BUSINESS ENGLISH: Współczesne zapotrzebowanie

“The limits of my language mean the limits of my world.”

~ Ludwig Wittgenstein

Being an avid(zachłanny) reader, I consistently(konsekwentnie) have a good command over the fluency(płynność) and application(podanie) of the English language, with many words in my arsenal. I always felt comfortable(wygodny) communicating with others in words of higher-level vocabulary and considered(uważane) that to be my strength. All my illusions(iluzje) came to a halt when I was sitting for an interview for a business firm, paired with another person. Being confident(pewni), I communicated with my panellists in a manner I then believed was ‘professional’. The other person, however, used a very diplomatic(dyplomatyczny) approach and was direct and straightforward. When the results were out, I was shocked(wstrząśnięty) to see the other person had been forwarded(przekazane) and I wasn’t.

So where did I lack? Was it my confidence(pewność siebie)? No. was it my language(język)? No. The answer is – communication(Komunikacja). I could not communicate and convince my panellists that I was their asset. The grace(wdzięk) of language doesn’t apply in the business world; rather, it encompasses what I call PDDS – ‘Professional‘, ‘Diplomatic‘, ‘Direct‘, ‘Simple‘.

2020 has made this world adapt(przystosować się) to the digitalization of every firm. Business meetings(spotkania), conferences(konferencje), commerce(handel), finance have now boarded the virtual(wirtualny) train, and this is the new normal we’ll have to adapt to. Forms of communication such as emails, memos, sales presentations, etc. now demand a conciliatory(pojednawczy) approach and ease of interpretation(interpretacja). With so many changes taking place everywhere, we as professionals must learn to adapt to the very medium of them – Business English.

Business English encircles(otacza) the style and mannerisms(maniery) of English used in business contexts like international trade, insurance, commerce, finances, etc. It aims towards a professional, diplomatic, direct, and simple communication approach on business grounds. It entails(pociąga za sobą) expectations of clarity, vocabulary & grammatical structures. Remember, whenever we construct a message, we want to be as informative(informacyjny) as possible formally. Nothing is to be left on the reader’s interpretation(interpretacja) as that can be a waste of time and money.

You don’t need to have a Shakespearean sense of English to commence(rozpocząć) learning. Just have a good command over the language in its raw form. Non-native English speakers should make this of paramount(najważniejszy) importance because English stands as a global intermediate of communication today. In this arena, the rules are different; the business world doesn’t run on words of artistry(kunszt).

Whether you run your establishment(ustanowienie) or work for an organization, one factor that always matters is your network. Networking isn’t just about meeting the right contacts to advance your career but also making valuable connections with people from the industry(przemysł). So be it an elevator pitch, or just a simple introduction, with a strong command over Business English and some shades of courteousness(uprzejmość) and humbleness(pokora), you can portray(przedstawiać) a professional front while connecting with your colleagues, painting that great first impression(wrażenie) we all want to give.

While grasping the hold of the language, it’s essential that we also know its application. Always try your best to converse(rozmawiać) in this manner with your colleagues and management(zarządzanie). The more we practice, the better we’ll get at it. Affluent(Zamożny) third world countries have today adapted to this medium and conduct their business operations using it. The job market today isn’t better, and with so much unemployment around, professionals are now equipping(wyposażenie) themselves with more and more skills, to make them stand out of the competition, You can acquire an innumerable(bez liku) number of skills, sadly all of it won’t amount to anything if you can’t properly communicate with your colleagues.

Business English is not just like any other skill set; rather it’s a life skill of success. For many who have given the effort to learn this skill, it has been a life-changing experience for them. We live in a world where prolific(płodny) universities, organizations, educational hubs offer courses, all available at the tip of your fingers in the comfort of your homes. So all it takes is your will and effort to start your endeavour(dążyć). It is one of those skills that you will be using every day of your life, something that will take you, or rather, decide your position in an organization and map the course of your professional(profesjonalny) life.

This blog will one day be lost in the pages of history, but if you do come up upon it read till this point, all I ask you is this – Will all that reading, gathering knowledge, learning about your field, be worth it if you don’t know how to communicate? The choice is yours.

You decide.

