March 2012

ESL Business Articles: Email Etiquette

In this article (blog), you will be discussing about business email etiquette. The client will give their opinions and talk about the following points:

  • experiences with good and bad emails
  • what makes good or bad email
  • going over and discussing an email checklist before sending
  • the future on email manners
  • lightly touching on permission marketing

Please see here for the article discussion: Email Etiquette

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ESL Business Articles: Corporate Dress Code

In this article, you will be discussing about corporate dress code policies in companys. The client will give their opinions and talk about the following points:

  • their company’s dress code
  • their ideal business dress code
  • the future of corporate dress codes
  • the impact of dress has on business

Please see here for the article discussion: Corporate Dress Code

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ESL Business Plans Survey

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ESL Business Power Up: Accounting Terms

Accounting terms are important for learners. Here are some frequently used accounting terms and jargon to help boost clients who deal with financial accounting and other related materials. Let me know if you have any suggestions or corrections. Cheers!

Account Payable Account Receivable American Depository Receipts (ADRs) Amortization
Annual Report Annuity Financial Statements Audit Risk
Auditors’Report Balance Sheet Income Sheet Cash Flow
Bankruptcy Board of Directors Capitalized Cost/Interest Certificate of Deposit (CD)
Certified Financial Planner (CFP) Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Collateral Common Stock
Compilation Compensation Compilation Report Consolidation
Convertible Stock Creditor Liability Assets
Debit Balance Debt Depletion Deprication
Derivatives Disclaimer Disclosure Discontinued Options
Distribution Due Diligence Earned Income Earnings Per Share (EPS)
Employee Benefit Plan Estate Tax Estimated Tax Exclusions
Exemption Expenditure Extension Face Value
Fair Market Value Fiscal Year Franchise Fraud
Goodwill Initial Public Offering (IPO) Installment Method Intangible Asset
Internal Audit Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Inventory Investment
Joint Venture Junk Bonds Leveraged Buy Out Lease
Limited Liability Partnership/Company (LLP/LLC) Liquidation Margin Merger
Mortgage Net Worth Obligation
Peer Review Premium Proprietorship Prospectus
Proxy Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) Reconciliation Research and Development (R&D)
Reserves Restructuring Retained Earnings Safe Harbor
Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Spinoff Start-up costs Stock Options
Tax Lien Tax Shelter Vesting Withholding
Yield Maturity Zero-Coupon Bond Trust
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ESL Business Lessons: SWOT Analysis

In this lesson, the student will discuss the SWOT analysis. You will go over the following points:

  • What is SWOT
  • The definitions of SWOT
  • The advantages and disadvantages of SWOT
  • Apply some projects to the SWOT analysis
  • Role-play either as a presentation or dissecting a prepared SWOT analysis

Please see here for the lesson plans:

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ESL Business Power Up: Project Management Terms

Project Management Terms is an important aspect of planning successful projects in business. Here are some frequently used project management terms and jargon to help boost clients who deal with projects and the like. Let me know if you have any suggestions or corrections. Cheers!

Assumptions Scorecard BOSCARD Case Study
Constraints Cost Benefit Analysis Critical Success Factor Deliverable
Mitigation Dependencies Gantt Chart Milestone
Murphy’s Law Pareto Principle PEST Analysis RACI Chart
Risk Scope Sponsor Stakeholder
SWOT Analysis Cost Overrun Duration Estimation
Kickoff Meeting Initiating Planning Executing
Monitoring and Control Closing Operations Scope Creep
Consensus Contingency Integration Procurement
Implementation Knowledge base/areas Phase Post-Mortem Review
Product-Life Cycle Charter Quality Assurance Ramp Up/Down
Slack Subject Matter Expert (SME) Top-Down Estimating Accountability
Strategic Planning Establish Assessment Evaluation
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ESL Business Articles: Women in Business

Women in business is an important topic in the modern world. In this article, you will be discussing about the impact of working women in business. The client will give their opinions and talk about the following points:

  • women and leadership
  • discrimination issues
  • leadership competencies
  • strengths and weaknesses in leadership
  • double income families versus single income

Please see here for the article discussion: Women in Business

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ESL Business Articles: The Go Nowhere Generation

The Go Nowhere Generation is the future. In this article, you will be discussing about the impact of younger generations on the economy. The client will give their opinions and talk about the following points:

  • productivity versus wages
  • the different generations and what separates them
  • spoiled children
  • education reform
  • the impact and accuracy of newspapers on people

Please see here for the article: The Go Nowhere Generation

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ESL Business Articles: Corporate Salaries

Corporate salaries are always a hot topic. Everyone wants to know who is making what. In this article, you will be discussing about corporate salaries for executives such as CEOs. The client will give their opinions and talk about the following points:

  • How much should CEO’s make
  • Why CEOs make so much
  • Opinions about salaries and bonuses
  • Shareholder opinions and actions
  • The future of big salaries and bonuses

Please see here for the article: Corporate Salaries

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ESL Business Power Up: Financial Terminology

Financial terminology is important for some students as this is their key business. Here are some frequently used financial planning terms and jargon to help boost clients who provide financial advice or services. Let me know if you have any suggestions or corrections. Cheers!

Annuity Asset Allocation Back-End Load Front-End Load
Bear Market Bull Market Capital Gain/Loss Cash Equivalents
Dead-Cat Bounce Derivatives Diversification Risk Management
Dividends Equities Bonds Hedge (Funds)
Net Asset Value (NAV) Price/Earnings Ratio (PE) Volatility Yield
Individual Retirement Account (IRA) Inflation/Deflation Amortization Beneficiary
Certified Public Assistant (CPA) Coinsurance or Co-Payment Commodities Compounding (Interest)
Cosigner Creditworthy Disclosure Dollar-cost averaging
Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) Estate Tax Financial Aid Gift Tax
Interest Rate Living Trust Lump Sum Distribution Money Market Fund
Municipal Fund Portfolio Prenuptial Agreement Principal
Probate Simplified Employee Pension Plan (SEP) Rollover Umbrella Policy:
Life Insurance Vesting Will Mutual Fund

For additional terms please see: http://www.fpanet.org/WhatisFinancialPlanning/Glossary/

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