May 2015

ESL Business Teacher Articles: Decisions

Decisions, decisions, decisions. We make them all the time. In fact we are making millions of decisions throughout the day without even realizing it. However we come accross tough decisions and they are the ones that tend to stress us out. The question then becomes how do we go about making that decision. What is our process in determining the best choice with the greatest outcome so everyone wins, including ourselves.

In this lesson, we discuss with the client about:

  • What is a tough decision they faced
  • How do they handle decision making
  • What are ways we can make a good decision
  • What is the impact of our decision
  • Discuss the article – takeaways, agree/disagree, and etc.

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ESL Business Teacher Articles: Bucket List

Bucket List has become a vary popular term these days and rightly so. More and more people are thinking about what they want to get out of life. Is this a universal term though? Do people everywhere, even in your own country, think about this topic?

In this lesson, we discuss with the client about:

  • What is a Bucket List
  • What do we want experience in life
  • What have they accomplished and still have to accomplish
  • Is a bucket list just for travelling
  • Discuss the article – takeaways, agree/disagree, and etc.

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ESL Business Teacher Articles: Quick Notes

Taking quick notes can be important. We often jot things done whether it is on our cell phone, recording device, or even on just a piece of paper. One of our favorite tools is the Post It note. These have been around for ages now but the question here is will they continue to be so? Is paper a thing of the past or will it continue to live on. Same goes with books..with Kinda and other devices available, why should we buy heavy bindings especially if we move often…

In this lesson, we discuss with the client about:

  • How do you take notes
  • What is the impact of technology
  • How do you share information
  • What is the future of paper and note taking
  • Discuss the article – takeaways, agree/disagree, and etc.

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ESL Business Teacher Articles: Subject Matter Expert

Subject Matter Expert (SME) is someone who knows what they are talking about through years of experience. The thing is though, how do we know who these people are and where we can find them. Perhaps you are a SME but just not widely known for it, yet. It is important to work at building this up in the outside community so people know and once you have gained their trust, word of mouth will help you to succeed.

In this lesson, we discuss with the client about:

  • What is a SME
  • How is a SME defined
  • What it takes to be a SME
  • Actions we can take to build trust
  • Discuss the article – takeaways, agree/disagree, and etc.

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ESL Business Teacher Articles: Standing Out

Standing out from the crowd can be important if you want to establish yourself more. For some, remaining behind the scenes is quite alright with them but for others, they would like to achieve some recognition. However, this could be a challenge as they are not sure what they can do or perhaps they are just introverted. This article goes into a bit more detail about how to bring out the best in yourself so you are noticed.

In this lesson, we discuss with the client about:

  • What standing out means
  • How you come across now
  • What actions you can take to stand out
  • The pros and cons in standing out
  • Discuss the article – takeaways, agree/disagree, and etc.

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