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Learn how to crush your fear of public speaking, plus other business skills with these online classes

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If you can confidently go on stage and speak in front of a large group of people without feeling like you’re going to throw up your guts, then congratulations, you’re better than 90% of the population. But if you automatically tense up and your stomach goes up in knots and your legs turn to jelly at the mere thought of being under the spotlight, you should know that you’re not alone. 

The good news is that if you put in the work, you’ll be able to command a room like Oprah in no time. Crush that glossophobia (that’s a fear of public speaking) and improve your leadership and public speaking skills all at the same time to become the boss you were born to be. The courses below can help get you started:

The Public Speaking Masterclass Bundle: Lifetime Access (a $269 value)

Being good at public speaking yields a lot of benefits. You can deliver a wedding speech with ease, pitch to VCs, and finally muster up the confidence to ask your neighbor on a date. This masterclass features over 40 hours of accredited instruction that will help you present confidently and forge better connections with people. You’ll learn how to organize your thoughts better under pressure and think on your feet, as well as how to plan your speech and connect with your audience. Each of the five courses included is certified by the International Association of Online Training Standards. You’ll even have a certificate of completion once you finish.

Typically $269, you can get this bundle today for $29 — a savings of 89%.

Diploma in Leadership & Management Course (a $395 value)

If you’re currently leading a team or would like to one day take the reins over a group of people, you should have a solid grasp on planning, organizing, directing, and taking control. This four-week course will teach you exactly that, with lessons on how to set a clear direction, provide feedback, recognize and reward performance, and communicate more effectively. You’ll get to grips with the characteristics of great leaders, learn how to foster productivity within your team, and how to build and maintain momentum during times of change and uncertainty.

This course regularly retails for $395, and we usually offer one for $99, but right now you can get it for a limited time at just $49.

The Ultimate Productivity Bundle (a $1274 value)

You know what they say: work smarter, not harder. Just because you’re busy eight hours a day doing all sorts of tasks does not always mean you’re effective at work. This bundle features the secrets to ultimate productivity, featuring tips on how to organize your life, make more money while working less, and find your life’s purpose. There are also lessons on how to effectively close more deals, hold shorter meetings, and reach inbox zero.

Get this bundle on sale today for $36 — 97% off the usual cost of $1274.

A lighting kit for your TV can totally change your viewing experience (and this one is on sale)

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Your 4K TV is incredible. Gorgeous resolution, amazing sound. Until now, if someone claimed they could enhance your TV viewing experience, you’d naturally call them a filthy, disgusting liar. Well, not anymore, thanks to the DreamScreen 4K Total Surround Lighting Kit, which is currently on sale for $329.99, saving you a whole $20. (Hey, a sale is a sale, okay?)

The DreamScreen 4K Total Surround Lighting Kit features LEDs behind your TV that change colors based on what’s on your screen. So whether it’s the lush, green ivy of Wrigley Field, the brilliant blue of the Planet Earth ocean, or the glistening white of Sophia Getty’s Golden Girls hair, you are going to be immersed in your TV in ways you never thought possible.

And when you decide to cap off your baseball/documentary/’80s sitcom-viewing with an impromptu dance party, you’re in luck, because the DreamScreen 4K Total Surround Lighting Kit can sync the LEDs with your tunes via music mode, turning your house into a futuristic disco.

Check it out:

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The DreamScreen 4K Total Surround Lighting Kit can also add ambiance to your home, with colorful scenes like “Fireside” or “Ocean.” In short, it’s going to make your TV infinitely more entertaining.

Snag the kit on sale now for $329.99 to fit screens up to 70 inches and $369.99 for screens up to 130 inches.

If you’re only using free Mac apps, you’re not living your best life

What’s better than a bucket of crispy fried chicken? A dozen boxes of pizza? A batch of freshly-baked cookies? Here’s a quick answer: a bundle of discounted Mac apps!

