At some point in your career, you will need to deliver a powerful presentation. Will you be ready? Your boss asks you to present their work to management. You work hard to put together the material in a way that lets the bosses know your team is on track. Then, the day of the presentation arrives. Suddenly, it feels like grammar school again. The teacher just asked you to stand in front of the class. Your knees start shaking, you start sweating, and you just might lose your breakfast in front of everyone. You’re not alone. For many of us, the thought
So much to do, so little time! The business world often moves at a frantic pace. Sometimes you find yourself running around in a frenzy trying to do everything that needs doing. Then you forget something and the world falls apart… or at least it seems that way.
Which means effective time management skills are an important part of a success professional life…
One of the most sought after attributes in today’s job market remains the ability to work well in a team. Candidates who can show that they possess the skills necessary to contribute in a team setting always gain an advantage. But what are those skills? You might be tempted to simply say… teamwork. There are, however, several soft skills that bolster our ability to work effectively in a team. Together, these skills define teamwork.
With an estimated 207 billion sent every single day, email has become such a large part of our lives. With that many emails flying around, chances are you’ve tossed off an email that was less than perfect. This is fine with family and friends, of course. But delivering the perfect professional email requires knowledge of email etiquette. A Guide to Email Etiquette This infographic from The Business Backer provides a handy guide to 36 rules to keep your email professional. From crafting subject lines to creating your signature, refer to these important points the next time you have an important email to write.
It seems we’ll try anything to become more productive. We’ll even create more work for ourselves in the process.
But while launching my own company, I’ve learned that the best productivity hacks are ones that don’t add more work. In fact, the best are those you don’t need to think about.
Some will tell you the age of multitasking is over. That we should all focus on doing one thing well before taking on something else. Well, apparently the employers didn’t get that memo; multitasking in the workplace is alive and well.
So maybe some good multitasking tips would help?