In a 2012 TED Talk, social psychologist Amy Cuddy showed the impact that “power posing” can play in the chemicals that are delivered to your brain and, as a result, the way that you are perceived by others. Part of …
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In a 2012 TED Talk, social psychologist Amy Cuddy showed the impact that "power posing" can play in the chemicals that are delivered to your brain and, as a result, the way that you are perceived by others. Part of the talk included an experiment in which one group spent just two minutes of high power posing prior to an interview. Something like this: and another group spent their two minutes low power posing prior to the interview. Like this: The results of the experiment showed: - The "high power posers" had an increase in testosterone (present when confident) of 20% and a decrease in cortisol (present when stressed) of 25%. - The "low power posers" had a decrease in testosterone of 10% and an increase in cortisol of 15% And... - The "high power posers" were always selected as the better candidates by the interviewers. - They were noted to be more, present, confident, passionate, enthusiastic, comfortable, and authentic! So before you sit down for that next interview take a couple of moments to prepare yourself (and your brain!) by pulling out your best Superman or Superwoman pose! The call back you'll get after the interview will more than make up for the two minutes you spent feeling a bit goofy. Check out Amy Cuddy's fascinating full TED Talk "Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are" here!
2014 Toronto CIBC Run for the Cure!... Read More »
The Richmond Hill Office Team recently participated in their Run for the Cure! The team has been very active in raising funds towards the cause of ending breast cancer this year with a total of $4,472 raised through the race and a number of other activities! Way to go Team Toronto! Additional events held by the team have included raffles, auctions, a bake sale, contests, tournaments, and much more! Included in the fund raising mix was Miguel Ramirez's weekly running clinics to prepare participants for run day and Stephen Burley's CN Tower Walk where he strolled around the perimeter of the tower edge while hanging over 1,168 feet in the air! Thanks to the below individuals for participating in this year's race: Andrew Robinson Angela Lau Sally Lam Sean Fukumura Stephen Burley Calvin Lee-Young Mable Woo Kulpreet Dhesi Rachel Tai Neerja Rajevan Gigeta Caracaleanu Della Dai Shiyara Perera Nancy Ye Ramon Dorillo Esther Zang Jennifer Dallsingh Paul Foreman Chris He Jennifer Iannuzzi Shazieh Khan Frank Le Iqbal Mann Ianessa Quinon Miguel Ramirez Nick Shao
Better Living Team Contest Winners!... Read More »
To encourage our teams to continue traveling on their paths to Better Living we recently held a Better Living Team Contest where we asked our communities to show what they were doing to Live Better as a group. We were originally offering up a whopping $500 to each of the two favorite teams who entered the contest, but we had such a hard time choosing that we ended up rewarding three! Check out what the winners had up their sleeves below! Signature Ridge – The team at Signature Ridge will be hosting a Health and Wellness Fair at their community to support their individual goals AND to involve their residents! They have invited Walgreens to give FREE health screenings, Herbalife to promote health and wellness supplements, a doTerra Essential Oils representative to discuss the benefits of healing, holistic oils, an ‘It Works!’ representative to promote natural weight loss products, The Lion’s Den Fitness Studio to encourage daily exercise and many others! Way to go Signature Team! Forest View – At Forest View, their goal was not only to create something supportive for the entire team, but to also encourage residents to join them in a better, healthier way of living. They have initiated a walking/jogging group within their community and have invited residents to join in on the fun! They have three different times and styles to make it easy for even the busiest resident to attend! Great job team Forest View! Falcon Square – The Falcon Square team has come up with a very fun and creative way to keep track of their food each week as well as openly encouraging one another. The strategy they use is called the “Stretch Goal”. Instead of eating healthy or watching their diets 3 times a week, they strive to push for the whole week. They use small weekly ‘wins’ and public recognition that builds confidence and helps motivation. Check out their chart! This is awesome, Falcon Square team! A big congratulations to the winning teams and to everyone who participated in the contest! Keep on Better Living, Venterra!
2014 Austin Race for the Cure!... Read More »
The Austin Region participated in their SGK Race for the Cure on Sunday, November 16th! Thanks to the following people for participating in the Austin Race: Veronica Barcenas Justin Callahan Jessica Harrison Leland McPherson Nelson Mejia Patrick Morris Jessica Nofsinger Danielle Roberson Dayro Santos A special thanks to Karter Harrison who raised $100 for the cause!
Refer a Friend... Earn Some Cash!... Read More »
We're always looking for exceptional people to join the Venterra Realty Team. You can make a great impact to our organization by referring amazing individuals to become a Venterra Employee! If you know someone that would be a great fit for one of our opportunities you can receive a $250 Visa Gift Card if your referral is hired (after 3 months of employment) as our thanks to you. This opportunity is available to everyone outside of our organization! What a great way to earn some extra spending money! Take a moment to review our current job openings by clicking here! If you have someone in mind for one of our positions ask them to apply for the specific role from the same site and be sure to have them provide your information when they do! In order to be credited as the referral source your applicant will need to select "Referral" in the "Source" field on their application under "How did you hear about us?" and will need to include your name and email address in the "Referred By (Name)" field as shown below, as well. Thanks in advance for helping to do your part to make us an even better organization by sending great people our way!
Venterra Realty Recognized As One Of The 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ In The United States... Read More »
HOUSTON, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Venterra Realty is pleased to announce its recognition as one of Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ in the United States. The Achievers annual award recognizes top employers that display leadership and innovation in engaging their workplaces. "Engaged employees provide businesses with a unique competitive advantage. Companies that focus on employee success have better engagement and alignment with business objectives and company values," said Achievers CEO, Patrick D. Quirk. "These companies serve as role models for other businesses to engage their own employees and build success." "We are honored to be recognized as one of the country's most engaged workplaces," said Richard Roos, Venterra's Chief Operating Officer. "We understand that having employees who look forward to going to work, truly care about the quality of their work and who are highly committed to the operating vision of the organization are instrumental to providing industry leading customer experience and achieving exceptional operating results. This recognition further fuels our desire to continue building a culture that results in highly engaged employees who love coming to work and become better people for having worked at Venterra." The Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ Awards panel of judges evaluated each applicant based on the Eight Elements of Employee Engagement™: Communication, Leadership, Culture, Rewards & Recognition, Professional & Personal Growth, Accountability & Performance, Vision & Values and Corporate Social Responsibility. The panel of 14 judges included various academics and thought leaders on employee engagement, and included representation from organizations such as the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA), the Human Capital Institute (HCI) and the Northern California HR Association. Venterra Realty will be honored alongside other recipients of the Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ Award at the awards gala on April 2, 2014 in San Francisco, California. Visit this link to read the full press release: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/venterra-realty-recognized-as-one-of-the-50-most-engaged-workplaces-in-the-united-states-250250041.html Visit this link to view the list of companies who were in the top 50: http://www.achievers.com/engaged/winners-2013.php
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The Richmond Hill Office Team recently participated in their Run for the Cure! The team has been very active in raising funds towards the cause of ending breast cancer this year with a total of $4,472 raised through the race and a number of …
To encourage our teams to continue traveling on their paths to Better Living we recently held a Better Living Team Contest where we asked our communities to show what they were doing to Live Better as a group. We were …
The Austin Region participated in their SGK Race for the Cure on Sunday, November 16th! Thanks to the following people for participating in the Austin Race: Veronica Barcenas Justin Callahan Jessica Harrison Leland McPherson Nelson Mejia Patrick Morris Jessica Nofsinger Danielle Roberson …