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Selling Yourself

Develop Your Elevator Pitch Do you know how long it takes for people to form impressions about you?  A study by Michael Solomon (PhD), a Psychologist in the Marketing Department of the  Graduate School of Business, New York University posited that people make eleven decisions about us in the first 7 seconds of contact. Among…

Positioning

Reposition Yourself

Adapt to Changes Around You It is often said that change is the only constant in life. Unarguably, this period in the history of humanity, more than any other, typifies this statement. We live in a constantly changing world occasioned by various economic, cultural, political and ideological factors. While trying to catch up with the…

Personality

Your Personality Matters

Play to Your Strength In March 1990, a set of conjoined twins – Abby & Brittany Hensel – made headlines when they were born. They became household names after they let the media into their unique lives for a program on an American pay television channel, TLC. These twin sisters, fused together at the torso,…

Personal Grooming

Dressing Up for Success   Have you ever experienced this?  You pulled up somewhere in a really nice chauffeur driven car. Stepping out well dressed with appropriate accessories, you feel the room with the fragrance of your sweet-smelling cologne. Soon you realize that you are getting all the attention, compliments and courtesy from everyone around.…

Positioning

Position Yourself

Be at the right place “Position yourself well enough and circumstances will do the rest.” This statement by an American writer – Mason Cooley emphasizes how being in the right place at the right time makes it possible to achieve your dreams and goals.  This statement rings true in the case of the first black…

Team Community

Build a Community

United We Stand An African proverb says “there’s strength in numbers”. This statement rings true in every aspect of life, stressing the fact that we can achieve more together as a community than as individuals.  Our history as a nation is full of stories that support this fact. One of such stories is the Abeokuta…

Stand Out

Stand Out

Dare to be Different “The other day I dreamt that I was at the gates of Heaven. And St. Peter said, ‘Go back to Earth, there are no slums up here.’” These were the words of Mother Teresa in a conversation with Prince Michael of Greece in 1996. She was emphasizing the need to stay…

David and Goliath

Stand Tall 

  Courage in the face of adversity The classic David and Goliath story has been told throughout history across various religions and cultures.  The setting was sometime in the 11th Century in a place called The Valley of Elah, located on the border of the West Bank about 46 minutes’ drive from Jerusalem. Ancient Israel…

Personal Brand

Build Your Personal Brand

Becoming A Reputable Asset    Do you know that we are all building our personal brands by the things we say and do every time? Whether you know it or not, people are forming perceptions about you based on what they observe. These perceptions influence the kind of opportunities that come your way, especially in…

Maintain A Positive Mind-Set

Learn From the Process  Over the past couple of months, especially since the outbreak of the coronavirus, several studies have been carried out to ascertain the psychological effect of the pandemic on people and how they are coping with the crisis. In a publication released in April 2020, psychologists from the University of Ibadan, the…