How to Give Effective Presentations/Pitches

Presentation butterflies are common, as fear of being judged or making a mistake in front of many people can often cause presenters to break into a sweat. However, giving an effective presentation does not have to be difficult and pressuring. Here are a few tips on how to ensure that you give an effective presentation or pitch. Start strongly The beginning of your presentation is the first impression that the audience will gain, and it will often define what their opinion of your overall...
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Skills and Attributes All Companies Want

With the new year starting, many companies are beginning to look out for new employees to hire. So, it is a good time to re-evaluate your skills and attributes to see whether they align with what companies want. Here are the top, universal work skills that all companies want to from their job applicants. Critical thinking Critical thinking is the ability to analyse a problem objectively, weigh up different facts and perspectives to create an effective solution to a business problem. This ...
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How to get Rid of Those Presentation Butterflies

It is normal, and expected, for one to have butterflies before a pitch or a presentation. The fear often associated with giving presentations is created from our natural fight or flight instinct, which means that unless this fear is controlled, it would be difficult for you to give an effective and engaging presentations. However, there is a number of great tips and techniques to help you give a great presentation. Fake it until you make it: Numerous research studies have shown that the meth...
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Future work skills that you can learn now

With the increasing number of graduates every year, compounded with the increasing threat of automation, the skills required to attain a job is continually changing. However, there are some key skills that are guaranteed to give you a higher chance of success than others. Coding: One of the most important yet undertaught skills right now is coding. Primary and high schools have just started to implement coding programs and courses into their school curriculum, however the world of data and ...
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Cybersecurity Threat Detection for Businesses

In this technologically advanced society, screens are incorporated into every aspect of our lives. However, this also means that the probability and dangers of cyber attacks increase and can leak some of our most private information for the world to see. Some type of threats are less destructive than others, but nonetheless business can be left impaired in some way. A few of the quintessential attackers and sources of cybersecurity threats include: Organized crime groupsCompetitors of your b...
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The IT skills that will give you that competitive edge

The IT industry is a constantly changing industry sector. Thus, this industry is always in demand for employees and candidates that are creative and agile that have the skills to be able to build technical solutions that metamorphose traditional products into revolutionary technologies.  So what kind of skills are the experts looking for when they are hiring potential employees?  Python Python is a general purpose, high-level programming language that can be used across vario...
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Characteristics of a High-performance​ Team

As we all are working in a team or organizations with a lot of people, it is important to improve your teamwork skills to develop your potential!  By knowing the unique traits of the high-performance team, it would help you to be part of one!  Talent Magnet  To spot a strong team, look for the teams that everyone wants to be on. Some people don't want to join a team that works longer and harder and have high expectations. So, look for potential stars who want to be on te...
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Procrastination

Procrastination can be caused by many reasons like laziness, external stress, being overwhelmed and lack of motivation but is not limited to those causes because it is a very complex behavior! And if you are sick of those unhealthy habits! (This line kind of labels everything above including external stress as an unhealthy habit) Here are few tips to fight them back! Procrastination is the source of many failed goals and the greatest enemy of your progress at school, work a...
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Self-care at work

You have to take care of yourself! Not only at home, or when you are alone but also during your work!  So here are my favorite 7 steps to having good self-care habits especially at the workplace! Set and maintain professional boundaries  So, to take care of our own mental and physical health, it is good to set the professional boundaries with your co-workers and managers! Communicate well and speak clearly about your mental and physical limits for the workloads!   ...
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Essential items to have at your work desk

You spend a lot of your time sitting down at your workspace. Sure, you may have motivating pictures of your loved ones pinned or framed, and your stationery items are easily within an arm’s reach. But what are you going to do with the rest of the best? To maximise your productiveness, here are some items that would upgrade the quality of your time at your work desk. Headphones In an office environment, sometimes you may get distracted by some distant chatter, or being able to hear someone...
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