A NON-NATIVE COMMUNICATION
learning programme available face-to-face,
virtually, or as an eLearning
Also available as a tailor-made, one-to-one executive coaching programme!
The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
– Elbert Hubbard
Why do this?
When it comes to body-language, one of the most disturb things which you can do is to invade someone’s personal space. Getting too close – getting in their face; this is never acceptable in professional communication.
Unfortunately, many non-native speakers of English unwittingly cause a comparable degree of upset when they put words together and communicate verbally by using sentences which are too short. Getting too close – getting into their audience’s faces. Why do they do this?
It’s all down to a fear of making language mistakes; in the interest for accuracy, they keep their sentences short, simple and direct – brutally sacrificing professional style and the intelligent expression of emotion.
In professional communication this is never acceptable. For communication to go smoothly, non-native English speakers need to master the 12 sophisticated sentence formulas which native-English speakers use to show their intellect, authority and professionalism.
Master professional sentence usage for your verbal and written communication as a non-native English speaking executive who needs to communicate with excellence!
What are the benefits?
You will start by learning exactly what the typical sentence mistakes made by non-native professionals with advanced knowledge of English; and what the correct professional expectations are for successful and accurate communication in the global business world.
You will master the formal sentence techniques and complex sentence techniques which intelligent, educated native-English speaking executives always use to show their authority, gravitas and professional status.
Furthermore, you will learn how to accurately express your feelings in English appropriately as well as learning the correct diplomatic sentence formulas to use when giving bad news and when calming down an upset colleague so that no damage is caused to your working relationship.
- The 3 common professional communication mistakes which make non-native English speakers, with advanced knowledge of English, look rude, unprofessional and lacking in authority
- Universal Politeness Theory and how to leverage it to know when you need to be either formal and professional or warm and informal in professional communication contexts in British culture
- The 12 formal sentence techniques which native-English speaking professionals use to make their communication sophisticated, authoritative, formal and diplomatic
- How to make your questions completely formal and diplomatic … even when you have to ask about negative, sensitive or personal topics
- How to strengthen and weaken your message so that you can accurately express your feelings in an acceptable manner in your professional communication
This is a practical and engaging workshop backed up by robust theories from psychology and communication theory and with role-play exercises replicating the exact challenges you will face on the job.
Eradicate your fear of making mistakes by learning
the sophisticated sentence structures used by intelligent, educated, native-English speaking executives
I expected the Audit Report Writing Workshop to be a very dry and theoretical course with instructions on how we write reports in Vodafone.
But to tell you the truth, I came home and I said to my wife: “Susan, today I’ve had the most amazing training I’ve ever had!” – and I’ve had some great training!
The report writing training was fantastic – the difference being that the trainer really knew how to bring the message across. The training was very interactive. It not only taught me how to write in the most efficient and professional way but also how to make a powerful connection with the reader.
All in all, we not only learnt how to write reports, but we also learnt how to communicate effectively which I think is the key. That was the real added value of this course.
Senior Internal Auditor
As a training experience, Financial Report Writing Workshop took our attention from the very start – not just me, but the whole group.
People were saying: “Wow! It’s 9 o’clock on the day of the first session and we have already defined exactly what the key problem is with our report writing.”
I would definitely recommend this financial report writing training. It’s not just about the books and the materials, but it’s important to learn things that you will remember at work and know how to use.
I immediately applied what I learnt from the training into my real business life. The expertise of the trainer and how the training was delivered was the key to success here. What is delivered is important, but how it was delivered was what I would also like to recommend. In this sense, it was better than 99% of the training I have had till now.
Corporate Business Account Manager
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We have a comprehensive catalogue of bespoke learning programmes to help busy professionals master their Leadership Communication and Expert Communication. In addition, we offering fast-track options for Non-Native Communication development for global professionals who do not speak English as their mother-tongue.
All of our programmes are supported by the latest insights from adult learner theory and the 70:20:10 model.
What is more, our programmes are delivered by expert consultants who are thought-leaders in their fields and possess a wealth of experience in both the business environment and formal learning settings.
All of which guarantees maximum ROI for your organisation.