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How to Confidently Participate in Business Meetings

Step-By-Step Guide To Participating Confidently in English in Your Next Business Meeting

Do you get embarrassed when you need to attend a meeting in English? Maybe you feel frustrated when you can't express yourself clearly. Do you want to be invisible in a meeting, hoping that you won't need to answer any questions? 

If you would like to learn how to confidently participate in meetings that lead to successful outcomes and more business for you and your company, then I've got the answer. 

The importance of meetings in international business cannot be understated. Most of us spend about 40% of our day in meetings! Successful meetings lead to more productivity, more customers and better business management. 

Effectively participating in a meeting is an essential skill if you want to be successful at your job. But what if you lack the English skills to participate? What if you feel shy, awkward or embarrassed when you need to present or participate in a meeting? This can have a very negative affect on your career and your promotion prospects. 

So, what can you do to improve your English and successfully participate in or even run effective meetings? You need to learn the best practices for effective meetings, as well as the language skills to participate confidently. 

You need a map! A step-by-step system that shows you what language to use and at what stages of a meeting to use it. 

That is what you get with the "How to Confidently Participate in Meetings" online course. I teach you  all the language you need to participate in them. 

Skill Level: Beginner


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Who this course is for:

  • Native Spanish speaking adult learners of English as a second language.
  • Professionals who need to use English at work.
  • Anyone with an intermediate level of English who wants to improve their email writing skills

Skill Level: Beginner


You have been studying English for a long time and feel that you have a wide range of vocabulary at your disposal. The problem is that you find it difficult to understand your native colleagues at work, especially when they use "those" expressions. Native English speakers use lots of idioms which can be confusing. You might understand the individual words in each idiom, but you don't understand what the expressions actually mean. For example, if your boss tells you that you need to "step up" and "sort things out", then you may struggle to find sense in the meaning.

Understanding and using English idioms at work will help you express yourself more effectively in your job. Idioms are often used as a short cut, a way to express a concept or idea in a short and memorable way. Humans use idioms to engage their listeners and emphasise their ideas and opinions. If you use idioms, you will be able to express yourself in a more colourful and natural way.

This course will teach you lots of common English idioms used at work. You'll be able to build stronger relationships with your English-speaking colleagues and clients by using the language they speak.

Each video is between 3 and 5 minutes long and gives you a scenario based approach to improving your knowledge of idioms. The course covers the following areas of business:

  • Module one: marketing idioms
  • Module two: Finance idioms
  • Module three: behaviour idioms
  • Module four: operations and productions idioms
  • Module five: management idioms
  • Module six: planning idioms

Each lesson within each module contains the explanation of each idiom, the dialogue of each scenario and practice exercises to make sure you have understand each expression.

Who this course is for:

  • Adult learners of English as a second language.
  • Professionals who need to use English at work.
  • Anyone with an intermediate level of English who wants to expand their knowledge of English expressions and improve their listening and reading skills.

Skill Level: Beginner