RICH DAD POOR DAD | S5 – E51 | Final Episode and ending

Wow! It has been an amazingly long series. I haven’t even had the opportunity to set up the next book which I will be dissecting, but through the universe and manifestation, I know I will attract to me the next book.

Nonetheless, here’s the ultimate and final episode. I won’t do summaries in groups because that would take extra-long, so I’ll just bring down the actionable items you can can take right now.

Rule #1

Stop doing what you’re doing. In other words, take a break and assess what is working and what is not working. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. Stop doing what is not working, and look for something new.

Rule #2

Look for new ideas. For new investing ideas, I go to bookstores and search for books on different and unique subjects. I call them formulas. I buy how-to books on formulas I know nothing about.

Rule #3

Find someone who has done what you want to do.

Rule #4

Take classes, read, and attend seminars.

Rule #5 – Make Offers (money)

Moral of the story: Make offers. People who are not investors have no idea what it feels like to try to sell something. I have had a piece of real estate that I wanted to sell for months. I would have welcomed any offer. They could have offered me 10 pigs, and I would have been happy—
not at the offer, but just because someone was interested. I would have countered, maybe for a pig farm in exchange. But that’s how the game works. The game of buying and selling is fun. Keep that in mind. It’s fun and only a game. Make offers. Someone might say yes.

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Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 4 – Episode 132 – Study Skills – Effective Note-Taking

How do you usually make notes on audio programs you listen to? Videos on YouTube? Or even in classrooms? Do you review your notes after the lesson? If so, how do you do it? If not, why not?

Note-Taking Skills

Note-taking skills are essential, but not everyone knows how to do it. It’s not simply a case of writing down everything the teacher says. Good note-taking requires students to evaluate, organize and summarize information and is a key life skill for students to learn. Students who take notes are seven times more likely to remember information one week after a lesson than those who simply listen. There are different ways to record information, and it’s best to find the system that suits your learning style, but here are some suggestions to help.

Before the lesson

– Start by reviewing the notes from the previous lesson and look at the major ideas or specific facts that you were taught. Think of questions you would like to ask the teacher. This will help refresh your memory and get you ready for the lesson to come.

– Start a new page, and write the date.

– Organize your page in a way that suits you best. One way to do this is to draw a line down the center of the page, leaving about two thirds of the width to the right, and a third to the left. The right-hand section is where you will write your notes during the lesson, and the left-hand side is for reviewing and organizing later.

During the Lesson

– Don’t try to write down everything the teacher says. The average student writes only 1/3 of a word per second, while the average teacher says 2-3 words. Keep your notes brief. Write an outline of the key concepts, with supporting facts and examples using short phrases or sentences only.

– Develop your own system of abbreviations, such as w/for ‘with’ or use mathematical symbols, e.g. <, =, Aim to be consistent with these so that you recognize them easily when you re-read your notes.

– Listen for clues from the teacher about how to organize your notes. Often a lesson will begin with a summary of the points that will be covered. Then the teacher will use phrases to signal what’s important, e.g. ‘There are two points of view…, “The third reason is….’The lesson may then also end with a summary of what has been said.

– Organize the main point son the page in a way that suits you best, for example using bullet points, or a mind map.

After the Lesson

– As soon as the lesson finishes, take a moment to look over your notes. Use this time to highlight in color, or underline key concepts, or to write questions if anything isn’t clear.

– Within 24 hours, look at your notes again to help transfer information from your short – to long-term memory. If you’ve left a margin on the left of the page, write here key words that summarize the main ideas of the lesson. If the notes are clear, you won’t need to waste time writing everything up again.

– Regularly reviewing, reciting and practicing your notes is the best way to learn and remember them.

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Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Presentation Skills – My Presentation at BIDC!

Here’s my presentation at BIDC Festival in Bangkok! Now, I wasn’t able to get the full audio, so it might be just 3 minutes in and cut off after 47 minutes. I apologize, but the content is here. I did a rough transcript of it, but there’s a lot of questionable vocabulary, so if you’re going to read the transcript, make sure you listen at the same time.

ENJOY!

Speaker 1: (00:01)
Um, but throughout this time I turned to personal development because personal development, it allowed me to start developing in specific areas, specific skill sets that would propel me forward and that I would become a valuable asset. Not just a teacher, but a trainer, a coach, a mentor, a speaker, and this is what’s so fascinating because I had no idea I had a skillset in terms of speaking until I created a podcast. It’s like you wonderful individuals who just received that, your awards, The v R now when you were 10 years old, mom, Mommy and daddy did not say you’re going to be excellent in VR or anyone in the academic curriculum. Yeah, go for virtual reality. Augmented reality. No, whoa. There we go. Okay. A and so if it’s, let’s just say you,

Speaker 2: (01:06)
hence the managers. I fell on six disconnected

Speaker 1: (01:09)
and with this skillset and could breed you and amends meaning a great amount of opportunity. That’s what happened to me. Yeah. In 2016 I started a personal development podcast because I wanted to learn more about myself, my subconscious mind, my conscious mind. How is everything being created, my environment, that habit of saving a leader, Shit, self-control, uh, I guess the art of failure, right? Initiative, um, that habit of doing more than what you are paying for. All of these things enabled me to get listeners, listeners do name. And I said, you know what? This is very interesting. I have no idea what a hot cast was. It was a gentleman who was of course, a colleague of mine who turned around one day and said, excuse me, our CTO. And I said, yes. He said, you are not utilizing all your skills, so what do you mean by that?

Speaker 1: (02:14)
He say, you have a voice. And I said, I do. I said, yes, I do have a voice. But he said, you need to make a podcast. So what is a podcast? He told me and I said, what am I going to speak about? He said, don’t worry, you’ll figure it out. And so I went home that I don’t like, what am I supposed to talk about? What is my message to the world, right? Who do I want to influence and what type of impact do I want to have? So then I created a podcast and people started listening to me first in California, in Virginia. So the first five plays, I was like, oh my God, dude, listen to me. What’s happening? I was excited because now my voice is being heard. After that, I started bringing people on from different sectors. It could be the gaming sectors, it could be a, let’s say, sociologist, entrepreneurs from different walks of life startups.

