Τρίτη, 12 Μαρτίου 2019

Leonardo, the Startupper?

What do you know about Leonardo DaVinci?
Do you think he has impacted human history? If yes, how?



Taking into consideration  DaVinci's biography in the video and your personal knowledge, how is Da Vinci similar to a modern day startuper?












GAME:
1. Look at Da Vinci's epigrams as seen in the current exhibition to honour the 500 years from his birth.
2. Each one will have a "secret epigrma" which he will have to connect to the startup ecosystem WITHOUT TELLING THE WORDS.
3. Group: guess which the epigram is and discuss









Τρίτη, 26 Φεβρουαρίου 2019

Back to the Future

Dell's founder, Michael Dell, has interesting information to share about how a company can grow.  Let's watch his interview and discuss the questions here


Michael's future and future tenses here!

Discover IT Vocabulary here

Now, imagine you are Dell's Training officer and you are planning a seminar. Look at this example of an email to the participants and find ways to improve it.

Time to sing! LYRICS

Τρίτη, 19 Φεβρουαρίου 2019

Immigration and Global Business (adv)

How are immigration and global business interconnected?



Mindreading: what is the association between  the Wilshire Grand Centre and today's subject?





What are some reprecussions of immigration on global business, in your opinion?
Read the article to find out more



Τρίτη, 12 Φεβρουαρίου 2019

Are you a good Time Manager? (U-I)

Jokes for the Day!

  

Is it easy to manage time? How well do you control your time? Why? Why not?
Watch this video and choose the advice you think is best.


So, how good are you at time-management?  Do you plan time well?
Read the article and find out.
1. What things stop you completing your tasks on time?
2. Are you a perfectionist? If so, what problems does this cause?
3. Do you have your own personal time management tips?
4. Did you ever do things that you wish you hadn't done because they stole from your time?


Study adjectives and practice  here.



Then write a report to suggest ways for your company to introduce Time Saving measures for employees.

...and speak so that the others listen! (adv)

What do you think are some habits that will obstruct or discourage conversation?





LYRICS




Τετάρτη, 6 Φεβρουαρίου 2019

Listen so that others speak....


What does empathetic listening mean to you?
Here is an interesting article


How do you think the following words/ notions are interconnected with effective listening skills?
time, questions, personal examples, repetition, body language, silence, offering solutions
Discover a potentially new perpective in the rest of the article Write an email to a client who is complaining using some of the tips (active...reading tips, in this case!)

LYRICS

Δευτέρα, 28 Ιανουαρίου 2019

Ethical business ...a hoax?

What do you know about this notorious scheme?


How did Bernie Madoff create the scam?
Read here

Is it possible for a contemporary business to be ethical?

What are the stakes?

How could these attributes contribute to that?
leadership, values, integrity, respect, loyalty, concern
Do you agree with this article?

lyrics

Δευτέρα, 21 Ιανουαρίου 2019

Tech deriving dilemas

Are you a supporter or adversary of facial recognition technology?
What areas can facial recognition  technology be used in?
This video raises some hair-rising concerns...


What if the developments led to this? (PRINT VERSION)
or identifying this 

Present tenses

Read the article and write a proposal for a fundraise in your company to support the Naxos Syndrome project.
Find an example of a proposal here



Lyrics

Τρίτη, 15 Ιανουαρίου 2019

Is vaping better than smoking?


What do you think of vaping, the new craze on "healthy smoking" ?


Read the article here to find out what a new study shows. (PRINT VERSION)




So, would you rather smoke or vape? Study preference  here

Follow the model to write an email requesting more information about an item/ service that another company offers.

LYRICS


Τετάρτη, 19 Δεκεμβρίου 2018