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Lesson Posted on 02 Feb Life Skills Coaching/Soft Skills Training/Interview Skills

Interview Skills: Tell Me About Yourself

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How to answer. "Tell me about yourself" ? There are some job interview questions that are guaranteed to come up in most (if not all) of your job interviews, regardless of your industry, your experience level, and job type. At the top of this list is the universal and much-dreaded classic: “Tell... read more

How to answer. "Tell me about yourself" ?

There are some job interview questions that are guaranteed to come up in most (if not all) of your job interviews, regardless of your industry, your experience level, and job type. 

At the top of this list is the universal and much-dreaded classic: “Tell me about yourself.” 

This question (or a variation like “Walk me through your background”) comes up in just about every job interview and many job searchers hate it. 

They hate it because they get frustrated trying to decipher exactly what the interviewer is looking for. However, if you prepare properly, there’s no reason to dread this question. 

In fact, this question is an opportunity an opening for you to set the tone of the job interview and emphasise the points that you most want this potential employer to know about you. 

Don’t waste the opportunity by simply diving into a long recitation of your resume. This also isn’t the time to mention that you love flamenco dancing and bingo (yes, I have seen candidates ramble on about hobbies and personal preferences many times and it’s a surefire way to make a weak first impression). 

Instead, try a concise, enthusiastic response that summarises your big-picture fit for the job. This is also a good opportunity to share some information about your proudest achievements and goals.

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Answered on 09 Feb Life Skills Coaching/Soft Skills Training/Negotiation Skills Training

What is the fee of the course Negotiation Skills Training?

Meghna Gupta

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It takes 3-4 session of 1 hour to complete the negotiation skill modules. charges would be Rs. 300 /hour.
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Lesson Posted on 05 Feb Language/Spoken English Life Skills Coaching/Soft Skills Training/Personal Effectiveness Training

Tips To Improve Spoken English

Mark Anthony Joseph

The importance of English cannot be overstated in this highly competitive world. Practising speaking is one of the most entertaining and satisfying aspects of learning English. Once you are able to speak little English, there are a number of ways to improve your English Speaking skills quickly while... read more

 

The importance of English cannot be overstated in this highly competitive world. Practising speaking is one of the most entertaining and satisfying aspects of learning English. Once you are able to speak little English, there are a number of ways to improve your English Speaking skills quickly while having fun too. In this article, we have shared some excellent tips to help English learners who are looking for spoken English material for beginners to improve their spoken English while having great time learning.

  • Speak, Speak, and Speak!:

Speak as often as possible to as many people as you can! Do not be inhibited to make mistakes! The more you practice the better you will become. Regular practice also makes you confident and you will improve your pronunciation and vocabulary too. It should be noted that speaking is a skill like learning a musical instrument or a new sport. The only way to learn something is to actually do it!

  • Improve Your English Pronunciation:

Good pronunciation helps people comprehend your spoken English clearly, even if you do not know many words. There are various levels of pronunciation, and English learners can reach those levels to improve their pronunciation and become an effective English speaker. You can practice your pronunciation.

  • Listen to More English:

Most English learners read too much and listen less in English. If you want to improve your Spoken English, then spend more time on listening English. You can listen to the audio while you read the text and then read the text aloud, trying to reproduce the articulation you heard in the audio.

  • Learn Real Conversational English Skills:

If you are in the early stages of English learning, then learn real conversational English. Do not limit your knowledge to “proper” or book-taught language. This is because native speakers do not speak textbook English. They use a lot of idioms and figures of speech when they speak.

  • Use Subtitles:

Learners can use Podcasts to listen to English frequently. You can also turn on the subtitles if you feel they are essential.

  • Keep a Diary with you:

Keep a diary with you all the time. You can use this diary to express your ideas in English. Your brain needs to learn to ‘think’ in English, in order to speak and communicate in English effectively.

  • Do Interesting Activities in English:

Doing various activities in English can help you greatly. You can take a cooking course in English or join a book club! You must do anything you enjoy doing and ensure you communicate it in English. Talking in English about things you enjoy will make English practising a positive experience.

  • Have a Debate in English:

Have a debate with your friends on the topics that interest you in English. Try to use as much vocabulary as you can to get your point across and listen to the other arguments carefully so you can argue against them effectively.

