What is a Corporate Trainer?
Corporate trainers play an important role in making companies more competitive by developing the skills of the workforce. A Corporate trainer will enhance workers performance by focusing on professional development. Others are independent consultants or work for corporate training firms, and visit businesses on a short-term basis to train employees, increase efficiency and assist workers in the midst of company mergers. Employers utilize training to acclimate new employees, teach current employees new skills for the same job, and to advance employees into jobs requiring different skill sets. Training could be specific to a company or it could be general.
The specific job duties of a Corporate Trainer can include developing training programs, choosing and booking venues, collaborating with managers, preparing materials, teaching new language skills, delivering presentations and assessing employee knowledge.
Corporate Trainer – My courses
Courses can cover a wide range of topics such as Conflict Resolution, Corporate Communications, Internal Communications, Personal Development, Training & Development, Customer service, Persuasion, Brand Identity, Marketing, Advertising and PR, Business Skills, Presentation skills, Social Media, Negotiation skills, Website design, Using Technology, Icebreaking and Interviewing etc.
English and the Business world today
Whether you like it or not, English is the language used by Businesses worldwide and as a result, many multinational companies are mandating English as the common corporate language. Companies like Airbus, Daimler-Chrysler, Nokia, Renault, Samsung, SAP, Technicolor, and Microsoft, to name a few, all use English to facilitate communication and performance across geographically diverse functions and business initiatives.
There are three main reasons why the world is adopting English as the standard corporate language – 1) Competitive pressure. 2) Globalization of tasks and resources. 3) International integration. I will explain in depth below:
- If you want to buy or sell, you have to be able to communicate with a wide range of customers, suppliers, and other people. If you’re lucky, they’ll share your native language—but you can’t always count on it. Companies that fail to devise a language strategy are essentially limiting their growth opportunities to the markets where their language is spoken, putting themselves at a disadvantage to competitors that use English.
- Language differences can cause a bottleneck. Better language comprehension gives employees more firsthand information, which is vital for good decision to be made.
- Negotiations regarding a merger or acquisition are typically complicated enough when everybody speaks the same language. But when they don’t, nuances are easily lost. Also, cross-cultural integration is notoriously tricky; that’s why when Germany’s Hoechst and France’s Rhône-Poulenc merged in 1998 to create Aventis, the fifth largest worldwide pharmaceutical company, the new firm chose English as its operating language over French or German to avoid playing favourites. A branding element can also come into play, so adopting English can helps companies further their international image.
Do you need a Corporate Trainer?
I am a Corporate trainer and offer Corporate English Language Solutions and/or Training for your organisation at Best Language in Opole or in-company at companies within the Opole region. If you require a Corporate trainer that is truly focused on the particular needs of your business, then you have come to the right place. To find the best solution for your company, firstly I work with clients to analyse the language skills required and thus set some training objectives. I design the course around you, using my expertise and business experience to customise the course structure, objectives and content. All of my business courses are dynamic, practical and skills-based.
I have extensive experience in different industries. I recognise that not all businesses are the same. So my courses are flexible enough to reflect the needs of the Company and/or its employees. Whatever your English language or experience level, my objective is always the same: to give you the skills and confidence to use what you have learned immediately and effectively.
Lessons usually focus on speaking. They can involve simulations and role plays, with a view to ways in which English is used in the workplace, guided by me: a native English speaking teacher, I help you improve your fluency and comprehension. You also benefit from my corporate experience to work on your Business English and communication skills. Each lesson focuses on practical application, with simulations and real examples of language from professional life. Naturally, set in a context that is as close as possible to your work environment. Other speaking skills include knowing how to answer a phone call, giving presentations, liaising and negotiating etc
Lessons can also involve focusing on listening, reading and writing skills. Many companies need standardization in terms of Business documentation. Companies usually require employees to create reports, press releases, semi-formal letters, formal letters, emails, memorandums and proposals etc. Each document has its own language forms, abbreviations and set procedures. I am in a position to help employees know what to do and how etc.
My experience as a Corporate Trainer
I have been employed as a Corporate Trainer and Business English Teacher ever since I set up my company in April 2014. I also have extensive experience teaching Business English to Masters students at a prestigious German University. More detailed information about me can be found on my: Piers Midwinter page.
All contracts are made through my company: Best Language Terms and conditions are agreed. A syllabus is set and teaching takes place once a week onsite. Companies are thus invoiced at the end of every month. Please do contact me for more information.