Social skill hacks with Vanessa Van Edwards

Screen Shot 2015-10-15 at 4.33.10 PMUnderstanding people is an important life skill to have. It can help you get a date, lead an organization, negotiate a deal, or influence others around you. Have you ever wondered about the science and psychology behind human behavior? Vanessa Van Edwards is a behavioral investigator who runs Science of People, a human behavior research lab that aims to crack the code of human behavior. She was also a keynote speaker at ASDA National Leadership Conference 2014. Vanessa is a consultant and speaker and runs various online courses such as “The Power of Body Language” and “Master Your People Skills”. Her videos provide practical advice on people skills and human behavior with a touch of science to back it up.

The toothbrush subscription service you have to try

QuipMaybe you’ve heard of subscription services. Or maybe you’ve been living under a rock. For a small monthly fee, you can get a surprise of assortments delivered straight to your door. It all started with the New York-based start up Birchbox, which sent women a box of curated cosmetic samples every month. Since then, the subscription services industry has exploded. Whether you’re a budding chef, a dog lover or a razor blade connoisseur, there’s a subscription box for you! But there is one way to really capture a dentist’s attention. Subscription toothbrush and toothpaste! Here are some other subscription service favorites from your ASDA Editorial Board.

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Oral cancer infographic thumbApril is Oral Cancer Awareness month. ASDA is encouraging the dental community and public to spread the word on oral cancer prevention! As oral health care professionals, we are often the first to see signs of oral cancer. Awareness and early diagnosis is key to increasing oral cancer survival rate. Check out these facts on oral cancer in the infographic in the post and be sure to educate your patients on risk factors.

5 Networking tips for introverts

2013-ASDA-National-Leadership-Conference-Chicago---715If there is one thing I’ve learned from my involvement with ASDA, it is the power of networks. A strong network can open doors and help you stumble onto new opportunities. Yet the idea of networking makes many people uncomfortable. I’m a natural introvert so my idea of a perfect Friday night includes curling up in bed with a cup of hot chocolate and a good book. The thought of roaming around a room talking to hundreds of my peers is quite intimidating. Through practice, I’ve honed my ability to network and meet people. Here are five networking tips that have helped introverts like me connect with people at events.