You are outgoing, confident, and witty. Your colleagues always compliment you on your speaking abilities and presentation skills.
But now that you’re working in an English language environment, everything feels off.
You’re less enthusiastic about speaking up during meetings or volunteering for presentations. In fact, you’ve become the opposite of the social person you used to be and you’re worried about your accent or self-conscious about pronunciation. When a big part of your job is about interpersonal skills this is a problem.
A few workplace communication challenges you probably face include:
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There’s a saying: Hire smart people and then get out of their way.
This expression is true, but it’s missing an important third part. It should be:
- Hire smart people
- Get out of their way
- And then make sure nothing else is in their way
In other words: Managers, start empowering your employees.
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You are educated, experienced, and motivated, but English is not your first language and you work in an anglophone environment. Your writing and reading skills are great, but when it comes time to publicly speak English you instantly freeze up. How can you reduce this English-speaking anxiety and participate in meetings with ease? Continue reading “How to Express Yourself Confidently in Meetings When English is Not Your First Language”