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Welcome to the experts speak English podcast.
Together, we’ll discover how to talk yourself into an international career
without the bullshit. And at the end of each episode, I give you an opportunity to try out what you have just learned on the show. Because I give you cocoa’s communication challenge and that gives you an opportunity to get out there and try out one of the tools techniques or tips that you will have heard on the show. I’m Karen Wilhelm. I’m a corporate communication coach with over twenty years of experience of helping leaders to secure the career that they deserve through intentional communication, intercultural awareness and the confidence to show up as the English speaking expert. So let’s get cracking shall we?
Look at anybody in your office or industry whose career is impressive, and you will notice that they tend to be more confident or effective communicators. Effectively communicating in is tough, but that doesn’t mean that in today’s competitive, dynamic, global business market, you can wing it. And no, nodding an agreement and keeping your head down does not make you a strong community cater, nor does it convince anybody that you understand what’s going on.
The problem with learning a language is that you don’t see or hear with results straight away. That makes it frustrating, and there’s a ridiculously long lag between in effort and performance. I wish it wasn’t like that. I wish I could change it, but I cannot change change the learning curve. What I can do is make that persistence and consistency stage easier and more enjoyable. That’s my superpower.
Let’s help you to speak up about your superpower.
So as an experienced language learner myself, I know only too well the frustration of practicing, repeating, making notes, etcetera, with little or no impact,
still forgetting the words,
still struggling to understand,
still feeling like everybody’s talking at double or triple speed.
There’s little point is there?
That is the darkest hour of language learning.
Long before I started working as a communication coach and interculturalist, I worked as a business English trainer. I was an early adopter of WhatsApp back in 2015, initially for my VIP clients and my walk & talk clients to bridge the frequency gap between our live sessions, whether that was outdoors or online. Initially, it was just, you know, text questions and a list of words.
My clients knew that those words were going come up the next time. I was going to weave them into the conversation or find a way to get them to use the words (in sentences, questions or dialogues). But even though it was so simple, it soon became an integral part of the programs because it was all about repetition and drawing attention to what we’d already covered that week. And their enthusiasm and interaction inspired me to experiment and improve and, you know, I’m still trying things out now.
It’s easy to see which activities are more popular than others due to the mind that it takes people to do them. So if as soon as I’ve posted it, I get lots and lots of quick replies then I know, “Oh, yeah! They like this!” And which ones the people are really getting their teeth into.
Clearly, not all of my clients like the same kind of exercise. And there are some clients, for example, that tell me that they really don’t like the interactive crosswords, so I send them something else.
I have others that love those interactive crosswords and do them straight away. I have clients that sit down to do them with their partner, their children, even their grandchildren, it can get quite competitive! To be honest, I am not a big fan of conventional pen and paper Crosswords. Because if you make one mistake, the whole thing’s a mess and you doomed for failure. However, if you’re playing online, you immediately you see when you’ve made a mistake because any wrong letters show up in red so you can immediately correct yourself.
You make progress faster because you know immediately where you’ve gone wrong.
80% – 20%
So actually, the Pareto Principle of eighty percent to twenty percent is very evident. 20% of my clients are doing 80% of the tasks, whereas eighty percent do just twenty percent of the tasks. But that changes according to how much they have on their plates and how well I’m able to pull them in with appealing topics and tasks.
CHECKING IN ON YOU
I’m too performance orientated to let my clients just go missing and not show up. If I notice that they are distracted, I check in on them. Make sure they’re okay. It’s about compassion and mental health initially, but once I have their attention, I use community to zone in on what’s working and what’s not.
And actually, that’s exactly what I did with Tim Spears. I know him through toastmasters. He’s a mechanical engineer.
And I asked him, you know, how’s it going with the WhatsApp? You know, what what are you enjoying about it and what’s not so good? And he said…
“Well, I really enjoyed the diversity of your input and tasks, articles, crossword puzzles, inventing my own dialogues on a topic or set of words, jokes with English wordplay, or it was quite helpful I could decide myself when to do the work.”
So you see checking in with my clients is a natural part of the process and I actually quite enjoy that. That’s what makes it individual and that’s what makes it work.
