I look forward to teaching you and getting to know you better! 

Persuasion Psychology: 5 Proven Tips

Discover the Science of Persuasion and Use Psychology to Persuade and Influence with Persuasive Words

Created by Andrew Luttrell, Ph.D. - Social Psychologist

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Students: 46917, Price: Free

Every day, we're bombarded by attempts at persuasion. Television commercials, websites, billboards, political campaigns, and even our friends and families when they ask us to help them. The power of persuasion is clear.

But how does persuasion work? What are the keys to successful persuasion and influence? The psychology of persuasion has some answers.

This course is meant to get you started by showing you 5 proven persuasion strategies. These insights come from real published research in the field of social psychology. You'll see how lots of careful experiments show us how persuasion can be most effective.

If you're interested in persuading people, what are you waiting for? Consider the following scenarios. All of them illustrate the value of understanding persuasion and influence:

  • You work for a charity and are trying to collect donations
  • You manage a team of people and need them to cooperate
  • You have a product to sell and need the world to see its value
  • You have an issue you're passionate about and want to convince people of its importance
  • You are moving to a new house and need to convince your friend to help you
  • You are trying to collect signatures on a petition
  • You need to find the persuasive language or persuasive argument to make your point

See how all of these scenarios require you to persuade and influence other people? They would be so much easier if you just knew the persuasive words to use. The videos in this course will get you started!

I'm a social psychologist, and I do research every day on topics of persuasion and influence. I've taught psychology to many students--both online and in the classroom. Now it's your turn!

A Mini Course on Achieving Your Dreams

Use specific strategies from the world's smartest people to make measurable progress toward your goals

Created by Brandon Hakim - Founder of InsiderSchool

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Students: 45162, Price: Free

QUESTION: Are You Closer To Living Your Dream Than You Were One Year Ago?

We all claim we want to be successful.

But then weeks, months, even years go by, and we have nothing to show for it.

It DOESN'T have to be that way.

Because if you apply certain principles -- the same principles some of the world's smartest people have used -- you can achieve almost anything you want.

In this course, I'm going to share with you 8 ideas on achieving your dreams from some of those people, taken from my course 27 Life-Changing Lessons From The World's Smartest People. If you take these ideas and apply them, I think you'll make more progress toward your goals this year than you have ever before.

Here's what you'll learn inside:

  • The difference between a goal and a purpose (and why the key to doing something BIG is having a purpose) [Lecture 2]
  • Why most people never get what they want...and how changing how you think can prevent the same thing from happening to you [Lecture 3]
  • What a single line in the bible can teach you about getting everything you want [Lecture 4]
  • How to "Go Inside" and find out what to do next to make massive progress [Lecture 5]
  • Why you should use the "dark emotions" to drive you to success [Lecture 6]
  • How to make achieving your goals automatic [Lecture 7]
  • What you NEED to remember to take loads of pressure "off your back" and enjoy the journey [Lecture 8]
  • And...how to use everything we've talked about STEP BY STEP to start making measurable progress toward your goals

To start learning now, just click the "Start Learning Now" button.

See you inside,

Brandon

Camera Confidence Mini-Course: Be Better On Camera

The quick-start guide to being more confident on camera for TV, YouTube, online teachers, spokespeople, and more!

Created by Phil Ebiner - Top-Rated Instructor, 2 Million+ Students

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Students: 38807, Price: Free

Be better on camera with more confidence, authority, and comfort!

Do you get nervous when speaking on camera?

Do you wish you felt more confident and had a better on camera presence?

Are you trying to be on television, a YouTube vlogger, or an online teacher?

Do you have to be on camera for an interview, and need quick media training?

If you answered yes to any of those questions, this is the perfect course for you. This mini-course will help you feel more confident, speak more clearly, and have an overall better on camera presence no matter what kind of video you are a part of.

Learn from a television professional!

Christian Hartnett is a mutimedia journalist with over a decade of on camera experience. He has a bachelor of arts in broadcast journalism and was recently the youngest field reporter for CBS San Francisco. He's learned many tips and tricks over the years that have helped him be successful. He's also made a lot of mistakes and struggled to be confident on camera, just like you.

Course Overview:

Enjoy this free course, the first section and a few other great lessons from the full Camera Confidence Media Training course right here on Udemy. Get started with some basic techniques that will get you more comfortable right away. If you enjoy this free course, check out the full Camera Confidence course! It expands on the content of this free course with hours more content!

Enroll now to be better on camera!

Increase your confidence for your next video, television appearance, YouTube vlog, or online course.

Cheers,

Phil & Christian

Starting to write

Be a more creative you. Take small steps and start writing today.

