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Writing Doesn’t Have to Be Scary – We Are Here To Help!

“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 writing workshops […]

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10 Ways of Personally Thanking on Social Media WITHOUT Saying Thank You!

Are you managing your company’s social media page?    Do you ever wonder how to show your appreciation for 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 which service US clients, counterparts, customers, […]

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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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Deliver Impressive Status Updates: Performance Coaching for Development Teams

Schedule: An 8 – 13 hour course. Up to 8 Participants. Location: Online Meeting RoomFacilitator: Jennifer Kumar (learn more about Jennifer)Contact: info@authenticjourneys.info / +95 39347529 (WhatsApp) Do you ever feel your client isn’t impressed with your status updates?  Do you hear clients ask you for more information or appear to challenge your status updates? If you are a team […]

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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 to analyze my English level? […]

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Sign Up for “Building Trust and Good Relationships With US Clients”

Are you working in the software industry in India?  Do you work with US Clients?  Would you like to know best practices in…  We are here to help you! We have worked with over 4,000 professionals just like you!  Let’s learn simple tips you can apply in your daily interactions that will dramatically improve your […]

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Meanings of Words Used in Software Development in Ordinary English

This glossary is a work in progress. As I post this in September 2020, I have a list of over 130 words and phrases used by techies in daily conversations at work (with only about 1/3 defined). As I know there are plenty of people like me out there who interact with techies, but may […]

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ICF Core Competencies: Powerful Questioning and Direct Communication

Written by: Jennifer Kumar (Managing Director, head Coach of Authentic Journeys)  For the updated 2021 ICF Core Competency deep dive on Evoking Awareness, follow this link. In the previous post, I spent a lot of time diving into the competency of Active Listening under Competency Area C: Communicating Effectively. In this post, I would like to focus […]

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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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Encryption & Encryption Key- Pronunciation, Meaning, Sentence Examples

Learning The English Vocabulary: encrypt, encryption, and encryption key In the continuing series of Words to Pronounce More Clearly, I shared information about the words encrypt, encryption, and encryption key.  I will guess these words are more important than ever with people working from home and wanting to keep their corporate data secure. Let’s look at […]

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