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Spoken English Training for Professionals – Business English requires explicit

In English speaking countries, more formal language is often used when conducting business. Knowing when to use formal tones and when an informal approach is acceptable, can the difference in business results. Each program offers English language courses for professionals must be able, differences need to emphasize to speak English in the business world, are spoken. Lead in the economy, a statement or a poorly written question easily lead to unnecessary problems and misunderstandings. This can jeopardize business transactions, it is important a good overview of the more formal tone General Conditions have been required.

The differences between written and spoken English training for professionals is more light than standard spoken English. The main difference will be related to business correspondence items. Students must be written in English grammar and spelling of business letters, memos, to focus, and marketing materials. Yet the English spoken Business and practitioners on key areas such as formal presentations, requests and invitations, telephone etiquette, business vocabulary (for example, for presentations and meetings) and specific charges against the industry professionals. Proper forms of address and appropriate manners are essential to business professionals.

While the focus of training for English speaking professionals and entrepreneurs, formal language is English conversation is also important. English business environments are more formal talks, informal conversation, but still hopes, also supports business functions. Many English-speaking countries prefer to buy in a more personal level to make, at least in terms of meeting the people behind the companies they work with. As such conversation, casual is an important part of business education-Englisch. Basically we have to learn to formalize a character now and then on a more personal discussion about the time of exposure.

It was suggested that students spoken English training for adults with a solid understanding of formal business English, more as an informal, spoken English. English-speaking entrepreneurs are more tolerant too rigid and formal business partner, as they are for a professional to the informal sector. For this reason, students should ask an experience program with the needs and habits of business and English managers. to support these trainers, students with knowledge and experience in formal English should be used when no acceptable formal English guide. The result of business interactions can trust.

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March 27, 2010 Posted by | Business | , , , , | Comments Off on Spoken English Training for Professionals – Business English requires explicit

A College Internship: How It Helps

When students look for ways of gaining valuable experience while still in college, they often have trouble realizing the benefits an internship can have. With so many internships underutilizing their interns and limiting their development, students may begin to lose hope in ever finding a valuable way of gaining knowledge and experience that will help them in the real world. When a student does find an internship that works, however, the benefits can be tremendous and have lasting effects on the student’s career.

With a college internship behind them, students will feel more confident and ready to take on the challenges the real world will surely throw at them. Feeling confident in their abilities is half the battle when it comes to impressing potential employers and interviewers. This will ensure that students make good impressions on their interviews and have something of substance to talk about when they meet with employers. Employers will grow tired of hearing the same stories and same experiences from their applicants and will take pleasure in speaking with a student who has gone through a college internship and can tell stories and share experiences from it. This will allow the student to stand out and hopefully land the job they want.

With so many students entering the job market and looking to begin their careers through similar paths, the job market can be competitive and tough. Getting started is sometimes the hardest part of a career, so having a little extra help never hurts anybody looking to land the job they really want. With a college internship under their belt, students will be ready to take on the real world and make an immediate impact on the company they are hired by. Bosses will love to see the initiative of young employees when they make a difference almost right away. The acclimation period is often much shorter for students who have gone through an internship program and have some familiarity with the real world and the way the business world works. Understanding business relationships and the challenges the real world throws around will help students better adjust to their new lives.

Learning leadership is a big part of a college internship. Students that take job skills away from the experience will be better off than those that are limited to filing, data entry and getting coffee. While these internships may offer some level of introduction to office life, it does little to prepare students for the business world. These lame internships may not really teach students anything about the real world and does not give them much of an opportunity to develop job skills and learn the way business relationships are managed and maintained.

Students who understand these things and learn a bit of leadership in the process are better prepared for job interviews and the real world. Life can be challenging and managing their personal life with their professional life is a huge part of adjusting to this. With a college internship, students will be better prepared to handle these things.

March 13, 2010 Posted by | Education | , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on A College Internship: How It Helps

Lessons From Ireland on Economic Growth

For most of the past 300 years or so Ireland has had the dubious distinction of being a country more known for the hardships suffered by its inhabitants than for its beautiful countryside. While people in other parts of the United Kingdom and in Europe enjoyed a relatively high standard of living Ireland lagged far behind. Up until the early 1970’s the average income in Ireland was approximately one half of that of the rest of the UK. Over the next 35 years that status would change dramatically.

Today Ireland is rated one of the best countries in the world in which to live. Ireland boasts the fourth highest gross domestic product per person and very low unemployment. University tuition is free and there are a high percentage of skilled positions available.

How did Ireland accomplish such a dramatic turnaround?

