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Learn English. RATHER

RATHER: 3 Uses.

Confused about the use of “RATHER” in English? Not only will you learn the three different ways we use it, but also their alternatives. This way you will fully understand it in context, and become more articulate when speaking.

Personal and Professional Growth. Gravitas

If you want to be more credible and reliable, professionally and personally, add Gravitas. If you want more weight in your decisions, opinions, and recommendations, add Gravitas. If you want to grow as a Leader, add Gravitas.   Then, what is Gravitas?  ...

Positive Communication. The Sandwich Technique

English Subtitles* The Sandwich Technique is not a gastronomic technique of how to make a good sandwich. It is an Effective Communication approach based on a Positive Attitude that allows us to get along and achieve real goals, not only with our family and friends,...

A Healthy journey to The Extra Mile

A Healthy journey to The Extra Mile

Who said a WEBINAR can't be effective? I witnessed 2 last week.   "Dr. English", aka myself, delivered the season finale of Sanitas’ Apollo Program, exclusively designed for healthcare. It made a difference in learning about going above & beyond to build a...

Communication Outbreak. 5 Love Languages

Communication Outbreak. 5 Love Languages This is my modest act of support to those fighting against coronavirus. As Communication Coach, learning the 5 Love Languages that my daughter once shared with me is quite helpful in times of confinement…, and after. Here are...

Communicating Added Value

GOOD NEWS! After our previous videos on the use of “BUT” (video links below), the word “BUT” does NOT always have a negative connotation. You can also use it… to ADD VALUE!: https://youtu.be/RWhePjRVx8U Related Videos: BUT vs AND. Positive thinking:...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

California Systems wants to thank you all for your trust, your time, and all your soft skills (especially your winning smiles 😀). As usual at this time of year, here is a bit of the history regarding the Stuffed Turkey Day. Thanks! And if you would like to prepare for...

Handling Objections in Sales

If you liked the trick about “Yes, AND” vs. “Yes, BUT”, www.californiasys.com/en/but-vs-and-positive-thinking-2/, this one educates you on Handling Objections and Overcoming them towards Winning Negotiations. It also makes you aware about Positive Thinking and...

Customer Experience.

Customer Experience.

After a friendly and entertaining wine tasting event at El Lugar del Vino in Rivas (The Place of Wine, Madrid), a customer walks in asking for a Rosé right before closing. In just a second, 3 customers get up in unison crying out: “The Peregrino Rosé! The Peregrino!”...

Simultaneous Translation / Interpretation

Simultaneous Translation / Interpretation

A typical day in the life of a Simultaneous Translator/Interpreter…, when data protection circumstances do not permit to have the speech(es) in advance: Before: Research about the client and its origins. Knowledge of their brand’s core business. Become acquainted with...