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Cross-Cultural Presentations

With cross-cultural engagement, token adjustments are not an option. If the world were a village of 100 people ... 50 would be female 50 would be male There would be: 60 Asians 16 Africans 14 people from the Americas 10 Europeans Their first language may not be...

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Tips for Confident and Effective Presentations

Roscoe Tanner a dit: «Le cerveau humain est une chose merveilleuse. Il commence à travailler avant même le moment où nous sommes nés et ne cesse de fonctionner au moment où nous nous levons pour parler en public ». Parler en public, ou faire des présentations est à la...

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Death by Powerpoint – Are you guilty?

You've all heard of the expression, "Death by Powerpoint" - a bit of a hackneyed phrase, but nevertheless true, and death by Powerpoint is always fatal - nobody has been known to survive this terrible weapon. The truth is that Powerpoint, contrary to popular belief,...

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12 Language learning resolutions

It's that time of year again, the end of one year and the start of a new one - or it's just the time to set some goals. Time to re-invent, readjust and turn a new page, turn over a new leaf, start again with a clean slate. In a couple of weeks the resolutions will be...

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When 3 meters becomes just too far

Have you ever been in a room, with a group of colleagues, clients or business partners, sat around the table computer in front of you - preferably open (this helps protect us ... I imagine)? So you chat away about the weather and what's happening in business, sip on...

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Why we need to change the way we learn – Fast!

There have been excellent arguments that have promoted the notions of Lifelong Learning since the 1950s (see the work of Carl Rogers et al.), but never has the argument for LLL held so much water. Technological change has meant that the top jobs that are available...

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The problem with social learning is in the word

The problem with social media and social learning revolve around the very word that defines the two, that being "Social". The very use of the term, "Social",  usually means that the concept is firstly misunderstood, secondly not taken seriously and thirdly seen as a...

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If you are feeling down – Get Inspired!

We all get a bit down now and again and often make a mountain out of a molehill - I can't imagine anyone not being inspired by this amazing person. [youtube]http://youtu.be/XB7r-1t9_RY[/youtube]

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How do you know when coaching works?

This is a question that anyone involved in coaching - from both sides - client and coach wonder about. There is a thread on LinkedIn with the same title that is well commented, some are a bit too eclectic for my liking but others I can connect quite easily with and...

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Social Media Can't Kill Email … Can it?

As a glib response, Email is already slowly killing off email! “People are spending more time on social networking sites and less time on email sites and there’s no doubt a connection: the purpose of both channels is centered around connecting and communicating with...

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25 Ways to Improve your Twitter Experience

OK, I know it has been done before, but it is still a fresh subject for many, and maybe not such a waste of time for seasoned Twitter users either. Anyway, here are, well, just some tips that may or may not suit you, gleaned largely from my short, personal experience...

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Knowledge is no longer Power

The expression was supposedly keyed by Francis Bacon in the 16th century, so it is strange that something that probably held credence about 500 years ago should still remain a received idea today. Knowledge was brokered at that time, and jealously guarded by the...

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Death by Powerpoint – How to kill off a Presentation

You've all heard of the expression, "Death by Powerpoint" - a bit of a hackneyed phrase, but nevertheless true, and death by Powerpoint is always fatal - nobody has been known to survive this terrible weapon. The truth is that Powerpoint, contrary to popular belief,...

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Communication Problems and Best Practices in Outsourcing

Effective communication plays a big part in the world of outsourcing where people with different nationalities, culture, and interests work in cooperation to achieve their business targets. While it is now straightforward and convenient to talk to people overseas,...

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