When I was in school, I never really thought much about what my professional bio would say. Up until now, I never really needed one. Aside from the short blurb on my Twitter page (where I went to college, what I do for a living, what kind of food I like), I didn’t have a reason to write anything about myself and my accomplishments. When I started my job at JWU and was finally asked to write a short bio, I had no idea where to start because I didn’t know what the vibe was. Should it be long, formal and resume-like or should I include my love for social media and my cat?
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Email is a crucial part of our daily lives. Every day, we’re writing, sending, reading and responding to messages. If you’re like me, email has become second-nature — but that doesn’t mean we should take it for granted or stop caring about what we send. It is important to take responsibility for your messages, especially if you’re sending them through a company email server.
Here are eight ways you can improve your email etiquette and ensure you’re using this ever-changing tool correctly:
Are you planning a trip in 2017? According to hospitality experts like JWU professor Eldad Boker, Ed.D, there are several new travel trends to be on the lookout for this year. For starters, old destinations will become popular again and travelers will become more price-conscious. These trends, among others, will have a profound impact on the way the hospitality industry operates and dictate how people go about planning their trips around the globe.
At Johnson & Wales University’s College of Online Education, we know that making the commitment to go back to school can be tough. In order to do well as an online student, you will need to make time for your studies while managing the aspects of your everyday life — and that can be overwhelming. But don’t worry; we’re here to help you!
If you’re trying to find a balance between your schoolwork, job and life, keep these five tips in mind:
1. Make a schedule — and stick to it!
If you’re looking for a relatively easy and interesting way to market your product or company to the public, look no further than your computer screen. For many, social media has become a way of life. For marketers, it has become a crucial and necessary part of the job.
Do you have an interest in the hospitality field — or are you looking to continue your education and earn a degree focused in a hospitality-related subject?
What’s your worldview? Think about the ever-shrinking distance between people and things around the planet; how does this impact all of us, not to mention the business-owner or the entrepreneur?
Do you find yourself struggling to form your worldview? As a student, you will find that having a perspective on things outside of your own familiar life will help you grasp concepts that are universal and used across the globe. Being well-rounded and open to new ideas is a recipe for success! If you don’t have a worldview, don’t worry; there are many ways to create one.
Do you have a great idea that could turn into a small business? Take a look at some do’s and don’ts to start up and stick to your concept courtesy of some top publications.
Trust Your Gut
Don’t let your great ideas pass you by. If you want to go out and start something, do it!
Do What You know
Although you may have a great idea for an app, make sure that’s your expertise before you jump in head first. If it’s not your industry, find someone who’s an expert to help get your concept off the ground.
Are you looking for something fresh to bring into your next meeting? Individual or group brainstorming can lead to new ideas for 2017, solutions to vexing business issues that plagued you last year, and can help to extend and develop existing ideas.
Here are some tips on how to create fresh thoughts in the new year:
For an individual
Brainstorming should be fun! Shoo away the critic in your head. Even if your thought is ‘off-the-wall’, acknowledge it.
1. Create a mind-map