So what is the big deal about praise? Praise pleases people. The bottom line is (ultimately) that we all feel better about what we are doing if someone notices – somehow it makes it more worthwhile. Praise shows appreciation and that makes a big difference. It’s a key motivator and costs nothing. Let me […]
You know how it is – you keep meaning to “do something about your English” but find yourself reaching for your English novel, thinking “Well it’s better than nothing”. It is.
Learning a language one word at a time is an approach that beginners use but once your vocabulary expands it is no longer the most effective vocabulary boosting strategy. Being familiar with prefixes can make guesswork a lot easier, both in terms of speaking English and understanding it – either in conversation or in writing.
It’s all too easy to overlook great feedback isn’t it? I grew up in a family business so as a child, we spent many a meal time or car journey, brainstorming about how to improve service, how to streamline systems and how else we could make our business known. Many heads are better than one […]
As I sit here pondering on the sanity of going camping in the pouring rain, I started chuckling about one of those crazy conversations that I had with my students not so long ago. You see on a rainy day, on the corporate English circuit as language trainers grab their brollies (umbrellas) to make it […]
I remember, soon after getting to Germany, being told to use some Vitamin B, which baffled me. After all we would have been talking about my job search endeavours and then they seemed to go off topic and start talking about my health – odd! The first time, I just glazed over and assumed I […]