Training individuals and groups in English and Hungarian enabled hundreds to develop powerful communications skills for presenting, negotiating, meeting foreigners, writing effectively at a high international standard.
The below listed training types can be tailored to the specific needs of the client.
Sometimes during a business coaching process an interest emerges to involve the co-workers or other leaders in a specific learning and development process that effectively fosters the team members’ skills related to communication, stress management, delegating tasks, negotiations, international meetings and work environment, presentation, structural change management and other related challenges. It might be a problem-related situation that needs this form of help, or it might be based on a pro-active approach to prevent further problems and ensure the future success of the client and his/her work environment.
The portfolio to cater to this complex and specific need is to be elaborated together with the client.
International meetings and negotiations
No matter how professional and well-travelled you are, international meetings is an arena where anyone can get lost easily, and success might depend on fine elements you don’t even recognize. How can we prepare to optimize the meeting, allowing for all kinds of unexpected situations? How can we make sure that our goals are properly conveyed? How to enable the easy and helpful documentation of the meeting process, from preps to follow ups? What are the culture specific features we can bear in mind when having an upcoming meeting with new partners? What are the PC, generation-, profession-n and gender-specific rules of proper attitudes in a meeting? Protocol might be another challenge, how to avoid big mistakes and how to facilitate a comfortable, stylish discussion, even business dinners and public events? How to train your fellow workers for such tasks?
As someone majoring in English and Hungarian language and literature, communication has been the primary approach to help others. Sometimes one has to learn effective rhetoric skills or body language or become confident in conveying meetings and presentations in English. At other times, there is a major change affecting a company or university, and a group of management members needs to improve communication skills in a short period of time. Occasionally it is the written communication that needs improvement for the company entering a new foreign market. This is a challenge, especially considering the usual lack of time and situations like the periods of confinement and home office operations. Often it is just a short period of coaching and language mentoring that one needs. Again, tailoring the communication services to the specific needs is the solution we need.
Intercultural skills and sensibilities
Nowadays our work environment is significantly globalized and most of us need effective ways to cope with people from other cultures, collaborate, negotiate, share the workspace and support. Thus, the experiences in the corporate world, in ESL teaching, working abroad, serving higher educational mobility and teaching international negotiation skills allow me to help anyone in need in these areas, and to train those who might enter such challenges of intercultural communication. in the near future. Respect should be the basis of communication and co-work in these areas, and respect is based on values we understand and appreciate. This is the fun part of learning about different cultures and ways of communication for instance when preparing for a meeting outside your home country. For those who take up various positions in Hungary/ Central Europe, understanding specific Hungarian attitudes and values, priorities attuned in our culture is essential in working with success.
Presenting is a skill taught in some educational systems even in the primary schools. However, for the majority of people, the need to present well comes only after one takes a demanding position and recognizes that attending conferences, business meetings, sharing your points, arguing well and conveying meetings online with presentations needs a lot of preparation. How can you be prepared to shoot a presentation when you are asked only a day before? Are you familiar with the platforms, resources and other help available for you?
English language at the workplace
English has become an essential medium today. If you come from an English-speaking country and your co-workers are non-native speakers with limited language skills especially in formal environments and projects, you might want to enable them to better communicate, understand nuances, be polite and powerful at the same time, and achieve goals through uttering and writing what you really wish to express as a message. If you come from a country where English is the second language or not spoken at all, your challenge is to identify the proper professional and situational registers in language use and make sure your written and oral language skills meet the demands of your workplace. Language exams provide some confidence at certain levels, however, proficiency comes with a combination of advanced language skills. Do you have a powerful CV or bio? Do you feel comfortable when chatting with foreign colleagues as well as when resenting your ideas in a formal environment?
Further training topics
- Knowing yourself
- Team building (co-coaching with a team sport coach and a military expert)
- Communication issues and tactics
- Work Life Balance
- Time management
- Intercultural challenges
- Managing change and challenge