August 30, 2013

11 Simple Concepts to Become a Better Leader

I read an article written by Dave KerpenCEO, Likeable Local, NY Times Best-Selling Author & Keynote Speaker in which he defines the 11 simple concepts that help anyone to become a better leader in the world. All you need is to focus on goal and figuring out how to achieve it. It will help you in your job, business, relationships, and life. All of the concepts are simple, and yet, perhaps in the name of revenues or the bottom line, we often lose sight of the simple things - things that not only make us human, but can actually help us become more successful. Below are the eleven most important principles to integrate to become a better leader:

1. Listening

"When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen." - Ernest Hemingway

Listening is the foundation of any good relationship. Great leaders listen to what their customers and prospects want and need, and they listen to the challenges those customers face. They listen to colleagues and are open to new ideas. They listen to shareholders, investors, and competitors. Here's why the best CEO's listen more.

2. Storytelling

"Storytelling is the most powerful way to put ideas into the world today." - Robert McAfee Brown

After listening, leaders need to tell great stories in order to sell their products, but more important, in order to sell their ideas. Storytelling is what captivates people and drives them to take action. Whether you're telling a story to one prospect over lunch, a boardroom full of people, or thousands of people through an on-line video - storytelling wins customers.

3. Authenticity

"I had no idea that being your authentic self could make me as rich as I've become. If I had, I'd have done it a lot earlier." -Oprah Winfrey

Great leaders are who they say they are, and they have integrity beyond compare. Vulnerability and humility are hallmarks of the authentic leader and create a positive, attractive energy. Customers, employees, and media all want to help an authentic person to succeed. There used to be a divide between one’s public self and private self, but the social internet has blurred that line. Tomorrow's leaders are transparent about who they are on-line  merging their personal and professional lives together.

4. Transparency

"As a small businessperson, you have no greater leverage than the truth." - John Whittier

There is nowhere to hide any more  and businesspeople who attempt to keep secrets will eventually be exposed. Openness and honesty lead to happier staff and customers and colleagues. More important, transparency makes it a lot easier to sleep at night - unworried about what you said to whom, a happier leader is a more productive one.

5. Team Playing

"Individuals play the game, but teams beat the odds." - SEAL Team Saying

No matter how small your organization, you interact with others every day. Letting others shine, encouraging innovative ideas, practising humility, and following other rules for working in teams will help you become a more likeable leader. You’ll need a culture of success within your organization, one that includes out-of-the-box thinking.

6. Responsiveness

"Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it." -Charles Swindoll

The best leaders are responsive to their customers, staff, investors, and prospects. Every stakeholder today is a potential viral spark plug  for better or for worse, and the winning leader is one who recognizes this and insists upon a culture of responsiveness. Whether the communication is email, voice mail, a note or a tweet, responding shows you care and gives your customers and colleagues a say, allowing them to make a positive impact on the organization.

7. Adaptability

"When you're finished changing, you're finished." - Ben Franklin

There has never been a faster-changing marketplace than the one we live in today. Leaders must be flexible in managing changing opportunities and challenges and nimble enough to pivot at the right moment. Stubbornness is no longer desirable to most organizations. Instead, humility and the willingness to adapt mark a great leader.

8. Passion

"The only way to do great work is to love the work you do." -Steve Jobs

Those who love what they do don’t have to work a day in their lives. People who are able to bring passion to their business have a remarkable advantage, as that passion is contagious to customers and colleagues alike. Finding and increasing your passion will absolutely affect your bottom line.

9. Surprise and Delight

"A true leader always keeps an element of surprise up his sleeve, which others cannot grasp but which keeps his public excited and breathless." - Charles de Gaulle

Most people like surprises in their day-to-day lives. Likeable leaders under promise and over deliver  assuring that customers and staff are surprised in a positive way. There are a plethora of ways to surprise without spending extra money - a smile, We all like to be delighted — surprise and delight create incredible word-of-mouth marketing opportunities.

10. Simplicity

"Less isn't more; just enough is more." - Milton Glaser

The world is more complex than ever before, and yet what customers often respond to best is simplicity — in design, form, and function. Taking complex projects, challenges, and ideas and distilling them to their simplest components allows customers, staff, and other stakeholders to better understand and buy into your vision. We humans all crave simplicity, and so today's leader must be focused and deliver simplicity.

11. Gratefulness

"I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder." - Gilbert Chesterton

Likeable leaders are ever grateful for the people who contribute to their opportunities and success. Being appreciative and saying thank you to mentors, customers, colleagues, and other stakeholders keeps leaders humble, appreciated, and well received. It also makes you feel great! Donor's Choose studied the value of a hand-written thank-you note, and actually found donors were 38% more likely to give a 2nd time if they got a hand-written note!

The Golden Rule: Above all else, treat others as you’d like to be treated

By showing others the same courtesy you expect from them, you will gain more respect from co-workers  customers, and business partners. Holding others in high regard demonstrates your company’s likeability and motivates others to work with you. This seems so simple, as do so many of these principles — and yet many people, too concerned with making money or getting by, fail to truly adopt these key concepts.

August 29, 2013

Social media etiquette tips and abbreviations cheat sheet

Social media is now a days is fastest way to promote your company profile, increase your rating or getting jobs. You can use it in many ways and it totally depend on you how you react on event, what about your status and hows your profile looks like. If we talk about Facebook then your profile and status are more notice when you want to apply in major companies in your locale. I even heard this criteria from hiring team that when any new person's CV/resume come to us, we first Google it his/her name to check what his/her presence on internet. 

The way you use social media to promote your company or your professional side is very different from how most people act online when engaging with friends and family. Unless your organization is directly involved in politics, leave politics out of your business's social media discussions. Watch your language and be careful that you aren't saying anything, whether on purpose or accidentally, that may offend readers. The last thing your company (and your career) needs is an angry Twitter, or worse, Reddit, mob pointing out your mistake. 

Here are some guidelines to help you avoid angering the online masses.

I can't say this enough: If you use a smartphone to manage your personal and business accounts, always, always, always double check what account you are posting under before you hit Send.

Consider grammar when writing posts. Sure, it can be difficult to get a message across in 140 characters, but if you can't make it legible, then Twitter isn't the platform for you.

If you're in charge of the company's social media, brush up on apostrophe use and word forms. They're, there, and their do not mean the same thing. Take it easy with the #hashtags. When posting from business accounts, do a little research and figure out what hashtags are relevant to your audience. Capitalize the first letter in every word in long hashtags to increase legibility. #nobodywantstoreadamessyhashtag #SeeIsntThisBetter?

DO NOT use all capital letters. It is considered yelling, and, frankly, always has been. Everybody should know this by now. Don't yell at your audience, or they will unfollow you in a hurry. 

You don't have to follow everybody back, but follow as many of your followers that are relevant to your business. Impersonal, automatically generated direct messages are obnoxious.

Don't get too personal with individuals from your company's accounts. Your business is not a friend, and it's weird when a business tweets replies to personal stuff. How would you feel if you posted "Went out with the nicest woman last night" and a company tweeted "Did you walk her to the door?" in reply? It's just... awkward. 

Engage with people; just remember that a business has no business in peoples' private lives.

Take it easy with the punctuation. Not every sentence deserves an exclamation point! No sentence needs a bunch of exclamation points!!! You aren't a teenage girl -- you provide technology services. More exclamation marks do not make your message more interesting. Use punctuation wisely to ensure that your message isn't lost to poor punctuation choices.

Learn how to use appropriate abbreviations. When in doubt, Google it, because every platform has slightly different abbreviations and they evolve with the technology and society. 

Here are some of the most common for quick reference.

MT (Twitter): Modified tweet. Use this when quoting somebody else's tweet if you change any part of their original message.
RT (Twitter): Retweet. Use this when quoting somebody else's tweet if you don't change any part of their original message.
PRT: Please retweet. This is asking for folks to retweet the message. Use it sparingly.
AFAIK: As far as I know.
FML: Forget (or another F-word) my life.
BTW: By the way.
IDK: I don't know.
#FF (Twitter): Follow Friday. On Fridays, Twitter users use the #FF hashtag to recognize great people they think others should follow.
FWIW: For what it's worth.
NSFW: Not suitable for work. This abbreviation indicates adult or explicit content.
SFW: Safe for work.
SMH: Shaking my head.
TT: Trending topic.
YOLO: You only live once.

If you don't know what an abbreviation means, check it before retweeting a message with it or using it in your own messages. Twittonary is a good resource for checking the meanings of abbreviations you see on Twitter. Facebook offers more characters, so there's little reason to use abbreviations there or on LinkedIn.

Most of the etiquette rules are more easily followed when posting from a computer, but being a social media manager often means working on the go from a smartphone or tablet. So be careful!

August 28, 2013

Different Ways To Test Your Website In Older Version Of IE

There are few method present to test your site in older versions of IE to make sure that its working fine in every browser because the annonymous user may have old browser when they visit to your websites. You can test your website in following ways:

Firstly IE8, IE9, IE10 and IE11 all have developer tools (use press F12 to open it) these allow you to change your document and browser mode to go back to older rendering engines such as IE6. I delivered a session on IE9 developer tools and most of this is valid for IE10 too. With IE11 comes a new set of greatly improved tools.

The scanner allows you to enter a web address. The scanner then uses a node.js services (which is available on GitHub) to go fetch the website and interrogate it to locate common problems, it then provides a report which details what you may need to do to fix you website so that it works well in IE and also other stands based browsers.

For the most accurate results you will probably want to use Virtual Machines so that you can run the browsers in a real world environment. This is by far and away the most popular way to do browser testing in my experience. The good folk at have produced VM’s for all the various browsers and operating system combinations (IE6-IE11). These VM’s run on Windows, Linux and Mac and in numerous Virtualisation flavours including Parallels, VMWare and VirtualBox.

4. HOSTED VIRTUAL MACHINES (BROWSERSTACK) provides a 3 month free trial for BrowserStack which allows you to test IE6-10 (and every other major browser like Chrome, Opera, Safari, Firefox as well as iOS and Android emulators) inside of your browser. There are also browser plugins available for Chrome and Firefox which make launching BrowserStack even easier. With BrowserStack you can simply start up a new Virtual machine in the cloud running practically any OS and then test your website in that environment.

One way to run multiple versions of Internet Explorer on one PC is to run the older version(s) of Internet Explorer using Windows XP Mode on a Windows PC running Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise, or Ultimate edition. (Windows XP Mode is an optional downloaded feature of Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise, and Ultimate editions that provides you a pre-installed image of Windows XP SP3 that you run using Windows Virtual PC..)

It is even possible to set up and run multiple XP Modes on one Windows 7 machine, thereby allowing you to run Internet Explorer versions 6, 7, 8, and 9 simultaneously on a single machine.

How to Become a Great Leader?

Yesterday I read an article which is very resourceful and points many areas which we improve can make us a Great Leader in our domain. All of need is to work hard and stay focus of what you are trying to achieve  Because without focusing on your goals, you can't make the right alignment with your company if so then it will degrade your expertise the company wants in you.

Leadership is a hot topic and will always be one. We seem to linger in a perpetual leadership vacuum. Today's Presidents and CEO s  generals and coaches, some of them don't stand in comparison with the great leaders of the past - or so we are told - and in times of crisis, people cry out for someone who can show them a way to escape the looming threat. There’s a general myth that leaders are born rather than made, that somehow Nature produces a peculiar species of human being who is bigger, more powerful, smarter, braver, and more charismatic than the rest.

But waiting for such a rare bird is futile, for there are many crises that never find the natural born leader it needs. The real challenge in leadership is to find a way to build leaders. The main way that business schools and government departments attempt this is by studying the past. Learning from history has its advantages, naturally. There are lessons to be learned about how World War II was won, why the Chicago Bulls were such a successful basketball team, and why Wall St. banks, led by greed and short-sightedness, created the financial collapse of 2008.

But today's crises never completely mirror yesterday's, and it would be better in the first place to build leaders who can prevent crises before they arise. In my view, a great leader is inspiring, uplifting, a unite of differences, and someone who brings out the best in human aspirations. I named this model "the soul of leadership” and set out to see if leaders with a soul could be trained.

Knowing that business, politics, and the military are not spiritual enterprises, I didn't formulate the training along "soft" or idealistic lines. Instead, I used a "hard" criterion: what groups actually need. If you aspire to be a great leader, the first requirement is that you look and listen, so that you can find out the true needs that a situation demands to be fulfilled. 

There are seven such needs:

1. Safety, security

Situations of threat and instability. People feel insecure. Discontent is in the air. You can see nervous faces, feel the prevailing anxiety. Who is going to make the situation feel safer?

2. Achievement, success

Situations of unrealized achievement. People feel unsuccessful. They want to be more productive, but there’s not enough fire or passion. Who is going to step up and provide the motivation so sorely needed?

3. Cooperation

Situations that are incoherent and fragmented. There’s no team spirit. The group disintegrates into bickering and petty wrangling. Meetings go on forever but reach no conclusion. Who’s going to be the glue that brings coherence to the situation?

4. Nurturing, belonging

Situations mired in bad feeling and apathy. Everyone is going through the motions, doing what they need to do but inside feeling totally disengaged. The atmosphere is stale and routine. There’s no personal support or trust. Who’s going to bring heart to the situation and make others feel that they belong?

5. Creativity, progress

Situations dominated by old solutions and stale ideas. People feel stymied. The atmosphere has no creativity; it feels like yesterday’s news. Everyone agrees that something new is needed, but all that emerges are small variations on the status qua. Who’s going to bring the spark of creativity to the situation?

6. Moral values

Situations that are spiritually empty and corrupt. The weak feel hopeless, the strong are cynically taking advantage. People talk about righting wrongs and bringing back the right values, but no one knows where to start. The future feels like wishful thinking; the present is oppressive and suffocating. Who will bring hope and a renewed sense of innocence?

7. Spiritual fulfilment

Situations that symbolize the human condition. People are asking the big questions: Who am I? Why am I here? Many are seeking for God. There is talk of a higher reality, yet faith is lacking. Who can bring the light and demonstrate that holiness is a living reality?

Having looked and listened, you will know the situation you are in and the need that is crying out to be fulfilled. As you can see, the "hard" criterion that shaped this model of leadership eventually leads to moral values and spirituality, because in reality those aren't "soft" needs. Every human being has a yearning for them. But unless the basic needs are fulfilled, appealing to a group's ideals is usually futile.

The most common cause of leadership failure is ego, which means that someone is looking out for number one rather than the group. Ego is a legitimate basis for action - it's the second need above safety and security. We all want the good things in life; our instinct is to provide for "I, me, and mine." But the collapse of Wall St. and many disastrous wars have resulted when leaders get stuck on ego. 

You can be a great leader, with all the rewards this carries, while still serving the needs of the whole group. In essence, that's what the soul of leadership is all about.

How to Self-Promote without Being a Jerk?

Yesterday I read an article to self promoting yourself without being a Jerk. Is it possible to genuinely be interested in the needs of others, and still promote yourself? Absolutely, otherwise all the good people would be starving in the streets. But doing so requires that you skip the sort of "me first", self-centred promotion that many utilize.

Here are some tips for getting the right kind of attention:

Start with the facts. Keep your resume, bio and LinkedIn profile in perfect order. Be factual, clear and complete; If you doubled sales in a year, say so.

Plenty of people do the opposite: They make boastful claims in an article or email, but their profile is lacking the most basic details. Make it very easy for people to get facts about what you have accomplished. The key word here is "facts." Don't brag, just tell the truth.

Acknowledge others. State your accomplishments in terms of how you have helped others. If you have clients, list the ways they have benefitted from working with you. If you volunteer, be proactive in supporting your favorite non-profits. When your team wins, give credit to the other team members.

Be helpful. The best articles, blog posts, comments and discussion topics serve to help other people. The wrong way to get a new client is to say, "I'm the best, hire me." The right way is to be so helpful that it becomes obvious to others that you are someone who adds value and brings the right attitude to tough challenges. 

Beware... people are very good at spotting insincere contributions. Don't simply pretend to help others; actually help them.

Share freely. Few things bother people more than a "teaser" article that forces readers to share their contact information before gaining access to more valuable content. I get the sales and marketing reasons for using such an approach, but a far better strategy is to share freely and make it easy for people to contact you if they value what you have shared.

Be expert. It is much better to be expert than to say you are an expert. If you have worthwhile capabilities, use them. Write a book that imparts genuine insights. Teach others valuable skills. Be calm and focused in stressful situations. Look for actual solutions, instead of simply parroting tired, old phrases. Use your abilities in ways that other people value.

When you don't know the answer, just say so. It is human nature to fall into the trap of thinking you have all the answers. Newsflash: no one has all the answers. If you want to earn credibility, be the first to admit when you are over your head. Even better, send people to other experts who are equipped to answer their current questions; paradoxically, doing so will raise your credibility.

One last caution... don't be full of yourself. Never use these words to describe yourself: thought leader, visionary, insightful, or genius.

And please - if you are over the age of 20, never put your GMAT, LSAT, or SAT scores on your profile. Once you get into a school, it is bad form to tell others how you did it. Listing your board scores is equivalent to saying, "I'm smart, but I lack common sense."

8 Famous Quotes to Help You Embrace Fear and Achieve Success

You can find many words of wisdom but I like 8 of them quite resourceful and these quotes will surely help you embrace fear and achieve success. When offering career advice to young professionals and entrepreneurs, the two things that always top of list are to find a mentor and to read voraciously. 

Throughout the course of life, you have been blessed with multiple mentors -- mostly teachers, professors, bosses or colleagues. In addition, you have gathered useful advice from reading, and observing the actions of individuals who identify as some of the world’s best leaders, both past and present. 
The following are 8 notable quotes from these “leaders” that have inspired me and helped to shape my principles.

“Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.” – Dale Carnegie

"There are only two ways to live life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is." – Albert Einstein

"Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best." – Andrew Carnegie

"The true measure of a person is how they treat someone who can do him absolutely no good." – Samuel Johnson

"You've got to be very careful if you don't know where you are going because you might not get there." – Yogi Berra

“Expect more than others think possible.” – Howard Schultz

"If people aren't calling you crazy, you aren't thinking big enough." – Richard Branson

“Never, never, never give up.” – Winston Churchill

To me, the key takeaway is to push yourself through fear and uncertainty and place your best foot forward no matter what happens. The point is -- put your plans in motion, work hard and be willing to adapt along the way.

August 26, 2013

Accessing the ASP.NET Web Configuration Tool in Visual Studio 2013

Visual Studio 2013 Preview has been release, hide few features which was present initially in previous versions. One of them is "Asp.Net Configuration Manager" which is no longer in Visual Studio 2013 Preview. This happened due to the removal of Cassini or Visual Studio Development Server from the product. Many peoples are still want to use the tool. I found these instruction in MSDN blog but before of use make sure that this will work only for sites running on the .Net Framework 4.0 and above. Follow these steps;

1. Open the Command Prompt (not as administrator)
2. Navigate to the folder where IIS Express is installed on your machine.
3. In the command line spin up a IISExpress site with the following prompt: “iisexpress.exe /path: 
C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\ASP.NETWebAdminFiles /vpath:”/ASP.NETWebAdminFiles” /port:[port] /clr: 4.0 /ntlm” using the following values for the [param]:
   NOTE: [port] – any port you have free in IISExpress like 8082
4. This should launch an IISExpress instance of the Configuration Manager Site

5. Open your browser
6. In the URL enter the following 
Substituting the [appPath] with the absolute path to the Visual Studio Project folder with the solution file in it.

Congratulations, you now have your Web Site Administration Tool running as before. Stay tune:)

August 8, 2013

Responsibilities of a Salaried Taxpayer of Pakistan for 2013

Finance Act, 2013 made drastic changes in different provisions of the Income Tax Ordinance, 2001 related to Salaried Class, some of the important provisions and responsibilities of a salaried taxpayer relevant to submission of return and wealth statement for Tax Year 2013 are listed below: 

a. Filing of Income Tax Return for Tax Year 2013 is mandatory for every salaried individual having income exceeding Rs. 400,000/-. [Section 114(1)(ab)] 

b. Wealth statement and Wealth Reconciliation Statement shall also be submitted alongwith return of income by every return filer. [Section 116(2)] 

c. E-filing of Income Tax Return alongwith Wealth Statement and Wealth Reconciliation Statement is mandatory for salaried individual having income of Rs. 500,000 or more. [Section 118(2A)] 

d. The Federal Government also introduced a new levy i.e. Income Support Levy Act, 2013, resultantly every taxpayer having movable assets exceeding Rs. 1,000,000 shall pay levy @ 0.5%. 

