It is known that the powers and skills of effective orators and speakers are not innate. Orators, like many people, either by profession or interest, may have found it extremely difficult to communicate or to express their ideas in public. Then, what actions have they taken to improve their skills for speaking in public? Well, they have solved this problem, either by attending specific courses, or by learning good techniques for breathing and public speaking, which helped them overcome their fear of speaking, of expressing their ideas and opinions. Thus, by means of the spoken word, they have achieved success … (Continue Reading)
There are two ways or approaches for successful persuasion: the indirect approach and the direct one. To be better understood (and in full), we’ll use a simple example to explain the art of indirect persuasion: Indirect persuasion is what a lawyer uses in a court, questioning witnesses repeatedly, asking questions albeit he already knows the answers beforehand, interrogating the accused in public when he has already obtained the confidences of the accused, and talking to the judges vehemently although what’s really important for him is what the jury thinks. Therefore, the lawyer attempts to influence the minds of people who … (Continue Reading)
Choosing a topic for your thesis discussed very preliminary aspects of an academic thesis, starting with the formulation of the hypothesis and concluding in the selection of the dissertation’s topic. Here we continue with the next step: literature and sources review.
The Power of Sources
Based on your hypothesis, you have proposed a tentative title. At this point, don’t show excessive concern for the clarity, accuracy and length of the title. It’s probably wrong, but regardless of its inadequacy, this tentative title will prove a good guidance. The important point is to keep going forward. Then, we approach a … (Continue Reading)
There is no single recipe for learning to study, but I can give you some advice to improve your study habits. First, remember that getting enough sleep and a good nutrition is essential for proper functioning of the brain. Furthermore, it’s also important to choose a comfortable, relaxed and always available physical space for your studying sessions. Also, visualize your study session and the outcome of your effort: if we see ourselves following an effective behavior, the situation will likely yield very positive results. Follow these tips to increase your academic success:
- Keep your notebook clean and
When following a course of action, just a fraction of second before, we can think about our plan like seeing a screen in front of our eyes. This technique allows us to anticipate and preview our actions in the future, and even predict an outcome. So, if we see ourselves following an effective behavior, the situation will likely yield very positive results, and we will have the option to actively live the experience as we have envisioned it. If, instead, we flood our thoughts with negative images or ideas of inadequacy, and we anticipate a negative outcome, we will surely … (Continue Reading)
In this post we will highlight the traits of successful leaders. As I’ve commented previously in The 7 Attributes of Leadership, when I have to evaluate someone for hiring, I always try to identify leadership qualities, because people with such traits perform and coordinate a lot better than simple people. In short, what I look for is people with potential, people who is hungry for more, people able to grow and evolve. And these people can be identified because they have the traits or characteristics of leaders. Besides, as time goes by, these traits will also strengthen the … (Continue Reading)
Studying seems an easy task, and however it often becomes an impossible task as you approach the preparation of a test. In the following, I’ll expose several tips for carrying out the preparation of a test, without forgetting that a fundamental requirement in all studies is discipline and perseverance. Now for the tips:
- Plan your study session. Stick to your schedule and organize your information from the beginning. Define regular routines and exercise some self-discipline.
- Review your topics daily. Do not let the information to accumulate without you reviewing and double or even triple checking it. Do not
If your work is related to or focused on production of content-rich material, such as articles, books, movies, web sites, educative software applications, and so on, please pay special attention to the following key aspects to guarantee the high quality of your deliverable:
- Fragmentation: Fragmentation is a current problem in knowledge. It occurs because knowledge is separated in isolated parts, sometimes with very strict boundaries, and the audience of your work might end up grasping only little parts of the knowledge base embedded in your work, missing the crucial interconnections between concepts and ideas, and also missing the
Leadership of an organization that pursues great achievements must sustain and defend guidelines leading to constant training for its leaders, comprising several areas of leadership. Training the leaders of an organization is a process that should be implemented not only as a set of theoretical activities, but also by means of practical tasks. In the following, we will expand on 7 keypoints or principles that should be taken into account for the training of business leaders.
1. Knowing rights and duties
When you train a staff, the first thing you should teach is that leaders start by knowing their rights … (Continue Reading)
In the following, I present a few tips that may contribute to decreasing of global overwarming. In this case I give a series of simple tips everyone can do and help control such important element called global overwarming and the increasing rates of contamination.
- Replace conventional and old light bulbs: With this simple task we’re freeing our planet of 68 kilograms of CO2 per year. The option of saving bulbs or bulbs of low flow cares for the environment (and also cares for our pockets).
- Use the car less: I recommend going more for cycling, public transport