One true story told within all world stories

Hello all,

As were coming close to the end of term, I felt it appropriate to post a super video for you all.

From what I understand, many of you have taken the course at Avo-Bell to increase your value as you pursue your professional path. This video is a documentary based on the works of Joseph Campbell. Joseph was a philosopher and arguably the greatest mythologist of all time. He dissected and diagrammed all of the mythic stories of the world. And he found that there is only one true story told within all world stories. He called it the hero’s journey.

The hero’s journey involves three parts; separation, initiation and return. This format is woven into the very fabric of the movie industry and story telling in general and more importantly, it reflects life and human growth.

Mythology is for me, a window into our own understanding. This documentary and Joseph’s work delivers a map in the form of a cyclic pattern that gives me strength, especially when it feels like you’re the only one in the room saying ‘no’. That you’re greatest self is still hidden and that it’s worth pursuing.

One of the key messages in the video is to take risks, do what scares you, stretch yourself. Find what you love doing and do more of it. I could not agree more. I hope you enjoy it also.

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Making a sales pitch

Hello there,

Here are some useful links in relation to tonight’s lesson.

http://www.whitesmoke.com/5-tips-for-writing-the-perfect-sales-pitch

http://www.articlesbase.com/self-improvement-articles/5-golden-rules-for-delivering-a-sales-pitch-1817091.html

Robert

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Masters of English

You will also be doing a role-play, giving advice to entrepreneurs regarding a start-up. Here is a video to help you get into the shoes of such an advisor.

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Financing a startup

Masters of English

This video is for tonight’s lesson on ‘Raising finance’. There is some useful vocabulary that you can pick up from it and use during the class.

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End of year exams for Monday / Wednesday evening B2+ Business English group

Hello all,

In relation to the final exams, I will cover written and speaking on Wednesday the 23rd of January, while Dessi will cover listening and reading on Monday the 28th January.

I’ll be able to answer any further questions tomorrow evening.

Bye for now,

Robert

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Finnish phenomenon

Hello there,

Here is a very interesting video regarding one of the most successful education systems in the world.

http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XMjY5NTQwMDUy.html

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Today’s S.I.G.

Hello there,

It was a very enjoyable meeting today, I wish I could have stayed longer. There were two videos I mentioned in my presentation, here’s the first one;

And the second one;

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Small Business Startup Advice

You will also be doing a role-play, giving advice to entrepreneurs regarding a start-up. Here is a video to help you get into the shoes of such an advisor.

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Financing a startup

This video is for tonight’s lesson on ‘Raising finance’. There is some useful vocabulary that you can pick up from it and use during the class.

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The future of e-commerce

This video is for tonight’s lesson on advertising and the internet.

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