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Persuasion, presentations and formal language

Persuasion, presentations and formal language

Happy Friday!

the upcoming week we are talking shop (talking about work and business). Here I share with you an insightful article about formal language, and a set of different videos on business skills. Hope you’ll enjoy it. Let me know what a new thing you have learned from them! See you in the workshops!

THIS WEEK’S CATEGORY IN ASAP ENGLISH WORKSHOPS:

BUSINESS AND WORK

Topics connected with: telephoning, presentations, persuasion, selling things, time management, formal language

BUSINESS SKILLS

These things are essential for any specialist who works in English. What new words did you find? let me know in the comment section. Write sentences with new words!

1. Article – Formal language.

What words should you avoid when writing a serious email to a client? How to sound more professional? Learn the differences between formal and informal English to sound more eloquent 😉

https://dictionary.cambridge.org/pl/grammar/british-grammar/types-of-english-formal-informal-etc/formal-and-informal-language

2. Youtube video – How to sell anything?

Watch a video and learn how to sell anything. This is one of my favourite channels on YT! Let me know how you liked it.

3. Youtube video – Presentations.

Giving presentations is simple with these ideas. Trust me. You’re going to amaze your manager with this new style of presenting. Btw “Presentation Zen” is a title of a book I wrote about in my MA thesis. A real page-turner.

7 thoughts on “Persuasion, presentations and formal language

  1. My acquaintance heard through the grapevine about free job positions at her company and promised to keep me in the loop. I asked her for dropping me a line if they start to looking for new employees. She called me once and couldn’t hear me and tried to speak up, but my voice was still too quit so I holded on but finally hanged up on her. I dialed her number and called back. She didn’t picked up and we played phone tag a half day. She wanted to get a hold of mine that a new position had been open and the need to hire as soon as possible. I asked what position it is and the line started to breaking up. I heard “senior specialist”, “much money” and the line cut down. I texted her that I interested in it and she could arrange an job interview. It was set for next week. I prepared myself very well, answered all questions with details. The recruiters were positive surprised with my knowledge. They asked me the last question why I wanted to change to lower position. The position was for a junior specialist and I’m currently a junior specialist. It was so embarrassing. I did want to keep they long and resigned and straightway I called my acquaintance. This time connection was good and she explained me that she said it’s a position for a junior, not senior specialist and not for much money. Unfortunately I had heard only a part of that words.. We got our wires crossed.

    1. Kasia, you’ve made a good job! Here is my feedback:

      My acquaintance heard through the grapevine about free job positions at her company and promised to keep me in the loop. I asked her for dropping me a line if they start to looking for new employees. She called me once and couldn’t hear me and tried to speak up, but my voice was still too quite so I holded on but finally hanged up on her. I dialed her number and called back. She didn’t picked up and we played phone tag a half day. She wanted to get a hold of mine (what do you mean?) that a new position had been open and they need to hire someone as soon as possible. I asked what position it is and the line started to breaking up. I heard “senior specialist”, “much money” and the line cut down. I texted her that I was interested in it and she could arrange an job interview. It was set for the next week. I prepared myself very well, answered all questions with details. The recruiters were positively surprised with my knowledge. They asked me the last question why I wanted to change to a lower position. The position was for a junior specialist and I’m currently a junior specialist. It was so embarrassing. I didn’t want to keep them long and resigned. Straightway I called my acquaintance. This time connection was good and she explained me that she said it’s a position for a junior, not senior specialist and not for much money. Unfortunately, I had heard only a part of that those words.. We got our wires crossed.

  2. Ok:) She commences to live (living?) in Portugal. It is her endeavour to better life and to find better job.

    1. I’d rather use a past form of the verb “commence” here i.e. commenced or has commenced. You can use both to live and living. Always check an EN-EN dictionary when in doubts. I like this one https://www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/definition/english/commence?q=commence

      “(…) endeavour to live “A” better life and to find “A” better job”. All countable nouns must have an article when in singular. Now try to use these two words in context in the workshops when speaking and in your mind when thinking to yourself in English. It will help you remember them for a longer period of time.

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