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About a year ago I got a call from someone special…….

About a year ago I got a call from someone special…….

About a year ago I got a call from someone special....about something special. This is the result of months and months of training behind the scenes. Hard work, dedication, sore mouth muscles (it's a thing!), and constant feedback, application, tweaking, and then...

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Are you ready to Rock?

Are you ready to Rock?

Buffi Duberman lanceert haar eigen Engelse uitspraakcursus: Rock That Mouth! AMSTERDAM – Buffi Duberman, taalcoach van bekend Nederland en België, lanceert voor het eerst een cursus die geheel is gericht op het verbeteren van de uitspraak van het Engels. De cursus...

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EUROVISION!

EUROVISION!

I was so thrilled to see my former student Duncan Laurence and my clients Jeangu and Hooverphonic doing so well at the Eurovision Song Festival. I am so proud of them and as a native New Yorker, was thrilled to read the NY Times article about my client Jeangu, who...

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The Doors Are Open!

The Doors Are Open!

I'm so excited to share my new online course with you all! The English Elevator will get you to the next level in communication, in just 4 weeks. If you'd like to join me on a learning journey that starts in May, click here to find out more!

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Blog

Are you making this common mistake? Let’s fix it now!

Are you making this common mistake? Let’s fix it now!

I've been there. And I bet you have too. Have you ever stopped, checked your sentence, and pressed 'send' on that email, while hoping for the best? Because you weren't sure if you used the right word? I know I have....in Dutch (and lots of other languages, too)! So...

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Clients or customers? Which one do you have? And why?

Clients or customers? Which one do you have? And why?

CUSTOMER OR CLIENT? Have you been saying this right? I was talking to a client the other day (see what I did there?) about her work. She’s a consultant for a multinational and was talking about her customers. The thing is…she didn’t have any! It’s not that she was...

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Life is short. Make it deep.

Life is short. Make it deep.

Hi! I'm writing you on the tails of the hardest day for me. September 11th. I remember exactly where I was when I got the call about my beloved city. And the beloved people who I lost that day. All I can say to you is this. We have no say in how long our lives are....

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3 things native speakers do that you….don’t?

3 things native speakers do that you….don’t?

3 TIPS TO SOUND MORE NATIVE IN ENGLISH:  What do native speakers do in English that non-native speakers have to learn? And are often not taught? I’m going to go through 3 of them right here. 1:  LINKING:  Native speakers almost never speak word for word. We speak in...

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HELLO, 53! Or wait…maybe not?

HELLO, 53! Or wait…maybe not?

Or not? This is really weird. I’m writing you this from Brooklyn, where I am still 52. But many of you will be reading this in another time zone, where I’m already 53. Every year I write down what I’m grateful for. I could write down 53 things (I could write down 5330...

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