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How To Be A Better Storyteller

Inspired gabblers can turn even the most uninteresting anecdote into a captivating tale, while less confident talkers can mutilate everything they say. Be you in search of small talk, or a way to impress at an interview, there are techniques that can help you craft more salient stories.

Use Present Tense To Make Your Stories More Engaging

Everyone wants to be a great conversationalist, whether you’re networking or just catching up with friends. Share your stories in the present tense to make them (and yourself!) more engaging and interesting.

Three Common Emails From Recruiters And The Responses They Actually Want

Looking for a new position is one of the most stressful things you’ll ever do. Perhaps it’s the high stakes behind the search that makes it easy to over-analyse every part of it, especially when it comes to how you respond to the emails recruiters send. I know that before I became a recruiter, I spent way too long trying to write the perfect responses to every single email I received. They had to be perfect, I thought, because there was a job on the line.

Making A Good First Impression Is About Engaging, Not Impressing

First impressions are important because they’re hard to undo, and a bad one will stick with you for a long time. But a good first impression isn’t about impressing at all. It’s all about engaging with someone and making a connection.

What Is An SD-WAN?

Over the last decade or so, there has been a massive revolution in IT. We’ve moved from the era of bespoke hardware to the use of generic hardware with the specialisation coming via software. The same is happening to the enterprise wide area network.

Speedify 4.0 Uses Wi-Fi And Mobile Data At The Same Time For Better Speed And Reliability

iOS/Android: Speedify is a handy way to combine multiple internet connections into one mega pipe. Now, it’s even better. In 4.0, you can send redundant data over multiple connections, and get started without an account.

We're Getting Deliciously Close To Terabit Internet

Nokia Bell Labs, Deutsche Telekom T-Labs and the Technical University of Munich have made some important strides towards extremely fast internet connections. The team says they have achieved “unprecedented transmission capacity”, at a rate of one terabit-per-second.

Don't Limit Yourself To One Mentor, Get Multiple Perspectives

Mentors are a valuable source of guidance that help you move your career forward, but one isn’t enough. Don’t limit yourself to one person’s perspective or experience. Having multiple mentors, or at least people to talk shop with, takes the pressure off and broadens your horizons.

If You're Too Busy To Send A Reply Now, Tell An Email Recipient When They Can Expect One

We’ve all experienced email overload, and some emails require a fair amount of time to write a reply. If you don’t have time to get to an email right away, at least tell the recipient when they can expect to hear back from you.

Australia And New Zealand's Bandwidth Costs Are Ridiculously High

The cost of buying bandwidth from network providers in Australia and New Zealand are extremely high. How high? Web performance company CloudFlare measured it and found that it is up to 21.3 times higher compared to Europe. The company blamed large telcos like Telstra and Optus for charging too much. Here’s what you need to know.

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