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Hallo Business! – Culture Shock!

Have you ever experienced culture shock? Decide whether these cultural etiquette statements are true or false. 1. In Singapore, the word β€˜no’ is considered impolite.2. In Greece, you should nod your head upwards to say β€˜yes’.3. In Italy, it is a bad idea to turn up late for a meeting.4. In the Netherlands, it is…

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Hallo! Business – How Miscommunication Happens

“π™’π™š π™π™–π™«π™š 𝙩𝙬𝙀 π™šπ™–π™§π™¨ 𝙖𝙣𝙙 π™€π™£π™š 𝙒𝙀π™ͺ𝙩𝙝 𝙨𝙀 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 π™¬π™š π™˜π™–π™£ π™‘π™žπ™¨π™©π™šπ™£ π™©π™¬π™žπ™˜π™š 𝙖𝙨 𝙒π™ͺπ™˜π™ 𝙖𝙨 π™¬π™š 𝙨π™₯π™šπ™–π™ .” ― Epictetus, a Greek philosopher β€’ What does the quote mean? Do you agree with it? β€’ When we communicate, what is more important: listening or talking? β€’ What are the qualities of a good communicator? β€’…

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Hallo! Business – Office Sounds

What do you listen to to help you focus? Classical music? ‘lofi hip hop radio – beats to relax/study to’? Ambient noise? Some remote workers are turning to websites that provide artificial office noise to help them concentrate! Is this something you would try? Read more here: https://www.bbc.com/news/business-53724338

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Hallo! Business – Meeting Mishaps

Are you working from home at the moment? There are several ways that things can go wrong in online meetings. Match each type of problem with an example: Problems: a fail = a bad idea a mishap = an accident, when something goes wrong a technical difficulty = problems with technology a. your wi-fi goes…

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Hallo! Business – Cool but smelly?

Consumer goods company Unilever has revealed that ice cream sales rose dramatically (by 26%), whilst deodorant sales declined during the Covid-19 lockdown! So, what did you spend more / less on* during isolation? Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/business-53511028 * we use the verb spend with the preposition ON + object. So, I spent more (money) on toilet roll.…