Speaker 1: (03:16)
I started interviewing them on my podcast. They last year. I said, well, my youtube is very good. People are learning through my youth too. I said, maybe I should start an English language podcast. So I did. Ooh, just like that. Brazil, Taiwan, China, parts of Africa, South Homie, and he paid all of these countries I didn’t even know existed. They started listening to me and I got even more excited. I said, maybe I’ve developed initial market and this, this market. I started learning more. Now, first and foremost, does anyone know who Gary B is? Gary B. Raise your hand, Gary. Meeting Gary B. No one. Oh my God. Okay. So whew. Now Gary thing, don’t worry. Don’t worry. It’s okay guys. But Gary v I bought his book and his book taught me how to use hashtags. Okay, so hashtags on Instagram. So let’s put it this way. I’m talking about uh, let’s say pronunciation.

Speaker 1: (04:21)
I get 29 hashtags related to pronunciation in English learning. I put it on my post on Instagram and then I started attracting to me first a Japanese population. So people would message me from Gildo when, uh, you don’t see mine, right? And I’m like, oh my God, this is exciting. And so I continue using hashtags, whether it was for coaching, whether it was for English, and everything began multiplying. I started building brand loyalty. So I started to create, let’s just say different banners, different logos. I wanted to become the talk. I wanted to have that top podcast. After that, they take you Denny. And that a lot of people asked me to just, I don’t know about my pronunciation. I want to speak better. I said, okay, I’m going to help you right now. And so I created a pronunciation course and I’m still creating courses on Udemy, ebooks, which is part of e-learning, Patrion all of these things which I’m going to get into today.

Speaker 1: (05:35)
I started to create because I developed a niche market. What’s the niche market? Well, let’s just say learning, not English, not learning just English, but learning about life through a language. And this is why people became very, very, uh, interested because they said, you’re not an ordinary teacher. And I mean, what do you mean by that? He said, you’re crazy. And I’m like, yeah, okay, I’m Puerto Rican, I’m American. Yeah, I’m a little crazy, but I love it because of passion comes out of me with what I do. So when it comes to the e learning, and when it comes to AI, these are specific areas that I’m going to talk about today. Okay? So when it comes down to first we need to understand the facts and the four phases that I will be speaking about today. A is going be

Speaker 3: (06:29)
very good. As a matter of fact, I did Q and a last night with you app developers. One was the tennis coach, you’ve developed

Speaker 1: (06:40)
nap and another one is a specific individual who wants to talk about time. Tie History in the app was very, very impressive also. So Q and A’s are very, very good. Do not be shy about asking me specific questions. Okay? Cause we’re going to Taco talk a lot about just about everything. All right? So we’re going to talk about facts, ways, piggy learn, okay. And then we’re going to talk about super days and

Speaker 3: (07:12)
for this early night, this is going to be good for everyone. Whether you are a developer or whether you are someone who’s [inaudible]. All right? Talk a little bit about this and planning and then we’ll go from there. So first and foremost, we need to first talk about what is happening. You’ve heard probably, uh, eight hours ago by a hundred universities in America have closed down. The debt is actually really, really, people are understanding that

Speaker 1: (07:54)
a bachelor’s degree. What will that give me? What will a bachelor’s degree get me now in America? Not much.

Speaker 3: (08:03)
So now people need to get on there. So what will a math degree get you America after that? A doctorate degree. Well, we’ll let dr degree if he in America,

Speaker 1: (08:22)
a lawyer, the specific, the area specific, um, what is it majors that we need at the hospitals? Airline. I understand that, but it’s also about acquiring specific skill sets. So if I go see university and I get a degree in business administration, okay, so what jobs, what job can I get with business administration? No, I’m going to be probably 100,000 US dollars in debt. And you know how long that’s going to take me to pay off with my 20,000 US dollars up. What is it like a year salary? It’s going to take too long. This is what the American, I wouldn’t say American society, but society is built off in general. It’s built off. Hey, let’s try and get as many people and say, hey, don’t worry. You can pay us back later. Interest gets wrapped up. You have no way of paying that, pay him back, and then the debt.

Speaker 1: (09:22)
You’re going to have it for the rest of your life. Well, everyone understands what’s happening now and with e-learning back in 2015 $100 billion industry in one year, e-learning, what does that mean? Now for people who think literally, I’m going to help you, this doesn’t mean, oh, that’s a lot of money. No. What does it mean opportunity for everyone? If you’re an app developer, what are some ways that you can begin to expand your niche? Expand your brand online with your learning platforms right now in 2019 it’s probably at a $400 billion machine right now, so linkedin learning that came out. I’m going to show you a couple of other logos and whatnot, but the opportunity is vast right now for everyone. Now for some of you learners right now in university, this is the best time for you because this is the time where you’re basically stepping into, let’s just say the fourth, what is it that a massive digital revolution, right?

Speaker 1: (10:42)
Whereas we have the power as individuals to create our own company. So at first started with prince EA. If you guys don’t know who Chris ea is, he’s the guy that made the video. It went viral, right? What? Like 30 million views? 100 million, I don’t know. But he talked about why is it that we went from Henry Ford? Okay, that first car that he made compared to a Lamborghini today, what’s the difference? The Boeing seven 47 which has a very bad crash safety rating, whatever compared to the Airbus 83 80 what’s the difference? Technology has changed. However, in the classroom, if you look at pictures of Harvard from 150 years ago to pictures, and I saw the column of today, it’s the same. And what about the curriculum? The same English, the English possibly has changed a little bit, but it’s still the same idea. And so we began questioning and I began questioning what is my purpose as a trainer, as a person of influence, as a person that wants to give as much as he possibly can to every one.

Speaker 1: (12:07)
So leave a lasting impact. It’s to learn more because the more you learn, the more you earn. And a lot of people don’t understand that a lot of employees, they are employees because that’s all they know. They’re told to wake up in the morning, but their shoes on. Go to a bar for eight hours, come home, go to sleep, repeat until the age of 60 65 70 Americans, sometimes 80 until you leave the body and domain and go onto the next, wherever there is that it should, I’m sorry. That’s just not a way to live for me now, if that is what your purpose is, fine by all means, but all I’m asking you guys to do right now, both ladies and gentlemen, is to understand and to start asking questions about a lot of different things. I know the younger students, especially in my view, a lot of them are on there. Of course, their phones, their iPads, and the older generations, they’re quick to say they’re always on technology. Technology, so bad. And this, no, they’re adapting to a rapidly changing world. This is not the 1980s anymore. I know you used to love and go out there running the dirt and playing the heart. But now, yeah,

Speaker 3: (13:31)
and you do not have that eight [inaudible] university [inaudible] closing this. These are all why? Because they’re not putting everything online. And when they come to the learning [inaudible] for me and a trainer or hoses, someone who that bottom line, I need to understand what the market is already paid on, what the market is. So what I find that you know, you hear about average, maybe a paper figure out that you’re leading right now, right? If you say, okay, if I’m a teacher, if I’m an app developer happening right now, that game. Now let me give you an example. [inaudible] [inaudible] what happened? Does anyone know a fortnight or not? Great. Yeah, I know I don’t really? Yeah. Yeah. Fortnight. What happened? They took that old world, Huh? With 49 year old boy and [inaudible]. You know what? Mommy and daddy don’t play video games. I’ll be like, [inaudible], [inaudible], [inaudible] [inaudible] what did that mean for your doing? How are you Betty did this and that. And you know what he did ended up being in the bull crap

Speaker 1: (15:24)
that e-sports e learning is opportunity. And so now the older generations, they’re getting even angrier cause they’re like, well, we didn’t play video games 30 years ago. What that was 30 years ago on, sorry, I’m 31 okay. It’s the, it’s the past and you have to be able to adapt. If you don’t adapt, you’re going to end up like blockbuster. Does anyone know blockbuster? Okay. What happened to blockbuster? Blockbuster. They were all about going to the video store to rent videos and gangs and buy popcorn and talk to Betty from down the street, Netflix, d. And then she went in there and gave a proposal to blockbuster and she said, hey, you know what man? I was thinking we could, you know, do some easy gays or do this online. And blockbuster just laughed. They said, get out.

Speaker 1: (16:24)
And now blockbuster is finished. Why they believe that that specific time when your time was going to last forever? Well, it’s not a lot of teachers in America, they’re in danger right now. Teachers here in Thailand, four teachers, does it matter? Teachers in general, if you do not have a specific skill set and you are not bettering yourself in that specific skillset, you can be at risk. If you’re an employee and you drive trucks, autonomy is coming. AI will be here and pick it up. The trash for everyone will be able, the bank, the banking system, tellers, the teller jobs at about 15 years could be finished in some countries. Why? Hey, AI’s here. If you’re in a job that’s at risk, you need to, hey, wake up right now and understand, well, what is it? What is my passion? What am I very good at?

Speaker 1: (17:27)
You’re going to have to start trying new things to identify what you’re very good at. So, oh, I got to talk how, okay, so again, me being a podcast yourself, there’s anyone recognize these other little girls. Can you see it? Does anyone know these? Anyone from China? Taiwan in here? No. Okay. And I’m like, oh no, no one, no one, no, this one little bitch. My type people, you know, go edge. You know I do my, so let’s get into this. So guys, 2013 five one talk emerged that ABC emerged. What are they our online learning platforms. What did China do? Well, the Chinese said, Hey, well they’re repeat. There are 1.5 billion Chinese people in this country. But there aren’t that many foreign teachers. There aren’t going to be foreign teachers going to the outskirts and into villages to help some of these students who are trying to of course get better at language.

Speaker 1: (18:46)
Right? And so some entrepreneur said, hmm, you know what? I like this. How about we start a online teaching base? Yeah, let’s hire all the American teachers and they can teach online from around the world who opportunity take. Now it’s $1 billion industry just like that. Globish does anyone know the glove is, I like this story. I’m gonna tell you a story cause I love stories. Now there are language centers here in Thailand. Does anyone know? A, what’s the name was the name of and UAA. Raise your hand. Okay, AUA. Uh, and the rest. Now these language centers are now at risk because globish said, hey, how about you can stay home, you can stay home. You go log on your computer at 8:00 PM. You don’t have to sit in the traffic roping, right? You don’t have to sit the traffic, the pollution, you don’t have to buy the food.

Speaker 1: (19:51)
You don’t have to travel, waste time, anything you have to learn at home. And so what happens, they are also hiring whatever teachers from around the world. And so now the language centers are like, Oh man, I don’t know how much longer this could last because everyone’s going to switch to online. So what is it that happens when a customer, customers, when you want to learn whatever specific again, skillset, you go into a place and you tell them, hey, I need to learn this. How can you help me? If all they do is provide a book, you’re going to lose. There has to be much more than them. There has to be a specific something that will ignite that thing within the individual that wants to learn something outside the box. Like international schools, they don’t have textbooks. Schools in Finland, notebooks, Singapore academically sound, they still have books.

Speaker 1: (20:58)
But again, crime rates in so many other things are down because now they’re focusing on the court genius of the individual. I’m going to get into that shortly. And so with these emerging landscapes, you have to understand what is happening. So now let’s look at, let’s look at what kind of ways there are to learn through e-learning online. Okay? So you have number one learner centered content. The needs, the roles, the responsibilities, and Australia, they have trade schools, okay? And these specific trade schools teach us specific a skill, right? But the problem is when you want to go to dental school in America, they said, okay, you want to go to dental school, you have to learn music appreciation one oh one why do I need to learn about music for dentistry? And so people are now saying, you know what? This is a little bit weird.

