Be open to criticism
Dont shy away from criticism. Its good for you. It does not punish you, make you feel unwanted or indicate that you are wrong. It only conveys that the manner in which you have done the particular thing is incorrect. It shows you your shortfalls and pinpoints your shortcomings. Criticism betters you as an individual. Dont run away from it. Invite it with open arms. Youll be a changed person very soon.
If you have a Photocopier or Facsimile machine in your office, beware! Theres danger lurking behind. A recent report presented by the British Allergy Foundation stated that the harmful levels of ozone and other chemicals emitted from such machines and even office carpets cause allergies of a harmful kind. Further, these chemicals could lead to lethargy or breathing and skin problems. Ensure that your office remains unaffected
Choose a business partner the way you choose a tennis partner. Select someone whos strong where you are weak.
Learn body language
If you think its only you who are doing the talking at an interview, you are wrong. Your body too speaks a language well understood by the interviewer. You are under observation even before you start speaking. How you enter the cabin, seat yourself and gesticulate convey much more than your words. The way you, move your hands and tilt your head sends signals to the other person, revealing a lot about whether you are full of confidence, on the defensive or plain jittery. If you dont want to give yourself away, sit straight in your chair and lean slightly forward when talking. Dont look smug or arrogant. Look into the interviewers eyes and listen attentively. Reply coolly with a confident smile. If you get a smile in response, youve won half the battle.
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