Memes and Themes

There is nothing quite like meeting a word every teenager knows, but you don't, for making you feel you are in the wrong generation. The same thing may happen with teenage music (how many people over 25 would recognise a One Direction hit) but as a language teacher you feel that words are your world and therefore you should be 'in the know'. This is especially the case as words have an etymology and surely the meaning can be derived from the Latin/Greek/French/German root. So it is with Meme.

Corporate Culture

Here at Parkhouse Training, we come into contact with many individuals who work for global, multi-cultural organisations. Some are already leaders, and others are well on their way to becoming tomorrow’s leaders.

Each organisation represented will have a corporate culture. That is to say, they will each have a shared set of attitudes, values, goals, and practices that characterise the organisation in question, and shape their corporate strategy.

Introductions In Business

Introductions in business - it is important to get off to a good start. Here’s how:

Often the best way to begin a class is with introductions. Learning how to “meet and greet” in a business setting is important. It ensures that the meeting gets off to a good start and that rapport can be established at the outset.

Good Manners & Politeness

Good manners and politeness - as key as ever in international business:

“Manners maketh man” – this is a quote from William of Wykeham, (1324 - 1404) ...but it still rings true today. In the UK, we Brits are sticklers for manners.

When doing business in any foreign country, cross-cultural training is vital. Each culture has its own unique way of doing things. It may seem unnatural to the visitor, but aspects will be so ingrained in the psyche of the people, that observing them is vital.

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