You know when you’re talking to your manager, and you notice that your speech is littered with a whole bunch of “ums” and “likes,” but it’s already far too late to correct yourself? Here are three ways to stop using filler words like these once and for all.
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A few weeks ago, Kelly brought up the importance of asking for what you want. While she totally inspired us to step up and speak our minds, she also got us wondering: Are there any tricks to effectively winning over your audience to ensure that in addition to asking for what you want, you actually get it? I dusted off my old college...Read more
Imagine this: You walk into a meeting, sit down, and share your awesome ideas without ever feeling self conscious or overwhelmed. As a self-proclaimed introvert, I know firsthand that this isn’t always how things go down, even though it might be what we want to happen. Entering a big meeting full of people sharing thoughts can be...Read more
Ever tried to correct someone, only for them to ignore or get mad at you? Yeah, it’s never a pleasant experience — especially when you have to see that person eight hours a day, five days a week. Sometimes, it’s better to let the mistake slide. For example, if your coworker mispronounced the CEO’s name in...Read more
Bad bosses come in all shapes and sizes: there’s the slacker, the control freak, the diva, and so many more. If you’re working for one of these managers, your professional life is probably more emotionally complicated than it needs to be. Follow these 5 steps to maintain your professionalism in the short term while deciding how...Read more