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I just finished writing and publishing my new ebook and I’m pretty excited about it! The ebook’s title is:
“Time Zone Meeting Coordination in 7 Easy Steps:How to schedule virtual team meetings across different time zones without losing your hair”
I wrote this specifically for project managers who lead virtual teams given that I know how frustrating it could get while managing multiple team member schedules.
The ebook is a simple 7-step guide which is full of screenshots that will help guide you through the process of time zone scheduling.
It also includes a Free Microsoft Excel “Time Zone” Template that will save you some time in creating your own spreadsheet (I reference this template in my ebook).
Here are a couple of sample pages from the book:
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I just watched this video and thought it was remarkable.
Professor Amy Cuddy from the Harvard Business School conducted research on “Power Poses” and the impact they have on your confidence and stress levels.
Apparently, doing simple power poses (like standing with your hands on your hips or putting your feet up on a desk) for only 2 minutes before a meeting, presentation, or performance could give you a significant confidence boost that makes you perform at a much better level.
It’s incredible how simple changes in your body language could greatly affect how you behave or feel.
Watch the short 6 minute TIME video here:
The next time I’m getting on a call with an executive, I’m trying some of those poses out on my desk!
In the meantime, let me know if they work out for you
It is a line from Denzel Washington’s character, Joe Miller, in the movie “Philadelphia,” and it is hands-down the best comeback to use when you are confused about a complex situation that someone’s trying to explain.
In my job as a senior manager, I have to deal with different people from many different backgrounds, especially engineers who are a lot smarter than I am. So when I need to make a decision about a complex problem, I always ask my team members to “dumb down” the facts for me by using that statement.
In the movie, Denzel actually says 2-year-old instead of 15, but I like to use 15 because it is not as intimidating
Here’s the scene from the movie (scroll to the 4:40 min mark).
I think the phrase works for a couple of reasons.
First, it forces the person talking to you to avoid using any major technical words that an average person wouldn’t understand. Second, it’s self-deprecating, and people always empathize with a person in need.
Try it out and let me know if it helps.
Oh, and make sure you’re prepared for someone replying back with “maybe this is a bit too complicated for me to explain to a 15 year old” – which did happen to me once