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!

Arsenio’s Business English Podcast | Season 7: Episode 3 | LinkedIn & Social Media

We’re back! Has connecting with people on LinkedIn ever presented new business opportunities? On LinkedIn, it’s a hit-or-miss market. Last year, I was supposed to start a new short stories series with a voice coach from Jordan, but after being stood up a couple times with zero communication, it failed.

However, did that make me put my guard up and never communicate with people anymore? No.

This year, I’ve connected with the phenomenal Lisa Catto, who appeared in a book I was reading. A wonderful Business English language teacher and solopreneur from Canada, and an international school teacher from Jordan….all through Linkedin, and just recently, I’ve connected with business coaches from Brazil, Turkey, and Chile.

Social media and LinkedIn could be either positive or negative — and it solely depends on the end-user.

Today’s Business English podcast is about that! Early Access ($5 a month) gets you all scheduled podcasts and $30 gets you templates, podcasts, webinars, and 1-hour of business English coaching!

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Arsenio’s Business English Podcast | Season 6: Episode 29 | Social Trends in Your Country

When we think about the population getting poorer, people spending their time online, living longer, dying partnerships (or growing), and other trends….they change quite often.  In today’s podcast, we discuss a wide range of trends in different countries. And in the end, you’ll have an assignment to do!

Arsenio’s Business English Podcast | Season 6 | Sales | Investigating Complaints: Reporting to Customers

This is a LONG story in terms of how to deal with complaints, whether it’s in your professional life or personal life. There’s a fine line between constructive criticism, and there is just the ungrateful. Do you often continue doing work with people who have complained before? In my experience here in Thailand, I worked with companies in the outskirts of Bangkok before who had complained about me having a great personality — true story. These companies don’t deserve an amazing trainer like me, and going forward, I established a value system that helps me in choosing companies, clients, gigs.  In today’s podcast, we discuss just that.

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{Patreon Special} Arsenio’s Business English Podcast | Season 6 | Sales | Customer Retention: Building Relationships

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During trying times, such as what we’re going through right now in the world, do you believe it’s easier to find new customers or easier to retain customers you already have? Sometimes we look to expand our services to a broader group, but then we forget about our existing customers and relationships deteriorate. If it’s a customer who buys cakes from you every fortnight, or someone who comes to you for coaching services. Building those relationships –and not making it seem like it’s all about the money — is unbelievably important. Let’s get into it!

Available on Patreon and Business English Podcast Badge!

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Arsenio’s Business English Podcast | Season 6: Episode 18 | In-Company Interviews: Pitching, Closing, Noun Phrases

Welcome back to another interview session! We have the usuals today: Lisa, Robert, Phil, and Wiktor who talk about pitching, knowing your product inside and out, knowing your customer’s needs, and how detrimental it could be in terms of promising your customers an outcome,

To be honest, here in Thailand, lots of language centers love to super-impose on advertisements “Guaranteed 7.5 IELTS!” This is a marketing scheme, but if that had been in America, they could be sued for false advertisement.

In saying that, I never promise anyone anything. What do I do instead? Tune into the podcast!

{Patreon Special} Arsenio’s Business English Podcast | Season 6: Episode 10 | Workplace Scenario B: How to Get New Employees Started

Here’s a 4-step process to getting new people started in the workplace. Because people have a tendency of shoulder-shrugging people’s first day at work, this could be extremely problematic for most people in the world because studies have shown that the first day of work will show how long an employee actually stays at that specific job. So, if you have a very lousy welcoming, more than likely you won’t stay there long. I’m a great testament to that, too. The worst the first day is, the quicker I quit. This is in three countries around the world, too. So, it’s time to figure out how organization can help potential employees’ future and development.

Remember, this is in the Business english Podcast badge. This episode will go live to the public on December 21st.

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Self-scoring 7 Habits Assessment | The Emotional Bank Account

Let’s get into scoring ourselves on a scale of 1-6 to see where we rank in these following areas. 

  • I show kindness and consideration to others
  • I keep promises and honor commitments
  • I do not speak negatively about others when they are present. 

Look at your life. In what ways do you show kindness and consideration to others? I’m very quick to think on my feet. It’s all a toss-up. I know that deep down inside, I’m a gorgeous soul, but when it comes to helping women in this country, it’s hit or miss.

In the morning, I helped a woman by getting off the treadmill, walking over to hers and turned it on for her (she didn’t know how to turn it on). She said thank you, and that was an amazing moment because the inner voice within me was like, “oh, look at you!” I quickly silenced him by saying “shut the f*** up.”

However, in the evening, you have a tendency of having hi-so (women who think they’re s*** don’t stink) walk in the lobby area and this lady knew i was behind her when we were both entering the lobby area of my condo. However, she opened the door only for her without giving me any leeway. So, not to get back at her, but I quickly went to the elevator and noticed that there was one at the bottom. Sure, I could’ve been the bigger person and keep the elevator door open for her, just because she was just about 4 meters back, but FUCK YOU.

So, it’s a toss-up.

The other two bullet points are in the podcast down below!

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{Patreon Special} Arsenio’s Business English Podcast | Season 6: Episode 10 | Workplace Scenario B: How to Get New Employees Started {Podcast}

Welcome to another Patreon special! This specific podcast is now available on my Early Access Podcast and my Business English Podcast badge. The write-up questionnaire and buddy task will come later on tonight, so please stay tuned for that!

Here’s a 4-step process to getting new people started in the workplace. Because people have a tendency of shoulder-shrugging people’s first day at work, this could be extremely problematic for most people in the world because studies have shown that the first day of work will show how long an employee actually stays at that specific job. So, if you have a very lousy welcoming, more than likely you won’t stay there long. I’m a great testament to that, too. The worst the first day is, the quicker I quit. This is in three countries around the world, too. So, it’s time to figure out how organization can help potential employees’ future and development.

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