Monthly Archives: September 2019

Top 10 Finer Aspects of Making a BIG Impression

What sets one apart from the rest at work? Is it being appropriately dressed, or exemplifying immaculate conduct? Is it the aura of being in control, or that of someone bankable? Is it an empathetic nature, or the best reaction to a sticky situation? Or a combination of all of it, maybe!

Exemplary professional etiquette is an unwritten code of conduct that governs interactions among colleagues in a business setting. This is an important part of soft skill training programs because it creates a professional, mutually respectful work atmosphere, and improves communication, which translates into better customer relationships. Simply put, it’s a complete win-win!

Here are the basics of professional etiquette for success:

1. Ace the ‘first impression’ game.
Most business soft skills training interventions highlight this aspect: introducing yourself with your full name helps set you apart from the crowd and also makes it easier for people to find you on professional networking sites so you can stay connected. With a firm handshake thrown in, you are all set to take your networking game to the next level.

2. Be on time, every time.
Punctuality is something that most soft skills training companies in India are having to grapple with. It’s needless to say, being on time, you respect everyone else’s time, and command the same from others.

3. Be on your best conduct, especially during meetings.
Mobile phones need to be placed on silent mode. Besides being prepared for meetings, limit yourself to the most important questions during the meeting and then follow up with an email after it ends, so as to not delay others. Also, when you’ve been sitting for a while, it’s natural to be tempted to fidget. Instead of appearing restless, try to appear calm and composed at all times.

4. Let your work station mirror your impeccable personality.
Get rid of any clutter and keep personal items off the work desk. Avoid eating at your desk so as to not risk irritating a colleague who might be sensitive to pungent odours.

5. Keep all things personal and professional, mutually exclusive.
While it’s good to socialize, walking into someone’s workstation unannounced is avoidable. Personal calls during work hours are best avoided, unless there’s an emergency. Ensure mobile phones have neutral ring tones, and do not speak loudly, lest you disturb colleagues.

6. Acknowledge emails promptly and reply to everyone on emails only when it’s necessary.
It’s always a great idea to send an interim reply to emails. Also, use the ‘Reply to All’ option with caution. If the email thread gets more specific, remember to remove people who don’t need that information.

7. Follow up unanswered voice calls with a message.
Avoid hounding someone with multiple calls; instead, simply send a message mentioning the purpose of the call, in brief.

8. Praise loudly, blame softly.
Here’s something most corporate soft skills training sessions don’t teach: constructive criticism is best when shared in private, since nobody likes being called out for a faux pas in public. Simply put yourself in the shoes of the other person and you would instantly have a lot of clarity as to how to proceed, when faced with a tricky situation.

9. Be kind – it costs nothing!
Spread smiles: there’s nothing wrong with holding doors open for one another, showing appreciation to team members and complimenting colleagues on a task done well.

10. Make a conscious effort to be genuine at all times.
A simple practice of establishing eye contact during conversations goes a long way, and one confident and sincere ‘thank you’ is sufficient to strike a chord with just about anyone in your professional network.

Follow these business etiquette rules to get ahead in your career!

Results of actions – Does God decide?

This video explores the concept of God as the giver of the fruit of our actions. Is there an external God that gives us the results of our actions? The speaker says that every action has a result inbuilt into it; the Law of cause and effect. The thought that God is the dispenser of the fruit of our actions is not correct.

For any action, there is a ‘Doer’ of the action and there is a ‘Thinker’ of the intent. The seeds of the result are sown in the action or the intent itself. We do not require any external God to come and give us the results of our actions. The action itself has the results inbuilt into it. God does not enter the equation of actions and their consequent result, this is determined by cause and effect.

Aananda Sutras is a video series that throws light on some of the critical questions that plague mankind. Discovering Happiness, Art of Forgiveness, Is the world an Illusion- Maya?, Does God give us the fruits of our action?… are some of the mysteries addressed by Amul.

Amul S Bahl, an M.Tech from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi has invented a unique topical use only set of protocols to treat different ailments. Under God’s Own Store, validating this ancient Yogic Science scientifically today has created a high impact alternative in healthcare.

Amul, as a founding principal of Shradha HRD, is a multi dimensional free thinking individual, believes in sustaining life through wisdom, light & urjaa (energy).

Why does attachment cause pain?

In life we often see that things that mean the most to us also cause the us the maximum pain. Why does this happen? This video explores the inherent connection between deep attachment to an object, the pain it often brings and why this happens.

There is a fatal law of attachment. The law states that if you are deeply attached to a being or an object, nature will allow you to enjoy that object or being as long as it has instilled itself to your heart and soul. And then it will be taken away from you. This law is natural and it cannot be broken.

The reason for this seemingly cruel law is that Nature wants you to be attached to your true self and this is nature’s way of correction.

Aananda Sutras is a video series that throws light on some of the critical questions that plague mankind. Discovering Happiness, Art of Forgiveness, Is the world an Illusion- Maya?, Does God give us the fruits of our action?… are some of the mysteries addressed by Amul.

Amul S Bahl, an M.Tech from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi has invented a unique topical use only set of protocols to treat different ailments. Under God’s Own Store, validating this ancient Yogic Science scientifically today has created a high impact alternative in healthcare.

Amul, as a founding principal of Shradha HRD, is a multi dimensional free thinking individual, believes in sustaining life through wisdom, light & urjaa (energy).

Relevance of Vedic Knowledge

This video discusses the relevance of the Vedas in our life today. It explains the different parts of the Vedas and how the study of the first three parts can lead to external happiness or the improvement in the quality of our external life. However, the fourth part of the Vedas is meant for seekers of Happiness within and the study of this portion leads us to discover our natural state, which is happiness. This video series deals with what is written in the fourth part of the Vedas. The language used is not from the Vedas; it uses language we easily understand today.

The goal of mankind is happiness which is to discover its natural state. There are four Vedas and each Veda has four parts. The first three parts of each Veda (i.e. twelve parts in total) are a compilation of knowledge and experiences of various Sages and masters who were experts in their own field. These tell us as to how a situation in external environment can give man happiness; how Man needs to interact with nature become Ayurveda, how man interacts with man becomes Political Science etc.

Ayurveda is one aspect where we deal with how plants and other things that are found in nature could be used to bring wellness to man. There are certain Mantras in the first three parts which are meant to increase our happiness from the world outside.

However, some people, even after having accumulated external factors that contribute to happiness like health, wealth etc. do not feel completely fulfilled and happy. The fourth part of the Veda is meant for such people. It is the portion that deals with how to discover Happiness internally.

The fourth part of the Vedas has the 108 Upanishads. Assuming that each Upanishad is one way, then there are 108 ways to discover happiness. Each of these Upanishads teaches us how to remove the cloud and discover happiness internally and not accumulate it externally…So we are dealing with the topics of the fourth portion of Vedas more, their various aspects, their mechanisms.

Aananda Sutras is a video series that throws light on some of the critical questions that plague mankind. Discovering Happiness, Art of Forgiveness, Is the world an Illusion- Maya?, Does God give us the fruits of our action?… are some of the mysteries addressed by Amul.

Amul S Bahl, an M.Tech from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi has invented a unique topical use only set of protocols to treat different ailments. Under God’s Own Store, validating this ancient Yogic Science scientifically today has created a high impact alternative in healthcare.

Amul, as a founding principal of Shradha HRD, is a multi dimensional free thinking individual, believes in sustaining life through wisdom, light & urjaa (energy).