Accept Compliments, the Boss Way

Giving and receiving  compliments is not just a socio-linguistic grace but also a communication skill indicator. It forges bonds, demolishes communication barriers, is the quickest ice breaker and is a sure shot way of improving ones’ positive self worth. Janet Holmes (1988, 1995) qualifies it such, ‘A compliment is a speech act which explicitly or implicitly attributes credit to someone other than the speaker, usually the person addressed, for some ‘good’ (possession, characteristic, skill etc.) which is positively valued by the speaker and the hearer.’ A definite win-win for both the speaker and the listener. Who me? Wait, though, while Continue Reading

Heart of a Cocktail

I take you through the evening of experimental and creative cocktail – literally and its winning concoction!  Cocktail Championship? Sonam Kalra, ace singer,  told me,  at the do, listening to music enhances the taste of the drink. Can’t challenge that! But first what are we talking about? World’s Most Experimental Bartender! Yes, here The Insider, was floating from one team kiosk to another. A global competition that celebrates creativity, experimentation and collaboration. It  brings  together creative minds who concoct innovative cocktails.   Here’s the fun part- the shortlisted bartenders were paired with collaborators from creative fields. Think music, art, design, Continue Reading