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Victoria Rennoldson regularly writes blogs published here and contributes articles for websites, publications and magazines. Read these short, impactful articles with insights, practical ideas, exercises and tools for you to try yourself and with your team.

You might also like watching Victoria’s Wednesday Words videos: short videos on a variety of topics with insights, strategies, ideas and skills from an English coach to support you to become a more confident and culturally-aware communicator.

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Culture cuppa key strategies for communication stress

Key strategies for communication stress in international teams

Do you experience communication stress? Today is National Stress Awareness Day, raising everybody’s awareness of the effects of work stress and strategies to address it. ...
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Culture cuppa coping with online meeting issues

Coping with online meeting issues

One of the areas that my clients find challenging is communicating effectively in English when there is no visual element, for example, when on audio-only ...
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Culture cuppa 8 key questions to self evaluate your english communication skills

What’s my English level?

Before I start my programmes with my clients, I focus on clarity. Clarity includes understanding exactly what somebody wants, needs and why (wants and needs ...
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Culture cuppa what does sorry mean in british english

What does sorry mean in British English

Is ‘sorry’ a word used just as an apology for when you have done something wrong? One of the fascinating things about the word ‘sorry’ ...
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Culture cuppa top 5 habits to boost your english

5 habits to boost your English

Do you know how your habits can work for and against you? Earlier this year I learned quite a bit about habits, when I was ...
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Culture cuppa top ways to open your english emails

Top ways to open your English emails

You open the email, see the first few words, and you immediately stop reading. Why? The greeting sounds cheesy and is probably spam. So, how ...
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Culture cuppa british business culture working effectively with british teams

British Business Culture: working effectively with British teams

How do you describe your culture at work? If you are working in the UK or regularly working with British teams, how would you describe ...
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Culture cuppa opening english presentations impactfully

Opening English presentations impactfully

How do you feel when you are asked to present or do public speaking in English? Excited? Stressed? Confident? Nervous? Uncomfortable? Blocked? Being able to ...
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Culture cuppa my english listening and reading recommendations

My English listening and reading recommendations

When I work with international clients in English communication coaching, I am often asked about how to build learning into everyday life, and what my ...
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culture cuppa structuring your opinions clearly in meetings 1

Structuring your opinions clearly in meetings

When participating in meetings, I know that my clients, who are speakers of English as a 2nd+ language, want to sound clear, natural and professional ...
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Culture cuppa never give up

Top English Confidence Hacks

I discovered 18th August is Never Give Up Day, and I love the idea behind this day. It is encouraging us all to focus on ...
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Culture cuppa writing a professional out of office message in english

Writing a professional out of office message in English

It is holiday season for many parts of the world and one of the questions I am asked about is how to write a professional ...
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Watch Wednesday Words videos

Culture cuppa review your communication performance

How does culture influence online meetings in international teams?

Hello everybody. I’m Victoria Rennoldson, Communication and Culture Coach, and welcome to Wednesday Words with communication and cultural strategies and skills for you to learn. ...
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Culture cuppa virtual presence and energy

Virtual presence & energy

Hello everybody. I’m Victoria Rennoldson, Communication and Culture Coach, and welcome to Wednesday Words with communication and cultural strategies and skills for you to learn. ...
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Culture cuppa diplomatic language

Diplomatic language

Hello everybody. I’m Victoria Rennoldson, Communication and Culture Coach, and welcome to Wednesday Words with communication and cultural strategies and skills for you to learn. ...
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Culture cuppa why establishing communication goals matters

Why establishing communication goals matters

I’m Victoria Rennoldson, Communication and Culture Coach. Welcome to Wednesday Words, my weekly vlog, with more communication skills and cultural strategies for you to learn. Today, ...
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Culture cuppa how to write successful presentations

Writing successful presentations

I’m Victoria Rennoldson, Communication and Culture Coach. Welcome to Wednesday Words – where I bring you communication and cultural strategies and skills for you to learn. You ...
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Culture cuppa structure your opinions

How to structure your opinions

Hello everybody. I’m Victoria Rennoldson, Communication and Culture Coach, and welcome to Wednesday Words with communication and cultural strategies and skills for you to learn. ...
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Culture cuppa communication mistakes

Communication Mistakes

Hello everybody. I’m Victoria Rennoldson, Communication and Culture Coach, and welcome to Wednesday Words with communication and cultural strategies and skills for you to learn. ...
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Culture cuppa what happens in 9 steps

What happens in 9 Steps to Communication Confidence

Hello everybody. I’m Victoria Rennoldson, Communication and Culture Coach, and welcome to Wednesday Words with communication and cultural strategies and skills for you to learn. ...
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Culture cuppa cultural icebergs

Cultural Icebergs

Hello everybody. I’m Victoria Rennoldson, Communication and Culture Coach, and welcome to Wednesday Words with communication and cultural strategies and skills for you to learn. ...
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