Speaker 1: (22:05)
Maybe I don’t have to do a bachelor’s degree. Maybe there will be another formality that will come and knock out these bachelor degrees such as what Australia does. And Australia at the age of 18 students go right into the world of dentistry. So what would we need to understand is providing a specific skill set. So let me ask you, me being a coach, a trainer, someone comes to me, they say, hey our setting out, we have problems with, um, let’s just say we have problems with email. And I said, okay, easy. 10 hours, that’s all you need. So I get the group together, 10 hours of work, and then I provide an ecourse as a refreshment on a month to month basis over the course of three to six months, the success rate, 73% as opposed to another groom that I could possibly just, uh, let’s just say I teach them what they don’t really need to know.

Speaker 1: (23:07)
And it’s too broad. It’s not SPUs is not based on what they need. And guess what? The success rate is a whopping 37%. And so again, what we need to do with e-courses. Think about this. You’re an app developer, whatever app you’re trying to teach specific students, right? And needs to be centered around what they need. They don’t, they understand. If you give them a lot of content that they don’t need, they’re going to be like, ah, you know what? I can’t take action on any of this. So you would get some of the applications. Does anyone, does anyone learn through applications? Uh, language do, do what we do a lingo. Do a legal, a Japanese pod one oh one no English pop one on one. There’s a lot of pots. One Pot one oh once. Okay. But the thing is, does it focus on what they need?

Speaker 1: (24:09)
Something that you can use immediately if you travel somewhere else? No. So this is how I identify opportunities because I say, you know what? My mom, she’s Puerto Rican, born and raised in New York. She speaks Spanish. She does not or did not want to teach me Spanish. I said, mom, teach me Spanish. She said, go learn in school. They would show us a video called flats for 20 minutes in the afternoon after recess when we’re tired. Did I learn any Spanish from that video? Absolutely not. So why am I telling you this is because if you think about different ways you have learned a language or if you have learned online, it’s all about repetition. If you learned for one hour a week or if you, let’s say you work on something for one hour a week over the course of 150 hours, I mean, what’s the success rate?

Speaker 1: (25:11)
How do you think it’s going to improve? It’s all about repetition. And that comes back to habit. So the next one is engaging content. All right. I like this one now. When I first started my personal development podcast. Okay, was it engaging? No, not really. Why? Because there were plenty of them out there. However, with the English podcast, it was much different because I looked at the market and I asked myself, okay, who is that number one English a podcast or who has the number one English podcast out there in the world? And they said there weren’t that many good ones. It was English one oh one. I said, wait better than this. I said, okay, what are they doing wrong and what can I do to basically double up on what they’re doing? So I started teaching a variety of different things. Not only that, my intention with my English podcast was to rain every country in the world.

Speaker 1: (26:19)
One person on my podcast to speak about their country or to talk about things in their country into use their language. Because a lot of us, the miscommunication happens when we don’t understand each other and when we don’t want to seek to understand the other individual. So I brought on people from Guinea, from Egypt, Tanzania, uh, France, Bulgaria and so interesting because hearing their accents, not only that, but creating a world without borders. This is what my listeners love. So step number one, dated content. What do your, let’s just say you need to be able to accept feedback. Some feedback can be constructed, some feedback you won’t like, but it you actually toggle and make it better. It will probably engage even more people. But the problem is when blockbuster came in and they had the opportunity to expand with Netflix and they said no, it backfired.

Speaker 1: (27:30)
They lost everything. So when it comes to engaging content, social media is everything. Okay? So with me, you can find me everywhere with our Cineo buck. My first name, our city of is very unique. A right is a Spanish name. And if you Google Arsenio, you will see two people, me and the comedian I was named after. So that’s how I built my brain. When I build my brand, I started to make engaging content with my English language podcast. When I had the idea to bring on 200 countries, the place continue to rise and to always leave people guessing and in suspense of what could be next. Right? So I don’t know about you guys, but for my app developers, any app developers, any or raise your hand app application. Okay. So do you have an Instagram of Facebook, a Twitter, a website, a blog? Do you have any of those?

Speaker 1: (28:36)
Right? You need to be able to utilize all forms of social media, not just one platform. Some people, they romanticize about one platform when the other one, one is very big example, Facebook, Instagram ads, right? Or Instagram story ads. This is very, very engaging. However, the algorithms have changed. They have gone down and now it’s very difficult to get. It’s accommodating. I understand that, but you need to understand that engaging content is very critical. I’m going to get into the stats so we go all put this together for you too. So that to number two, number three, interactive scenario based. So interactive content, it can be a little snippets. Now, I don’t know as an app developer, maybe you can create something as a let’s say something and micro, a micro piece of content. Let’s say you created a game and you said you know what, you’re going to get level one for free, whatever game it may be, right?

Speaker 1: (29:45)
So they play in level one and then after that they could go into the premium side of it, right? And so again, the interactive side of it and of course scenario base that is was very, very engaging, which refers back to number two. Again, very important stuff. But then of course, number four, personalization, self pace, instructors, tutors, this is what’s happening right now. AUA, okay, you education world and lane. Why instructor base? Some people need that who do not have disciplinary uh, skills. People who aren’t discipline, they go learn as they go. That’s what self paced courses are. So when you started learning and some of these students, VR, ar, all of these different things you had to learn possibly in university but it was outside university. What really counted, being able to be on your craft and continuously get better in this specific areas and find ways to basically to get your app and to make, cause I saw some of the VR up here and it was amazing.

