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  1. 1. M01: How to present your company in just 5 minutesM02: How to present yourself in just 5 minutesM03: How to present your product in an interesting and memorable wayM04: How to begin and end a presentationM05: How to present figures, graphs and numbers in EnglishM06: How to use small talk to make successful business connectionsM07: How to introduce and moderate a business meeting in EnglishM08: How to argue your point convincingly in meetingsM09: How to give clear instructions and directionsM10: How to sound more professional on the telephoneM11: How to talk through conflict on the telephoneM12: How to master the language of teleconferencesM13: How to set the right tone in business emailsM14: How to write complaint emails in EnglishM15: How to conduct a job interview in EnglishM16: How to give feedback to colleagues in EnglishM17: How to work with an international team: some cross-cultural ABCsM18: How to handle complaints from angry clientsM19: How to negotiate what you want while staying politeMINIs for B1 level speakersX01: How to present figures, graphs and numbers in English (intermediate)X02: How to make and take telephone callsEnglishBusiness CompactMINIsFast and to the point. Cheap and effective.FIND OUT MOREABOUT MINIs HERECLICK ON THE MINI OF YOURCHOICE TO READ MOREEspecially popular topics are marked
  2. 2. In daily business you often need to explain what your company does in an interesting yet accurate way. Learn to summarise what yourcompany has achieved and describe your services and products in a way that starts conversations and creates interest in doingbusiness with you. Whether you are at a networking event, in a sales meeting or talking to your friends, this basic communication skill(often referred to as an “elevator speech”) will leave you feeling confident and prepared to talk about your company.You only have one chance to make a first impression. In this MINI you learn to talk about yourself: describe what you do, summariseyour achievements and highlight your strengths in order to make a lasting and positive impression. Learn to choose which information isinteresting for the person you are speaking to. Whether you are introducing yourself to colleagues, speaking in front of an audience,networking, or socialising, this is one skill everyone should master.A great product deserves a great presentation. Can you draw attention to your company’s unique selling point without using slides? Canyou describe in a few minutes why your product is better than the competition’s alternative? In this MINI you will receive tips andtechniques to make your product presentations both clear and memorable. We will look at how to structure product information to makesure your audience doesn’t miss key information while giving you tips and tricks to keep them alert and wanting more.02 / 09
  3. 3. When people listen to a presentation, the parts they remember best are the end and the beginning – in that order. Whether you arepresenting your ideas in a formal or informal setting, learn to make the openings and conclusions of your presentations morememorable with this MINI. You will have the chance to practise what you learn and get immediate feedback from an expert and yourpeers, providing you with a helpful list of tips as well as useful language for your next presentation.Just the facts, please! When presenting numbers, you want to be certain your audience gets the right information. Let our expert trainerteach you the vocabulary you need to explain trends, talk through figures, describe graphs and more. Whether you are talking aboutbudgets, sales targets, research or performance, this MINI will help you communicate information precisely and clearly. This is theadvanced level MINI on numbers and includes vocabulary building and presentation practice (CEFR level B2 and higher).Much of the important business in our world is conducted outside the board room: in restaurants, on the golf course and even in the carpark. In many cultures, it is small talk and informal conversation that creates the relaxed business environment necessary for deals andagreements to be reached. With the objective of making and maintaining business connections in informal settings, this MINI is full ofthe tips, tricks and language you need to navigate through conversations on topics of general interest.03 / 09
  4. 4. Leading a meeting requires skill and a certain amount of diplomacy in any language. If English is the language of your meetings, thentake this opportunity to brush up your language and your communication skills. Learn phrases and vocabulary for starting andconcluding meetings in English, tips for making sure you remain on topic, and techniques for moderating a discussion. This MINIinvolves active practice with feedback from your peers and an expert trainer.It is no use having good ideas if no one hears them! Learn how to make yourself heard in meetings, how to politely agree and disagree,support your argument, and give reasons for saying “no”. Whether you take part in large meetings or have small face-to-facediscussions with one or two team members, this MINI will help you argue your point and say what you mean in a more professional way.The clearer the instructions are, the easier they are to follow! Delegation, instruction and explanation are part of the everyday interactionof most business professionals in many different types of job. Do you need to explain how to use software, operate a machine, or givedirections to your office? This MINI gives you tips, tricks and the language you need to precisely and understandably explain, describeand instruct others to perform tasks and follow your directions.04 / 09
