HOW TO ACHIEVE BIG RESULTS

People with AMBITION usually have a strong desire and determination to achieve success – BIG RESULTS. 

Some synonyms for ambition are:

  • aspiration
  • desire
  • energy
  • longing
  • zeal

Are you one of these people with ambition? How are you going to achieve it?

Our society holds ambitious people in high regard. “Positive ambition is perceived as a driving force that can help people navigate through a labyrinth of obstacles. Mapping a plan for success in any aspect of life teaches resilience. Ambitious people find a way around their problems and overcome any hindrances they may encounter.” – excerpted from an article on www.engoo.com 

Moving your job to the next level means setting and keeping your career goals. You want a targeted objective that explains what your ultimate career goal to be. You want a plan that is personalized and innovative.

When you define your career goals, you take the first critical step to achieving success – to reaching your ambition. 

Let me introduce you to a client with ambition:

My 35-year-old client Clarise is a perfect example of being ambitious. She came to Toronto which is nicknamed the “Silicon Valley of the North” from Brazil with her husband 1.5 years ago to improve their lives. As a graduate with an MA in Computer Science, she never took her eye off her goal…to speak English so that she could continue to work in her field. 

Clarise began her English journey with a 4 Band Score. She worked as a cleaner during the evenings and while becoming my client. I provided her with an innovative, personalized program and she worked tirelessly with me online class to improve her English skills. Her ambition is what kept her eye on the ‘golden ring’.

Clarise recently wrote her IELTS exam and got a 6.5 Band Score. That score enabled her to get hired in her area of expertise last week as an IT project manager. She did it! Her ambition to succeed in her English skills is what got her there!

Building your English skills is the perfect way to move to the next level in your own IT career just as Clarise did.

I can help you with your plan. Contact me!

3 Keys to Unlock the Potential in Your Career

You are an experienced IT professional working in the IT Industry. You know that effective communication skills can have a huge impact.  

Since English is the global language of your industry, your level of proficiency in English has a major effect in dealing with your client base and building your career.

👉 Do you find communicating in English stressful?

👉 Do you lack confidence in English for the opportunity for a better job?

👉 Do you dream of living in an English-speaking country like Canada to study or work?

👉 Do you need to achieve a high score on the IELTS test for a Visa?

Are your English communication skills holding you back from achieving your dream?

If so, why?

You might think it is because:

  • You haven’t listened to enough podcasts or watched enough videos.
  • You don’t know which resources will improve your English.
  • You haven’t done enough reading exercises.

The truth is that this kind of “general approach” will not achieve the results you desire.

To achieve your goals, you need to focus on the specific skills you require to communicate effectively by following a program that is specifically personalized for IT professionals like yourself.

Let me explain this idea with this scenario:

Imagine you are in Brazil on a Zoom.com meeting and have listened to the problem the client is having with the software performance. It’s your turn. You are trying to let them know what you can do to solve their problem. You know exactly how to do that. 

Yet, their native language is Russian, and your native language is Portuguese. So, you both must communicate in English. You are stumbling through to try to find the right words to explain your process. What seemed very straightforward for you, isn’t going well. This is exactly what has happened to your English-learning journey. 

However, if you take a “targeted approach”, you can focus on the skills you require to solve your own English issues and grow your career.

What must you do next?

You can follow these three steps:

  1. POLISH UP YOUR NEGOTIATION SKILLS

Improving the quality of your active listening skills is the key to this. Develop your negotiation skills in English to help you deal with anxious and impatient clients. Role play in English with a coach to give you the opportunity to put these skills into practice.

2. IMPROVE YOUR PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS COMMUNICATION

Networking effectively and speaking with confidence in meetings or when giving presentations in English is a key to your success. Expand your language, make useful small talk and speak fluently. These can be achieved by learning new vocabulary from a variety of sources and a variety of interesting discussion topics.

3. PERFECT YOUR WRITING WITH MEANING

When you write, it should be clear to enable accurate understanding. Study formats for professional emails and engaging social media posts by following clear models and receiving personalized feedback to eliminate common mistakes.