Okay, fine, probably not, but most of the good Mac apps out there cost a pretty penny, which is why we settle for ad-ridden free apps or braving it on our own. But developers spend good time and money making amazing apps that can improve the way we work, create, and use our computers — and today you can get a collection of the highest-rated ones in photography, utility, and security on sale  for only $25. That’s less than the price of a typical Mac app. 

Plus, as a bonus, you can even save an additional $5 off this bundle with code BFMAC5.

Here’s what’s included in the bundle:

Edit photos with Acorn 6 (a $29.99 value)

Although Adobe Photoshop is often touted as the gold standard for photo editing apps, it’s not exactly the most intuitive, and newbies can get overwhelmed with the dizzying array of sophisticated tools it offers. Not to mention the price tag.

Acorn 6 is a more user-friendly equivalent, featuring powerful image editing effects and vector tools that are easy to use. You can do things like apply curves, levels, and filters, add layer masks and selections to touch up your images, remove backgrounds, combine images, perform color correction, and a whole lot more.

Use Windows on your Mac with CrossOver 18 (a $39.95 value)

Mac loyalists might find it hard to admit this, but sometimes it’s a darn shame that more apps and games are compatible with Windows compared to OSX. But who says you need to purchase a Windows license to enjoy PC programs on your Mac? CrossOver 18 makes it possible, giving you a way to operate Windows software and games at native speed without hampering performance. It allows you to launch Windows apps from the dock, just like you open Mac-compatible programs.

Speed up your mac with Gemini 2 (a $29.95 value)

Always running out of space? It’s probably because you have a deluge of unnecessary files floating around your hard drive, and most likely half of them are duplicates. Gemini 2 sleuths your entire Mac at lightning speed to spot files that are alike so you can easily decide which ones to delete to free up space once and for all. The more you use it, the more its algorithm becomes acquainted with how you process duplicates, and before you know it, it will start doing the work for you.

Get better passwords with mSecure Pro (a $29.99 value)

Whether you have Kanye-esque password management practices or maintain a massive spreadsheet of complex codes for your logins, you’re still (probably) not doing enough. mSecure Pro presents an ultra-secure and convenient solution for protecting your accounts. Every time a site requests a new login, it will create a unique password that’s almost impossible to retain, which you can only unlock with one master password. You can sync the data to your phone and other devices, so your passwords are always accessible. That way, all your accounts can be safe from hackers, while still allowing you to log into them easily.

Stay safe online with Netshade VPN (a $118 value)

Speaking of hackers, there are legions of them trawling the internet with the intention of stealing other people’s sensitive information. NetShade VPN acts as your shield so you and your browsing activity can maintain anonymity. It also lets you access previously blocked content, allowing you to enjoy your favorite sites that were once inaccessible due to geo restrictions.

Create digital books and brochures with Next FlipBook Maker Pro (a $299 value)

If you have a PDF file or a stack of images you want to put together, this app transforms them into Flash/HTML5 digital books or magazines you can present to clients or showcase to friends and family. There are customizable templates to choose from, and you can embed YouTube videos, music, images, buttons, charts, hyperlinks, and more. The finished product can then be uploaded to a website with built-in FTP or published as a WordPress Plugin, Joomla, or Drupal module.

Edit any PDF with PDF Converter OCR 6 (a $59.99 value)

PDFs are as ubiquitous in the workplace as sticky notes. They are how often used to present, exchange, and distribute documents, but they’re not always easy to work with. PDF Converter OCR 6 converts the occasional pesky PDFs into editable and searchable files that you can easily modify while still retaining the original layout, graphics, and hyperlinks. You can pull pages from multiple documents and merge them into a single PDF, as well as choose PDF sizes and quality before you hit export. Have a lot of files to process? The drag and drop capability allows you to convert over 200 PDFs at a time.

Mind-map your ideas with Scapple (a $15 value)

A brilliant idea doesn’t always come in a Eureka moment. Sometimes, you have to jot down all your musings before forming a coherent concept. Scapple helps you practice mind-mapping, a technique used for structuring your thoughts. You can lay out all your ideas on the page and link them together to make connections using the drag and drop tool. You can also stack them into columns resulting in more successful brainstorming sessions.

