The best of us need to take a break sometimes.
Rather, it is a good idea to take breaks and come back fresh and rejuvenated!
And this is one such break that I’m taking for a few weeks. It’s only a few weeks! By the time, the glow of Diwali lights fade, you’ll see me back in action. And better than ever!
A brand new look of the blog, brand new videos on my channel and brand new posts on the blog! So yeah! Patience is a virtue and good things come in their own time.
There are so many things that you can do while new posts don’t appear on this blog. Here they are:
Hello everyone! My last post was a recap on all the things that have happened on this blog. But with 200+ posts, I thought of making this quick reference guide to the content here. Although the search tab at the end of the home page works great too. Still I decided to pick up the most popular and important posts in useful categories like presentation, coaching, communication, speaking, reading, vocabulary building etc. So spending 10 minutes on this blog post can help you learn a great deal about improving your soft skills and communication.
Celebrating the 4th anniversary of my blog
Time for another milestone in the life of this blog. After celebrating 200 posts recently, it’s time for the 4th birthday! And so much has happened here in these years.
I still remember the first email that I got from WordPress at the end of 2015 to reveal – The blog got 18770 views from 10388 visitors from 144 countries in 15 months of its existence. It also had the top performing posts among other stats. The stats have moved up to 44300 by the end of 2017 leading to an all time total of 1,31,132 views.
TOP PERFORMING POSTS
What is interesting is that the top performing posts on the blog have remained consistent, adding to the views over the years. You may want to check them out here:
When we first start looking for a job, it’s the latest academic qualification that we push forward. It could be engineering or management. A literature graduate or designing school major. But we live in a world where offbeat professional options are popular too. Great with the camera? Pick one up and click away – Candid photos, corporate events, pre-wedding shoots, Instagram posts – anything you like. Passionate about writing? Put your pieces together and pitch it to online/offline magazines. Good with social media marketing? You can start consulting with start ups and help them set up their online brand. Great with people and would want to train them? Become a trainer! Or should you? Let’s find out!
AAND THE WORLD CHAMPION OF PUBLIC SPEAKING 2018 IS….A WOMAN!!! Only the 2nd African American woman and 5th woman overall in the 80 year old history of the championship! Hmm…those stats kinda dampen my spirit! Only 5 women out of 80 winners are women! But let’s enjoy this proud moment of victory! Ramona Smith, 31, a high school teacher from Houston delivered the knock out punch before a huge international audience of 2000 people! She made her place among the top ten by defeating over 30,000 opponents in about 6 months!
And wait for the goose bumps to pop by the end of the speech!! Watching this will make your day, I assure you! And to become better public speakers ourselves, here are a few things we can learn from her award winning speech:
Customer service is the key to retaining customers. In today’s busy times, tele-service and social media play an important role in keeping in touch with your customers.
Great customer service on the phone is one of the best ways to retain your customers
While some encounters are face to face, customers rely heavily on calling up to sort their issues. And easy and timely service on the phone can go a long way in strengthening your brand. Here are a few sure fire ways to achieve that: