Monthly Archives: May 2014

Hearing is not listening

“When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.” Ernest Hemingway We know that good listening skills are an essential part of the communication process and that listening shows we care. Here’s an interesting article on “Listening … the foundation of successful selling”. Remember that reading is a great way to improve your understanding of the language!Continue Reading

Wikipedia – an alternative

If you find the ordinary English Wikipedia too difficult to read, you might like to give Simple English Wikipedia a try. It uses easier words (about 1,000 of the most common and basic words), easier grammar and shorter sentences than the ordinary version. Compare the topic ‘United Kingdom’ in Simple English Wikipedia with the one in theContinue Reading

The climbing frogs

This energiser focuses on the power of positive thinking and that we shouldn’t listen to the negative comments of others as they can influence our ability to achieve our dreams. You could use it in a seminar on leadership skills or assertiveness skills or even on emotional intelligence. CLIMBING FROGS Time: 10 minutes. Goal: This energiserContinue Reading