Networking can be an intimidating process, especially for those of us that are on the shy side, but can be necessary in getting your name or business out to the world. While each encounter is different, there are some basic guidelines you should follow when drumming up conversation at a networking event or meetup.
Whether wrong or right, body language can be a big factor in how people perceive you. In a world where less face time is had thanks to different technologies and work ideologies, body language is still as important, if not more important, when you do have those in-person meet ups.
Meetings, in theory, are great, but the harsh reality is that many meetings are unnecessary. Even the ones that don’t fall under the ‘unnecessary’ category have the tendency to be unproductive, whether it’s from being poorly planned or from employees who would rather be anywhere else. All is not lost, however, you simply need the tools and know-how to make your meetings work for you and your employees.
Pyrus, the team communication tool that helps to move work forward, is launching a major service revamp today. It closes the gap between group chat and task management software by providing users with a straightforward inbox-based user interface to communicate and track tasks, all within the same app. If you can send an email, you already know how to use Pyrus.
For most of us, just the word “presentation” is enough to send shivers down our spines. Standing in front of a group of people, whether you know them or not, can be a stressful situation, but presentations are a necessary part of many office settings and business proposals. A successful presentation can be the difference in getting a promotion or securing a prosperous partnership and missing out completely.
Attracting and maintaining great employees has always been a vital part of any business success, and with the ever changing environment of the 21st century, employers are wondering what they can do to attract the type of millennials that you might find at companies like Google and Facebook. While it may seem like in house ping pong tables and coffee shops are to credit for such a successful millennial workforce, maintaining great employees requires more than game time and coffee breaks.
We’re all looking for it. We all strive for it. We all obtain it in different ways. I’m talking about happiness. And while there is no surefire way to reach your goal, everyone is different, there are some habits you can break to help improve your overall happiness. Not only will breaking these habits improve your personal life, but eliminating unnecessary stress and other demotivators will resonate through your professional life, as well.
See, here’s the thing about productivity, everyone gets motivated in different ways. You have to find what works for you. That doesn’t mean that lists and tips aren’t helpful, they can help you figure out what works for you. That being said, here are a couple tips that make the rounds that might not be as great as advertised.
You need a business plan. Many young entrepreneurs and idea people look at a business plan in much the same way we look at outlines – nice, but more time than they’re worth. That’s simply not the case. Much like outlines, business plans are often an afterthought, but if well done, both will be quite welcome when you’re running in circles trying to figure out what to do or where to go next.