I have written a number of posts in my blog about the power of music. Music and song can help us learn to speak a language more clearly, use native-like rhythm and learn how a culture expresses itself. While this video is not about […]
What is the language strategy at your company? Does it even have one? If not, they are missing the boat since it is essential when hiring internationally-trained employees who have the skills you want and just need coaching in the specifics of particular […]
In my classes, we often discuss how to be assertive rather than aggressive. According to the following article, “assertiveness trumps anxiety. However, assertiveness is far more than an anti-anxiety technique. Dr. Bob Alberti tells how to connect with others authentically, openly, warmly, and directly.
Every industry in Canada has to deal with multiple accents. So we all need to learn how to understand a thick accent and how to clarify when we don’t. And remember, if you are having difficulty understanding someone’s accent, they very likely are having […]
Neil Young has written so many classic songs. Here the song HELPLESS, sung by Canada’s KD Lang, takes us back to his youth growing up in Ontario, Canada. According to Wikepedia, the song was “most famously recorded by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young on […]
Name discrimination, while theoretically illegal, is unfortunately common. Read and listen to what Jose says when he changed his name to Joe.
If you have had a similar experience, please share it.
Name Discrimination – Do Anglicized Names Receive More Responses to Job Applications?
His name is […]