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2005-12-30 10:14

ABRSM seminar

Professor David Gwilt & Mrs Shirley Gwilt, regional consultants from the Associated Board of the Royal School of Music (ABRSM), are invited to give introductions to the ABRSM practical examinations, the diploma (performance) examinations and student recital (performances by candidates who achieved distinctions in the 2005 examinations). There will also be a seminar for teachers on "How to prepare students for examination?"

Morning session is free; afternoon session is 100 yuan per person. 21 January 2006 (Saturday), 9:30am to 4 pm, January 21 at the Yew Chung International School of Beijing, Honglingjin Park, 5 Houbalizhuang, Chaoyang District. Reservation is needed by 6 January 2006

Tel: 8583 3731 ext 37 or 38 (Louise Hung or Tracy Gong)



Say it loud

Learn to prepare and deliver an impressive and memorable presentation for any audience. This event features experienced trainers as well as videotaped practice and feedback. It also focuses on using gestures, eye contact and other skills to maximize the impact of speaking to your audience. It is designed for professionals who must make presentations to managers, public media, customers and investors. Enrolment will be limited to 18 students. For further information on these courses, please call Maggie Huang at the AmCham-China office at: 8519-1922.

Classes run from 9 am to 5 pm at Plaza Business Center, 5/F, China Life Tower, 16 Chaoyangmenwai Dajie. Tel: 85252100. (165)

All about ideas

A seminar about ideas and why you need to train your business creativity. The seminar will focus on the importance of business creativity in the future and why we are less creative than we think, but more creative than we can imagine. Many amusing examples are given. Drinks and snacks will be served. 150 yuan (US$18) each member; 250 yuan (US$30) per person for non-members. 6 to 8 pm, January 5 at the Music Room, the Capital Club, 50/F Capital Mansion, Xinyuan Nanlu, Chaoyang District.

Tel: 8525-1111 ext 707 (Eva Zhou)

Free dental care

King's Dental provides free dental-care and consultation on Saturdays. The tooth-care service will include thorough oral examination, network-administrated appointment schedules, visible patient electronic dental files, and an accurate dental records. Tel: 84580388

YPHH Vin Brulee Night

YPHH invites you and your friends to their Happy Hour of 2006, including a 2-hour free flow of Vin Brulee and a sumptuous finger food buffet prepared by Italian chef Leandro. Vin Brulee is a mulled wine that originates in the North of Italy and is available both in red and white. Tickets are 100 yuan per person, including the 2-hour free flow of mulled wine, cocktails and finger food. Guests can also win a discovery dive for two at the Blue Zoo during the name card lucky draw. Reservations needed.

8 to 10 pm, January 18 at Casale, Side Park, Jiangtai Xilu. Tel: 6436-8778 ( )

Toastmasters meeting

This group master more than giving a toast. The "learn-by-doing" workshop encourages and improves your skills in public speaking, presentation and leadership in a very supportive environment, in a group of 20 to 30 people. 7 to 9 pm every Monday at the Hart Art Centre & Salon, 798 Factory, 4 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. Tel: 135 2257 0190 (4, 798)

ACC lecture luncheon

The Community Service Committee of ACC invites various non-profits to come speak about their work in China and how to get involved. Come and hear what ACC is doing for the Annual Gala next spring for the Special Olympics, how medically vulnerable orphans are receiving top quality foster care, and what a couple of amazing women are doing to save the lives of abandoned and abused pets in Beijing. 11:30 am to 2 pm, January 18th at the Music Room of the Capital Club, 50/F Capital Mansion, 6 Yuannan Lu, Chaoyang District. Tel: 8486-2225 (50)

Yoga workshops

Two-day introduction workshops on some basic poses and breathing skills designed for students new to yoga, especially focusing on the breathing techniques and sequences in Vinyasa yoga. 250 yuan per person for two days including materials. 12 to 2 pm, January 14 to 15 at Yoga Yard, Rm 108, Building 4 of Yonghe Jiayuan, southeast of the Ditan Park. Tel: 5102-6108 (, 4108)

(China Daily 12/30/2005 page12)


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