Being Professional in English

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We believe that the English language is just another instrument that you use to reach your professional objectives at work. Just like your computer, your phone, your car, etc and not a linguistic pursuit. If you cannot understand the words being spoken or written, then understanding grammar counts for nothing. BPiE stresses comprehension and relevant lexis. That is why every course is written from scratch. All BPiE elevation courses which aim to increase the level of English used, have third party independent certification. No other school of English does this, but then again they do not have BPiE Elevation

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Website
http://www.being-professional-in-english.com
Description
Being Perceived As You Want to Be In English
Language
🇬🇧 English
last modified
2018-11-23 07:53
last episode published
2015-06-06 18:13
publication frequency
19.37 days
Contributors
Mark Olding owner   author  
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Number of Episodes
71
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Business Education Training Careers Language Courses

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Episodes

Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
6.06.2015

Negotiating Part 3

BPiE has not looked at negotiating before in the public arena but has always spoken to individual clients on a case by case basis. However due to many requests for our point of view on how to tackle negotiations in a second language of English yet in a...
Mark Olding author
29.05.2015

Negotiating Part 2

This Podcast Answers These Questions What is the 3rd Rule for Negotiating? How to Prepare effectively? What is Power in an Negotiation ? Description BPiE has not looked at negotiating before in the public arena but has always spoken to individual clien...
Mark Olding author
15.05.2015

Negotiating Part 1

This Podcast Answers These Questions What are the real problems when negotiating in a second language? What are the rules to overcome these? Are there specific language needs ? Description BPiE has not looked at negotiating before in the public arena b...
Mark Olding author
27.04.2015

The Advanced Presentation Technique

This Podcast Answers These Questions When is it right to Use This Technique? What exactly is this technique ( APT ) ? Can some Visuals still be used ? Description With this podcast we look at an advanced technique to take your “important” non-frequent ...
Mark Olding author
20.04.2015

If They Fail Then You Fail

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Mark Olding author
10.04.2015

Telephone Success

This Podcast Answers These Questions What is Success on the Telephone? What are the stages of a telephone call? How do we use the telephone flow chart? Description It is understandable that making a telephone call in a second language can cause some co...
Mark Olding author
2.04.2015

Time Adherence and Company Performance

This Podcast Answers These Questions At what point do you show your teeth? How time adherence effects everything a company does? How you can determine the company’s culture and performance?   Description This podcast is aimed at all levels in the workp...
Mark Olding author
27.03.2015

Achieving True Focus

[custom_headline type=”left, center, right” level=”h2″ looks_like=”h5″ accent=”true”] This Podcast Answers These Questions [/custom_headline] Why certainty is not the objective? What is true focus? How to achieve true focus? [custom_headline type=”left...
Mark Olding author
20.03.2015

The Sickness of Managers

[custom_headline type=”left, center, right” level=”h2″ looks_like=”h3″ accent=”true”] This Podcast Answers These Questions [/custom_headline] What is this Sickness of Managers? Where does it come from?? Actionable Advice on How to Avoid this Sickness? ...
Mark Olding author
13.03.2015

Overcoming the Disadvantage of Language

This Podcast Answers These Questions Why do these disadvantages occur? What a system to help looks like? What is the best way to use your calendar with the system?   Description For those who work in an environment where the lingua franca is not their ...
Mark Olding author
17.11.2014

Other People’s Mistakes are Cheaper

[custom_headline type=”left, center, right” level=”h2″ looks_like=”h5″ accent=”true”] This Podcast Answers These Questions [/custom_headline] Why must we look to increase our value at work? Are there limits to being an autodidact? How do we intelligent...
Mark Olding author
28.10.2014

Making Real Life Meetings Effective

This Podcast Answers These Questions What ought to happen in an effective meeting? Do our professional behaviours have to change? What is the key to making real life meetings effective?   Description When English is not your mother tongue language and ...
Mark Olding author
5.10.2014

Resume Writing and LinkedIn

What to consider before writing any resume? How to keep language, content and layout simple? What are the peculiarities of LinkedIn?   Recently several people have asked me to give guidance on re-writing or updating a C.V. or Resume. Often people have ...
Mark Olding author
30.03.2014

Bottom Line First and Emailing

This Podcast Answers These Questions What is the sandwich model of emailing? What is bottom line first? How can I combine the two in an effective behaviour?   Description Last week I noticed a habit I had slipped into at work with regard to emailing. A...
Mark Olding author
6.10.2013

Dealing With a New Manager

[custom_headline type=”left, center, right” level=”h2″ looks_like=”h5″ accent=”true”] This Podcast Answers These Questions [/custom_headline] How to avoid the common pitfalls when in this situation. Is there a fast route to knowing your boss? What can ...
Mark Olding author
10.03.2013

