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Scientists have proven that we form our first impression about someone within the first 7 seconds of meeting them, and 55% of the first impression is based on appearance. Pay attention to 12 common things you should avoid not to ruin the first impression. In his research, psychologist William F. Chaplin found that people with a weak handshake are instantly judged as being shy, anxious, uninterested, or even completely incompetent. If you place your hands on the table, don’t squeeze them too tight or lay them flat with your palms down. This makes people feel like you want to control them. Also, don’t forget about the role that culture plays here. A 2007 study showed that people who maintain eye contact during a conversation are often seen as more confident, attentive, intelligent, and trustworthy. Try not to focus the conversation only on yourself and your issues. It’s always a good idea to be attentive to your conversation partner. Tapping can indicate nervousness, irritation, or impatience. People might even think that you’re purposely trying to irritate others or draw attention to yourself. And while cracking your knuckles can help relieve stress, it’s one of the most annoying sounds according to a survey by The New York Times. A study from the University of Essex showed that even just having one’s phone on the table next to them reduces a conversation’s quality and the participants’ engagement. So leave it in your bag or in your pocket. Running late to a meeting with people you don’t know or have a formal relationship with will shed a guaranteed negative light on you. You’ll seem like an unreliable and unorganized person that doesn’t respect people enough to value their time. Music: About That Oldie Vibe Tracks Josefina Quincas Moreira Merengue de Limon Quincas Moreira Pink Lemonade Silent Partner https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music TIMESTAMPS A weak handshake 0:38 Keeping your hands in the wrong position 1:25 Chewing gum 2:15 Avoiding eye-contact 3:01 Playing with your hair 3:41 Picking the wrong conversation topics 4:25 Invading someone’s personal space 5:07 Making distracting noises 5:49 Constantly checking your phone 6:34 Forgetting people’s names 7:23 Being late 8:00 The wrong attire 8:47 SUMMARY -If you wanna give the right impression of confidence and capability, remember to grip the other person’s hand firmly and for no longer than 2 seconds. -Put your hands on your lap if you want, but never keep them in your pockets because this gives the impression that you’re hiding something. -Chewing on gum makes you look immature, self-centered, and somewhat low-brow. -Don't be afraid to lock eyes with another person from time to time instead of constantly looking around, especially when you meet them for the first time. -If you tend to play with your hair when you’re nervous, try to kick this habit, you could be sending them the wrong message. -Play it safe and avoid the general “taboo” topics out there. They include health problems, money, religion, politics, or personal problems and complaints. -When it comes to meeting someone for the first time, keep a minimum of 4 feet between the two of you. -It can be nearly impossible to control nervous tapping, but you have to try, especially during important meetings or presentations. -Even if you’re just checking the time on your screen, it comes off as extremely impolite when you do it during a conversation. -Immediately repeate someone’s name after you’ve been introduced. In case you forget the name, just play it cool and try to avoid using phrases where you have to name the other person. -Leave your house in enough time so that you don’t have to run to your meeting. You’ll be all disheveled and unfocused, and that looks bad too. -If you’re meeting somebody for the very first time, again, especially in more formal situations, try to be conservative in your choice of clothing, be polished, and don’t use heavy perfume or tons of makeup. Subscribe to Bright Side : https://goo.gl/rQTJZz ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Our Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brightside/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brightgram/ 5-Minute Crafts Youtube: https://www.goo.gl/8JVmuC ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- For more videos and articles visit: http://www.brightside.me/
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Never miss a talk! SUBSCRIBE to the TEDx channel: http://bit.ly/1FAg8hB As the Athletic Director and head coach of the Varsity Soccer team at Ryerson University, Dr. Joseph is often asked what skills he is searching for as a recruiter: is it speed? Strength? Agility? In Dr. Joseph's TEDx Talk, he explores self confidence and how it is not just the most important skill in athletics, but in our lives. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
