Speaking To Connect

In 1989, my first semester of college, I learned a valuable lesson. I was taking a calculus course, but I learned a lesson in public speaking. The professor was quite intelligent and could solve any integral on earth. Her calculus was perfect, but she forgot one small detail – the audience. The professor spoke too fast for us to learn the subject. She was most concerned with presenting the greatest number of problems in the least amount of time with 100% accuracy.

I learned a powerful lesson in public speaking. I learned that it's more important to strive for connection with the audience than to have technically perfect information that the audience does not fully grasp. Dale Carnegie and his Carnegie Institute of Technology pointed out this interesting fact as a result of extensive research. "Even in such technical lines as engineering, about 15% of one's financial success is due to one's technical knowledge and about 85% is due to skill in human engineering, to personality and the ability to lead people." When done correctly, speaking can open doors that pure academic information alone can not.

For starters, it opens the door that separates teachers from students. In my calculus class, for example, many students were unable to follow the lessons. Personally, I believe the students who enrolled in the class have a certain responsibility to adjust to the professor's teaching style – even if it's difficult. In the real world, it is often the many employees who must adjust to the one manager. From a practical perspective, it takes a lot less energy for me as a speaker to lead by example. If I want my students or employees to adjust, I have the opportunity to show them how to discipline myself to change – even when I do not want to do it. This is the first reason to focus on connecting over perfecting.

Speaking can also build a solid reputation more quickly. Again, referring to my calculus course, when the professor chose perfection over connection, it built her reputation quickly. It just was not the reputation that best served our education. When you are presenting an idea, you are essentially selling. You want the audience to convert from lookers to listeners and from listeners to buyers. When I say, "buy", I mean they accept your proposal. You persuade them to share your position. They learn what you are trying to teach. A favorable reputation makes the task of connecting easier.

Finally, speaking can help you to increase your income. I realize that everyone does not want to become a professional speaker. Beside, people do not pay for speaking. People pay for solutions to problems. You are more likely to increase

Income in any business when you can succinctly tell people what you do and how you can help to solve their problems. If they believe you can solve a problem for them, they will gladly contribute to your increase in income.

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A Career in the Biotechnology Sector

Biotechnology sector in India is fast developing at a great pace. A flourishing career awaits students in the biotechnology sector, where professionals harness cellular and bio-molecular processes in order to develop different techniques and products which help in improving our lives and overall health of the planet. Over the last few years, students are showing keen interest towards the biotechnology field. Biotechnology, along with its different sub-fields, offers a wide array of career opportunities.

In order to break into the biotechnology sector, you should plan your career right from your school. You must complete your class 12th with subjects, like biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics. After finishing your schooling, you can opt for the right undergraduate courses like BSC or Btech in biotechnology from colleges, spread through the nation.

The eligibility criteria for getting into these undergraduate courses vary from one college to another. However, for most of the undergraduate courses, you need to sit for the below entrance examinations-

1 = The joint entrance examination for IITs
2 = All India Engineering Entrance Examination to get admission into different NITs and regional engineering colleges.

Other than these examinations, engineering colleges also conduct their own engineering examinations. Those who are interested in higher studies can go for MBA in biotechnology. For the Masters program, you should either hold a graduate degree in biotechnology or any other subject related to biological science. Moreover, a graduate degree in subjects like biology, chemistry, botany, pharmacy or zoology is also acceptable for masters programs.

After the post-graduate program, you can apply for the doctoral degree in biotechnology.

Top colleges offering biotechnology courses in India are-

1 = All IITs (Indian Institute of Technology)
2 = All NITs (National Institute of Technology)
3 = PSG College of Technology
4 = Thapar University
5 = BMS College of Engineering
6 = University Institute of Engineering & Technology
7 = Acharya Institute of Technology
8 = MVJ College of Engineering

Biotechnology job prospects

Biotechnology is a vast field, which incorporates different sub-fields. Moreover, there is a burgeoning demand for bio-technical experts in a diverse array of industries and sectors. Below are some of the common areas, where there is a high demand of biotechnology experts-

1 = Agriculture
2 = Animal Husbandry
3 = Environment Protection
4 = Genetic Engineering
5 = Health Care
6 = Medicine
7 = Drug designing and manufacturing
8 = Industrial Research and Development

Further, career opportunities in biotechnology are immense. Those who are specialized in various sub-fields can easily find biotechnology jobs both in private and government divisions. If you are possessing a post graduate degree in biotechnology, then you can explore opportunities in a wide range of industries. There are various reputed biotechnology colleges and institutes in India, where you can find teaching jobs also. There is an equivalent demand of bio technologists in foreign countries, especially, USA and UK.

There are unrivaled opportunities exist in textile, cosmetics, and chemical sectors.

Some of the leading biotech companies located in India …