Become a telephone zen master

Telephone Zen When on the telephone, you need and should be completely Zen-like in the way that you focus. Now, it can be hard to have focused on just the telephone calls when you are in a busy office with all that noise, but there are some simple ways that you can create focus.

The first one is to turn your emails off. Emails are an addictive source of time wasting. They distract you. And to be fair, if you are batching properly, you don’t need to be on your emails all the time, especially when you are on the phone.

Secondly, turn all notifications off on all social media and all apps. You do not want them pinging up on your phone.

Thirdly, when you’re on the phone and you want to focus, what you need to do is get everyone in the office into the habit of not asking you questions if you’re on the phone. Now, a great way of doing this is standing up because no one wants to come up to a crazy person who has stood up on the phone talking.

They are clearly mad or very busy. So stand up when you are making your phone calls. People will not want to disturb you. It could be they’re very important and very busy. And alas, it will increase your focus.

And depending on how organized you are and what sorts of CRM system you have, what you can do is print off your call lists for the day, and with those prints of call lists, you can then focus on those calls without even a computer being turned on.

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Stand up meetings will make you more productive and save time as well

 Stand up and be counted When on the telephone, one of the best ways to get a better outcome is to stand up when making calls.

You might think that you look an idiot standing up while everyone in the office is sitting down.

However, your results will soon speak for themselves come to payday. Standing up when on the phone is like magic for a whole number of reasons.

Firstly, it changes the shape of your body, meaning, the sounds you make when talking are different and people on the other end of the line can tell and will react positively. They will indeed hear your height!

Secondly, about the phone on your desk, you will be taller so you will feel more confident as you will be bigger and taller than the phone. Although this seems like madness, remember we are all chimps at the end of the day.

Thirdly, standing up creates confidence as you will be standing up straight and have your shoulders out, meaning you are not slumped at your desk.

The last and best reason? It is so much healthier than sitting down for eight, nine, or ten hours daily.

Remember Donald Rumsfeld used a standing desk and look at everything he accomplished. Oh.

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Stand up and be counted

 Stand up and be counted When on the telephone, one of the best ways to get a better outcome is to stand up when making calls.

You might think that you look an idiot standing up while everyone in the office is sitting down.

However, your results will soon speak for themselves come to payday. Standing up when on the phone is like magic for a whole number of reasons.

Firstly, it changes the shape of your body, meaning, the sounds you make when talking are different and people on the other end of the line can tell and will react positively. They will indeed hear your height!

Secondly, about the phone on your desk, you will be taller so you will feel more confident as you will be bigger and taller than the phone. Although this seems like madness, remember we are all chimps at the end of the day.

Thirdly, standing up creates confidence as you will be standing up straight and have your shoulders out, meaning you are not slumped at your desk.

The last and best reason? It is so much healthier than sitting down for eight, nine, or ten hours daily.

Remember Donald Rumsfeld used a standing desk and look at everything he accomplished. Oh.

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The Book: Recruitment Hacks is now available on Amazon.  

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Telephone Zen

Telephone Zen When on the telephone, you need and should be completely Zen-like in the way that you focus. Now, it can be hard to have focused on just the telephone calls when you are in a busy office with all that noise, but there are some simple ways that you can create focus.

The first one is to turn your emails off. Emails are an addictive source of time wasting. They distract you. And to be fair, if you are batching properly, you don’t need to be on your emails all the time, especially when you are on the phone.

Secondly, turn all notifications off on all social media and all apps. You do not want them pinging up on your phone.

Thirdly, when you’re on the phone and you want to focus, what you need to do is get everyone in the office into the habit of not asking you questions if you’re on the phone. Now, a great way of doing this is standing up because no one wants to come up to a crazy person who has stood up on the phone talking.

They are clearly mad or very busy. So stand up when you are making your phone calls. People will not want to disturb you. It could be they’re very important and very busy. And alas, it will increase your focus.

And depending on how organized you are and what sorts of CRM system you have, what you can do is print off your call lists for the day, and with those prints of call lists, you can then focus on those calls without even a computer being turned on.

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The Book: Recruitment Hacks is now available on Amazon.