“Personal Brand.” A phrase that has become a buzzword in the business and entrepreneurship communities. But what – exactly – is a personal brand? Despite the now common use of the term, getting a handle on what to include –and what to leave out – can be a little tough.
Well, you’re doing it. After years of hard work in high school, you are applying to college. You’ve sent in your transcripts, taken your ACT or SAT, and are thinking hard about where you want to spend the next four years. But there’s a catch: you must write a personal essay with your college application.
Speeches. Perhaps one of life’s most stress-inducing occasions. The thought of sweaty palms under bright lights is enough to make almost anyone nervous. But, before you make your speech, you must pick a topic. Ultimately, making the right choices here regarding what to talk about can go a long way to alleviating your pre-speech jitters.
School. Sports. Clubs. Chances are, if your child is involved in any of these, he or she talks all day. So why don’t all kids gravitate towards public speaking? While the career and life benefits of public speaking exposure for children and teens are well documented, it can be a real challenge to get kids
The interview you practiced for. A meeting to discuss your perfected proposal. The business presentation you’ve been worrying about. A friendly conversation. What do all these very different situations have in common? It’s simple: they demand eye contact. Without eye contact, communication is more difficult, potentially awkward, and even uncomfortable for all parties involved. While
If you’re the parent of a teenager, chances are, you’ve probably seen it. Social media hypnosis. Hunched over phones, laptops, and other screens, teenagers may seem increasingly detached from reality—choosing to dive into social media rather than “real” conversations happening all around them. But what is really behind this frustrating behavior? How much social media
Whether you are applying for a part-time summer job or a full-time career, you will likely have to interview. While a proper resume and appropriate clothing can help you land the job of your dreams, it is important to remember that body language is key.
Welcome to the most wonderful time of the year! Besides the pressure to find the perfect gift for loved ones, friends, teachers, babysitters, tutors, trainers . . . there’s one more thing some of us have to do—visit Santa. Yes, that’s right. It is time for the annual trip to the mall or your local park where
Gulp. That’s how many people react when they learn they have any sort of public speaking ahead of them. Presentations, toasts, and speeches are all enough to inspire feelings of fear, nervousness, and above all, anxiety. Adults and kids alike struggle with what seems to be a monumental task: speaking in front of others. However,
‘Tis the Season for Practicing People Skills Around the Punch Bowl Ahh, the holiday party season. It’s a time for gathering with family and friends, and often distant acquaintances and relative strangers. All that mixing and mingling can create anxiety and tension for some, but it doesn’t have to if you follow a few sure-fire