International Business Communication

Smoother communication across language and culture

Realistically it’s not possible for most companies to employ people that speak the various languages of all their international clients and luckily for some of us, English is internationally accepted as the global language for business.

Your international clients and business partners have learned or are learning English to make doing business with you easier; as a native English speaker, what can you do to help make communication with them smoother?

International Business Communication training provides key skills to native English speakers to help them better communicate with international business partners and clients in English.

As native speakers we can do so much more to make international business communication more effective.

Why do you need it?

Native English speakers sometimes speak LOUDER or sloowweerrrr when speaking to non-native English speakers. The truth is, this rarely helps – in fact, in some cases it can be unintentionally offensive or condescending. Not good, especially when you’re trying to build relationships with business partners or close that deal!

What are the benefits?

At AllTalk Training, our years of experience teaching English to professionals has allowed us to develop tools to help native speakers of English to communicate clearly, save time, and deepen client relations.

Gaining the skills to speak more effectively with non-native English speakers will allow you to:

  • Avoid misunderstandings that may be time-consuming or that may cost money
  • Make communication more efficient
  • Improve negotiation and
  • Build rapport with clients and business partners

A changing world – a change in international business communication

In international business, English native speakers often find themselves at trade fairs, in meetings, in conference calls or at client visits where they may be outnumbered by non-native English speakers.

Generally non-native English speakers can communicate extremely well with each other even if they come from a number of different countries – they all understand the difficulties they share – thinking in one language and speaking in another, searching for words and phrases to best describe what they want to say, the need to simplify their vocabulary while striving to be clearly understood.

It is often only when there is a native English speaker also present in the group that challenges arise. 

Why is this?

When communicating with clients and business partners who are learning English, native English speakers often lack the skills to speak in a simple yet professional style that provides clarity and prevents confusion. If they’ve never studied a foreign language themselves, they may also lack an understanding of the problems non-native English speakers struggle with.

AllTalk Training will improve how you communicate with non-native English speakers

At AllTalk Training, we have compiled some of the most valuable tools for native speakers of English to communicate with non-native English speakers. These tools can be learned quite easily and implemented quickly so you will soon see the return on your investment.

Learn how to communicate clearly with non-native English speakers to:

Avoid Communication Breakdown

Save Time

Enhance Business Relations

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International Business Communication Training focuses on the style of language used by native speakers and how to alter that to communicate more effectively no matter what culture your client or partner comes from.

This course does not substitute intercultural training but rather offers you the knowledge to better understand your collocutor’s position and the skills to effectively alter your language.

This makes for happier clients and business partners!

Transform your international business communication skills

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What Our Clients Say

I am very happy with my AllTalk Training online course. The classes are very enjoyable and always with content totally customised to your level. Thanks to Brigid I improved my English enough to get a better job in another country. If you want to improve your English effectively I recommend AllTalk Training to everyone.YouGov

Annika Benölken – YouGov Deutschland GmbH

I am very happy with my AllTalk Training online course. The classes are very enjoyable and always with content totally customised to your level. Thanks to Brigid I improved my English enough to get a better job in another country. If you want to improve your English effectively I recommend AllTalk Training to everyone.

Roberto Buenavida, Software Engineer at Solenix GmbH

I recently attended a workshop on International Business Communication held by AllTalk Training. It was a real eye-opener for me even though I have been working with international teams and clients for several years. The workshop left us with concrete examples of how we (native English speakers) can greatly improve our communication with non-natives to minimise inefficiencies that are caused by language issues. The takeaways from the workshop had an immediate impact and continue to offer definite added value in current conversations with clients and prospects. I would highly recommend this training to anyone who is doing business internationally.

Liam O' Callaghan - Director, Business Growth Europe at AppVault

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