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~ Blog by Vedant Moulik

JAK POPRAWIĆ SWOJE UMIEJĘTNOŚCI PISANIA

  • Vaibhavi Chaturvedi

Here are some easy suggestions(propozycje) for learners through which they can master writing skills:

In the process of acquiring(pozyskiwanie) a new language, learners tend to ignore their writing skills. The modern learners focus on their fluency(płynność) and pronunciation for basic communication. In our Schools, Universities, or workplaces, the skill of writing is the fundamental criteria on which your command over the language would be judged(oceniał). Though there are certain tools (Grammarly, Google translate, etc.) that help natives do a few basic tasks, a good command of the writing skills is significant in the long run. Writing builds our thought(myśl) process, communication, and improves our ability(umiejętność) to explain(wyjaśnić) ideas to others.

  1. Understand(Rozumiesz) the basic sentence structure and grammar. Without the fundamental knowledge(wiedza, umiejętności) of the language, one can’t write. 
  2. Reading and Listening improves the primary knowledge of the language. Learners can observe how specific phrases and words are used in a particular situation, which will help them make their new sentences. 
  3. Start Writing, don’t wait for the right time. Only regular practice can improve your command of the language. You can try writing an article or an online post for your social media account. 
  4. Please think(myśleć) before you write, it will improve your thought process and help you with your sentence formation.
  5. Writing often links with an opinion, make sure that you research well- enough to write relevant ideas. 
  6. Start a Diary/ Journal; this is an ideal practice for the pioneers.
  7. Find an editor or a proofreader(korektor) who will help you with grammar and spelling mistakes. You can also try tools that are available(dostępny) online.

For example Grammarly https://www.grammarly.com/grammar-check  

      8. The first piece will not be a perfect one, don’t hesitate(wahać się) to write again. 

      9. Track your progress(postęp) with your old writings to your new ones and understand your common errors. 

     10. An organized(zorganizowany) and consistent(zgodny) habit of writing is required from the learners. If you are hesitant about your writing skills, you can join any writing course. They will help you with your common mistakes and will make your writing more structured(zbudowany).

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Jak skutecznie się komunikować

Communication skills allow you to understand and be understood by everybody. These skills(umiejętności) are the abilities you use when giving and receiving different kinds of information. Some examples include communicating feelings or what’s happening around you. Communication skills involve listening, speaking, observing, and identifying(identyfikacja). It is also beneficial to know the differences in communicating through face-to-face interactions, phone conversations(rozmowy), and digital communications, like email and social media.

Being able to communicate effectively is perhaps the most critical(krytyczny) and demanding(wymagające) skill of all life skills. It enables us to pass information to other people and understand what is said to us the same way.

Some Tips(Porady) for Improving Your Communication Skills:

Make communication a priority(priorytet).

Take classes, read books, magazine articles, newspapers, or learn from successful communicators around you. Find a mentor or coach. Do you need a personal mentor? Click here to book a lesson now.

Simplify(Uproszczać) and stay on the message you want to convey.

Use simple, straightforward(bezpośredni) language while communicating. Recall that Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address was 286 words, about two minutes long. Delivering(Dostarczanie) the exact message so that people can understand what you think and what you want to say through that.

Engage(Angażować) your listeners or readers.

Draw your listeners and readers into the conversation. Ask questions and invite opinions. Invite their feedback.

Take time to respond(Poświęć trochę czasu na odpowiedź.)

After you’ve listened (and understood), take time to “blueprint” in your head what you want to say after that and put your views in front of the people.

Make sure you are understood.

Don’t teach the other person for not understanding you. Instead, look for ways to explain or rephrase(Omow wszystko jeszcze raz) what you are trying to say so it can be understood.

Develop your listening skills, too.

The best communicators are almost the best listeners. Listen without judging; don’t be easily diverted by thinking about what you want to say next. Then, answer, not react.

Body language is essential:

Research shows that 65% of all communication is non-verbal. Look forward to visual signs that your perceiver(postrzegający) understands, agrees, or disagrees with together with you. And remember that your body is sending signals, too.

Maintain eye contact(Utrzymywać kontakt wzrokowy.)

Either chatting with a crowd or one-on-one, maintaining eye contact builds credibility(wiarygodność) and demonstrates(demonstruje) you care about your listeners. It’ll also show your trust towards the opposite individual that you are not hiding anything.

Respect(Szacunek) your audience.

Recognize(Rozpoznać) your message is not about you or what you wish. You ought to sincerely care about the wants and the unique perspectives of those you are communicating. One in every of the simplest ways to show your respect is merely paying attention to what they assert.

Having good communication skills always helps a person to develop in their business and career(kariera) growth. It also helps to understand things clearly. It gives self-satisfaction and practical interpersonal(interpersonalny) communication skills such as listening skills and making eye contact to boost your personality(osobowość).

                                                                                   Blog by – Garima Dang

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