Arsenio’s Business English Podcast | Season 8: Episode 15 | From Small Talk to Big Talk

You might think that making personal contact, in this social media era, is much less important than it used to be. But to be honest with you, having a conversation, warming up and getting to know a potential client will give you a 6-7 times higher chance of them cooperating with you. Here are some rules and a role-play situation!


Arsenio’s Business English Podcast | Sales | The Final Sales Podcast of 2021!

This year, which was truly transformational, was the year I’ll always remember that “turned the tables” for me in terms of being an online solopreneur and advertising myself by “doing.” In today’s podcast, I’ll give you pointers and goals to how you cane amplify your next year!


Arsenio’s Business English Podcast | Season 8: Episode 12 | L.I.S.T.E.N Method

Here we are with the second installment!
When it comes to the L.I.S.T.E.N Method, it’s essential to use what actually works for you.

Look Interested
Test understanding
Neutralize your own attitudes

In today’s podcast, we’re going to break each of them down and listen to ways people adapt to conversations by using them.


Business English Podcast | Corporate Finance | Different Ways to Write Late Payers

Frustrating experiences with late payers can be time-consuming and costly. There have been times that institutions here in Thailand would pay 1-12 months late. I, on the other hand, receive half payment upfront for bigger projects (over 50 hours) and the other half once the second-half begins. Now, if they don’t pay, they don’t get training. It’s a general principle. In 2019, there was a 12th grade student who didn’t pay me for the last 2 hours of teaching and I constantly had to bug her. In 2016, a university student wanted to pay at the END of the course.

All of this was unbelievably laughable and a learning experience. And so now, you MUST pay before class/course or forget about it.

But if they don’t pay, how can you follow up? Here’s a three-step process that you can adapt to your personal business + accounts payable.


Arsenio’s Business English Podcast | Season 8: Episode 9 | Briefing Meeting & Adapting to Life’s Challenges

Adapting to any of life’s challenges is easier said than done, but I want you to look at it from a growth perspective standpoint. If you were to take on a challenge, be it personal, workplace, financial, relationships, etc…what could you develop into during that process? In today’s podcast, we’ll listen to an employee get thrown into the fire at his new job in Tokyo and discuss!


Arsenio’s Business English Podcast | Season 8: Episode 6 | Voicemails & Deadlines

Voicemails could be tricky for note-taking. We live in a world now that we don’t get many voicemails, but instead we get Whatsapp voice messages, or other messages on other social media platforms. So, when you do get them, sometimes we listen for 1-5 minutes and can’t remember anything. So, it’s time to prepare for effective note-taking!
Also, deadlines! I went on a rant, and it was beautiful.


Arsenio’s Business English Podcast | Season 8: Episode 5 | How to Plan Ahead for Phone Calls in English

Sometimes when we make phone calls with friends, we kind of just “wing” the conversation, meaning it’s just random chit chat. However, the reason why you don’t make phone calls in English, even putting them off, is because you’re afraid, right? I’ve been there. I was terrified of calling ANYONE about ANYTHING when I was younger, and in today’s podcast, I will give you some useful techniques for planning ahead.


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!


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.