I know!! You’ve been through this a million times, tried everything and failed!! It’s just so hard to imagine our lives without our gadgets, especially phones! The smarter our phones became, the dumber we got as slaves to them. It made our lives easier while robbing us of the quality. But don’t worry! I’m definitely not here to preach you from atop a pulpit! I’ve been there and back a few times and still wrestle at times with my addiction to my phone and fidgety-ness that it leads to. So, you and I are in the same boat. But there are things that can help. We just need to strong will to do it – for the sake of our health and well being! So let’s try once again, shall we?
In today’s super-connected world, appearing for an interview personally is not the only option. We have moved on to more tech versions of it. And it is convenient too – in fact, phone interviews have been around for some time now. Online interviews save time and effort involved in traveling and are convenient for the participating people. So how do we prepare for an interview that is non conventional? Here are a few tips:
When I first came across the World Championship of Public Speaking in 2014, I was thrilled. I watched the winners’ videos on Youtube, each speech a masterpiece in the art of speaking. I also wrote a post on the World Champion of Public Speaking that year, Dananjaya Hettiarachchi who packs so much of punch in his 8 minute speech. And today, I’m going to talk about lessons we can learn from the winner of 2016, Darren Tay.
I first sat up and took notice of Toastmasters International when I ran into the world champion of public speaking, 2014. And I was hooked! I was surprised and thrilled at the same time to see speaking being given so much importance at the international level. And this speech by Dananjaya Hettiarachchi is just so perfect! I can’t count the number of times I have watched it – it’s like a piece of art in speaking. Although, on reading further about him, I learnt that that it took him a decade to get to where he did. So, it’s true! While we see the accolades of successful people, they’ve given their lives to make it the top!
After the marathon blogging challenge, let’s begin the month with something simple and basic. I know reams have been written about the right kind of handshake and people still get it wrong. It isn’t rocket science and these basics will help you get it right with just a little practice. I’m going to share an article about it with inputs from me:
Twitter is a great place to learn new things and connect with anyone you like. Apart from the usual outrage, there are enough sane voices during chats and discussions around all kinds of topics. And I was thrilled when I got an invite to be the guest at Bass Ek Raah, a consultancy involved in the field of education and career, among other services. We decided to discuss upskilling, since this is relevant to what they do and something I am passionate about too. Having been a soft skills trainer for about 15 years now, I know that developing and adding to one’s skills is important at any point in our lives. And there is no concept more pertinent to a young country like India. I thought it’ll be great to share snippets from the chat here for everyone to benefit from it.