Public speaking can shake even the most confident employees. But luckily, you can battle those pre-speech nerves with a few tried and true tactics. For starters, better prepare for your presentation by reciting it start to finish – and then backwards. Keep reading to learn the logic behind this.
As technology and the way students learn advances, so do learning environments. Today, it’s more important than ever to create spaces that encourage real-time collaboration and socialization among students.
An innovative company needs a building that can keep up. So when Advanced Polymers, Inc. moved to its brand new facility, it’s no surprise that their workspace was outfitted with materials that exceed common requirements. The Salem, NH based lab looked to nora® flooring to help create a low-maintenance workspace that offers flexibility.
Battling a midafternoon slump at work? A single workout can immediately boost higher-order thinking skills, making you more productive and efficient when tackling that daily to-do list. In fact, just 20 minutes of activity – such as a walk – can boost blood and brain flow to improve executive function.
Net-zero energy design is a reality, reports Consulting-Specifying Engineer. The term, as defined by the NREL, is a building that generates enough renewable energy on-site to equal or exceed its annual energy use. With this technology well within reach, engineers and architects must evaluate how the pursuit of net-zero design impacts overall building performance.
Versatility is key when it comes to outfitting facilities on a busy campus. Just ask McMaster University in Ontario, Canada. Home to approximately 25,000 undergraduate and graduate students, the university sought out a way to keep campus facilities intact for years to come. And with more than 50 buildings on campus, the task was not taken lightly.
Think of it as mindfulness on-the-go. There are now dozens of phone apps available that offer meditation tips, breathing and mindfulness techniques and even guided meditation modules. These “serenity on screen” apps offer features such as pre-recorded ocean sounds and a soothing, narrative voice to guide users through meditation.
Encouraging patients to stay active during healing is a hallmark of a wellness-driven care model. But is your facility designed to promote activity? Healthcare Design Magazine explores an often-overlooked design opportunity in healthcare buildings: the stairwell. Learn how an inviting, light-filled stairwell can benefit patients in ways that go beyond functional.
An alternative learning environment needs a facility that can meet unique demands. Phoenix High School in Kennewick, WA did just that, with students and staff working in an open-plan space that encourages collaborative learning. Learn how this project-based, alternative-track learning environment outfitted their facility to perfectly suit their needs.
Bogged down by clutter? Turns out, a cramped workspace directly correlate to stress. The same goes for posture and the amount of physical – and mental – breathing room you allot for yourself. The good news? You can combat stressful factors with a list of science-backed tips. Who knew it was as simple as sitting up straighter?