Created by Louise Tondeur - Writer and teacher

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Students: 38298, Price: Free

This beginners course in Creative Writing will teach you that you don't need to have a 'big idea' to start writing, and will give you proven strategies and practical techniques so that you can start writing straight away. You'll create word sketches and sense impressions, and take your writing out with you so you can write on location. You'll learn the secrets that all practising writers know, and why you should try to make your first drafts as imperfect as possible. I'll also give you some next steps so you can take things further when you're ready. 

Isha Kriya: A Powerful Meditation for Self Transformation

12-min Powerful Meditation Guided by a Mystic|Meditation for Wellbeing, Peace, Prosperity, Health & Stress Management

Created by Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev - Yogi, Mystic, Visionary, Spiritual Guide

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Students: 37534, Price: Free

Isha kriya is a powerful meditation and a spiritual process for everyday practice, designed by world-renowned Indian Mystic,  Realized Master and Yogi; Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, whose incomparable wisdom and insight has guided tens of millions of people entangled in the ups and downs of life.

The Isha Kriya Meditation is a simple and powerful tool and part of a movement to offer at least one drop of spirituality to everyone on the planet. The word “kriya” means “internal action,” while “Isha” refers to that which is the source of creation. The purpose of Isha Kriya is to help you get in touch with the very source of your existence and to create life according to your own vision and ambition.

(Kriya yoga Meditation is an ancient practice of yoga to reorganize energies lying dormant in the human system and provide mastery over the very life process.)

Through the Isha Kriya guided meditation, the possibilities of a spiritual process, which were once available only to yogis and ascetics, are now being offered to every human being in the comfort of their own home.

    

Benefits Of  Isha Kriya Meditation:

 

The Isha Kriya Meditation integrates the process of breathing, the thought process and your awareness into one dynamic spiritual process, regular practice of which will:

  • Significantly reduce Stress and Anxiety: the by-products of living in the world today.

  • Ease any suffering you might be undergoing: Physical or mental

  • Aid in improvement in health and a wide variety of health conditions

  • Help Manage stress, anxiety, depression

  • Empower you to handle unpleasant situations around yourself.

  • Helps increase happiness and gratitude.

  • Replace constricted belief systems that you may have with an experiential and more powerful way of being.   

  • Bring you more balance and dynamism in day to day life.   

  • Help you cope with the hectic pace of modern life.

  • And Much Much more....


Precisely the reason why it has been trusted and regularly practiced by over a million followers worldwide.
It Works wonders!!! And all that's required is a little commitment.

Contents and Overview:

As you move through this course, you’ll learn the distinct separation between what is “You” and what is your body-mind combination.   You’ll realize that you are separate from your physical body and your thought process.   

Becoming less and less identified with your body and mind through the practice, unhooks you from any suffering that life throws at you. As, all suffering is either of the body (physical suffering) or that of the mind (mental suffering), not otherwise.

 

Once you are mentally geared, Sadhguru will guide you through a simple meditation which will deepen your awareness of your breath: not as the ‘air’ that moves in and out of the body but as the 'Koorma Nadi', or the very thread that ties you and your body, together.

 

With increase in awareness, you will be much more capable to handle the process of life - the ups, the downs and the in-betweens.   In addition to Yogic Philosophy, you will receive the simple 12 minute tool that can be practiced anywhere, anytime. You can even download the kriya and share with friends, family and as many as you like. In fact you are encouraged to do so.

 

All the benefits like increased clarity and awareness, reduction in stress, anxiety and anger levels, sense of joy and wellbeing; are really just the fringe benefits of the course.

What exactly does this Meditation do?

  • Sadhguru: "This  kriya will create a  certain space between you and your body, between  you and your mind. If  at all there is any struggle in your life, it is  because you identify  yourself with these limited aspects of yourself.

    All the  suffering you  go through is manufactured in your mind. If you distance  yourself from  the mind, this is the end  of suffering.

    If  you meditate every day, a day will come when you open your  eyes, and  you can still experience that the mind is there and you are  here. This  is the end of suffering. When you are no longer identified  with your  body and mind, you will be in touch with the source of  creation within  you. Once this happens, Grace happens.

    That  means your whole karmic bag – your past or unconscious  mind – has been  kept aside. It cannot have any influence over you. Once  the past has no  influence over you, life becomes a huge potential.

    Every  breath becomes such a tremendous possibility in your  life, because the  past is not playing any role in your existence here  now. If you sit  here, you are absolute life. Life becomes effortless." 

We invite you to Make use of this offering to Take the first step of your Spiritual Journey under a Realized Master in commune with the divine, something that only a rare few have the privilege of.

