Saturday, 30 November 2013

Effective Meetings

Conduct effective meetings. Use LEADERSHIP
Look after your audience’s comfort. The room – refreshments – visual aids must all be in good order

Explore the needs of your audience. Ask what they expect and need from the meeting

Arrive early – Turn up at least ten minutes and welcome others

Decide to start meeting on time. Respect those who came in early

Explain the purpose of the meeting and ask there are any other points

Read your papers in advance. This clears your thinking and creates a sense of good leadership

Stick to your time schedule as far as possible

Handle emotions and hidden agendas and address conflict as it arises.

Involve everybody. Ask people what they think has been decided

Prepare your audience for action by checking with them.  You cannot do this af the audience is too large.

Thursday, 7 November 2013

10 Ways Lower Your Blood Pressure Naturally

  It was reported in the online edition of Borneo Post that 1 in 3 Malaysians aged 18 and above suffer from high blood pressure.

Usually medication is prescribed but this has its own effects. Here are list of things you can do to naturally lower your blood pressure.

1. Workout - Get a good cardio workout for at least 30 mins a day. Exercise causes the heart to use oxygen more efficiently,so that it does not have to work harder.

2. Get potassium rich food into your diet. Eat bananas, raisins, prunes, melon. Drink orange juice.

3.Know your salt. Read the labels of processed food. Watch out for the word sodium.

4. Cut out alcohol. If find that difficult at least reduce its intake.

5. Avoid tobacco and second smoke. Nicotine can raise your blood pressure for up to an hour after you smoke.

6. Eat dark chocolates. It contains flavanols take make the blood vessel more elastic.

8. Drink tea. Hibiscus tea are known to lower blood pressure.

9. Breathe. Yes, breathe deeply, from your belly. Do this early in the morning and before going to sleep. 

10. Take it easy. Enjoy your life, feel grateful that you are given this life to live. Listen to music, look at the skies. Go to the movies, read a good book. Laugh .