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Maximize your influence within the office with attaining excessive functionality. it is going to assist you to get the easiest from your task by means of operating smarter, no longer tougher.

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Do I need someone who is internal or external to my current organization? • Is there a specific issue I really want help with? • Is this a short-term need, or a long-term relationship? • Is there an area of expertise my mentor should have (psychology, leadership, career guidance)? TIP THINK BEFORE YOU SPEAK Remember that your boss is part of the organization, so if he or she is your mentor, be cautious about being completely open about every aspect of your ambitions or personal life.

Do I always dress neatly and appropriately and feel comfortable in what I wear? NO 42 Becoming more effective Making decisions The place that you have reached in your career or your personal life is the result of the decisions you have made. Every decision closes off some opportunities and opens others. Life is full of difficult choices and that is why making good decisions is essential. HOW TO... MAKE A DECISION Establish evaluation criteria. Collect appropriate data. Develop alternatives. Defining the process Making big decisions isn’t simply about mulling over a few options.

34 Improving your skills Practicing your delivery Research has shown that your voice—how you say something—is better remembered than the words you use, so practice how you deliver your speech. Begin by standing up, both feet firmly on the floor. Don’t be too rigid and don’t hunch, because you will smother your voice. Move your head gently from side to side to help you relax. When you speak, imagine your voice reaching the very back of the room like a wave rolling onto a beach. Voice control isn’t just about projection: you need to add expression, depth, and resonance.

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