How Music can Affect our Mood

musicHave you ever paid close attention to the music you listen to? Music is all around us: on the radio, in movies, in our CD/Tape/MP3 player and at events. Music has a powerful way of triggering emotions in us. Sometimes a song will remind us of people, places or events. Other times, the music itself (the key, tempo, style or lyrics) can make us feel a certain way. Some even say that listening to certain types of music (mainly classical) will make you smarter or more productive (the Baby Einstein Company made a fortune out of this concept).

Deltalina – Making airline safety videos cool

I think even Delta Airlines is surprised with all the recent buzz over their new in-flight safety video (which you can watch at the end of this post). Katherine Lee, a 33 year-old striking redhead and actual Delta employee, is the star of the video and explains how to exit during an emergency and which portable electronic devices are allowed.

Networking – Career Day

Networking - Career DayNetworking is a term that means different things to different people. To some, it has a negative connotation such as relying on others to get things or trying to get something out of everyone you interact with. To others, it strikes a chord of fear because they associate the term with having to introduce themselves to a total stranger.

Personal Organization

Last week, we discussed how time is something that we never seem to have enough of. Once you’ve looked at how you spend your time and made changes, the next step is to save time when you do things. You can accomplish this in a number of different ways, many of which fall under personal organization.

Here are some examples of how lack of organization can add more stress to your life and make you less efficient:

  • You’re late for an appointment because you spent 20 minutes looking for your car keys.

Video of the Week – Catherine Tate Show “Helen” Translator

Super Festivals - month’s theme for Video of the Week is “Humorous examples of bad communication.” Let’s face it, people are always mis-communicating and sometimes, it can be quite funny and entertaining. But most importantly, it’s memorable so you’ll be able to retain the lesson.

This week’s video comes from the Helen Tate Show, a British comedy that consists of various sketches involving a cast of recurring characters. In this video, Helen Marsh, the “I can do that” woman is asked by her boss to find a translator to speak to a group of people from various foreign countries. Since Helen has that “can do” attitude, she volunteers to act as the translator. Here is the clip:

Time Management Tips

Time management“So much to do, so little time to do it.”

“If I could just get an extra hour each day to catch up”

These are some of the common reactions I get when I ask people about time management. With family commitments and increasing pressure to do more in the workplace, it’s no surprise that people wish they had 30 hours each day to get everything done.

Here are some tips to help you get more done in less time:

Plan out your day: Make a list of goals that you want to accomplish each day so that you focus on doing the things that benefit you the most and avoid wasting time.

Skills for Success in the Workplace – March Career Day Theme

I can’t believe that it’s already March. This month’s theme for Career Day is Skills for Success in the Workplace. Whether you’re a professional, employee or business owner, these skills will help you succeed with your work. We’ll cover topics such as time management and organization as well as a few other things.