Corporate English Training

When it comes to training in corporate English there are two important aspects:

  • Written English Skills
  • Spoken English Skills

Here, we will look at written corporate training. This mainly includes writing emails, business proposals and presentations, as well as varied other written communications required to develop business. Given here is a list of rules to help one improve their corporate writing skills:

  • One should not write using gender specific language, unless one is sure about the gender of the recipient.
  • One should always finish what they start.
  • One should avoid the overuse symbols and abbreviations.
  • Using analogies in business communications is like using feathers on a snake.
  • Avoid annoying alliterations
  • Avoid trendy locutions that sound flaky.
  • Making an appropriate selection when it comes to idioms.
  • Do not shift the point of view in the written correspondence – be focused.
  • Avoid clich├ęs
  • Do not use commas unnecessarily
  • Avoid using foreign words – stick to basic English words
  • Do not overuse exclamation marks
  • Avoid using quotes that are not attributed to the personality concerned.
  • Avoid ending sentences with prepositions.
  • Avoid being repetitive
  • Be as specific and to the point as possible.
  • Avoid misspelling words – ideally refer to a dictionary or thesaurus

Where spoken English is concerned, the trainer has to cover modules that include every aspect of spoken communication skills such as:

  • Listening skills
  • Speaking skills, which include:
  • Voice – tone, volume, accent, diction, etc.
  • Grammar
  • Vocabulary
  • Sentence construction
  • Pauses and flow
  • Non-verbal skills, which include:
  • Eye contact
  • Facial expressions
  • Posture
  • Gestures
  • Body movement
  • Overall Presentation, which includes
  • Grooming
  • Etiquette
  • Personal hygiene

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