WICT Holiday Tea
Thursday, December 6, 2018
2:00pm – 4:30pm
The Logan Hotel, Philadelphia, PA
This year’s event will feature guest speaker, Stella Grizont as she helps us navigate The Science of Happiness: How to Flourish at Work.
Is it getting harder and harder to wake up in the morning and motivate to get to work? Do you come home grumpy from the office and have a hard time being present with those you love? Is your performance starting to suffer because you’re bored, underappreciated, or underpaid?
Being happy at work (and in life) doesn’t happen by accident, it happens by design. According to the Harvard Business Review, employees who are happier at work are 30% more productive, 3X more creative, and 40% more likely to receive a promotion within the next year. In this talk, participants will learn about the science of happiness at work and how to flourish…starting now! Everyone will:
- Learn three proven (and easy) tools to control negative emotions, stop complaining, and amplify positivity at work immediately
- Discover three hidden mind-traps that sabotage your success and happiness and how to overcome them
- Understand the mechanics of boredom and how to re-ignite one’s passion
- Master an essential communication skill to uplift relationships
- Learn how to transform your struggle into meaningful growth
Register by December 3, 2018.
WICT Philly Gives Back
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Since June we have introduced you to 5 wonderful influencers in the cable and telecommunications industries in our 3 Questions in 3 Minutes series.
We have a great line up of guests planned in the coming months, but in the meantime, catch up on our past influencers here .
… the first stock ticker debuted in New York City on this day in 1867?
The advent of the ticker ultimately revolutionized the stock market by making up-to-the-minute prices available to investors around the country. Prior to this development, information from the New York Stock Exchange, which had been around since 1792, traveled by mail or messenger.
The ticker was the brainchild of Edward Calahan, who configured a telegraph machine to print stock quotes on streams of paper tape (the same paper tape later used in ticker-tape parades). The ticker, which caught on quickly with investors, got its name from the sound its type wheel made.
The last mechanical stock ticker debuted in 1960 and was eventually replaced by computerized tickers with electronic displays we all know today. A ticker shows a stock’s symbol, how many shares have traded that day and the price per share. It also tells how much the price has changed from the previous day’s closing price and whether it’s an up or down change. A common misconception is that there is one ticker used by everyone. In fact, private data companies run a variety of tickers; each provides information about a select mix of stocks.
Parts of this article were taken from history.com.