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25 feb. 2014

Leaders Make the Difference: In-company workshop, 2014


Comienzan nuestros in-company English Professional Workshops. Una excelente oportunidad para la práctica activa de Inglés abordando temas del ámbito corporativo, mediante video session, debate, adquisición y práctica de vocabulario y frases idiomáticas. Los esperamos!



13 feb. 2014

How coaching works, video presentation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXj4wSsRUgo



Before watching the video presentation, answer these questions in groups:
  • Does your company offer professional or personal coaching for its staff?
  • Have you ever taken any course with a coach? What was it about? What was the experience like?


Watch the video presentation and order the paragraphs:

___ In our logical world, we put a huge amount of emphasis on the physical, and we seem to ignore the emotional. However, emotional limitations are by far the most powerful forces that keep you from getting where you want to be. They cloud our judgment; we feel heavy and unable to see the person we truly are.
___ A coacher´s job is tap into your creativity and resourcefulness through confidential, non-judgmental dialogue.
___ Sometimes this involves surface strategies like goal setting or habit change, but what about those factors under the surface that seem to repeatedly take us to an undesired series of outcomes?
___ Coaching is becoming known as the best method for taking anyone from where they are today to where they want to be.
___ Here´s how it all works: Your beliefs drive your thoughts, and your thoughts drive your emotions. Let´s break this down a bit: for most people, they know they are physically capable of achieving everything they want out of life.
 
Complete the blanks  as you listen:
Emotion can be described as a psycho-physiological reaction to a thought. Think about that for a moment: your emotions are ………………. ……………………….. to your thoughts. Most people think that their emotions are triggered by what ……………………… …………….. ……… …………..; contexts or circumstances ………………………. ………… their control. If this is true, you become a victim of everything going on around you! You´re in the back seat, and your driver´s had one too many!
So, if your thoughts ……………….. your emotions, what if you could simply observe your thoughts and decide which ones ……….. ……………………..? What if you and your thoughts ……………………. …………………………..? When you are your thoughts, you are ……… ……………………  When you observe your thoughts, you begin to ……………… …………………...
This separation between self and thought is the single most powerful ………………………. to anyone for self-development or personal transformation.



Detect and correct the mistakes in the following sentences as you watch:
So, where do these ideas come from?
They come from you unconsidered beliefs.
Simply put, your beliefs are your personal filter. A series of actions that you´ve made about yourself and the world, that were heavily  established by your upbringing, schooling and culture.
The clues to discovering these beliefs are found by connecting your thoughts. Once you and your coach bring these certainties out in the open, you can keep the ones that help you, and let go of the ones that don´t.

Continue watching until the end. Pay attention to the words in bold; discuss their meaning in class:
When an unhelpful negative belief is undone, it no longer generates negative thoughts and, therefore, cannot hold you back or cause you pain.
The triggers to your emotions are also uncovered by observing your thoughts. Sometimes it´s not necessary to undo the underlying belief. When you recognize the absurdity of some of your thoughts, you can simply find a healthier substitute.
Through the coaching process, your new way of thinking is reinforced, and the old ones begin to weaken and fade away. Once you have awareness, there´s no going back to your old patterns. You will begin to see the world in a new and exciting way, and you may even laugh at how you used to react emotionally to certain situations that now simply have no negative meaning for you.
You will no longer carry that heaviness with you wherever you go because, the coaching conversation helps you to let go of the weight.
When you are lighter, you are more in tune with your intuition, your creativity and your have clarity in your life. The invisible barrier between you and what you want simply disappears. This is the power of the coaching conversation.
What part of your life isn´t what you want it to be? What are you waiting for?

After watching:
  • Do you agree with the ideas expressed? Is it as easy as it seems to be?
  • How can you “coach” someone who is feeling unhappy about a professional or personal situation?


9 feb. 2014

Messi, Federer and a new Gillette campaign



Messi to front new Gillette campaign

Watch the video: what´s the plot about? What´s the "power" of the new Gillette razors?

http://www.sportspromedia.com/news/messi_to_front_new_gillette_campaign/

Complete the article below with phrases from this box. The original article can be found here.


national faces of the campaign  |  male grooming brand   |  at the top of their sport  | their ‘Inner Steel’ |  global marketing campaign  |  achieve their dreams  | my resolve and determination  |   special edition razors  |   on the field


P&G-owned ……………………………….. Gillette has unveiled soccer star Leo Messi as a global brand ambassador.
In his new role the Barcelona forward will front the brand’s upcoming ‘Inner Steel’ soccer-focused …………………………………………..
The agreement also sees Gillette become a partner of the Argentine’s charity, the Leo Messi Foundation, which aims to provide children with the opportunity to ……………………………………………...
“Throughout my career I have been fortunate to have a great deal of success ………………………………….; but I know that the strongest performances come only when you commit 100 per cent to the task at hand and display the strength and mettle to give it all,” said Messi.
“Gillette is a brand that shares …………………………………… to try to be the best and I know that together we can show men everywhere that the strongest performances come when you strengthen the Inner Steel inside and show your colours on the outside.”
The ‘Inner Steel’ campaign will be supported on a local level by an ensemble of global soccer icons and teams from around the world. Players such as England’s Joe Hart, Germany’s Thomas Muller, Brazil’s Pele, Oscar, Paulinho and Lucas, Mexico’s Chicharito, Colombia’s Falcao and Argentine Sergio Aguero will serve as ……………………………….., whilst teams including Spain, Argentina, Brazil, Italy, Mexico, Venezuela and Chile will also be involved.
The campaign, aimed at inspiring mental toughness and fortitude, will see Gillette launch a line of …………………………………. displaying the national colours of the world’s prominent soccer playing nations.
Gillette’s global vice president John Mang commented: “This is a new era for Gillette and football. We are excited to partner with Lionel Messi and a stellar line up of world-class players and teams. These athletes meticulously hone their skills and strive for precision on the field. They are …………………………. and their passion to be their best, is an inspiration to us all.”
To celebrate the launch of the campaign, Gillette has released a short video showing Messi and fellow ambassador Roger Federer transported into a variety of unique situations designed to test ………………………………...