It’s almost holiday season again and it will soon be time for the parties to begin; there will be the usual round of business/social events including cocktail receptions, luncheons and dinners – so now might be a good time to brush up on your English socialising skills.
In what ways do you try to build a relationship with a new business contact? What situations have you encountered when socialising with people from other cultures? What differences (and similarities) have you experienced? Socialising with your business contacts isn’t just for fun – it can also make doing business a lot easier.
How many business deals have been closed not in the boardroom, but in a restaurant or bar? Whether you are at a business dinner, an exhibition stand, showing a visitor around your business or hotel, or attending a festive season event – you need to be able to make conversation in an appropriate and confident way. The ETC…English for Socializing is for those people who want to be able to build and maintain successful business relationships with international clients, guests and colleagues.
With ETC…English for Socializing you will practice .and present all the essential expressions and conversation techniques that will enable you to socialize and make business contacts in English within the following areas:-
Entertaining a Visitor
Networking at a Trade Fair
Each unit of the ETC…English for Socializing is designed so you present and practice various strategies for successful socialising and small talk. You will also experience a wide variety of engaging exercises, stimulating role-plays and conversation activities which are designed so you can practice your new socialising skills in realistic relationship-building situations.
You will also learn to understand the potential difficulties that may arise when you are trying to establish good business relationships and learn to exchange pleasantries or simply chat with ease. You will also learn useful phrases and vocabulary that will enable you to make small talk on a variety of topics such as the weather and sport.
ETC…English for Socialising is part of our ‘Confidence in English’ programs. It is an ideal course for anyone who needs English to socialise in a professional situation. With our ETC…English for Socialising, uncomfortable silences during a business dinner will be a thing of the past – you will be prepared for anything! So contact us today and make the most of your social events this holiday season!