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Andrew Ambrosius invites you to The Art of Business English (AOBE). The premier podcast for Spanish speakers who wish to improve their business English skills and confidence. Listen in as guests discuss their business experience and the ups and downs of learning English as a second language and applying it to their trade. These compelling interviews reveal how even the best had to go through the often daunting task of learning a second language. Be inspired as they share their stories and show us all that anyone with the desire and focus can work with international clients of all levels. In up-close-and-personal candid conversations, inspirational and empowering business leaders uncover the raw truth behind their business and their beginnings. Andrew asks those penetrating questions we all want to ask like , how can I overcome my fears and do business in English, even when I think my level is too low? What were the breakthroughs and sometimes breakdowns that got you to where you are now? And how have you overcome your fears and self doubt? This inspirational and uplifting show also gives listeners the opportunity to learn with our guests, as Andrew offers interesting tips and insight into how even the best can improve their business English skills. One of a kind and unique in every aspect. Welcome to The Art of Business English. 

Nov 13, 2019

Participating in a meeting can seem like a pretty scary thing to do, especially if you are not a native English speaker. Sometimes you are asked to give your opinion on a range of topics, and this can cause some people to freeze, mumble or speak quickly making no sense at all.


The worst part of not being able to give your opinion clearly is that you don’t get the respect or credit that you deserve. I mean, imagine this, you are the expert in your company of a given topic and because you can’t confidently give your opinion then your opinion is ignored, and your expertise wasted.


This is incredibly frustrating, but I know exactly how you feel. Making people understand your opinion is an essential business skill.


If you struggle with giving your opinion, then in today’s episode you will be learning all the tips and tricks to give your opinion in three important ways. Firstly, I will teach you to give a strong opinion when you are very convinced of something. Secondly, I will show you how to give a neutral or standard opinion and finally, I will show you how to give a tentative opinion.


In the last part of the episode I will also give you some expressions to also help you ask others for their opinion. This will be a big help when keeping the meeting moving and making sure you don’t do all the talking.


Remember, take note regarding tentative opinions. This is an important skill to have, you don’t want to give your opinion on something that you are not 100% sure about.


So, with that being said let’s dive into today’s episode.