- Smile – A genuine and confident smile can go a long way. Often times, your smile is the first thing that people notice about you.
- Proper Handshake – Practice crafting the perfect handshake. You want to be firm but not too tight. Additionally, don’t be too delicate or flimsy. A proper handshake along with eye contact will show that your "professionality" and confidence!
- Eye Contact – When speaking with someone, you want to make eye contact to show you are interested and engaged. Don’t let your eyes wander to other uninvolved people or your surroundings.
- Body Language – This is especially important to show you are interested in the conversation. Open up your body and square your shoulders towards the person you are listening to or speaking with to confirm that you are captivated. And don’t forget about your posture.
- Dress to Impress – Although this is not everything, the way you present yourself contributes to a positive first impression. Look good, feel good, build confidence!
- Introduce with Confidence – Speak with confidence! Avoid words like "um" and "like.” In addition, it’s important to be aware of how fast or slowly you are speaking. For more tips on a professional into, click here to read our blog “You Only Have 30 Seconds.”
- Follow up – Before ending the conversation, find a detail or topic that you can use to start a conversation next time. Inevitably you will meet again, and when you do, you want to be prepared. For a more formal follow up, write a thank you note to express how much you appreciated their time and that you look forward to meeting again in the future. A short and simple note goes a long way.
Congratulations! You’re hired! Your new job provides an opportunity for you to start something new and it can be exhilarating, especially when you are doing something that excites you. However, transitioning to a new job takes some adjustment, can be stressful and can take away from some of the excitement. You’re not only starting with a new company, but you are meeting new people, taking on a new role with new responsibilities, and possibly working in a different environment than what you are accustomed to. Any new job comes with a lot of uncertainty so feeling a bit anxious is normal!
I have served as an administrative assistant. Often time I felt overwhelmed with tasks and responsibilities. However, to keep me going, all it took was a little encouragement from my boss and coworkers acknowledging that they saw the work I was doing and appreciated my commitment. This simple action fueled me and gave me the motivation to keep doing my best every day.
Company Culture is one of the main reasons SalesBoost is such a fantastic place to work. One thing that is a huge part of our culture is to always be your best self. Earlier this week, we posted a blog with the Top 10 Tips to Manage Stress Successfully, including great tips from all of our team members. But why only focus on managing stress for one day? Well, we aren’t! We have more tips and tricks coming your way.
Don’t let stress take the upper hand. Take control and zap stress to be your best self.
Here at SalesBoost, one of our core beliefs is to always be your best self. In honor of Stress Awareness Day, we posted a blog with the Top 10 Tips to Manage Stress Successfully, including great tips from all of our team members. We wanted to share more insight into our stress management recommendations and guess what?! I was asked to be the first one to dive a little deeper and share how I handle stress.
Let’s get one thing straight, stress does not control you. We all have let it affect us one way or another and often times there is a struggle to find that work/life balance. Once stress has the upper hand, every day can be an uphill battle. We lose sleep, we can’t focus or find time for interests outside of the workplace, our relationships slip, and even our immune systems can start to weaken.
I get it! Our lives are hectic and it’s hard to find that balance. Having a plan to deal with stress ahead of time helps manage how I react to stressors. I do my best to model the behaviors that I expect my team to exhibit. My go-to formula when managing stress is simple:
Imagine starting at a job where you quickly realize that there is no clear on-boarding or training plan and you must "figure it out" on your own. Or, you want to further develop and grow your career; however, there's no clear career path nor opportunity for growth. Sound familiar?
For those in the Hospitality Industry, and especially human resources, this is a reality they handle on a daily basis. The hospitality industry must appeal to top talent through training, leadership, and modern tools in order to grapple with a staggering 73.8% employee turnover rate. There exists a gap between what organizations and recruiters are seeking, and what prospects seek and expect from employers that contribute to high turnover. Human Resources professionals must achieve a careful balance of finding and attracting the right candidate with structure and leadership in order to mitigate turnover costs.
Tradeshows and conference attendance are a staple in any sales or marketing role. Thousands of dollars (sometimes more) and countless hours of time go into planning, preparing and attending these shows. But what do you do with all of those connections and leads afterwards? If you don’t have a solid plan to follow up after a tradeshow, then all the work that went into attending is lost. Here are 6 tips to ensure solid follow up plan after a show: