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Why I Got Depressed Writing My Latest Book: Your Guide to Getting Through Development Hell

Are you currently working on a project that seems never-ending? Are you on the brink of quitting because the work has turned out to be much more than you anticipated when you signed up for it? If so, welcome to “development hell.” A term that originated in…

 

Ask Celes – I Just Graduated. Should I Go for My Dream Job or Continue Studying?

Hi Celes, I’ve enjoyed reading PE since my undergraduate days and your tips on becoming a dean’s lister helped me to get on that elusive list for 2 consecutive years! Many thanks Now that I’ve graduated in July, I have two options:  1) My dream job…

 

How To Make a Customer Feel Lousy About Herself

So I was shopping at this store called Feminu (in Serangoon Nex Mall) last week for an attire for my latest workshop, and I experienced pretty bad customer service there. Feminu at Serangoon Nex Mall — lousy service. Avoid to spare yourself the pain. How To Make…

 

Ask Celes — How to Keep Calm and Make a Good First Impression in 15 Minutes or Less

How do you put your best foot forward when you have a short time to make a good impression? I’ve had times when I have to go to a new place and meet new people in workshops, competitions and conferences which are very short. I…

 

Getting Your Startup Acquired for $24 Million in Just 7 Months (Interview with Karl Chong, CEO of Groupon SG) [Video]

Today I’m very excited to share my latest episode of Celes.TV. This latest episode features my interview with Karl Chong, CEO of Groupon Singapore, which is one of the fastest growing companies in Singapore. Karl is the driving force behind Beeconomic, a group buying site…

 

Bullied at Work? 5 Crucial Tips to Handle Workplace Bullying

Last month, a 17-second video of an office bully went viral on the internet. In the video, a Singapore office supervisor could be seen repeatedly slapping an intern. While it is good that the issue has been brought to light and the police and Ministry of…

 

How To Be a Top Public Speaker (Advice From 5-Time Toastmasters Champion Benjamin Loh) [Video]

After terrific reception for the first episode of Celes.TV (interview with learning & education expert Daniel Wong on How To Score a GPA of 3.98/4.00), I’m extremely excited to unveil the second episode today! :D  Secrets of a Top Public Speaker (feat. Benjamin Loh, Public Speaking Coach…

 

How To Conduct Effective Meetings at Work

This is a guest post by Cornelius Mota of Poise Catalyst. How much of your time goes into job-related meetings on a weekly basis? My guess is that a lot! Whether you chair the meeting or you are just a participant, meetings occupy a large portion…

 

Have a Presentation Coming Up? 5 Things To Note for Your Next Presentation

Most of us procrastinate. Be it for that big project deadline, impending examination, exercising or even… the dreaded taxes. We try to keep it off our mental enclaves for as long as we can until it dawns upon us that time suddenly becomes a precious…

 

Work-Life Balance: How To Achieve Your Ultimate Balance Between Work and Life

This is a guest post by Cornelius Mota of Poise Catalyst. Is it really feasible to achieve work-life balance nowadays? Or is it just a myth? There were times I used to regularly work 14-hour days. I remember a discussion with a colleague on this topic….

 

Ask Celes – Do You Think Everyone Can Be Successful in Starting Their Business?

“Hi Celes, do you think everyone can be successful in starting their own business? I graduated from an Ivy League college in the U.S. in a science field. But since I couldn’t find any work I liked, I started my own online business. After a year…