Thursday, July 28, 2016

Demo Product Sale Presentation

Today I started to work on a Demo Sale Presentation of the Office Add-in I've been working on since June. Of course I searched for some inspirational tips for making a good presentation seeing that I've never done anything like this before. ^^

These slides are from Eric Schmidt presentation about How Google Works. Nothing useful, yet quite motivating. ^^

You can see the whole presentation (and much more) here.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

6 Things To Do When Staying Abroad

Hello everybody!

It's been a while since the last time I wrote you and I deeply apologize for being so busy. Good news, finally I am here again, bringing some fresh adventurous stories, tips for places to visit and the top selection of actions from the last week.

Ready for reading? Fasten your seat belt, take a bucket of popcorn, we're taking off!

Switzerland haven't let me down once again and I spent some marvelous moments in Bern, Thun, Wimmis, Grindelwald, Spiez and some other places. Let's go through the highlights of the last days and tips for your travel adventures...

Picture from Grindelwald
1. Visit a football or any other game. If you are staying in Thun, Stockhorn Arena is a right place to go. Visiting a football game in a place you're currently staying abroad should not miss on your MUST-DO list, no matter if you currently live in London, Madrid or Thun. The atmosphere is always unforgettable and I am pretty sure you'll sing the fan-club's song for the rest of the evening.

Fan clubs create the right atmosphere
Tour de France took place in some parts of Switzerland
2. Accept invitations to any event, either it's a tea-session with grandmas, BBQ or a pizza party with your friend's father. Don't stay at home. You'll meet a lot of interesting people, get to know the local jokes or favorite videos on Youtube. You'll get integrated to the social life more quickly. Moreover you'll enjoy a lot of fun preparing food, gathering apricots, riding bikes and much more...

Picture from Spiez. I biked 44km that day.
3. Take care of your colleague's cats. This might sound silly and it is definitely not a thing you can do without a colleague who is leaving soon to the holidays (thanx, Roman!) but this is a good opportunity to get lost in the city while trying to find his house, discover new roads, look around and find some new nice places. Getting lost is always a good idea to see the city from inside, not just from a tourist's sight.

4. Go to Open Air cinema without knowing the weather forecast. It's possible you'll get a nice package with plastic raincoat. If it starts to rain it's a nice chance to enjoy a really funny moments when everybody starts to open the packages while there is a really important scene in tho movie. Nice smiles of people around, sharing spirit of the night with the rest of people in the cinema, that feeling that you understood one single joke from the movie, you'll remember this for the rest of your life.

5. Swim whenever and wherever possible. Floating on Aare river in Bern is the most exciting activity you can do with friends during hot summer days. The streams are quite strong but it is definitely worth it. Speak nothing of the dose of endorphin you'll get.  

Bird's perspective
Ferris Wheel in Thun with Pascal & Roman

6. Never miss an opportunity to speak foreign language. There are always nice opportunities to practice. Random people in the street will ask you for directions, or customers in a company you're working for will ask for spoons or sugar to their coffees. These are just simple small talks but few small steps equals one big step. Go ahead, read magazines, advertisements, comics, wherever possible.

People walk a long way and then "get onto waves"

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Pink Philosophy

Dear all, who are reading this, especially IXXJs (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, this is mine).

As tomorrow will be another hard day and I was wondering where the hell had I been taking energy from, my thoughts fluently got from the first love memories and crazy carefree summers to some pink-philosophy.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Learning German

New Gadget Added

As you may have noticed, a new gadget has been added to this blog. You can find it in the upper right corner in the side menu, right below the total page views counter. Now you can easily share the blog with your friends or just let me know if you like my blog. 

Monday, July 4, 2016

Did you know that Google lets you crop your photos for free?

However this applies only if you use Google products in Slovak language.

zdarma - buckshee, cost free, for free, free of charge
Source of translations

Sunday, July 3, 2016

How You Can Spend a Rainy Sunday - Short Tasty Photostream

I've already wrote an article about baking and this post is to wake your taste buds up again. Tasty raspberries and forest strawberries flooded all the garden so why not to bake a biscuit dough, put some cream on it and flour it with berries and chocolate? Yum.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Baking As a Language Training

When a Swiss repeats some word over and over again and neither you nor him know the translation of the word to some meaningful language, slowly you start to understand what he was probably about to say... That's sometimes the best how you can learn words you would otherwise forget after ten seconds... For example how to say dough, sugar powder (that's quite obvious) or maybe smooth flour.

The most delicious cake you've ever seen