Better English means a better future. More pay, more status, more opportunities, a better retirement. I’m an expert English language coach. Let me know if I can help you. Have a great day! Roz😀

Top 7 Tips to Leverage the Convenience of English E-learning

Where do you want your English level to be in 2021?

“Searches for online learning courses…increased by 240% and 328% respectively in 2020. Not a surprise really, as suddenly we all had a lot of free time stuck at home and were keen to fill it with something constructive.

As with many things that have happened during the pandemic, now people have discovered how convenient online learning can be, they’re keen to continue.” – Excerpted from https://www.mirror.co.uk/

  1. Surround yourself with English. You can bring English into your life by speaking with a Native English Coach at home even if you don’t live in an English-speaking country.
  2. Make English friends though Social Media.
  3. Find study partners.
  4. Don’t spend money on books…download English study materials online.
  5. Set yourself realistic goals to improve your English. Take ‘baby’ steps to improve.
  6. Listen to English podcasts and the daily news.
  7. Find fun ways to learn new words by training yourself to think in English with these methods at home or while chatting online with friends:

“Think in single words

Look around you. In your head, try to name each object in English. If you do this many times in different situations, you’ll eventually start to think of objects by their English names.

Another tip is to label objects in your home to help you remember the English names.

Think in sentences

The next step is to practice thinking in simple English sentences. For example, if you’re sitting in a park, you can tell yourself, “It’s such a beautiful day” and “People are playing sports with their friends.” Once this becomes easy, you can try more difficult sentences.

Don’t worry too much about whether the sentences are correct. The important thing is that you’re not translating from your first language.

Describe your day

Another helpful exercise is to describe your daily activities. For example, you can think to yourself, “I put on my clothes” and “I drive to work.”

You can also describe your plans in the morning. For example, “When I leave the house, I’m going to get a coffee. Then, I’ll take the train to the library and study there.”

Practice every day

Most importantly, try to practice these exercises a little every day. The more you practice, the more fluent you’ll become!” – Excerpted from Engoo.com 

What are your English goals and how are you going to get there? Contact me for a free 30-minute strategy session to coach you to success and watch my video, Making Your Dreams Become Reality for my introduction.

New Year’s Resolutions Are Calling Us! What Are You Going To Do For Yourself In 2021?

Are you going to make a promise to do something that will improve their life in the coming year?

“The guidance outlined below is for anyone who has struggled with achieving ambitious goals they set at the start of the year.

One well-known idea involves using the SMART mnemonic acronym, meaning to make goals specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and timebound. This is a key pillar of any objective you set, but you’ll need a more tactical approach to more consistently accomplish the big goals.” – excerpted from Forbes, Dec 28, 2020

“A lot of people make New Year’s resolutions to be healthier. According to a 2019 survey from YouGov, 50% of Americans who made resolutions said that they would exercise more in 2020. Another 2019 survey from YouGov found that 47% of British people have made a resolution to exercise more at some time in the past.

Forty-three percent of Americans making resolutions for 2020 said they wanted to eat healthier, as have 41% of Brits at some time in the past.

Losing weight was popular in the US, where it was a goal for 37% of people who made resolutions for 2020. But it has been more popular in Britain overall, with 44% promising to lose weight at least once before.

But not all New Year’s resolutions are about health. Almost half of Americans that made resolutions promised to save money in 2020, and so have 31% of Brits at some time in the past. Popular resolutions in the US also include traveling more, learning a new skill and making more friends.

However, it’s important to remember that New Year’s resolutions can be difficult, and most people fail to achieve them.

To succeed, it helps to start with small changes instead of trying to do too much at once. For example, if you want to exercise more, try going to the gym just a few times a week instead of every day. Getting support from other people helps too, especially if they have the same resolutions as you.” – excerpted from Engoo.com

What was the most awesome thing that happened to you in 2020?

What are you looking forward to most about next year?

Can you think of any skills that you would like to improve on, skills such as improving your spoken English? If so, for a free 30-minute Consultation Session to make this resolution become reality, click here to send me an email.

Best regards for a happy and healthy New Year 2021, Love, Roz x0x00x0x

New Year Is Just Around the Corner

Now’s a terrific time to make a new plan that is so easy for you can achieve your English communication goals.

It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!

#1: Watch my introductory video!

