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The Internet of Things (IoT) is an increasingly common topic of conversation in the workplace. There are a lot of complexities around the Internet of Things, and if we are expected to understand it and to be understood in the English language, we need to grasp the basics of the terminology so we can get our message through. ...
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My New Year’s resolutions take the usual form of promising to go to the gym, or to watch what I eat, or to be ridiculously positive in my outlook on life. But, for this new year I’m planning on another form of mindfulness -  minding my Ps and Qs. Mind your Ps and Qs is an old expression in English that means to mind your manners, or ...
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Dec 02

Holiday Greetings

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Communication, Learning English, Small Talk, Politeness

by Brian McMillan December 2, 2016 at 8:13 AM
It’s that time of year again when tradition, religion, culture and political correctness have us all, native and non-native users of English, wondering what to say or to write when greeting friends, colleagues, employees or customers. Our goal is to simply pass along the good spirit, feelings of joy and well-wishes for the season and ...
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At the highest level of politics, communication matters, especially if you want to get your message through and win the presidency. This year, we have been observing the US presidential debates, and they have inspired us to host a webinar analyzing the communications styles of the candidates. So what do these styles reveal about the candidates?
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The heat is rising in the US presidential debates! If you have been following the debates, you cannot have missed how communication plays a crucial role for both the candidates. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have very different communication styles, but what is clear is that they both play their role well – and follow their communication ...
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In the United States race for the office of president, the current candidates have two very distinctly different styles for getting their message through to American voters. How would you describe their delivery style, body language, choice of words and tone of voice, along with their general style of communicating? Would you consider using their methods of communication for ...
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Language learners that are at an intermediate level often complain that they lack the vocabulary to express themselves eloquently. Many feel that they have mastered the basics of grammar and can make themselves understood, but they are constantly stuck using the same words. This frustration is often intensified by the idea that expanding your vocabulary necessarily involves learning long lists ...
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A need for personal service is not a sign of elitist character, but a natural phenomenon in a service society. Personal trainers have already proved their worth for people adopting a healthier lifestyle, but their popularity also demonstrates people's willingness to pass on responsibility to others. Changing your lifestyle is a major task that requires you to leave your comfort zone. This ...
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Jun 25

Ballads with financial terminology

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Communication, Language training

by Tanja Majerle June 25, 2015 at 1:42 PM
Many of us have at some point chosen to learn a language but not had the privilege of living in the country where it is spoken. In the beginning, where you study probably doesn’t matter much because you’re really interested and can easily learn the basics of Spanish, for example. In no time you learn to count, ask for the nearest post office, order paella and to say other ...
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Nowadays, everyone seems to be in a hurry – especially customers. It often feels that it is difficult to get even a minute of their time to tell them about new services or the ways you could help them in their business. Dozens of other salespeople and professional bookers who have been trained to arrange meetings are also competing for the customers' attention, which makes organizing ...
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