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Author: Krisia Justesen

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The Doing Business in English podcast helps people who weren't born into English to get the motivation, skills, and confidence to use English at work. Join English teacher and coach Krisia every week as she shares tips, lessons, and conversations to help you with your business English. You'll also get inspiration from interviews with people all around the world who aren't native English speakers but they're still doing business in English.
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Whether you use an app, take an English course, hire a private teacher, or do it yourself, there are ups and downs in learning English. One thing I've begun to notice is that people tend to blame themselves when they don't reach their goals for English. Then they feel bad for not being able to learn. I say: judge your English learning technique by how much your English improves. Stop blaming yourself and feeling guilty. Figure out what you need, and find what works ...
My guest, Julie Frølich, shares her story of improving her business English competence and confidence in a matter of weeks. Julie works in public relations and politics and found herself in a situation where she knew she had to improve her English. Still, she couldn't imagine it was possible - not in a few weeks, and not with the little bit of time she had as a busy working mom! Listen to our conversation as she shares how English Boot Camp and private coaching with me improved he...
You're sitting there in front of a foreign client, and your mind goes blank as you try to remember the right word. You're in a meeting, and you have something to say, but the thought of saying it out loud in English stops you from putting your hand up. You hear yourself speaking English, and the sound of your voice makes you cringe with embarrassment! You stop talking as soon as you can. There's something unique about using English at work, there is much more at stake tha...
What does improving your English have to do with your sex life? In this interview with Kimi Sand, a sexologist and couples therapist, we find out that my job as an English teacher and coach overlaps with her job as a sexologist and couples therapist. She shares how she helps her English-speaking clients feel more comfortable, tips for becoming more confident - in the bedroom and in the boardroom, and much more. This episode has a lot of advice, especially for women, but Kimi is...
If you spend ages writing that business email in English, this episode is for you. In this episode, I talk about how getting something done is better than trying to make it perfect. It's something I struggle with, and I'm sure you do too.
Subscribe to Doing Business in English, and join the mailing list at https://signup.lightningenglish.com to get extra info and tips and an email every time an episode is published. Sentences are a necessary part of writing and speaking in English. In this episode, I share 6 tips for making better sentences in English. You'll find out (among other things) the basics of building a sentence, what to focus on to make sure your sentences fit your audience, and why you don't want to make ...
Katka Csényi has years of experience as both an English learner and an English teacher. She started learning English in school in the Czech Republic, and her thirst for English led her to spend time working and studying in England. The problem is, what she learned in school didn't prepare her for what happened when she got there!Listen to her tell the story of how she went from not even being able to buy a train ticket in English to where she is now, teaching English to others in Hungary.If y...
Subscribe to Doing Business in English and join the mailing list at https://signup.lightningenglish.com to get extra info and tips and an email every time an episode is published.English is confusing, so a lot of the questions I get are from people trying to sort out things they are confused about. As a teacher, it's important for me to help my students untangle the confusion, but there's more to it. Your attitude towards being confused can affect how you learn and remember English....
This episode is a conversation with María Pinto from Venezuela. She's a lawyer, teacher, business owner, and renaissance woman. She shares her story and how she was able to recover from a traumatic early experience with English and go on to love English, and eventually start a company with her twin brother, helping others with their English. María is a treasure trove of tips and inspiration for anyone looking to improve their English and make changes in their lives. If you wan...
This episode is the audio from a video answer I gave in my private membership group, Business English BOOST. This question comes up often, so I thought I'd share it with you. If you want to join Business English BOOST the next time registration is open, go to https://lightningenglish.com/boost
I met Yenlik by chance at lunch at a conference in London. We got to talking, and I quickly realized that this was a special young woman, who was doing something many people I talk to wouldn't even dare try! She recently started all over again in London, and jumped in the deep end, working at the secretariat for the Regional Bahá'í Council in the UK. We talked (and laughed!) and had a wonderful time together. I found out that despite the courage and confidence it took for her ...
"Do I need private English lessons?" "Where can I get cheap English lessons?" "What should I look for in a one-to-one English teacher?" I'm going to answer these and other questions about learning English with an English teacher. Even if you're not looking for private lessons right now, these tips will help you figure out the next steps in your English journey. If you're considering private lessons in English, there are a few things you can do to make sure you don't ...
Anna Prims (@annaprimsmarketing on Instagram) is an online marketing specialist from Catalunya in Spain. She has lived in Scotland, Japan, and now Denmark - all because of her English!Listen to her story as she shares what she did to get better at languages and build her confidence (hint: Dragon Ball comics had something to do with it)!She'll also tell you about some of her regrets, so you can learn from her mistakes and get better at English even more quickly than she did!The Doing Business ...
The biggest change to your English comes from changing your mindset.If you're trying to improve your business English, and you've tried learning grammar and vocabulary, tried classes and courses, and you're still stuck, it might be time to start looking at your mindset.How you think will affect how you show up in English.In this episode, I share 5 mindset tips that will help you get unstuck and start moving forward on improving your English.If you don't want to take notes, go to https://light...
The Doing Business in English Podcast is here to help you to be more confident and competent doing business in English, so you can let the true you shine through, even when you're speaking English. I'm Krisia Justesen, and with over 17 years' experience teaching English as a foreign language to adults, I'm going to share my experience and knowledge with you. But that's not all. For many, speaking English at work is about finding the confidence and motivation to do ...
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