Speaker 1: (31:02)
You didn’t jump into some of this, you know, to all the content that you had here right off the bat. You had to get better. So you had to find a common ground and get better and better and better. What can you add that can make your content better? If you are a learner, what can you do to, to make yourself remember or to make yourself more enthusiastic about learning? Now learning in these schools, you can see it right now everyone’s learning academics, academics to go into university university to get a job that pays you this much. That’s what it is. And the thing is, a lot of these students, they don’t want to do that. They want to do possibly e-sports or develop something that will allow them the freedom or pursue a passion and do something that they absolutely love to do. So, so pace.

Speaker 1: (31:59)
I love that you get to learn on the go. Instructors, tutors and facilitators. You need that. Me Being a facilitator, right? So if a bank or if a big company calls me or someone outside, hey, I have a problem with leadership, could you help us? Okay, what I’m going to do now, we’re going to do an initial, let’s just say me, get together so I can figure out what is it you need? Again, figuring out the personalization because it’s the customer that matters. The B to C. Okay? Business to customer. You listen to the customer. Do not romanticize about your ego and what you want. Listen to what they want because they are the buyers, right? So these are four ways that of course, you can learn, again, engaging content if you are a young individual, think about it right now. If you’re in university, what makes you engaged?

Speaker 1: (33:02)
What is it that you are most awake? If you’re in university and you’re always falling asleep or you have your neck down is because it’s not engaging. And so then that’s when audio and visual comes into it. The representational systems. Are you someone who likes to learn by reading books and writing? Are you someone who learns by audio podcasts, which I will talk about? Or are you someone who learns a visually Thailand? Very visual as I can see. Right? And so when it comes to visual, everyone loves to watch TV. They love to watch youtube. Their heads are always down in the train watching whatever it is. Why is your goal and audio right? Again, the society is changing. There’s a technological disruption happening right now and we’re going to have to adapt in order to stay of low. So going into the next one, synchronous versus asynchronous.

Speaker 1: (34:07)
Other than learning. So again, this kind of relates to the last one, but self study now, what is it that stay at home? Someone who learns at home, I forgot the term, but I met someone back in [inaudible] university. She learned from ages two all the way up to 18 at home. And guess what? She ended up going to university, northern Arizona. So can at work? Yes. Instead of going to a public school, you could just learn at home. So self studying, that’s what I did. Personal Development. I asked myself, I said, what is it that I’m doing and if environment that’s reoccurring that I do not like over and over and over though I’ve found Napoleon hill, Napoleon Hill after that, Jack Canfield, Tony Robbins and continue to multiply and I said, you know what? I’m going to learn about all of this. I’m going to speak about it.

Speaker 1: (35:08)
And now my blog everyday gets a ridiculous amount of views and terms of Stephen Covey’s emotional bank account. So then you go repurpose that content to push it out even or again, this is all engaging content. I see what’s happening out there. Repurpose it. Whatever they like. I continue. If they don’t, I don’t like it. I looked at the metrics, oh, that didn’t work. Okay, get that out. Just listen. And the statistics, and that’s why as a developer, as anyone who has content out there, you’re looking at ways to learn, always try and be open and willing to try new things. If you’re not willing, if you’re not open minded and if you’re close, everything’s going to pass you right by very quickly. So then you have new tube, that legs and podcast. Here we go. Show hands. Who is this still podcast? Raise your hand.

Speaker 1: (36:10)
Podcast. Woo. Two people. Anyone over here podcast? No. Oh Wow. Okay. Your podcast. Anyone? No. No. Two people. That’s it. Oh my goodness. Okay, so I guess podcasts. I’ve not come to Thailand yet. Some people listen to it. I know a but podcast. That’s a way of learning. When you’re on a train, there are too many people. It’s hot. You’re not at to put the phone here because you will put your hand on someone’s head. So you would listen and you know what? This is how you develop habits and discipline. Do you find a podcast and your specific area and you listen to it. Now for app developers, if you’re in St James or if you’re a little kid, if you’re a child and you love video games, how about you create a podcast, create a podcast and talk about your favorite game on a weekly basis and bring your friends along.

Speaker 1: (37:10)
So let’s say you have 10 friends, okay? And you have 10 friends that love playing video games. You get them together is they, hey, let’s create a podcast. Let’s talk about a specific game on Monday or whichever day of the week you would like to. And guess when you start sharing it with your schools is that they share. And then you use social media to create the engaging content. And then you start putting video as in youtube. And guess what? You found your niche market. This is how it works. It all started with clash of clans when a super cell super cell, when they created that application, it took off 5 billion, 10 billion, 15 million, 20 million downloads. It was the very first of its kind. And so they continue developing by upgrading and update it, putting you characters into a put in you house, this putting you this and that, and then the market caught on and what happened with the market.

Speaker 1: (38:13)
Everyone started creating video games and now there are hundreds of gains better than clash of clans. The very first, all you need is someone to say, wow, look at this game. That is amazing. I want to create something like it. And some of you, you university students are gifted enough to the game. So going into usage, you can put the podcast and the youtube together. So let’s say with my VR boats, VR, you want something, I’ll give you something. Okay, I don’t know what universities you guys are from, but you guys become together. If you guys all do be are in ar, create a podcast about B r n a r. Create a face on let’s say Facebook group, a Twitter, name it, whatever to talk about a R and B r. After that, you can create videos to show everyone how to do it and what you’ve been doing.

Speaker 1: (39:16)
You could say every Friday at 8:00 PM Easter time or 8:00 PM GMT type, and I don’t know, APN, we’re going to have a live video. Now, if you have friends, perhaps you could get four friends together and you completed the game at the same time fortnight, right? And you put that on Youtube and you share that away. Use the right hashtags and it’s not about going viral. It’s about creating and getting the attention. East ports is massive right now. E-Learning is massive right now. How many virtual reality and augmented reality youtube channels are on Youtube right now? Not many. VR and Ar, what it’s officially year language and everything is God. You’re going to be able to put a headset on and you’ll be able to go to Japan. You don’t have to go there and physically you could go there right here in the mind. So again, think about it.

