Take a Number


We removed the voice-over narration from two of the most popular vignettes in our acclaimed educational series “You’re Hired”. Comprised of seven Modules running 50 minutes in total, YOU’RE HIRED includes a Discussion Guide and Handout Photocopy Masters, which are both free for you to download.

CUSTOMER SERVICE MORE THAN SMILING AIRHEADS…..

“The first video outlines what customer service means, then the modules look at problem-solving in a variety of situations – dealing with difficult people, coping with your boss, the meaning of teamwork, handling objections and complaints. But they also illustrate three kinds of less-than-top notch service. One module is about airhead service – lots of enthusiasm but little product knowledge. Another looks at indifferent service. And a third talks about ‘by-the-book’ service typified by a lack of flexibility about what can be done for a customer.”
Melanie Collison, Consumer Finance Section, Calgary Herald

“The video…. has been produced by very experienced people. The content is appropriate for its intended audience…. Recommended.”
Canadian Library Association Review

“I am very impressed with the high quality of production. The lessons learnt can readily be put into practice. This video is informative, educational and entertaining – an excellent learning tool for Youth Employment Centres in particular.”
Henrietta Christmas, Job Opportunities for Youth, Toronto, Ontario

“Excellent series, especially for students preparing to enter the job market. The modules do address most of the customer service situations that young people usually must handle, but too often, do so ineffectively or with a poor attitude. This series would definitely help”
Lina Ingraham, Duval County School Board, Jacksonville, Florida

A Tripping Tongue


No one understands the subtleties of the human condition like Chekhov does. In A Tripping Tongue, a train of Freudian slips reveal the truth about a young wife’s vacation to her increasingly frustrated husband. This short story was one of many that Chekhov wrote to help to pay for his education in medical school under his nom de plume Antosha Chekhonte. Adapted for the screen by Creative Producer/Director Michael Witta.

Suggested Subject Areas for Educators:
Literary Theory and Criticism, History of Literature, Russian/Slavic Studies, Theatre Studies.