Restart and Refresh

Just as a computer sometimes needs to reboot and reconfigure, project teams often need a mid-project reset. NOOOOOOO! The dreaded phrase: Start over. You’ve hit a wall. Nothing seems to be going right and all hope is lost. As hard as your team tries, it just doesn’t quite pan out. Some teams panic at this…

A Blessing In Disguise

Coming into college, I’ve never been a fan of group-work. Every arranged meeting date was never upheld, you were never fully satisfied with the finished product, and there was always that one member whose involvement with the group included nothing more than the display of his or her name on the final composition. My experience with group work in…

Girls: Click to Find Happiness

I have written about Buzzfeed and the importance of ‘short and to the point.’ I have decided to practice what I preach by attempting to take the most complex idea, “finding happiness,” and simplifying it. Here are my six steps to get you going: 1. Never turn down an opportunity to dine with friends. Making it there is step…

Ditch the Itch to be a Witch when you Pitch

I could have chosen another rhyming word other than “witch,” but I decided to be a little more professional… because that’s a big part of a pitch: professionalism. Be professional, but not too dry. Be informed, but not overwhelming. What are some important do’s and don’ts of a pitch, you ask? Well have no fear,…

We want a pitcher, not a belly itcher…

Baseball puns aside, when you’re being pitched to no one wants to listen to a belly itcher. So don’t be one. Pitching is about more than just selling your idea or product, its about conviction and passion. You’re not scratching body parts in laziness or confusion. You’re on the mound throwing strikes! If I’ve learned…