Why Travel Makes People #Happy (www.berlin-training.eu)

Some people love to #travel and others not so much. I love most every aspect of it. I like planning a #trip, deciding on the #route, what I want to #see, where I want to #stay, the #flights, in fact the whole caboodle. Then there’s the actual trip which is exciting and when it is over, travel gives you (usually) wonderful #memories. What is there not to like? (C) Alex Wong

Planning is a great time as you get to choose where you want to go, how you are getting there, all aspects of your trip, including #hotel. Today there are so many ways you can get information about the place you have chosen for your trip. For example, say you want to plan a trip to Costa Rica as your neighbors went there last year and they loved it. Certainly you can pick their brains about their #experiences there.

Then you can do your own #research. Online is a great place to start as you can look at maps, visit #blogs about the place and start planning what you will do when you get there. There are flights to book. Is San Jose the right airport for you or would Liberia be a better choice? Check with different airlines or expedia.com for the best routes and what the #price differences are. Maybe you should do some research into all-inclusive deals or general #vacation deals that include hotel and flights.

If you decide you would rather plan your itinerary yourself, then you can spend more time planning your trip. Costa Rica is well known for its beauty and there is so much to do there. You could go on a trip through a rainforest. Maybe a yoga camp? How about #car rentals? You could then #simply go wherever you want each day and not plan much at all. You could start of in San Jose and spend a night or two there to get to know the city and then hire a car and travel north to Arenal where the rainforests are and the volcano. The area is also a renowned spa town. You can either plan ahead and book hotels or just pick a place to stay when you get there – something that is usually very doable.

You could go further north west until you get to the beautiful #Pacific coast where there are lovely small towns on the coast where you can enjoy water sports, go on a trip to see the whales or the turtles, or simply #relax on one of the #beautiful #beaches.

While #Spanish is the language of the country, it is not difficult to get by with just #English. Travelling by car, you could more or less see the whole country in about two weeks and have a great time. Another plus is that it is near the equator so the weather so the weather is usually beautiful all year round. The people are nice and friendly and the country itself is spectacular and so are the flowers and the birds – they even have monkeys.

After your trip, you can spend your time looking at your #photos and re-living the great time you had there. This is just one of the many reasons that travelling is wonderful.

What are your travel plans in #2017? Learn a new language and visit us in one of our great language #schools in #Germany, #Austria, #Spain, #Latin America, #England, #Italy or #France!

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Gibt es keine weibliche Fachkompetenz?

Nachlese 13. Mitteldeutscher Unternehmertag in Leipzig


(C) Ralf Lemp


Das Format ist durchdacht – ohne Frage: Unternehmen vom Konzern bis zum KMU sponsern die alljährliche Veranstaltung (http://convent.de/de/archiv/mittelstandstage/13-mitteldeutscher-unternehmertag/) und treten im Gegenzug als Referenten auf; mit Themen, die für Mittelstandsunternehmen von Relevanz sind; am Montag 5. Dezember in Leipzig beherrschte die Digitalisierung in allen Facetten das Referenten- und Kompetenztableau: Vom papierlosen Büro über vernetzte Geschäftsprozesse bis zu Cyberkriminalität und drohendem Datenverlust in der Cloud.

„Daten weg – Unternehmen weg“ warnte ein Vortragender (http://www.dataprotectionpartner.de) und spannte den Bogen von IT-Sicherheit als Chefsache bis zur Risikovermeidungsstrategie (Compliance) eines Unternehmens durch Identifizierung aller relevanten Prozesse und Akteure für mögliche Datenlecks und Verstöße gegen Rechtsvorschriften.

Gut durchdacht ist das Format Mitteldeutscher Unternehmertag auch mit Blick auf die Teilnehmersondierung: Der Großteil der verfügbaren Plätze ist für die Zielgruppe selbst reserviert, ein kleines Kontingent ist der Beraterszene vorbehalten. Das Catering ist ausgezeichnet und nur zwei Tage nach der Konferenz holten die Veranstalter das Feedback der Besucher ein – das mutet selbstverständlich an, ist es aber noch lange nicht. Die sehr gut besuchte Konferenz gab dem Gesamtkonzept Recht.

Ist unternehmensrelevantes Wissen männlich?

Dennoch gibt es aus meiner Sicht zwei markante Kritikpunkte: Augenfällig nicht nur für mich als Frau, sondern auch meinen Kollegen sehr befremdlich aufgefallen, war die seitens des Veranstalters rein männlich dominierte Besetzung  – vom Moderator der Veranstaltung über den Impulsvortrag bis zu den insgesamt 12 Foren schien die Welt des Wissens für den Mittelstand im Verständnis  ausschließlich männlicher Kompetenz verhaftet. Nicht ein weibliches Wesen wurde auf der Bühne und in den Referenten-Rollen gesichtet. Gibt es keine kompetenten Frauen? Das ist wohl mehr als unwahrscheinlich. Hier wäre seitens der Veranstalter ein wenig mehr Fingerspitzengefühl gefragt. Nun, ein 14. Mitteldeutscher Unternehmertag ist gewiss in Planung!

