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Decoding Communication across Cultures

English is a global language, but navigating through the various cultures makes communication a treacherous terrain. Isn’t it easy to fall into cultural traps and ruin a presentation, disrupt a team or destroy trust? How can we succeed in managing

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The Importance of Bringing out the Inner Child in Team Development

It’s almost the end of 2015 – the year TALK2 TOKYO opened it’s first office in Tokyo and my 10th anniversary in Japan. I have met many new clients this year and I feel proud that I could inspire change

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Showing that you care in English – a medical week

Finally, a cup of coffee and time to catch up with the paperwork in the office! It’s been a rollercoaster of a fortnight. But now I have a chance to reflect and share some moments with you. Recently I have

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Turning fear on it’s head. How to overcome presentation nerves.

“Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.” W. Clement Stone It’s not often I have chance of a break, but I read somewhere that successful people don’t work weekends, plan trips away and have “me time.” So, if they

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“Do more, feel better, live longer” – GSK. Thinking Differently …..

“Life is rarely just about what happens to you. It’s how you respond that makes the difference” Paul McGee Here we are again at the end of another exciting week. It’s finally Halloween, so more children and adults wandering around

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How Emotionally Intelligent are You? It’s useful to know!

“People will forget what you said and what you did, but they will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou This picture shows my personal space in the centre of Tokyo. I go there sometimes to re-focus ME.

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Idea Synthesis, Rapid Learning and Adaptability

“You can find inspiration in everything; and if you can’t, look again” Sir Paul Smith I had the honour of meeting Sir Paul Smith last weekend and, although the conversation was brief, it was enough to make me realise what

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Virtual working, employee engagement – far more than just money.

Last Sunday, after finishing off my espresso, green macaron and the last of the planning, I settled down to watch a couple of TED talks to inspire me for the week ahead. I started with the following talk: <iframe src=”https://embed-ssl.ted.com/…/chimamanda_adichie_the_danger_o…”

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The Benefits of Telling a Good Story

Reading a really good book at the moment: Show Your Work by Austin Kleon. It’s good because it gives very simple advice on sharing creativity, and more importantly, getting discovered. Here at Talk2 I work with some really creative people,

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Medical Training for all medical staff

It’s the New Year, so that means resolutions? Here at Talk2-UK.com we are resolved to provide even more focused training where it’s really needed. The Japanese government is pushing for increased English usage in all areas of business and healthcare

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