2 Skills that Will Set You Apart

Have you ever wondered why some people go farther in their career, or attract more doors of opportunity  than others in the same industry?

Is there something one is doing differently that we can learn from?

Twenty to thirty years ago, having a  degree from university or college almost guaranteed you would be able to land a good job. In fact, not long ago, it was your educational credentials that gave you the edge over others applying for the same job. However, that is not the case for the millennial generation.  Studies show that today, if two people who are highly educated and equipped with the same technical skills applied for a particular job position,the person with highly developed "soft skills" would most likely get the job.

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What exactly are these soft skills and how...

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Silence is Powerful!

This is true sometimes for life and in public speaking. There are times that silence , or a pause while public speaking communicates more than words ever could. However, not just any pause or silence will have the same effect.

A skilled speaker would know when and how to placeit in the presentation for maximum impact.  Nonverbal communication is often overlooked except when it is totally off, not matching the verbal communication. Most speakers put more emphasis on getting out their content, and forget that over 90 % of what makes up effective, dynamic communication is the nonverbal language. Your body language speaks before you open your mouth! So how you show up is either enhancing or eroding your verbal message.  Google defines "body language" as "the process of communicating nonverbally through conscious or unconscious gestures and movements."

Most speakers don't realize that their unconscious movements may be affecting the audience's ability to...

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