Unusual riders and addendums aren’t unusual, and my workplace never disappoints me when adding another set of sparks that will forever lead to a bright vibe, even if there’s an otherwise gloomy surface beneath. No matter what it is, whether it be technology, health, or managing personal and professional lives, WiT has always convinced me to believe that “Optimism is cool again.”
We can be expert negotiators when we sit down with different people, but speakers and entertainers can be other animals. And this is how Sulogna Gupta, a charming and wonderful personality, took the first WiT event of the year, “Foster your Professional Presence,” to the next level by addressing the headline and making it much more interactive to the listeners. It was attended by more than 360 Perficient India team members, which was undoubtedly a complete escapism from the daily routine. I must say, a pretty good start to 2023.
How about if I tell you that your tiny little patterns can give you life-changing experiences? The recent WiT event “Foster your Professional Presence” was genuinely based on elevating professional niceties, which, in short, could be the touchstone to standing out from the crowd. Sulogna spelled out some basic yet predominant topics like meets and greets, body language, communication skills, email etiquette, power dressing, and maintaining decorum with beautiful examples and highlighted their role in our personal and professional setup. Her PowerPoint presentation was so enticing that one could barely take their eyes off it.
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Attending this webinar made me understand how dressing appropriately can release that positive energy within ourselves, which indirectly makes our environment optimistic. I explored that everyone is troubled by something, but how well you talk to others and manage the tone without getting aggressive will determine if the flame is extinguished or set ablaze. After all, effective communication is the amalgamation of what you say and how you say it.
She beautifully quoted a line that said, “Our bodies change our minds, and our minds change our behavior, and our behavior changes our outcomes,” which clearly portrayed that our body language communicates too. Like someone once said, actions speak louder than words. Whether you’re aware or not, when you interact with people, you’re continuously giving and receiving wordless signals, and it is so crucial for these signals to get conveyed affirmatively.
We sometimes stick in the mud with emails, but reading and double-checking them before responding will be much more beneficial than keeping them unread. Accepting meeting invites is fine, but acknowledging it by sending a response can make one look more proficient and polished. These intelligent practices will show one’s interest and indulgence in the organization and the initiative taken to work for the goals.
Another beautiful quote the session ended with was, “If you want something you never had, you have to do something that you’ve never done,” This says it all, as it goes with every challenge that comes across our journey. Well, this I think should be the end of the blog too, but, Smile because there’s a lot more exciting yet interactive content coming up by WiT.