Pranams

Conquering the Fear of Public Speaking

Get over the fear of public speaking by learning the techniques elaborated in this course.

Created by Joseph Prabhakar - CEO, Power Communication Corp

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Students: 35887, Price: Free

Fellow Speaker,

This course is meant to teach one thing - and one thing alone. How to get over the fear of speaking in public! How to handle the anxiety that comes over when you approach the stage or stand in front of an audience. That's it.

This is a focused exposition on the various techniques one can adopt to deal with stage fear effectively. This course will not deal with, cover or elaborate on any other technique or aspect of public speaking.

The Fear of Public Speaking is real. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced speaker. Whether you have done it once or a hundred times. While the fear and anxiety never goes away, it is possible to manage the fear and reduce how long it impacts your speech.

The fear can manifest itself before getting onstage, while on stage and even during the speech. So what you need is a variety of different techniques to handle the fear at different points in the speaking experience. Techniques that will come in handy at the right times. Techniques that are simple and practical.

With conscious and constant practice, it is possible to overcome the fear of public speaking. It is possible to go from a mediocre speaker to an awesome speaker in a short amount of time. Like anything else, focused practice is at the heart of success.

I wish you good luck in your journey to become a great speaker!!!

All the very best!!!

Joseph

Feedback is Fuel

Become better at giving and receiving feedback in the workplace

Created by Shelley Osborne - Learning & Development Expert, Ed Tech Evangelist

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Students: 34026, Price: Free

Have you ever been part of a feedback conversation that didn’t go very well? One that didn’t seem to have a purpose or plan? One that seemed grounded in critique instead of growth?

Yeah? Me too. The ability to give and receive feedback in an impactful, respectful, and truly helpful way is so important to being successful in our jobs, yet many people struggle with this fundamental skill.  Many people find it so difficult to give feedback that they avoid it entirely, and they are terrified of receiving feedback.  When feedback is avoided, however, bad behaviors are never corrected, workplace resentments grow, and people are left to wonder whether they’re doing a great job or a terrible job.

In this course, the Udemy L&D team shares some top tips on how to improve your experience with feedback, both giving it and receiving it!

In “Feedback is Fuel” you will:

  • Establish a framework for giving all kinds of feedback (SBI Model)

  • Identify WHERE, WHEN and HOW to give feedback

  • Develop a growth mindset associated with giving and receiving feedback

  • Reduce the fear and anxiety associated with giving and receiving feedback

In this course you will not only learn a framework for giving impactful affirmative and constructive feedback that people at all levels can use, you will practice having feedback conversations with real workplace scenarios and learn practical tips on how to receive feedback.  I'm thrilled to invite you to be a part of this engaging online training!

“Another” 20 Free Life Hacks to Inspire You to Excel in Life

Another 20 Free Videos to Inspire You to Live Your Life on Your Terms

Created by Chris Haroun - Award Winning MBA Professor, Venture Capitalist and Author.

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Students: 33794, Price: Free

Welcome to "Another 20 Free Life Hacks to Inspire You to Excel in Life."  This course is a collection of 20 more of my favorite daily video Vlogs. Topics that we will cover include: 

Day 1: When Should You Start Your Company

Day 2: Don't Let Anyone Tell You How to Live Your Life

Day 3: Learn What Not to Do When You Work for Other People

Day 4: How to Burn Calories While You Work!

Day 5: Run to Your Fears (Because Your Competition Won’t)

Day 6: 1 Random Act of Kindness Daily Changes EVERYTHING In Your Life

Day 7: Goal Setting Advice From Derek Jeter And Tony Robbins That Changed My Life

Day 8: Unjustified Criticism is a Disguised Complement (Your Perception Becomes Reality)

Day 9: All You Need is What You Have

Day 10: Change Your Life By Changing Your Environment

Day 11: How to Accomplish Much More Every Day (A Simple Productivity Hack That Works)

Day 12: 10 Simple Excel Tricks To Make You Much More Productive (And It’s Fun Too!)

Day 13: How to Increase Your Net Worth by $31,997,856 By Making 5 Simple Spending Habit

Day 14: The World's Six Best Doctors (Great Advice from Steve Jobs)

Day 15: The Frustration of Working For Someone Else Can Lead to Wonderful Things

Day 16: Do This Before Your Next Meeting

Day 17: 3 Killer Management Tips From Amazon’s Jeff Bezos

Day 18: How To Manage A Brand-New Hire (Especially A New Employee That Has Never Worked)

Day 19: How to Avoid Getting Fired

Day 20: Why Sports Is The Best Topic To Discuss In All Business Meetings

Thanks!
Chris

Help your child to read and write

Sounds-Write Phonics Program, Initial Code, Units 1-7

Created by John Walker - Sounds-Write literacy

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Students: 33787, Price: Free

This course introduces you to the Sounds-Write phonics program, and gives you the knowledge, resources and activities you need to help your child to start learning to read and write. 

