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Brian McMillan

Brian McMillan has worked as a native English (American) trainer for business, mass media and government professionals since coming to Finland over 11 years ago. Previously he worked within the newspaper, radio and television industries in the United States as a writer, publisher and newscaster. Email: brian.mcmillan@aacglobal.com

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    Have you ever noticed how quickly children learn to effectively negotiate with their parents? No? Well then, picture this: Mom takes her child to the store. Seeing so many wonderful and colorful ...
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The Internet of Things (IoT) is an increasingly common topic of conversation in the workplace. There are a lot of complexities around the Internet of Things, and if we are expected to understand it and to be understood in the English language, we need to grasp the basics of the terminology so we can get our message through. ...
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Dec 02

Holiday Greetings

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Communication, Learning English, Small Talk, Politeness

by Brian McMillan December 2, 2016 at 8:13 AM
It’s that time of year again when tradition, religion, culture and political correctness have us all, native and non-native users of English, wondering what to say or to write when greeting friends, colleagues, employees or customers. Our goal is to simply pass along the good spirit, feelings of joy and well-wishes for the season and ...
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At the highest level of politics, communication matters, especially if you want to get your message through and win the presidency. This year, we have been observing the US presidential debates, and they have inspired us to host a webinar analyzing the communications styles of the candidates. So what do these styles reveal about the candidates?
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In the United States race for the office of president, the current candidates have two very distinctly different styles for getting their message through to American voters. How would you describe their delivery style, body language, choice of words and tone of voice, along with their general style of communicating? Would you consider using their methods of communication for ...
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In the cut-throat world of global business, it is no longer good enough to just be able to speak, read and write the English language. You need to have credible communication skills, and being able to convey an air of professionalism is essential. These can be achieved ...
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