1. Make your voice more effective. Speak loudly and clearly to ensure that everyone in the room can hear you. Adjust your volume according to the size of the audience. Lower your pitch to convey more authority. High-pitched voices can be perceived as shrill and annoying. Vary the pitch of your voice throughout your presentation to give your words more power. End questions on a high note and punctuate statements with a lower note. 2. Adjust your position. When you […]
We have a very close sense of the stages of development of small children. But what about adults? How do we keep developing once we are ‘grown up’? And what are the key stages of development?
A key–perhaps the key–to a happy life is self-knowledge, because as the Fifth Splendid Truth holds,I can build a happy life only on the foundation of my own nature. In my own case, I’ve found that the more my life reflects my real interests, values, and temperament, the happier I become. But it’s very hard to know ourselves; it’s easy to be distracted by the way we wish we were, or think we ought to be, or what others think we should be, until […]