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How to Build Long-Term Relationships with Clients

How To Build Long-Term Relationships With Clients

Two opposing goals seem to be the result of a successful sale – making the sale while also hoping to build a long-term relationship with the client. 98% of the top sales professionals say that building relationships is the most important part of generating new business.

Marvel Superhero Names in Different Languages

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The ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ film is all set to make a devastating impact on our lives this weekend and as we prepare to welcome the 19th installment coming from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), and celebrate the global reach of Marvel comics and movies, we list our favorite Marvel superhero names in different world languages!

What Languages are the Hardest to Learn for English Speakers?

What Languages are the Hardest to Learn for English Speakers?

Having the ability to communicate in more than one language is known to be beneficial and an attractive quality for a long time. Not only does it increase your marketability as an individual for job opportunities, as a student, etc., but being multilingual is known to help improve soft-skills such as multitasking.

Flags of the World and the Stories behind Them

Flags of the World and the Stories behind Them

A flag indicates more than a piece of cloth with colors and designs – it is a symbol of an entire nation. Every flag in the world varies distinctly from one country to another and is a direct reflection of the state’s history, culture and background. However, who designs the national flag of a country and what motivates the particular designs of each flag? What are they commonly referred to as...

10 Characteristics that Make the Perfect Language Teacher

10 Characteristics that Make the Perfect Language Teacher

Learning a language can feel like a daunting task and a seemingly impossible achievement. Teaching a language, however, can seem even more intimidating. Most teachers will know that fluency in a language, while definitely important, is not enough to be an effective teacher. So what stands out most about our most memorable teachers who helped us learn a language without resigning to hopelessness...

Dining Etiquette Around the World

Dining Etiquette Around the World

Learning how to eat the right way in the country you plan to visit is an important part of the prep before a trip. Just like looking up common phrases in the foreign destination’s language, or the climate your future trip location enjoys – researching the local dining etiquette can save you from seeming rude. Tipping, cutlery usage, and even seasoning should be kept in mind, and improper...

Job Interviews – What to Expect and How to Ace Them!

Job Interviews – What to Expect and How to Ace Them!

Sitting in a waiting room pretending to look calm and composed, wearing your best suit and clutching a set of CVs while trying to hide your sweaty palms is a mental picture to which almost anyone can relate. Job interviews can be frightening and stressful, but it is an integral part of your job search and is the best opportunity to promote yourself with a face-to-face conversation. So what can be...

200 Action Verbs to Use in Your New and Improved Resume

200 Action Verbs to Use in Your New and Improved Resume

Resume building is essential – it is the first piece of document reviewed by any recruiter and is used by any company to form a first impression to decide whether you are worth hiring. Action verbs are vital in resumes, to show what you have contributed and where you have added value, rather than just providing a job description. Show how you can be an asset. Spice up your resume with our...

Smart Icebreakers That Will Make You Better at Networking

Smart Icebreakers That Will Make You Better at Networking

Small talk is a huge, yet unavoidable aspect of networking. The pressure of trying to connect quickly and effectively with complete strangers can be stressful, sometimes even causing to stray away from the situation entirely. However, small talk need not reduce you into a panic stricken state of silence! Follow our 8 simple yet smart icebreakers to practice and turn you into a pro...

What is Bullet Journaling and Why is It So Effective?

What is Bullet Journaling and Why is It So Effective?

Created by Ryder Carroll, a designer from Brooklyn New York, the Bullet Journal has been a massively popular trend in organization and task management over the last few years. With social media, especially Instagram, Pintrest and Tumblr, now swamped with content regarding Bullet Journaling, it is evident how widespread the phenomenon is, and how many people are now swearing by this method for...

Etymologies of Major Cities

Etymologies of Major Cities

The roots of a city’s name is often associated with the place’s culture, and understanding why and how a place was given its name can result in a fascinating outlook into its traditions, background and historical relevance.
Read on to find out super interesting historical facts about the etymologies of some of the world’s most important cities.

Handsfree Ways to Learn a Language

Handsfree Ways to Learn a Language

The traditional imagery of learning a language is usually associated with books, a tutor, pen pals, and a whole lot of other seemingly endless (and heavy) material that frankly doesn’t seem practical in today’s world.

English Writing Mistakes To Avoid

English Writing Mistakes To Avoid

Fluency in a language does not guarantee perfect grammar. Especially for a language as quirky as English, the correct use of words and spellings can be confusing. Even native speakers are subject to mistakes when using homonyms, commas and apostrophes. Learn English grammar using these 20 tips, and you never have to suffer the wrath of that one grammar control friend!