e. Last date for filing of return and wealth statement is August 31, 2013 [Section 118(3)(a)] 

Penalties for Non-Compliance 

a. Non-filing of return will attract a minimum penalty of Rs. 20,000 and maximum 50% of the amount of tax. [Section 182(1) Serial # 1 of the Table] 

b. Non-submission of Wealth Statement will attract a penalty of Rs. 100/- per day of default. [Section 182(1) Serial # 1AA of the Table] 

c. Non payment of Income Support Levy Act, 2013 will attract default surcharge @ 16% pa of the payable amount.

August 7, 2013

NASA will separate twin brothers for a year: one on Earth, one in space

In NASA's current crop of distinguished astronauts, only two have the unique distinction of being identical twin brothers: Mark Kelly and Scott Kelly. Now NASA is using an idea proposed by the brothers to perform a study that's been confined to sci-fi up until now.

Beginning in March 2015, the space agency will be monitoring the biological states of both twin brothers over the span of a year, with a twist: Scott will be aboard the International Space Station for the duration of that period, while Mark, who retired from NASA back in 2011, will remain back here on Earth.

A 1911 thought experiment by French physicist Paul Langevin that says an astronaut in space should age slower than his twin on Earth due to relativity. The theory later served as the basis of Robert Heinlein's sci-fi novel Time for the Stars. But NASA doesn't seem to be interested in studying relativity for this particular expedition. Instead, it described the basics of how the experiment will work in its request document:

"As currently conceived, this project will center on established plans for blood sampling on the flying twin at regular intervals before, during and after the one-year ISS mission, and will obtain corresponding samples from the non-flying twin, who will otherwise maintain his normal lifestyle."

NASA explained it will be looking for research proposals that focus on specific biological attributes in particular, including the effects of space on genetic mutations in Scott, protein levels in the two astronauts' bodies, the levels of other biological molecules, and differences in astronaut psychology between Earth and space. 

Incidentally, it should also be noted that Mark is also the husband of former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ), who was critically wounded in an assassination attempt in early 2011, but has since recovered. NASA has of course previously studied such differences in individual astronauts before, during and after space flights, but this will be the first study of its kind to examine two genetically identical individuals separated by space at the same time.

NASA said that it will be issuing up to 10 awards for research proposals to study the brothers, each worth up to $50,000, and the winners will be announced by January 2014. Researchers interested in submitting their experiment ideas for the astronauts have up until September 17 to do so.

August 3, 2013

Blood Group Categories and How Give & Take Blood

Blood is very important object in your body. Human body without blood can't survive. Many peoples are searching on internet about their blood group matches like from which blood group you can take blood and donate to whom blood group person. Here I'm going to show the table in which you can easily understand the overall flow.

TypeYou Can Give Blood To You Can Receive Blood From
A+ A+ AB+ A+ A- O+ O-
O+ O+ A+ B+ AB+ O+ O-
B+ B+ AB+ B+ B- O+ O-
A- A+ A- AB+ AB- A- O-
B- B+ B- AB+ AB- B- O-
AB- AB+ AB- AB- A- B- O-

This will help you a lot to remind when you are in hurry to know about it. Just com here and you see your solution. Stay tune :)

7 Lovely Logics

There are so many logic's present around the globe. But these are one of my favorite and today I'm going to share with you. 
  1. Make peace with your Past so it doesn't spoil your Present.
  2. What others think of You is none your Business.
  3. Time heals almost Everything, give Time some Time.
  4. No one is the Reason of your Happiness except You yourself.
  5. Don't compare your life with others, you have No idea what their journey is all about.
  6. Stop Thinking too much. Its alright not to know all the Answers.
  7. Smile, you don't own all the Problems in the World.
Hope you understand all of them. Try to adopt these logic's in your daily routine. It will help you feel better. Stay tune:)

