Tuesday, May 10, 2011

MC's Omniscient Tuesday on career guidance

Today Dr Judy Jay from the Voice Clinic gave us sound career advice and its all in the voice.

Some of the facts Dr Judy Jay mentioned in the interview is that there are three aspects to communication, words, tone and body language. Words count for 7%, Tone is 38 % and Body language is 55%.
Effective communication is all in the tone since the voice is the window to the soul. What is tone? Tone is the way you communicate or project your emotions. If you mumble you project low self-esteem for example being too loud on the otherhand projects arrogance. Being mindful when speaking is key.

Everyday tips include:
  • Thinking negative thoughts will put out negative words;
  • Realise breathing starts from the diaphram. Take a deep breath let the words be carried on that breath, pretend you gona hit the wall opposite you with that breath;
  • Open your mouth when speaking;
  • Pratice saying the word OUCH
  • Be conscious of your 'pauses' in between
We also discussed stress management and here are a few things to bare in mind:
  • You have an option to be negative or positive the control lies with you;
  • You can't avoid stress but you can manage it;
  • Stress does not lie in the situation but rather in your perception;
  • Instead of cursing seek the positive, put yourself in a positive mind-frame,
  • Its not what happens to in life that's important but how you deal with it
Lastly I was joined by Mr Mike Klink an entrepreneur who focuses on Entrepreneurial, Career and Small

Business skills development in his private business capacity and coach people within the structures of career strategies and for job interviews. He runs free workshops at the Central Library in Cape Town CBD every Saturday morning and occassional Friday. Mike Klink believes that brushing up on your skills or continuing your learning whether through free workshops is crucial especially in having confidence in yourself in your capabilities. To find out more contact Mike on mikeklink039@gmail.com or 073 95 666 21

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