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What a great analogy! ...and the obvious answer to why I have never been able to make biscuits. Everybody in my southern family makes beautiful, light, fluffy, buttery, perfectly shaped biscuits. I make crumbly rocklike objects that look (and probably taste) like anthills. Perhaps...somewhere...there are instructions. I'll bet Paula Deen has something to say on the subject. (but I suspect the answer includes lard)"
I like this article, and I suspect that Shawn has missed some of the points. A strong handshake and good eye contact are indicative of a confident personality, there are other, more subtle markers that come across as a general impression of confidence, but they are more difficult to define. For the applicant, developing a confident presence is crucial. For the hiring manager, differentiating between cocky and confident is necessary. Some people skip jobs because they are cocky and think they deserve better, because they don't care about the company or the position, or because the grass always appears to be greener elsewhere. Others are the Mary Poppins of business, and once they have righted the wrongs and put the business on right track, it's time to move to another business that needs guidance. It is also possible for a leader to land in a position where their ideas are valued and growth is always possible. Those jobs are rare and valuable. It takes a gutsy corporate outlook and upper management that will get out of the way and allow leaders to move forward without impediment. "
Matt, this is a well-written and informative post. I didn't read it at first because presentations aren't part of my job (generally, although I occasionally do flash) but now I feel compelled to check out these products. You captured my imagination. Nice job!"
I love this post. Not so long ago, when I was a web developer, clients often came to me with ideas they thought were original and stunning. They envisioned huge success and all the money and fame that accompanies a brand new concept. Most often, their ideas boiled down to things like: It'll be just like facebook, only for real estate agents! brilliant...right?"
I liked it so much I was going to post it myself, but I searched first. It's obviously satire to me - the title and the blurb are dead giveaways - but it's also a good example of press release style, so it has merit for format as well as chuckle value."