Phrases for business meetings

Intro Today we would like to welcome ….. We’re happy to have with us today ….. It’s a pleasure to welcome ….. I’d like to introduce ….. Objectives : We’re here today to….. The aim of this meeting is … I’ve called this meeting in order to … During the meeting, I’d like to make…

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How to learn English

How to Learn English How to learn English best is often discussed, argued over and disagreed upon as people have different ways of learning. It depends on what learning profile you are… Try the VARK questionnaire to see what suits you best.  After taking the questionnaire read The VARK Helpsheets.  They explain learning strategies matched to VARK preferences.…

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OPAL 1 – Integration or Repudiation

If you live in a different country do you understand, accept and support what goes on around you or are you always comparing negatively with the “better” way of doing it in your own country? Cross cultural integration and awareness is a major part of relationship building, success and ultimately happiness when in contact with…

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Telephone contact vocab

Telephone contact vocab: Intro: Hello/Good morning/Good afternoon .. This is Michel Lebrun speaking. Could I speak to ………. please? I’d like to speak to ………. please. I’m trying to contact ………. Details: I’m calling from London/Paris/New York I’m calling on behalf of Mr. …… I’m calling from ……. company I’m calling about ……….. I’m calling…

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You are more than you think you are

Motivation with Dieter Langenecker! Dieter is a very dear friend and excellent multilingual life mentor  – I speak from personal experience here!  Towards the end of the ’80s he began asking himself about “meaning” in the context of business management, success, motivation, empowerment and leadership. Increasingly he began exploring the concepts of meaning, purpose and…

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As I See It: What Makes a Brit Tick?

Introducing Tricia’s Sunday Supplement – ‘As I See It’ Tricia is an old friend of mine, and a FAB journalist who has been working on national and provincial newspapers and magazines for 30+ years – that means she is older than me… lol. Animal-mad, laughter-loving and with a piercing, humorous vision of the world and what…

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Red Shoe Movement interview by Mariela Dabbah

Red Shoe Movement Interview with Anna Letitia Cook  Anna Letitia Cook is the founder of Anna Cook International Executives, a company that teaches Business English to professionals who work at corporations in Europe. She has lived in many countries and started several businesses along the way. Her versatility has enabled her to bridge cultures with…

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Audio and Podcasts

Audio and Podcasts One of the best ways to advance rapidly in English, as well as gaining insight to the culture and mentality, is by listening to radio, audio and podcasts. this makes life easy for you.  You improve your English and keep up to date on current news and events. You are not restricted…

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OPAL – Introduction

OPAL – The magic spell for learning another language… Created and developed by the genius of Yves Thevenot: “The OPAL credo is the acquisition of another language as a genuine second language and even a «second 1st language» in its advanced levels! The main goal of the Opal method is to favour the fluent integration…

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New Year’s Resolutions – are they worth the effort?

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas with family and friends, full of Christmas spirit and cheer… Now on to the New Year!!

What resolutions are you making this year? Big, grand, important ones? Little, small, do-able ones? Or, none at all? Well, I will give you a clue, either none at all or little, small, do-able ones are what I recommend…

Scientific research says the average time it takes to create automaticity in a new habit is 66 days!

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