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18 Dec 10 How to Make Work related travels Fun?

Does frequent travel bother you and truly put you off? If you are among those people who travel quite frequent for business or job reasons and don’t really enjoy it’s not your fault. Frequent travel for work by flight, car, train, ship or any other medium is definitely not much entertaining as it not only borrows the tension of upcoming meeting or deals, but is also devoid of warm company of family members and friends. But when you don’t have a choice and you have to travel frequent because of work, why not learn few tips to make your travel comfortable and enjoyable?

Here are some guidelines for your help.

Carry an iPod or audio player

While travelling you may remain tensed because of business deal or upcoming meetings and feel stressed. Music can actually de-stress you. Carry an iPod or any other music listening device with your favorite music tracks stored in it. Listen to it when you feel low or bored. If you want to make the best of your time and learn something in this free time you can watch some video tutorials or listen to audio lectures.

Reading can be your companion

If reading makes you feel at your best and you love to read new things carry a novel, magazine of your choice. You can carry a tangible form of book or an e-book reader to read. You can download your favorite write-ups from Internet and feed into your e-book reader before travelling. There’s nothing as involving and as enriching as reading habit.

Play game

If you are a game freak and it makes you feel at your best you can play games on your laptop, mobile phone or play station. It can be anything – racing, soccer, basket ball, cricket, puzzle, Sudoku, farming, city building, or any other interactive game.

Internet surfing

If you are a net savvy person and love to spend hours on Internet while chatting, sending mails, interacting on social networking websites and you have access to Internet while travelling; surf Internet. To keep yourself relaxed do light hearted activities, not serious work on net.

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05 Jul 10 Tips for Effective Public Speaking

At times, even great talent, knowledge and wisdom take backseat, in the fear of public speaking. Don’t let yourself go unnoticed, unappreciated, unexplored just for the apparent fear of speaking in public. Be heard. Be proactive. If you know the subject, if you strongly believe in it and you are confident shoot it in the public, without arrogance. And witness mesmerized audience, convinced audience looking up to you with admiration and respect. Initially you may hinder in public speaking worrying and fearing about your surroundings. These guidelines will help you to overcome the irrelevant fear and evolve as a good public speaker.

Know the subject

Knowledge is most important while speaking. And extensive reading boosts knowledge. Learn as much as you can, it will always help in speaking. Before you speak, do your homework. Make sure you know the subject before speaking. Your words should add value to the subject and not just fill space.

Speak loud and clear

Speak clearly, without mumbling or mispronouncing. Be careful while speaking in front of non-native speakers. At the same time be audible enough for the size of audience and room, ambience and noise around. Be loud, but don’t shout. Hold microphone properly to be heard. Keep a check on the voice modulation.

Avoid unnecessary filler words

Always avoid filler words like ‘okay’, ‘actually’, ‘you know’, ‘um’, ‘and and’, ‘kinda’, ‘sorta’ and the like. They bore the audience, show shallowness and your lack of confidence and knowledge of what you want to say next. It shows your poor vocabulary. Many people find such weak words to be cool and happening, but it’s just in the college campus. Cut this habit of yours.

Stand straight and confident

Standing posture speaks of confidence. Stand erect, shoulders back, weight evenly distributed on both feet and knees relaxed. Don’t keep moving or shaking legs and heels. It shows nervousness and it’s distracting too. Movements should be outcome of a purpose.

Hand gesture

Your hand gestures speak of your confidence level, state of mind and conviction power. Your hands can visually illustrate your intended message. Avoid negative gestures like hand clasping, hands in pocket, fumbling objects.

Eye contact

Don’t forget to look into the audience’s eyes. Make proper eye contact with confidence rather than gazing at ceiling, wall, floor or other objects in the surrounding.

That’s all it takes to make the first move. Once you are into it, there’s no look back. You will just improve with each trial. Gear up for the public speaking.

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26 Jan 10 Using Google Adwords To Drive Traffic

Using Google Adwords to drive traffic to your website is a great idea.  But there are also a lot of pitfalls that can harm your campaign, and cause all of your efforts to fail.  Using Adwords is somewhat a fine tuned science.  Google Adwords allows you to pay a nominal fee via Google’s service, for every time a webpage reader clicks on your advertisement.  Your ads will go on corresponding pages that relate to your content, based upon which keywords you choose.  The main thing to understand about Adwords is that you want to carefully target your campaign, otherwise you run the risk of paying for clicks that aren’t worth the money.

-Using too many keywords is one of the number one mistakes that many Adwords users make.  You want to stay away from generic keywords, and stick only to keywords that directly pertain to your ad.  Otherwise you’ll have a lot of clicks from readers that were misled, that don’t amount to anything.

-Remember to use your relevant keywords in your ad title and description.  A big mistake is forgetting to do this, and then you have an ad that doesn’t seem to pertain to what a reader is currently surfing.  The whole point of Adwords is to hitch onto keywords on other sites for your ads.  Leaving those keywords out means that your ad is less likely to be noticed.

-Walk that fine line between clarity and keyword density.  Your keyword should be prevalent so that any searchers have no trouble running into your ad, but don’t overload your statements so that the keyword is senselessly repeated too many times.

-Always track your results, if one keyword set up isn’t working switch to a different one.  There’s no sense in continuing a campaign that hasn’t been fruitful.  That’s just beating a dead horse.  Instead, try different things if you’re not seeing the results you want.

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