How to Bridge the Cultural Gap with English-Speaking Clients & Lawyers
Lawyers and business people for whom English is not a first language may speak and write with near-perfect grammar and an advanced vocabulary.
Yet in legal settings with English-speaking lawyers and clients, they often find, through no fault of their own, that they all lack the ability to connect successfully with their audiences.
That’s because effective communication - especially in this language - is about a lot more than simply words. It entails understanding the unique way these writers and speakers think and approach the legal, political, and business worlds.
Pick up dozens of practical tips in this live broadcast session aimed at lawyers and business people who need to deal with native English-speaking lawyers and business people both at work and on the road.
What You Will Learn
This live and interactive session will cover the following:
- How to write better email, research memos and letters in a style better suited to English
- How computers have changed writing in English
- How to convey complex ideas in a simpler manner
- How to use storytelling in your communication
- How style differs in different English-speaking regions
- How to present written arguments that will resonate from New York to London to Toronto to Singapore, as well as they do in their native language in Paris, Tokyo, or Sao Paulo
- How to improve your voice, presentation style, and delivery so it fits with a more informal English-speaking approach
- How to get to the point quickly
- How English-speakers' humour differs from that of the rest of the world
- How to use an interpreter
- How to use the telephone effectively and in teleconferencing
- How to use your accent to your advantage
- How to negotiate better in English
- Why grammatical accuracy is sometimes less important than smooth delivery
Recording of live sessions: Soon after the Learn Live session has taken place you will be able to go back and access the recording - should you wish to revisit the material discussed.
1:00pm - 2:30pm
1:00pm - 2:00pm