#2 EMAIL: rozweitzmansworld@icloud.com For A Free 30-Minute Consultation Session With Tips To Help You Improve Your English Communication Skills So You Can Achieve Your Goals

#3 Make a plan to take action!

What action can you take right now to make your dream become a reality! There’s no time like NOW!

7 Ways to Practice Thinking in English

You can accomplish thinking in another language with practice. You definitely can practice even if you don’t live in an English-speaking country. Translating from your own language in your head before speaking will cause grammar mistakes and your communication will not be what you want it to be. You will start thinking in English when you speak more in English. If you think in English, your speech will become more fluent. These things can help you to be more proficient:

1.    Look around you for single words. Name each object in English. If you do this in different situations many times, you’ll eventually start to think of objects by their English names automatically.

2.    Label objects in your home to help you remember the English names for common things.

3.    Practice thinking in simple English sentences. For example, if you’re having lunch, you can tell yourself “Isn’t this restaurant busy today?” and “People are enjoying the food with their friends” or “The food smells so good here”. Never worry if the grammar is not correct for now. The important thing is that you’re not translating from your first language.

4.    How about describing your daily activities? When you are alone, you can speak out loud, “I am making breakfast” and “I am going for a walk”. Even “What a beautiful day!”

5.    You could describe your plans for the day such as, “First I’m going to drive to the grocery store, then I will buy some vegetables and fruit. After I take everything home, I will cook lunch.”

6.    Practice is very important, so practice these exercises a little every day. The more you practice, the more fluent you’ll become!

7.    Speak with a native English speaker at least once or twice a week, even if you are shy or think you will make mistakes. Don’t worry because native English speakers are very kind when they speak to Non-Natives.

Do you get a chance to practice English every day?

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IELTS MAKES YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE

Your goal is to immigrate to an English speaking country to study or for a job.

BUT COVID-19 has changed the way we live, work, and go about our daily lives. That doesn’t mean you have to completely pause the pursuit of IELTS or your immigration goal.

A good score IELTS test is a necessity that will change your life. The higher your score, the easier it will be to qualify for a Visa.

The IELTS test has 4 parts of the language – Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking.  You can successfully study the first 3 parts with online study, videos, documents and through books alone. 

But the only truly successful way to study the Speaking part is by talking with a native English-Speaking coach.

  • With a coach, you can hear the native English pronunciation and repeat the spoken words correctly.
  • You get classes tailor-made to your particular needs.
  • You can get advice and tips that fit your personal speaking style.
  • You practice the mock tests together so you can learn the details of each part of the Speaking test.
  • You take the test with confidence that you have done your best to practice together.

3 PARTS OF THE IELTS SPEAKING TEST

Part 1

  • In Part 1, you will have a 4 to 5 minute conversation with an IELTS examiner about yourself. 
  • Topics might include Work, Family, Home Life and/or Personal Interests

Part 2

  • In Part 2 of the Speaking test, you will have a cue card with a topic.
  • You will have will be given a pencil and paper to prepare your response and have one minute to write your notes on the topic.
  • You will then speak on the topic for two minutes.

Part 3

  • In Part 3, you will have a conversation with the IELTS examiner around the topic from Part 2, discussing it in more detail. 
  • Part 3 should take approximately 4 to 5 minutes to complete.

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Use MS Word To Improve Your English Skill

Have You Been Looking For A Simple Way To Improve Your English Communication And English Writing Skills? Why Not Give THESAURUS in MSWord A Try!

TIP #1: GET TO KNOW THE THESAURUS IN MSWORD

Using more high level words is one sure-fire way to improve you English skills. If you want to use another word instead of  TALK because this word is not very interesting or high level you can apply the THESAURUS in MSWord to find a synonym for this AND every other boring word.

I highlighted the word TALK in MS Word. 

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Click on <TOOLS> in the Word Toolbar. Click on <THESAURUS>. Since talk can be a noun or a verb, when you do that, I got a long list of nouns and verbs to substitute for TALK. 

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You can translate your favourite words to make sure it’s the same meaning and BINGO, you have just added a new word to your vocabulary. Close the Thesaurus box on the right side and insert the new word that you choose to replace TALK. 

