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Learning how to speak fluent English is one of the main goals for most English learners. Fluency is the ability to speak smoothly and freely. It’s that moment when things ‘click’ and you don’t need to pause and think about the pronunciation, grammar, or vocabulary to communicate effectively.If you still don’t feel confident after months (or years) of study, don’t worry! English fluency takes effort, but with the right approach, you achieve it. This is our three-step strategy based on years of teaching experience.💡Go to blog post: How to Speak English Fluently: Learn 15 Powerful Tips and Tricks📚 Explore our free resources on business English:
As you may already know, strong openings are key to productive meetings. But so are closings! Knowing how to end a meeting will help you make sure everyone is on the same page, clarify action items, and get everyone excited about the next steps. In this episode, we show you three key elements you should include to close a meeting effectively.Read the notes and additional phrases: our free resources:
Donna Loughlin is a PR agency founder and podcaster working with visionaries and future tech. She has helped numerous businesses navigate the obstacles of Silicon Valley and early startup life. In this episode, she shares her PR expertise and we discuss the communication aspects behind pre-IPO small scale-ups and the journey around towards business maturation.Visit our HR Culture Month: our free resources: with Donna on LinkedIn: out her podcast, Before It Happened, on Instagram:
🥒🍜🥑🍕 Learn these delicious food idioms that you'll hear at work. That's right, idioms and expressions that use a food-related word that we use in business. Listen to the fragment at the beginning and count how many idioms you were able to spot. Then, tell us in the comments here:, and check out all our free resources:
Dealing with conflict in the workplace is always tricky. Paola and Simon walk us through an effective framework that will help you communicate and resolve conflict in English more effectively. Explore our free resources on effective communication for the workplace. Learn more about Talaera’s Business English training. A personalized, on-demand learning solution for global teams. 
What do you prefer at work, direct or indirect communication? Share your thoughts on this LinkedIn post.Direct communication is appreciated by some and seen as being honest. For others, it feels like a slap in the face. Hurtful and abrasive. In this episode, we explore the differences between direct and indirect communication, differences across cultures, and advice for those who appreciate direct communication (but don't want to be called "too direct" and offend colleagues and customers).⚡ Visit the episode notes and tell us what you prefer.
Appreciation in the workplace plays a major role in achieving business results, and that is something that Rick King understands very well. Listen to all the gems he shared with us in a conversation packed with advice and wonderful insights. Go to episode notes and transcript: Culture Month - Program: our free webinar calendar: more about Talaera: Rick KingRick King can be best described as an innovation strategist who has in-depth experience in cybersecurity, digital transformation, corporate IT integrations, and corporate leadership. He worked at Thomson Reuters for over two decades in roles including Chief Technology Officer, Chief Information Officer, COO, and Managing Director, along with overseeing the digital growth and transformation of the Canadian multinational media conglomerate that is Thomson Reuters. Rick is still active on several boards, including TCF Financial Corporation and American Public Media. Despite all his technology roles, Rick realized that you could look at business through the people and through recognizing the work they do.
Straight Talk is a “workshop in a book” packed with tips and examples for those willing to develop influence skills for collaboration and commitment. Join us for a fascinating conversion with its author, Dr. Rick Brandon, and learn how to handle defensive reactions when holding people accountable for problematic behavior.  We also discuss leadership communication and the most common communication challenges that leaders face in the workplace.Straight Talk - Read more about the book and access some great free resources: our free webinar calendar: more about Talaera:
The House Technique is an easy framework that will help you write business emails much faster and more effectively. Learn what are the main mistakes that people make in emails and how you can avoid them.Relevant resources:+150 Email Phrases: Culture Month: Courses:  
Simon shows us what to say to start a meeting. Opening a meeting effectively helps you set the tone, introduce the main topic, set expectations, and make a good first impression. Read all the episode notes and transcript: our free webinar calendar: more about Talaera:
Storytelling will help you sell to clients, persuade colleagues, engage employees, develop your brand narrative, gain a competitive advantage, and even win a trial in court. Learn how you can use it effectively to make presentations more memorable for your audience and make your product more charismatic to the end-user: Gilbertson is a former New York City homicide, sex crimes, and organized crime prosecutor. She’s also a television legal analyst, educator, and entrepreneur. She is the founder and CEO of Tribeca Blue Consulting, where she helps professionals communicate with clarity and confidence in their public speaking, presentations, trial work, and media appearances.Visit our free webinar calendar: more about Talaera:
Learn some funny idioms you'll hear at work with definitions and lots of examples: a free webinar: more about Talaera:
Leon Nussbaumer is a Talent Attraction Partner at the largest business and employment-oriented social media platform. He shares valuable interview tips based on his experience as a recruiter and non-native English speaker candidate. Read notes and transcript here: a free webinar: more about Talaera: with Leon: Linkedin: /lenussbaumer/Podcast: Leon & The Professionals on Spotify
Delegation of power and responsibilities is as important in an organization as it is hard. Learn how to delegate in English with this simple yet effective framework. Read the transcript and notes: a free webinar: more about Talaera:
Heather Hansen is a global communication specialists trainer, TEDx speaker, founder, and author. In this insightful episode, we discuss linguistic bias, the importance of accent reduction, and what truly matters in terms of ensuring effective communication in global business. Read the episode notes and transcript:'s upcoming book, Unmuted: a free webinar: more about Talaera:
From not understanding a word in high school to being perfectly fluent (and funny) in English. Einat Avraham, a Systems Specialist at Salesforce, talks about her English learning adventure with us and shares the tips that helped her most to become fluent. Read the notes and tips here: a free webinar: more about Talaera:
Today’s topic was inspired by the webinar we hosted last week on Effective Communication. One of the tips we shared to add power to your message was to use strong words instead of weak ones. "Very" is one of the words you can use, and here's what you can say instead. Read the notes and examples here: a free webinar: more about Talaera:
What are some of the challenges that non-native English speakers face in virtual meetings? Learn some helpful tools that will help you navigate fast-paced meetings with international teams. Read the notes here: a free webinar: more about Talaera:
Learn how you can disagree respectfully by avoiding this one word. Check out the episode notes and transcript: a free webinar: more about Talaera:
Learn how to effectively bring across your main idea in any presentation or talk. Check out the podcast episode, notes, and transcript: a free webinar: more about Talaera:
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