Language competency is especially important in business communication as the world you are living in is a globally competitive one; it is not uncommon to see big companies such as Google, GlaxoSmithKline and Apple branch out and have offices in different countries across the globe. It’s also why language is extremely important as you will […]
It can be rare for a person not to speak to anyone on a single day, especially if are employed. After all, how else will you report your finds in a meeting or how else will you say “pass the salt” on the dinner table? What people do not realize is not all interactions are […]
While the Philippines is already recognized worldwide as one of the top English-speaking communities in Asia, there are still some Pinoys who are prone to using words or sentences that mean something else to native English speakers.
The Philippines has been regarded as #3 among the largest English-speaking nations, with the US and UK holding the top positions — not bad for a developing country wherein even the uneducated try their best to speak and write English in its most basic form. Media and local tourism play a significant role in keeping them aware of basic terms and expressions, despite the fact that they can sometimes be unsure what they say or write actually means.
Technology plays a vital role in almost everything, and that includes communicating with friends, family, colleagues and clients. The Internet makes the communication process faster and more convenient via electronic mail or e-mail, yet a badly-constructed e-mail especially for business purposes can result to a waste of time, negative publicity or worse, a string of lawsuits. For more effective e-mail interactions that serve any given purpose, keep in mind these Do’s and Don’ts:
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.