Learn the Art of Smart Networking

Learn the Art of Smart Networking

Learn to love networking. A vital aspect of any career, networking is not only necessary but is also incredibly helpful on so many levels short-term and long-term. It is a source of support for everyday job concerns and helps avoid feelings of isolation, while also being an opportunity to connect with peers in your field. A recent survey by LinkedIn even showed that upto 85% of jobs are currently...

How to Earn Extra Income Using Your Foreign Language Skills

How to Earn Extra Income Using Your Foreign Language Skills

In a world that is constantly “shrinking”, the need for effective language communication both personally and professionally is ever increasing. With more people living, working and traveling internationally, fluency in multiples languages is an attractive skill to possess, with multinational companies like Apple and Amazon actively recruiting bilingual and multilingual employees. In fact, the...

English Phrases You Need to Know This Summer

English Phrases You Need to Know This Summer

Ever hear expressions said in contexts that make no sense? The English language, with its kinks, twists and quirks, can seem complex, when in reality it is a truly a fun language with beach bags of character. With the heat of summer and the hope of vacation upon us, here are 20 unique phrases and their meanings relating to the holidays that’ll definitely help you seem like a native speaker!

Phubbing – Does Your Phone Matter More Than A Friend?

Phubbing – Does Your Phone Matter More Than A Friend?

A portmanteau of “phone” and “snubbing”, phubbing describes the habit of ignoring someone in favor of a mobile phone.  Initially coined by a campaign conducted by Macquarie Dictionary, the word gained the majority of its traction and popularity due to the “Stop Phubbing” campaign created by Alex Haigh of McCann advertising agency.

The Coolest Travel Idioms in the World

The Coolest Travel Idioms in the World

Apart from being just downright fun, idioms are also a window into a language’s cultural origins and an amazing way of blending into a new place as a local. What is an idiom? This is an expression whose meaning is not predictable from the usual meanings of its constituent elements. In other, a bunch of words put together in an unusual way to mean something completely different! In the spirit of...

Thai Cultural Etiquette

Thai Cultural Etiquette

How’s your Thai etiquette? With the arrival of summer come the vacation plans and getaways, and what better place for a holiday than one of South East Asia’s most popular travel destinations, Thailand? With its beaches, national parks, benign climate and incredible culture, Thailand continues to dominate at the forefront of South Asian tourism, and with good reason. The year of 2016 saw 32...

How Colorful is Your English?

How Colorful is Your English?

  Add color to your language and sound like a native speaker! A primary means of describing any object is to talk about its color. It immediately paints an image of the object in the mind’s eye and allows for more creative expression during a dialogue. However, the real challenge is to go beyond the monotony of the reds, blues and yellows to really describe an object using a specific...

Top Tips for Job Search from a Recent Graduate

Top Tips for Job Search from a Recent Graduate

As steady progress is being made through commencement season, the relief of finally having completed a degree is slowly and surely being replaced with the panic of the endless abyss that is job hunting. As numbers of students graduating continue to rise exponentially, the need to set oneself apart from the crowd is more vital now than it was a generation ago. So what can be done to give one an...

What Are the World’s Most Powerful Languages?

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“To have another language is to possess a second soul.” This famous quote by Charlemagne is especially significant in an increasingly globalized world, where functionality in multiple languages may be considered as the passport of a true global citizen. Therefore in a world with over 6000 spoken dialects, what languages would be the most useful to maximize communication? The following is a list...

Life After Graduation – What to Expect and How to Deal with it!

Life After Graduation - What to Expect and How to Deal with it!

Life after graduation is the tangible, petrifying “afterlife” of the average twenty-odd year old. While college may have initially been an overwhelming idea, four years and some incredible memories later, the last thing a college senior desires is to leave the comfort of university and enter into the “real” world.

7 Essential Skills Every Call Center Agent Needs to Be Successful

7 Essential Skills Every Call Center Agent Needs to Be Successful

Even with state-of-the-art virtual contact center software with every feature available, the precise equipment, and numerous reporting dashboards, an effective call center is only ultimately as good as it agents. Statistics from the 2016 Customer Engagement Index survey conducted by [24]7 showed that 47% of customers were likely to take their business to a competitor within one day of...

Top Tips For Graduating Successfully

Top Tips For Graduating Successfully

Although the four years spent at college is a stark contrast to the first 18 years, hundreds of thousands of students graduate every year from universities across the world, and go on to lead successful lives and careers.  Alternatively, there also remain those that do not make it through the rigors of college life. So what makes a good student and how does one go about successfully...

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