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    KEEPING IN TOUCH:

    Even though we may not always feel it, humans are social creatures. We're programmed to chat and gossip, to tell a tale and to listen and learn. 

    Staying in touch with family, friends and those you work with has never been as important. During this time of lock down we need to be able to work and communicate with each other to understand problems or enjoy happy moments. Here is a list of the best online platforms for staying connected for business and with family:

    FAMILY AND FRIENDS:

    Skype: https://www.skype.com/en/

    Facetime: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/facetime/id1110145091

    Facebook Portal: https://portal.facebook.com/gb/

    House Party: https://houseparty.com/

    WhatsApp Video: https://www.whatsapp.com/

    Google Hangouts: https://hangouts.google.com/

    BUSINESS:

    Microsoft Teams: https://products.office.com/en-US/microsoft-teams/group-chat-software

    Zoom: https://zoom.us/

    3CX: https://www.3cx.com/

     

     

    LEARN ONLINE: 

    There has never been a better time to gain a new skill and learn something you've always wanted to learn. You can find courses and tutorials on just about anything nowadays and it’s all online waiting for us to access, learn from and have fun with. So whether you want to find a tutorial for that DIY project you’ve been putting off or looking to keep fit with an at home work out, or looking to learn a language or instrument or finally start that Youtube channel. The online world is your oyster and the list of ideas and opportunities is endless. Here's a list of some of the best online resources for learning to get you started:

    (A lot of these websites are offering a free 30 day trial so take advantage now)

    Skillshare (great for creatives): https://www.skillshare.com/

    Udemy (great for everything else): https://www.udemy.com/

    Linkedin Learning (great for business): https://www.linkedin.com/learning/

    Youtube (the holy grail of free learning and fun content to watch): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvEWOBAzHf4

    Some of our favourite arb related Youtuber's and their channels:

    Climbing Arborist (Fantastic arb tutorials and everything arb): https://www.youtube.com/user/ClimbingArborist1

    Tree Stuff: https://www.youtube.com/user/TreeStuffdotcom/featured

    How to start a Youtube channel:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwONmhK_pYQ 

     

      

    LISTEN:

    While you're putting some of those new skills into action why not have something playing in the background. Listen to some podcasts, an audiobook, the radio or some banging tunes! Grab your phone, download all the relevant apps and get listening straight away. Sound good?? Here's a list of some of the best apps.

    Audiobooks: https://www.audible.co.uk/

    Podcasts (Apple): https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT201859 

    Podcasts (Android/Google): https://podcasts.google.com/

    Listen to or MAKE a podcast with: https://anchor.fm/

    Spotify (Music and Podcasts): https://www.spotify.com/

    Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/

    Apple Music: https://www.apple.com/uk/music/

    BBC Radio: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds

    Stay at home and get creative, take this opportunity to learn something you've always wanted to and have some fun with it. 

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