On the international market, English is essential as a lingua franca; managers and executives being able to speak English is taken for granted. Giving speeches and presentations in English if it is not your mother-tongue with the same degree of professionalism constitutes a special challenge. The preparation has to cater to both linguistic and rhetorical needs. In addition to communication skills coaching in English, English language skills can be trained with a partner coach.
By the voice we subconsciously assess a person and what they say. The voice lends credibility and weight to a statement and authenticity to a person. Everyone not only have one single vocal quality, rather, one can learn to use the voice deliberately to support what is being said.
France is Germany's most important trade partner. Although foreign managers are not necessarily expected to speak French. If one does it anyway, this can be a door opener. Here as well an authentic embodiment of a role and language skills are the focus of preparation.
A clear message demands clear pronunciation. In addition to good articulation, this also applies to speaking with a dialect or accent. In addition to the main criterion of comprehensibility, regional accents are not free from judgement. While a person with an accent is felt to be friendlier, standard speakers are rated more competent.
”German is my mother tongue, I have studied English and French abroad and enjoy training in all these languages.”