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Old 19.12.2009, 22:38
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Hello,

I am an actor who will be moving with my family (wife-Swiss French native, our two daughters) to Lausanne in the coming year. One avenue of employment that I have imagined is working with English language users who want to improve their pronunciation and presentation skills. Speaking casually with some of our friends in Switz., people think there is a niche for such an enterprise.

Whaddya know English speakers? Familiar with someone or ones who are doing similar things?

Thanks,
Jim S.
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Old 19.12.2009, 23:52
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Whaddya know English speakers? Familiar with someone or ones who are doing similar things?
For such an enterprise, one would think correct use and spelling of the English language maybe a beneficial start...

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For such an enterprise, one would think correct use and spelling of the English language maybe a beneficial start...
Sniff sniff Mr. Snooty Pants! I wonder if the English language could ever survive without usage police like you. And was that supposed to be "maybe" a beneficial start? Or "may be"? Or did you really want to say "would be" a beneficial start. I think you could have stayed in the conditional. Coulda-Woulda-Shoulda.

This was an informal request in, from what I have read, a relatively informal environment; it was not a formal cover letter! If one can't tell when another is using an informal mode intentionally, then one might reserve judgment (was that formal enough?).

Please don't send me to word prison.

Hoping I don't have to footnote all of my posts,

Jim S.
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I shouldn't give up the day job just yet
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Old 20.12.2009, 11:10
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Saw your post and thought you may be interested in this email I got this week







Dear Chester

I'm sorry you were not able to attend the UKTI Exhibition on 26th November: "Introducing British Providers of Education and Corporate Training Services to Geneva". Hopefully, by now you will have had a chance to look through the brochure with information about the companies which exhibited.

RADA Enterprises offers corporate training in Communication Skills as well as Team Building workshops - with a drama twist. We draw on the expertise of the world-renowned Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), which has been training outstanding actors for the past 105 years, to empower business people to communicate with impact and authenticity.

Our communication skills training focuses on the physical aspects of communication - voice, breathing and body language - to develop personal presentation and build confidence. Our courses use acting techniques mixed with skills practice and are entirely practical. They are also lively and enjoyable providing an often welcome change from more traditional learning. Training is done in small groups to ensure that each participant receives individual feedback and development. Some of our courses are held publicly and can be attended by people from any organisation, and all of our courses can be run in-house, tailored to meet your requirements. In either case, we work with you to define and deliver the training which best suits your needs.

Stage-fright is our half-day starter course for those who need to build their confidence. Personal Impact is a one-day workshop for those keen to become more effective communicators. Voice of Influence, two days, enables people with a bit more experience to hone their presentation skills. For senior executives we run three to four-day programmes which include opportunities for applying improved personal impact skills in work-related settings, through forum theatre and role-play with actors.

In addition, if you are keen to re-energise your teams and foster closer collaboration, or just looking for an innovative away-day, we can offer a selection of original team building workshops. These range from period dance or stage combat, to singing or acting.

Our training and team building can be delivered in Switzerland or in the UK, as preferred. All our profits are gifted to RADA and provide valuable financial support to the academy.

If you are interested in what we offer I would be delighted to discuss training options with you to design an effective course which meets your needs. If you would like further information please let me know and I will send you our brochure by email or visit our website.

Kind regards,

Jenny West
Business Development Manager
RADA Enterprises Ltd

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Old 21.12.2009, 04:29
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Dear Chester,

Thanks for the info. I haven't checked out the RADA website yet, but I'm wondering how you came to be on their list. Are you business-person interested in such services? I know that there is an English language theater co. started by Brits in Geneva; and i have gathered from their website that they offer services similar to what RADA is advertising above. I have an inkling that many interested in such services, in Switzerland, might desire a British sound to their English. Although, I could teach someone a British accent, those who want to sound British are going to seek out the real article. I'm hoping that there might be a niche for those who interact with Americans ... Thanks, again - Jim S.
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Old 21.12.2009, 11:34
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Hi,

Glad to be of help. The British consulate in Geneva helps to market UK service companies to the various international organizations etc. I am sure many people in Geneva would have received that email.

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