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How to Write an Effective Memo
Permanent availability has led to a permanent flow of information. Where we stuck post-it stickers to someone's monitor or keyboard, or dropped a hand written note on someone's table in the past, we now send short text messages (SMS) or emails. In this chapter we will have a look at how we can create quick and efficient memos.
How Would You Like to Sound? – British or American English?
Does it matter to learn 'Oxford English' or 'American English'? - What influence do accents have on acceptance and appreciation in business and private situations? - We take a closer look on the impact and work on the best strategy.
Personality Assessment Tests
Personality Assessment Tests have become very common in recruiting. We have a look at both sides of it, for the interviewee and the interviewer.
English for Business Executives

Languages have typical frequencies. Different accents within a language have already frequency variations. If languages use other frequencies than your native language, then your brain needs a while to adapt to it. This is why, when we listen to a film or even a phone call, we need a moment to ‘grove in’.

As you can see in the chart below, the American English differs from the British English already considerably. So if you intend to work on your pronunciation and decide whether you would want to sound more British or American, then it is not just about pronunciation of a few letters or a few words that may be different. It is much more a full package of

  • pronunciation of certain letters and combination of letters
  • different words for the same thing
  • sentence melody
  • frequency

As [wikipopup]George Bernard Shaw[/wikipopup] said: “England and America are two countries separated by a common language”.

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