It’s a VIP program. So I have everybody’s progress mind and I can change anything. I just need to know what’s not appealing and what is. Now my VIP WhatsApp fluency booster has one goal to make it quick and easy for you to dip in and improve your business English. No additional meetings, no boring grammar homework, just the right communication for your career. Right now. No fluff.
EXPERIENCED LANGUAGE LEARNER
Contrary to most Brits, I have learned five languages for my career. I started my career in the UK as an equity analyst. In this role, I needed to analyze the share activities and financials of all of the company listed on the stock exchanges in Finland, Sweden, Norway, and Denmark. They were delighted to discover that I spoke Finnish the most difficult of all four languages to learn, but it was up to me to get up to speed quickly on the other Nordic languages. They figured if I could learn Finnish, I could learn any language. Until these stock exchanges had been managed by a senior analyst that spoke none of these languages. As you can imagine, what I discovered once I started updating the share values and so on, was that almost half of the data was either out of day inaccurate or missing.
POLYGLOT I AM NOT
I had to learn three languages at the same time on the job, so my language learning strategies have to be practical and efficient. I had no time to mess around. I had a job to do and a ticking time bomb of disastrous data waiting to be fixed or rescued. Now when I was learning German and Finnish – those are my strongest languages, but also Swedish, Norwegian, and Danish. I found time and time again that I stopped making progress if I didn’t get enough feedback, motivation and had nobody keeping me accountable. After all, It’s easy to slack off if nobody knows what your goal is and what you’re doing (or should be doing). To get there. I taught myself, it’s possible, but it’s slow and you pick up a lot of mistakes. Unless you reach out, for feedback.
Now I was in a rush to learn. I was already in the job. So I sought out support from kind humans who saw me struggling with pronunciation grammar and I’m a bit of a stickler for this finding exactly the right word for the right situation. Now, I would have learned finish an incredibly difficult language which a lot faster if I had been smart enough to reach out for a trainer or coach. To tell you the truth, Finland was horrendously expensive.
So being on an Erasmus grant, I had to budget tightly. Fortunately, in terms of motivation, I hated being in that linguistic bubble so much that I was absolutely determined to cry back the code to speak finish. It wasn’t a matter of if it was when. Now by the middle of the first year I was speaking Finnish all day without having to ask for too many words and had to think about how to say things in English sometimes.
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So you might be asking yourself, well, you know my English is ok.
Do I really need to improve my English?
FACE THE TRUTH
Hmm. There’s no denying it. Strong speakers of business English are an obvious candidate for interesting and international new projects, clients and opportunities. So it makes sense to strive for fluency rather than viable, doesn’t it?
Imposter syndrome creeps in if there’s just a speck of doubt.
But if you are going to English meetings, and desperate for it to end, impostor syndrome is going to be crippling.
Knowing exactly what is being said and being able to seamlessly switch into English to join the business conversation dramatically improves your confidence. And it’s infectious right? If you are confident in your abilities, other people will have faith in your abilities too. So maybe your English is good enough, but that kind of depends how ambitious you are, I guess.
SHOULD HAVE DONE THIS YEARS AGO
Most people coming to me say to me that they’ve been putting off improving their English for years. And they come to me and they realize how easy it actually is with the right people in the right place at the right time, they’re a little bit frustrated that they didn’t something about this earlier because it does open up opportunities. They see that very quickly. It gives you the opportunity to become the best that you can be. And I think deep down, we all want that, right?
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FINANCIAL BENEFITS OF IMPROVING YOUR ENGLISH
So studies have shown that those who are fluent in English earn higher salaries than their non English speaking peers. A study by Cambridge English found that in non English speaking countries, employees who were professional English earned a staggering thirty to fifty percent more on average. Ninety percent of employers said that having strong English language skills is an important factor when hiring for positions that require international communication.
So even a company that has yet to start exporting but are strategically planning to expand internationally will make sure that every newbie is able to speak and work in English. So they hire accordingly to excel accelerate that process. Finally, a LinkedIn survey revealed that English proficiency is one of the top skills that lead to promotions and and career growth. And a lot of companies use a lack of English as a primary elimination criteria in the recruitment process. The bottom mind is if you don’t want to hold yourself back, you need to push yourself forward, linguistically.