New Economic Policies

Economists who have analyzed the emergence of the “Celtic Tiger” (a popular nickname for this period of unprecedented economic growth) have identified economic policies that encouraged growth. Beginning in the 50’s and 60”s Ireland began to shift away from protectionism and started to plan long-term for expansion and to increase international trade. Corporate tax rates were lowered and tax incentives were offered to foreign investors. Initiatives to expand exports were adopted.

In the 70’s the currency was strengthened and stabilized with Ireland’s entry into the EU. EU membership also provided Ireland access to substantial subsidies from France and Germany which was invested into public works projects to improve and expand infrastructure and education. Ireland now had greatly expanded access to European markets and began to increase exports. As its economy began to respond, Ireland focused on lowering its public debt and eventually achieved a 35% debt ratio, lower than most of other countries in the EU. As her financial position improved Ireland initiated several new programs that were aimed specifically at attracting high tech businesses and other growth industries. Ireland now offered an unbeatable combination of stability, favorable tax and trade policies, and a well educated English speaking labor force available at relatively low wages. This brought in employers from all over the world to do business in Ireland. By the end of the 90’s unemployment had fallen from 18% to 4%.

Ireland is not the only country to follow this basic formula for economic expansion (think of China, Brazil, Russia, India, and Mexico). Yet Ireland seemed to reap much higher dividends than most of the other counties adopting a similar approach. Looking at other changes in Irish society that occurred in concert with the changes in economic policy reveals that other factors may have played a critical role in the phenomenal success of the Celtic Tiger expansion.

Long-Term Planning and Investment in Basic Infrastructure

It is important to note that Ireland committed to a long-term plan for growth nearly 20 years before the Celtic Tiger expansion really took off. Ireland was willing to commit to new economic policies and maintain fiscal discipline for many years before substantial results were forthcoming, although there were clear signs of growth after the first five year plan was implemented. Ireland also invested for the long-term by initiating many public works projects designed to strengthen her infrastructure and education system. This increased Ireland’s production capacity and the quality of its workforce while creating jobs – which in turn increased income per capita and with it, consumer spending. By investing in the long-term Ireland was perfectly poised to take full advantage of favorable economic conditions when they occurred years later.

Energy Independence

Some of the public works projects that Ireland committed to prior to the expansion included investing in her capacity to generate energy. Ireland invested in hydroelectric plants. The island’s numerous peat bogs were utilized to create a fuel for heating from dried peat products, and local off-shore gas fields were tapped. Prior to and during Celtic Tiger Ireland could operate without the financial burden of dependence on foreign oil. It is worth noting that as Ireland’s demand for energy began to surpass the capacity of her local energy sources her economic growth slowed in concert with her increasing dependence on foreign oil. Apparently these lessons on energy production were not wasted on the Irish. Today, Ireland is creating new capacity by developing wind based power generation facilities.

Political and Social Reforms

Prior to this renaissance Ireland had suffered from rampant corruption in high political offices. Society was divided politically and in the conflict between Catholics and Protestants there seemed to be no end in sight. Civil liberties were restrictive compared to other modern countries. These factors coupled with high unemployment and low wages caused Ireland to suffer from a kind of social and economic pessimism.

By the 80’s Ireland had cleared up much of its political corruption and began to develop a more cooperative political climate. Government, employers and trade unions forged landmark compromises to work together to bring in trade and investment. Universal education made it possible to maintain a highly educated workforce. More women pursued advanced education and entered the workforce. Birth rates per capita dropped as more women pursued careers. This reduced the ratio of dependents to wage earners and helped to lift the gross domestic product per capita.

During the most robust phase of the expansion Ireland benefited from the leadership of President Mary Robinson who garnered a 93% approval rating during her term. President Robinson was a true diplomat bringing together parties within Ireland and forming cooperative relationships with other nations. Robinson was also instrumental in expanding civil liberties. Shortly after Robinson left office to become the United Nations High Commissioner on Human Rights, the Belfast Agreement was signed bringing together political and religious foes to work to end the violence in Northern Ireland. All of these changes lifted the spirits of the Irish people and helped them feel better about their future.

The Power of Optimism

One could characterize the Celtic Tiger expansion as a journey from pessimism to optimism. An optimistic social climate is a powerful economic stimulus. When consumers feel good about the future they spend more money. When business leaders feel optimistic they are much more likely to invest in research and innovation and expand their operations and increase their workforce. What made the Celtic Tiger different is that the economic policies were supported by a cooperative political and social climate, a willingness to invest for the long-term and social policies and leaders who fostered optimism.

March 7, 2010 Posted by | Economic Times | , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Lessons From Ireland on Economic Growth