How to be creative?

Posted By on September 6, 2014

This is a magic question.

Many people want to be creative. They want to know how they can come up with different ideas, to do things the different way, and how they can also change lives, just by being a creative person.

Now, if you are still finding a way to make yourself creative.

STOP!

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A Creative Way To Build A Team Fast

Posted By on September 3, 2014

Whenever we talk about building a team, there are always many options available. People suggest going out for some drinks after work, some bonding sessions over short trips, or even simple board games at the boss house to get to know one another.

These are really just some methods used by many teams out there. However, if we want to break down into a detailed analysis of how teams come together and how strong teams are really built, then you will realise that strong teams are not build just by going for meals together.

There is a creative, and in fact, a better way to build a team fast. This method will work for companies and teams who are getting new people into their organisation, and have to get everyone to understand each other and work together. However, this method will only work if everyone participates.

And this method is…

A Motivational Team Building Program. 

Nah Nah… before you go ahead and blast ‘it’s just another program’… wait wait. It is not your usual team bonding program over meals, or some ice breaking games. This type of programs has been in the market for a while, and most of these programs are only accessible to top management teams executives.

And it is also not your typical motivational program! Yea, you may have heard of those kinds of program that get you to shout at the top of your voice, to move and run and to force yourself out of the comfort zone. True enough, these techniques do work definitely to help bring you and your people towards a higher motivation level.

Now, a motivational team building will be one that is a combined program of building a team, in a motivational way. And this is equally effective for people who are new to the organisation, and people who have been working in the organisation for some time. The purpose of having a motivational team building program is to get everyday together, start on the same course, work on the same objectives, with the same mindset.

Imagine this. You bring a group of people together to complete a certain mega project. You know all their individual capabilities, but you are unsure of how they will work together when everyone is involved in the team. This is because, everyone has different work experience and work backgrounds, hence, even though they are skilled, they may not be mentally prepared to work with people they don’t know!

Hence with a program like this, you sit everyone down in a location and be fully focused on the objectives of the program. They will go through a set of activities and challenges as part of the program. The program will definitely get them to interact and mingle with one another.

But that’s not all about the program. If the program is effective, they will also ‘frustrate’ the people by making the challenges difficult. This will get them to think and solve problems together – and that is what will happen when working in a team!

Many people underestimate the power of working in teams and solving problems together. They though that if people are smart enough, they will work with others to solve the problems.

NO! It might shock you if you realise that many people have silos mentality, which means they will only believe in their own ability, or only work with people they care most, and never about people whom they don’t know.

Hence, by being frustrated during the activities, they uncover the strengths and weaknesses of their new found team members and realised how they can work together. As the activities are ‘harmless’, it is meant to simulate real life situations that the employees will face in their real war zone – their business setting.

The amazing thing is that when the participants complete the whole program together, they will not only be just friends who can share their life over a coffee, they may also be best working buddies with like-minded thoughts and ideas.

Therefore, if you are determined to build a strong team fast, don’t just go for fun activities. Yes, it will bond the team, but it might not translate into better working relationships at the workplace – which is ultimately the best result you want from a teambuilding program.

There are many team building companies in Singapore, but if you are truly determined to build a strong team with motivational elements, then we will recommend Deep Impact Team Building, a company which also conduct leadership training courses and motivational talks. With a combined expertise, they are able to deliver team building programs that fits to your objectives.

Alright!

Do you need some motivation right now? Here’s a classic motivation video. Show this to your team mate to motivate them!

Improving your H2 Math Grades With Tuition? Read this guide first!

Posted By on August 6, 2014

H2 Math for A levels is considered one of the most difficult subjects for JC students. It is also a very important subject, if you want to enter local university, or apply for scholarship. H2 Math is taken by all science students, and also some arts students. Of course, science students have an advantage in taking H2 Math – They are SCIENCE Students for a reason!

But hey, not all science students are good at H2 Math!

That is why H2 Maths Tuition comes into place. Many students sign up for tuition so that they can improve their grades. However, there are still things you have to know before you sign up for any tuition. Because, tuition is not a miracle pill that if you take it, you will definitely score for your H2 Math. You will still fail even if you have tuition!

Here’s how to get the most out of your dollars in tuition:

1) Attend both your school class and tuition class

Many students thought that once they have tuition, everything will be taken care of. That means, if they don’t understand something in class, they can always find their tuition teacher to explain. Even if they skip or fall asleep in class, it is okay. Their tuition teacher will teach them again.

That’s a serious mistake. That’s the wrong attitude!

The students who see results in improving their math grades are students who keep learning, regardless in class or in tuition. Tuition classes are there to supplement your learning when you fall off track in your school system. Your school is still your main learning centre for your maths, and other subjects.

2) Do your homework yourself

One reason why students struggle with math is because most are not doing. Most are reading! Math is something that needs to be WORKED on, not read and memorized! Many students thought that just by doing some questions, and continue to read the other questions, they will understand the whole topic. Some even referred to answers when doing exercises because they thought they knew it all.

If you really want to improve your math, you should always do your best to get the right answers. Not your teachers, or your tutors will help you solve, until you have tried hard enough. Only through the hard work and headaches of solving those questions, you will learn.

3) Practice ALL types of question

H2 Math is unique in a way that the questions you attempted in school may not be the same type of question you will encounter in exams. Hence, you will always have to keep trying all sorts of math papers and questions out there to expand your knowledge of solving these questions. Get the papers from your school or from your tuition teachers. Practice and more practice. (This is math!)

 

Above are just some methods that are taught by BrainMatter Tuition Centre when giving tuition to their students. Brain Matter classes are regularly attended by top JC students because of its effectiveness and delivery of top results. If you are looking to improve your examination grades to enter the university of your choice, then you should check out H2 Maths Tuition here by Brain Matter.

 

JC Math Tuition for Top JCs in Singapore?

Posted By on May 17, 2014

Are you looking for JC Math Tuition, which has already helped some of the students from top junior colleges in Singapore? Yes. If you think that tuition for students in top JC is not for them, then think again. If you’re studying in a top JC (Raffles JC, Hwa Chong JC…etc) and looking for math tuition, then what’s written here is important.

Many people thought that students from Top JCs in Singapore are excellent in every subjects they are in. Of course this statement carries some truth, if not, how can they make it to the JCs in the first place! However, what many people don’t see is the strong competitive environment in the top JC, that you might not see elsewhere.

Students who take tuition might need help in raising their marks for examinations. However, not every student who goes for tuition are really weak in their subjects. In some cases, students go for math tuition in order to maintain their level of grades, or to BREAKTHROUGH to higher grades.

JC math tuition

If you’re a JC student studying in a top JC and preparing for the all-important A levels examination, you should know that your teacher demands high level of standards for all the subjects you are in. You’ll dive into doing more math papers than ever before and keep drilling math concepts and theories in order to score top grades for your final paper.

This is where JC math tuition can help you to make sure that you can achieve your goals. You receive special attention to your revision that you might not get from your busy tutors or peers. You may even get more in depth and challenging questions to prepare for your examinations, that you may not get from your math teacher.

All these is done to prepare and strengthen your foundation of JC math syllabus so that you can excel in your final and all-important exam.

If you are looking for a credible, reliable JC math tuition that is attended by top JCs in Singapore, then we would recommend Brainmatter JC Math tuition highly. They have committed and qualified tutors to help you through all the difficult concepts that you have to handle.

Finding good piano lessons in Singapore

Posted By on April 21, 2014

What do you mean by good piano lessons?

Piano is one of the popular instruments that parents want their child to learn. Nothing surprise about it. There are many music schools that parents can enroll their children into to start piano classes. The piano classes will kick start their child journey in music, and hopefully, they love music and become good at it over time!

However, to find good piano lessons in Singapore is another thing. Warning: Not all teachers in famous music schools in Singapore are good. No doubt that some teachers are equipped with decorated certificates from prestigious schools. But scoring high marks in schools, and teaching piano by passing on the knowledge are 2 different things altogether.

Some teachers are able to play the piano well, but not able to communicate the lessons onto the child. However, good teachers are able to do both. And these are the teachers that you want to look for. And how can you find these teachers?

Easy.

While most parents go for big certificates of the teachers in prestigious schools, don’t go for those. Yes, you still want to see how qualified the teachers are. But what most important you want to ask from the prospective teacher for your child is the results his or her own students have achieved.

By looking at the results she can help her students to get, you can infer that she can indeed teach the students how to play the piano well, and even better, to score well in exams. This is what you want to find out, and is also what most parents neglect when looking for piano teachers. It’s not about how good the music the teacher can play, but how good her students can play!

