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Stop Shaming, Start Praising: What I Learned From Growing Up in a Shaming Culture

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I was recently in this business meeting where this director openly shamed his subordinate in front of a group of people: in quite a nasty way too. He basically tore his subordinate apart and ripped him into shreds, criticizing him for having low awareness about…

 

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

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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…

 

5 Easy Ways to Improve Your Exam Performance

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This is a guest post by Daniel Wong of Living Large. In this survey of more than 1300 participants, 96% said they feel anxious about exams. This high percentage isn’t surprising, but it still raises questions about whether the education system is overly competitive and stressful….

 

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

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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…

 

How Students Can Overcome Their Fear Of Failure

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This is a guest post by Daniel Wong of Living Large. “Put your notes away. It’s time to take the test,” says your teacher. You feel paralyzed by fear. Your stomach tightens. Your palms get sweaty. As your teacher places the test paper on your table,…

 

6 Things You Learned in School that Don’t Apply in the Real World

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If you’re a student, do you ever feel like what you’re learning in school isn’t relevant to the “real world”? Or if you’ve already completed your formal education, did you have to unlearn some things from school in order to adapt to life after school?…

 

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

Interview with Benjamin Loh, Public Speaking Coach Extraordinaire

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…

 

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

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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…

 

Procrastinating on Studying? 5 Ready Tips To Overcome Procrastination [Student Edition!]

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This is a guest post by Daniel Wong of Living Large. How would you answer this question: “When are you going to do your Social Studies assignment that’s due next week?” I’m pretty sure your answer isn’t “right now.” It’s more likely that your answer is…

 

A Handy Spelling Guide: 20 Words You Need To Stop Misspelling Today

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Can you spell? How does your written word compare to your spoken English? Reading comments online, I have noticed that there are people who write flawlessly, while there are people who have spelling and grammar mistakes littered all over their writings. While there is no…

 

Your Ultimate Presentation Guide: 21 Ways to Deliver Interesting and Engaging Presentations

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“What if… what I’m saying is not interesting to my audience?” Of the many concerns I get from the clients I have coached, the fear of being uninteresting (or boring) is probably one of the most common ones. After all, you’re presenting a crowd of…

 

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