Oct
25
09:30

Business English: Raising Capital and Describing Trends

Workshop
Hebrew Session
Noa Cohen
Business English Instructor @ Uptick
Noa is a Business English Instructor. Her job is to make students feel comfortable conducting business internationally and conversing with their counterparts in English. 6 years of experience in instructing English, a strong lingual orientation, and a young and fun attitude allow her to craft conversational English learning programs, geared towards Israeli businesspeople. Noa is passionate about teaching and assisting others in attaining their ambitions.
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Noa Cohen
A good oral command of English is not only about being able to “manage” abroad. In today’s global marketplace, you will need to take your English to the next level, going beyond casual English, and developing the English communication skills that are so essential to success in the business world. In this Jolt session, I’ll introduce you to the language of trends. We’ll learn about various expressions and grammatical structures needed to describe trends, an integral and crucial part of business reporting, proposal writing, creating presentations, conducting negotiations, and many other types of workplace communications. Here’s an example, “Sales peaked in May at around $3.2m and then levelled off. This was followed by a dramatic drop in June.” By the end of the session, you’ll feel completely confident in standing in front of your fellow Sojis to present a trend analysis of a number of graphs. To set the stage for our “trends” discussion, we’ll kick-off our session by getting to know more about the world of raising funds for business ventures, a discipline where accurate presentation of trends can make or break your financing efforts. We’ll begin by reading and analyzing an authentic article from the “Financial Times” to familiarize ourselves with methods of raising funds. By discussing and responding to the issues touched upon in the article, you’ll gain a better command of the advanced business English needed to effectively recruit capital. Then, you'll simulate making a pitch to wealthy business people asking for money to help you develop a business idea, product, or service.

Questions this talk answers:

01

What are the linguistic tools I need to clearly and accurately describe graphs and trends?

02

What’s the meaning of the idiom “hedge your bets” and how can I use it in conversation?

03

What’s the difference between “angel investment,” “equity financing,” and “debt financing”?

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Noa Cohen

Business English Instructor @ Uptick

About
Noa
Noa is a Business English Instructor. Her job is to make students feel comfortable conducting business internationally and conversing with their counterparts in English. 6 years of experience in instructing English, a strong lingual orientation, and a young and fun attitude allow her to craft conversational English learning programs, geared towards Israeli businesspeople. Noa is passionate about teaching and assisting others in attaining their ambitions.

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