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Networking and Conversations

Networking and Conversations

Networking takes place during conversation.  Opportunities for conversations exist all around you – on airplanes, on elevators, in grocery store lines, at sporting events, conferences, and workshops.

Wherever people are, conversation is possible.

Anytime there is conversation, networking, or making connections and building relationships, is possible.

Conversation happens because some person takes the initiative to reach out, make contact, and generate an interaction or dialogue.

Opportunities are endless.  What gets in the way? People have a comfort zone that gets in the way of making contact and relationships with other people



Rerun from Dec 1, 2014

English Speech Skill: Subscription

English Speech Skill: Subscription


The great pleasure of what we do is to help people.  We love to discover and develop new ways of teaching to help more and more people improve their English speaking.  Through this, people leap to better jobs and careers, better social communication.  More fulfilling lives.


What is this new Subscription way of training for clear American English speech?

When you sign up for the Clear Talk Subscription, you get a new lesson each week.  You get four kinds of training lessons each week – video, audio, written lesson, and study guide.  You can do the lessons over and over, as many times as you wish.  Because it is internet, you can do training any time day or night.

Who can do Clear Talk Subscription?  The answer: People who have never done a course with us, for systematic learning.  And people who have taken a coached course with us and want to renew and make their skills better.

Yes, yes.  More details to come!

Be sure to watch our English Speech Tips videos and Accent Reduction Tip videos  for more English pronunciation and accent reduction exercises.



Rerun from Dec 10, 2014

Important Principles about Small Talk

Important Principles about Small Talk

The principles of small talk are the same whether you are at a small dinner party, a wedding, a conference or corporate meeting.

The key principal is worth repeating: Be open and find common ground with the other person.  Always listen.  And do great follow-up questions.



Rerun from Nov 24, 2014

English Communication Skill: More Secrets of Talk Magnets

English Communication Skill:  More Secrets of Talk Magnets


Talk Magnets communicate so that other people feel comfortable and start and blossom seeds of relationships built on rapport.

The relationship is the foundation of social and work life.

Talk magnets will notice what surrounds another person, say a picture of an ocean setting, and start a conversation.  When they stumble on a topic of importance to the other person, they are willing to pursue it and reveal about themselves.  When you reveal things about yourself,  experiences, viewpoints, desires, you give the other person something they can respond to.

Talk Magnets listen to others and get to know them.  In the work place, that is how they get to know how to meet their needs.

Talk Magnets go out of their way to make people feel comfortable.  My brother wears a tie with little children on it.   The tie is eye-catching and fun.  It lets people know they can approach him and gives them something to talk about.

Women can invite people’s conversation with anything that is fun, unusual—a pin, earrings, bright scarf.  When we see someone with something unusual or fun, we know they are inviting conversation and it is okay to comment.

Conversational T-shirts are ice-breakers  We wear our opinions, ideas, and commitments across our chests.  We get them as gifts or  as “part of the event.”  In either case, they give others something to talk about.  I have friends who wear ones from art museums, music venues, amusement parks, and national parks.

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Be sure to watch our English Speech Tips videos and Accent Reduction Tip videos  for more English pronunciation and accent reduction exercises.



Rerun from 12/03/2014

What Questions do People Enjoy Answering?

What Questions do People Enjoy Answering?

For example, encourage them to talk about themselves and their accomplishments.

Be open, find the common ground with the other person.  And always listen.

Rerun from Nov 17, 2014