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!

Arsenio’s Business English Podcast | Season 7: Special | Headhunters & Crossing the Line

Welcome to a phenomenal podcast! So, I was listening to an audio of a headhunter being very stalkish, and instead of just putting this on my Business English Podcast Badge (available for 30$ a month), I wanted to debut this to the public to help those of you who have had or may have similar problems in the future with people acting very auspiciously — such as this guy in the audio. In saying that, I hope you enjoy this!

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Arsenio’s Business English Podcast | Season 7: Episode 21 | Conversation Gambits: What Topics to Avoid

When it comes to starting conversations, it’s really hit or miss. If you talk about football with a woman, more than likely they will be clueless. I was one-dimension about 11 years ago because I was so involved with sports while living in America that I couldn’t initiate conversations with anyone on other topics. If you find it hard to start conversations, you need to take notes in this podcast and start building up the conversation starters!

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 | 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!