As the international language, English is becoming more important in both native and non-native English-speaking countries.
If you are not already aware, English is the most common language spoken around the world – at least when it comes to business. About 350 million people globally converse in English, which is about 20% of the earth’s population. According to Wikipedia, a total of 195 countries speak English as natives or as their secondary official language.
So, I guess if you are here you must be clear on the aspects of career growths driven by language skills. Likewise, if you are an entrepreneur you know that English fluency is good for business and you are looking for ways to improve your English speaking skills.
To check that we are on the same page, below is a list of the aspects I am here to help you improve, because they can significantly put you on the radar for global career opportunities.
1. Better quality conversations
This applies both for spoken as well as written English. Yet we all know that when it comes to speaking, the challenge is greater than when writing documents. Not for everyone, of course, but for the majority of my clients, speaking fluent English is the biggest hurdle. (Link to Conversation Club) English fluency at work improves your ability to express yourself clearly. You are able to articulate well and put forth your ideas confidently. This improves the quality of your conversations and sharpens your soft skills – which is another term for interpersonal skills.
2. More connections and networking
Once you are able to present your good business ideas, people are bound to notice you. Your ability to converse clearly will help you connect well with your colleagues. You can make more friends at work and this really helps in improving workplace rapport . Making small talk is another aspect of fluency skill, perhaps more challenging still because, once you out of the meeting room and away from your work language you are out in the big world of personal sphere and relationship, and you are facing a vast number of vocabulary that may see, daunting at first. Being eloquent at small talk is crucial! We all know that better networking at work means more business opportunities and smarter moneymaking. (advantageous)
3. Confidence boost
The ability to converse well will enable you with the confidence boost to excel at work. This will motivate you to not only conquer those ambitious career goals, but will also sharpen your focus in your everyday assignments. You will strive to develop your performance by continuously learning new skills. A simple yet effective mantra towards success.
4. Better employability
Speaking English fluently (link to Conversation Club) will improve your employability in not only MNCs but also help you perform well in expat opportunities overseas. Studies show that people who speak English can command a hike (boost) of about 30% in salary negotiations while those who have mastered English as a primary language can earn even more!
Learning to speak fluent English may seem daunting but the right mix of efforts and coaching can help you in your learning experience.
At English Connection, I provide special coaching session for working professionals. I tailor course content to help my learners with services such as improving pronunciation, presentation skills, small talk, speaking confidently in meetings, but also CV writing, writing skills such as document, emails, memo etc.
If you are still reading this you are motivated to find an effective coach that will really help you reach a different level of communication in English (and in your mother tongue as well!). My coaching doesn’t stop at language. Becoming fluent in English is just one aspect of personal development and leadership skills. Book a complimentary discovery session with me and practice some spoken English right now.