Discussing topics that may have different points of view can be really difficult in your native language— and it’s much harder when trying to communicate in a second language. You probably know the feeling… You are in a meeting, and you have a GREAT idea or an opinion that you want to share, and you think. “I could explain this so well in Turkish, and I know HOW to “say” it in English, but I just don’t think I can say it well.”
And so you’re silent. And your colleagues miss out on the opportunity to hear your thoughts. At Fener, we like to say, “You have a voice, and we want to help you find it.” By this we mean that we believe you have important things to share, and we want to equip you to feel confident enough to say them!
Here are a few tips for making your point clear in English…(more…)