Be Here, Be NOW

Who (or What) are We Listening To?

burned-out-woman-multitaskingThere’s so much to distract our attention these days – we live in what is called the Information Age — I would suggest that it should be more accurately described as the too much information age!

From the constant pinging of mobile phones and endless selfies, a conversation with a friend (who, by the way is sitting next to you!) becomes a three-way, as your companion constantly chats to other people.

I don’t know about you, but that annoys me to no end!  I just find it extremely rude – granted, urgent calls need to be dealt with immediately, but anything else….that’s what voicemail is for!  If you are going to sit down in front of me, BE WITH ME!  Sorry for the rant, but I really feel people have got to practice a bit more phone etiquette……

We have forgotten how to be PRESENT.

The Power of Paying Attention

Do you realise that 80% of our communication is non-verbal….or that you will be given that job (or not!) within the first 5 minutes of your interview beginning?

woman-silhouette-mindfulness-wordsRecruiters not only look at your appearance, but the way you carry yourself – do you look interested or bored?  Did you do your homework on the company in order to ask a question (at least one!) about the company?  They’re looking to see whether you are fully engaged and present at the interview!  If in 5 minutes’ time you haven’t made the grade, your interview will soon be over…and so will your job opportunity!

 

The short video below looks at the issue of being present, and how and why it is vital — whether you’re a student, a business owner or just going about your daily life.