Imagine that you’re outside tending to your vegetable garden and you see something move out of your peripheral vision, only to turn and find out that it’s a quite large black racer snake. For your amusement, I’ve included the actual video:
Ever sit next to that person on the plane that just won’t stop talking? You put your ear buds in and they STILL continue to blabber on about their brother’s friend’s mother and her small poodle that does amazing tricks. So, you pull your jacket over your head and yet they still can’t seem to get the hint that you don’t want to be bothered. This is a prime example of not “listening” to body language.
Picture this…you’ve got a very important convention coming up that your company is running. You are currently preparing for the trade fair, the fancy dinners, the guest speakers and so much more. Two weeks before the convention, your team decides to include custom made stickers at your corporate booth as handouts to your guests. So, you order the stickers through Sticker Mule (a custom sticker company that you found through Google).
Just to be safe you order the expedited two-day air shipping, just in case there is a delay. Low and behold, that delay occurs. Two days after your order is supposed to arrive you call UPS to see where your order is located, only to find out that they’ve LOST your stickers. Continue reading
When was the last time you read a book? In today’s world, many of us get so busy that we forget to read. Below are three books that can help you through the ups and downs of your career. These books teach many lessons that are applicable not just to your career, but to your personal life as well. Continue reading
Today is Equal Pay Day. A day that really shouldn’t exist. But, it does, and for a very good reason. According to Levo League, women in our society spend about 57 days a year working for free. Below is a great video from BuzzFeed to help introduce you to that pay gap:
So, how do you ask for what you deserve?
We ask for things in the business world every day. We ask for portions of the budget for projects. We ask for more money when putting together business propositions to help increase our efficiency at work. And, we ask for more money when trying to improve communications between your business and the end customer. So, why is it that we freeze and stumble when asking for a higher salary?
You’re heading out for lunch and the elevator doors open, only to find the CEO of your company standing there. So, you join him or her in the elevator and they ask, “So, what do you do?” Well that’s a fantastic question! But, you only have 30 seconds to answer it. Do you have your elevator speech ready?
Instead of stumbling and blabbering about what you do only to find yourself out of time and embarrassed, have your elevator speech ready to go at a moment’s notice.
No matter where you are in your career, we all can benefit from a mentor. Not sure how to find one? Follow these simple steps below to begin reaping the benefits of the mentor/mentee relationship.
When I started my first mentor relationship, I asked my mentor to critique my corporate attire. No reservations, no hard feelings, I wanted the truth. At the time I had dressed in my typical solid color long sleeve button down shirt and pants with ankle boots. My clothes were from Express, so it’s stylish, right?