Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Ruth Andermatt....Postivity....Life Coach

Loosey and Ruth

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Monday, May 9, 2011

Top 10 Ways To Make A Good Impression

Impressions are important; they leave an initial taste in people’s mouths that can remain prevalent for the entire relationship. It is often said that “the first impression is the last impression” and it rightly holds. If you want to impress someone you get only few minutes to do so. The first meeting and the first few minutes of that meeting does it all. A person can well judge you with your very first appearance or talk with him or her. Building an impression that last long, you have to be really careful. Its based on the impression you create in your bosses minds that many a times you reach heights of success in your organization even when you practically never thought you will. So, how to make a good impression? Here are 10 rules we listed out for you which will help you to create the best impression possible.

1. Don’t try to impress:
This is certainly the first rule to impress a person. Don’t ever try to impress anyone. It reflects in your behaviour. The best way to impress someone is not trying to impress them. People who try too hard to impress will only end up giving an impression that they are showing off. So the main mantra here is, be subtle. Do not over do any act to create an impression. You may soon be a matter of boredom.

1. Don’t try to impress:
This is certainly the first rule to impress a person. Don’t ever try to impress anyone. It reflects in your behaviour. The best way to impress someone is not trying to impress them. People who try too hard to impress will only end up giving an impression that they are showing off. So the main mantra here is, be subtle. Do not over do any act to create an impression. You may soon be a matter of boredom.

2. Be on Time, Be Punctual:
Punctuality is one of the most important elements that contribute towards the building up of a good impression. Being on time is absolutely essential each time every time. Being on time or at least two minute before time for any event or meeting just shows your seriousness. This will help you to impress others big time.

3. Speak less, Speak Sensible:
This is another important aspect which everyone should keep in mind. Speaking sensible and speaking less always helps to build a good impression. If you keep on blabbering and basically half of what you say doesn’t make any sense will not be entertained by people much. It will just fetch you a negative impression and people will least bother to hear you. So be precise on what you say and be sensible.

4. Be Humble:
Humility is the quality of being modest, even politely submissive, and never being arrogant, contemptuous, rude or even self-abasing. This is the best quality any human being can have. Always be humble towards others. Whatever the situation is however big you are or great things you did never be arrogant and never be boastful of your talent. I humble person can win hearts of people at any given situation. When people praise you for a something good you did, be humble and acknowledge the gesture with humility. This will keep you down to earth and you can do even greater things in life as success comes to those who respect success.

5. Keep Smiling:
A smile can win a heart, and it’s absolutely true in impressing people as well. Smile when they say something funny, and speak with a half smile. Smiling is actually very powerful. You can change someone’s whole behaviour towards you simply by flashing a quick innocent smile. What is also important with regards to smile is, don’t over do it. It can have a reverse effect if you continuously keep a grinning face. But then again, a sweet smile can win hearts for you.

6. Pay attention:
Almost everybody, irrespective to their status or position seeks attention, if not always, at least while they talk. So, it is absolutely important for you to pay complete attention to the person who is in conversation. Paying attention will draw the person towards you and as a result you impress him with you sincere effort of paying attention. One of the best silent compliments you can ever make to someone is to pay attention to what they are saying. People want to know you care. Show them that you do, and you have won major points.

7. Eye contact:
Eye contact is another important aspect which can generate a good impression for you. Eye contact basically means keeping your eyes fixed at the person whom you are in conversation with. This is just an act to show that you are concentrating on his or her words. Eye contact also reflects your confidence and gives you an edge over others. On the other hand you must be careful that your eye contact is not disturbing someone’s comfort level. There are many people who don’t feel comfortable of the fact that someone looks at their eyes constantly. Adjust accordingly and you shall succeed in building a great impression.

8. Talk Slowly:
Another important quality you must possess in order to impress someone is talking slow. It is a very important factor because most of the times it is found that we tend to loose our concentration easily from a person who speaks really fast. A speedy talk can most of the time distort the communication and make the entire communication boring. Speaking at an accelerated rate is not only confusing to whomever is listening, but it is a sign of being nervous and/or a sign that you want to get something past them. Master the art of talking in proper speed and you can impress everyone.

9. Be a Good Listener:
Talking is an easier task but listening is difficult. If you can be a good listener you can certainly impress people in your first meeting. Listening skills are highly important in impressing a person. A good listener can also understand better the assignments and what is expected from them and as a result they perform well. Good listening skills will certainly help you to build rapport with co-workers, bosses, and clients.

10. Be Polite:
Politeness is what you expect from others and definitely what others expect from you. Being polite can fetch you recognition and good name. This is a tremendous impression builder as people will be impressed with you if you respond to whatever comes to you, politely. Along with the above mentioned points practice politeness and you can be the most impressive person among all.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Mr. E's....Collectables Kitchen Drawer

The Man Draw

Sunday, January 16, 2011

A curved piece of flex steel from an underwire bra recently came into my
possession after having been found in the dryer. I was not sure what it was
but Looking surprisingly like some lock picking tool one sees in movies,
it¹s obviously too potentially useful in some unforeseen emergency to simply
be discarded. So it goes into the Man Draw.

