Lunchtime Links: Avoid Stress When the Pressure Is On

Don’t let stress trump your productivity. Try a few techniques for keeping calm under pressure. Also: an event app that creates private chats among conference attendees.

How do you manage stress when the pressure is on? Stressing is the first mistake.

Tips to help you keep calm and carry on, and more, in today’s Lunchtime Links:

Manage your stress: It’s easy to sweat when you’re working against the clock. Sharon Melnick, a business psychologist and author of Success Under Stress, has five tips to calm the nerves and help you be productive when the pressure is on. One recommendation: Have clear goals before approaching the project. “Clarity is your best time management tool. When you feel overwhelmed, you can invariably trace it back to a lack of clarity somewhere in the chain of how priorities were decided,” Melnick says. What are some of your techniques for relieving stress when you’re feeling the pressure?

One-on-one digital networking: EventMobi recently introduced an app that option for event attendees to chat with one another in private via its app. The idea is that attendees can network before, during, and after the event without sacrificing security. “The benefit to an in-app solution is that you don’t have to disclose your attendees’ emails and phone numbers; a potential breach of the security and privacy policies of your organization,” says EventMobi in a statement. Users can sign in with their LinkedIn account to create a profile. What apps are in your event networking toolkit?

Catching up with the times: The recent BookExpo America in New York City debuted a new preparation technique for attendees: a Hackathon. The event started two weeks before the expo with the goal of discussing ideas to help the literary industry embrace technologies, mobile devices, and other modern communications tools that readers want to use. The Hackathon included members of the publishing industry as well as top-tier venture capitalists and technologists. “The book industry is ripe for disruption, which is why we wanted to bring people from the tech, publishing, and venture capital communities together—to drive the next wave of innovation,” Joanna Stone Herman, CEO of Librify, told Forbes. Librify gives users access to books for a monthly fee, as Spotify does with music. How so you prepare attendees to share big ideas at conferences?

Have you found any great reads today? Share them with us in the comment section.


Anita Ferrer

By Anita Ferrer

Anita Ferrer is a contributor to Associations Now. MORE

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