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How to Stop Using “How are you doing?”

How to Stop Using “How are you doing?”

Category: Business English Skills | 2017-09-18

Of all the conversation openers in the world, nothing is more mundane than “How are you doing?”. And we have all been in the situation where this has driven the conversation to a screeching halt. How are you doing? Good ... [Read more]

Public Speaking: 7 Tips for Excellence

Public Speaking: 7 Tips for Excellence

Category: Language Training | 2017-09-11

The summer break is over and school is back in session. One of the most common requests we have at the Institute is to work on public speaking skills. In our Business English courses, we tend to spend quite a ... [Read more]

Benefits of Language Training: Return on Investment

Benefits of Language Training: Return on Investment

Category: Language Training | 2017-07-21

The benefits of language training on a personal level are well-documented, but they are often overlooked with regards to business. As large-scale language training programs for companies can require a substantial capital investment, the question of return on investment is ... [Read more]

How To Learn English At Home

How To Learn English At Home

Category: Language Training | 2017-07-15

You have decided to improve you English language skills. Great! Unfortunately, you don’t have the time or money to take professional Business English lessons or travel to London for an English course. No problem! You can easily learn English at ... [Read more]

5 Ways to Improve the Tone of Your Emails

5 Ways to Improve the Tone of Your Emails

Category: Business English Skills, Language Training | 2017-07-08

Ever since the introduction of the web, we have been getting more and more emails. According to the Radicati Group’s report (2015), business people send or receive over 120 emails per day. With that many emails floating around, it’s easy ... [Read more]

The Yes’s and No’s of Negotiation

The Yes’s and No’s of Negotiation

Category: Business English Skills | 2017-07-02

You may think that as a negotiator, you are winning if you get a “yes” from across the table. This may not be the case. In fact, a “No” might actually be what you need to start out your negotiation. Chris ... [Read more]

Break the Ice: 6 Brilliant Ways to Start a Conversation

Break the Ice: 6 Brilliant Ways to Start a Conversation

Category: Business English Skills, Language Training | 2017-06-24

In today’s international marketplace, there is no question that networking is an essential part of our daily business. But being necessary does not necessarily mean that it is easy. We all know that first impressions are important. Starting a conversation ... [Read more]

Keep Your Prospect On The Phone: 9 Key Phrases

Keep Your Prospect On The Phone: 9 Key Phrases

Category: Business English Skills, Language Training | 2017-06-17

Talking on the phone can be difficult. No question. Talking on the phone in a foreign language can be downright terrifying. Trying to make a sales call and keep your prospect on the phone can be nearly impossible. For non-native English ... [Read more]

Better Presentations: Overcoming the Fear of Presenting

Better Presentations: Overcoming the Fear of Presenting

Category: Business English Skills, Language Training | 2017-06-04

It is a well-known fact, that most of us have some fear of presenting. We get nervous, butterflies in our stomach and sweat way more than we should. In fact, surveys have shown that most people fear public speaking more ... [Read more]

Better Presentations: Closing A Presentation

Better Presentations: Closing A Presentation

Category: Business English Skills, Language Training | 2017-05-25

Welcome back to part 3 in our 4-part series on giving better presentations. We started with a look at creating A Strong Opening, then last week we focused on A Powerful Body. This week, we are going to discuss how ... [Read more]

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