Counting On You To Do The Right Thing

[custom_headline type=”left, center, right” level=”h2″ looks_like=”h5″ accent=”true”] This Podcast Answers These Questions [/custom_headline] Can trust be defined and is it useful to have? What competences really matter as a manager? How important is c...
Mark Olding author
27.01.2013

Friendly but not Friends

This Podcast Answers These Questions Why being a boss and being a friend are incompatible? How to overcome the paradox of needing relationships at work? How to maintain exactly the right relationship?   Description To confuse being liked with being tru...
Mark Olding author
20.01.2013

The Correct Use of Authority

[custom_headline type=”left, center, right” level=”h2″ looks_like=”h5″ accent=”true”] This Podcast Answers These Questions [/custom_headline] What is the main driver of employee engagement? Where is the line between authority, confidence and arrogance?...
Mark Olding author
21.12.2012

Collective Decisions

[custom_headline type=”left, center, right” level=”h2″ looks_like=”h5″ accent=”true”] This Podcast Answers These Questions [/custom_headline] Why you need collective decisions? What is the difference between collective decisions and consensus? How to a...
Mark Olding author
29.11.2012

Dealing with a Work Overload

This Podcast Answers These Questions What are the differences between types of work overload? What is the DASD method? How to remain positive in the face of negativity?   Description This podcast looks at the issues of coping with the pressure and the ...
Mark Olding author
11.11.2012

Weekly Staff Meetings

This Podcast Answers These Questions What is the structure of a weekly staff meeting? What to talk about and what not to talk about? Are there any training possibilities with this meeting?   Description Of all the types of meetings, the weekly staff me...
Mark Olding author
3.11.2012

Feedback: Common Mistakes 2

[custom_headline type=”left, center, right” level=”h2″ looks_like=”h5″ accent=”true”] This Podcast Answers These Questions [/custom_headline] What exactly is Performance Communication or Feedback? Is there a model or system to follow for non mother ton...
Mark Olding author
23.10.2012

Feedback: Common Mistakes 1

[custom_headline type=”left, center, right” level=”h2″ looks_like=”h5″ accent=”true”] This Podcast Answers These Questions [/custom_headline] What exactly is Feedback? Why annual 360′ reviews are not useful in the real world? Why asking “why” means you...
Mark Olding author
11.10.2012

Work Family Balance

Shownotes: My starting point for this guidance is that I see no reason why someone cannot look after themselves, spend time with their family and be highly successful at work. With that philosophy in mind how do we achieve it. This podcast looks at the...
Mark Olding author
3.10.2012

Presentation Preparation 2

Shownotes: Welcome back to the discussion on presentation preparation.  Last week we were talking about how you set about acquiring the data, putting together the slides and practicing as well as a few other issues.  In this podcast we will talk about ...
Mark Olding author
26.09.2012

Presentation Preparation 1

Shownotes: Today we are going to talk about everything which happens before you actually make your presentation. This presentation I am going to talk about could either be in front of 5000 people, or it could be in front of just 2. The same techniques ...
Mark Olding author
19.09.2012

Professional First Impressions 2

Shownotes: Here we conclude our guidance on Professional Impressions. The aim of the two podcasts has been to help you give the best first impression as possible. First impressions do count, so let us not make our professional pursuits anymore difficul...
Mark Olding author
13.09.2012

Professional First Impressions 1

Shownotes: First impressions count a great deal so why make demonstrating your value more difficult by ignoring the fact? This podcast looks at those places where you can give the correct professional impression even before you begin to converse. Banal...
Mark Olding author
5.09.2012

Delegate and Purge

Your boss has delegated to you. You have delegated to your people. But your people have no one to delegate to. This podcast explains how to tackle this situation in the most effective method while retaining control over what your area or department eli...
Mark Olding author
2.08.2012

Communication Skills: the Basics

Effective communication requires active listening. But it is difficult to remain engaged, for the simple fact that your brain processes words 5 times faster than people speak them. This podcast provides many techniques which will dramatically improve y...
Mark Olding author
26.07.2012

Presentation Visuals

Guidance on the most effective type of presentation slides given the constraints of time that we all face. This podcast will help you to demonstrate your professionalism in your mother tongue or if you need to present in your second language. What this...
Mark Olding author
19.07.2012

Control and Substance

Shownotes: Past podcasts have looked at subjects like being firm, but being fair.  Not letting other people talk about problems in meetings without suggesting solutions.  I have spoken about starting on time, finishing on time.  I have spoken about hol...
Mark Olding author
10.07.2012