  • Use a Dictionary:

Online dictionaries come with audio examples so you can check your pronunciation and there are lots of great dictionary apps that you can take everywhere with you on your Smartphone. Make sure not to become too dependent on these tools, though. Say the words first, and then check to see if you were right!

  • Watch English DVD’s:

We recommend learners to watch DVDs more than TV. It’s better to use something that you can watch over and over again to grab the information you might have skipped the first time. On the other hand, watching TV only gives you the opportunity to perceive sound correctly. This is a good option for high-level students. It can be a great practice for speaking to native English speakers so you don’t have to inquire them to say again themselves!

  • Read Graded Books:

English learners must read graded readers. These books are particularly written for your level. After reading a whole novel, you will feel great. Children’s books have easier words and are an excellent choice for graded readers. Not only this, newspapers too are a great source to discover submissive constructs. Read through an article and perceive if you would be able to discover the inactive sentences.

  • Read to Understand the Meaning:

The purpose of the reading should be to read for the general meaning first. You do not need to worry about understanding every word. But you can go back and look up new words. If you don’t understand a word in a sentence, look at the other words around it. They will give you a clue and you can try to deduce the importance from the context.

  • Don’t Translate:

Do not translate into English from your own words. Think in English to advance your fluency. Talk to yourself. Just like driving a car can be learned through doing it. You cannot learn English from a book. The most natural way to learn English is through talking.

  • Brainstorm Ideas:

To become a better English speaker, brainstorm ideas and thoughts and write them onto a paper without worrying about grammar or spelling. After writing, you can think about the sentence structure. Finally, read it through or you can give it to someone else to check for mistakes.

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Lesson Posted on 08 Feb Language/Spoken English Life Skills Coaching/Soft Skills Training/Communication Skills Training Exam Coaching/Foreign Education Exam Coaching/IELTS Coaching +1 Exam Coaching/Foreign Education Exam Coaching/PTE Academic Exam Coaching less

Fill In The Blanks With Appropriate Forms Of The Verb Given In The Brackets

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Tenses exercise: Fill in the blanks with appropriate forms of the verb given in the brackets: 1. We usually go to Singapore on a holiday, but this year we (go) to Bangkok. 2. Heat (expand) and cold (contract). 3. A good player (practice) every day. 4. John usually (drink) coffee in the morning, but... read more

Tenses exercise:

Fill in the blanks with appropriate forms of the verb given in the brackets:

1. We usually go to Singapore on a holiday, but this year we (go) to Bangkok.

2. Heat (expand) and cold (contract).

3. A good player (practice) every day.

4. John usually (drink) coffee in the morning, but today he (drink) tea.

5. The child (suffer) from pneumonia since last week.

6. He (write) a novel since October last, and he is about to finish it.

7. If he (work) hard, he will pass.

8. I (help) you if I had had money.

9. Time and tide (wait) for no man.

10. By this time next year he (complete) the construction of his house.

11. Whenever he is in London, my father (stay) with a friend of his.

12. He (court) her for two years now, but he (not propose) to her yet.

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Lesson Posted on 08 Feb Life Skills Coaching/Soft Skills Training/Motivational Training

Count Your Blessings & Enjoy Worry-Free Life

Sanjay Mahato

Total 15 years of experience in Sales & Marketing in leadership positions in reputed companies (ICICI,...

She said "How can my clothes that don't fit" is a good sign? How come does worries at start of day benefits me? How come Tears in eyes is a positive sign? How come party mess is appreciable? How come Broken roof can give comfort? How come more Taxes can comfort me? He replied: 1. Clothes that don't fit... read more

She said "How can my clothes that don't fit" is a good sign?

How come does worries at start of day benefits me?

How come Tears in eyes is a positive sign?

How come party mess is appreciable?

How come Broken roof can give comfort?

How come more Taxes can comfort me?

He replied:

1. Clothes that don't fit you means you have good appetite.

2. Worries at start of the day means you are alive.

3. Tears in your eyes means there is somebody you care for.

4. The mess to clean after party means you have friends around you.

5. Roof that needs fixing means you have got a house.

6. Taxes to pay means you are earning nicely and not unemployed.

Do you agree with this mindset ?

Let's be optimistic in life because everything around you happens for a reason and we should always count our blessings only since life is too short to worry and waste.

"If there is a solution to the problem, then why waste time worrying about it." - By Dalai Lama

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Lesson Posted on 09 Feb Language/Spoken English Life Skills Coaching/Soft Skills Training/Communication Skills Training IELTS General Test +2 Exam Coaching/Foreign Education Exam Coaching/PTE Academic Exam Coaching Exam Coaching/Foreign Education Exam Coaching/IELTS Coaching less

Exercise On Simple Past Tense

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Change the following sentences into simple past. 1. She buys a book. 2. The teacher punishes the boy. 3. The little girl laughs at the beggar. 4. They know it. 5. He does not tell lies. 6. They do not wait for anybody. 7. Who teaches you English? 8. The masons build the house. 9. They invite us to... read more

Change the following sentences into simple past.

1. She buys a book.

2. The teacher punishes the boy.

3. The little girl laughs at the beggar.

4. They know it.

5. He does not tell lies.

6. They do not wait for anybody.

7. Who teaches you English?

8. The masons build the house.

9. They invite us to their party.

10. His manners disgust me.

11. She sings a lovely song.

12. It is time to start.

13. He wants to kill the snake.

14. His conduct surprises me.

15. I want you to come with me.

Answers:

1. She bought a book.

2. The teacher punished the boy.

3. The little girl laughed at the boy.

4. They knew it.

5. He did not tell lies.

6. They did not wait for anybody.

7. Who taught you English?

8. The masons built the house.

9. They invited us to their party.

10. His manners disgusted me.

11. She sang a lovely song.

12. It was time to start.

13. He wanted to kill the snake.

14. His conduct surprised me.

15. I wanted you to come with me.

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Lesson Posted on 01 Feb Life Skills Coaching/Soft Skills Training

10 Grammar Tips to Make Your Business English Amazing

ABHISHEK SAHA

The Prestigious National Award Winning and People Choice Reputed Corporate Expert Mentor & Facilitator,...

1. Understanding Articles: Articles are the words “a,” “an” and “the” that come before a noun. You can think of them kind of like adjectives. They tell us a bit more about the word they describe. In English, articles can be definite (“the”) or indefinite... read more

1. Understanding Articles:

Articles are the words “a,” “an” and “the” that come before a noun. You can think of them kind of like adjectives. They tell us a bit more about the word they describe.

In English, articles can be definite (“the”) or indefinite (“a” or “an”). This means they can signal a specific object (the pencil) or a more general one (a pencil).

People often get confused about which article is most appropriate to use in a given situation. Some common mistakes are forgetting to use the article “an” before a word that begins with a vowel sound (“an apple” is grammatically correct whereas “a apple” is incorrect) or using articles when it is not necessary (“soccer” would be grammatically correct but “the soccer” would sound strange).

Using the right articles at the right times shows that you understand business English at a deeper level. They allow your sentences to have a native-sounding flow and prevent you from looking less educated.

Memorize the difference between definite and indefinite articles, and remember to learn situations when articles aren’t needed as well as when to use “a” versus “an” before a word.

 

2. Understanding Prepositions:

A preposition is a word such as “at,” “in” or “after” that tells us about the time, place or object that an action affects.

Some common mistakes with prepositions are to use the wrong word (“We arrived in two o’clock” should be “We arrived at two o’clock”), to leave out a preposition completely (“We looked the painting” should be “We looked at the painting”) or to place it incorrectly in a sentence (“On top of the book it was” should be “It was on top of the book”).

At best, these errors will make your sentences sound awkward but at worst, they may cost you clear communication or authority.

Listening to the way that native English speakers use prepositions will help you more easily hear where they are needed. Memorizing the definition and use of each prepositional word will help you quickly add them to your sentences without a second thought.

 

3. Understanding Verb Tenses:

Verb tenses tell when in time something has occurred, is occurring or will occur in the future.

Verb tenses can change the entire meaning of a sentence. “We buy paper on Tuesday” (an ongoing action that occurs every Tuesday) communicates a very different message than “We bought paper on Tuesday” (a completed action in the past).

It is also important to be consistent with the tense you choose to use in a specific situation.

