As a participant of GSV Ventures Bootcamp, I had the honor to attend an extremely knowledgable and motivational talk by Guy Kawasaki, Chief Evangelist of Canva. Here are my takeways from Guy Kawasaki’s speech, I take them as a step-by-step guide on how to build your startup and ship your product right. Just follow the next steps:
I am a fluent speaker of three languages 🇺🇸🇺🇦🇷🇺 , I also know some 🇫🇷, 🇩🇪, 🇮🇹, 🇹🇷 and I’m currently learning 🇪🇸
Why do I invest my time in learning languages? Also, why should YOU do the same?👇
1. It makes you a more interesting person.
Bilinguals automatically come off as far cooler people. Personally, I have always enjoyed talking to multilingual people. They’re amazing conversationalists and that’s a fact! Such people tend to have a broader worldview and have fascinating insights to share. That’s just what language learning does to your brain — it gives you knowledge and…
Communicating remotely often means communicating with people from other cultures which in turn leads to you having to adapt to foreign cultures and communication etiquette. Here are a few things to keep in mind:
In American culture especially, friendliness is required by the rules of professional politeness. Asking: “How are doing” or “How is your day going” can go a long way. If you get this kind of question, it’s better to go beyond the typical “I’m good”, or “I’m ok, thanks”. Say something more, either work-related or not, just to break the ice…
Remote work has become ubiquitous, especially in the software industry. Over the last few years you may have heard terms like remote-first, remote-friendly and distributed — all relating to different types of teamwork structure.
Remote-first implies that remote / online communication is the default. You and your colleagues may be co-located and work in the same office but all critical communication is done via digital channels (Email, Slack, Zoom etc.).
Remote-friendly companies simply allow their employees to work remotely as much and as often as they wish. Granted, most companies these days are forced to be remote-friendly, however, I think…
It’s Friday night and you just made the best pitch of your life to someone who seemed really interested in your brand. You’re bouncing with excitement and can’t wait to start a new business relationship that’s going to change your life. The weekend goes by and the new week rolls around. You hear nothing back on Monday…or Tuesday…or Wednesday. You remember them saying “we’ll keep in touch” at the end of your conversation but now you start getting worried if that person is ever going to get back in touch with you. What should you do? Should you email them…
When you set up your LinkedIn profile and put it out online, your hope is that it will get seen by the right people and convey the right impression.
So how do you accomplish just that?
First, let’s think about who might want to look at your LinkedIn profile:
“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity” — Albert Einstein
While the restrictions imposed by the lockdown have been a hard pill to swallow, as a founder and a CEO of English For IT, I was happy to notice that my team has grown more engaged and productive than ever. Here are some key learnings and takeaways we picked up along the way:
More work…but remote
Adapting to the changing environment has actually created a whole new scope of work our team had to tackle. This involved:
Все хотят учить English For IT. И это прекрасно, мы научим)
Кому нужен English For IT ?
English For IT нужен всем, кто работает в IT. И это не только IT-инженеры, а также менеджеры, рекрутеры, консультанты, HR, которые работают в IT.
Что собой представляет этот English For IT?
На самом деле большая часть — это словарный запас. Ведь вся специфика English For IT заключается в специальных словах, выражениях и конструкциях, которые IT-специалисты используют в работе. Следовательно нужно учить слова!