Speaker 1: (40:15)
Think about it now. Netflix, who watches Netflix? Raise your hand. Oh, see, there we go. The hands are raising. Okay. Netflix. Oh Man. Three years ago, but you know what stranger things, they’re starting to advertise a heavy in Thailand. Why? Because they know type people are visual so they know type people on the bts. The big banners outside, I can see a banner right over there. I don’t know what it says, but they are visually, they’re visual people, right? So when it comes to Netflix and when they started emergent with the series type people like they’re great to learn English. That’s right. Y you get the video, you can read and you get the audio. You get three representational systems in one and that flux has that right now. So this is an idea. If you can develop something like Netflix in terms of learning online, you’ll have $1 billion company.

Speaker 1: (41:25)
If you can get something where you could read and listen and watch at the same time. There it is. Because right now I can tell you right now I’ve seen the English capabilities of tides. Has it decreased significantly over the last two years? Why Netflix and guess what is engaging and guess what? They’re going to share it on social media. Now that what’s has the attention. Netflix also releases a series all the time. Now they have series in Thai, Japanese, French that flicks. Now has marvel, Marvel’s $1 million company that the rival Disney said, I’m going to create Disney plus and we’re going to take all these marvel characters. Disney wants to create an airline. Guys, this is all opportunity. This the nos. They can be every airline in America. Why? Because will airlines in America with kind of bed. So with this name, if they created the airline and all the flight attendants are wearing these Mickey mouse outfits and stuff, they know they could be jet blue, southwest airlines, American Airlines, and they can be the mount opportunity. That’s all there is. So with podcasts, if you don’t listen to podcasts, I don’t know, create one. Some of you right now, oh, I’m not a speaker, I’m not a speaker. Was I a speaker? Go back and listen to my first podcast. I was like, Ooh. [inaudible]

Speaker 1: (43:07)
de, you know, before I got on stage, I was like a knock one on one means of meeting. I’m scared, right? And so I wasn’t the best, but I started somewhere. You’re not a speaker now, but you could be, you develop a skill set that is needed in a specific area. You feel the need. That’s what Jack Ma said. Find a need and fill it. There was an entrepreneur that actually help breed electricity to a rural village in northern Philippines. She found a need and she filled it. That’s what I’m saying, podcast right now in Thailand, it’s getting a little bit bigger. But for these youngsters, if you guys like talking about black, pink, Pete Black, what is it? The black people thing? Yeah. You guys like to talk about Pete Black and uh, [inaudible] 68. Oh yeah. You make a podcast on that and start talking about what’s happened or maybe the things that you like. This is audio. You start promoting that, promoted it only on a, what does the Instagram and get into the [inaudible].

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Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Special Listening – Urbanization

Welcome back, people! This is from the previous podcast I did with urbanization and I decided to make some questions for you, as well as topics you can discuss.

How do you think the growth of cities will affect the areas below? Will the effects be positive or negative?

  • Families
  • The economy
  • health
  • population growth
  • crime
  • rural life

Listen to the lecture from the podcast and circle the correct answers.

  1. Why are so many people moving from the countryside to the city?

a. Because there is a lot of poverty in rural villages.

b. Because many beautiful rural areas are disappearing.

2. Why does the professor think urbanization is mostly positive?

a. Because the number of migrants is increasing.

b. Because it has lifted millions of people out of poverty.

3. Why does the professor think urbanization will help the environment?

a. Because migrants send money back home to rural areas.

b. Because the world’s population will decrease in the future.

Listen to the excerpts from the lecture. Check the information you here.

  1. “Some scholars say this movement from rural to urban is the biggest migration in human history.”
  • This is a big claim.
  • The world’s population will increase by three billion people.
  • Billions of people will move to cities in the twenty-first century.
  • About 70% of the world’s population will live in cities by 2050.

2. “Urbanization is happening very quickly and dramatically.”

  • In 1950, 86 million people lived in cities.
  • The number of cities with over a million people has gone from 86 to 400.
  • A lot of electronics are made in Shenzhen.
  • Shenzhen’s population has increased from 25,000 to over 14 million.

3. “Life in a rural village is not easy.”

  • Rural areas in Asia and Africa can seem very beautiful to us.
  • Three quarters of people who earn less than a dollar a day are small farmers.
  • A dollar a day isn’t very much money.
  • People in rural villages aren’t as healthy and live shorter lives.

Interviewee #027 – Gerri Cortez on Thailand & Personal Brand Building

Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, Gerri went through a mid-life crisis before being inspired by a friend’s physique. She then ventured off to Phuket Thailand where she was only supposed to stay for 4 months, but then it turned into 5 years. After that, digital marketing, personal branding, SEO and so many things (ecommerce) came into play. Here’s 1 of the first to this series!

Get in touch with Gerri Cortez

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Things we discussed:

Thailand and her internal feelings, places that she visited and about Muay Thai.

Her experience in Phuket and Muay Thai gyms.

Talked about Muay Thai boxing and its training.

Dropshipping business and earning an income online.

Shared about the interviewee’s experience in sales funnels, social media marketing, sourcing for dropshipping business and tough times in running a drop shipping business.

Shared about the discovery of her crowdfunding platform, Kickstarter and her learning curve in sales, building an online store and bad operation costs of running a dropshipping business, as well as selling online.

Digital marketing skill, being a copywriter and an affiliate SEO.

Personal branding.

Instagram Marketing.

How does a beginner start with personal branding. Why is personal branding essential.

Creating content that people want.

How to monetize your personal branding once you build a community through social media.

Affiliate marketing and how to utilize it.

Sharing about how to create an online presence and online image through social media channels.

Sharing on how to engage and create value for your audiences.

Podcasting.

