Training Speaking to Such Professionals as Managers and Directors

(Posting on training speaking to such professionals as managers and directors; abstract sent to GESS Indonesia to apply to speak at their conference in Jakarta this coming September 2017 and warmly accepted—this adds to my already-long list of being a presenter; by one NEB)

Professionals such as managers and directors are people with high dignity and prestige. When the need comes that they have to learn speaking English, caution must carefully be taken. It would be wrong to treat them like ordinary students. They must be taken with reference to their position and status. As such, one way recommended to train them to speak English is using slides, tables, graphs and the likes. The contents to learn can be made to cover topics related to their job description, topics surrounding their life and their hobbies, and topics of current affairs. As they usually have an amount of English already, the slides, tables, graphs and the likes are utilized as prompts for their speaking. They get to explain individual ideas, relate ideas together, tell the whole picture, and give a whole presentation. Questions are constantly asked in between their speaking to maintain interaction. Errors and mistakes are jotted down and dealt with appropriately and time-wisely. They will not get bored. Their speaking gradually improves. They will want to study more and longer. Their self-esteem is boosted. This is all based on my teaching a bank director and

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