The course is designed for parents and carers of children aged 4 to 6 who want to know how to get their children started in their journey towards becoming literate. 

If your child is using Sounds-Write at school, this course will teach you how to support them with their homework. This course is also suitable for those who are homeschooling their children.  

All the videos have captions to help you make the most of them. Please enable them if you need them.

Change Agility in the Workplace: Become a Change Agent

Become an agent of change by adopting the agility and resilience skills required in the evolving modern workplace.

Created by Shelley Osborne - Learning & Development Expert, Ed Tech Evangelist

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Students: 31066, Price: Free

NOTE: We originally built this course with the intention of addressing normal workplace change. However, with the spread of COVID-19, the normal workplace itself is changing. We wanted to get this course out sooner than planned as we feel the strategies and techniques included will help you better face the unprecedented change the world is going through now.

Change can be hard. Change is also inevitable and necessary. In order to successfully grow as a company, a team, or an individual, we must be able to adapt to change and persevere through the good, the bad, and the ugly. Easier said than done, right? This course will provide you with the strategies you need to personally handle the constant change we face in the modern workplace on an individual level. We’ll zero in on 5 change-focused mindsets you should adopt and some concrete strategies to put them into practice! You’ll finish this course with the tools you need to confidently become an agent of change.

In this course, you will:

  • Use situational awareness to better comprehend change as it happens.

  • Work through the 5 Stages of Change to navigate emotional responses to change.

  • Adopt ideation techniques to help generate innovative approaches to new situations.

  • Reframe your circumstances to confront change with a new perspective.

  • Discuss how to make decisions without knowing the full picture.

  • Identify the questions you need to answer in order to clearly communicate a change.

The modern workplace does not stay the same for very long - change agility is an essential skill in order to function successfully at work. Having the tools to prepare for and move through change (when it inevitably comes) will set you up to be more resilient and flexible when it really counts.

As someone who has dedicated my life to learning and education, I have seen my fair share of change - first as a high school teacher and now as the VP of Learning at Udemy. I have spent my career focused on helping others grow, something that is absolutely rooted in our openness and willingness to change. Now, it’s part of my job to prepare my colleagues for constant change so they can move through it successfully, and I hope to help you do the same in this course.

If you're ready to face change with a new mindset, let's get started!

Ultimate Goal Setting and Achieving

Learn the secrets of the world's greatest achievers to help you turn your dreams into reality

Created by AJ Kulatunga - Entrepreneur, Young Achiever and Inspirational Speaker

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Students: 30800, Price: Free

Ultimate Goal Setting and Achieving is the course for you if you have ever looked at someone else and thought "I want to be like them!"

Sometimes when you try to be like that person, you might feel upset or even angry because despite all of your hard work it seems like you are getting nowhere, and everyone else is doing better than you.

That's because hard work alone is useless. You need direction and purpose.

Think of a car race. It doesn't matter how fast the car is. Unless the driver knows how to point it in the right direction, someone else will win the race.

Imagine how different your life would be if you could just point your car in the right direction?

The good news is that you have the power to control your own car and win your own race by following a very specific process.

Ultimate Goal Setting and Achieving outlines that process.


How is the Course Structured?

I have spent nearly two decades studying the top 1% of all successful people in the world and working out how they achieve amazing things. I took everything I learned and combined it with my own experiences to create this course.

While most other courses take many hours to complete, I'm a very busy person and I don't have a lot of spare time to spend hours learning new techniques. I designed this course so that you learn all the skills you need very quickly, in an easy-to-follow format.

Inside you will find 13 high quality video lectures, under 5 different sections, each designed to guide you through the goal setting process step by step. It will take you 1 hour to watch the videos from start to finish, but but you will get more benefit if you complete each exercise first before moving onto the next lecture.


Why Take This Course?

If you are frustrated with your current circumstances or annoyed that everyone else around you is doing better than you, then you should sign up for this course.

Everything I teach in here is exactly what I used to go from a very negative mental environment at home and at work, to being named Young Achiever of the Year in 2008.

It doesn't matter who you are or where you come from; or how much money you have or don't have. As long as you have a burning desire to be successful then this is the perfect course for you.

Sign up and start setting and achieving the right goals in your life so that people around you say "Wow, I want to be like them!"

See you inside!

- AJ~