11 Reasons Why You Should Drink More Green Tea

There are eleven reasons why you should drink more green tea. Green tea is better and healthy. It keeps you fresh when you feeling tired during work time. Let's have a look on 11 reasons:
  1. It is an excellent source of anti oxidants.
  2. It burns fat and enables you to exercise longer.
  3. It prolongs your life.
  4. It lowers stress but boost brain power.
  5. It reduces high blood pressure.
  6. It helps to protect your lungs from smoking.
  7. It helps to protect your liver from alcohol.
  8. It prevents tooth decoy and cures bad breath.
  9. It helps preserve and build bone.
  10. It boosts your immunity against illness.
  11. It re-hydrates you better than water.
Hope this will increase the knowledge and stay tune to get more knowledge. :)

5 Things That Will Make Your Interviewer Hate You

I read an article by Catherine Conlan, a Monster Contributing Writer, where she added the reviews of Lee Evans, Ronald Kaufman, Cheryl Palmer and Dr. Woody.

You probably know most of the interviewing tips that can help you forge a connection with a potential employer. There are five important points to learn that you must avoid in an interview to ensure the interviewer doesn't end up hating you by the end of it.

Everybody should avoid these mistakes during interview because these things really do happen. Just make sure they don’t happen to you.

1. Jump at the chance to trash your former boss: Lee Evans, CEO and career coach at elaborates this point as:

"An interviewer will dislike you if you respond to the question, ‘What advice would you give your former boss, if asked?’” This is a trick question. The interviewer will interpret your negative response as the answer you might give when asked about a manager at the interviewing company. It's also a test of your ability to respond appropriately to sticky questions. Your interviewer and prospective employer will side with your former manager, and view you as difficult to deal with.”

Instead: Keep your responses professional and watch for trick questions.

2. Tell the interviewer what you would change: Kaufman, elaborates this point as:

"Sometimes interviewers will ask you what you might change about a prospective employer, and it can be an opportunity to bring out some ideas you might have. But keep it constructive, and wait until they ask. Telling them things you would change about their company is arrogant and implies you might be a disruptive employee. As an outsider, you don’t know my needs, my budgets, my problems, and telling me what you would change is a major turn off.”

Instead: Wait to offer suggestions until the interviewer asks for them, and even then, keep them brief and constructive while stressing that you know you don’t have all the information.

3. Comment on your interviewer’s appearance: Evan elaborate this point as: 

"Whether you like the way your interviewer looks or not, keep it to yourself. Even “well, you look nice today” is inappropriate. Commenting on how people look when you've just met them can be a signal that you aren't concerned with social boundaries or are rude. Comments about appearance are on the “interviewer’s red flag list,”

Instead: Keep social commentary to a minimum, and stick to safe and general topics, such as the weather or traffic, before you get into the interview.

4. Denigrate the organization you’re applying to: Cheryl Palmer, a career coach elaborates this point as:

"Even when you want the job, it’s possible that things you say make it sound like you think you’re better than what the company deserves. If you make it appear as though the organization where you are applying is not up to speed in terms of technology or that its facility is lacking, you will alienate the interviewer. You need to give the interviewer reason to believe that you are the best person for the job and that you really want to work there.”

Instead: Find ways to talk about how you’ll be a good fit for the company, rather than implying you’re a superhero for offering to help the organization out of a jam.

5. Show up late: Michael “Dr. Woody” Woodward, an organizational psychologist and author of “The YOU Plan.” elaborates this point as:

"It’s a killer, no matter why it happens. Showing up 10 minutes early is a common interview tip, but its importance cannot be overstated. Tardiness shows one of two things: disrespect or poor planning, both of which are non-starters for most hiring managers. Showing up late sets the tone for the rest of the interview, and you’ll have to be at the top of your game to come back from such a setback. 

Instead: Make sure you’re early to your interview.

Interviewers aren't looking for reasons to say “no,” but things you do can annoy them enough that you lose your chance at the company. Do what you can to make sure they don’t hate you. Stay tune!