Wissenserwerb durch Aktivität

Auch hier mit Blick auf künftige Veranstaltungen ein Tipp: Mehr Diskussion und vielleicht sogar aktive Workshop-Module statt fast 50-minütigem Frontalunterricht würden sich auch vom Wissensinput her stärker einprägen und so auch im Unternehmeralltag intensiver nachhallen.

Katharina Daniels ist Fach- und PR-Journalistin, vorrangig in den Themenfeldern Wirtschaft und Organisationspsychologie sowie Klinik- und Medizinkommunikation. Sie arbeitet als PR-Beraterin für Vorstände, Geschäftsführungen und Führungskräfte. Ihre ausgewiesene Kernkompetenz liegt in der Entwicklung adäquater Kommunikationsstrategien zur Darstellung von Unternehmen in der Öffentlichkeit und für die interne Mitarbeiterkommunikation.
Frau Daniels ist ebenso Bundespartner in http://www.VBU-Berater.de Verband

5 Easy Ways To Get Your #Creative Juices Going

Berlin Training
#Writing an article doesn’t just mean putting down thoughts into words then typing and writing it. You have to capture the interest of your #readers and get them to keep on reading. To send your message across you have to get the attention of the reader and have a firm grasp of their interest and pique their #curiosity.

The main ingredient in baking up an article is a large dose of creativity. While creativity may come #natural to many people, some just gets into a block or something to that effect that can drive someone crazy. Many writers have literally torn their hair out when they get writers block and just can’t seem to get their #creativejuicesflowing.

Putting words into images in the readers mind is an art. A clear and crisp #depiction requires a certain flair that only creativity can provide. Similes and metaphors help a lot, but the way an article gets entwined word for word, sentence by sentence then paragraph by paragraph into a whole article develops the essence of the article.

So just what do you have to do when nothing comes to mind? There is no surefire ways to get the perfect ideas but there are easy ways to get your creative juices flowing. No one can guarantee you of having the perfect #mindset but many methods may aid you in achieving that state of mind. Here are five easy ways for that.

1) Keep a diary or a #journal with you always. Ideas can be triggered by anything you may hear, see, or smell. Your senses are your radar in finding great ideas. Write all of them into a journal and keep it with you for #future reference. You may also write down anything that you have read or heard, someone’s ideas could be used to develop your own ideas and this is not stealing. Remember that ideas and creativity can come from anywhere; it’s the #development of the idea that makes it unique.

2) Relax and take time to sort things out. A jumbled mind cannot create any space for new #ideas. Everyone must have a clear mind if one wishes to have their creativity in full speed. Get rid of all obstacles that can be a hindrance to your creativity. If you are bothered by something, you cannot force your mind to stay focused.

Try to relax every time that you can and think about your #experiences and #interactions with others. Your experiences are what shape your mindset and your opinions which could be reflected on your writings. Try to #discover yourself, find out what triggers your emotions. Discover what inspires you and what ticks you off. You can use these emotions to help you in expressing yourself and your ideas, with this you can grow creatively.

3) Create a working place that can inspire your #creativeness. Your working place can be quite a hindrance if it doesn’t make you feel #happy or #relaxed. Creativity comes from being in a good state of mind and a messed up #workplace that causes distraction won’t be conducive in firing up your creative flow.

Surround your working place with objects that makes you happy and relaxed. You may put up pictures, or scents, objects that #inspire, or anything that can get your creativeness cranking. A clean and well #organized workplace also rids of distractions and unwanted hindrances. With a good working place, you can work in peace and never notice the time pass by.

4) Set the mood. Setting the mood requires you to just go with the moment or to induce your self to feeling what makes your mind works best. Finding out what makes you tick could help you find ways to get your creative juices flowing. Set the pace and tempo for your mood and everything else will follow.

There are many ways to set the mood. Some writers have been known to use alcohol, a little sip of wine to stir up the imagination. Some would like some mood music while others let the lighting of the #environment create the mood.

5) Go on a #getaway and just do something unlike crazy. Letting yourself go and have #fun produces #adrenaline that can make your #imagination go wild. Take an #adventure or a solemn hike. Whatever it is that is unusual from your daily routine can take the rut out of your schedule. In no time at all, your creativeness will make use of that experience and get your imagination to go on overdrive.

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