Hiring the Best People

Today I’d like to completely step across the table and to look at the person who is responsible for hiring.  What they need to look for, what they need to concentrate on and give some guidance in what is an extremely difficult and indeed important aspe...
Mark Olding author
2.07.2012

Presentation Q& A

This podcast looks as what is often considered the worst part of giving a presentation: The question and answer section. The reason it is considered to be the worst part is simply that you don’t know what the questions are going to be.  However, like m...
Mark Olding author
26.06.2012

Interview Behaviour 2

[custom_headline type=”left, center, right” level=”h2″ looks_like=”h5″ accent=”true”] This Podcast Answers These Questions [/custom_headline] How to spend your time while you wait outside the door? How to answer questions? What questions to ask and wha...
Mark Olding author
19.06.2012

Interview Behaviour 1

[custom_headline type=”left, center, right” level=”h2″ looks_like=”h5″ accent=”true”] This Podcast Answers These Questions [/custom_headline] What is the preparation you MUST do before the interview day? How early is too early to arrive? What would be ...
Mark Olding author
8.06.2012

Being Firm

This podcast really comes from a few conversations I’ve had with clients where because of my comments regarding trying to improve professional relationships at work, and some of the means and techniques that I use to do that; opening yourself up to peo...
Mark Olding author
28.05.2012

Big Boss Presentation

Last week I spoke about the different meetings and hence the different preparation and results that you need to assume for these meetings so that they can be effective.  One of these meetings that I discussed, was when you have an executive or an impor...
Mark Olding author
20.05.2012

Effective Meeting Preparation

Effective executives do not need to be leaders at least, not in the way in which being a leader is mentioned these days as a leader of men.  There are two quite obvious examples of that, Harry Truman for instance did not have one ounce of charisma and ...
Mark Olding author
6.05.2012

The Long View

So far in the Leap Programme, we’ve looked at how to define our own priority in our company, in our department, or in the area that we manage and the difference between priority, objectives and tasks.  We then compared our priorities against what we ac...
Mark Olding author
23.04.2012

Delegation

This is not going to be the usual type of  podcast on delegation. I am not going to try to convince you that this is a good thing or a correct thing to do.  I am sure you already know that.  What I would like to do with this particular [...]
Mark Olding author
16.04.2012

Priorities and Objectives

Two weeks ago, I did a podcast on priority management as part of the Leap Programme which, in particular, is aimed at helping companies move from being small and good to big and great.  It is also relevant for anyone who works in any type of company, w...
Mark Olding author
6.04.2012

Professional English– Conditional Statements

This Podcast Answers These Questions What is the connection between bottom line first and conditional statements? What is the BPiE solution to the complexity of conditional statements? How to avoid conditional statements all together?   Description As ...
Mark Olding author
2.04.2012

Priority Management

Last week, I spoke about two of the most important aspects facing smaller companies as they look to take that leap into larger markets, global markets, and to expand into a much bigger entity. One of these issues was related to taking the longer view. ...
Mark Olding author
26.03.2012

The Leap from Small and Good to Big and Great

The first in a series of podcasts that tackle the issues raised when an organisation begins to grow and communication starts to suffer. The larger the company grows the greater are the opportunities and equally the easier it is to lose that which made ...
Mark Olding author
21.03.2012

The Time it Takes to Say Thank You

Some people when they walk through the doors of work change from being kind and well-mannered to terrible grotesque abusers of the role power that they have in the workplace. Yet there is an impressive list of commentors from business and military walk...
Mark Olding author
12.03.2012

Professional English– The Passive Voice

[custom_headline type=”left, center, right” level=”h2″ looks_like=”h5″ accent=”true”] This Podcast Answers These Questions [/custom_headline] Why the passive voice must never be used? How does it convey responsibility or the lack of it? Why do english ...
Mark Olding author
4.03.2012

Remaining on Time and Subject in Meetings

This Podcast Answers These Questions What is the correct balance between remaining on time and encouraging creativity? What do you need to remain on time? What are the language functions you need to use?   Description Meetings have a terrible reputatio...
Mark Olding author
27.02.2012

Agreeing and Disagreeing in Meetings

Have you ever found yourself in the position where, after disagreeing with someone in a meeting they have become rather hostile to you in the subsequent weeks? Did you wonder whether it may have been your linguistic skills that had caused the negative ...
Mark Olding author
12.02.2012

Receiving a Telephone Call

More people worry about receiving a telephone call more than making one, and it is obvious why they feel this way.  Little time to prepare, a sudden demand upon their English skills, other demands upon their time at that moment etc. This Podcast follow...
Mark Olding author