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Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 3 – Episode 19 – Vocabulary – Phrasal Verbs Connected with Travel

Here we go! Some phrasal verbs you can understand and use IMMEDIATELY! Traveling, especially for my Thais, is tough because of the language barriers.  To take that further, I remember when I met a Japanese girl on a bus in Hawaii and she couldn’t speak ANY ENGLISH! Imagine traveling the world without knowing English! Well, do not fear! I’ve got a pocket book for you today.

Task – Look at these sentences.  Match the phrasal verbs in bold with the letters down below.

  1. We got on the first flight but we got off due to a mechanical issue.
  2. When all the passengers were in their seats, the plane finally took off.
  3. She got into the car and drove down the street.  When she arrived at her location, she got out of the car, only to realize that she forgot some important documents back home.
  4. This bus is really old.  I think it’s going to break down any minute. *breaks down*
  5. Excuse me, sir.  Could you please tell me what time the flight from Paris gets in? I’m meeting someone on it.
  6. They checked in their bags at Changi airport before going through the very easy passport control lanes.
  7. I took a long journey last year.  I set off from Bangkok around 10pm and arrived in America about 30 hours later.
  8. Because I have such a flexible schedule, I love to get away every two months and travel to neighboring countries.

a. start a journey

b. enter/leave (a train, bus, boat, plane)

c. go somewhere different to have a rest or holiday.

d. arrive

e. show your ticket/give your bags to someone

f. stop working (any form of transportation)

g. enter/leave (a car)

h. start flying.

Answers in podcast down below.

Task 2 – Complete the text with these following words: away, down, in, into, off (x2), on, out of

Last week my sister and I decided to get ___________ for the weekend because of the long holidays.  We decided to go to Kanchanaburi.  We set __________ early, at around 8am.  We got _____________ my friend’s car, which is a Ford Focus because it’s the most fuel-efficient vehicle in the market today.  The only problem was that her car had a tendency of breaking _________. 10 minutes later, it did.  We got __________ the car, grabbed our belongings, and went to a nearby minivan station.  After 30 minutes, a van pulled up and we got ________ and sat down.  The van arrived at Kanchanaburi on time — we got ___________ around 5pm.  We took our luggage and got ________ the minivan. The only problem we had with everything that entire weekend was a broken Ford Focus!

Transcribed Season 3 – Episode 19

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Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 3: Episode 16 – Speaking Skill – Becoming a Good Conversationalist

As a non-native English speaker, it’s important to become an active listener.  Becoming an active listener revolves around attentively listening to the other speaker.  Yes, it’s important to speak, too, but you will be liked very quickly if you ask people questions that they WANT to answer.

“So if you aspire to be a good conversationalist, be an attentive listener. To be interesting, be interested. Ask questions that other persons will enjoy answering. Encourage them to talk about themselves and their accomplishments.

Remember that the people you are talking to are a hundred times more interested in themselves and their wants and problems than they are in you and your problems.”

Some people are very good at this in and around Thailand because they ask the best questions that they know I would LOVEEEE to answer.  Example, “so what got you into personal development? Why do you love teaching? What are your goals? How did you overcome the obstacles in your life?” I can go on for HOURS about these topics; therefore, it makes them a great listener and conversationalist.

Follow-Up question technique

Let’s get into the basics. If you ask someone, “where are you from” and they say “Greenland,” do you know how many questions you can make from that?

  • Omg! I’ve never met anyone from Greenland! This is exciting!

The person is now feeling the excitement and they’re even more excited to get talking.  Don’t talk about your travels, stay focused and on topic with them.

  • What are some things I can do in Greenland if I go there?
  • Would you recommend any flights? How are the people?
  • Places to eat? How’s daylight there since it’s far up north? Northern lights?
  • Where else have you traveled and what brings you here?

If the other person wants to speak, that’s at least 20 minutes of conversation and more follow-up questions.  You will become this person’s best friend because you have a general interest in what they have to say.

Help those tourists!

Only way to build confidence is to genuinely be in-tune when a tourist asks a question.  I don’t want you to just smile, but really move out of your own way to help them.

Two months ago I saw two foreigners lost on the BTS and they were talking about going somewhere. They asked me where, and I told them they can get off at one particular stop.  I then went on my phone and saw that the station they were going to was not on my side of town, so I quickly told them what to do, get off at Saphan Taksin, go downstairs and take the pier to #8 where Thon Buri train station will be.  They were unbelievably grateful.  This is called doing for others without any expectation of getting anything back.

If a foreigner comes to you (and the Japanese are magicians at this), take them or at least direct them where to go.  Don’t just point and walk away like a douche (lots of people in Hong kong were like that, lol). If you’re trying to think about it, put your hand on your chin to show them you’re thinking and you’re not just being a douche.

Here are a couple techniques for this week and stay tuned for more!

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Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 3 – Episode 5 – Vocabulary – Phrasal Verbs Part III

We’re back with some more phrasals! One of my students from a long time ago told me that I should do more of these blogs/podcasts because it could be very difficult to follow.  Well, I have some more on board today!

Talk + about = discuss.

Let’s discuss the repercussions of a warming ocean.

Let’s talk about the repercussions……….

Be prepared to use phrasal in discussions and conversations.  Using phrasals correctly can make you sound more natural.

Discuss, as I’ve written before, is formal.  Talk about is informal.

Talk + into = convince.

Hey, let’s try to talk her into going to Kazakhstan next spring!

1. Match the phrasal with their synonyms.

  1. Get up
  2. Point out
  3. Give up
  4. Turn into
  5. Get together
  • Quit
  • Meet socially
  • Show
  • Rise from bed after sleeping
  • Become

Complete the sentences with the phrasals from above. 

  1. What time do you ______________ on the weekends?
  2. What task would you ______________ if you were too busy?
  3. If you could _______________ any animal, what would it be?
  4. What would you _______________ if someone was visiting your country for the first time? Positives or negatives?
  5. What do you like to do when you ___________________ with your associates and partners?