“We work, we laugh, we eat and we are sleeping” doesn’t maintain verb tense consistency and creates unclear communication.

Remember to analyze exactly what you are trying to say and to choose the best verb tense for that communication to occur. Be sure to pay careful attention to your verb use to make sure that you do not accidentally switch between different tenses.

 

4. Understanding Phrasal Verbs:

Phrasal verbs are verbs that are used as part of a phrase such as “grow up,” “take down” or “look out for.” They are generally a verb followed by a preposition (or two). They are also very common and are a huge part of what makes English unique.

They are often used as idiomatic phrases that may change the usual definition of the words they contain. For example, putting different prepositions after the verb “get” can completely change the verb’s meaning. To give just one example, the phrasal verb “get out” can mean to leave or to exit, but “get over” means to recover or stop thinking about something. Phrasal verbs are tricky!

Using phrasal verbs can also seem less formal so it is important to pay attention to your audience when using them.

The best ways to learn how to use phrasal verbs are to listen to them in conversation and to practice using them yourself. Memorization can be key here because not all of the words used in these phrases are easy to guess.

 

5. Understanding Contractions:

A contraction is the combination of two words with an apostrophe. For example, you can combine “can” and “not” to form the contraction “can’t,” or “will” and “not” to form the contraction “won’t.”

Contractions can make conversation and writing feel less formal and more casual, and they can lead to miscommunication for non-native English speakers because they can be less clear and cause confusion.

With any communication, it is very important to know exactly who your audience is. In some cases, the best approach will be completely informal and friendly exchanges, while in other cases it is very important to use formal English.

You wouldn’t write an important email to a potential future boss the same way you might speak to your coworkers in the break room. In order to make sure that you communicate as clearly as possible, you also would not want to use any language that might be difficult for a non-native English speaker to understand.

Always take care to make sure that you are using contractions only in appropriate situations. In both formal writing and in situations where more formal or clearer communication is desired, it is best to avoid using contractions.

 

6. Understanding Pronouns:

A pronoun is a word that takes the place of a person, place or thing, such as “he,” “she” or “it.” They help reduce repetition when speaking and writing because we don’t have to keep saying a person’s or object’s name over and over again.

A common error with pronouns is using a pronoun that doesn’t match the noun it is referring to (“Stella went to the beach, and they had a good time” would be grammatically incorrect because the appropriate pronoun to represent “Stella” is “she”). It is also important to be careful when using “he” or “him” and “she” or “her” (“I am talking to he” is incorrect and should be “I am talking to him”).

Mixing up pronouns can make you look less professional and cause some embarrassment. You can master your pronoun skills by listening to how they are used in spoken English and by memorizing their accompanying rules.

 

7. Understanding Syntax or Sentence Structure:

Syntax or sentence structure is the way the words in a sentence are arranged so that they make sense. It can be easy to forget that English follows a generally different sentence structure from many other languages. It is definitely important to remember that you can’t simply translate your native language into English and sound professional.

For example, “the apple red” may be the right sentence structure in your native language, but in English it should be “the red apple.”

Take the time to really study sentence structure in English. Listening to how English sentences flow and noticing differences from your native tongue can help you avoid these mistakes.

 

8. Understanding Subject-Verb Agreement:

Subject-verb agreement is making sure that you choose the right form of a verb to match the subject doing the action. For example, you should say “he talks” or “they talk,” but not “they talks.”

One of the most common errors that learners make with subject-verb agreement is not paying careful attention to whether the subject is singular (“she eat ice cream every Sunday” should be “she eats ice cream every Sunday”) or plural (“they runs through the park every morning” should be “they run through the park every morning”).

You can avoid potentially embarrassing moments by taking the time to carefully consider whether your verb needs to match a singular or plural subject.

If it makes you feel better, even native speakers get confused about subject-verb agreement sometimes.

 

9. Understanding Homophones:

Homophones are words that sound the same but mean very different things. Examples include “their,” “there” and “they’re,” and “or,” “oar” and “ore.” Thankfully, you will generally only notice mistakes with these when you write them down.

Since these words sound identical it can be very easy to confuse them when writing. For instance “She told us witch road to take to the party” should be “She told us which road to take to the party.”

