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The 7 Habits of Business Success

Posted on: January 28th, 2014 by thinbird No Comments

Habit 1. Cultivate Inner Networks: Entrepreneurs practicing the art of business success know the power of networks. They take the time to identify and build relationships with key peers, mentors, and advisors. This inner network provides support, direction, and an increased number of people to assist. Having an inner network of five people who have a network of five more, grows the network exponentially. Habit 2. Customer Centric: Business success requires an unwavering commitment to the customer. This commitment encompasses a mindset of understanding the customers’ world. Understanding the customers wants and needs provides the business with a greater opportunity to earn a loyal customer base. Focus away from business and profits, and toward what you can do to improve the life of your customers. Habit 3. Humble Honesty: Business success requires the ability to know your strengths and weaknesses. Being open and honest about yourself and your business creates […]

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The Art of Presentation

Posted on: February 20th, 2012 by thinbird No Comments
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Due to the overwhelming popularity of our in-company “How to give Effective Presentations” course, London City Institute is proud to present this same course to you, in the form of public classes.  LCI would like to invite you to a New Year promotion specialising in “The Art of Presentation” in all forms.  This exceptional course will begin in January, with a minimum registration of 8 students per class and run weekly, through to completion. In “The Art of Presentation” program you will learn the secret to both the inner workings and the dynamics for giving effective, knockout presentations.  We shall look at presentation preparation, how to construct and tool your written work, critical thinking, body language, and rapport.  These are just a few aspects of our 40 hour program that will not only increase your confidence but will enhance your natural speaking ability while at the same time captivating your […]

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LCI’s new website – Beta version

Posted on: February 17th, 2012 by thinbird No Comments
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LCI’s new website is here! It’s been nearly a year since the website has had a lick of paint but that has all changed now.  The new site not only looks better but performs better too.  There are many new features I hope you will enjoy. Here are the main ones: Commenting – Each post now allows you to leave a comment.  Like a course?…Let us know why.  Interested in a news article?…Give us your point of view. Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin integration – you should see this post on LCI’s account for all of the aforementioned social media providers and every subsequent post should be listed there also. Search – a site wide search is now implemented. If you are looking for a new course, a recent news article or just want to know what’s happening at LCI try the search tool. Multi-language – finally, no matter where you are […]

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How do LCI’s courses satisfy your needs?

Posted on: February 14th, 2012 by thinbird No Comments
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Qualified experienced teachers London City Institute only employs qualified teachers holding internationally recognised and accredited certificates (for example the DELTA, CELTA or Trinity Cert. TESOL). In addition our teachers also have a minimum of 4 years experience teaching business English in-company. We will send you a copy of our teachers’ C.V. and certificate before you start the course so that you can check their qualifications. Focus on key skills At London City Institute we provide communicative and functional classes that the participants enjoy. With other training methods, many participants learn about English grammar but are unable to use the language correctly or effectively. London City Institute focuses on the function and while participants will learn grammar the aim is to be able to communicate in English; not to be able to just talk about English. Motivational classes We ensure that the classes are enjoyable and include many targeted activities, role-plays […]

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36 Hour English for PresentationsTraining with a Native Speaker

Posted on: February 14th, 2012 by thinbird 2 Comments
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A course that provides you with all the skills you need to give effective presentations. We ensure that your message will have the impact you desire. Objectives By the end of the program the participants will be able to: give effective presentations and communicate more confidently and effectively with international colleagues and business partners. structure their presentations correctly, handle questions as well as prepare visuals in English to give their presentations maximum impact. Mechanism To provide a practical opportunity to enhance current presentation skills and add finesse to the delivery of presentations. It looks at how to make a presentation effective, even for audiences where there are different levels of communication and understanding. To practice language in a range of specific and general professional situations. To encourage participants to evaluate each other’s and their own presentations critically Share and Enjoy:

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The CEO

Posted on: February 13th, 2012 by thinbird No Comments
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He’s the man with the private helicopter, the seven or eight figure salary, and the huge office. People shiver with fear as he strides past them on his way to yet another meeting or golf trip. He doesn’t know your name but you slave away every day to make him richer. He’s the CEO; the boss; the big cheese, and it’s in everyone’s interests to keep him happy. In reality the CEO of your company may be very different from this description. For starters, ‘he’ may be a ‘she’. Your CEO may be a pleasant, down-to-earth person, who treats all employees with respect, and remembers your birthday. In a smaller company, or in a start-up the CEO may actually be working on the line or the shop floor alongside everybody else. Whether he’s nasty or nice however, the CEO is the person in charge of the organization and the success […]

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Tips for your first day at work

Posted on: February 13th, 2012 by thinbird No Comments
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It’s tough to land a job at the moment. Large parts of the world are slowly edging their way of out of a crippling recession. Many people are graduating from university, only to face a period of unemployment. Let’s assume though that you are one of the lucky ones: your resume was tight, focused and impressive, you nailed the job interview, and you were hired. The struggle doesn’t end here however: it’s vital to make a good first impression on your first day at your new job. The early days are when your boss and co-workers form the most lasting opinions of you – what sort of person you are, and whether they can rely on you. Read on for tips on how to get it right, impress your colleagues and supervisors, and start on the best possible footing. Prepare properly • Sleep Entering the workforce after a period of […]

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UK mining company challenges Indonesia

Posted on: February 13th, 2012 by thinbird 1 Comment
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Churchill Mining, a coal mining company based in London, is threatening to take Indonesia to international arbitration. Churchill claims that its legitimate claims to a multibillion dollar coal discovery in Kalimantan have been unlawfully taken away by a rival company, supported by the local government and the courts. Churchill has written to the Indonesian President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, asking him to intervene but in the absence of an ‘amicable resolution’ are determined to take the matter further. The dispute offers a cautionary tale to companies looking to invest in Indonesia’s booming commodity sector and may affect the country’s drive to lure more foreign direct investment. The disputed coal was discovered in East Kutai Regency, in the province of East Kalimantan. An Indonesian mining company, Nusantara held licenses to mine in this region but allowed them to expire in 2006, after they failed to find enough coal to develop. The local […]

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Foxconn

Posted on: February 13th, 2012 by thinbird No Comments
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‘Designed in California.’ That’s what it says on the back of your iPhone or iPad. These gleaming, sleek totems of our consumer culture aren’t built in the Golden State however. They’re manufactured far, far away – in the sprawling industrial cities of China. Western companies have long outsourced much of their production to China and other countries to take advantage of cheaper labor costs. Some of the unsavory aspects of life in these factories were revealed in 2010, with a series of suicides among workers at Foxconn, a company which manufactures products for Apple. Foxconn is a consumer electronic manufacturer, headquartered in Taiwan. It is the world’s largest producer of electronic components, has a workforce of over 900,000 internationally, and posted profits of $2.2 billion for 2010. It makes products for a large number of famous brand names including Apple, Nokia, Nintendo and Sony, offering these clients an unbeatable price, […]

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Budgeting

Posted on: February 13th, 2012 by thinbird No Comments
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It seems like a simple principle: don’t spend more than you earn. However, many individuals, companies, and even governments routinely ignore this basic financial rule. The end result is debt, which if allowed to grow too large, can cause enormous problems in the future. One of the best ways to avoid the slippery slope of debt is to create, and stick to, a personal budget. A personal budget is a financial plan for an individual or household which helps track money coming in and going out, and is used to reduce spending and increase savings, which in turn should mean that money is available for important long-term financial goals such as reducing debt, paying off loans, saving for retirement and the purchase of items such as new cars and houses. More control over personal finances means less stress, fewer arguments at home, creates a savings buffer against unforeseen circumstances such […]

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