Archive for January, 2011

Importance of Spoken English for Business

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

Spoken English is a major key to success in doing international business.  English is clearly the international language and speaking it well is essential for making money.  So many people lose contracts and jobs just because they can’t communicate well.  If your English isn’t very good, you need to improve it, otherwise, it makes other business people unable to trust you.  Trust is so important for business, and language is a needed to build trust.

Westerners often do business with expensive companies just because the staff speaks English well and understands western culture.  That’s it.  There product or service might not be great at all.  It’s just that many companies can’t trust or don’t want to put in the effort to understand other languages.  This might sound stupid or unfair, but it’s the way the world works.  Understanding how the world actually works means everything in business.

If English isn’t your first language, you can surely improve, even if your spoken English is already not too bad.  The more you can improve, the better your business and business opportunities will be.

Read this article for more information on how to improve spoken English