My name is Laurie Oberman, born and educated in London, England and a native speaker of British English. With 15 years' hands-on experience in management positions in international finance and marketing for multi-million dollar companies, I am the perfect mentor for business professionals, adults and students interested in improving their English for international trade and commerce ("BUSINESS ENGLISH"). I have been successfully working with both groups and managers one-on-one for major multinationals (Coca Cola, AIG, Cisco, Carlsberg, etc.) since 1998.
I focus on the specific professional needs of each manager or group and build their confidence, the ultimate tool for successfully communicating in business language, by encouraging them to speak as much as possible about THEIR functions and THEIR company, as their position requires them to do on a daily basis. I also use multi-media resources to present and discuss current affairs relevant to the client's business environment.
I work to improve the business style of the student's EMAILS, upgrade the use of professional language required for MEETINGS and NEGOTIATIONS, assist in building, correcting and practising BUSINESS PRESENTATIONS, and prepare them for an overseas business trip by working on SMALL TALK. All of this with tips in INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS CULTURE from my long and varied professional multinational experience.
• Need to consult, either one-time or regularly, on Business English issues?
You have come to the right place!
• Going for an important job interview?
I can prepare you for that, too!
Yes, business can be serious, but I guarantee that studying with me will be fun 😊
Oh, and by the way, I graduated with a BA in Languages, Economics and Politics, hold a Master of Science in Management degree and have a TEFL certificate from the Multi Lingua Institute in Guildford, near London.