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How to Bravely Face Change in Your Career with Your ‘Bad’ English

It’s the summer of 2009. We’re in the middle of the credit crunch. My company has just been bailed out by the US Government. I’ve returned to work after 18 months away for breast cancer treatment.

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Why you should stop apologising for your poor English (and what to do instead)

Have you ever apologised for your ‘bad’ English? You know, those situations where: You’ve written an email to a supplier requesting information and you end the email with “Sorry for my English. I hope you can understand my email.”

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5 Simple Tricks That Will Transform You From Grammar-Obsessed To Confident Business Communicator in English

“I realised my audience didn’t care about my English grammar. They were more interested in understanding my message.” I couldn’t believe it when Giorgios uttered those words in our catch-up call two weeks ago.

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Remember these 3 tips before your next meeting in English

Remember these 3 tips before your next meeting in English

   #1:  Speak to express NOT to impress    #2:  Be comfortable being imperfect    #3: Don't be afraid to show you’re vulnerable   These 3 tips appeared in my LinkedIn newsfeed a while back. They came from a LinkedIn Influencer and were offered to anyone...

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How to overcome the shame you feel about your English

How to overcome the shame you feel about your English

   You feel shame When you can’t understand the question. When you feel yourself pausing too much. When you struggle to find the words to say what you mean. When your boss ‘helpfully’ paraphrases what you’ve just said.   In essence, you feel shame...

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How to unlearn how you think about your English self

How to unlearn how you think about your English self

      We all have preconceptions... ...about how someone is dressed, how they speak, how they walk into the room, how they look (fat, slim, tattooed, hair).   We have preconceptions about cultural and national groups which are often unconscious. We...

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How I Stopped Being an English Teacher (So I Can Empower You)

How I Stopped Being an English Teacher (So I Can Empower You)

   What would it be like?   ● To have near-perfect English grammar.  ● To effortlessly reach into the chasms of your mind to retrieve that impressive word. ● To eloquently answer your client’s question without panicking.   It would be a dream come true. I’d...

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