The importance of public speaking

What is your greatest fear? Some people are afraid of dogs, some people are scared of spiders, but we are fearful of public speaking for most people. We are constantly worried about being judged by others and being laughed at by others. However, I am taking a class to learn public speaking because I understand… Continue reading The importance of public speaking

How do you tell your colleague he smell

The hardest communication is to tell your colleague that you stinted. I mean BO, which stands for Body Odor. But how to tell him? Frankly speaking, I have been tolerating his terrible smell, and a few colleagues are also suffering, but I have to tell him, even though it is an awkward conversation. What I… Continue reading How do you tell your colleague he smell

Work very well with other people on teams

Today I took the first dose of vaccination. Think about it for a second and appreciate how amazing it is for teamwork behind the scene to make this happens. Firstly, there is a group of scientists who dedicate their lives to research in the field. In the past, a stereotype of a scientist is like… Continue reading Work very well with other people on teams

On having too little to say

Last night in a meeting, I was given a topic to speak about for two minutes. It was a challenging form of communication as it was impromptu speaking, and I had to talk about random things about leadership in front of a group without preparation. I had a timer in front of me. I did… Continue reading On having too little to say

On having a social circle that is too small

As an ex-pat working and living in a foreign country, there is a limited social circle I got. Most of my friends are in my home country, while the people I interact with daily is my colleagues only. This is too small of a circle, which would harm my life. Last time, in an unfortunate… Continue reading On having a social circle that is too small

On feeling drained by social interactions

As an introvert, social interactions lower my energy levels. Last time at a farewell party, I feel drained surrounded by friends. Before the event began, everyone was responsible for part of it by preparing food to share. I bought a french long bread roll and some alcoholic drinks, like vodka and tonic, Kenmore whiskey and… Continue reading On feeling drained by social interactions

On being too quiet around strangers

Whenever I am sitting in front of a group of people, I am often too quiet to speak up around strangers. During company meetings, there is so many colleagues dial into the virtual call, with senior management and different stakeholders. Often by the end of the calls, the director would ask everyone if there are… Continue reading On being too quiet around strangers

On losing opportunities because of too isolated

I remember a time when I attended a leadership training course. The instructor was giving out a question, asked everyone to think about things to improve for our community during the current covid19 situations. It could be anything from reminding people to keep social distancing, wearing masks and doing exercise more often. After five minutes… Continue reading On losing opportunities because of too isolated

The importance of communication as a software developer

I want to communicate with you on the importance of communication as a software developer. It may sound obvious, but it would impact significantly on your career. If you ignore what I said in this article, maybe you would not get the high paying job that you want in the interview process, maybe you would… Continue reading The importance of communication as a software developer