Death by Power Point


If you are using the textbook: English for Communications,  use this video as an extension tasks  in units:

Unit 2. Corporate Communication and Information Processes

Unit 3. Oral Communication

Unit 10.  Communications Skills for  Quality Customer Services 

To carry out this activity you need the following materials:

1. Video: Death by Power Point . Video length 4: 25.s (see below)

2. Dynamic Presentations _Life after Death by PowerPoint_ Script and instructions

3. Dynamic Presentations_Life after Death by PowerPoint_ Students Handout

4. Dynamic Presentations_Life after Death by PowerPoint_ Photocopiable answer sheet for question B _key

Materials by Beatriz Papaseit Fernández and María Zabala Peña

Video Information:

Original video source: http://www.davidairey.com/how-not-to-use-powerpoint/

You can also download the video from the following site: Maria and Bea’s site


More face to face? Do you want to show your students a video on how to exchange business cards? Go to this blog HERE

Social Networks: Nettiquette


If you are using the textbook English for Communications  you can use his video in unit 7:  Social Networks

Original video source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHaeL2mQSWw

Video author: Debora W. Carlson

Materials by Beatriz Papaseit Fernández and María Zabala Peña

To carry out this activity you need the following materials:

1. Video:Video: Effective E-mail: Lesson 2: Email Etiquette

Student’s Handout

2. Netiquette_Effective Business e-mail. Students Handout

3. Netiquette_Effective Business e-mail. Script and Teacher’s Instructions

You can download the video and other materials from the following site:

https://sites.google.com/site/englishforofficeapplications/netiquette-effective-business-emails

Materials by María Zabala Peña and Beatriz Papaseit Fernández

Corporate Communications:Team Building


If you are using the textbook: English for Communications,  use this video in unit 2: Corporate Communications

See Document 4 for an Aida Extension after watching the video

To carry out this activity you need the following materials:

1. Video: To watch the video on-line click HERE

2.  Team Building Students Handout Teacher version

3. Team Building Students Handout

4.Team Building Instructions, Script and Aida Extension

If you want to download the video, go to Bea and Maria’s site

Materials by Maria Zabala Peña and Beatriz Papaseit Fernández

See Document 1 for video  source. Also on Youutube:http://youtu.be/wJ4JbrfCoTc

Dynamic Presentations: Success is a Continuous Journey


If you are using the textbookEnglish for Communications ,  use this video in unit 3 : Face to Face Communications 

To carry out this activity you need the following materials:

1. Video: Success is a Continuous Journey.  We’ll focus on the  first minute of the talk.  Length 3:55 (see underneath)

2. Success is a Continuous Journey: Students Handout

Student’s Handout

3. Success is a continuous journey: Script and Teacher Instructions

4. Success is a Continuous Journey: Teacher’s Key

Materials by  María Zabala Peña and Beatriz Papaseit Fernández 

Video Information:
Video by Richard St. John. TED Talks

You can also download the video from the following site Maria and Bea’s site


More face to face? Do you want to show your students a video on how to exchange business cards?  Go to this blog HERE

Writing Skills: How to Avoid 10 Common Grammar Mistakes


If you are using the textbookEnglish for Communications,  use this video in units 5 and 6 : Written Business Communications and Written Business  Documents

To carry out this activity you need the following materials:

1. Video:How to Avoid 10 Common Grammar Mistakes (see underneath)

2.How to Avoid 10 Common Grammar Mistakes: Students Handout

3. How to Avoid 10 Common Grammar Mistakes: Teacher Handout Key

Materials by  María Zabala Peña and Beatriz Papaseit Fernández

Video Information:

Video author: unknown

Original video source: HowCast

http://www.howcast.com/videos/346237-How-To-Avoid-10-Common-Grammar-Mistakes

You can also download the video from the following site: Maria and Bea’s Site

As video was too heavy, it has been divided in two parts.

This video is also available on Youtube.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCkRW5_ZlNI&feature=youtu.be

Communication Skills on the Phone (II): Phone Etiquette for Answering Calls


If you are using the textbook: English for Communications, use this video in unit 4: Communications Skills on the Phone.

To carry out this activity you need the following materials:

1. Video: Phone Etiquette for Answering Calls. Length: 01:11 (see 
      underneath)
Materials by Beatriz Papaseit Fernández and María Zabala Peña
Video Information:
Video by: Tracy Goodwin

You can also download the video  from the following site:

https://sites.google.com/site/englishforcommunications/

When to carry out this video exercise:
 If you are using the book English for Communications, you can carry out this activity at the end of section 1.2. in unit 4.
Do  your students need a break? For a short video task on How to  Deal with Telemarketers, go to this other blog HERE

Communication Skills on the Phone (I): Pitch, Tone and Inflection


If you are using the textbook: English for Communications,  use this video in unit 4: Communications Skills on the Phone

To carry out this activity you need the following materials:

 1. Video: Phone Etiquette: Pitch, Tone & Inflection. Length: 01:49 (see
      underneath)
Materials by Beatriz Papaseit Fernández and María Zabala Peña
Video Information:
Video by: Tracy Goodwin

You can also download the video from the following site:

https://sites.google.com/site/englishforcommunications/

When to carry out this video exercise:
 If you are using the book English for Communications, you can carry out this activity at the end of section 1.2. in unit 4.