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Listen to podcasts of native English speakers to improve your understanding of spoken English in the business environment.

Transcripts of each podcast are available for download.

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Listen to podcasts of native English speakers to improve your understanding of spoken English in the business environment.

Transcripts of each podcast are available for download.

    Motivating Your Team

    Motivating Your Team

    Podcast episode 21 is about motivating your team. A common term for this topic in the business world today is employee engagement. Money is an important factor for job satisfaction, but it isn’t the only motivator for employees. In this session we talk about creating opportunities for flexibility and autonomy, participation in professional development, and focusing on employee strengths.
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    If your company is focussing on employee engagement, it is a good idea to become familiar with writing your own SMART objectives and supporting your team to write their own with the help of our Motivating Your Team PDF package.

    Managing Change Podcast

    Managing Change Podcast

    In podcast episode 20 we look at different situations in the workplace that can cause stress or anxiety for people and the ways that companies can help to manage these transitions. There are different types of change that can affect organizations: individual change, departmental change and company-wide change.

    If your company is going through a transition and you need to communicate with employees to help manage the changes, it is a good idea to practice using verb structures for giving advice and recommendations with the help of our Managing Change PDF Package.

    Getting Ahead Podcast

    Getting Ahead Podcast

    In podcast episode 19 we talk about getting ahead in business. This includes some tips to help you get noticed by your boss. We discuss five main areas to focus on:
    1) training and development;
    2) professionalism and courtesy;
    3) prioritising and delegating;
    4) volunteering and networking;
    5) highlighting your achievements.
    If you want to show your boss or senior management that you've got what it takes to advance in the company, it is a good idea to define your personal objectives for getting ahead. You can also practice giving advice to coworkers with future real conditional with the help of our Getting Ahead PDF Package.

    Business Travel Podcast

    Business Travel Podcast

    In this podcast we talk about some of the ups and downs of business travel; from the benefits of being a frequent flyer to the disruptions and issues that have caused problems for business travellers recently. We also focus on the ways that business travel has changed over the past few years as well as tips for dealing with common concerns.
    If you travel internationally for business you may have to communicate with airline agents, hotel staff or other travel industry professionals in English. You can practice using phrasal verbs to ask travel related questions, complete a travel request form and write an email to a travel agent with the help of our Business Travel PDF Package.

    Workplace Politics Podcast

    Workplace Politics Podcast

    This podcast focuses on office politics you may encounter in your work environment. We talk about some of the different workplace situations and how to diffuse potential conflicts. We also look at the different personality types (such as the bully, whiner, jobsworth & maverick) and suggest strategies for getting along with these coworkers.

    If you are facing challenges with difficult colleagues in your workplace you can write down examples of their behaviour and talk about it with a coworker before going to your Manager. Review tenses and aspects as you write about a sample workplace situation with the help of our Workplace Politics PDF package.

    Job Search Abroad Podcast

    Job Search Abroad Podcast

    In this podcast we talk about job search advice for people immigratring to Canada, United Kingdom and Australia. The advice and information in this podcast is based on our experiences living and working in these countries. A detailed list of helpful Web sites and resources can be found in the worksheet that accompanies this podcast.

    If you are thinking of moving to an English speaking country, part of your job search research may include contacting professional or trade organizations to ask for advice. Practice using phrasal verbs to write inquiry emails with the help of our Job Search Abroad PDF package.

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