Meetings & Negotiations
Global opportunity has never been so great! Effective meetings and negotiations require confidence in English communication. Both language and cross-cultural knowledge make the difference between success and failure!
Small Talk & Socializing
Talking in a business meeting is one thing, but what about in the bar after the meeting? Different cultures require very specific types of small talk and socializing. A few key linguistic strategies, or even jokes, really do “break the ice” and pave the way for the important business.
“The pen is mightier than the sword.” A polished and sharpened sword cuts through defenses and reaches the heart! This is true of everything from simple emails and letters to delicate marketing communications.
The presentation communicates the sum of a lot of hard work! A few minutes to convey a few month’s work means communication risk needs to be minimized, especially across linguistic and cultural barriers.
Seizing opportunity and ensuring the future of businesses, projects and programs mean that business plans need to be just right. Developing skills in conveying everything from big vision to nuanced detail is a top priority.
The majority of communication is non-verbal and so telephoning in another language is extra-challenging. Key phrases and a lot of practice make all the difference, especially where first impressions count.
The basics of reading, writing, speaking, listening and grammar are the foundation of English communication. Sometimes the real need is to go back to basics before progress can be made.