The man draw is not an assigned kitchen draw, it is any draw that is left
over after all other draws have been assigned. And, a man will enquire
tentatively if this draw is being used. Once confirmed that it is not part
of the overall kitchen plan, a man will then claim it and pronounce it his
³Man Draw² In this draw man will keep all the items that he will potential
need to protect his family and cope with any unforeseen emergency in which
his masculine survival skills will be put to the test.

In the man draw there are light bulbs, (not confirmed to be working,) of
indeterminate type for indeterminate fixtures, a flashlight which gives off
a dim glow if hit and shaken. The draw also contains a variety of pencils
all of which are worn to a nub together with several ball point pens, not
working, and a dried up felt pen. String, elastic bands and the top off
some jar

Man will keep any and all keys for unknown doors and locks, and also a
padlock that ironically is missing it¹s keyS Somehow in mans mind keys can
not be thrown away so they are kept with the unusable padlock in some kind
of male logic.

Men generally know that batteries never die. ³I am certain that battery is
not totally dead, I¹ll change it now but later I will put it on a tester².
The fact that there is no battery tester in the house doesn¹t deter the
keeping of the ³yet to be confirmed² dead batteries .

There are instructions for appliances that have long ago been discarded and
an old cell phone with no charger cord.

There are several short connector leads with red, yellow and white plugs
that were left over after some unit was installed and working. The unit in
question is now probably gone but the connectors look too good not to retain
a place in the man draw. There are various denominations of currencies.
I have, Cypriot shillings , piastres or grosia coins amounting to almost a
Cypriot Pound (The pound is no longer legal in Cyprus having been replaced
by the Euro about 5 years ago but that is a minor detail for the man draw
where no money can ever be thrown away. I have Allen wrenches from Ikia
that were unique to the Blomgrut Bookcase but look far too useful to be
discarded. There is a section for coupons, $2.00 of a giant box of Tide if
purchased before November 1st 1998. $1.00 of a Turkey dated Christmas 2005.

But the man draw is more than a simple draw, this is a place where man will
turn in any emergency. Men will go to their draw on occasions just to check
the inventory.

³Yes we have birthday candles for the cake. I think these last three left in
the package will be enough don¹t you.²

³Yes, we have clue of every type and can effectively stick everything to
everything when needed²

³Yes we have a screwdriver, it¹s a tiny one from a cracker, for fixing
glasses, but I think it will work ²

³Yes we have scotch tape. The old shiny kind, everyone hates²

³I¹m OK for sticky back felt to go under stone pots, if any one needs any²

But the need for access to the supplies in the man draw run much deeper than
women imagine. This need goes back through millennia. After the men went
off killing the dinosaur, then we were expected to drag the bloody thing
home too.

³OK boys, a good job on the hunting and killing, There is an extra prime
rib for anyone who has got some rope²

³Yes. me got ropeS me got rope back in man draw²

It¹s fascinating how the evolution of the species would favour those with
the right stuff in their man draw at the right time.

But as much as this is ingrained in men, there is more going on with the man
draw in today¹s world.

You may ask.........Why do men like to watch Bond or Bourne MoviesS. The
answer is that they are practice for all the emergencies and challenges that
could possibly befall us and be sent to test our urban masculine survival
skills. To say nothing of the potential for impromptu romance.

Here for you. is a deep dark secret from the Male Gender that gets to the
root of the need for a man drawS

All men live with the fantasy that one day the phone will ring and there, on
the line, will be the sexy, husky voice of a young woman.

In her exotic accent, She will breathlessly tell us that she is being held
captive and that only we can secure her release. As she begs us to help,
her voice tells us of the gratitude and rewards that await.

She than gives the instructions we must followS

³You must go to the house where you lived in 1992 and enter by the side

³Yes, Yes, I can do that²

Take a dim flashlight with you that only works intermittently²

³OK, Got it²

³ There you will meet a man, He must be paid in Drachmas, preferably in
small denomination coins but he will take turkey Vouchers too²

³Yes, check²

³He will be carrying a circa 1998 Sunbeam ToasterS you must give him
instructions on it¹s use and warrantee²

³Done, done, Is that it²

³One more thing, he will want 4 run-down, not quite dead, AAA batteries²

³4, yes. Ok²

³I know these are impossible demands, but you must hurry, my life depends on

And we fade to black when, after a quick rummage in the man draw, our hero
heads off into the nightSSS.. muttering ³Better take some one sided sticky
felt and a bra underwire/ lock picking tool, just in caseS.²

So the lesson is to remember to never call that draw in the kitchen The
³Junk² draw. Preserve the sanctity of the Man Draw.

 ...Who knows when someone may need to be rescued...