Learn English Effectively & Quickly

Prepared: 17 September 2018.

Place: Xiamen, China.

This is a student guide about how to learn English quickly and effectively. This article has been prepared by Anthony Eric and is aimed at mature students or, anyone who seek a successful career.

About Anthony

Anthony is a senior teacher and professional trainer (38y), and he has gained 13 years experiences teaching business (soft skills), management, communication, general English and Business English. Anthony graduated in the UK in 2011 with an M.B.A. and his track records include A+,A+,A+, diplomas, certificates and degrees from well reputed institutions such as: Deloitte, IBM, Harvard in alliance with IBM, King’s College London, Ericsson, Concordia International School, the British government, and TietoEnator. This means that Anthony knows what it takes to get a successful career, and he helps his students to succeed in life, as well as, in business. 

First and foremost; to make massive progress requires massive intensity and efforts. You don’t win 100m hurdles by exercising, 1 hour, 3 times per week. Everyday is a must. Show commitment. Get determination. Have fun at the same time. Passion for English is required in order to maintain energy and determination, but how do you get passion? One way is through engaging and well planned classes, and by getting continuous feedback from skilled and experienced teachers. Another way is to set personal goals and and a future vision. Remember that strong English open doors in many parts of the developed world. Strong English skills enable global online studies, and to get a job in global corporations with better working conditions and higher salaries. Why not working in Singapore or the USA after your graduation? Internet is packed with online training, and online jobs should this be of an interest. Why not starting to date a foreign prince/princess and get life happiness through long lasting love? Strong English skills make your life happier and more rewarding. But you need to put required efforts to make it happen.

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Wise men, knowledge, courage

One of the most influential thinkers, Platon once said:

“He says he knows how the youth are corrupted and who are their corruptors. I fancy that he must be a wise man”.

My words:
I tell you this today: FB followers, friends, and former colleagues; stand-up and speak the truth; be brave and courageous, but don’t speak just for the sake of speaking.

Too many dubious souls speak because they seek attention, or to set the tone in a conversation, or to show power, while others make meaningless, and subjective judgments.

Don’t be coloured by newspaper’s propaganda or what evil, jealous and nasty minds are telling you. Instead, speak with the righteous’ believes, proven concepts, unbiased facts and universal knowledge.

Dear friends, speak-up and question your misleading or corrupt supervisors. Question wrong doing people and strive to achieve a high morale with (Greek words) aksioprepia (worthiness), tapinosi (humility), and logiki (logic thinking). Remember: you are here on a purpose.

Unfortunately, you may not get a lot of friends in this way since parts of the society is corrupt either in morale, social justice or personal behaviour, but the few who remains are your friends for life.

The more I read about Aristotle, Socrates, Platon and the holy Bible the more I understand why the society looks like it does, why there is so much evil and injustice, conflicts, low morale, and disasters, and where we are heading next, but also, how things should be for a more sustainable, and morally right living.

By Anthony Eric

About

I’m Anthony Eric, and I have been working and studying in 7 different countries including England, Sweden, Germany, China, Vietnam, Cyprus and Ireland, and I speak 3 languages fluently.

I work in far east Asia with education and people development which includes but not limited to education consultation, education management, lecturing, English teaching and professional business training.

This was preceded by previous position of Director at Concordia international school, and lecturer universities in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh city) and various mid-level positions for SMEs and large enterprises in Europe.

My near-term plans include to continue and help as many underprivileged kids as possible by coordinating digital crowd funding on peopledevelopmentltd.com/charity.

I’m writing on my second e-book: 395 days in Saigon; this will be released at the end of 2018. My first e-book about leadership and project management success was released in 2016, and is available at the price of 5 USD on amazon.com and amazon.co.uk -> LINK.

Get in touch

I would be happy to get your comments about this blog. Why not sharing it with your network? Add me on Twitter @anthonyerictm and welcome to contact me at: peopledevelopmentltd@gmail.com

If you are looking for long-term shareholder involvement, or, to become an agency or affiliate, please contact me at above email address.

Copyright © 2018. Peopledevelopmentltd.com. All rights reserved.

 

Your personality and your morale. A better future

Wisdom in the 21st century: Your personality and your morale. A better future

I am reading the book of Platon: “Plato the complete works”. My spare-time studies of religious books and philosophy will end up in my third book that will be released next year: Wisdom in the 21st century. Follow me on twitter for latest updates and events: @anthonyerictm

In my business of education and people development, I seek not only to help my students to a better future through valuable knowledge that are needed in the 21st century. I also encourage my students, fellows and friends to be wise in attitude, morale, and behaviour.

Stop lying, and stop being nonchalant/arrogant. You will not win in the long run because you abuse someone else’s weakness. Arrogance and the selfish attitude of: “I don’t care” stinks horse poo. And stop blaming others but take personal responsibility for your actions. I am saying this because I’v seen enough rotten personalities and dead souls while having lived and studied/worked in seven countries. I have also experienced the opposite; honoured and diligent people who are a true asset in this world making this planet a better place to be.

I recognize that many of the problems and challenges in today’s society were debated in the ancient Greek and Roman world. Selfishness, greed, pride, bearing false witness, and blasphemy are death sins that make your personal value and worthiness (Greek aksioprepia) sink like a stone in the water in front of the righteous and wise.

