Monthly Archives: October 2015

We don’t use fists!

We love reading Deutsche Welle’s Word of the Week. They always come up with such funny and quirky German words.

Would you know how to explain the German word ‘Faustregel’ to an English speaker? If you need help, read Deutsche Welle’s article here. And remember that we don’t call it a ‘fist rule’, we say it’s a ‘rule of the thumb’.

For example:

“A good rule of thumb is to include no more than two or three new ideas in any one training session.”

On good habits

“I never could have done what I have done without the habits of punctuality, order, and diligence, without the determination to concentrate myself on one object at a time.” Charles Dickens Continue Reading

Using the ‘yes, and’ strategy

We all know just how difficult it is to deal with interruptions. So what can we do? Instead of using a sledgehammer approach (link to:, this technique (link to: is worth giving a try. (A big ‘thank you’ to webinar expert Katja Königstein for recommending this article to us!) Continue Reading