Effective International Communication

This is an interactive course, conducted in Offshore English.

Programme dates: March 8-9, 2016


You may wish that the world spoke your language and communicated in the way you do at home. But in today’s business world most of us have to deal in any one day with people from several countries, each with their own native language. You will probably speak to each other in English, but is their English your English? And both will have different ideas as to how one should communicate.


If you do business outside your own country or work with foreign colleagues, you need to be sure your point of view is listened to, understood and accepted. This course is designed to give you the skills and confidence to be a successful communicator in the international business arena.


Effective Communication in a Globalised Market

  • What is required to be an effective international communicator?     
  • What is your communication style?
  • How different are communication styles around the world?  
  • What communication channels should you use?
  • What is Offshore English and how should you speak it?
  • What are the Key Skills?
    / Putting yourself in the other person’s shoes.
    / Being clear, succinct, structured, comprehensible, interesting, and persuasive.
    / Sounding strong and looking confident.

You will practise communicating in an international context throughout. Before the course you will need to:

  • Complete a questionnaire on your communication style;
  • Prepare a proposal to pitch to your fellow participants for no longer than 2 minutes.

Richard Pooley has been communicating internationally since he was 5 years old, when he moved from the UK to Venezuela. He has lived in 9 countries and worked in over 30.  He was Managing Director of the UK-based management and language training company, Canning, until 2012. He now lives in France and continues to do specialist communication, negotiation and cross-cultural skills training around the world. His book on international negotiation skills – Why Doesn’t He Use a Spoon? – was  published in September 2014.


990 EUR + VAT Standard fee

The fee includes tuition, instructional materials, coffee breaks and lunch


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Participants Say


“A masterclass on human interaction!”


Mārcis Rokjānis
Head of the MediaXchange Department
MTG TV Latvia
Attended the course on November 2-3, 2015


"There are neither notebooks nor formulas in Richard's class. Instead, there are many real-life examples and a lot of true stories. Fascinating ones."


Agnese Kleina-Kirhnere
Entrepreneur, journalist, editor and publisher
SIA Whimsical Agnesiga
Latvia, SSE Riga EMBA Class of 2015






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