Did you know that even temping agencies are going to find it far easier to place you if you are a confident speaker of English?
ARE YOU IN DENIAL?
Now, you probably know that your English be holding you back. But learning a language is hard. Unlike anything in life, whether it’s losing weight, get being fit or revising for an exam. It’s always easier if you have someone on your side giving you the feedback the motivation and accountability to keep you on track. And in my experience, a set sense of humor makes it a lot more enjoyable and less like some kind of torture.
Learning a language contrary to our experience of learning mission school can actually be a lot of fun. You’ll find it easier to increase your knowledge and network as your flu annuity increases. Making this a worthwhile and inspiring investment of your time. It’s not just about learning a language. It’s about getting you free to become the best that you can be, and that feels incredibly rewarding.
BREAK THROUGH MOMENT
In terms of confidence, I was once working with a woman in engineering and she was getting really quite confident in English now. She had a boss who was really quite toxic and wasn’t really supportive at all and she was brilliant – it was a complete waste of talent really. And so you know what? She turned around to me one day, and I just thought, yes! She said
“I don’t have to put up this crap anymore. My English is so good now, I can get a job anywhere.”
And I just thought, wow, that’s awesome. Get out of there honey!
BUT I NEED TO PRACTICE “SPEAKING” IN ENGLISH?
You might be wondering How on earth you can improve your spoken English without actually speaking to a native speaker? Am I Right?
Well, the beauty of asynchronous learning is I can send you a voice message and you can send a voice message back. If we’re online at the same time, that can really feel like conversation. And if not, it’s just like a staggered conversation. Creation. So by using the audio and video functions within WhatsApp, I can actually simulate conversation that way.
60 SECOND VIDEOS
There’s actually a fairly new function within water where you can change the microphone own button to a video icon just by clicking on it. And then you can do a one minute video and it pops up as a circle so it’s really easy to identify to buy, oh, this is a little video. And my my client seem to love video, especially the round ones because they know, oh, this is only going to be a minute. Right? So it’s actually really good for me to encourage you to be brief and concise and to the point, but also I can say
That was really be good.
Now add some adjectives.
Ok. That was really good.
Do the same thing another minute and try to bring in more storytelling.
And from like you Ukranian and German clients, they tend to come over really harsh, really direct. So I help them to soften the message in a way that makes them a lot more approachable. And so we can optimize and improve just by using this one very simple function.
Coco’s Communication Challenge
TRY OUR YOUR ELEVATOR PITCH
It’s really good actually for practice seeing your elevator pitch. So that actually is Coco’s communication challenge for today.
1. Find yourself in your contacts.
2. In WhatsApp, you can send yourself a video message now and use this functionality to test yourself doing your elevator pitch.
3. It’s a minute, so you might have to plan it in advance with a few bullet points on paper.
4. Try it out.(record yourself)
5. Give it a go and let me know how you get on.
That is the great thing about WhatsApp. It’s incredibly flexible and accessible.
So the approaches and techniques depend on the learner’s preferences.
The most popular activities are
grammar how to videos and my
I use a mix of text, graphics, and video so that wherever you are, you can take advantage of the latest boost by using the microphone icon, your earbuds whilst travelling or doing sport or reading an article, and it’s my job to inspire you to engage in English. And of course, the more interactive and thought provoking my tasks, the better.
When I give you a (written) task.
I always encourage you to say the words and the sentences afterwards yourself. It’s not enough just to write. I always get people to back up with an audio challenge.
Clients love the convenience of learning via WhatsApp.
By making this communication coaching accessible for busy professionals, you can literally learn anywhere.
If you don’t have the time or head space for it. Just come back later. I’ll nudge you if you forget, but I try to create something so inspiring that it’s actually pretty irresistible.
The watch that fluency boosts are designed specifically for non native speakers who never got enough practice actually speaking English at school or maybe it was a long time ago. In the meantime, you might well have been working in your own language, building a career, starting a family, and you know what they say, use it or lose it.
