Speaking English like a Native Speaker
The world of international business is very interesting and quite complicated. There are no clear rules saying that everyone must speak English like native English speakers, but somehow, we all know that it helps.
English is clearly the language of business and most CEO’s of large companies are native English speakers. I was just at a big business Conference in China. Most of the people spoke English as a second language but the entire conference was in English.
This conference was in a 5 star hotel and cost the company about 250 000 USD to prepare. It was very important. The people in the conference were doing a lot of networking. I noticed that some of the more successful business people were more fluent in English. They were not necessarily the more intelligent people, but they could make everyone understand their point.
In many ways the world isn’t fair but I strongly believe that it’s much better to study how the world really is instead of how we wish it was. If you want to improve in business, you need to do all that you can to learn western culture and at least an English style that is similar to native speakers. You will make more friends and get more job opportunities with this approach. I’ve seen it in the real world. I know this is how it works. Here is an interesting post about how to speak like a native speaker. I think it will benefit you in many ways.
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