If you’ve flown United Airlines lately, you may have watched a video of Jeff Smisek, chairman, president and CEO of the company. It’s the video that runs before the safety briefing, and in it Smisek welcomes you aboard and shares some facts about United. He may be talking to you while walking through the terminal or standing in the aisle of a plane. He’s informal, relaxed, conversational.
In a recent interview in Sports Illustrated, former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman expressed regret for not having responded publicly to an allegation made about him years ago by sports columnist, author and TV personality Skip Bayless. The allegation, which appeared in a 1996 book authored by Bayless, dealt with Aikman’s sexual preference.
Most of us think talking to ourselves is a practice that should be avoided – especially if others are around to observe it. But researchers say “self-talk” is more common than most people think. And it can make a big difference in mood, behavior and performance.
According to a January 2015 Harris Poll of some 2,200 hiring and human resource managers, employers know within the first five minutes of a job interview if a candidate is a good fit for a position.
Considered by many to be the greatest British band in history, the former rock group Queen easily sold out just about any stadium they played in. In a 2003 interview, band members Brian May and Roger Taylor talked about the structure of their concerts.