Speaking is a very serious business, and you should never underestimate the need to practice. My father gave thousands of sermons in his life. Even at his level of knowledge and experience he never skipped spending hours in preparing and rehearsing his weekly message. Practice will enable to deliver your comments the exact way you have planned and to deliver your story and the call to action with grace and inspiration.
When dealing with business or even personal issues, there are many factors that could contribute to a great outcome. It is extremely important to start with a laser clear statement on what the outcome is that you want. Surrender to the fact that there will always be external issues beyond your control, whether for your project at hand, or your day-to-day workflow, or just life in general. The key to success in all of these areas is to not lose control and forget what you specifically want to achieve. Stay on track!
Google’s not so secret plot to take over the world has given us yet another glimpse into the future. Feel free to join me as we enter the Jetson Age. Rumors of self-driving cars have been leaked through the grapevine for several years now, with whispers of cars adapting a new sort of cruise control feature. Driverless cars reminiscent of those Audi space machines that Will Smith takes into high-speed chases in iRobot have flooded the minds of science fiction enthusiasts.
Videoconferencing has become widespread with the advent of FaceTime, and Skype and other visual phone systems. But outside of calling your friend at the airport, or “Skyping,” a relative across the country, how can videoconferencing affect your business? And what is the professional videoconferencing etiquette?
Here are your business letter essentials, keep in mind this is a skeletal version of a proper business letter format, there is room for personalization in your letter depending on your familiarity with the recipient. But, you can’t learn to multiply before you understand how to add.
As Will Rogers said, “You never get a second chance to make a good first impression.” What could possibly be the key to a good first impression? Without any doubt, it is the firm, respectable handshake. For individuals trying to enter the workforce, a good first impression can often be an influential factor in getting your foot in the door.
Do you frequently feel overwhelmed and you never seem to have anything accomplished? Then, you are busy but not productive. If you are not making progress on mission-critical tasks and projects, you are maybe too busy but not productive. You will never get to the bottom of your to-do list. Reality check; some things are going to not get done and some things are going to be late.
In an ever shrinking world, where everyone is connected via the web, independent business people are faced with a plethora of challenges. They must separate themselves from thousands of competitors, and second, they need to remain relevant. Business cards may seem counterintuitive, in a world where we can find seemingly endless information on our smart phones or computers. However, this old-school data exchange remains effective in making and continuing a good first impression – hopefully leading to more business, or even a job or career.