 

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Interviewee #18 – Soheir Ghanem on All Things E-Commerce

Soheir is the host of the eCommerce QueenBOSS podcast, a public speaker and a Fashion eCommerce entrepreneur. 

Through her podcast and programs, she helps creative entrepreneurs to build an eCommerce business that sparks passion, and creates wealth in their lives, so they can share their gifts with the world, even if they’re just starting out or have no marketing knowledge.

She specializes in Consumer Psychology and Experience Marketing.  Here are the show notes, links, and other things.

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Get in touch with Soheir Ghanam from France

– All the things about eCommerce.

Links:

 

Things we discussed:

  • Introduction of Soheir and how Soheir started.
  • What are the types of e-commerce?
  • E-commerce has different business models.
  • Customers will be your unique selling points.
  • Team building and brand building.
  • Customers and employees retainment.
  • What is the shortcut for a beginner who wants to sell on their website?
  • Consider your preferences and your goals.
  • The necessary tools that you need based on your preferences.
  • WordPress and plugins.
  • The challenges of learning curve for non – techies and the ROI on learning curve.
  • Social learning on platforms such as Facebook and Instagram. Their differences are huge.
  • What is Soheir’s opinion on Facebook advertisement?
  • Content is king and video craft and editing is important.
  • What is the 3 important features for a beginner’s website?
  • Loading of the website, graphic designing and design of the layouts are important.
  • Who are you trying to reach for your products?
  • Is email marketing effective?
  • Are newsletters are effective?
  • Personalisation of your newsletters.
  • Landing pages.
  • Branding has a variety.
  • Do different platforms like personal website, Shopify and Facebook have its advantages and disadvantages?
  • Talking about hidden fees in Shopify.
  • You need to brand yourself for being legit.
  • What Soheir’s insight on Instagram influencer marketers?
  • Seek information about an Instagram influencer marketers’ numbers of followers and people who follow them.
  • A monthly marketing budget is important.
  • Get some references from others about Instagram influencer marketers and do your research about them.

 

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Stephen Covey’s Levels of Communication: Low, Trust, High

Levels of communication.  Yes.  This is extremely important on so many levels.  If you look at the chart I’ve created, you can probably indicate not only what category you fall into, but everyone else you know. Let’s do a breakdown of the three levels.

Lowest Communication

Low-trust situations, period.  If you’re in a relationship where you’re unsure of the other person and what he/she is doing, you’re falling into this trap.  Let me tell you why.  You’re more than likely developing defensiveness, protectiveness, and often legalistic language, as Stephen Covey has said.

To be honest, most people are in this category.  If you eavesdrop on conversations in public, to what’s happening in your friendship circle, to work, to your own family. There’s a lot of chatter and assumptions that happen and we often conjure up ideas of what another person MAY be doing, but it’s because we lack communication. Simple as that.  There’s no trust and it will always be a win/lose, or lose/win situation.

Middle Positioning

This is more of a respectful level.  This is how fairly MATURE people interact (and I emphasize mature because there aren’t that many mature adults whom I’ve worked with the past five years in Thailand — lol). However, these people have respect for each other.  They love avoiding the ugly confrontations, and so they communicate politely but not empathically.

Respectful communication works in independent situations and even in interdependent situations, but the creative possibilities are not opened up.  In interdependent situations compromise is the position usually taken.  The communication isn’t defensive, protective, or angry; it is honest and genuine.

The Third Alternative & An Example

It’s vacation time, and a husband wants to take his family out to the lake country to enjoy camping and fishing.  This is important to him; he’s been planning all year.  He’s made reservations at a cottage on the lake and arranged to rent a boat, and his sons are really excited about going.

His wife, however, wants to use the vacation time to visit her ailing mother some 250 miles away.  She doesn’t have the opportunity to see her very often, and this is important to her.

Their differences could be the cause of a major negative experience.

This could be a sure lose-lose situation.  The father can say, “I’ll have to cancel and lose all this money,” and the wife would say, “I have one mother! Where’s your sympathy!”

“The plans are set.  The boys are excited.  We should go on the fishing trip!” – Father

“But we don’t know how much longer my mother will be around, and I want to be by her,” she replies. “This is our only opportunity to have enough time to do that.”

“All year long we’ve looked forward to this one-week vacation.  The boys would be miserable sitting around grandmother’s house for a week.  They’d drive everybody crazy.  Besides, your mother’s not that sick.  And she has your sister less than a mile away to take care of her.”

“She’s my mother, too.  I want to be with her.” – Mother

“You could phone her every night.  and we’re planning to spend time with her at the Christmas family reunion. Remember?” – Father

“That’s not for five months.  We don’t even know if she’ll still be here by then.  Besides, she needs me, and she wants me.”

“She’s being well taken care of.  Besides, the boys and I need you, too.”

“My mother is more important than fishing.”

“Your husband and sons are more important than your mother.”

See, this can transpire and unfold into a back and forth argument.  Neither party will win and they’ll eventually split up. Boys go with daddy and mom goes with mom.

Both feel guilty and unhappy.  The boys sense it, and it affects their enjoyment on the vacation.

The husband may give in, but he does so grudgingly.

Mother might give in but she’s withdrawn from all activities because her mother’s health is far more important.

Whatever compromise the finally agree on, it could be rehearsed over the years.  Hostility will begin to manifest and the relationship will slowly deteriorate.

Or Maybe!!!……

If they have cultivated the habits of effective interdependence, they approach their differences from an entirely different paradigm.  Their communication is on a higher level.

Because they have a high Emotional Bank Account, they trust and open communication in their marriage.  Because they think win/win, they believe in a third alternative, a solution that is mutually beneficial.  Because they listen empathically and seek first to understand, they create within themselves and between them a comprehensive picture of the values and the concerns that need to be taken into account in making a decision.

High Emotional Bank Account Ingredients In The Podcast

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