Helping companies and their people succeed globally.

What we do

I help companies and people succeed globally.

Whether it's yourself, an idea, a product or service, you are selling; I can help you get your message across more convincingly and more effectively.

Great communication is vital when working internationally. Being fluent in a language is not enough to succeed across borders. People who are working globally are emailing, facilitating meetings, presenting and negotiating every day. Understanding, practising and improving the situational language and skills in these daily business activities, whilst also being culturally competent will help you achieve global success.

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These are not the only skills needed to lead globally, it will depend on the situation. If you're the CEO of a huge corporation leading thousands of people across many continents, then you should certainly consider developing other skills to support your global leadership.

However, most of us are leading globally on a much smaller scale, and whether you are leading primarily projects or people, I believe these to be the key communication, cultural and inclusion skills to make you a more effective global leader.

The training courses are well suited to non-native English speakers. Moving up the steps generally presents greater challenge.

  • Step 1 & 2 - Effective Emailing is the entry-point communication skill, it can be completed even by those who are at lower intermediate level but participants at advanced level have also enjoyed and benefitted from it. The Valuable Meetings course has you participating and facilitating in meetings, it is a step higher but together with the Effective Emailing these are the fundamental communication skills.
  • Step 3 & 4 - The next 2 steps are the Advanced Communication Skills: Impactful Presentations and Successful Negotiations. English speakers at Intermediate level and above have effectively completed these. For many people, the greater challenge is in stepping out of your comfort zone to deliver presentations and carry out negotiation preparation and practice.
  • Step 5 - In the core communication skills (the bottom 4 steps) we introduced some different cultural aspects of communication. The Intercultural Skills training digs deeper into culture and is suitable for intermediate level and above.
  • Step 6 - Inclusive Leadership is the final step. Advanced level participants learn how to leverage diversity to turn it into an opportunity rather than a risk. Master it, along with the others and I believe you are well on your way to becoming a competent global leader.

Is Link the right choice for you?

John

Link Global Business Solutions Kft.

john@linkgbs.com
Tel: +36 30 651 6934
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ABOUT JOHN

I have more than 20 years experience working in the areas of manufacturing and training. And because I have done that while living in 4 different countries I understand your challenges when working globally and I can help you overcome them.

I have a university degree in Mechanical Engineering and am CELTA qualified (Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults). I'm a COA Practitioner (Cultural Orientations Approach) with TMC (Training Management Corporation, a Berlitz company) and an IBCT Certified Associate Trainer.

All of this means my clients get insightful training and advice from a professionally qualified trainer with valuable global experience.

TRAINING EXPERIENCE

For the last 12 years I have worked in education and training while living in the UK, Japan, South Korea and Hungary. This experience has helped me understand how to get the most out of a training session. If you want to take part in highly interactive and practical training where you take away something tangible, something relevant and something useful for your global business communication then maybe this is for you.

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

I remember my very first presentation as a young engineer with Daewoo Electronics. 90% of my audience at the weekly management team meeting were South Koreans. It was a disaster. I had neither prepared nor practised, lacked communication skills and had no idea about their cultural expectations. My content and visual design were poor also.

Fortunately, I continued to work for Daewoo for 10 years and got the chance to improve my communication skills in international meetings, presentations and negotiations. Over the last 12 years I have worked with people and companies representing many different industries. If you want an experienced trainer who understands how to communicate and influence people in business settings then maybe this is for you.

GLOBAL EXPERIENCE

I have spent the last 12 years providing global leadership training in Hungary, Japan, South Korea and Hungary again. Even before this, my experience with Daewoo taught me the importance of being able to communicate and work with other cultural groups; I have been involved in projects in the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy and Japan.

While in Seoul, South Korea I set up and launched a global leadership training unit. All of this means that I have hands-on global experience which can help develop your own global communication skills.

QUALITY FOCUS

Because I spent the majority of my first career working in engineering quality management, great quality has become an important part of our own company culture, which means that, as a participant you will get quality-driven training.