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 | 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 | 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!

Arsenio’s Business English Podcast | Investment | Client Instruction

Have you ever made a bad decision? After you ever steered someone in a direction that you regretted — in any facet of your life? See, when clients lose money and when things go back, people look for an outlet to blame most times. In today’s podcast, we talk about that and saw awesome breakdowns in the Retail Market, the economic outlook in Japan in regards to buying yen, and where Nasdaq is going. This was very eye-opening and exciting for me, so you guys better get ready!

Arsenio’s Business English Podcast | Season 7: Episode 11 | Techniques for Problem-solving

We’re back with the ultimate podcast! After covering communication breakdowns, it’s time to start developing that inner coach and obtain some qualities, formulas and other tools on how to problem solve your way out of any situation. Tune in, people!

Arsenio’s Business English Podcast | Sales | Update: One Door Closes; Another One Opens

In the midst of the chaos at the beginning of April, I not only had the most successful month with my online business in April but I also made May THE most successful month of my online business. How did I do this? Well, I don’t worry anymore…I look at everything opportunistically now. I know when one person leaves, three others come. One job fails, another three come. I wouldn’t have believed in a million years after a shutdown and losing a high-paying client, that I would be able to do this. So, let’s dive into the mentality!

Arsenio’s Business English Podcast | Season 7: Episode 8 | How to Initiate Conversations in Business Settings

Whether you’re at a seminar or your first-ever meeting, how do you initiate a conversation? Most of you find it daunting to do so and believe me, I was that same person back in my freshman year of high school. This was with my BAND MATES! Now, I’m a phenomenal conversationalist because I look at context clues, relate, use gambits and send jolts of energy and positivity in the initiation. In today’s podcast, I’ll teach you the basics of how you can do this in the world of business.

Arsenio’s Business English Podcast | Season 7: Episode 5 | Is Being Lazy Good Long-term?

A ridiculous author wrote a book with one of his children in regards to “being lazy is great” and how “lazing around is great for long-term health.” Well, COVID begs to differ. News media around the world was telling us to stay home and not move when in actuality, brisk walks help strengthen the immune system. Being lazy makes your body lethargic, and will very well lead to underlying illnesses. However, academics say that being lazy is great and you shouldn’t work out.  You guys know how I feel about these subjects, so in today’s podcast, I’m going to help you and identifying bulls***. Lol