Success Strategies for Post-Grad Students and Professionals
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How to be successful in college and business

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1. Be happy and open to learning

2. Be curious

3. Be fearless in learning new things

4. Be creative

5. Deliver your best work (reports, presentations, contributions)

6. Be a true team player with emotional intelligence

7. Be professional

8. Be punctual

9. Be a good listener

10. Be innovative

11. Take time to be away from technology and social media

12. Be part of a community

13. Be prepared to help others

14. Be Big; be larger than life

15. Work hard

16. Live life as if it's your last month in your current city

17. Be in the moment when communicating with someone

 

Remember......

 

Preparation + Opportunity = Possibilities

 

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Use Mirroring to Connect With Others

Use Mirroring to Connect With Others | Success Strategies for Post-Grad Students and Professionals | Scoop.it
Using the same gestures, posture or tone as someone else can create a connection and help with networking, negotiating or just make conversations go smoothly
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Signs That You Lack Emotional Intelligence

Signs That You Lack Emotional Intelligence | Success Strategies for Post-Grad Students and Professionals | Scoop.it
And four ways to improve it.
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Emotional Intelligence is vital to successful group dynamics.  Have each member on your team build that EQ Quotient and become a key contributor to the whole group.

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To Stop Procrastinating, Start by Understanding the Emotions Involved

To Stop Procrastinating, Start by Understanding the Emotions Involved | Success Strategies for Post-Grad Students and Professionals | Scoop.it
New research suggests procrastination is a way some people cope with stress and avoid the feeling of anxiety before a new assignment or task.
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BBC - Future - How to supercharge the way you learn

BBC - Future - How to supercharge the way you learn | Success Strategies for Post-Grad Students and Professionals | Scoop.it
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Tips on memorizing facts thanks to psychology

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A Conversation Exit Plan

A Conversation Exit Plan | Success Strategies for Post-Grad Students and Professionals | Scoop.it
Don’t just go ‘freshen your drink’; networking pros say there are graceful ways to end a stalled conversation at a party.
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Getting enough sleep is key to exam success, research says

Getting enough sleep is key to exam success, research says | Success Strategies for Post-Grad Students and Professionals | Scoop.it
According to new research, sleep is key to effective learning, while cramming many topics before an exam doesn't give learners a chance to consolidate information
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Nine Things Successful People Do Differently

Nine Things Successful People Do Differently | Success Strategies for Post-Grad Students and Professionals | Scoop.it
Why have you been so successful in reaching some of your goals, but not others? If you aren’t sure, you are far from alone in your confusion. It turns out that even brilliant, highly accomplished people are pretty lousy when it comes to understanding why they succeed or fail. The intuitive answer — that you […]
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4 psychological tricks to instantly appear more competent - Business Insider

4 psychological tricks to instantly appear more competent - Business Insider | Success Strategies for Post-Grad Students and Professionals | Scoop.it
Natalia Budantseva-Strelka Institute/flickrAppearing competent is all about how you interact with others.Coming across as competent isn't just a matter of...
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Everything You Need to Know About Becoming a Better Listener

Everything You Need to Know About Becoming a Better Listener | Success Strategies for Post-Grad Students and Professionals | Scoop.it
You have ears. Here’s how to use them.
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4 Ways Millennials Can Improve Their Communication Skills

4 Ways Millennials Can Improve Their Communication Skills | Success Strategies for Post-Grad Students and Professionals | Scoop.it
Authentic conversations and collaboration are the keys to success in business.
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The Smartest Ways to Network at a Party

The Smartest Ways to Network at a Party | Success Strategies for Post-Grad Students and Professionals | Scoop.it
Reading a room is a skill that can be learned; keep an eye out for nonverbal cues like how people stand or hold their hands.
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How to Make Yourself Work When You Just Don’t Want To

How to Make Yourself Work When You Just Don’t Want To | Success Strategies for Post-Grad Students and Professionals | Scoop.it
Get over your “feelings” and take care of business.
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Why your boss wants you to join Toastmasters

Why your boss wants you to join Toastmasters | Success Strategies for Post-Grad Students and Professionals | Scoop.it
It isn't just about giving better speeches anymore--the group is helping advance careers and train tomorrow's leaders.
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Personal / direct communication and leadership: a great combination

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21 time-management lessons everyone should learn in their 20s

21 time-management lessons everyone should learn in their 20s | Success Strategies for Post-Grad Students and Professionals | Scoop.it
These will help you throughout your career.
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An introvert shares her favorite psychological trick for speaking in front of strangers

An introvert shares her favorite psychological trick for speaking in front of strangers | Success Strategies for Post-Grad Students and Professionals | Scoop.it
Hate public speaking? Here's how to get over it.
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"You have to desensitize yourself to your fear of or discomfort with speaking by practicing in small, safe steps," Susan Cain explained.


She also mentions  the value of joining a Toastmasters club!
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What Maslow’s Hierarchy Won’t Tell You About Motivation

What Maslow’s Hierarchy Won’t Tell You About Motivation | Success Strategies for Post-Grad Students and Professionals | Scoop.it
Leaders need to focus on three basic psychological needs.
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Why and how Procrastination can be Good for Your Job

Why and how Procrastination can be Good for Your Job | Success Strategies for Post-Grad Students and Professionals | Scoop.it
At Hootsuite we live and breathe social, which means that everything is in real time, our workplace is fast-paced, and social trends come and go in hypersp
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What to Do If Your Team Is Letting You Down

What to Do If Your Team Is Letting You Down | Success Strategies for Post-Grad Students and Professionals | Scoop.it
If your team isn’t living up to your expectations, maybe you haven’t made them clear.
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Key steps in article:
"1. Explain what you do want, rather than what you don't.
2. Reward the positive and coach the negative."


I would go further, in Toastmaster language: "Evaluate To Motivate."

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Conquer Your Nerves Before Your Presentation

Conquer Your Nerves Before Your Presentation | Success Strategies for Post-Grad Students and Professionals | Scoop.it

They’re natural, but you don’t have to be captive to them.

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Toastmasters International -Why You Need Cultural Intelligence

Toastmasters International -Why You Need Cultural Intelligence | Success Strategies for Post-Grad Students and Professionals | Scoop.it
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