You only have a few seconds when you start speaking before people begin to make value judgments about you. For leaders it’s imperative to have a voice that people want to listen to, a voice that inspires trust and a voice that can motivate people to action. Learning how to control the pitch, pace, tone, volume and melody of your voice can help a good leader become a great leader.
One in four American adults went to a healthcare provider for neck and back pain, according to a 2016 Gallup study. In addition, the report found 65% of adults sought care for neck and back pain at some point in their lives. When you factor in how many adults are hunched over computer desks, sitting for extended periods of time at work and bending their neck to read mobile devices, these statistics aren’t so surprising.
Going back to work after having children is hard. Whether it’s been six weeks, six months, six years or 20 years, the road ahead is bumpy. Here’s some advice for mothers and fathers in three different stages of life to help them rejoin the working class.
Conferences are an important part of the business world today. They provide the ability to network with people from all around the country or world, which can help further your career and business. Conferences also offer an opportunity to expand your knowledge. In addition to presentations, there are roundtables with leaders in your field; dinners, lunches and cocktail parties; as well as vendor demonstrations of new products or services. All of these activities provide an opportunity to learn more about your industry and the solutions that your peers are implementing. And, don’t forget, conferences are great way to present yourself and your company to the industry at large. They provide an unparalleled opportunity to discuss your business and forge relationships with colleagues and potential customers.
Homebuilder and designer Kim Gordon is taking the Southern California housing market by storm. Her homes sell quickly and secure a price that is $1 million to $2 million above comparable properties in the area. She took an unconventional career path and built her business without a formal college degree in architecture or design. Instead she used her passion, vision, guts and determination to make her dream a reality. Gordon shares her thoughts on what entrepreneurs need to do to succeed in the business world today.