Archive for August, 2010

Daily Journaling Can Enhance Your EQ!

Saturday, August 28th, 2010

It’s true!  One way to enhance a key dimension of EQ, Intrapersonal Ability, is to engage in daily journaling.  It’s cathartic, and a wonderful way to capture thoughts, impressions and reactions to your everyday existence.  If you haven’t ever kept a journal, consider starting one.  It’s a private way of becomming accustomed to using the written word as a means of personal expression.  Stationery stores offer a wide selection of journals, from the basic notes pages style to hardbound, fancier styles.

Enhancing Your EQ – Verbal Competencies

Saturday, August 21st, 2010

Do you ever find yourself searching for just the right word, either when writing an email or explaining verbally how you feel about an issue?  If so, you can enhance your verbal competency by expanding your vocabulary.  The Thesaurus can be your new best friend in this quest.  In many word processing programs, a Thesaurus is included in the Tools section of the menu.  Take a minute when you’re composing to look up words that are the best fit for your intended meaning.  If you’re about to make a presentation, whether it’s for a conference or an internal staff meeting, pull out a hard copy of a Thesaurus and check for similar words to those you’re considering that aren’t “just right”.