14 October

Grammar – Putting it in perspective

Grammar – Putting it in perspective

More important than perfect grammar or pronunciation is being able to say what you want to say: more confidently, with less effort, without upsetting anyone – and sound like yourself. That’s what it says on my website and it’s something I strongly believe.   Yet grammar causes a lot of people headaches Not only are […]

22 July

Looking for something to read this summer?

Looking for something to read this summer?

Last July, I wrote about a few books I’d read over the previous 12 months. And I heard from a couple of people that as a result they’d read their first English book since leaving school – and actually enjoyed it! So I thought I’d do the same again this year. (By the way, this […]

18 June

Networking: Ending conversations on a positive note

Networking: Ending conversations on a positive note

  A client recently mentioned how uncomfortable she felt networking at conferences. When I asked her for more details, I discovered that she’d actually made useful contacts and really enjoyed some conversations. So what made these situations so awkward for her? Her answer: “I just don’t know how to end a conversation and move on. […]