Organize your desktop with Spotless ($25.99 Value)

With multiple photos, videos, and files you create and download, your computer can quickly turn into an incomprehensible mess. Spotless is an organization app that renders your desktop, downloads folder, and other virtual dustbins, well, spotless. Just drag and drop files to the menu bar, and Spotless will ask you how to categorize them. Over time, it will have learned your way of organizing things and auto-tidy your files for you, so you no longer have to deal with it anymore.

Make a comic book with Clip Studio Paint Debut (a $39.99 value)

Want to create the next bestselling comic book? Clip Studio Paint Debut is an all-in-one digital art software that offers a feature-rich library of creative tools for painting and drawing comics, manga, and animation. Used by 4 million illustrators, comic artists, and creators all around the world, you can take advantage of its specialized features to produce your own comics.

Grab this Mac app bundle on sale for $25 — a savings of 96%.

Score early Black Friday savings on these well-reviewed headphones

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Lose yourself in your music.
Lose yourself in your music.

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If you live in your headphones, it’s probably about time to invest in a higher-end pair that’ll hold up to all that use. Try these two models from 1MORE, both of which just went on sale early in the Mashable Shop for Black Friday:

Get immersive audio with 1MORE.

Get immersive audio with 1MORE.

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These over-ear headphones create an unrivaled listening experience. They do so with the help of three drivers — most other headphones use only one — which reportedly eliminate distortion and result in crystal-clear highs, mids, and bass.

These headphones don’t just sound good, though — they look and feel good, too. Featuring a breathable leather headband and leather-cushioned, noise-insulating ear cups that rotate 45 degrees, the Triple Driver Headphones are the perfect marriage of style and comfort. And because 1MORE knows you don’t go anywhere without your headphones, they’ve included a detachable Kevlar braided cable for convenient, tangle-free listening and an anodized aluminum alloy design that’s both tough and fingerprint-resistant. 

Boost your audio with 1MORE.

Boost your audio with 1MORE.

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We dare you to find a finer in-ear headphone than the 1MORE Quad Driver, the first headphones to be THX® Certified and the winner of Technology X’s Editor’s Choice Award. They’ve been tuned by Bignardi just like 1MORE’s Triple Driver model, and boast four carbon dynamic drivers in each ear to produce a balanced, inimitable soundstage. As the figurative cherry on top, their high-frequency range extends to an impressive 40,000Hz. Talk about range.

On the spec side of things, the Quad Driver Headphones feature a sleek aluminum sound chamber that isolates noise, and 45-degree oblique angled ear fittings that are meant to match your ear canals for secure yet comfortable all-day wear. They also include intelligent controls that let you control the volume, change tracks, and make calls with an attached microphone, as well as a durable Kevlar cable that won’t get tangled up in your pocket, purse, backpack, or briefcase.

A music service meant to reduce stress and increase productivity is on sale

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If you’re the type of person who likes audio meditation — and by that we mean listening to your favorite playlists while working, exercising, or relaxing — then you need to check out iAwake Pro. iAwake has a vast library of unique music tracks specifically designed to enhance brain function and promote focus, creativity, relaxation, and stress reduction.

Perhaps best of all, the service is currently on sale for a whopping 90% off.

Getting going is incredibly simple: select an eight to ten-minute “work” track to boost your mindfulness and productivity, or a “life” track to sooth and decompress. iAwake’s soundtracks are precisely engineered to utilize proven audio technologies that promote creativity, productivity, and cognitive intelligence. In other words, iAwake allows you to drown out the extra noise in your life with each track.

You can access iAwake from any web browser or mobile device, so you’re never far away from a brain-boosting track when you need one. Normally, a lifetime subscription to iAwake Pro costs $499, but Mashable readers can take advantage of a gigantic 90% discount and gain lifetime access to the iAwake Pro library for just $49.