Last time, we gave you 5 valuable skills that we thought you should learn. The skills varied from learning CPR to taking self defense classes. In today’s post, we'll suggest a few more skills that we think will be beneficial to have under your belt.
Learn an instrument
Already know how to play the piano? Try the violin! If you don’t play an instrument now, don’t think that it’s too late. All it takes is commitment and you can learn to play just about any instrument you want. Not only does playing an instrument help improve your memory skills but it also teaches you patience and helps to build your confidence.
How many of you really know how to use Word, Powerpoint and the dreaded Excel? Sure, you can type up a paper and make a slide show but there are so many more hidden functions in the Microsoft Office suite. There are actually classes to teach people how to be adept with these programs. Knowing how to use these applications efficiently can make all the difference in how your report or presentation turns out.
Don’t run away screaming from this one. This is one of the most crucial skills you can learn. You cannot avoid public speaking your whole life. Whether you have to give a toast at your best friend’s wedding or give a presentation to your whole department at work. We will all have to speak to an audience at some point in our lives. There are many workshops and classes (even in college) that will teach you how to best get your point across in an effective and clear manner. You will also learn how to be more eloquent and speak with confidence.
And now for a fun one – try scuba diving! Curious about what lies under the sea? Get your scuba diving certification and see for yourself. Learn more about life beneath the surface and have fun along the way. Scuba diving opens up a whole new world full of new things to explore. The certification usually takes up about 2 weekends.
We hope you’ll give one (or all) of these skills a try!
Tell us, what skill do you think should be added to this list?