The Path to Development
– Anitha E
It is found that sometimes academically strong students fall behind in establishing themselves professionally. At the same time, the so-called average students succeed to great heights professionally.
Most of us are aware how to dress appropriate to occasions. However, when it comes to the professional environment, many people are unaware of how to present themselves at an interview or a seminar or business meeting.
This has led many students and employees to seek training in personality development, resulting in more than 50 centers mushrooming in the city off late. Many who have received such training went on to become entrepreneurs.
A basic personality course would cover topics such as interview skills, email etiquette, communication skills, telephone etiquette, body language, interpersonal relationship and so on.
When attending an interview there has to be adequate preparation in terms of one’s dressing, body language, mannerisms and how to handle questions. It is important to avoid loud dressing so that the interviewer is not distracted.
It is true that the first impression is the best impression. Experts say that the way you present yourself at an interview has a lasting impression on the interviewer.
It is important for employees today to develop their communication skills, presentation skills and interpersonal skills in order to be good team workers.
Freshers are taught the do’s and don’ts of writing official emails.
Lack of proper telephone etiquette can lead to losses for both the individual and the organization. Nowadays, interviews are also conducted via telephone making it even more important to know how to present oneself on call.
At the workplace it is imperative to know how to interact with peers, subordinates and seniors, and how to work in and build teams. It is also necessary to be gender and culture sensitive.
In addition to this, cross-culture sensitization becomes imperative for employees going overseas.
A basic personality development workshop is usually followed up with an Assertiveness Training Programme. This deals with aspects such as how to get work done from others, how to say “no” effectively and so on. Other training programmes conducted are: workshop on time management, workshop on stress management, and finding work-life balance. Contact: 8884968398