Arsenio’s Business English Podcast | Season 6 | Sales | Meeting Sales Targets & Planning a Meeting

Have you mind-mapped your way into organizing your ideas in terms of increasing sales? What do you do with your existing customers? New opportunities? From my personal perspective, there are many outlets and demographics — so I need to be careful with WHERE the time-wasters are and the potential hot-prospects (people who want serious help). In today’s podcast, we’re going to be mind-mapping and listen to a meeting (with various accents) of people discussing future sales opportunities, as well as what YOU THINK will happen in your region next year (considering the pandemic).


Pronunciation Course | Phase I | Introduction

Welcome to my first ever ESL pronunciation course!  First and foremost, thank you for taking the time, and money, to join this course so that you can learn different techniques which you can apply immediately in every day conversation.

The goal of this course is to help you with the different layers of English pronunciation.

  1. Pronunciation Profile/ Overview
  2. Sounds & Syllables
  3. Stress in Words and Sentences
  4. Thought Groups and Intonation
  5. Connected Speech
  6. Vowel and Consonant Sounds

I’ve been teaching English pronunciation for quite some time, so now it’s time to convert this into a course for you guys to use immediately.

Before taking this course, we need to understand what your needs and goals are.

Check the three most important.

  • Participating in casual conversations with native speakers
  • Participating in meetings or discussions at work or school
  • Asking and answering questions in the classroom
  • Talking on the phone
  • Communicating online (social media platforms)
  • Giving short reports or presentations at work or school
  • Teaching English as a second language
  • Interacting in the community
  • Using English for international business communication.
  • Other ________________________________.

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Pronunciation Course Debut on Facebook, YouTube, Early Access Patreon Badge!

For the first time ever, I’ve taken my courses off UDEMY and now they’ll be debuting on my Facebook page! I’m so excited to bring you up to 30 videos over the next 30 days, leading to the debut of Phase IV and V on podia (stay tuned). I made these pronunciation courses initially for those of you who have difficulty with pronunciation in general. This is a comprehensive course that will require you to send your home to me, check your speech profile, your pronunciation levels, etc. Because UDEMY’s marketplace isn’t very good, I decided to focus on my real demographic, which is obviously my ESL Podcast, FB page, YouTube, etc. So, here’s the introduction to what you’ll be learning today! For the next 30 days, tune in at the same time. Also, make sure you check my blog for the template debut and coursework on a consistent basis.

If you want access to all the audio forms now, go to my Patreon! All links are down below!


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Arsenio’s Business English Podcast | Season 6: Episode 5 | Daily Routine – Hot-Desking

Welcome to another Business English podcast! Just want to tell everyone first that I’m SO GRATEFUL that you guys are loving these podcast. The plays are up 25% compared to my general English podcasts, so I’m glad you guys are loving it!

In today’s episode, we’re going to be talking about what your routines are, whether you’re a student or if you have a job/business. Also, we’re going to introduce the controversial topic of hot-desking, an office space (desk) that is shared between a number of people throughout the day. Do you share your personal space (at work or school) with other people? What are the advantages and disadvantages? Tune in!


IELTS | Developing Speaking | Impromptu Topics

You read it right! In today’s podcast/live video, we’re going to be discussing how you can quickly think on your feet. I was having a discussion with a nurse recently and she has constant pauses and hesitations. This could be for a number of reasons, but the goal here is to rewire how you think. I don’t have difficulty with answering topics because there are associations/feelings with each word. For instance, if you say deforestation, I quickly think of either the fires raging in Brazil or the deforestation that takes place, quietly, in the north of Thailand. So, with that being said, here are some topics that you can write on index cards and play the game with your friends to start boosting your response rate.

  • Challenging experience
  • Learning English
  • Future studies
  • Benefits and drawbacks to international aid organizations
  • You’ve been doing a long time
  • Disadvantages for online auction sites
  • A family you take after most…
  • Your childhood neighbors
  • Why do you go on holiday?
  • Working with children in orphanage
  • What do you dislike about science?
  • New technology effect on future employment
  • Extreme diets
  • Online learning
  • Business leaders
  • Climate change
  • endangered species
  • Refugee crisis
  • The future of cinema

Put the above bullet points on index cards and play it with friends!

TOEFL iBT | Part 4 Question | Speaking | 1 on 1 Coaching | Biological Clocks

With his wife cheering him on in the background, here’s the final question and the last of this series.  Biological clocks, a part 4 question with a lot of detail, was given to him and it, as you would expect, was a bit difficult.  It’s all about separating information though and note-taking, so in the beginning, you can expect to have some resistance. But as you may have heard in the coaching sessions with one of my Peruvian students, it could be manageable and built up over the course of 5 hours — literally.


Arsenio’s Business English Podcast | Season 6 | Sales | Three Accents, Sales, Customers, & Targets

BOOM! A fully loaded podcast we have here! In today’s episode, we’re going to listen to Robert Harrison, head of Marvel Property Solutions; Lisa Catto, who works for The Back Office; Motivational Speaker Phil Berg of BNI UK & Ireland; and Wiktor Kostrzewski, author of quite a few books — talk about idioms, managing customer expectations, and sales targets.

Also, you’ll hear Lisa and Roberty speak about Lead Generation Magnets and which ones they prefer.  Phil Berg will give some profound advice in regards to “time-wasters” and story-telling Wiktor about being caught in the wrong position. Get ready!

By the way, hoping to bring on Lisa and Robert at some points, so stay tuned!

Update: Lisa Catto has responded and it looks like a podcast may brew — or at least, some selling tips!


TOEFL iBT | Part 1 Question | Speaking | Spending vs. Saving

Months ago I had a client from Palestine who was looking to pass the TOEFL iBT, and because he would freak out so much, he would lose his thought, become discouraged and stop taking notes (as you’ll hear in the next few podcasts).

In this speaking question, he got only 15 second to prepare. Here’s how he did.

  • Thesis
  • Stance
  • Plan to buy a car
  • Save money for his wife
  • Buy a house

He had structure overall and backed up his thesis in terms of supporting details. However, it could’ve been better if he had said “invest” instead of “save.” Because if he saves money only to spend it on a car and house, that’s not really saving, right? But investing in future ownership is different. So it’s a little difficult to say which is better. Also, his grammatical errors were a bit of a problem…and that might make him stumble over his words, cause hesitation and lose his thought.


IELTS Live Coaching | Speaking | Sourabh of India | Speaking Parts II & III

WOOHOO! Sourabh has been a great help in terms of joining my podcast. I’m excited to introduce this to you today because, in this half-hour snippet, I give Sourabh valuable feedback. Now, he’s been on my developing speaking podcast before with one of my favorite Tibetan students, so this isn’t the first time. The interesting part about this is making it a mock environment, meaning doing it in front of a live audience, and the nervousness had set in. So this is great for students to take part in. Enjoy!


TOEFL iBT | Patreon Special | Speaking Question 4 | Canyons | What Notes to Take

Welcome back to another TOEFL iBT speaking question, everyone! Today we’re going to be discussing speaking question 4 and for good reason. Earlier I was coaching one of my students and we had come across a very difficult segment. There were three reasons, along with an extensive opening introduction, and she was at a loss of where to go about taking notes. I told her that she wouldn’t be able to take ALL THE NOTES, so her goal would be to do this instead….which is down below in the video and podcast.