Tell time in german Telling time is among the practical skills that one needs to learn when trying to get familiarized with a new country that uses a different language. If you found yourself in a German city such as Berlin or Munich, for example, you will have to know how to express yourself in German, should someone approach you. For instance, a fellow traveler or even a local might ask you for the time. Luckily, the numerical system is still very much used in these areas, but if you really want to blend in and show your effort in assimilating as much as possible into the local culture, it wouldn't hurt if you go the extra mile in learning the language. The phrase Ei ist usually precedes any declaration of time. This literally translates as "It is." Here's how you tell time in the German Language. 1. Just like most other people in the West, Germans tend to split the hour into halves and quarters. You rarely hear people give the time to the minute unless it's a very precise schedule such as a train trip or a flight. The German term for quarter of an hour is viertel while the term halb is used for half. To say "half past the hour", you say halb [the hour]. 2. Most people also use the "X minutes past the hour of Y" format as well when conversing in English. The Germans have a similar way of telling the time in this way. To express the number of minutes that have passed since a certain hour, one may say nach. To say that it's 2:10, one may say Ei ist zehn nach zwei, which means "It is ten past two." 3. The same applies for the expression of "quarter past". One can easily say viertel nach neun for "quarter past nine." 4. The inverse of the "past" is of course the reference to "before" the hour. To express this, you may use the term vor. Viertel von sechs for example means "quarter before six." 5. You may also use the German version of the English "o'clock". The Germans use the term uhr between the hour and the minutes to signify the demarcation and difference. 6. Most television stations would use the 24 hour military time format. Store and shop hours are also almost always posted in this format in windows and signs. 7. There's no going around this. To know how to tell the time in German, you should be good in counting in German - or at least from 1 to 59. Here's a list that can help you get familiarized with the numbers. One - Eins Two - Zwei Three - Drei Four - Fier Five - Funf Six - Sechs Seven - Sieben Eight - Acht Nine - Neun Ten - Zehn Eleven - Elf Twelve - Zwolf Thirteen - Dreizhen Fourteen -Vierzehn Fifteen - Funfzehn Sixteen - Sechzehn Seventeen - Siebzehn Eighteen - Achtzehn Nineteen - Neunzehn If you noticed, the format for the teens was simply adding zehn to the end of the first syllable of the number in excess of ten. For the twenties, the suffix - nundzwandzig (i.e. siebenundzwanzig, acthundzwanzig) is added to the end. Twenty is said as zwanzig. For the thirties, the suffix is unddreißig. Thirty is dreißig. For the forties, the suffix is undverzig. Forty is vierzig. Finally, the fifties have the suffix undfunfzig. Fifty is funfzig. It may be a mouthful now, but with enough practice and effort to tell time every time you get the chance to do so, you will surely find it getting progressively easier.
Write a simple resume that stands out
Making your own resume may seem really simple when you first think about it. But, making a resume that stands out may be quite a challenge. When you submit your resume, it becomes the basis for the employer’s first impression of you. The result of an effective resume can be seen if the employer decides to contact you for an interview. For this reason, it is important that your resume stands out from the resumes of the other applicants. It can happen that your credentials might be similar to some of the credentials of the others. To be sure that it is you who makes the first good impression, make sure that your resume is charismatic and impactful. If you are about to create your resume, here are some worthwhile tips to make sure your resume will stand out.
Customize your resume for a particular job. Whenever you submit a resume, make sure that it is customized for the particular job you are applying for. This does not mean that you have to make an entirely different resume for each job. You may make a standard one. Then, when the time comes that you have to apply for a job, tweak it to highlight the skills and qualities that the employer is probably looking for in the applicants for that particular job position. Make it neat and simple. The Human Resource Department of companies will be reviewing a lot of resumes. It is important that yours is precise, including only the details that the HR dept. will be looking for. Avoid too putting too many words in because it might turn off the people reviewing your resume. You might use bullets to outline your information. This will make your resume more organized and clean-looking. Make it relevant. Make sure that you leave out unnecessary information. You do not have to include work experiences that are brief and unrelated to the job position you are applying for, especially if it is just a minor job experience. You might only do this if you have very limited work experience. Make sure that the information you include makes sense and is relevant to the job being applied for. Sell yourself. Remember that your resume will be the basis for you being scheduled for an interview. Highlight your positive side to sell yourself. This does not mean that you can exaggerate or invent information. Employers would find out anyway during the interview. You do not want to lose your chance because of this. Keep it real but attractive. Be confident of what you have. Also, see to it that you do not seem arrogant in highlighting your skills and qualifications.
Basically, your resume must reflect yourself and highlight your qualifications. It must be precise and straight to the point. Do not put too many descriptions and explanations in for it may look as if you are trying too hard. There are HR personnel who do not want to read too much unnecessary information anyway. Just be sure that you have included all the things that will help you win that job.