Have you ever tried to fool a substitute teacher? Wait. A better question may be, “Have you ever been eight years old?” After all, raising your hand at the incorrect name in roll call is hilarious — so it’s impossible to deny that you haven’t at least considered playing such a harmless prank.
Now, have you ever tried to fool a recurring substitute teacher? Probably not. A seasoned substitute will quickly grow wise to your shenanigans, and a few cheap chuckles from your fellow pranksters aren’t worth a detention slip.
Most childhood pranks are lighthearted and usually don’t come with life-altering circumstances. Unfortunately, adulthood offers no such levity.
First impressions are gold in today’s world. They may even be more valuable than bitcoin someday. So how do we ensure that we’re constantly making a solid first connection to the strangers we encounter in our personal and professional lives? Here are four ways you can embrace the characteristics of fiber optic internet to make a gleaming first impression in your social network today:
Stay true to the social contracts you nonverbally sign. We sign these contracts every day of our lives. We expect and receive a robust and reliable connection when we access the internet through fiber-optic networks, partly because fiber is “resistant to electromagnetic, corrosive, and lightning-related damage,” according to c1c.net. Of course, no one should expect human beings to be lightning-proof. However, we should all try to define and hold ourselves to our high standards daily while engaging within our social networks.
Whether it’s your first day on the job or you’ve walked into a diner to order a meal for yourself — specific social requirements are expected of you.
You’re not setting yourself up for success if you snicker and refuse to raise your hand when your boss introduces you to the company or if you run out on your tab.
What makes you stand out? It’s a tricky question, and the answer requires a lot of self-evaluation. Remember that fiber optic technology was born out of human innovation, so don’t discredit your potential. According to reviews.org, fiber internet stands out among traditional ISPs because:
Fiber-optic internet lines transfer data using modulated light instead of electricity. That gives them much higher bandwidth capacity since they’re not bound by the physical limitations of electricity conducting through metal.
It may require some critical thinking, but when you find your niche, your professional and personal life will reap the benefits as you develop confidence in your capabilities.
Strive to meet the deadlines set by your peers and colleagues. No one should ask you to complete any task at the lightning-fast speed that fiber delivers. If that is the expectation – your boss or friend is unreasonable (or possibly superhuman).
Again, if you ever find yourself struggling to meet set deadlines or expectations in your social network — transparency is vital. Try to offer as much detail as you can as to why a project or task takes longer than expected.
At ACE, we use fiber optic glass cables, so we know a little something about transparency. We also have a local customer service team available to answer any questions our friends or neighbors may have about their fiber services.
As kids, we never pulled the same trick on our substitute teacher twice. Like you — we value innovation. Innovation drives us to continually expand our fiber network services here in Mississippi every day, and we like to think we make a good first impression each time we break ground.