7 Easy Actions You Can Take to Be an Effective Speaker

You can’t be a premier league speaker overnight, but here are 7 actions you can take that will launch you on an improvement track towards a fulfilling destination. 1. Work on your form The mechanics of your delivery are key. Practice varying your tone of voice and the cadence of your presentation. Present your material … Continue reading “7 Easy Actions You Can Take to Be an Effective Speaker”

The Art of Saying “No” at Work

It’s hard to say “no” to someone you work with. You never know when you might need someone’s help or someone to cover for you while you sneak out to go home or somewhere else important. However, accepting to help someone else can have drastic effects on the way people perceive you at work. There … Continue reading “The Art of Saying “No” at Work”

How to Get an A+ on Your Performance Management Program?

If you were always a straight-A student, you probably looked forward to receiving every report card. Some of us, on the other hand, were easily distracted by boys or baseball or hairstyles or Hendrix. We did well in some subjects but struggled through others, and so we dreaded report card time. Our palms got sweaty … Continue reading “How to Get an A+ on Your Performance Management Program?”

Have Better Conversations to Create Stronger Networks?

The idea that it’s “who you know” that defines your career path is certainly a valid one – every interaction you have at work or in the field is a part of networking. But getting your name in someone’s little black book isn’t enough by itself. If you want to be remembered by today’s line … Continue reading “Have Better Conversations to Create Stronger Networks?”

Good With Numbers? Make This the Basis For Your Next Career Change

Are you stuck in a rut in your current career? Maybe it’s time to get out and explore new options and new opportunities. Don’t assume that just because you’ve been doing what you do now for a long time that you have to carry on doing it. That logic is unhelpful and unnecessary. Instead, you … Continue reading “Good With Numbers? Make This the Basis For Your Next Career Change”

Introverted Skills – Standing Out in an Extroverted World

Our world has been built to cater to the outspoken, the extroverts. A clear bias exists between the habits of the extroverts and the habits of the introverts. Even early on, children who speak up and participate in class are rewarded. Those that sit quietly and read are seen as mellow, unsocial, or disinterested. This … Continue reading “Introverted Skills – Standing Out in an Extroverted World”

5 Communication Skills That Will Aid Your Job Search

The job application process may seem rather straightforward. First, you send your resume and cover letter, then, you succeed in the interview, and finally, you get the job. But in today’s ultra-competitive job market, a job search is a very tiresome and a stressful process, and very often your efforts are not repaid properly and … Continue reading “5 Communication Skills That Will Aid Your Job Search”

What is Paralanguage?

Giving presentations – there’s no simply escape from it, from grade school to college life to our professional life. No matter how much we hate creating and designing visuals and slides and speaking in front of a bunch of people, we have no choice to do it. When we were students, we absolutely had no … Continue reading “What is Paralanguage?”