Month: July 2019

Stephen Covey’s Smart Trust Matrix Zones

Zone 1 (High Propensity to Trust; Low Analysis) is the “Blind Trust” zone of gullibility. It’s the Pollyanna approach where people blissfully trust everyone. This is where we find those “suckers who are born every minute” — those people who are a sure bet…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 4 – Episode 94 – Vocabulary Development – Describing Graphs (Two-Part Patreon)

Welcome back, everyone! Here’s some more IELTS language for you study-goers out there, as well as some sentences and an exercise at the bottom. I’ve gone over this in context about a month ago, but I have much more to cover. We use a…

10-Year Anniversary (First Time Traveling Abroad)

When I clicked “book flight” and got the confirmation, it felt as if my heart fell not only to my stomach, but right out of my body in general. I recall the moment when my mother was walking across the living room and I…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 4 – Episode 95 – Pronunciation – Question Intonation

We’re back with another minor snippet of what’s to come! Love doing pronunciation podcasts, and remember, all of this will be implemented into a video course, so stay tuned! The intonation you use lets others know if you are making a statement or asking…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Developing your Speaking with Katarina Gleisberg

She’s back — yet again! Here are some tips, guidelines and things you can use IMMEDIATELY to start immersing yourself into the English language. Some of this will scare you, but it is necessary to become the effective speaker you want to become. Tips…

Stephen Covey’s “Smart Trust” Matrix

We’re back with another blog, although it’s been a long time making personal development blogs! Much apologies, but here’s an excellent Matrix, along with my explanation, in the podcast down below. Learning how to extend “Smart Trust” is a function of two factors —…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: International Guest Speaker – Camka of Switzerland

Finally, after a second try (and failing the first time), both Camka and I rocked the house with this one! Straight out of Switzerland, Camka’s mother and society taught her to just “read between the lines” rather than chasing her uniqueness. It wasn’t until…

The Death of Languages (Patreon Special)

For those of you who tuned into my earlier blog and podcast, here’s the second half of it with more discussions (only on Patreon). If you’re interested, here’s the link below! Some languages die and others become widely used for a variety of reasons….

Wheel of Life: July 2019 Edition – TAKE OFF!

Damn, about DAMN time! I mean, having about 300$ to my name (and I’m not saying that embarrassingly, either) was rough. Looking back and saying to myself, “I had x amount in my account and had to bitch at a part-time employer to pay…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 4 – Episode 93 – Reading – The Death of Languages (Patreon Special)

Welcome back to another ESL podcast, and today we have some reading! The Death of Languages, something that’s not spoken about, is a problem that’s currently being addressed by a handful of nations to preserve the “language” that’s dying. Here’s the read! Speaking How…

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