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assertive communication

Assertive Communication: 7 Tips to Increase your Assertiveness

There are four behavioral choices we choose from: passive, aggressive, passive aggressive and assertive. Being passive means you give in to what people want, while aggressive is being hostile that you make people give you what you want. Passive-aggressiveness is giving in to what others want yet being angry for doing so. Assertiveness is a […]

8 Success Quotes to Inspire You

The journey towards success starts with having the right attitude. You need to first believe that you can do it before you can achieve it. Here are our top picks of inspirational quotes to give you that extra push on days when your motivation is running low.

BizTalk: Be Confident Yet Courteous

When it comes to business correspondence, courtesy is one of the 7 C’s to effectiveness while combining the remaining 6 — clarity, conciseness, completeness, consideration and most especially correctness and concreteness — brings out another essential C: confidence.

Ways to improve your English pronunciation

English is an essential means of communication with people from different countries. One factor that must not be left out when using the language is the proper pronunciation of words. When practicing your pronunciation, it is important to know the concepts behind the words. These include syllable pauses, up and down pitch of the word, […]

Empowering individuals with the English language

English has been the universal language amongst all countries and has become the means of communication for cultures with different languages. Don’t speak good, speak well. Individuals, professionals, corporate practitioners — these are people engaged in different business activities and transactions. Even though they frequently meet people from other companies, speaking in English has always […]

What to Know About Effective Communication

Learning how to be a good communicator involves being exposed to three important terms: grammar, fluency, and communication skills. Here’s a sample logical explanation that links the three altogether: Possessing the ideal communication skills requires fluency in a certain language by means of using proper techniques in grammar and other factors.

Improving a Pinoy’s “Carabao English”

Despite recent reports that show Filipinos getting ahead in speaking English, there are still thousands who are struggling communicators. The basics considered by a native English speaker surprisingly remain as challenges to an average Pinoy, hence the birth of “carabao English”.

English and Philippine Education: The Good and the Bad

Education is highly crucial in making a student of any age and level more globally competitive, just like professional skills training to an employee of any rank and designation. Being well-educated and well-skilled at the same time is what the world demands for an ideal workforce, and for survival. The quality of education in the Philippines has deteriorated over time due to lack of resources vis a vis the continuously growing number of enrolled young individuals — an ongoing challenge to the nation despite its economic progress, the increase in foreign investments, and considering today’s business practices and lifestyles heavily influenced by modern technology.

Lead by Example, Communicate Well

If ordinary employees should make a big deal out of their business communication skills, the higher ups should do the same times ten. As top executives, they may be fluent in English as this is a strong requirement for such a major responsibility, but getting the message across doesn’t really rely on language fluency alone.

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