Professionals

How to Make Students Respect You

Sun Jul 24

A group of students in RIT, Roorkee, Uttarakhand with Avdhesh Tondak

Let’s face it.

You’ve tried everything under the sun to get your students’ respect — punishment, scolding, even a threat!

But your students are as stubborn as ever.

And you wonder …

“I’ve tried everything I could, but nothing seems to work. Why my students don’t respect me?”

It’s heartbreaking, especially when you’re doing everything you could.

Relax.

And stop blaming yourself.

You’re not alone, you see. Almost every teacher complain at least once in his or her teaching career that students don’t respect them.

But listen.

You can change this.

You can make your students respect you like crazy.

And, not just that. More ›


14 Business Mistakes Costing You Money and Clients

Fri Jan 27

You’re a young business professional – eager to serve people and earn handsome amounts of money.

But there’s a challenge:

The hard work you have been putting in growing your business is not repaying the way you’d imagined. Yes, the company is profitable but not as you’d expected. And you’re wondering what’s wrong?

Well, are you sure you’re not making any business mistakes?

You see, we all make mistakes. The point, however, is to learn from them and not repeat them in the future.

Here are 14 business mistakes that may be costing you money, clients and repeat business.

As they say – charity begins at home. More ›


Changing Your Attitude: Subharti University, Meerut

Mon Apr 22

Subharti University Main Gate at Subhartipuram, NH-58, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh

Changing your attitude if you don’t already have the right one is essential, especially when you’re a teacher. This article narrates an incident that took place when I delivered personality development classes at Subharti University, Meerut. It shows how having a positive attitude can impact your students and also, you as a teacher. 

It was 2010.

A private software-training company based out of Noida hired me to conduct personality development classes for B. Tech students in Subharti Institute of Technology and Engineering (SITE), Meerut, Uttar Pradesh.

10th March: I was on my way to the college along with one female teacher in the cab. More ›


How to Pass a Job Interview Successfully

Mon Feb 2

 

pass a job interview successfully

No. There’s going to be no nuclear war if you fail at this interview.

The world will not come to an end if you don’t get this job.

I know you’re desperate. But no matter how hard you try, there can be no guarantees.

So, ‘Expect the best, prepare for the worst.’ If you don’t get the job, you don’t get the job. Simple as that.

Stay Calm

Of course, this job is important to you, that’s why you appear for the interview. But getting desperate will not help. Desperation increases your stress levels and affects your performance.

You start losing confidence. More ›


Is Your Body a Dumping Ground?

Fri May 1

Are you using your body as a dumping ground?

Didn’t get me?

OK. Just ask yourself:

How many times do you say ‘yes’ to chores you know will not fit well into your already choked schedule?

How many times do you handle ‘urgent’ pieces of work despite not feeling well?

How many times you take up extra assignments voluntarily so you may earn ‘a little more money?’

You Need a Career and Money

Yeah, I get it. You are a career-oriented person, and you need to work hard to move ahead in life. Perhaps you want to please your boss, or your co-workers or maybe your mother-in-law (Oh! More ›


How to Become a Voice Over Artist

Wed Feb 1

“Oh my! You’ve got such a sexy voice!”

“Damn! Your voice is so cool man.”

“Why don’t you try making a career in voice overs?”

As an aspiring voice over artist, you have been hearing such encouraging words for quite some time now.

And so, you’ve decided to do something about it: You’ve made up your mind to become a voice over artist. But there’s a problem – you don’t know how to begin your journey of becoming a voice over artist.

That is why I created this step-by-step guide to help you.

But before we begin, I need you to answer this:

Do you think anybody with ten fingers can become a chess player? More ›


9 Tips for Teachers to Make a Difference

Sun Mar 19

Subharti University Meerut Main Entrance

Let’s be honest.

Only a few teachers want to make a difference.

And, I know you’re one of them.

Because for you, teaching is more than just earning your bread and butter. It’s an opportunity to share your wisdom and compassion with your students.

You see teaching as a powerful tool to make a difference in your students’ lives.

The challenge, though?

Making a difference can be hard (especially if you’re a beginning teacher).

But trust me, you can make it happen.

How?

Stay with me, and I’ll show you exactly how I did it, so you can do it too. More ›


How to Become a Model: Career in Modelling

Sat Apr 1

Ah! That burning desire to become a model.

It keeps you awake at nights, right?

And why wouldn’t it? After all, you have all the reasons to believe modelling is your life purpose. For instance:

Girls of your class give you compliments.

Your girlfriend says you look like a model.

Even your friends say, “Hey, why don’t you try making a career in modelling?”

And you start visualising hot girls, tons of cash, celebrity status, and a lavish lifestyle.

No so fast baby.

Before you hit the road, you need to know a) What does it mean to be a model and, b) If you’re up for that. More ›


Money Follows Trust. Focus on Trust, Not Money

Sun Apr 16

Money. What is it? Is it just some coins and paper notes that you can carry around in your pocket to buy stuff? Or is it the digits in your bank account – the more numbers, the richer you are? And what does money mean to you as a young entrepreneur? Should you focus on earning as much money as you could – by hooks or by crooks?

What if, in business, money represents trust? If that’s true, then shouldn’t you do everything you could to earn people’s trust? Let’s find out.

It was 2011.

A guy approached me for a business opportunity. More ›


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