6 March

Do I really have to go out to dinner with them?

Do I really have to go out to dinner with them?

That’s a good question. And one I’m often asked. Off the top of my head I can remember the following cases: “We’re hosting the European sales meeting this year. And, of course, we’re all supposed to be going out for dinner every evening. It’s not as if I’m really needed – the rest of the […]

5 March

Now we have the salad ;-)

Now we have the salad ;-)

One lunchtime, I was standing behind two women – a German and her English visitor – in the canteen queue. I heard the German say: “Oh, you’re a vegetarian.” She studied the menu for the day and then said: “You could have rice and green bones.” The English woman looked absolutely horrified: “Oh no, I […]

23 February

Getting your seminar off to a flying start

Getting your seminar off to a flying start

  You’re about to start a workshop or seminar – in English. So much is going through your mind: I really want this first round to go well. It can set the tone for the whole day. It’s easy enough to find the right words in German – but in English? Let’s make sure that […]