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July 24, 2016

"What's Your Name?" Small Talk Questions in the U.S.

What is your name?
While many global team members may not use this question on daily calls, "What is your name?" is a common question that could be used when meeting global stakeholders for the first time in face to face or virtual meetings. 

In the video below, I will help you to understand:

  • When to use this question
  • Alternative ways to say this question that can add a more polite tone
  • How to use this question in a meeting (group discussion skills
  • How to hear Americans when they say this question (when speaking fast, it sounds totally different!)

Not only will the tips in this video help you understand common places this question is used, but how to hear it in an American accent. 

If you can't see the video, click here.

Listen to this tutorial on some similar American accent listening tips when hearing someone talk about the famous TV show "How I Met Your Mother."

If you or your global team wants to build the skill in small talk in virtual meetings, emails or in person meetings with Americans in business situations, contact us today. 

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