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More and more of our personal and financial information is being held and accessed from mobile phones. A simple 4-digit pin used to be enough to protect our contacts, etc. Some people do not feel that is secure enough. Apple now offers a 6-digit passcode and also an alphanumeric passcode that can be up to 34 characters long. In case you’re interested, here is how to change your passcode:
On iPhone X and later, go to Settings > Face ID & Passcode.
On earlier iPhone models, go to Touch ID & Passcode.
You’ll be asked to enter your current passcode.
Scroll down to “Change Passcode“.
You’ll be asked to enter your old passcode.
When asked to enter your NEW passcode, select “Passcode Options“.
You can select the “Custom Alphanumeric Code”
Enter your new Alphanumeric Code which can be up to 34 characters long.
Re-enter your new Alphanumeric Code to confirm.
Now when asked to enter your Passcode you can use the new Alphanumeric Code. It should be much more difficult for someone to access your valuable information on your phone.
What’s your pre-flight checklist for a key communication moment? Your airline pilot does it, your surgeon does it, and so should you. It doesn’t matter if it’s a persuasion moment, a presentation, or a comment in a meeting; being aware helps your executive presence.
Here’s a checklist one of our clients found most helpful. Before you open your mouth, check your
- Body posture,
- Facial expression,
- Listen for key words others are using.
- Based on those observations, choose your point, and then speak concisely.
Carol Keers’ Executive Presence Tip
Many people think of being creative in terms of artists. They are creative. A painting, a new song, or a movie creates something that did not exist before. Problem solving is also a creative process. Designing new processes is creative. Designing a website is creative. Writing a book or and article is creative. A presentation can be an opportunity to be creative. When we are able to bring a team together in a functional way it creates teamwork.
When people don’t think of themselves as creative, they typically are not as creative. One reason artistic people are often thought of as being the creative ones is because of the mindset they have developed to create art. When looking for a creative idea or a creative solution it is often the open mind that sees and tests possibilities. It is a mindset that tries again when they fail.
Difficulties are typically one of the greatest opportunities to be creative. Competition tends to encourage us to watch for new ideas. To think creatively, choose to see opportunity in difficulty. See failure as a way to learn and build on what you know.