Since college, I have been trying to make a difference in social impact and sustainability. Starting from 2012, I volunteered in South Africa for one month to provide underprivileged kids with quality education. Subsequently, I participated in reforestation as well as marine conservation initiatives. It was then that I realised, compared to traveling abroad, it could be more impactful to help my local community first.
1. Reading/absorbing knowledge - If you are well read, you would have a ton of stuff to talk about on a range of topics. - This makes you interesting; others would enjoy your company more.2. Smiling - If you genuinely smile, people connect with you better. - This acts as a wonderful ice breaker and makes people comfortable instantly.3. Speaking at a slower pace - Most of us tend to speak very fast. - If you can slow down your pace, people would understand you better.
Sustainability has emerged from an innovative concept into a necessity in the business world over the past decade. As bread and butter of the business world, it now has a profound impact in decisions by all stakeholders – from governments to non-profits, from companies to investors.