The holiday season is a time of reflection, getting together with loved ones and, of course, exchanging gifts. As much as it can bring happiness, this time of the year can also be filled with a lot of stress. Here are 5 vital skills that will help you master the holiday season and make these days more enjoyable for you.
1. Visual Thinking Skills
We all know that awkward moment when we unpack a gift that does not even resemble anything we could have wished for. Yes, you said you needed a new lamp for your bedside table. But you definitely didn’t mean this moss green vintage monster with a pink flower pattern. This year, you can avoid sticky situations like this – with the right skills. Instead of writing down your Christmas list, why don’t you just sketch it? Take our course “Visual Thinking for Business” to learn vital drawing and visualisation skills. Using visual thinking and visual communication will also help you to create an accurate mental image when you describe your Christmas wishes. No more unwanted gifts this year!
2. Design Skills
Of course, Christmas is not just about receiving – more importantly, it’s about giving gifts. In order to give your gift ideas a more creative and personal note this year, why not take our course “Design 101 Redux“? It will give you a ton of useful ideas about how to create do-it-yourself gifts, design a personal Christmas card or wrap your present perfectly. This way, the prize for the most memorable and personal gift will go to you this year.
3. Digital and Social Media Marketing Skills
Your company wants to use the holiday season for a special marketing campaign? Great idea! Learn how to use digital tools and social media marketing in order to reach more customers in our course “Digital and Social Media Marketing”. Another great idea is to update your own social media profiles during the holidays. Use your free time to acquire vital skills about how to build your online presence for personal branding.
4. Presentation Skills
So your boss asked you to give a small speech at this year’s office Christmas party. Not like it’s a big deal, you first think. But as the date approaches, you start getting more and more nervous, wondering what you are going to say and how your co-workers are going to perceive you. Our course “Presentation Skills for Business” will help you fight the anxiousness and master the challenge perfectly.
5. Social Innovation Skills
For most people, the holidays are a time of contemplating and thinking up new ways of how to go about things. You might even want to start a new initiative in your neighbourhood or volunteer at the local soup kitchen. Our courses “Social Innovation” and the Geman-language “Changemaker MOOC” can help you collect even more ideas on how to solve societal problems, improve social practices or even open up your own social business. Start planning now and learn vital skills to make your plans happen in the new year.
Do you think your friends and family could also benefit from learning at iversity? If you’re still looking for a present, why not give the gift of learning this year? With the iversity Gift Card you will be giving a gift that is not only educational, but also unique, fun and engaging.