Business is all about communication.
Whether you’re the CEO of a large company or just starting out on the ground floor of a new tech startup, communication is going to be the key to your continued success.
We all know that everyone is different and each person comes with their own quirks, but there are a few quick-and-dirty tricks we can use to connect with just about anyone in a positive way! To some people, these 6 skills will come completely naturally, whereas some of us need to work on them daily to ensure we have clear and effective communication with everyone we encounter.
So before you have any more awkward, negative or misconstrued communication with anyone, let’s go over the top 6 things you can do to make it all a bit more pleasant.
Body language. It can tell people a lot about you, like whether you’re shy, confident, interested or aggressive before you even open your mouth. You can imagine how much body language comes into play in the field of business now can’t you? We were curious about what clues we were giving away to fellow employees, clients and bosses, so we did a little digging to let you know what your body language says about you. From the most obvious things like standing with your arms crossed, to the smallest facial movements, we’ve got the top 6 most interesting facts about body language and business.
Courage is often thought of as physical bravery, the ability to forge on through difficult or near impossible situations no matter what may lay in our path. While this is an essential type of courage to have, there is another type that effects our day-to-day lives and shapes our futures. Mark Twain described this courage best when he wrote, “courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear—not absence of fear.”
“What’s the golden rule? He who owns the gold, makes the rules.”
It’s been an intensive two days here at Data Nerds HQ, as we’ve been blessed with the opportunity to interview, listen to and learn from Chris Heivly. Accelerate Okanagan hosted Chris in our hometown of Kelowna, British Columbia in order for local entrepreneurs to get a chance to meet and learn from one of the biggest and best.
How’s your desk looking right now? If I asked you to find your office contract or that invoice from back in January of 2012, could you? If the answer is no, then don’t worry, you’re in the right place and we’re here to get you back on the path to a clutter-free world. You probably already know that a clean desk = a productive desk so let’s get started and well on your way to a more productive day.
Ever look at the clock to see it’s 4:45pm and find yourself wondering where in the world your day went and what you got done that day (if anything)? We did too. That’s why we decided to do some research on just where our time was going. Turns out, there’s a ton of things we are all wasting our time on on a daily basis, and with a few little tweaks, you can be back on the road to productivity in no time!
Spoiler Alert: We are definitely going to tell you to spend less time on Facebook. Sorry.