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Present with Impact

​​​​When you present, does your personality come through?

Does your audience want to engage with you? Do your presentations advance your relationships with your audience?


A presentation is more than a situation for giving information; it is all about building relationships.

 

The visuals you choose, the stories you tell, the energy you spread should all build common ground.


If your presentations are meant to build and develop relationships, you need to make an impact on your audience. This training helps you make decisions that lead to a long-term connection.

 
Possible Topics

 

Starting with impact

The first minutes of a presentation must tell your audience that it is worth paying attention.

 

Ending with impact

The final part of your presentation must push the audience to take action.

 

Effective visuals

When used along with your voice, very powerful; when competing with your voice, very distracting.

 

Body language

Be aware of your body language in order to keep it from distracting your audience.

 

Cross-culture

Different cultures have different expectations and you need to meet them.

 

Voice techniques

Use your voice to show your audience how you feel about a point.

 

Rhetorical techniques

Use rhetorical techniques dating back thousands of years to make an impact throughout your presentation.

 

Write with Impact

Writing is a skill. Writing with impact is an art.

 

Our business writing needs to impact our audience. Correct language gives us the platform to create meaningful communication.


Writing in a foreign language requires not only the knowledge of the words, but a deep understanding of how to use expressions to make an impact.

 

This training goes beyond the nuts and bolts of business writing in English. We look at grammar from an impact perspective; do you choose the easy structure or the precise structure? We also look at how style will affect your audience.

Possible Topics

The Flow of a Text

In order to help the reader follow the idea, we need to make choices about the order of the information and how we connect thoughts.

 

Impactful Vocabulary Choices

Choosing the right vocabulary for the situation is crucial in making an impact. Formal or informal, professional jargon or everyday language?

 

Impactful Grammar Choices

Grammar is not only a set of rules governing ‘proper’ writing; grammar offers the writer options for making maximum impact. Do we want to signal certainty or uncertainty? The right grammar choice makes our writing efficient and precise.

 

Red Flags and Golden Rules

We look at potential problems and rules to write by.

 

Job Seeker's English

When you are applying for jobs, life is stressful. When your dream job requires English as a part of the recruitment process, your stress level might be even higher. Your CV and cover letter need to impress the reader and you need to be ready for any question in the interview.

Benefits: CV without silly language mistakes, new ideas on how to market yourself, peer and trainer feedback, newfound confidence.

After this training, you are ready to not only go to that interview, but you are ready to succeed.

Possible Topics

Tricky questions

They may be about your work history, they may be about your expertise, they may be psychological. We always need strategies to cope with them.

 

Sell yourself

We need to stand out in a crowd of qualified candidates.

 

Turn your interview into a story

Answer questions with memorable stories.

 

Cover letters

A good cover letter gives us the chance to interview.

 

CV

Our CV confirms that we are qualified. We need to make it obvious.

 

Remote interviews

What changes when we interview on the phone or video call?

 

Practice

Practice in a safe environment, so you can relax when the interview comes.

Secretarial English

 

The PA’s key skill is communication. In the international arena, the PA deals with inquiries from abroad. The PA of an expat boss is the local eyes and ears, ensuring the smooth flow of information despite the language barrier.

An assistant´s job is challenging enough without language barriers. This training gives tools to facilitate everyday tasks and to reduce stress. After the seminar, you will have a more secure grip on the English-language parts of your work and you will have new confidence.

We go through a wide range of topics from very different angles. You will learn how to say "No" by e-mail, phone and face-to-face. You will learn how to manage situations and relationships in English and better understand the cultural differences at work.

 
Possible Topics

General Writing Principles

Much of a PA’s job involves documentation, so this session gives guidelines that can be adapted for any writing task.

 

Translating and Summarizing

Especially if the boss does not speak the local language, a PA’s job is to decide what information needs to be passed on and in what form.

 

Arranging and Changing Appointments

English has a lot of standard expressions to use when making arrangements. We will build your comfort level with these expressions

 

Presenting Solutions

A PA often needs to present informally to the boss. Make sure they are getting the message you want to send. You may have to present the best option among many; you may have to present the full range of options for them to make a decision.

 

Meeting Minutes

Taking minutes is often a part of the PA’s job. We look at effective ways to take notes and to record officially.

 

Saying "No"

PAs have to say “No” to many people in many situations. We will look at the various ways to turn down invitations and requests.