We were lucky enough to be invited to an auditor / Tax Consultant Conference in September 2019, in Spain, where experts from around the globe, gathered to share experiences. There was one thing everyone had to do in order to achieve this goal: Communicate in English, after all, it is the international language of communication, whether we like it or not!
Some achieved this quite effortlessly, especially those from the UK, ha ha, yet others struggled and chose the ‘easy’ route : ‘listen’ and try and understand as much as possible without speaking. Why? Lack of confidence.
Clearwater’s purpose at this Conference, was to highlight the need to build confidence: therefore speak, no matter the amount of errors and be confident in the process. In essence ‘build confidence’. Knowledge without confidence, is a common barrier to communication, even by the most senior of people.
We told the audience that we ‘Clearwater’ could give them the confidence to communicate about anything they wanted to – in English.
They realised, that knowledge, without confidence, is a vital ingredient to successful relationships.
We have helped professionals from every sector and many nations. To name a few: Beiresdorf (Germany) / Karsltad University (Sweden) / Boehringer Ingelheim (Russia) Duna Group (Italy) Willson & Brown (Poland), Paradores (Spain).
If you send us am email through this site and quote the ‘post’ we will offer you a free ‘Needs Analysis’ and a free lesson. No strings.
Learning business English or indeed general English using Skype, Whatsapp or Facetime, is becoming more and more popular among the platforms available. Why? Well YOU can decide when you want the lesson and have it without even having to move from your seat. No travelling. No time wasting. Taking lessons used to be a time consuming activity and quite inflexible. Not any more. Learning online is so flexible. You can decide to have regular lessons or adhoc lessons or even mini courses to achieve a specific goal. For example, you may wish to learn how to present in front of a large audience or learn phrases to help you network in an international setting, be prominent in an important meeting or learn how to get that big deal. It is also true, however, that if you have never used an online option, it can appear impersonal and daunting; but believe me; once you’ve tried it, you will realise how easy and fun it is. Come on! Give it a try and see for yourself !
Ever thought of learning a language outside the constraints of four walls and a desk. Well just going for a lovely walk in the countryside can work wonders to learn new words and phrases. Being in a natural environment allows your mind to open up and speak about many different things that often just don’t come to mind when sat and studying at a desk. Get out there with your trainer and have a stroll around our beautiful countryside. Now is the season, as the weather is getting warmer and the days are getting longer. Don’t forget to take a notepad with you to jot down new vocabulary. It is important to add, however, that there are many activities that are better done indoors…. reading, writing and listening to a film clip perhaps….or you could always do this on a picnic blanket! Try it out and let us know how it went.
Photos taken during a stroll around Ditteridge, Bath