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How To Learn English Grammar

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June 17th, 2008 by admin

By Maysaa Bazbouz

That really is the question, because few aspects of English cause new speakers of the language quite so much anguish. People who are used to clear, precise grammatical rules find the challenges English grammar makes to be both eccentric and, often, puzzling. Read the rest of this entry »

The American English Accent:: The “Explosive” T And P Sounds

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May 30th, 2008 by admin

By Frank Gerace

The “explosive consonants”

Earlier we said that the vowels are an important factor in hearing a “foreign” accent. But it is not only the vowels. The consonants also must be mastered.

When we say that English consonants are “explosives”, we mean that they are pronounced with a sudden release of air. It is this characteristic that marks the accent of an English speaker when they try to speak your language. Read the rest of this entry »

American English: Listen and Learn Essential Differences

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May 16th, 2008 by admin

By Frank Gerace

The voiced and unvoiced consonants

In this section we will try to clarify the difference between the voiced consonants and the unvoiced consonants.

If you want to master English pronunciation you have to Read the rest of this entry »

Communication Skills

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May 13th, 2008 by admin

By Louise Manning

Communication is the passing of a message from one person to another person or a group of people. To put it another way communication involves Read the rest of this entry »

Proper Phone Etiquette – 5 Tips for Business Phone Etiquette

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May 5th, 2008 by admin

ByLynda Goldman

The telephone can be the most convenient invention ever, or the biggest intrusion. It all depends on whether you are the caller or the receiver.

When we call a business contact, it’s because we want to connect with them to get or give information. But when we receive a phone call, Read the rest of this entry »

Win Friends, Influence People, You’ll Rise to the Top

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April 20th, 2008 by admin

By Kim S. Lednum

When you take time to make people feel special they are not the only ones who benefit — you also become a beneficiary! Just as food, water and shelter are considered basic needs, psychologists tell us we also need contact with other people to survive. So, right off the bat you are taking a proactive role in your own survival!

In addition, Read the rest of this entry »

Body Language – Are You Missing These International Body Language Cues?

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April 17th, 2008 by admin

By Lynda Goldman

Imagine this. You are at a national sales meeting, and see someone you know slightly. This person recognizes you, and approaches to speak with you. He keeps coming towards you. Suddenly your heart starts to beat a little faster, and you wonder what he’s doing. Read the rest of this entry »

Communication Skills

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March 19th, 2008 by admin

By Louise Manning

Communication is the passing of a message from one person to another person or a group of people. To put it another way communication involves people, information and often requires an action to be taken. Communication involves one person passing the message and another person or group receiving the message. This could be speaking and listening, demonstrating and observing, or writing and reading. Communication involves an interchange so at times you might be speaking and at others listening – it is definitely not one way traffic. Read the rest of this entry »

Think First! – The Right Steps to Effective Communications

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March 13th, 2008 by admin

By Dan Davenport

Companies today present ideas in many ways. Sometimes they do it well, sometimes not. One of the easiest ways to make sure ideas are well presented and well received is to organize goals and thoughts BEFORE attempting to create a presentation. Read the rest of this entry »

First Impressions on the Phone – 5 Ways to Connect with a Client

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March 11th, 2008 by admin

By Lynda Goldman

At least 75 percent of the business we conduct begins with a phone call. In some cases it’s the only contact you have with a person. We use phone calls to introduce ourselves, give and get information, set up appointments, and follow up on previous contacts.

The way you sound on the telephone, and your telephone etiquette, is often the first impression you make. It can influence whether you get the job interview, the new client or the meeting you want.

Here are 5 ways to make a great impression on the phone: Read the rest of this entry »

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