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A List Of Things You Better Stop Doing When You Turn 30s

A List Of Things You Better Stop Doing When You Turn 30s

It is so sad and unfortunate that not everyone wants to grow up. Many view growing up as intimidating, as a loss of something. You have to be aware that life is made up of stages. We cannot have the same mindset we had when we were entering high school now that we are stepping into the wonderful age of 30. By the time you turn 30, you should have been able to figure out certain things and reached a level of maturity. You should have been able to discard certain habits and reactions to things that happen to you.

As you reach the age of 30, you should start becoming more aware of who you are and what stage you are in life. Here are 30 things every person turning 30 should stop doing.

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  1. Calling your relatives to bail you out of a financial crisis you should be taking care of instead.
  2. Living a life of regrets. Looking back at the past and wondering what would have happened, or thinking about that job you never got, or that person you never got married.
  3. Blaming others for how your life is turning out – pointing fingers at your parents, family and your environment for how your life has come to be.
  4. Believing and expecting that your life should have turned perfect by now, rather than knowing that success is a process made out of failures.
  5. Consuming yourself in worry about what others are thinking of you.
  6. Spending most of your money on partying, alcohol and eating out.
  7. Waiting for others to fix things you can do yourself.
  8. Showing off how drunk you were at a particular party on social media.
  9. Seeking other people’s approval.
  10. Having to keep certain friends who are a bad influence on you out of convenience because you are too scared or nervous to cut them out of your life.
  11. Giving up on a venture or a task because it has suddenly appeared difficult to undertake.
  12. Holding on to grudges and consuming yourself in resentment over a past misdeed of a good friend.
  13. Ignoring your relationships, whether with your family or with friends who have been there for you in the past.
  14. Spending more than you earn and running into debt every now and then.
  15. Stalking your ex on social media instead of moving on with your life.
  16. Advertising your new designer wrist watch or other luxurious items on social media in a bid to create unnecessary attention.
  17. Making excuses for not maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
  18. Waiting for things to happen rather than going out to make these things happen.
  19. Trying to be perfect all the time and taking yourself too seriously.
  20. Thinking that you can live up to others’ expectation of you.
  21. Envying the lifestyle of other people you happen to catch on social media.
  22. Buying inferior items because you are trying so hard to save a buck.
  23. Becoming irrational and running wild with thoughts and beliefs without being fully informed.
  24. Dressing up like a teenager and going along with fads, rather than dressing as an authentic image of who you are.
  25. Denying the fact that you will soon be hitting 30, and wanting to be stuck with your 20s for life.
  26. Trying to pull off some alcohol stunts every now and then.
  27. Posing with a peace hand sign or any kind of sign in a photo.
  28. Having posters of Terminator, Fresh Prince of Bel Air or The Godfather to decorate your apartment.
  29. Engaging in online arguments, and responding to every confrontational attacks made at you.
  30. Ignoring the fact that you have so much going for you in your life that you should be thankful for.

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Last Updated on December 2, 2018

7 Public Speaking Techniques To Help Connect With Your Audience

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When giving a presentation or speech, you have to engage your audience effectively in order to truly get your point across. Unlike a written editorial or newsletter, your speech is fleeting; once you’ve said everything you set out to say, you don’t get a second chance to have your voice heard in that specific arena.

You need to make sure your audience hangs on to every word you say, from your introduction to your wrap-up. You can do so by:

1. Connecting them with each other

Picture your typical rock concert. What’s the first thing the singer says to the crowd after jumping out on stage? “Hello (insert city name here)!” Just acknowledging that he’s coherent enough to know where he is is enough for the audience to go wild and get into the show.

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It makes each individual feel as if they’re a part of something bigger. The same goes for any public speaking event. When an audience hears, “You’re all here because you care deeply about wildlife preservation,” it gives them a sense that they’re not just there to listen, but they’re there to connect with the like-minded people all around them.

2. Connect with their emotions

Speakers always try to get their audience emotionally involved in whatever topic they’re discussing. There are a variety of ways in which to do this, such as using statistics, stories, pictures or videos that really show the importance of the topic at hand.

For example, showing pictures of the aftermath of an accident related to drunk driving will certainly send a specific message to an audience of teenagers and young adults. While doing so might be emotionally nerve-racking to the crowd, it may be necessary to get your point across and engage them fully.

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3. Keep going back to the beginning

Revisit your theme throughout your presentation. Although you should give your audience the credit they deserve and know that they can follow along, linking back to your initial thesis can act as a subconscious reminder of why what you’re currently telling them is important.

On the other hand, if you simply mention your theme or the point of your speech at the beginning and never mention it again, it gives your audience the impression that it’s not really that important.

4. Link to your audience’s motivation

After you’ve acknowledged your audience’s common interests in being present, discuss their motivation for being there. Be specific. Using the previous example, if your audience clearly cares about wildlife preservation, discuss what can be done to help save endangered species’ from extinction.

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Don’t just give them cold, hard facts; use the facts to make a point that they can use to better themselves or the world in some way.

5. Entertain them

While not all speeches or presentations are meant to be entertaining in a comedic way, audiences will become thoroughly engaged in anecdotes that relate to the overall theme of the speech. We discussed appealing to emotions, and that’s exactly what a speaker sets out to do when he tells a story from his past or that of a well-known historical figure.

Speakers usually tell more than one story in order to show that the first one they told isn’t simply an anomaly, and that whatever outcome they’re attempting to prove will consistently reoccur, given certain circumstances.

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6. Appeal to loyalty

Just like the musician mentioning the town he’s playing in will get the audience ready to rock, speakers need to appeal to their audience’s loyalty to their country, company, product or cause. Show them how important it is that they’re present and listening to your speech by making your words hit home to each individual.

In doing so, the members of your audience will feel as if you’re speaking directly to them while you’re addressing the entire crowd.

7. Tell them the benefits of the presentation

Early on in your presentation, you should tell your audience exactly what they’ll learn, and exactly how they’ll learn it. Don’t expect them to listen if they don’t have clear-cut information to listen for. On the other hand, if they know what to listen for, they’ll be more apt to stay engaged throughout your entire presentation so they don’t miss anything.

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