Particularly the women in male dominated industries really enjoy this approach because for many of them being part time or simply having to juggle the career with family life, having to dash off to be there in time for kindergarten or school, makes attending business English sessions at work kind of awkward or really difficult and complicated to juggle.
They often refer to their VIP WhatsApp fluency boost as their secret weapon.
Nobody needs to know that you’re working on your English, but they will notice a difference. Especially when you get promoted, headhunted, or get a pay rise. Most of my clients can read an article no problem or listen to a podcast like this because it’s passive. Right?
LOST THE WORD!
When it comes to actually speaking, that’s when brain freeze kicks in.
You see, it’s only when you’re using a language regularly that you can remember the words that you need. So the priority is always speaking skills from 99% of my clients. So that’s what we focus on first.
Many of my clients complain that they simply don’t understand what’s going on in meetings or training sessions.
So much so that they wonder why they are even there. The reality is they are there because they are an expert and in today’s dynamic global business world, experts are expected to be able to speak English, whether that’s a reasonable explanation given that many of my clients, for example, learned Russian or French at school, not English, is relevant. Expectations are what they are. And if you are hired for an international role, you’ll be expected to speak in English. Listening is really key.
I provide my clients with lots of listening exercises because this gives them confidence and vocabulary at the same time.
It’s like a double whammy.
UNDERSTAND WHAT IS GOING ON IN A MEETING
And it’s this ability to listen to a lot of different accents that enables them to take part in any conversation. Listening skills are one of the language skills that often get neglected simply because it’s easier to read:
READING IS EASY
because when you’re reading, you have more time to think about the words. Or look it up if you need to.
That’s so easy now with all these fabulous online tools or even AI tools like deep l. Easy peasy. Right? Even within Kindle, you can do that. That simply isn’t the case in real time conversation.
So I expose my clients to just that.
LEARN HOW TO LISTEN DEEPLY
Now in terms of my ability to learn Finnish in such a short time, I have to confess that being a deep listener was the most important skill here. And that helped massively. And hands up, it wasn’t a skill that I was very good at to start with. In fact, in my own language at that time.
I was quite a chatterbox. There’s not much time to listen when you’re speaking all the time is there. But this was a skill that I had to learn fast.
The pronunciation in Finnish is nothing like in English, so you have to you need concentrate on how the words are being said.
And just to give you an example of how difficult it is, the way of saying good day isn’t Good day, Guten Tag, which you could guess at.
So as you’re saying this, you have to not only do some kind of facial contortionist act to get your lips to do the right thing in a way that makes those sounds come out, which I can tell you isn’t easy, but you really have to pay attention to where the stress is going in these words. Can you understand I’m coming from?
Listening was so important.
READING BETWEEN THE LINES
It was this skill that I learned to optimize not just in terms of what was being said, but also what wasn’t being said. That’s a skill that is very important in any culture, even your own, but if you’re in a new culture, a culture that is so dramatically different to your own, you really have to learn to read between the lines and work out what isn’t being said? (or being done)
What isn’t being spoken out loud?
It was this I think that made me curious about communication skills training and intellectual communication, but more about that another time.
FEEDBACK IS KEY
It’s feedback that drives improvement. Given that most of the sexiest projects are international. It’s worth remembering that multinational companies often require employee to work in English speaking projects or collaborate with global teams, making English proficiency crucial.
So even if your office is in the country that you grew up in and your team are speaking your own language, you might feel very safe, but tomorrow someone could join your team who is brilliant but cannot speak your language yet. In that situation, overnight, you would need to change your business language into English like that.
Are you ready for that?
POST MATERNITY LEAVE SHOCK
Likewise, as happened to one of my clients, she was away on maternity leave and she came back to an Australian boss. She came back not only to new software, a sea of new faces, but to an immediate switch into English meetings, English emails, and English office dialogues.
That was a shock to the system, and it may need her doubt her self worth. But we worked together for three months and she was ready to show up as the professional that she was she left for the family time. So having to activate your English in that high pressure situation is a lot more stressful than taking things. Into your own hands and having the time and headspace to work on your English before the shit hits the fan. Nice hectic off.
Why procrastinate any longer when there is an easy and enjoyable way to fill that knowledge gap right from your phone, little and often. Laughed, links, and listening. Yes. It’s it’s work, but it’s also rewarding.
