Business


MiND MAPPiNG THE ENGLiSHCiRCLE…

This is a Mind Map of the ENGLiSHCiRCLE territory…

Click the screen icon on the right of the green “Public Diagram” icon above to see it Full Screen!
Click the various items to discover all the FREE online English learning resources out there…

Enjoy!


The Currency of the New Economy is Trust

There’s been an explosion of collaborative consumption — web-powered sharing of cars, apartments, skills. Rachel Botsman explores the currency that makes systems like Airbnb and Taskrabbit work: trust, influence, and what she calls « reputation capital. »

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How Great Leaders Inspire Action

Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership all starting with a golden circle and the question « Why? »
His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright brothers …

 

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Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are

Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how “power posing” — standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident — can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even have an impact on our chances for success.

Amy Cuddy’s research on body language reveals that we can change other people’s perceptions — and even our own body chemistry — simply by changing body positions. Full bio

Why you should listen to her:

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Great -Free- on-line collaboration tools for your projects 1

 

 

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50 Free Collaboration Tools That Are Awesome for Education | Accredited Online Colleges.com

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From group papers to file sharing to group communication, the following tools will help bring any educational group together seamlessly to produce awesome results.


English for Business and Commerce 1

Here is a really good one for Business!:
“@englishfeed: English for business and commerce 70+ page free grammar guide with example sentences and audio for pronunciation http://t.co/PesCuy2Y” Let me know how you like it… Lingofeeds provides a unique guide to professional English. Instead of providing general examples of grammar and usage, Lingofeeds materials employ key phrases taken from specific industries. In this way, you will improve your English using the English you need to improve your career.


Various Types of Business Letters 1

There are a number of types of business letters in English.
Accomplished speakers of English also need to be able to write the following types of business letters to be successful in business.
Begin with a clear understanding of 
business letter writing basics.
Once you’ve understood basic layout styles, standard phrases, salutation and endings, continue to improve your business letter writing skills by learning to write the following 
types of business letters.


Useful Business Keywords for Business Letter Writing! 1

englishfeedThese core vocabulary reference sheets (here focusing on writing business letters) provide between 150 and 240 key words… http://t.co/oByGgwNG


Scan Pierre GESLiN’s QR Code 1

Pierre GESLIN's QR Code

From Wikipedia:
A QR code (abbreviated from Quick Response code) is a type of matrix barcode (or two-dimensional code) first designed for the automotive industry. More recently, the system has become popular outside of the industry due to its fast readability and comparatively large storage capacity. The code consists of black modules arranged in a square pattern on a white background. The information encoded can be made up of any kind of data (e.g., binary, alphanumeric, or Kanji symbols).[1]

Created by Toyota subsidiary Denso Wave in 1994 to track vehicles during the manufacturing process,[2] the QR code is one of the most popular types of two-dimensional barcodes. It was designed to allow its contents to be decoded at high speed.[3]

The technology has seen frequent use in Japan; the United Kingdom is the seventh-largest national consumer of QR codes.[4

Scan Pierre GESLiN’s QR code  (this image on the right) with your smart phone equiped with a QR Reader Application (any smartphone) to get Pierre GESLIN’s contact details.

Generate YOUR OWN code with a QR Code generator (such as this one for iPhone).

Have fun!
Let me know what you think….


Business -and other- Cartoons by Randy Glasbergen: a must to keep smiling…

Cartoon of the day by Randy GLASBERGEN, an american cartoonist publishing comics around various themes including business, computers, etc; (more…)


Intelligent Business English (Pre-intermediate) 1

“Intelligent Business” is a dynamic and flexible English Coursebook with an integrated range of components to develop student’s knowledge of the business world and the skills to work within it.

Follow this link to the “Intelligent Business” “Companion Website”

Coursebook | Audio CDs | CourseBook CDs | Workbook | Workbook CD | Teacher’s Book | Test Master CD-ROM | CD-ROM



General and Business English 1

If you have little time to spend to improve your English, the BBC “General and Business English” website is a must.

Here you have a variety of interactive activities to choose from:

  • 6 Minute English:  The title says it all! Listening and Reading activities on current topics you can do in all but…6 Minutes!
  • Express English: Each week a different question. Hear what people in London say, then join the conversation!
  • Talk about English: A range of interesting Series about a variety of current topics.
  • Talking Business: This course gives you useful language and phrases to improve your spoken communication skills in English in different business situations. Each section features audio, target language and a quiz – all of which are downloadable. You’ll also have the opportunity to practise and test your understanding of the language.
  • Get that job!:
    Finding a job can be a complicated and tiring process. Sometimes you just don’t know where to start looking, let alone how to persuade a company that you are the best person for the job!
    This site is full of activities and quizzes to build on your knowledge of career-related vocabulary and offer some tips on things like how to put together a good CV or come across well in an interview.
    You can work your way through this site step by step, from ‘Job Search’ to ‘Interviews’ – just click on ‘What’s next?’ on the right of the page each time you have completed an activity. Or you can go straight to whichever units are of most interest to you by using the links at the top of the page.
    Happy job hunting!
  • Welcome to London!:

     ‘Welcome to London’ is an intermediate English language course allowing users to practise their reading, listening and pronunciation skills.

    It follows two characters, John and Fiona, through a series of situations as they arrive and settle down in the city.
    So, if you are coming to visit, or live, in London or you want to find out more about what the city has to offer – then this course may be for you.

  • Working Abroad: ‘Working Abroad’ is for those of you who’ve always wanted to get out of your chairs and go and do something else instead.
    Each unit on the left explores different issues connected with working abroad and by clicking on the photographs on the right, you can find out about people’s personal experiences.
    There are also vocabulary pages, exercises and quizzes to help you develop and test your English.
  • The Handy Guide: A series that examines the roles and teachings of Business Gurus, with text, audio and an explanation of common management terms.

Talking Business

This course from the BBC gives you useful language and phrases to improve your spoken communication skills in English in different business situations: Telephone, Meetings, Presentations and Negociations.
Each section features audio, target language and a quiz – all of which are downloadable.
You’ll also have the opportunity to practise and test your understanding of the language.

Start the course here!