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Why You Should Practice Confident Body Language

Body language can communicate information that is beyond what is being said (semantics, the meaning of words) and heard (auditory input), information such as context. According to this discussion’s background video, Your Body May Shape Who You Are by Amy Cuddy (2012),  she suggests that even if you don’t feel confident, practicing confident body language can increase …

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Speech Patterns: The Proposition-to-Proof versus The Problem-Solution Method

Knowing different methods for creating persuasive speeches is useful so that you can use a variety of styles while being aware of each style’s drawbacks. The two methods I’ll be discussing will be the proposition-to-proof method and the problem-solution method.  The proposition-to-proof method uses a pattern by which the speaker begins with a statement of …

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Grit = Delayed Gratification + Consistency

What drives a person to achieve their goals despite the challenges and obstacles that confront them? Upon doing some research, I came across this word: grit. After reading dozens of articles, I found that grit is collectively defined as a personality trait that people have, that is demonstrated by the passion and perseverance towards achieving …

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What’s Your Personality Type?​

By Dru Macasieb I am a firm believer in the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) personality test and the insights it has to offer. Knowing your own personality type can help you understand your thoughts and behaviors, and how you interact with others and the outside world. This can translate to a better understanding of yourself, …

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My Information Diet

By Dru Macasieb Originally Written: February 3rd, 2018 This year, especially this year, I am taking EXTREME ownership of my professional development in a multitude of ways.  One of the ways I am taking extreme ownership is by going on an information diet. Information diet is the idea that people should be conscious and selective …

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Thoughts = You

In the eyes of the magnificent, you are magnificent. In the eyes of helplessness, you are helpless. See yourself as magnificent, You become it, See yourself as helpless, You are it. Be magnificent.

Ted Talk Review: Brene Brown

By Dru Macasieb January 11, 2017 https://embed.ted.com/talks/lang/en/brene_brown_on_vulnerability Brene Brown gives an awesome Ted Talk regarding the power of vulnerability. In her research on human connections (love). She found that the difference between people who have a strong sense of worthiness and those that do not is simply the belief that they are worthy of it …

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Beautiful Are We

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/21/f4/17/21f417003609c0cfe30427f713612def.jpg By Dru Macasieb Beautiful are we Woven by threads of diversity United by hate We stand as one Beautiful as the Venus sun An opportunity manifested By uneducated minds Resilience requested As commonality binds Us through the threat of a symbol of hate We come together To agitate A system so broken It can’t …

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