DUOLINGO AND BABBEL
In contrast to commercial language learning apps, which are great for example to get you going, especially if you feel super self conscious.
Right? So using something like Duolingo or Babble, they are both a really good way to get you up and running with language. However, when you need to really zone in and get exactly the right language for your particular job, your particular business situation, your particular conversations, then I think you need to take it up a notch. Your feedback from me, your native speaking trainer, is always highly individual to your mistakes and personal to your learning style. And I would like to think I’ve got a bit more personality than an app.
I always have your personal learning goals in mind because this is critical for any type of learning, but particularly for language learning and the active development of corporate communication skills. So in order to provide you with personalized feedback, I limit the number of participants to twenty five. This means that I can create custom made audio, video, and of course text feedback often with emojis and gifts to make this a fun and insightful part of the program. And just in case you’re wondering, well, hang on a minute. Karen, how come it takes me twenty five minutes?
And yet, you’re spending three hours on it. That doesn’t make sense. Right? So three hours is for the whole month, whereas your twenty five minutes is per week. That adds up to one hour sixty six minutes per month, or have to do is check your WhatsApp messages.
MAKING IT QUICK AND EASY FOR YOU TO LEARN & PRACTICE
And what you need to remember is that when you’re watching a video, say, a minute or a minute it and a half. That for me is a lot more time in terms of planning, creation, editing, and so on. And that’s why online learning is so time intensive for the creator. Sure.
We don’t have that headache of meetings, but it is a time factor that I need to factor in. On top of that, the individual feedback is really easy for you to read, but for me, I need to think very carefully about the wording. I want it to be crystal clear because this is a synchronous learning you. So I need to make it really easy for you to understand. So I take great care to edit it properly so it’s easy to process. I make sure that I try to give an example and so on and these little things they all add up in time too. When we first start working together, I deliberately focus on one thing at a time. And I intentionally give you kind and constructive feedback on that one thing for motivation. Or reasons. It’s a pedagogical decision.
I WILL CHALLENGE YOU TO MAKE PROGRESS WITH HUMOUR
As your fluency increases and we get to know each other, let you get away with less because we’ll have covered the bases by now. And you’ll notice my sense of humor leaping into the feedback because cheeky feedback is more memorable. I create a safe space for you to try things out. You encouraging you to use the audio and video functions more and more, and that’s when fluency takes off. You’ll have mistakes weeks that you have been repeating for years ever since school.
So these can be a little stubborn to eradicate. But I find that with videos, visuals, and audio, I can really kind of zone in on more than one of your senses at once. So you’re not only listening and seeing, but you’re also kind of getting a real feel for the language and that I find tends to work really well. But of course, it’s not enough just to tell you where you’re going wrong. I need to really give you an opportunity to practice what you’ve just learned from me.
So we use a lot of repetition, but it’s relevant to how you would use that word or sentence or question. I try to make it really make sense for you by putting it into dial blogs using it in an audio, then putting it into a video, then getting you to write about it. It’s this real kind of playful ness around the language that helps you to fix it in your brain if you like. Interest thingly, these are often basic mistakes that are fairly easy to fix. But because they have been ingrained in your brain the wrong way, it takes time. A great reason to use humor to my advantage.
MOTIVATION TO STAY ON TRACK
The magic happens when creative learning content is delivered and evaluated with genuine motivation. I am a bundle of energy and indeed enthusiasm. So this is the part that I find really easy as a coach and trainer.
And this makes for a much more enjoyable learning journey. My WhatsApp boosts are certainly not predictable or dull. I do everything I can to keep my participants engaged and motivated with a range of activities and learning styles.
It doesn’t look the same.
It doesn’t sound the same.
It’s always a little bit different.
So it’s this range your challenges that keeps my experts on track. Even when they are tight for time or don’t have the head space, I’ll lure you back in with something quick and easy that is too interesting, too relevant, too cool to ignore. This videos. Help me a lot with that.
But really, it just depends who you are, what you’re interested in. I’ll know how to pick you up.
