“I talk about 90-second fact-checks and I think people think I’m a bit unhinged sometimes. What can students possibly do in that short amount of time that would be meaningful? A lot, actually.”
In this short, fascinating talk, Treasure shares five ways to re-tune your ears for conscious listening — to other people and the world around you.
“Part III of a three-part series offers 15 tips for sending emails that focus on email creation and delivery. Part I provides 11 basic suggestions to control email, including setting a strong foundation, managing the flow of messages, and clearing your inbox. Part II provides another 11 tips for managing email throughout the day so people don’t feel like they’re drowning and can focus on more important activities.”
Taming the Emailstrom III: 15 Tips for Sending Emails
“In Part I: 11 Ways to Control Email, I discussed ways to get your inbox to a more manageable state. Depending on the steps you took after reading the previous post, hopefully you’ve decreased the number of emails coming in and maybe even gotten a handle on existing messages in your inbox. Now let’s talk about some strategies that will enable you to better manage incoming emails on a daily basis…”
Taming the Emailstrom II: 11 Ways to Better Manage Incoming Emails
“Written for anyone who feels overwhelmed by email, this series of posts outlines strategies to help you tame the email hydra. Part I offers suggestions to control email, Part II outlines ways to manage email throughout the day, and Part III offers suggestions for better email creation and delivery. You don’t need to implement all of the ideas but try a few and see if they don’t make your relationship with email a little less conflicted…or at least make you less likely to scream or cry at the thought of opening your inbox.”
Taming the Emailstrom, Part 1: 11 Ways to Control Email
“As we are all well aware, the majority of our work is done over email. Figuring out email etiquette is an essential skill as both a…student and as a co-worker.” This post has some simple and effective ways to manage email.
7 Tips for Writing Better Emails
“Tech columnist David Pogue shares 10 simple, clever tips for computer, web, smartphone and camera users. And yes, you may know a few of these already — but there’s probably at least one you don’t.” This TED Talk has great hacks…worth the 5 minutes and 45 seconds.
David Pogue: 10 top time-saving tech tips
10 Email Tips for Interns
“The first time a client or an upper-level manager has contact with an intern is often through e-mail. The recipient of an e-mail can learn so much about the sender by the way the message is written. From one simple e-mail, a recipient can tell if the intern pays attention to details, values the company’s image and cares about his or her responsibilities. In addition, the intern’s tone and professionalism is interpreted when reading an e-mail.”
“Learn to speak and write clearly, concisely and, most importantly, with passion. And never forget to shut up and listen.
Great advice from Michael Lazerow at Offbeat Advice I Wish I Was Given in School
This article has good info about increasing empathy in our professional and personal lives:
Six Habits of Highly Empathic People
If you think you’re hearing the word “empathy”
everywhere, you’re right. It’s now on the lips of scientists and business leaders, education experts and political activists. But there is a vital question that few people ask: How can I expand my own empathic potential
? Empathy is not just a way to extend the boundaries of your moral universe. According to new research, it’s a habit we can cultivate
to improve the quality of our own lives.