Homophones can be tricky even for native English speakers. The only real way to avoid mistakes is to memorize their spellings and matching definitions. Challenge yourself regularly until you instinctively begin using the correct words in your sentences.

 

10. Understanding Negation:

Negation is used to create a negative statement such as to explain that something is not true (“Greenville is not the capital of South Carolina”), not the situation (“he did not say he was hungry”) or not wanted (“I do not want steak tonight”).

Many languages use double negatives, or two negative words, to express these ideas, but English is not one of them. In English, you can generally only use one “negative” word (which includes other words like no, nobody, nowhere, and none) per sentence. So while “I don’t want no ice cream” would be perfectly correct in another language, it should be phrased “I don’t want any ice cream” when you are speaking English.

Practice negative statements until it becomes natural to drop the double negative habit when speaking or writing in English. It will help your professionalism shine through.

Taking the time to learn these grammar secrets will help you avoid errors and make you stand out from the crowd.

Instead of damaging your image, your business English communication skills will make your professionalism second to none!

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Answered 4 days ago Life Skills Coaching/Soft Skills Training/Public Speaking Training

I am about to finish my BCS degree but I am confused about my next move and I just have figured out that...

Maitreyee Sen

Trainer

Hello Zeba, this situation is really painful, only one way is can you please ask yourself what will give you peace. Only our mind can give us the right answer. You cannot make everyone happy but if you are happy, everyone will be happy.
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Answered on 30/12/2017 Life Skills Coaching/Career Growth & Advancement

Which is the best courses to do after 12th for Commerce student without Math?

Mahesh Pk

Career Counselor And SoftSkill Trainer

You can choose to do Bcom itself which is in good demand right now and its evergreen. Specialize in niche area. Bcom -Export & Import has a great value as trading is growing very fast. Bcom - Rural marketing is also a good specialization as FMCG and rest of the markets are focusing more on rural india.... read more
You can choose to do Bcom itself which is in good demand right now and its evergreen. Specialize in niche area. Bcom -Export & Import has a great value as trading is growing very fast. Bcom - Rural marketing is also a good specialization as FMCG and rest of the markets are focusing more on rural india. Then you have the regular Financial Mgmt, Insurance and Logistics. Wish you all the best ! read less
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Lesson Posted on 01/06/2017 Life Skills Coaching/Soft Skills Training/Personality Development Training Life Skills Coaching/Soft Skills Training Life Skills Coaching/Soft Skills Training/Assertiveness Skills Training +1 Public Speaking Training less

Number 1 Fear In The World.

Dhaval Gajera

An Author and Public Speaker, has conducted seminars at many places in Gujarat. He is a proficient public...

According to a survey, people fear "public speaking" more than death. And the no.1 fear in the world is public speaking. The term best used to describe it is known as “Glossophobia.” Can you imagine that people fear public speaking more than height or insects? That’s crazy. I mean just... read more

According to a survey, people fear "public speaking" more than death. And the no.1 fear in the world is public speaking. The term best used to describe it is known as “Glossophobia.”

Can you imagine that people fear public speaking more than height or insects? That’s crazy. I mean just stand in front of bunch of people and open your mouth. That’s it. What’s there to fear? If you are thinking like that, then you are probably wrong. People hate speaking in front of people and they can make any excuses in order to prevent that. Trust me because I have done that too. And after successfully overcoming this stupid fear and speaking confidently, I identified few reasons why we fear public speaking so much.

We are humans and humans are social animals. We love showing our good things to others, sharing our progress to others and we even love sharing weaknesses of others but, we hate sharing our weaknesses and failures with others. We want others to love us. We want others to only see good things about us. And when that doesn’t happen, we are sad, angry. So we try to avoid those circumstances and public speaking is one such activity where we have to speak in front of group of people and we are constantly worrying about what others will think about us if we made a mistake, if we made a fool out of ourselves.

We need validation from people but this same validation is stopping us from becoming a great speaker. When we allow others to judge us or make their opinion about us more than our will to speak what we want, we give away our powers to them. And that my friend, is the biggest reason why we fear public speaking.

So what’s the best way to overcome Glossophobia? I’ll be sharing many tips in upcoming lessons. So stay tuned.

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