Take a Walk Through MSU Museum for Free This Weekend

You have probably walked by it a million times without realizing it while walking around campus. You know that building right by Beaumont Tower, across the street from Old and the Main Library? That’s it. That’s the MSU Museum.

What’s super awesome about the MSU Museum, a Smithsonian Institution Affiliate, is that it doesn’t charge admission. A donation is always appreciated though.

To be specific, the museum is located on West Circle Drive, immediately east of Beaumont Tower and just north of the Main Library. Capital Area Transportation Authority (CATA) buses stop within short walking distance of the MSU Museum. It is open 9am-5pm Monday-Friday, 10pm-5pm Saturday, and 1-5pm on Sunday. The museum is closed on University holidays and holiday weekends. So if you find yourself in that area of campus with a little free time, you should definitely stop by and check it out.

 

Unplug and Unwind

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You probably know about juice cleanses, but have you ever heard about a technology cleanse? If you find yourself constantly checking your email, texting on your phone, or working on your computer, it might be a good idea to consider implementing your own technology cleanse.

It’s not going to be easy, but it is far healthier to disconnect with the digital and reconnect with the present moments. These tips from Lifehacker will help you set up your own technological cleanse, as there is definitely the right way to go about doing it.

Good luck!

 

Beating Phone Anxiety

I don’t know about you but when it comes to talking to someone on the phone, I shiver at the thought. In fact, I try to avoid it as much as possible. However, in the Professional Writing world, talking to numerous people on the phone each day is a normal occurrence.

If you are anything like me, this article by Thorin Klosowski called “Overcome Phone Shyness By Creating a Script” could be very helpful. It explains how writing a script of what to say before calling someone could make things so much more comfortable. I can speak to this myself. I was recommended this tip recently and started writing out my introduction or message to leave if they don’t pick up, and I am already feeling more confident and comfortable making phone calls.

For more details on this technique, I recommend checking out Klosowski’s article on Lifehacker.

The Best Goal-Setting Strategies for Social Media

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Maybe you want to boost your Facebook likes. Perhaps you want to increase your Twitter followers or improve your engagements with your current following. Whatever your goals are, there’s a method to achieving them and it begins with setting the right goals.

This article from The Next Web lays out seven different goal-setting strategies to guide you along in your social media endeavors, such as using  the S.M.A.R.T. strategy maker. It’s definitely an interesting, helpful read and I think it could really help anyone create a solid social media strategy. Good luck!