Arsenio’s Business English Podcast | Season 8: Episode 4 | What Conversation Topics to Use

When you’re at a business conference, there are a number of ways you can start a conversation. However, understanding what topics are interesting, safe, conversation killers, risky and TABOO are unbelievably important. There are topics, such as politics and region, which are NOT GOOD for starting conversations.  Conversation killers, like speaking about the “hidden-agenda-pushing news”, can destroy the energy of a conversation in the matter of seconds. So, what can you do to avoid catastrophe when trying to meet new people? Let’s dive in!

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Business English Podcast | Corporate Finance | Cash-flow Crisis

In business, there are certain ways to generate income when you’re dealing with a crisis. From a personal perspective, it sparks that creativity within one. However, we don’t always want to wait for a crisis to happen for us to be creative and act. In today’s podcast, we look at different ways, creativity, and what you’ve learned since the dawn of the pandemic.

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Arsenio’s Business English Podcast | Season 7: Episode 31 | Dealing with Emotional Blackmail, Threats & Rudeness

OMG! Have any of you ever been threatened in your job? I still remember, as I’ve said so many times before, that particular Saturday when a headteacher (even without power) said to me, “if you want to continue working here, we’re going to have to have a meeting.” 

I had shivers go down my spine and heard, “Arsenio, you’re worth way more than this.”

I went home, started looking for new condos and applied for new jobs in Bangkok.

I quit in my mind and I ultimately left the job two months later.

If someone EVER threatens your job, YOU DESERVE BETTER. I don’t give a damn about the dire work situation, you put that 2-4 week notice in right there while looking them dead in the eye (idiom in regards to staring them directly in their eye), and move on.

You deserve SOOOO much better.

In today’s podcast, I help you navigate rudeness, threats, and emotional blackmail in the workplace!

When People Get What They Want From You…

Boy, how often does this happen? Whether it’s some of my coaching students, getting their score before disappearing (and not telling me what their score was); or the language institutes that I’ve worked for who get what they want (financially) before disappearing.  How can you protect yourself from other’s agendas? In today’s podcast, I’ll give you the three “stop” doings. 

Arsenio’s Business English Podcast | Season 7: Episode 17 | Is Stress ALWAYS Bad?

When a situation arises in which we have to take action, our imaginative/creative side gets firing. Meaning, when we have to make ends meet or make a decision to act in a dire situation, we have a tendency to always finding our way out. After the situation comes and goes, we look back and say “how was I able to do that?”

That’s called our creative side. Now, if we can somehow shift that creative side to our everyday living instead of acting on situations because of what’s happening in the world around us, that’s when we could potentially take our lives to an entire new level.

In today’s podcast, we talk about stress in both a good and bad context.

Arsenio’s Business English Podcast | Investment | Risk Management

When it comes to assessing risks, what do you do? Whether it’s everyday risks, such as buying something that you really need but you’re hesitant because of the job market. Or perhaps even risks in the stock market? Well, there are ways of getting around it, such as buying a share + an option to hedge against the risk.  That way if the price falls, you can choose to keep your share or sell it using the option you had agreed at a higher price. 

This is called mitigation, and whether you do trade stocks or you’re looking to invest in general, there’s always a way of offsetting and protecting yourself. In today’s podcast, I got you COVERED!

Arsenio’s Business English Podcast | Investment | In-Company Interviews: Diversifying Your Assets

Think about, when COVID had first erupted last year, how prepared were you — financially? Good chance that you were on the outside looking in. Meaning, when everything shut down, you put all your eggs into one basket (your main income stream) and then POOF! Gone!

How about the second, third, fourth, etc…..times that the economy in your country had been shut down due to COVID?

What I learned was diversification, whether it’s your job, multiple streams of income, and even assets….it’s unbelievably important.

In today’s podcast, you will listen to three financial managers giving their opinions on diversification.

Arsenio’s Business English Podcast | Season 7: Episode 14 | Four-Step Strategy for Dealing with Complaints

We got a fantastic one today! Listening with an open mind, repeating the problem back, being sympathetic and fair, and following up promptly is the four ways of dealing with complaints. In today’s podcast, we’re going to listen to a manager deal with a complaint from a staff member, as well as the useful phrases that will help guide you in dealing with complaints. This will be FANTASTIC for a lot of you out there, especially those of you who work cross-culturally and with foreigners. Not only that but also for native English speakers, too.

Arsenio’s Business English Podcast | Season 7: Episode 12 | Becoming A Storyteller

Everyone has a story; regardless of what you think about storytelling. Your story is attached to your brand, and yes, my story about victimization is what I took and ran with from 2016-2018, but I knew that story wouldn’t entice new followers. So, I needed to recreate and not make those stories a pity party, but a vision party.  In today’s podcast, I will talk about the two teachers (from 2003 and 2009) that helped me realize my true potential. Also, how you can begin to share your story. 

Arsenio’s Business English Podcast | Season 7: Episode 12 | The Emergence of YOTEL in England

There are an array of different hotels in the world, whether it’s the capsule hotels that use up every square meter in Japan, to the massive resorts that take up acres of land in different countries around the world. At Gatwick Airport, they have YOTELS, which are tiny-spaced hotels that are meant to be luxurious. Have you stayed at one? Let’s break them down and compare them!