August 1, 2013

Ten Commandments of Good Listening

Listening is a process involving the reception and interpretation of messages spoken by others. A common misconception about listening is that it is easy. In fact, the opposite is true. Studies have shown that good listeners show increases in their physical activity when they are listening to others. Since the effectiveness of communications depends so heavily on good listening, it is important to develop our listening skills.

The Ten Commandments of Good Listening:

  1. Stop talking .. You cannot listen while talking
  2. Give the speaker the chance to speak
  3. Listen to perceive .. Not to object
  4. Do not interrupt the speaker
  5. Put yourself in the speaker's boots.. This will help you assess the   situation
  6. Be patient .. Give the speaker enough time
  7. Keep calm .. Angry people will look for mistakes
  8. Don't argue .. Be open and accept criticism
  9. Ask questions .. This shows interest and provides clarification
  10. Avoid prejudice.

These all are really place a great impact on your personality!. Stay tune:)

New Google Nexus 7: 7 Quick Reviews

The New Google Nexus 7 is out of the bag now. The Google Nexus 7 made a considerable splash when it arrived last year, certainly one that belied its economical size and limited power. In the process, it scooped our 2012 Gadget of the Year, so it comes as no surprise that Google now wants to follow up with something, not bigger... but definitely better.

Here I'm going share with you 7 quick reviews relate to New Google Nexus 7. 

1. New Nexus 7 Build and Dimensions

Portability is key when it comes to 7-inch tablets. The new model is almost 2mm thinner than the original Nexus 7. The display is the same size, but the side bezels are 2.75mm narrower on each side, making the device a whole 5.5mm thinner.

It's also 50 grams lighter. Although these seem like small changes, they could add up to very different feel overall. Thankfully, the soft back has been retained.

2. New Display

The Chromebook Pixel showed us that Google is serious about bringing big, bold displays to consumer products. The new Nexus 7 only confirms that, as it lands with a 1920 x 1200 Full HD 1080 display - a first for 7-inch tablets - and packs a whopping 323 pixels per inch. That sort of pixel density puts it on a par with the iPhone 5, far beyond the reaches of the original Nexus 7's puny 216ppi.

Google also promises a screen that supports a 30% wider colour ratio - meaning your media will be more brighter and more vivid.

3. Quad-core power: Better CPU and Graphics Processor

The new Nexus 7 has a Quad-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4, that itself packs an 80% faster CPU and a GPU that will push your gaming and video framerates up to four times faster. With 2GB RAM in tow, this is the sort of power that again, puts the new Nexus 7 on a par with the latest generation of smartphones and far beyond its predecessor.

4. Cameras: Nexus 7 got eyes in the back

Cameras are still not the be-all and end-all where tablets are concerned. But Google has adorned the new Nexus 7 with a 1.2MP front-facing camera for video calls and potential selfies, and there's a 5MP camera on the back.
5. Connectivity

The new Google Nexus 7 doesn't hold back on the connectivity front. As well as the usual microUSB, the updated Nexus also supports HDMI output, NFC, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and wireless charging.

There will be a 4G LTE compatible version. But hold your horses - it's not 100% clear whether this will just be a US option, so keep your fingers crossed.

6. Sound

Stereo speakers come built-in with the new Nexus, allowing for reasonable sound output for your media. Google has also been working with Fraunhofer to add virtual 5.1 surround sound to the new tablet, particularly exciting for film buffs.

7. Jelly Bean update

The new Nexus 7 will be the first device to arrive with Android Jelly Bean 4.3 - the next major update to Google's mobile OS. Among other updates and fixes, Jelly Bean 4.3 features upgraded OpenGL - allowing for photo-realistic graphics, and complex dynamic lighting and shadowing for new games.

New hardware-based encryption also makes 1080p HD streaming possible for the first time ever, a possibility that Netflix will be releasing an app update to support

The new Google Nexus 7 will launch in the US on July 30th - priced at $229 for the 16GB version. A 32GB version will cost you $269 while a 4G-LTE connected 32GB variety will go for $349. That's slightly more than the old pricing scheme of the previous generation, but keep in mind you're getting more bang for your technological buck.