Lindsay McMahon
"The English Adventurer"

Do you want to be more powerful in the business space in English?

If you do the right things, you can achieve this goal but you need the right skills, knowledge, and tools.

Today we have a guest on the show!

Leann will give you three things that you can do NOW to become more powerful, effective, and impressive while using English in the business space.

Today the global market is competitive. You must have strong business skills. Listen to today’s episode to get the skills you need.


The three secrets to being a more powerful business professional in English:


  • “Talk the talk” of your field: Get the key vocabulary and idioms for your field. If you are in insurance you need to know “liability” and “premium” and “policy.” You also need general business idioms such as “to think outside of the box” or “to take the bull by the horns.” If you can speak the language of your colleagues and partners in English-speaking countries then you can connect with them faster and have more success in business.


  • Immerse yourself in business materials: You can also listen to specific business podcasts and TED Talks.  Also read business articles. Go out and research companies in the field where you want to work. Research the business plan of Microsoft or Amazon to see what strategies they use. Do a mock interview with your English tutor. Resources we recommend:
    • Marketing Smarts
    • Entrepreneur on Fire
    • Forbes
    • Fortune
    • The Economist


  • Get your business emails right: Make it brief, to the point, formal, and polite. It should not be more than five sentences. Show the recipient that you value their time. Get right to the point. Keep it formal. Make sure your email has no mistakes with grammar or spelling. Read it aloud before you send it. It’s a balance of being present, accurate, and formal. Key email vocabulary for business emails:
    • “I look forward to your reply.”
    • “Respectfully yours…”


Leann’s Bio:

Leann has been a professional Italki teacher since 2013. She has over 10 years experience teaching ESL (English as a Second Language) at the community college/university level.

She has Lifetime Teaching Certificate in Adult Education and Literacy. She also holds a Masters Degree in TESOL (Teaching English as a Second Other Language).

Her specializations include  Academic English, Conversational English, Business English, TOEFL and IELTS Test Prep, Accent Reduction and more.

She currently lives in Texas.  Born and raised in Central Illinois.  She has also lived in Florida and Missouri.


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