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30 Ways to Start A Speech

Imagine ... you've been asked to give an inspiring talk at a conference for young professionals. You want to motivate them to pursue their career dreams wholeheartedly. How might you start your speech and captivate them right from the beginning?  There are so many options when considering how to start a speech that will capture your audience's imagination right from the outset. You can intrigue them with a bold statement, connect through shared experiences, or make them laugh and nod in agreement. The key is finding an opening that resonates with their goals and mindset.  

20 Ways to be Professional

Imagine ... you're a new hire at a prestigious consulting firm. On your first day, you notice how sharply everyone is dressed -suits, ties, blazers, and dress shoes. In the conference room, consultants address each other formally and communicate politely even when disagreeing. During your orientation, the managing partner emphasizes the importance of maintaining confidentiality, admitting mistakes, and supporting teammates. Clearly, this firm embodies professional ways to be professional. But what exactly does this entail for you as a junior employee? How do you convey professionalism in your words, actions, and conduct? Professionalism encompasses many qualities beyond simply dressing nicely. It involves your attitude, communication style, competencies, and more. Here are 20 impactful ways to be professional that can set you apart: 1. Dress the part. While every office has its own dress code standards, aim for well-fitting, clean, and modest attire to portray an image of responsib

Getting Rejected for a Job? Here Are 100 Positive Things You Can Do Next

We've all been there - you put in hours of work on a job application, nail the interviews, and feel confident that the job is yours. Then the dreaded rejection email or phone call comes. It stings no matter how many times it happens or how prepared you try to be.       While it's important to take time to process the disappointment, wallowing or beating yourself up won't make you feel better or get closer to your goals. There are many positive, productive things you can do after getting that "no thanks" from a potential employer. This list has 100 ideas spanning self-care, reflection, skill-building, networking and more.   Self-Care After Rejection   1. Take a bubble bath 2. Get a massage 3. Go to the spa 4. Have a good cry 5. Vent to a trusted friend 6. Go for a long walk   7. Cuddle with your pet or significant other   8. Listen to uplifting music 9. Watch funny YouTube videos 10. Do some yoga for stress relief   Reflecting On the O

100 Things You Should Not Say at Your Workplace

Imagine ... a workplace where people felt free to say whatever they wanted without considering the consequences. Confidential business information would get leaked, unfiltered negativity would kill morale, harassment would go unchecked, and unprofessional behavior would be rampant. A toxic culture of mistrust, resentment and fear would take hold. Productivity would suffer as politicking and gossip took center stage. Competitive advantage would be squandered through thoughtless public criticism and internal conflicts. Careers and reputations would be irreparably damaged.    

How To Accept Compliments Gracefully: 10 Scenarios revealed

Imagine ... you've just aced a project presentation at work, scored an A+ on your final exam, or received a heartfelt compliment about your appearance.    Accepting compliments graciously is an important social skill that can enhance your relationships and boost your self-esteem.

30 Signs on How to Spot A Manipulating Person

Imagine ... you're at work, collaborating with a colleague on an important project. Your colleague consistently praises your work, even when it's subpar, to win your favor and secure your help on their projects. At first, it seems like they genuinely appreciate your contributions, but as time goes on, you begin to question their intentions. Is their excessive flattery a sincere appreciation of your abilities, or is it a subtle form of manipulation to gain the upper hand? 

Don't Look For A Job, Do This Instead ...

Imagine ...  You've been applying for jobs for months with little success. Sending out application after application yields only a handful of interviews, each one followed by a rejection letter. It's clear this strategy isn't working.  

How To Know If Someone Lies To You

Imagine ... a corporate boardroom, where a team of executives is discussing a crucial project proposal. As one team member, Emily, presentes her data with great confidence, her colleagues notice the slight tremor in her voice and the nervous fidgeting of her hands.    Her carefully crafted statistics and projections seem impressive at first glance, but her body language and subtle hesitations betray her true uncertainty. It becomes obvious that Emily is concealing crucial information or embellishing her achievements in an attempt to gain support for her proposal, leaving her colleagues to question her honesty and motives.   

How to Negotiate Salary during a Job Interview: 50 Tips You Need to Know

Imagine ... you're sitting in a job interview, eagerly waiting for the moment when the topic of salary negotiation arises. Negotiating your salary can be a game-changer in getting the compensation you deserve. To help you ace this process, let's talk about 50 tips and scenarios to guide you through negotiating your salary during a job interview.

How to Stay Confident When Facing Public Scrutiny

Imagine ... you're stepping into the spotlight, facing public scrutiny or media attention. It can be quite nerve-wracking, but let me share some advice to help you navigate these situations with confidence and grace. Whether it's a media interview, a press conference, or a public appearance, staying confident is key. So, let's dive into some valuable tips that will empower you to shine in the face of scrutiny.

How to Remember Peoples' Names Easily

Imagine ... you are going to a party or a conference and you meet a lot of people. You realise that after 1 hour of mingling and networking you hardly remember any of the peoples' names. You collected some business cards but you don't even remember who was who. Quite embarrassing, right? Well, there are techniques that you can learn and apply in order to make this task less challenging for you. 

10 Situations When You Should NOT Shake Hands

Imagine ... you are meeting someone for the first time, and you extend your hand for a handshake, but they pull back, stating that they can't shake your hand due to religious or cultural reasons. This scenario is just one of many instances where a handshake is not appropriate or acceptable. 

18 Different Types of Stains and How to Remove Them

Imagine ... you're at a dinner party, and someone accidentally spills red wine on your white shirt. Or perhaps you're cooking your favorite pasta dish, and some of the tomato sauce splatters on your brand new blouse. Stains can happen at any time and can be frustrating to deal with. But fear not, with the right knowledge and tools, you can remove those nasty stains effectively.   I will present you 20 different scenarios that you may encounter in your lifetime and provide you with some useful tips and tricks to help you get rid of them. From red wine and tomato sauce to ink and bloodstains. 

30 Tips on How to Declutter Your Home

Imagine ... you start feeling claustrophobic in your own home due to the fact that you have piled up so much stuff in your life. You feel really overwhelmed. You decide that it's time to create more space. Where to start? Here are 30 tips that will help you.  Start with a plan: Make a list of the areas you want to declutter and prioritize them according to their importance. Start small: Begin with an area that is not too overwhelming, such as a single drawer or closet. Donate or sell: Items that you no longer use or need can be sold or donated to charity. Sort by category: Group similar items together, such as clothing, books, and kitchenware. One in, one out: For every new item you bring into your home, consider getting rid of an old one. Set a time limit: Give yourself a specific amount of time to work on decluttering each day or week. Use the 80/20 rule: Get rid of items that you don't use 80% of the time. Tackle sentimental items last: These items can be the hardest to part