Hence, if you want to look for good piano teachers, it is important you use important criteria to select them. If you are looking for piano lessons in Singapore for your child, you may want to check out piano teacher Singapore Valerie, a qualified and experienced piano teacher in Singapore who has helped dozens of students fulfill their dreams of playing the piano.

Learning Piano In Hong Kong

Posted By on February 19, 2014

What are the ways to learn piano in Hong Kong?

Like in Singapore, there are many parents who want to send their child to learn piano at a young age. It is believed that a child learn the best in music when they are young, and they are more likely to learn faster when they are older.

piano teacher in hong kong

No doubt there are some truths to it, as we can see many young talented pianist born in Hong Kong over the years! So now, if you want to look for piano teachers in Hong Kong, where can you find?

1. Music Schools.

Of course the simplest way is to go to a music school. A music school has piano teachers to help your child to pick up piano and start his music journey. However, something that is not advantageous for them is that music school classes are usually conducted in groups. Hence, your child may lack one-to-one attention.

You may thought it is okay, but some schools’ music classes come in group of 6, where a single music teacher has to teach 6 students at one go. Hence, even though a school has structure for progression, the divided attention span may not be beneficial to your child.

2. Private piano tutors

Instead of learning piano in schools, you can hire a private piano teacher in Hong Kong, and your child can have lessons at the comfort of your home. With the teacher teaching your child only, you can assure to have undivided attention to your child’s education, and your piano fees will be much more worth it.

On the other hand, not all private piano teachers are qualified, unlike those hired by music schools. Hence, parents have to pay attention and interview the prospective piano teachers properly before hiring them. To hire the right teachers, you should ask for their qualification, experience, and most importantly, the results their students have achieved from their piano lessons.

With these 2 ways of finding piano teachers in Hong Kong, it shouldn’t be a problem for you when you are looking for one soon. If you are looking for piano teachers, then you may want to take a look at this website: www.hkpianoteacher.com by teacher Annie, who has been teaching piano for over 20 years.

Which Hostgator Coupon Codes To Use?

Posted By on September 28, 2013

When we buy hosting from hostgator, we usually don’t make purchase immediately. If you pay immediately after searching for your desired hosting package, then you have missed out a big deal on the coupon codes! The coupon codes will give you big discounts on your hosting plans! If you buy more, the discounts will be bigger!

However, many people make a mistake when they use the hostgator coupon codes. They use the default one provided. Yes, they give you some discounts, but you deserve more, and should use the right coupons to get more deals! You can search for the coupon codes online, but I’m going to tell you that you will be disappointed to find that most codes are already expired. They don’t work!

hostgator coupon code

Hence, if you really want to use the right hostgator coupon codes, then you have to go to www.TheDealZon.com to get the updated hostgator codes. These promo codes once entered will give you multiple 25% discounts on almost all hosting packages. Make use of these!

Building a website is like building a property too. We have to get a good hosting. Buying hosting is like buying a piece of land. If we can get the land at cheaper rate, then we can save cost and build better house! We can channel our funds for better use! Hence, get the right coupon codes to save money on your hostgator hosting!

Understand Singapore Property Market

Posted By on August 20, 2013

One of the most talked about things in Singapore, other than its tight governance, its strict laws, or its clean cities, is the property market! You may be surprise why, but many people are looking at Singapore to buy up its properties. Being a small nation, with such a small land size which can fit 5 million people only, land is really valuable here.

And many people when they want to invest in properties, they look at the Singapore property market!

However, is Singapore really a great place for property investment?

Over the past few years since 2010, Singapore property prices have been rising and on the upward trend. So much so that there are many property launches getting many people, local and foreigners alike to sweep up condominiums and private properties here. Some buy houses here just to stay and build a family, while many look at the rental yields they can get from investing here.

There is nothing wrong with buying properties, but there is something wrong when too many people buy and driving up the price of houses here. And this also adds into the credit loan many people have to take up to finance the loans. Unnecessary debt has been increased due to investment opportunities. Low interest rate is also one reason that fuel this demand.

Singapore’s property market is still on the high side of demand, but the government’s cooling measure has been taking effect to bring down the demand, and prevent people from overcommitting in to high priced properties here.

To find out more about Singapore property and its cooling measures and how it has affected the market and the rest of Asia, read more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asian_property_market