New Grads Need These Social Skills to be Successful in the Workplace

New Grads Need These Social Skills to be Successful in the Workplace

Every year following college graduation, thousands of graduates begin their new careers in the workplace. Unfortunately, the excitement and anticipation are quickly met with unexpected culture shock. One of the biggest missteps happens when new grads start their jobs without considering their workplace reputations. This has a lot to do with incongruent social skills and underdeveloped soft skills. Contained within are 8 suggestions for new grads to better align their social skills for the workplace and to optimize the start of their careers.

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How to Use Storytelling to Make Meaningful Connections

How to Use Storytelling to Make Meaningful Connections

Let me tell you a story! Most times when we hear these words our ears perk up. Storytelling is a unique way of vicariously living through others’ adventures. It allows us to inject more emotion, empathy, and authenticity into our social exchanges because stories usually originate from universal human experiences. Using the outline of a narrative arc, anyone can weave creative storytelling into their communication style to accelerate social bonding in a most interesting way.

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Say My Name: 6 Tips to Remember Names of People You've Just Met

Say My Name: 6 Tips to Remember Names of People You've Just Met

It has been said that the sweetest sound to anyone's ears is the sound of his own name. It’s for this reason that when a person’s name is used in conversation, more bonding and rapport happens. When meeting new people you want to create this magic. But first, you need to remember their names! Use these 6 tricks to easily gamify name recollection so you can stress less and actually enjoy the person behind the name.

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Get to the Point — How to Be an Articulate Communicator

Get to the Point — How to Be an Articulate Communicator

We live in a world of one-word responses and emojis to communicate our thoughts. It’s convenient. It’s cute. But it won’t cut it when you need to articulate complex ideas. Through some thoughtful preparation and practice of these 6 easy-to-implement tactics, your communication style can evolve to present yourself credibly and confidently regardless of the setting.

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3 Actionable Steps to Confidently Start a Conversation

3 Actionable Steps to Confidently Start a Conversation

Loneliness and social isolation are growing worldwide but common advice on how to solve it doesn’t account for our unique circumstances or dispositions. To end loneliness it requires engaging with others in person or IRL but we must first develop a social action plan that plays to our strengths and comforts. Through proper preparation, social engagement like first conversations can be more successful and rewarding.

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Read Their Minds: How to Build Rapport with Anyone

Read Their Minds: How to Build Rapport with Anyone

Years of study have concluded that our myriad personalities can be categorized into defined dominant traits. Understanding this can help us more quickly read those we interact with. By adapting our communication style to others’, we can help put them at ease and establish a more genuine rapport for easier conversations.

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