About Anna Schmitz

Anna is a copywriter at The Conover Company. She graduated from St. Norbert College with a degree in Elementary Education. She enjoys researching and writing about soft skills and has seen first-hand the difference that soft skills make in the world of education. She currently lives in Wisconsin with her husband and two daughters.

Anxiety Management: The Importance of Stress Management

What exactly is the importance of stress management? Experts estimate that stress costs the American economy more than $300 billion each year. Medical experts estimate that 80% of all health problems are, at least in part, due to stress. While the effects of stress on our society are great, poorly [...]

Teaching Interpersonal Awareness: Interpersonal Skills

Interpersonal skills involve interacting with other people. They are essential for the development of interpersonal awareness. In this post, we will cover the following techniques to teach your students interpersonal skills: Take interest in others Be friendly Take risks Silence negative self-talk Be a team player Take interest in others [...]

Teaching Assertion: Becoming Assertive

It’s easy to make goals. Actually achieving these goals is the hard part. To help your students achieve their goal of becoming more assertive, teach them the following five tips: Improving self-esteem Persistence Standing up for yourself Setting positive expectations Practicing self-talk Let’s take a closer look at what it [...]

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Performance Reviews: Handling Criticism

Handling criticism can be a challenge for many people. When you receive criticism, whether from a peer or supervisor, make sure to listen and avoid getting defensive. If you don’t agree with or understand with the criticism, ask questions for clarification. Always say thank you and take time to think [...]