EXAMPLES:

OLD SENTENCE: I will TALK with my friends to find out when they can come to my birthday party.

NEW SENTENCE COULD NOW BE: I will CHAT with my friends to find out when they can come to my birthday party.

TIP #2: GET TO KNOW THE DICTATE IN MS WORD

It’s easier to write just like you speak. MS Word has a great function called <DICTATE> in the <HOME> toolbar that will make your writing life so easy. You can speak and it will type what you say. It is very smart. If you say any punctuation mark such as period, comma, colon, semi-colon, question mark, explanation mark, or other punctuation, it usually knows and inserts that punctuation mark with the correct space after. Click <DICTATE> to activate the red speak button.

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GOOD ONLINE COMMUNICATIONS

In a recent article on CBC Radio Canada, it is noted that online communication is a lifeline during pandemic but lacks non-verbal cues. Because of lockdowns, we have had to rethink the world of online communication with friends, family and colleagues. Video conferencing technology, thankfully, puts a lot more of the non-verbal clues back into the communication.

On Screen Communication

Smile.

Seeing yourself in front of the screen can make you uncomfortable.

Don’t fuss with your hair or touch your face.

It makes you look vain or nervous.

Your body language, eye contact on the screen, face and hand gestures, and tone improve your communication. 

Use a friendly tone so you are welcoming.

Encourage others to speak openly with you. 

Use and pay attention to nonverbal signals. They express how a person is feeling. 

Clear Pronunciation

Speak slowly to pronounce each word clearly.

Don’t talk too much or too little. 

Be ‘short and sweet’ so your listener pays attention and understands exactly what you are saying. 

Don’t use complicated city or place names that are in your own language.

Don’t repeat your words or phrases. Or say ‘like’, ‘um’, ‘ah’ or ‘eh’. These are fillers. Instead, just stay silent until you find the words you want to complete a sentence.

Listening 

LISTENING IS THE KEY TO GOOD COMMUNICATION, NO MATTER WHERE YOU ARE – face to face or in front of your screen. Ask clarifying questions so you will understand clearly (“So, what you say is…”). Always give complete sentence replies to these basic questions such as “Who…?”, “What…?”, “When…?”, “Where…?”, “Why…?”, and “How…?”.

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CULTURAL DIFFERENCES BETWEEN EAST AND WEST

CULTURAL DIFFERENCES

Graphic artist Yang Liu has a sharp eye for cultural comparison, honed by personal experience. In 1990, at the age of 13, she moved from Beijing, to Berlin. After exactly 13 years there, she started an illustrated project to document her dual experiences in China and Germany.

Those of us who have cross-cultural experiences and coach English speak about culture as a key to learning the language and also the key to issues relating to cultural differences with our clients. When you live in a non-native English speaking country, you can understand how vast some cultural differences are. You can also learn just how much cultural differences can influence your understanding, affect your friendships and improve the study of the English language.

Here are a few examples of East/West Cultural differences.

Westerners believe that time is money and equate it with success. In Eastern countries, relationships are more important than time or ‘being on time’ and stress that the people are more important. To a North American, not being on time is seen as been inconsiderate or egocentric.

Eastern cultures (especially Chinese culture) accentuate never being direct, as directness can often make one ‘lose face’, whereas in the West, directness is to be succinct and not waste peoples’ time. And it’s common for Westerners to look directly into a person’s eyes, whereas in the East, it’s sometimes considered impolite.

Truth and honour are other areas of vast cultural differences. Eastern cultures don’t want to offend therefore saying what they anticipate the other person would want to hear is more important than being clear and direct. Preserving one’s honour or ‘face’ and one’s standing in the community are prized, and therefore causing another to lose face is seen as a huge failure. It’s almost more important what others think of you than it is about being yourself. Western cultural values stress speaking the facts and being true to oneself above all.

If you feel that if you are having trouble with communication with a person of another culture, it’s likely that the problem comes from lack of understanding from both people and that it’s probably cultural differences that are getting in the way of good communication. 

Therefore traveling, studying articles and watching culture documentaries can help learning. And knowing a few examples of the differences, plus NOT expecting the person of another culture to adhere to your cultural standards is the real key to your excellent communication.

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