A Guide for English communication amongst international professionals Leading in English provides a valuable resource for more effective international business communication. Whether you're a non-native English speaker working in English every day, or a native speaker working with non-native speakers, this book levels the playing field with a host of insights and tips using real-time examples. Through shared experiences and an engaging narrative, you'll gain confidence as you build the skills you need to communicate more effectively in the workplace. Impart information, relate to coworkers, or just have a friendly chat this book helps remove uncertainty and streamline interactions. Whether language is a small stumbling block or a large hurdle in your workplace, this book can help you overcome the issues and be happier, more confident, and more effective at your job. Communication is tremendously important in the workplace. When English presents a barrier, removing that obstacle must be priority number one. This book helps you do that, with expert insight, practical tips, and a bit of humor to help shift your perspective.
* Boost your confidence as a non-native English speaker * Work more effectively with coworkers and clients * Speak more confidently to an international audience * Strengthen your communication skills in all areas In the course of a single work day, you have many one-to-one conversations, several group conversations, and maybe even a presentation or two wouldn't it be nice to know that you've been heard, understood, and correctly interpreted? English is a tricky language, but there are ways around the issues that tend to trip up non-native speakers. Leading in English shows you how to clear the air and communicate more effectively at any level of English proficiency.
D. VINCENT VARALLO, is the cofounder and CEO of Lead in English. He consults for global companies and coaches international executives to help them become stronger communicators. JOERG SCHMITZ is a Managing partner at ThomasLeland and an anthropologist specializing in turning the study of culture and interaction dynamics in complex organizational environments into result-driven solutions. STEPHAN M. MARDYKS is CEO of SMCOV, a world leader in learning and development solutions across eighty countries, as well as a Manager Partner at ThomasLeland.
Acknowledgments v At the Airport Lounge vii Chapter 1 It Takes Two to Tango 1 Chapter 2 Speaking Clearly It s about You 27 Chapter 3 Speaking with Impact It s about Them 63 Chapter 4 Developing a Compelling Narrative It s about Moving Them 99 Back at the Lounge 135 Toolkit 143 Notes 157 About the Authors 161 Index 163