July 4, 2023

Persuasive Communication – Knowing when not to Influence and why

Sharmila Gautama, Founder of EnglishCoach Services In the last two newsletters, we read about how to use persuasive skills to convince people to act. In this […]
July 4, 2023

Convincing People to Act through Persuasive Communication

Sharmila Gautama, Founder of EnglishCoach Services Good examples of persuasive communication are the advertisements we see every day and the editorials that we read. When the […]
July 4, 2023

Mastering Persuasive Communication at the Workplace

Sharmila Gautama, Founder of EnglishCoach Services If you think only leaders and business owners need to be persuasive in their communication, it’s time to change that […]
May 9, 2023

Maximising Your Time and Skills through Microlearning Workshops

Training experts over the years have identified that bite-size learning techniques promote effective and efficient knowledge transfer with increased learner engagement. Microlearning workshops make it easier […]
April 25, 2023

The Great Indian Nod

“During the two decades that I worked for an American MNC, I realized that having good cross-cultural sensitivity played a very big role in my career […]
April 25, 2023

Navigating cross-cultural communication in the workplace

As businesses become increasingly global and diverse, cross-cultural communication skills have become a crucial part of effective communication in the workplace. Failing to understand cultural differences […]
March 17, 2023

How to make English Language Training a success for your busy team?

Sharmila Gautama, Founder & CEO of EnglishCoach Services We are often approached by our clients to deliver Business English programmes to help teams speak and write […]
March 6, 2023

Are we listening?

Sharmila Gautama, Founder of EnglishCoach Services We are slowly moving to become a culture of impatient listeners. While listening seems to be a fairly simple and […]
February 23, 2023

How to structure your talk?

Jayanthi Shivakumar, Head of Learning at EnglishCoach Services Structuring your talk can not only help you determine how your key points are organised but can also […]
February 9, 2023

Productivity creates wellbeing: Josh Bersin’s HR Predictions 2023

Sharmila Gautama, Founder of EnglishCoach Services The Josh Bersin report on HR Predictions for 2023, reports that one of the factors that CEOs and CHROs will […]
November 4, 2022

Why Business English Skills are Best Learnt Online

Madhulika Gautama In our ten years of designing and delivering business English skills training – both online and offline – to over 2,000 professionals in organisations […]
July 6, 2020

How to avoid Information Silos in Virtual Meetings

Sharmila Gautama With so many professionals moving to online platforms to conduct their businesses, it has become mandatory for us to not only become tech savvy […]
December 19, 2018

2018 in Review

As 2018 draws to a close, we would like to take you through the journey we’ve had this year. Our sixth year in the business saw […]
November 15, 2018

Used to using ‘used to’?

Yesterday I was sitting with a group of trainees conducting a needs assessment for a communication program. Most of them come with around 10 years of […]
November 15, 2018

Sorry, I can’t able to…

“I can’t able to come to work tomorrow.” Is this sentence right? If you are unsure, you should read the rest of this blog. It’s as […]
November 1, 2018

Staying productive through the holidays

It’s important that you take a break these holidays (especially if you haven’t taken one through the year). But then, you can be productive even while […]
October 17, 2018

Six Steps To Effective Report Writing

Improve your fundamentals in English and write well structured reports with this six step process. Six Steps to Effective Report Writing will help perfect your team’s […]
June 21, 2018

A grammar rule you CAN ignore :)

By Sharmila Gautama “Never start a sentence with ‘but’.” But, I do, and it seems so right. Sometimes, starting a sentence with ‘but’ is more impactful. […]
April 27, 2018

I have a doubt…

By Sharmila Gautama Sreenidhi, a friend of mine, dropped in for a brief chat and mentioned that she read my blog post on not using ‘revert […]
February 28, 2018

Musings from the Email Writing Workshop

By Swapneel Desai If anyone had to ask you to go for an email writing program, your answer would probably be: “I don’t think I need […]