The Orbi Mesh System Will Cover Your 1,000-Square-Metre Home With Blazing-Fast Connectivity
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The Orbi Mesh System Will Cover Your 1,000-Square-Metre Home With Blazing-Fast Connectivity

NETGEAR leverages its 25-year authority in WiFi to deliver the best whole-home mesh system on the market with the Orbi 960 Series.

By KANEBRIDGE NEWS
Fri, Aug 4, 2023 10:58amGrey Clock 3 min

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For over half a decade, we acquiesced to simply living without WiFi in our bedroom. After testing countless range extenders, upgrading our modem router, and even moving its location to four different spots in our home, the connection was never strong enough to link our smart TV. So, we simply lived without it, rendering the giant screen as a strictly-for-DVD display. In terms of modern living, the rear wing of our house might as well have been mired in the Neolithic era. Assuming we’d exhausted all solutions, we begrudgingly accepted our Luddite fate.

Then recently a friend mentioned their new Orbi and our ears pricked. We’d heard of these home mesh systems but figured it was just another inadequate solution. However, hearing his eager enthusiasm for NETGEAR’s top-tier WiFi system gave us hope. So, we bought an Orbi 3-pack (consisting of a router and two mesh satellites), installed them out of the box in minutes, and gave it a whirl.

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The results have been nothing short of remarkable. Every corner of our house, from the kitchen to the bedrooms, from our office to the garage, is awash with blazing-fast WiFi. From our smart outdoor grill in the backyard to security cameras placed in the driveway, every single device and appliance in the home is now fully connected—without a dead zone to be found.

For over five years, we thought we’d only been sacrificing our streaming entertainment needs, but opening the home to high-speed WiFi unlocked a world of opportunity. The Orbi whole home mesh system seamlessly unlocks the potential of every smart appliance in the home, allowing our wood pellet smoker to run automatic maintenance checks, keeping our wine cellar temperature and humidity under constant surveillance, and ensuring our Zoom meetings run without hiccup. Gaming has never run so smoothly in our living room, allowing all-too-many hours of flawless POV warfare.

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NETGEAR Armor all-in-one internet security offers soothing peace of mind. For more than 25 years as the trusted leader in all things networking, NETGEAR packs its best technology into the Orbi—making it the most secure mesh system on the market today. Armor provides an automatic shield of protection from hackers and other bad actors for all your family’s devices, including PCs, smart phones, security cameras, and more.

All in all, the Orbi ensures max speeds and steadfast security for some 200 connected devices, blanketing up to 9,000 square feet with blazing WiFi (up to 12,000 square feet with the Orbi 4-pack).

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While several tiers of the Orbi exist, those who want the very best will turn to the flagship Orbi 960 Series. Tech geeks will love that it boasts quad-band WiFi with 10.8 Gbps speeds, a new 6 GHz band ready to deliver top speeds to WiFi 6E-ready devices (laptops, smartphones, tablets, and more), and a 10 Gig internet port. As a final considerate touch, the Orbi units themselves are handsomely packaged in a modern, clean design you can display like sculptures—no need to hide them behind furniture.

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As more professional work migrates from the office to the home office, and our lives continue to be more connected, flawless WiFi performance grows ever more critical. With laser-fast WiFi, impenetrable security features, and a sleek design, the NETGEAR Orbi is quite simply the best home mesh system you can buy.



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Whether you call it charisma, charm or magnetism, some people seem like naturals. Good news: It can be learned.

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Great leaders have it. Gen Z has a new word for it. Can the rest of us learn it?

Charisma—or rizz , as current teenage slang has anointed it—can feel like an ephemeral gift some are just born with. The chosen among us network and chitchat, exuding warmth as they effortlessly hold court. Then there’s everyone else, agonising over exclamation points in email drafts and internally replaying that joke they made in the meeting, wondering if it hit.

“Well, this is awkward,” Mike Rizzo, the head of a community for marketing operations professionals, says of rizz being crowned 2023 word of the year by the publisher of the Oxford English Dictionary. It’s so close to his last name, but so far from how he sees himself. He sometimes gets sweaty palms before hosting webinars.

Who could blame us for obsessing over charisma, or lack thereof? It can lubricate social interactions, win us friends, and score promotions . It’s also possible to cultivate, assures Charles Duhigg, the author of a book about people he dubs super communicators.

