It is not about age per se. Getting older can also mean getting better if you keep a fresh outlook and stay young at heart. The wisdom that comes with age is priceless but don't get too stuck in your ways. Look at Madonna who rose to fame in the 80s topping the charts in the 90s and can still fill large arenas and entertain Super Bowl crowds in the 2000s! How does she do it and what can we in business learn from her success?
With no prospects for the future, is it any wonder that so many college grads
feel lost. This isn't the way it was supposed to be. Higher education was supposed to be the best investment one could make to guarantee a solid future. Any wonder that they feel cheated?
As they walk to meet Jessica for What Not to Wear shopping day two, Stacy and Clinton marvel at Jessica's wildly conservative choices the day before, and how she's gone "from wackadoodle to snoozefest". When they meet up with Jessica, they tell her they want to inject the fun into her wardrobe to better suit who she is. They take the classic pieces she bought the day before and help her pair them with more unique and interesting wardrobe choices.
The first thing is to actually want to meet your time limit. hyperlinking to the TED chats
are famous conferences in which each speaker is limited to just 20 minutes. In his TED talk, Anthony Robbins deliberately manipulated the audience so that they would ask him to speak longer than 20 minutes. He was not accidentally too long: he planned to take longer than was offered and he made it happen. When I had a group of students view this video, they were divided in their reactions. Some admired his confidence and some objected to the egoism of taking more than was offered.
I don't believe you need to be an extrovert to be a good presenter. Steve Jobs is regarded as one of world's best business presenters without being a hyper-energetic speaker. However, regardless of your starting point, you do need variety in your presentation.
After she described the extraordinary relationship between Dr. Alice Stewart, the medical researcher, and George Kneale, the statistician Stewart worked with, Heffernan went on to describe a phenomenon that we all recognize, "the elephant in the room." That's an idiom we use in Canada (and I'm sure in other countries) to describe the discomfort we feel when the downside of a situation is glaringly obvious, but no one has the nerve to talk about it.
2) What is everyone else talking about? You could, of course, simply parrot what everyone else is already saying. But what if, instead, you came up with a powerful, meaningful, but perhaps contrary opinion? This might be good exercise for your brain- just to practice adopting- and discussing- different viewpoints on the same issue. If you watch TED talks- do you agree with their premise? Why or why not? When you read top blogs in your industry- what would say the same or differently? Sharpening your own sense of critical thinking can give you new insights on core ideas and issues.
(a) Although we are stressed out and have higher standards, we still don't spend as much time as our ancestors did on survival -- 40 hours a week is adequate for most people. This gives us a lot more free time in which to pursue our hobbies; as much as we spend on our jobs, if we choose to do so.
In fact, people who are good at being vulnerable and taking risks are more likely to feel guilt and take responsibility for their actions, without turning this pain inward and feeling shame instead. Brown talks about how shame is counterproductive, but taking risks and taking responsibility for your actions are both highly productive. How does this apply to drug testing?