How to reduce stress in international video conferences
23. November 2022
Our current work-from-home trend has made you a pro in video conferencing - even in English. Well, you’re a pro as long as there are no problems. But if the internet connection fails you might panic a little. And forget how to form a sentence - in any language.

3 simple hacks for successful job interviews
24. Oktober 2022
It was Christmas Eve 1998. My first-ever job interview in English was supposed to take place in an hour, and I was very nervous. How was I going to manage a job interview in English on the telephone? With no internet and no way to research the company, there was nothing I could do to prepare. I still remember how I answered the first few questions; mainly with ‘Yes’ and ‘No’. Sometimes I didn’t even understand some key vocabulary and replied hoping it was the right answer. Anyway, I...

Why do's and don't's for international meetings are not as smart as you think
06. September 2022
Who wouldn’t like to have a list with do’s and dont’s when dealing with international business partners? They seem to be really handy. They are supposed to tell you what do with just a quick glance at your list. My coaching clients always tell me how efficient and reassuring these lists are. That’s what business people love: efficiency, practicality, a correct answer to everything. I can check how to behave in a negotiation with an Indian person for example. Here is the first trap of...

How to spice up your small talk
14. Juli 2022
A surprising number of smart, competent business people don’t understand why small talk matters to them - and to their success in business. They think it is something you just do and don’t think much about.

Do you literally listen to understand your business partner in English?
19. Mai 2022
Today’s world seems to be louder than ever before. Lots of different sources of noise distract you when you try to listen. Listening to an English speaker with a strong accent or in an online setting is a challenge. You are afraid that you are not competent enough. And you’re worried you might not be able to get your job done.

Why successful business English communication means personal growth
04. März 2022
Do you ever feel like you're walking on eggshells in international business meetings in English?

How to speak English about awkward matters in business
02. August 2021
Does speaking about delicate matters in English in business feel like walking on eggshells? Do you feel like you might crash the conversation with every word you say. The atmosphere is awkward and tense and you feel uncomfortable.

How to build vibrant business relationships despite different communication styles: 3 steps to better understanding
08. März 2021
How can you build a business relationship with your client when you have the feeling you can’t get into the conversation? Your conversation partner talks and talks and you lose interest in the conversation. This could just be the way your client communicates. But it might also be related to his/ her culture. This is just one communication style you can encounter when dealing with different cultures in business.

Want to improve your Business English? 5 tiny tips for setting the right language goals.
29. Januar 2021
January is a month that feels like the start of something new. You can read everywhere about new year’s resolutions and how they will turn your year into something special. But we are now almost at the end oft he month and do you still stick to new year’s resolutions or have you already forgotten about them? Has everyday life got the better of you?

02. Dezember 2020
A lot of my students hope to become fluent in Business English so that they can communicate as competently as in their native language at work. Sure it is an important aim because who wants to struggle in a conversation in business?

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