At its heart, charisma isn’t about some grand performance. It’s a state we elicit in other people, Duhigg says. It’s about fostering connection and making our conversation partners feel they’re the charming—or interesting or funny—ones.

The key is to ask deeper, though not prying, questions that invite meaningful and revealing responses, Duhigg says. And match the other person’s vibes. Maybe they want to talk about emotions, the joy they felt watching their kid graduate from high school last weekend. Or maybe they’re just after straight-up logistics and want you to quickly tell them exactly how the team is going to turn around that presentation by tomorrow.

You might be hired into a company for your skill set, Duhigg says, but your ability to communicate and earn people’s trust propels you up the ladder: “That is leadership.”

Approachable and relatable

In reporting this column, I was surprised to hear many executives and professionals I find breezily confident and pleasantly chatty confess it wasn’t something that came naturally. They had to work on it.

Dave MacLennan , who served as chief executive of agricultural giant Cargill for nearly a decade, started by leaning into a nickname: DMac, first bestowed upon him in a C-suite meeting where half the executives were named Dave.

He liked the informality of it. The further he ascended up the corporate hierarchy, the more he strove to be approachable and relatable.

Employees “need a reason to follow you,” he says. “One of the reasons they’re going to follow you is that they feel they know you.”

He makes a point to remember the details and dates of people’s lives, such as colleagues’ birthdays. After making his acquaintance, in a meeting years ago at The Wall Street Journal’s offices, I was shocked to receive an email from his address months later. Subject line: You , a heading so compelling I still recall it. He went on to say he remembered I was due with my first child any day now and just wanted to say good luck.

“So many people say, ‘Oh, I don’t have a good memory for that,’” he says. Prioritise remembering, making notes on your phone if you need, he says.

Now a board member and an executive coach, MacLennan sent hundreds of handwritten notes during his tenure. He’d reach out to midlevel managers who’d just gotten a promotion, or engineers who showed him around meat-processing plants. He’d pen words of thanks or congratulations. And he’d address the envelopes himself.

“Your handwriting is a very personal thing about you,” he says. “Think about it. Twenty seconds. It makes such an impact.”

Everyone’s important

Doling out your charm selectively will backfire, says Carla Harris , a Morgan Stanley executive. She chats up the woman cleaning the office, the receptionist at her doctor’s, the guy waiting alongside her for the elevator.

“Don’t be confused,” she tells young bankers. Executive assistants are often the most powerful people in the building, and you never know how someone can help—or hurt—you down the line.

Harris once spent a year mentoring a junior worker in another department, not expecting anything in return. One day, Harris randomly mentioned she faced an uphill battle in meeting with a new client. Oh!, the 24-year-old said. Turns out, the client was her friend. She made the call right there, setting up Harris for a work win.

In the office, stop staring at your phone, Harris advises, and notice the people around you. Ask for their names. Push yourself to start a conversation with three random people every day.

Charisma for introverts

You can’t will yourself to be a bubbly extrovert, but you can find your own brand of charisma, says Vanessa Van Edwards, a communications trainer and author of a book about charismatic communication.

For introverted clients, she recommends using nonverbal cues. A slow triple nod shows people you’re listening. Placing your hands in the steeple position, together and facing up, denotes that you’re calm and present.

Try coming up with one question you’re known for. Not a canned, hokey ice-breaker, but something casual and simple that reflects your actual interests. One of her clients, a bookish executive struggling with uncomfortable, halting starts to his meetings, began kicking things off by asking “Reading anything good?”

Embracing your stumbles

Charisma starts with confidence. It’s not that captivating people don’t occasionally mispronounce a word or spill their coffee, says Henna Pryor, who wrote a book about embracing awkwardness at work. They just have a faster comeback rate than the rest of us. They call out the stumble instead of trying to hide it, make a small joke, and move on.

Being perfectly polished all the time is not only exhausting, it’s impossible. We know this, which is why appearing flawless can come off as fake. We like people who seem human, Pryor says.

Our most admired colleagues are often the ones who are good at their jobs and can laugh at themselves too, who occasionally trip or flub just like us.

“It creates this little moment of warmth,” she says, “that we actually find almost like a relief.”

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