The world is looking at India Look around. Look at some of the world’s largest multi-national companies. Look at Google. Look at Pepsi. Look at Mastercard. Besides being amongst the world’s most valuable and immensely successful businesses, besides being the companies that touch our lives in a very meaningful and intimate way, they all have one thing in common: They are headed by Indians. Yes, that’s right. All the three companies mentioned above have India born CEOs. And these are but a few of the many, many success stories surrounding the Indian corporate achiever of the day. A few decades ago, it would have been impossible to think such a possibility. An Indian heading a company that has a predominantly white management? Impossible. But here we are. Not only has this become a reality, it seems to be setting a trend for the future. More and more companies are looking to hire Indians in top-management positions. And why not? Indians are hard-working, dedicated and loyal employees. They are well-mannered, family-oriented, for the most part scandal-free, mindful of the people around them, comfortable in all geographies, in all cultures, in all conditions. And one thing they have going for them are their English Speaking Skills. Start Early, Go a Long way Most Indians speak average to good to excellent English. In fact, when an Indian goes abroad to work in the western English speaking countries, such as the US, Canada, the UK or Australia, a common question that is asked of most of them is, “Hey man, how do you speak such good English?” Most countries are unaware that most Indians start to speak English at a very early age in school. Our conscientious teachers go the extra mile to give us a good foundation. They introduce us to the correct etiquettes of the language, the right way to speak, a better understanding of the native English speaking countries through books and stories. They help to lay the right foundation for our English Speaking Skills. And it is this foundation that goes a long way in building global careers. Let’s face it We need to speak good English to do well in our careers. Whether your job is customer-facing like that of executives or sales people or at a call-centre, or software development you will be required to deal with English speaking clientele more times than not. And if you can speak confidently, clearly and come across as smart and informed, you will create a very favourable impression that does not go unnoticed, neither by your customer, or by your superior. Which is why, most companies now have a survey at the end of every interaction, where they ask you to rate your experience. And you won’t give a good rating to the person, if you found it hard to communicate with him. Or her.   Various Types of English Speaking Skills  At inlingua you will find that there are a variety of courses to help you improve your professional Englsih Speaking Skills. There are courses that help you work on your Interview Skills, your Presentation Skills, your Negotiation Skills, Telephonic Skills and very interestingly they have a course that helps you pick up the language Skills to Socialize across Cultures. This last course takes on a highly significant meaning in today’s times. While some Indians travel abroad for work, a lot of Indians are now dealing with Bosses from abroad. Whatever be the scenario, you need to be able to cross-over to the other side. A non-Indian boss has only one way to assess his Indian colleague. By speaking to him, by understanding what he says, by supporting his ideas. And if language is not a barrier, then surely, a positive assessment will follow.   A positive assessment means one thing and one thing only: Promotion. And Growth. Whatever your profession, someone who speaks English well, communicates clearly and is confident,  will be preferred over someone with poor communication and English Speaking Skills. For one, you create a good impression. Secondly, the boss feels that he doesn’t have to explain things to you over and over again, because you understand him easily. And thirdly, as you move up the ladder, speaking good English is absolutely mandatory. Senior managers have to meet and do business with both Indian as well as non-Indian counterparts. English is the language that binds businesses across the globe. And there is no better place than inlingua to learn English the right way. After all, inlingua is an international chain, not your local, desi English speaking dukaan. They understand English, they have developed highly specialized techniques of teaching, but most importantly, they have the necessary experience to understand your needs deeply and help you turn your career around. So, don’t wait. Step into a global institution, and get ready to take on the world.

Nancy Verma, 24 July, 2017 (6:55 AM)

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