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E2P26 | 3 Words to Help You Master Any Conversation

On the 26th episode of the English 2.0 Podcast, we handle the following points:

Main Topic: 3 Words to Help You Master Any Conversation

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Power Conversation: How to Respond to Someone Naturally (Part 3c of 3)

Now that you are familiar with the concept of Active Listening from the previous post (Power Conversation Part 3b), we will talk about how to use this concept in your real daily conversations.

responding to someone naturally

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The reason I want to give you this powerful, yet simple strategy is because I often make comments to my students about events in my life and I usually receive one of the following responses:

  • silence
  • a confused look on their face
  • struggle to say something but nothing really comes out
  • a somewhat unnatural and unconfident response

By the end of this post, I want you to have the ability to respond naturally and more important, confidently when you hear a comment from your friend, co-worker, or teacher.

Here’s how to do it

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YQ9 | Is there any benefit to practice speaking English by yourself?

On the 9th episode of Your Question, we handle the following question:

Q: Is there any benefit to practice speaking English by yourself?

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Speaking Skills 1 | Showing Interest

On the 1st episode of Speaking Skills, we learn how to develop this skill:

Showing Interest

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Power Conversation: Making a Good First Impression (Part 1 of 3)

Power ConversationHow would it feel to be able to do the following?:

  • Start a conversation without fear
  • Have more confidence when speaking to someone
  • Make a memorable first impression
  • Build a lasting relationship
  • Be a successful global businessperson

I covered these topics and more in a recent seminar I gave to about 10 hungry Tokyoites looking to “level up” their English conversation and become global businesspeople. Would you like to know what we talked about? Here’s a quick summary.
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Transform your Textbook Knowledge into Natural English

change textbook english to natural englishTake one minute to answer this question honestly about yourself.

“How do you feel about your current English level?”

Are you satisfied? Do you feel like you’ve been at the same level for awhile without any real improvement? Do you feel like you have a lot of knowledge but it’s hard to express what you want to say?

If so, what you may be looking for is how to take your textbook knowledge and convert it to natural English. Here’s how:

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Top 10 Tips for Giving Excellent Presentations in English

How to Give Effective Presentations

In today’s business world, it is more important than ever to make a good impression on your co-workers, customers, and clients.

Whether you are introducing yourself to your new group members, giving a speech, or trying to sell your product, speaking to an audience is a very valuable skill and it extremely important in the current economic environment.

I’ve been teaching Presentations to businesspeople now for several years and I, myself, have spoken in front of audiences of around 50 people (and once performed a magic show!). Here are my top 10 tips to help you give an excellent presentation.

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Your Question 5 | If I Make a Grammar Mistake, will the Listener Care?

On the 5th episode of Your Question, we handle the following question:

Q: If I make a grammar mistake in front of a native speaker, will they care?

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Episode 16 | How to Improve Your Speaking Ability Very Quickly

On the 16th episode of the English 2.0 Podcast, we handle the following points:

Pronunciation Point: 3 Crazy Katakana Words

Main Topic: How to Improve Your Speaking Ability Very Quickly

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5 Ways to Practice Speaking On Your Own

For the times when you don’t have a speaking partner, you can still practice speaking by yourself.

Here are 5 ways to do it!