Why Conversational English Isn't Enough: The Key To Leveraging Language For Career Development

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Terry BravermanEnglish
December 8, 2016
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QUESTION: “What is your most important reason for learning English?”


MOST COMMON ANSWER: “To improve my career opportunities.”

Am I correct? Learning English is a vehicle to transport you on the highway of career advancement; this is absolutely true for most students. You are a Verbling student because you understand that English proficiency is an important component of professional development. However, it is only a beginning.

In order to attain higher pinnacles of success and respect in your work, you must become a master of communication. What does this mean? It means that once you have good command of the English language, you must learn how to adapt your communication style to develop strong relationships with all personality types. And, the skills required to do this are not that difficult.

Knowing how to recognize different personality types and respond effectively to each one will establish you as a great communicator, someone who connects with both co-workers and superiors, and someone who should be considered for managerial or leadership positions. But wait…there is more.

Everyone has a primary modality for accessing and imparting information. Have you noticed that some people are ok with receiving important information by phone call? Or, what about the boss who insists on seeing you in person to discuss an important matter? This is probably because the boss has a primary modality that is visual, while ones who are satisfied with a phone call are primarily auditory. Does knowing this help you understand communication preferences and develop a stronger relationship with your boss? You bet it does!

Finally, you must know that conflict is inevitable in human relationships. Knowing how to manage conflict is essential to professional growth. Strategies for containing conflict will vary according to personality types. However, there are simple responses in the face of conflict that will help defuse almost any situation.

You don’t even need to be accent-perfect to become a master of communication in English. Consider Arnold Schwarzenegger, who still has a noticeable accent yet became wildly successful in English-speaking films and as governor of California. Why? Because he mastered the art of communication, the key to leveraging language for career development.



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Hi, my name is Terry Braverman, I have 25 years of teaching and training experience in the business world, teaching communication and business relationship skills at Fortune 500 companies, healthcare centers and education facilities worldwide. I wrote and self-published a book which became a best seller on amazon.com, so I can help improve your writing skills, build an effective resume, and assist with promotional materials for a marketing campaign in English. If you need help in getting a job, we can work together to perfect your job interviewing skills too. If you are a speaker at a conference, I can prepare you for an English-speaking audience. These speaking and writing skills will speed up your professional career development. I have visited 49 countries so I know how difficult it is to learn another language. For beginners, I will help you grow confident with English and we will have fun doing it! For professionals who are already competent with English, I will show you special communication skills that develop strong professional relationships with all personality types. Learning these skills is essential to advancing your career opportunities in life, and to becoming a MASTER of communication in English. Contact me if you have any questions so that we can arrange a time to talk about your goals as well as your strengths and weaknesses and we can go from there. Remember - investing in yourself is the best investment that can be made! “Terry came to the session with a great plan...He was perfectly prepared, so the lesson was well-structured and therefore extremely efficient. We worked on my job interview mistakes from my real job interviews. We also worked on my biggest grammar weakness - prepositions after certain words. I've never seen such a high level of professionalism.” - DK, Software Developer, Krasnodar, Russia "Terry is a great teacher! His lessons are fun and very helpful. I recommend everyone to book his lessons." - Bas, Netherlands "It was my first class. Terry looked very professional and experienced, so I think that he can help in my personal goals." - Mateus, Brazil "Terry, thank you so much for your teaching. I enjoyed talking with you and I learned a lot from you. You gave me a gift of the lifetime: humor. I will always keep it in my mind and integrate it into my future presentation and conversation with people I would encounter in the West." - Nathan Yang, Taiwan “Sometimes I struggle with expressing my thoughts in English. I asked Terry to help me with a public presentation for a training session. Terry inspired me to speak from my personal experiences as it related to my topic. His direction was just what I needed to give life to an otherwise dull topic…” - Wenxin Guan, Senior Research Analyst, IMS Health, Los Angeles, CA
$19.90
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Flag English
United States
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Spanish
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Hi, my name is Terry Braverman, I have 25 years of teaching and training experience in the business world, teaching communication and business relationship skills at Fortune 500 companies, healthcare centers and education facilities worldwide. I wrote and self-published a book which became a best seller on amazon.com, so I can help improve your writing skills, build an effective resume, and assist with promotional materials for a marketing campaign in English. If you need help in getting a job, we can work together to perfect your job interviewing skills too. If you are a speaker at a conference, I can prepare you for an English-speaking audience. These speaking and writing skills will speed up your professional career development. I have visited 49 countries so I know how difficult it is to learn another language. For beginners, I will help you grow confident with English and we will have fun doing it! For professionals who are already competent with English, I will show you special communication skills that develop strong professional relationships with all personality types. Learning these skills is essential to advancing your career opportunities in life, and to becoming a MASTER of communication in English. Contact me if you have any questions so that we can arrange a time to talk about your goals as well as your strengths and weaknesses and we can go from there. Remember - investing in yourself is the best investment that can be made! “Terry came to the session with a great plan...He was perfectly prepared, so the lesson was well-structured and therefore extremely efficient. We worked on my job interview mistakes from my real job interviews. We also worked on my biggest grammar weakness - prepositions after certain words. I've never seen such a high level of professionalism.” - DK, Software Developer, Krasnodar, Russia "Terry is a great teacher! His lessons are fun and very helpful. I recommend everyone to book his lessons." - Bas, Netherlands "It was my first class. Terry looked very professional and experienced, so I think that he can help in my personal goals." - Mateus, Brazil "Terry, thank you so much for your teaching. I enjoyed talking with you and I learned a lot from you. You gave me a gift of the lifetime: humor. I will always keep it in my mind and integrate it into my future presentation and conversation with people I would encounter in the West." - Nathan Yang, Taiwan “Sometimes I struggle with expressing my thoughts in English. I asked Terry to help me with a public presentation for a training session. Terry inspired me to speak from my personal experiences as it related to my topic. His direction was just what I needed to give life to an otherwise dull topic…” - Wenxin Guan, Senior Research Analyst, IMS Health, Los Angeles, CA

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