Being Professional in English
Summary: "Being Professional in English" series of podcasts uniquely combines the skills required for you to be perceived as you want to be in the workplace: English language tuition, Effective behavioural guidance, Developing and maintaining solid relationships with colleagues and clients. Produced for those who already possess some competence in English and are looking to excel in their chosen professional field, the series offers concrete tools and techniques to overcome the specific difficulties with demonstrating world-class professionalism in a language which is not your mother tongue.
My starting point for this guidance is that I see no reason why someone cannot look after themselves, spend time with their family and be highly successful at work. With that philosophy in mind how do we achieve it. This podcast looks at the various misconceptions that most have which blocks their ability to manage this "balance" and then gives various techniques to achieve our aim.
The second part of our guidance on how to prepare for a presentation. We cover what to wear and personal grooming so as to give you the best chance of starting an effective presentation even before you open your mouth.
A special podcast to celebrate our first year of providing podcasts. The new introduction music we like, the chance to win 2 hours of one on one time with Mark Olding either in person or via Skype, we hope you will find interesting and a worthwhile manner to celebrate.
The first part of our guidance on how to prepare for a presentation. We cover everything that is necessary to do and in what order to give you the best chance of giving an effective presentation and therefore gaining for you the right visibility with senior people in your organisation that have an influence on your career path. Some time is also spent explaining why presenting is such an important skill to acquire.
The second part of the guidance on giving the best professional first impression possible. In this podcast we concentrate on first meetings, and cover correct attire, handshakes, opening doors and even seating arrangements at business lunches and dinners.
First impressions count a great deal so why make demonstrating your value more difficult by ignoring the fact. This podcast looks at those places where you can give the correct professional impression even before you begin to converse. Banal, obvious yet powerful techniques that anyone can accomplish.
Your boss has delegated to you. You have delegated to your people. But your people have no one to delegate to. This podcast explains how to tackle this situation in the most effective method while retaining control over what your area or department eliminates and in the process coaching those that work for you in management techniques.
Effective communication requires active listening. But it is difficult to remain engaged, for the simple fact that your brain processes words 5 times faster than people speak them. This podcast provides many techniques which will dramatically improve your engagement and therefore understanding of what is said.
Guidance on the most effective type of presentation slides given the constraints of time that we all face. This podcast will help you to demonstrate your professionalism in your mother tongue or if you need to present in your second language.
There is no reason why an effective professional cannot look after themselves and their families while still excelling at work. How we find the mythical time, and what we do with it to make it quality time, is the subject of this podcast.
Guidance on how to look at probably the riskiest aspect of being an executive; hiring people. It offers a systematic approach to matching the assignments of the role with the strengths of the candidate.
Guidance on how to tackle, in the most effective manner, the hardest part of any presentation - The Q & A. No need to wait till your next presentation to use the techniques provided however, you can start tomorrow in any situation where you need to answer questions.
Here we continue our guidance on how to behave before, during and after an interview, so giving you the best chance to demonstrate your unique value to an employer.
This podcast gives guidance on the correct behaviours necessary for a candidate going to an interview. We will look at what to do before, during and after the interview to give you the best chance of demonstrating your value.
What is the ideal demeanour for a manager, executive or leader to have? How do you obtain and maintain this behaviour towards the people who work for you? This podcast answers these questions directly.