Presentation Skills (Ep. 51)

  1. What is Lee’s first advice on how to deal with your nervousness before giving a presentation? To practice in front of a mirror and then before friends/family (04:08)
  2. One of Lee’s students gave a memorable introduction to his presentation on surveillance. What did he do? He had an actual drone flying across the room to catch the audience’s attention. (07:10) 
  3. What is the name of the TED Talk that Lee commends for its engaging introduction and excellent overall presentation skill? “Do schools kill creativity” (08:00)
  4. How can you deal with a bored or seemingly uninterested audience? What is Lee’s advice? Get your audience involved by asking them questions or using a bit of humor (14:50)
  5. What is the problem with using Jargon in a presentation? Instead of transmitting information, you use language that your audience does not understand, and thus you lose their interest (20:48)
  6. What can you do to improve your presentation skills? Watch other presentations, try different things, practice by doing it, and learn from what worked and what didn’t (26:33) 

Childhood Education (Ep. 52)

  1. Where has Jorie worked? Philippines, Singapore and Germany (0:50)
  2. What was Jorie’s biggest culture shock? German directness and honesty (1:42)
  3. Where does Jorie live? Munich (4:57)
  4. What motivates Asian children? Positive reinforcement from an authority figure (7:55)
  5. What is one of the challenges Asian children face? They stop thinking for themselves / have trouble setting boundaries for themselves (10:35)
  6. What are the pros of children who question things? They don’t just believe everything people say (13:20)
  7. What did Jorie do to make her English lesson more engaging? Used a book about dinosaurs (19:15)

Money Money (Ep. 53)

  1. What happened to the 20 DM bill that Carina’s dad gave her? She lost it. (2:40)
  2. How does the mentality of “there Is not enough money” affect us? We always think we have to get what we can before somebody else gets it – it causes trouble, jealousy, and competition.
  3. What can I say instead of saying “there is not enough”? sufficiency – there is enough for everybody (9:15)
  4. How can you overcome the second myth about money that “more is better”? – By simply solving the first one. If you have enough, you don’t need more. (14:04)
  5. What would Carina do with a million euros? Book a flight to Ecuador and give it to a group of indigenous people (22:54)

Vietnamese in Germany (Ep. 54)

  1. How many people live in Anh’s home city Hanoi? 8 million people. (04:21)
  2. What is a significant difference between life in Germany and Vietnam? Life in Germany is very structured. (07:13)
  3. How many people did Anh live with when she first came to Germany as a student? 8 (12:45)
  4. Did Anh work with Puma or with Adidas? (15:43) Puma
  5. How long did it take Anh to learn to code? Around six months (19:11)
  6. What is Anh’s advice to any young woman who thinks about entering the Tech industry? Prepare yourself by learning how to code. That way, you are prepared when an opportunity presents itself. (22:24)

Iran (Ep. 55)

  1. Which animal was NOT one of Nayere’s pets growing up as a child? Roosters, turtles, cows, cats (03:10-03:17) Cows
  2. What is one of the most noticeable qualities of Iranian culture? Hospitality (08:20)
  3. What factors influence the economic situation of the people? The sanctions and internal mismanagement (17:18)
  4. Is it true that people still use camels as a means of transportation in Iran, or is this a wrong picture? wrong (24:12)
  5. What are two things people don’t know about Iran due to incorrect/one-sided media reports? Iran is a technologically developed country and is very safe for traveling. (25:00)
  6. What is “Damavand” – Nayere’s favorite place? (27:28) It is a potentially active volcano in the north of Teheran.

Neck and Back Pain Relief (Ep. 56)

  1. What is a problem related to our sedentary lifestyle? (06:20) We do the same movements all day, so we have trouble moving the body. 
  2. What are the key points of the body? (08:10) Hands, feet, and the jaw
  3. What helped Jan most with his hip problems? (09:12) When he trained his feet, all his hip problems disappeared.
  4. What was the result of the nine months of movement training that a 66-year-old woman experienced? (18:39) She was able to play soccer with her grandson.   
  5. What is essential when you realize that you have specific pains and aches? (20:55) We need to get help early. 
  6. What is Jan’s advice to everyone whose doctor has told them that their pain is not real but is due to mental problems? (21:35) If you have pain, it is real, and it can and will get better. 
  7. What is Jan’s advice to people who have specific pain? (23:20) Get an anatomy book, understand the joints and muscles in the area where you feel pain, and try to do the movements that the book suggests.  

Mexico (Ep. 57)

  1. (True or False) Mariana was very excited to move to Germany. (4:33) FALSE
  2. What is special about Latin American people? (7:10) Their warmth and happiness
  3. What is the quality Jorge learned from his parents that he doesn’t want to lose? (8:26) Hospitality/Generosity  
  4. Why was Jorge’s dad sad during the pandemic? (10:28) because he couldn’t hug people
  5. What type of Mexican food is difficult to find in Germany? (19:35) street food
  6. What does Mariana buy her daughter? (22:30) Mexican candy with chili
  7. Who is the most famous Mexican at the moment? (25:10) Canelo Alvarez

Belarussian in Germany (Ep. 58)

  1. What grade was Sviatlana in when she started to study German? (03:30) She started her German classes in first grade. 
  2. What is the first thing internationals should remember when immigrating to Germany? (08:42) Do not forget who you are; remember the skills you have learned and apply them here. 
  3. What is the second thing internationals should keep in mind when immigrating to Germany? (10:55) The culture in Germany is different from one’s home culture, and you should accept the differences without taking them personally.  
  4. What does Sviatlana do during Christmas time? (20:34) She leaves for Belarus or travels to another place.   
  5. What should Germans keep in mind when interacting with internationals living in Germany? (22:24) Do not forget that all immigrants are humans. 

Transitions (Ep. 59)

  1. how many years did Ashley’s father-in-law work at the same company? (2:15) 45-50 years
  2. what are the two guarantees when you get married to someone? (3:15) you cannot change them and they will change.
  3. What did Ashely originally study? (5:45) Medical Biology
  4. Where did she meet her husband? (8:15) In England while doing her Master’s degree
  5. (True of False) The experiences of Jorge’s parents affect the way he lives. (11:11) TRUE
  6. How does Jorge relate the game of poker to life? (13:29) We don’t choose the cards we’re given. We just have to do what we can with what we’re given.
  7. How does an attitude of gratitude help us? (19:00) Then the transitions of life don’t hit us as hard.
  8. What did the Turkish man do when Jorge got out of the car? (25:20) He gave Jorge a hug