In many cases, the candidates will share recordings with me; recordings of work-related presentations or demos, recordings speaking activities I suggest based on techniquest they want to improve, or recordings showcasing their English in a real life conversation with a colleague or a friend (often a native speaker). After receiving these recordings, I offer consultation and advice on a range or elements from clarity of voice to delivery to flow of presentation or build up of topic.
The video below was made a few years ago while coaching a Malayalam native speaker working on a global team with professionals on all continents. Like many of the professionals Authentic Journeys works with, this particular candidate was confident in interacting in English with non-native speakers, but lacked confidence in interacting with native, Western English speakers.
In many respects, the feedback I provided to this candidate applies to about 90% of those I coach on the topic of clear speaking and English conversational skills regardless of being a private or corporate client. While I do not mention the name of the client I made this video for, the client did provide permission for me to share this with others as he knows there are many who can benefit from the advice and insight I provided.
Please excuse me in advance for the very informal background. The video was made while working from home on a very, very casual Friday! Please look beyond this to the content. I hope it is helpful and useful to you or your India based offshore team members.
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