LET’S NERD OUT ON YOUR ZONE OF GENIUS
Now having boosted software developers, engineers, lawyers, politicians, and scientists, what I hear time and time again is that it’s fun and nothing like school. I think this is due to the fact that this is not a standardized system. So if one of you is coming up for a job interview, a performance review, or a pay negotiation, I’ll zone in on that.
QUICK SIMPLE ACCESS TO THE SUPPORT YOU NEED AT WORK
I need to know my participants to be able to maintain that level of support. And, you know, to be honest, these VIPs for me are indeed very important people, and they get my attention within minutes or hours (even when I’m on holiday). Industry specific language learning activities, articles and other challenges are what helped to maintain the level of commitment that drives performance and fluency. Now nearly everything I do is based around conversation because I think it’s really important that you’re not just learning the words and the grammar like the mechanics of the language, but you’re able to kind of run with the language straight out of the gate. So the idea is that you can use what you’re learning immediately in your career.
I ask lots of questions at the start so that I can create materials about topics that are interesting and relevant to you. That’s what makes it easy. It’s not the level that is easy. To the contrary, what we’re talking about might actually be quite complex, quite diplomatic, quite sensitive. So that’s not the easy part.
It’s the accessibility. It’s the fact that it’s enjoyable to do. It’s the fact that it’s interesting for you that it’s relevant. That’s what’s making it easy. Asynchronous learning means that we can both be focusing on the program at different times.
I tend to be a morning person, so often my clients won’t even look at my messages until the afternoon. That’s absolutely fine.
I have one client that always sends it back just after midnight. I never have notifications on so you can do that and it doesn’t bother me at all. Others wait and till the afternoon once the production line is in full flow again and the staff shortages have been resolved, for example, and never expect you to reply immediately.
It’s there for you when you need it. It’s like being in your favorite cafe. You can check-in when the time is right for you. Each individual does their task when they have a few moments or need a break from what they are doing. Each VIP can check out their boots at a different time that works for them.
Some do it while they’re walking their dog, others listen to the long the audios in the gym or when waiting for the kids to come out from judo. Even though I travel a lot, you won’t notice because I store everything that I create ate an advanced view in Trello. And if I am traveling and you suddenly get the great news that you’ve been invited to an interview, I can create unique materials specific to your industry for that interview on the go. I’ve got everything in my phone and everything is really easy to do from there. So all the more reason to tell me exactly what’s going on because then I can create materials around events and challenges in your career.
The boosts are consistently frequent even if I have a speaking gig elsewhere or I’m traveling. So you never need to apologize for not doing the task, but people apologize anyway if they’re enjoying the program. And they want to get the maximum out of it.
There’s nothing bog standard about this. It’s not scalable.
FROM JANUARY 2024 BE IN THE CLUB
From January if you want me to help you with your Business English you will have to be in my club. Existing WhatsApp Subscribers will get an exclusive Early Bird rate plus an online course with three modules including:
1. Modern Business English,
2. Corporate Communication, and
3. Intercultural Communication & Diversity Assurance Strategies
Everything, including a fabulous community of other English Speaking Experts will be in the same place and there’ll be lots of opportunities to
-learn, and of course,
-improve your career and
-boost your confidence.
The English Speaking Experts club will be the only place that you will be able to work with me on your business English, with the exception of two corporate clients.
That’s why I’m introducing a group call to the program to help the VIPs to practice
-two way conversations,
-dialogues, and even some of the
-communication basics like
* conflict management
* negotiations and
there will also be
* talk your way out of THIS speaking challenges
* quiz nights and much more
ACCOUNTABILITY FOR CONSISTENT PROGRESS
It would be easy to leave it up to the participants to take part or not. You know, I’ve got their money anyway. Right?
But, you know, what? I’m really excited by seeing you grab the opportunities at the end of the fluency rainbow. And you know, to make that happen I need to keep you on track with cartoons, jokes, videos, whatever will pull you back into performance, fastest when life gets busy. That’s not and I’m there to pick you up and keep you on track. At the start of the program, clients mostly just want to activate their English.
They feel embarrassed that they cannot join the conversation, and it’s this spoken broken English that takes priority using the microphone and camera icons in WhatsApp.
