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Response to Frank on British Language Use Hi everyone! It’s Katie here. This week I’m going to be replying to Frank’s post about British language use.  In America there is a stereotype that Canadians are ridiculously polite. This used to be a stereotype about British people, but we’ve been too polite to say anything about


Do British Business People Speak Like This?

A question for my colleagues working in the UK: Do British business people speak like this?   David Paul, president of  the Association “Language Teaching Professionals,”  sent me a link to an amusing list of 30 expressions that the average British person uses. I’ve selected 15 of the more interesting expressions. I wonder if British


5 Things to Know When Writing For Baby Boomers

Be Open When Writing For Baby boomers This post on writing for baby boomers – my own generation – is the second in the series on how to write for different generations. As I point out in my book, Write Now and my post, Know Your Audience, shape the style and tone of your message


3 Proven Ways to Give an Effective Short Talk

I recently gave a 30-minute talk to a group of English second-language teachers about the features and benefits of using Moodle, a popular learning management system (LMS). The e-learning software tool was developed to help educators create online courses. I use it extensively in my own work. So I wanted to share my thrill in


10 Tips For A How-To Talk

Do you need to give a “how to” talk for your company? Follow the advice in this article and it will make the task of giving a demonstrative presentation easier. Use the case study as a guide to preparing your next “how to” talk and impress your listeners. In another article on giving an informative


Four Networking Strategies That Work

Face-to-face networking can bring great dividends Have you just completed your business degree and are looking to meet people to get a job interview? Are you the business manager of an IT company seeking alliances with other companies? Are you a small business owner wishing to generate leads for your company? Several years ago, I



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