First time running a meeting? The language you need to do it well.
There’s nothing more frustrating than an unstructured meeting – one which meanders from point to point without a clear decision being made, one where a couple of people dominate and everyone else zones out or one which ignores the agenda and overruns the allotted time. Of course, everyone has a role to play in […]
5 ideas to help someone with poor English understand you
Maike presses the ‘leave meeting’ button and gets herself a cup of coffee. She needs it. She’s just had a meeting with Paulo whose English is pretty basic and she’s not sure that he understood what she explained about the project and his role in it. As soon as she noticed his confusion she […]
What happens if you don’t make your voice heard
The monthly project meeting is about to start and Anna expects to be contributing quite a lot this time. She’s a little nervous about having to do it in English, but she’s well prepared and feeling quietly confident that she’ll manage. Yet as the meeting unfolds Anna feels less and less satisfied with the way […]