I recently spoke with a friend that I met when I lived in Shanghai, China from 2006 to 2008. “Leah” was the China Country Manager for a small manufacturing group out of the USA. She was educated in the USA and continues to be a passionate believer in the power of effective communication. And… while in China, found that her speaking skills had eroded.
Even though I was leaving China to return to the USA, I encouraged her to review Bates Communications archived articles and videos for ideas. Even with her busy schedule, she became an enthusiastic student.
After her contract was finished in China, she returned to the USA and continued to work on her speaking and effective communication. She even started a “speaking school” for children in her community, with a focus on having fun while speaking.