FLUENCY FAST FORWARD
As fluency kicks in though, I start teaching more and more communication skills. And since sizing participants about intercultural issues. It’s a natural progression that boosts their confidence, one conversation at a time. If you are looking for a tailor made approach without the logistics of time consuming real time meetings.
If you know that you would benefit from upbeat, native speaker feedback, plenty of motivation, and that all important accountability. You you’ll need to think outside the box. Regular lessons will not help you progress in isolation. They might prevent your with skills from going rusty, but you will not improve unless you are doing at least an hour on your own in between those sessions. So my advice is to invest in a pro program in terms of time and money that you will be inspired to keep practicing in English, experimenting in English, refining your skills in English.
Even on days when you are exhausted or just can’t face it. The program you choose has not only to be a 100% relevant/interesting, but also inspiring and accessible with a variety of activities and different formats to really keep things fresh. If they sound logical for you, then the VIP WhatsApp fluency booster program will get you to the career and communication goals faster than trying to inspire yourself. Let’s face it. You’re busy.
Save your energy for the learning that will make a difference in your career.
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In terms of time, you need to invest about twenty five minutes a week, I’d say.
My investment is about three hours per month, for the research, planning, creation and evaluation of your tasks. So at my usual rate of a hundred and fifty euros an hour, this would come to (an average of) four x €150. So you’re really getting a bargain at €45.
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The price will go up to €75 per month in January 2024.
TIME TO TAKE ACTION
So if you genuinely want to earn more, experience more, learn more, and do not put this off any longer. Now is the time to invest in your business English skills? This doesn’t get easier as you get older. As a WhatsApp fluency boost of VIP, you will soon see that it’s an app true game changer for professionals like yourself who are keen to focus on their careers and self confidence.
No matter what age you are, this approach works, my current VIPs are between 45-65 years old.
(They know their stuff and I love working with experts!)
(Existing subscribers will receive these too)
To motivate you to take that all important first step toward language mastery and career success, I will give you three bonuses if you subscribe before
***Tuesday 17th October 2023***
First of all, you’ll get an online mental health audit and action plan from a mental health practitioner.
Her name is Corina Zanner Entwistle and she speaks both German and English perfectly so you can do your audit in either language.
Easy peasy. So on top of your mental health audit, which is very advisable for anybody.
You will also get an online course, including three modules,
-Business English refresher,
-Intercultural insights and Diversity assurance techniques.
And the third bonus, unfortunately, is limited to people in the European Union because I’m going to send you a very individualized language learning package and I warn you, I love books and I love beautiful stationery So I will send you something special. I’m not gonna tell you (surprise)
If you are outside the EU postal zone, I will think of something else for you, just let me know.
So that’s all you do. Click HERE to nab/grab/get yourself a place before they go.
Remember that this is limited twenty five VIPs.
CHRISTMAS PRESENT IDEA (partner/colleague)
So if you’re looking for a present for somebody for Christmas and you don’t know what to get them, but you want something practical and something that will make them amazing about themselves, then this could well be a really good idea for a Christmas present.
START FEELING FABULOUS ABOUT YOUR PERFORMANCE AT WORK
There are only twenty five places.
€45 >>> €75 in January 2024
So feel free to dive in now and secure your spot.
NEW TO THE SHOW?
Now if you’re new to my podcast, this is one of the very few podcast episodes where I actually sell something. I’m excited about it because for the last three weeks from different people, I’ve experienced some really very cool breakthroughs. So those people are really beginning to feel the benefit of this, and that of course is super inspiring.
SEE YOU SOON
So do join me next time for episode 166 when I talk about humility. Humanity in leadership with Dr Francisca Frank.
I do hope that you’ve enjoyed these little insights
I hope that you feel inspired to take action.
I WOULD LOVE TO WELCOME YOU TO OUR BOOSTER CREW
You can, of course, do all of this on your own. You don’t need to do it with me, but of course, I would love to welcome you into our sphere of VIPs.
So have a fantastic week and be the very best communicator that you can be.
You’ve been listening to Corinne Wilhelm from the Podcast “Experts! speak English!”, brought to you by English Speaking Experts
Goodbye for now.