Workshop: Successful Communication in English in Different Situations
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About the Event
Who this is for:
The workshop is aimed at, but not limited to, participants whose first language is not English, and those who find adapting their communication to different situations and attending networking events challenging and stressful.
Outline and objectives:
Many academics feel comfortable talking about their work and research to colleagues and other academics in similar fields, but feel under pressure when they have to attend conferences, networking and partnership building events that require communication on a more informal and interactional basis. This is exacerbated when there is the expectation to meet and engage with “useful” people from different fields or sectors. This pressure often hampers our ability to be authentic and build relationships and this workshop will look at the key areas of developing confidence and managing successful communication especially when you feel out of your comfort zone.
After this workshop you will be able to:
· Understand how to analyse English for different purposes and audiences
· Consider key ways to use language to your advantage in networking and partnership building
· Activate strategies for having successful conversations
· Stay calm and confident in new situations
This interactive workshop will offer participants ideas on how to approach these types of events for maximum success, topics and language to use or avoid and guidance on the importance of register and paralinguistic features. Participants will also have a chance to ask about personal experiences and situations they want help with or clarify any language issues that they have encountered especially those that have given rise to misunderstandings or unsuccessful interactions.
Facilitated by Anna Britton