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  • Take a language holiday - Travel Article

     

    Do I have to have a coma here?

    by Gisele Méndez edited by Lynne Hand

    Amused by the title above? Don’t worry – the spelling mistake "coma" instead of "comma" is intentional, and it highlights an important point: If you're writing a letter to a friend or relative, it doesn't really matter if you make a silly mistake, but if you want to be taken seriously in business; errors – comic or not – can hold you back.

    Perhaps you find yourself nervously rushing through a presentation, or you forget the pronunciation of an important word during a meeting. When English is your second language, it is all the more important to speak and write clearly and concisely in business to avoid miscommunication. Luckily, there are some simple ways to improve your skills and communicate more effectively.

  • Travelling Alone - Travel Article

    Travel Alone

    Some people shy away from travelling alone, a few embrace it. So, what is it that makes it an attractive option? What are the advantages of going it alone?

    Well first things first, travelling solo can be very liberating. The itinerary you set and all the decisions you make are yours and yours alone. You don't need to worry about any other person or group. In other words, there's no need to compromise, there are no arguments, and no need to second-guess what other people want or need.  Actually, you can be completely selfish.

    Travelling alone is also a great confidence builder. Yes, at times it can feel a bit lonely, but that is just one of many problems you will have to solve yourself, along with making your own arrangements, and setting your own goals.

    “Nobody can discover the world for somebody else. Only when we discover it for ourselves does it become common ground and a common bond and we cease to be alone.” – Wendell Berry