Video series time! How do you greet conflict in your life? Do you avoid it, greet it head on, connect with it? We’re thinking all about conflict in this three-part series and how we can be better in situations that aren’t very fun – unless you are a drama queen. First, we’re going to think about what kind of person we are when we have a moment of conflict in life. Really ask yourself, ‘Self, how do I deal with conflict?’ Now, we aren’t talking about the knock-down, drag-out fights – we’re thinking about the level we have on a semi-regular basis. Everything from disagreements to misunderstandings, how do you connect?
In improv, we can watch and witness first hand HOW people react in conflict. In improv, we can assess and redo situations. In real life? We aren’t able to ‘redo’ things. Reflection is key if we really want to change and grow.
In part two, we’re exploring some different conflict styles – are you confrontational? Do you thrive on drama? Are you a victim queen?
Finally, with part three, we’re thinking about what next. How do you handle the ‘next’ in your conflict style? How can you resolve a difference with a simple Yes, And?
Have your expectations not been met? Disappointed a lot? Maybe you aren’t managing or being clear with your expectations. This isn’t about unrealistic expectations – this is about being clear and concise regarding your expectations and communicating this information to the people that you are talking to or expecting things from. We can’t be expected to be mind readers! What ends up happening – miscommunications and errors because of a lack of clarity! Don’t just take our word for it – sit back, relax and let us know what you think!
BE YOURSELF! Welcome back for Part Three of Be Yourself: Make the Choice, Make it Happen! You’ve gone through parts one and two, you figured out your three things and you’ve paid attention to the ‘self’ you’ve been putting out there – now what? You have to make the choice to see if you want to work on the self that goes out there, or do you want to keep on keeping on. It’s up to YOU – if you want to put on another persona while you are talking to people, that’s your choice. If you want to start and continue to bring out your best self, start here. As always, sit back, enjoy, and let us know if you have any comments or questions!
BE YOURSELF! We’re back again with part two of our Be Yourself series – what aspects of you are YOU? We know that you are made up of a million wonderful things – what are the three traits that really make up who you are? And are those things you share with the outside world, or are you hiding things because people might misinterpret it, or you need to be seen in a certain way? We’re thinking about bringing that best self – so sit back, relax and enjoy! Let us know if you have any questions or comments for next week!
Welcome back to another video, and today we’re working on figuring out who we are. Do you behave the same with your friends and your coworkers? Are you having a hard time with the phrase, ‘Be Yourself’? So often we’re told to be ourselves with no way to completely figure out who we are! In this three-part series, we’re going to think about our self-awareness in developing who we are and who we want to be, as well as figuring out that line between how we are perceived and what we put out into the world. As always, please share and send this along to friends and family, and be sure to send us any questions or comments you might have about our video series!
You did it – did you? Maybe you got the job or the next interview – and maybe you didn’t. Best thing to do now is to reflect on what happened – both how you felt and how you could grow. We tend to skip the reflection part of experiences, and that’s actually the most important part! Nothing matters if you are shooting scatter-shot into the wind. Check out our tips for reflection, and let us know if you have questions!
You have the interview, you’re there – NOW WHAT? This week we are thinking about being IN the interview, and how to ace that moment. We’ve been thinking about interview questions and answers, and are ready to help you ace it.
We’re thinking about interview skills in this week’s video with The Engaging Educator #YesAndTube. This is the first of a three part series on interviewing – this week, our focus is on BEFORE the interview.
Have you gone into an interview thinking that your prep started and stopped with looking at the company, or maybe refreshing your resume, or finding something interesting the company is doing? You need to not only warm up your voice before interviews, you should practice answering some of the traditional interview questions that come up! Big pro-tip: The question of greatest strengths and weaknesses is a doozy if you don’t prepare. First, figure out your three strengths and three weaknesses. Then, think about how you can spin your weaknesses into a strength. For example, if a weakness is that you take things personally, the spin could be you care so much about your work and the outcomes of it that you sometimes take things personally, and are working on that balance.
A few questions to think about prior to interviews:
Why do you want this job?
What is this company doing that is exciting or interesting to you?
Why you? Don’t talk about your competition, you are the amazing one – why are you the best for this job?
What are your strengths and weaknesses?
How can you spin your weaknesses into strengths?
How does your experience make you the best for this job?
Why do you care?
When you’ve thought about and practiced these answers, also be sure to warm up before your interview! Do some tongue-twisters in the car, call a friend just to talk and warm up your voice, and really think about the words coming out of your mouth!
Do you have any interview tips that work for you? Let us know, and enjoy our micro-tips in this week’s video!
Public speaking need some work? We’ve got you covered! This week, we’re on Part Two of our Breathing Series. So often, we’re not paying attention to our bodies and truly checking in to see what’s happening and how we can be better speaker simply through breathing in a healthy way. If you’ve been thinking about your audience, you should be starting with thinking about yourself! Your personal development plan and public speaking skills can only get stronger if you tap into the power of your voice and develop your self-awareness. Enjoy this continuation of our breathing series where we think further about where our breath support comes from and how to use and strengthen what we have. Miss part one? Check it out here!
Public speaking – love it or hate it, we have to do it! And it all starts with our breathing. So this week in our video series, we’re thinking about our breathing and heading back to the base of all speaking! Do you find yourself running out of air, getting stressed when you speak or finding that you are always worried about the audience hearing you? Start here!