Communication: The Most Important Soft Skill

Photo by Anna Shvets from Pexels We all know that soft skills are just as important as hard skills when it comes to career success. If there’s one soft skill you should master, it’s communication. Great leaders all have one thing in common – excellent communication skills. Unfortunately this skill is overlooked in many industries and companies. But Read More …

5 Ways to Be a Better Leader

Photo by fauxels from Pexels Good leadership is key to a company’s success. Everything starts from the top, so a leader must invoke confidence in their employees, team members, customers and clients. A strong leader doesn’t shy away from difficult situations or tough decisions. If you’re in a leadership position, the behaviors listed below will help grow your Read More …

How To Be a Good Boss During Stressful Times

Although some employees are able to work from home or take paid sick leave during the coronavirus outbreak, many others still have to come in to work. This is a stressful time for everyone, especially those without the luxury of staying home. If you are a manager, supervisor or other leader, it’s likely that you Read More …

Toastmasters Offers Advice for College Grads

It’s college graduation season, and thousands of graduates will enter the job market.  After years of focusing on technical skills, applicants may be surprised to find that employers value soft skills the most. While hard skills are still important, LinkedIn’s 2018 Emerging Jobs Report found that soft skills, including oral communication, leadership and time management, make Read More …

A Guide to Writing a Great Professional Email

As a website owner, I receive a lot of emails. Several factors go into which emails I ignore and which ones warrant a response. These factors are important when it comes to crafting an attention grabbing, professional email. Below, how to write a great professional email that will get a response. The Title Matters Your Read More …

Always Right Addicts – Coping Tips

We all know at least one – that person who always has to be right. They talk over you, dismiss your ideas, and make you feel inferior. Oftentimes, they don’t recognize their behavior as anything bad. However, they can create a toxic work environment for colleagues. Luckily, there are ways to to deal with these Read More …

How to Give Good Feedback

Giving professional, non-biased feedback can be difficult. You don’t want to hurt the recipient’s feelings, but you need to point out any flaws in performance. There are a few ways that you can give professional feedback without damaging the other person’s ego. Read on to learn how to offer balanced feedback.   Start on a Read More …

How to Say NO and Remove Stress from Your Life

Saying no isn’t easy, especially when we think it makes us appear rude or uncooperative. Unfortunately, a reluctance to say no can adversely effect both our mental and physical health. Sometimes saying no isn’t an option, for example if your boss asks you to do something that’s within your job duties. But many times we Read More …