For those of you working in a German speaking market, or working with clients, suppliers or freelancers in either Germany, Austria or Switzerland, then Xing should be on your radar, it is the German language equivalent to the business networking portal, Linked In.
This week on the language energy programme, we have been talking about how to handle the whole job change situation. It got me thinking about idioms used in business. “I did it. I just quit!”
It is not yet the end of January, but we are getting close, so why am I only now, really getting my stuff together? Just two days ago I looked at my office and realised that, “You know what, Corinne? It looks like you’ll be in Berlin for a while, so if you are going […]
Before I moved to Germany, most people, including my colleagues and my bosses, seemed to think that I was pretty amazingly organised. I was always juggling career and social life pretty effectively, so it seemed, volunteering at the radio station at Hammersmith Hospital, preparing for post grad qualifications and generally being a busy but bouncy […]
It’s just weeks til Xmas, but isn’t time you treated yourself to a healthy dose of career freedom? In just six skype sessions, I guarantee that you’ll feel more confident speaking English – if you’re not happy, you get your money back. If you are determined to make a difference in your small business or […]
Learning a language one word at a time is an approach that beginners use but once your vocabulary expands it is no longer the most effective vocabulary boosting strategy. Being familiar with prefixes can make guesswork a lot easier, both in terms of speaking English and understanding it – either in conversation or in writing.
It’s all too easy to overlook great feedback isn’t it? I grew up in a family business so as a child, we spent many a meal time or car journey, brainstorming about how to improve service, how to streamline systems and how else we could make our business known. Many heads are better than one […]
I am not sure about you but I love meeting other women that have set up their own businesses, I think it is the contrast of discovering talent and shared challenges and successes, that appeals most. I can honestly say that nothing makes my day more than hearing about a business friend’s breakthrough, no matter how big or […]
I luuurve autumn! I know, some of you are still clinging holding on tightly on to the last sunny days but I am a bit warped strange like that. I really look forward to the weather changing and I am on the look out for beautiful leaves which have fallen to my feet in a range […]
Let’s face it, if someone walked up to your desk and started speaking English ‘at’ you at full speed, you’d panic, right? Well frankly most of us would – unless of course we had some hot English speaking lover or something – but more about that shortly.