12 April

3 things you can still do in the 48 hours before a conference call

3 things you can still do in the 48 hours before a conference call

As far as their stressfulness for non-native speakers goes, there’s not much that beats conference calls. Unfamiliar accents, incredibly rapid speakers, mumbling, unknown vocabulary – these factors can make any meeting a challenge. If on top of that you can’t see the other participants, things become much more difficult. There are no facial expressions or […]

6 February

Writing emails that build relationships

Writing emails that build relationships

Writing an email in English probably takes more time and effort than it does in your own language. So – especially when you’ve got an inbox full of mails to reply to – it can be tempting to only write to someone when you have to and then keep it brief and to the point. […]

3 February

Introducing yourself by email

Introducing yourself by email

Introducing yourself to the rest of the team is one of the first things to do in a new job. Simple enough if your new colleagues are on the same corridor. But what if they’re spread all over the world? If you’re not likely to meet them in person until much later, why not introduce […]