  5. 5. The telephone is often a client’s first contact to a company. Are you ready to make and take calls in English as professionally as you doin your native language? This MINI will give you phrases for starting and ending different types of telephone calls, as well as otheruseful vocabulary and tips on how to sound friendly and polite. Because the best way to improve your English is to speak it, you will putwhat you learn into practice through role plays and peer feedback. This is our advanced level MINI on making and taking calls. (CEFRlevel B2 and higher)In English we say that you can’t please everyone all the time. In business that often isn’t good enough. Especially on the phone, whereface-to-face dialogue is not possible, conflict conversations are a daily challenge in many different jobs. This MINI will teach you how tode-escalate tense situations on the phone, offer help and stay calm during difficult calls. Prepare yourself with tips and language to giveclients and customers your very best through role plays and feedback from our expert trainer and your peers.Your office is in Germany, your project leader is in Denmark and your head of department is in Belgium. Meetings over the phone and inEnglish are an especially demanding daily challenge for international teams. Do you want to make sure you get the information youneed despite bad connections or noisy conference rooms? This MINI gives you tips and tricks for introducing yourself, keeping track ofthe conversation, and making sure your opinion is heard during a teleconference.05 / 09
  6. 6. Email is by far the most common form of business communication, but how do you make sure that what you mean to say is what isunderstood? The first step is to set the right tone. Even in your native language it is challenging to transmit the right “message” in anappropriate, fitting tone for each recipient. This introduction to email, with a focus on the difference between formal and informalemailing, gives you a practical guide to key techniques of writing business emails in English.When things go wrong, good email communication helps set things right. Perhaps you have ordered a machine and it arrived broken, ormaybe you booked a hotel for a business trip and the room was unacceptable. Now you need to tell someone that you are unhappy withtheir product or service. This MINI provides you with helpful tools and language for formulating email complaints elegantly andconstructively, enabling you to explain the problem without ruining your business relationships.You want the right team for the job and have taken time and care to find good candidates. Now it is time for the interview. If yourcandidate is English-speaking or your company requires excellent English, you may need to hold the interview in English. Brush up yourrelevant English communication skills and get useful interviewing tips from our expert trainer. This MINI includes guided practice and theopportunity to role play different interview situations while receiving direct feedback on your own interviewing skills.06 / 09
  7. 7. We all need feedback in order to expand and improve our skills, but delivering that feedback diplomatically and constructively can be achallenge. Musicians make recordings of themselves, dancers practice in front of a mirror, business professionals rely on their peersand mentors for constructive, useful feedback. This MINI provides you with useful English vocabulary and phrases for giving criticalfeedback as well as tips for delivering your message effectively.In today’s global economy, working with the best often means working with people from all over the world. In international teams thecommon language of business is often English, and cross-cultural differences present unique communication challenges. This MINIexamines some of the reasons for misunderstandings between cultures and gives you resources for helping your team function at itsvery best. This introduction to intercultural communication will help you bridge the culture gap in your daily business interactions.Sometimes things don’t work out perfectly and clients get angry, but that shouldn’t be a reason to lose a business contact. If youcommunicate with clients in English, this MINI will help you keep your relationship positive through difficult situations. You will get helpfulvocabulary and phrases for letting your client know that you understand the problem, offering help and de-escalating tenseconversations. Don’t lose your cool or your customer because you don’t know what to say!07 / 09
  8. 8. We have all seen the tough Wall Street executives in the movies. They always get what they want, and their motto is, “I win, you lose.”However, real world negotiations require more diplomacy. To reach a win-win result in English you need to set the right tone. This MINIoffers expressions, phrases and tips for politely saying what you really want in a negotiation. You will put what you’ve learned intopractice and get feedback from our expert trainer and your peers.Let’s learn to talk about numbers! This MINI is full of vocabulary, phrases and tips needed by business professionals in finance, marketing orsales. If you regularly need to talk about numbers, explain charts, or talk about trends to English-speaking audiences, this MINI is for you.This is an introductory level MINI which gives you the tools to say numbers accurately and clearly present numerical data to an audience.Recommended English level: CEFR B1The telephone rings and you see that it is a foreign number – do you feel ready to answer? Whether you speak English on the phoneevery day or only once or twice a year, this MINI will help you sound more professional and confident. You will practice commontelephoning situations such as transferring a call to a colleague, taking a message and calling for information. With feedback from oneof our trainers, get fit for telephoning with this intermediate level training. Recommended English level: CEFR B108 / 09
  9. 9. ABOUT EnglishBusinesss CompactMINI formatsDont have time for a workshop?Cant commit to weekly English lessons?Need a solution which is bothflexible and goal-oriented?The quick, flexible way to fire up your English for people with great aspirations, but not a lot of time.Our CompactMINI formats cover a wide range of business topics and are engineered to maximise the key English communicationskills most important for you and your team.This format will get your English up to speed efficiently and effectively.You can use them to kick off your English programme or warm up for a workshop.Choose from this catalogue of popular topics to select your ideal 180-minute MINI.Each MINI comprises both compact lessons and practical exercises.• MINIs are exclusively in-company formats• Each MINI is 180 minutes long• Group size is limited to 8 people• The minimum language level requirement is B2 according to the CEFR (self-selection)• There are 2 MINIs available for B1 level learnersBook your MINI now!Buy 10 and get 1 free!CONTACT USEnglishBusiness AGTel: +49 (0) 40 650 52 53www.englishbusiness.deinfo@englishbusiness.deJarrestr. 46, 22303 Hamburg, Germany