Our most fundamental need is to feel safe, after our physical needs are satisfied.
Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs
That’s why so many business people are fearful during a bad economy – afraid of losing their jobs and of facing a future with a constantly changing landscape.
Change is inevitable. No one needs convincing that the days of working at a company from cradle to grave and then retiring with a gift of a gold watch are over. …Read more…
Smile when you’re presenting
The famous lyrics from the song “When You’re Smiling” were closely identified with iconic jazz singer and trumpeter Louis Armstrong, whose own smile lit up a room.
You can learn a lot from that song about the power of smiling in your personal and business life.
If you smile during a presentation, your audience will smile with you. If you smile when meeting someone new, you’ve already started to build rapport. It’s almost impossible to feel bad when you’re smiling. …Read more…
June is the month for new beginnings and happy endings.
Many couples marry in June and start a new life together, while graduates with degrees in hand have finished long years of study, ready to conquer the world.
So what if you’re asked to make a toast to celebrate any occasion?
It’s Not About You
A toast is a mini speech, so prepare for it just like you would get ready for a presentation at work. Many people avoid giving toasts because they dislike speaking in public. It’s nerve wracking to summarize your best wishes in two minutes. It will be easier if you speak from the heart.
Remember, it’s not about you. …Read more…