Video of the Week – Catherine Tate Show “Helen” Translator

Super Festivals - month’s theme for Video of the Week is “Humorous examples of bad communication.” Let’s face it, people are always mis-communicating and sometimes, it can be quite funny and entertaining. But most importantly, it’s memorable so you’ll be able to retain the lesson.

This week’s video comes from the Helen Tate Show, a British comedy that consists of various sketches involving a cast of recurring characters. In this video, Helen Marsh, the “I can do that” woman is asked by her boss to find a translator to speak to a group of people from various foreign countries. Since Helen has that “can do” attitude, she volunteers to act as the translator. Here is the clip:

Time Management Tips

Time management“So much to do, so little time to do it.”

“If I could just get an extra hour each day to catch up”

These are some of the common reactions I get when I ask people about time management. With family commitments and increasing pressure to do more in the workplace, it’s no surprise that people wish they had 30 hours each day to get everything done.

Here are some tips to help you get more done in less time:

Plan out your day: Make a list of goals that you want to accomplish each day so that you focus on doing the things that benefit you the most and avoid wasting time.

Skills for Success in the Workplace – March Career Day Theme

I can’t believe that it’s already March. This month’s theme for Career Day is Skills for Success in the Workplace. Whether you’re a professional, employee or business owner, these skills will help you succeed with your work. We’ll cover topics such as time management and organization as well as a few other things.

Inspiration from The Disney Princesses – Video of the Week

Many of the clips that I’ve used for this feature have typically been videos that are very male oriented. So for a change of pace, we’ll look at some videos from the Disney Princesses. Now Disney has created a new multibillion dollar brand around their princesses which includes movies, clothing and even changes to some of their popular theme parks. Weddings are a huge business for the theme parks (ever visit the Wedding Pavilion at the Grand Floridian at Walt Disney World?) so Disney Princesses aren’t just for little girls anymore – the company recently shifted their marketing mix for the brand to also target adult women.