報告主題：企業家進課堂 ——English Hacks and Work-arounds
報 告 人：Terence Egan
Working in a second language is never easy. It's more than just learning words and grammar structures. The subtleties of culture, situational tone and business communication standards often break the rules and create barriers for second language users in the workplace.
With over 20 years experience living and teaching in China, Terence has developed methods to reduce the headaches for Chinese employees using English. He calls these methods 'Hacks and Work-arounds'. Just as IT professionals need to find indirect fixes for some problems and programming obstacles, the same is possible with Business English.
Terence will reveal useful approaches to reducing the stress, difficulties and time involved in producing your emails, reports, presentations and other communications. His list of Hacks covers all six language skills: Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening, and two others that are revealed in the seminar.
Terence has assisted managers and executives in many well-known global organizations (both Chinese and foreign). He keeps his presentation light and entertaining and welcomes your participation and questions.
Terence Egan has business experience across a wide range of industries including Banking, Publishing, Printing, Advertising, Telecommunications and IT. He has worked for multinational companies including GTE (US), South-West Bell (US) and Fujitsu (Japan) and served as CEO, General Manager, Marketing Manager, Creative Director, Sales Manager and Consultant.
For the past twenty years in China, Terence has lectured in MBA and International Management Programs and consulted to both foreign and Chinese multi-nationals. He is involved in business seminars, skills training and mentoring programs, working closely with managers and executives to complete their communications requirements.
Before moving to China, Terence also lectured part-time at Deakin University, Melbourne and is co-author of that university's MBA course guide for Strategic Marketing. Terence has authored books and journal articles published in the US, UK, Australia and China.
This is Terence's twentieth year in China. In 2007, he was honoured with the 'Friend of China' award, the highest award conferred on foreigners in Beijing.