CAREER COACH GIVE YOUR CAREER A BOOST
NO MATTER HOW HARD YOU TRY, YOU CAN’T SEEM TO MOVE UP THE CAREER LADDER. READ ON FOR TIPS ON HOW TO GET AN EDGE IN THE OFFICE.
You have the marks of a good employee – you’re hardworking, intelligent, and get along very well with your co-workers. But as we all know, the modern workplace demands a lot more from us if we truly want to shine. Here are three areas you could work on to improve your professional stature.
YOUR VOICE MATTERS
As much as we want to believe that the workplace is generally fair, and that physical attributes such as our height and appearance don’t contribute to our career progression, studies seem to suggest otherwise. According to Arianne Cohen, author of tall people make more money – in fact, they make USD789 (RM2602) more per inch, per year (up to a limit, of course). What’s more, new research suggests that people also judge you according to your voice – and we’re not talking about your oratory skills.
According to a 2012 study involving 120 executives conducted by Quantified Impressions, a communications analytics company based in Texas, the sound of a person’s voice strongly influences how other people perceive her. The team of researchers used a sophisticated software to analyse voices and collected feedback from a panel of 10 experts and 1000 listeners. From the data
they collected, they discovered that the quality of a speaker’s voice mattered twice as much as the content of what was said!
The study also revealed that those with voices that were described as rough, weak or strained tended to be regarded as negative, weak,
SOURCE: SURVEY BY LINKEDIN