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Making Email Writing Easy – For Non-Native Speakers

“I’m alright when I speak, but I am afraid to write in an email… it may not look good, it may not influence my reader, I can’t convince him or her in writing, it may have grammar problems, it may… (the list goes on)…”     So many have said this to me during email […]

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10 Ways To Thank on Social Media

Are you managing your company’s social media page?      Do you want different ways to thank on social media or show appreciation to your followers; those who like, view, comment, and share your posts without saying the overused thank you?     Generally, readers of our blog have companies or teams in the US […]

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Business English Programs

Conversational mastery in English with your international counterparts, predominantly your North American, U.S. and Canadian counterparts, is within your reach. I know you might find that hard to believe. You might have been searching all over the place on the Internet for some ideas, tips, help, well look no further, you’ve reached the right place.  […]

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CEFR: Self-Analyze Your English Language Skills

One of the ways we track your progress through our coaching and training programs is through the use of the CEFR self-assessment tool. Take a look at the video below to help you understand how to use this tool to assess your language skills.      How can I use the CEFR to analyze my […]

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Speak with Confidence in Virtual Meetings

Most likely, you’re a non-native English speaker looking for strategies that you can apply to communicate more effectively with confidence in virtual meetings, is that correct?   Well, I hope so, because you have come to the right place. I’m Jennifer Kumar from Authentic Journeys, and I’d like to share three strategies with you that […]

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Checklist to Self-Edit Emails

Checklist to Self-Edit Emails:  Capitalize the letter I on it’s own.  Capitalize the first letter of every sentence.  Capitalize the first letter of proper nouns (names, company names, your job title, days of the week, month names, country and city names, etc.).  Ensure there is a punctuation mark (full stop/period, question mark, exclamation mark) at […]

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Politely Say No to US Clients

Have you ever been in a situation where you were in a conversation with a US client and needed to say no, but instead did not say anything because you did not know how to politely say no or push back? Well, today I am going to teach you a few formulas and phrases you can […]

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Meaning of “Ping” or “Ping Me”

It’s common to hear someone say “ping me when you’re free.” Have you wondered what “ping” means and where it originates from?  The meaning of ping or ping me: To send a quick, short message over a texting platform (SMS, Instant Messenger, Chat) used to check in, keep someone in the loop about something, or […]

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3 American Phrases You May Hear at Work

As an American born and raised, there are certain English phrases that, while I know can be habitual, I realize are uniquely American after having lived and worked in Kerala, India for almost seven years. Though some of these phrases could be regional, from the Northeast of the U.S., I have had many of my […]

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Free Tutorials on Business E-mail Writing Skills

Are you looking for some free tutorials on business e-mail writing skills?  Look no further! E-mail writing is a skill. And, like any skill, it needs to be practiced. Business e-mails should influence the reader to think something good about us and feel something good about us so that they will do something with or […]

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