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    Business English

    Dear All,

    Would like to know how can I improve my business english skills? As a administrative assistant I have to communicate with all departments verbally or written but I am feeling guilty and problem in talking english frequently or writing good and effective letters.
    Plz help me to improve my business communication skills.

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    Re: Business English

    Welcome to the forums! If you have any doubts about your English, ask us and we will see how we can help.

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    Re: Business English

    Conduct a Needs Analysis
    You need business English skills. There are many ways to do it. You can either prepare for a BEC examination or target your needs whether general or specific. Do your needs relate to general business English skills? You need:

    Commmunication skills
    1. Verbal communication: phone, face-to-face
    2. Print communication: business correspondence and internal communication: memo writing
    3. Non-verbal communication: body language and cultural differences
    4. Language of meetings, presenttations, and negotiations and other business situations

    Are your need more specific? you need to specify them and target them accordingly either by doing a course, reading business English books and communicating with business partners.....The internet might help you as well.

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