Think about what you say and how you act: be helpful, be honest, be fair and objective in your judgement. But don’t overly judge as you are not free of sins. Accept failure, forgive and improve. Open your eyes and see the world as it SHOULD BE, and not as it is. Greek words I admire and that you should consider include: tapinosi, axios, philoksenia: (to be humble, worthy/respected and guest friendly).

Say NO to corporate corruption, misleading leadership and artificial intelligence that hurts more than it helps. Say YES to humanity, dignity, social and corporate justice and rewards based on hard/smart work, education and a sustainable living.

Cited: But he who has the knowledge of good and evil generally, must not only have courage, but also temperance, justice, and every other virtue.
Temperance = abstinence from alcoholic drink
Virtue = behaviour showing high morale standards

These are my thoughts of today, 22 August, 2018.

By Anthony Eric

About

I’m Anthony Eric, and I have been working and studying in 7 different countries including England, Sweden, Germany, China, Vietnam, Cyprus and Ireland, and I speak 3 languages fluently.

I work in far east Asia with education and people development which includes but not limited to education consultation, education management, lecturing, English teaching and professional business training.

This was preceded by previous position of Director at Concordia international school, and lecturer universities in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh city) and various mid-level positions for SMEs and large enterprises in Europe.

My near-term plans include to continue and help as many underprivileged kids as possible by coordinating digital crowd funding on peopledevelopmentltd.com/charity.

I’m writing on my second e-book: 395 days in Saigon; this will be released at the end of 2018. My first e-book about leadership and project management success was released in 2016, and is available at the price of 5 USD on amazon.com and amazon.co.uk -> LINK.

Get in touch

I would be happy to get your comments about this blog. Why not sharing it with your network? Add me on Twitter @anthonyerictm and welcome to contact me at: peopledevelopmentltd@gmail.com

If you are looking for long-term shareholder involvement, or, to become an agency or affiliate, please contact me at above email address.

Copyright © 2018. Peopledevelopmentltd.com. All rights reserved.

 

21 essentials for leadership success in the education business

During my time as K12 teacher, university lecturer and education adviser, I was fortunate to get into exciting discussions with very experienced deans, senior teachers and school directors about what makes a qualified educational leader.

With this blog, I wanted to share these insights to help you and your network to better manage educational institutions. Many of below leadership elements are applicable in other industries, and not only in the business of education.

Share this blog and follow me on Twitter. Let me know your thoughts about educational leadership.

  1. Assess the capacity of teachers. How do you assess the capacity of your teachers? What is the quality of applied lessons plans? How motivated are your teachers? What methods and criteria were used when hiring your teachers? feedback in terms of just saying “I heard something from a parent about you”, will not create confidence or motivation. Feedback must be objective, clear, realistic and justified.

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11 essential actions for project management success

How would you manage an international school that is suffering from student drop-out and sales decline?

Last 15 years of my career include management of multiple projects from A-Z including but not limited to: recruitment, communication management, negotiations, conflict management, risk management, budgeting, execution, and C-level executive management.

Throughout discussions with senior project managers, and project management officers, I received additional inputs to help you understand how to manage better projects. I am also the author of the e-book “project management success”; it is available on amazon (kindle) for download. -> TO AMAZON

Why are projects failing to deliver with success?

Projects can fail when there is a mismatch between sales management, and, project managements’ ambitions and goals. Sellers promise unrealistic deliveries to get the deal, and the sales bonuses being one example. Projects can also fail when there is a wrong project management aptitude of candidates who got promoted as a ‘gesture of goodwill’ for serving in the firm for a very long time. Very often, I also got to understand that communication is a key issue, besides critical leadership dimensions (EQ, IQ, MQ). Important people were not informed timely, or, decisions were made while excluding key stakeholders. Unrealistic promises are very common, which sets expectations on different levels, hence, leading to project failure. Many more reasons can be added to why projects fail to deliver and above factors are just touching the surface, but they are still seen as very common causes for project failure.

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10 tips of how to overcome the fear of a public speech; Get presentation success!

The fear of conducting a public speech is larger than the fear of death. How do you execute a success speech?

Conducting a success speech is crucial when seeking to win new customers, or, when seeking to get a critical decision by higher authorities. Below blog sheds some light into what needs to be done to make this happen!

This is my own experience; I was very nervous and not confident at all when speaking in public after my first university graduation in 2004 . I did not know how to conduct a professional public speech, and, what to do, to overcome my former fear. But by doing research, and by teaching public speaking, and by conducting dozens of public speeches, I got used with being on stage and I learned the perks of making a professional public speech / presentation.

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Think about this before signing a shareholder agreement

Don’t get into the trap of getting bad deals; consider below tips for a better shareholder agreement

As part of my work as education specialist, founder and business negotiator, I am talking with recognized law firms at times when critical agreements have to be made with shareholders, suppliers and customers.

This blog introduces basic tips to consider before signing a shareholder agreement. The topic is of an importance because loopholes in agreements may lead to law suits, bankruptcy or a substantial personal financial loss. You don’t want that to happen!

19 “think-about” points for a watertight shareholder agreement

  1. In a private contract between shareholders; what if:
  • One of the shareholders want to leave the corporation? You may want to decide to  offer the shares to other shareholders first, before going public.
  • Shareholders receive an offer to sell the corporation? All shareholders may have to agree, or major shareholders have to agree. Make this clear in your contract.

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