Linking English Business Club

Esta iniciativa es una respuesta a la necesidad de muchos profesionales que requieren un espacio para practicar el inglés. Para muchos el objetivo principal es conseguir más fluidez pero también es necesario actualizar las habilidades de comunicación en un mundo de negocios cada vez más internacional, online y offline.

Las sesiones son dirigidas por profesores nativos que generan la conversación, guiando a los participantes y fomentando la interacción. La conversación se complementa con soporte audiovisual y digital para crear un ambiente dinámico y enriquecedor.

Las aportaciones de los participantes son fundamentales para compartir experiencias y crear situaciones reales de conversación que pueden ser útiles para todos.

La flexibilidad de horario es fundamental y por eso puede elegir cada semana las sesiones que mejor le encajen en su agenda. Sólo tiene que confirmar su asistencia a través de un correo a hello@linkingenglish.com y reservar su plaza en el horario que mejor le conviene en el siguiente enlace.

Reservar plazas del Linking English Business Club

*PRECIOS REDUCIDOS DE INTRODUCCIÓN PARA EL MES DE NOVIEMBRE

Para asistir al Linking English Business Club es necesario adquirir un bono mensual.

Precios detallados son para socios o no-socios del Club Financiero Atlántico.

Los bonos sólo son válidos durante el mes de emisión.

No se pueden transferir sesiones al siguiente mes.

Las plazas son limitadas. Cada sesión tiene un máximo de 6 plazas.

How to introduce yourself in business networking

How you introduce yourself at business networking events is crucial for making a good impression on potential partners or clients, however it is often a stumbling block for many people who have only prepared a formal presentation. This is often where many good business relationships begin as the path to success starts here. Natural conversation with people you don’t know is one of the most difficult areas to master in communication,  and even more so when the language used is not your mother tongue.

Here are some important guidelines for you:
1. Always introduce yourself at business networking events by saying your name and surname.

Example: Hi there, my name is  Conchi, Conchi Fuentes, I’m the Managing Director of Linking English.

2. Have an effective networking opener – an opening statement that shows your passion and drive in what you do. Focus on “WHY” you do what you do.

Example: I have been teaching English for many years and I realised that people spend years learning English but they are not able to communicate effectively, much of this stems from a lack of confidence. There is a strong demand for good English communication skills and this is something that has been overlooked in traditional teaching. So I started my own company to provide effective English training based on good communication rather than perfect grammar.

3. Give a brief example or anecdote of this passion in your recent accomplishments.

Example: The most important factor of good communication is not to focus only on language. Only 7% of communication is based on spoken language (based on words). The rest is verbal and non-verbal. So why are we obsessed with perfecting a language when much of what we want to communicate is not language based. In fact, we should pay a lot more attention to body language, sounds and intonation, as this could lead to a very negative interpretation if not used correctly. 

4. Have a closing statement that invites others to enter the conversation. This could be a question or a statement that lets others continue the conversation.

Example: I love my work and I love connecting with people around the world. I love helping people to feel comfortable speaking English and enabling them to enjoy the potential of good communication. Technology gives us access to the world, the rest is up to you…

 

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English is the new Lingua Franca – say the French

 

English is now the lingua franca. That’s how it is. You have to speak English if you want to act and move in globalization.

 

This is what the French Prime Minister, Édouard Philippe, said at the EDHEC Business School in a recent press conference. He also announced that all students would have to pass English language tests, such as the TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication), Cambridge (Cambridge English Language Assessment) and IELTS (International English Language Testing System), at the end of high school and their undergraduate degree.

This statement means a lot coming from the French who, over the years, have resisted giving in to English being the “global language”, and yet,  that’s the way it is.

It is true that the World Economic Forum recently reported that Chinese and Spanish are listed above English in the world’s most spoken languages, however, English is still the most common language used for communicating around the world. It goes without saying that it is also the most studied language in the world.

Good communication is essential in business and with so many people learning English around the world, you must go a little bit further in order to get the “edge” over your competitors.