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Leading in English: How to Confidently Communicate and Inspire Others in the International Workplace

ISBN: 978-1-119-36130-5
192 pages
March 2017
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A Guide for English communication amongst international professionals

Leading in English provides a valuable resource for more effective international business communication. Whether you're a non-native English speaker working in English every day, or a native speaker working with non-native speakers, this book levels the playing field with a host of  insights and tips using real-time examples. Through shared experiences and an engaging narrative, you'll gain confidence as you build the skills you need to communicate more effectively in the workplace. Impart information, relate to coworkers, or just have a friendly chat—this book helps remove uncertainty and streamline interactions. Whether language is a small stumbling block or a large hurdle in your workplace, this book can help you overcome the issues and be happier, more confident, and more effective at your job.  

Communication is tremendously important in the workplace.  When English presents a barrier, removing that obstacle must be priority number one. This book helps you do that, with expert insight, practical tips, and a bit of humor to help shift your perspective.

  • Boost your confidence as a non-native English speaker
  • Work more effectively with coworkers and clients
  • Speak more confidently to an international audience
  • Strengthen your communication skills in all areas

In the course of a single work day, you have many one-to-one conversations, several group conversations, and maybe even a presentation or two–wouldn't it be nice to know that you've been heard, understood, and correctly interpreted? English is a tricky language, but there are ways around the issues that tend to trip up non-native speakers. Leading in English shows you how to clear the air and communicate more effectively at any level of English proficiency.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments v

At the Airport Lounge vii

Chapter 1 It Takes Two to Tango 1

Chapter 2 Speaking Clearly—It’s about You 27

Chapter 3 Speaking with Impact—It’s about Them 63

Chapter 4 Developing a Compelling Narrative—It’s about Moving Them 99

Back at the Lounge 135

Toolkit 143

Notes 157

About the Authors 161

Index 163

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Author Information

D. VINCENT VARALLO, is the cofounder and CEO of Lead in English. He consults for global companies and coaches international executives to help them become stronger communicators.

JOERG SCHMITZ is a Managing partner at ThomasLeland and an anthropologist specializing in turning the study of culture and interaction dynamics in complex organizational environments into result-driven solutions.

STEPHAN M. MARDYKS is CEO of SMCOV, a world leader in learning and development solutions across eighty countries, as well as a Manager Partner at ThomasLeland.

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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data:

Names: Mardyks, Stephan, 1962- author. | Varallo, Vince, 1973- author. |
Schmitz, Joerg, author.
Title: Leading in English : how to confidently communicate and inspire others
in the international workplace / Stephan Mardyks, Vince Varallo, Joerg
Description: Hoboken : Wiley, [2017] | Includes index. |
Identifiers: LCCN 2017000482 (print) | LCCN 2017021062 (ebook) | ISBN
9781119361329 (pdf) | ISBN 9781119361336 (epub) | ISBN 9781119361305
Subjects: LCSH: Communication in management. | English language--Rhetoric. |
Classification: LCC HF5718 (ebook) | LCC HF5718 .M369 2017 (print) | DDC
LC record available at https://lccn.loc.gov/2017000482
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