Employers that think that once the hire has been made they can now sit back and relax may be setting themselves up for disappointment. This can be especially true when you hire interns and then leave them to their own devices.
If you want your interns to do well, you need to plan for them to do so with a top-notch internship program that provides them with the necessary resources, goals, and feedback to help them succeed. Read more
Being a paid professional keynote speaker, I typically get two reactions when people ask what I do? The first is shock because people’s #1 fear is public speaking and they are shocked that someone would willingly speak in public as a career. The second reaction is curiosity followed by the person asking for some quick speaking tips to help them prepare for their upcoming presentation, pitch, or wedding speech. This post is for the curious.
You probably know many of the public speaking basics like know your subject, use strong eye contact, and smile. So I dug deep into my public speaking bag of tricks to reveal a few uncommon tips you can use right away to enhance the effectiveness of your next presentation or pitch. Read more
Despite being unemployed and underemployed, living at home, competing in a crowded talent pool, and carrying student debt through a turbulent economy, the Millennials remain civic minded, committed to volunteering, focused on being a good parent, consistent nonprofit donators, and devoted to change the world. But don’t just take my word for it…see for yourself.
The general consensus of twenty-somethings in America are that they are immature, narcissistic, and entitled. While those labels may be true in some cases (but what generation ever escaped these labels?), the below statistics defy those preconceived negative beliefs and expose the Millennials as the most generous, educated, and civic minded generation since the Greatest Generation. Read more
If Steve Jobs and Apple have taught us anything, it’s that design matters. BIG TIME. These days, design means so much more than a “purdy” look, it’s more about functionality, relevance, inspiration, and simplicity. What does the design of your workspace communicate?
Your organization’s workspace can be a catalyst for wooing prospective new hires. In fact, 78% of Millennials were strongly influenced by how innovative a company was when deciding if they wanted to work there. Seeing is believing. Would employees or visitors describe your workspace as innovative? Read more
Good or bad, new or old, productive or unproductive, we all have them…habits. Whether you’re an entrepreneur working on your business or an intrapreneur that behaves like an entrepreneur while working within a larger organization, you can benefit from Kate Erickson’s list of essential entrepreneurship habits.
Kate is the Content Creator and Community Manager for EntrepreneurOnFire, the 2013 Best of iTunes podcast that interviews the most successful and inspiring entrepreneurs 7 days a week.
1. Don’t keep your email tab open all the time (or your cell phone volume on)
Distractions will undoubtedly hold you back, and both email and cell phones are perhaps the most distracting things in today’s social-centric culture. Have you ever thought to yourself “Oh yeah, let me just check real fast and see if that email came through…”, and then 30 minutes later you’re still in your email? Read more