July 15, 2016

Don’t lose control

..so I’ve just read this article about a Chinese space station that the Chinese have actually lost control over (no, this is not a sci-fi horror […]
May 28, 2015
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The Brilliance of “Everyday” Hillary Clinton

As the U.S. 2016 election campaign cranks itself up, I’ve been watching aspects of it with interest. What has really fascinated me is Hillary Clinton’s claim to […]
April 26, 2015

Ultimate Client Ice-Breakers

So you’re all prepared for that brand-new-client meeting/phone call. But something still niggles at you..how will you break the ice with this client and set the […]
February 1, 2015

Running with English

I’ve always loved running. It gives me a feeling of freedom and space, as well as time to clear my head and just drift away a […]
November 4, 2014

5 Easy Ways to Boost your LinkedIn Profile

Browsing through the “People You May Know” section on my LinkedIn page the other day, I was really taken aback at how many of the profiles […]
September 4, 2014

How to Get Results – without Offending

We’ve all dashed off those emails requesting action – from clients, colleagues, suppliers and so forth. Yet sometimes, these emails can backfire on us due to […]
April 2, 2014

3 reasons you really need to be using the present perfect simple

One thing we all agree on is that our Business communication needs to be crystal clear. The last thing we want to do is mislead clients, […]
February 4, 2014

Delivering Bad News

If you’ve ever had to deliver bad news – whether it be to clients, shareholders, staff or colleagues, it can be a daunting task. Here are […]
December 16, 2013

Before pressing that “Send” button..

Writing an email, business proposal or even an in-house memo in English? Know your writing rules!! As we all know, once something has been “put out […]
August 8, 2013

Business Emails – The Informal Trap

How informal is too informal? When writing business emails, people often fall into the “informal trap”. Here’s an example: Hi John, How r things? Just wondering […]