Should I speak up in groups or stay silent?

Should I speak up in groups or stay silent?

How many times have you sat through an entire meeting and not spoken a single word? It’s pretty boring, isn’t it? I know some people would rather not participate because they don’t think their ideas are important enough or they feel anxious if they...
Do I write good emails?

Do I write good emails?

A lot of people struggle to write good emails. We worry that our messages are too long, too indirect, don’t have the appropriate tone, or aren’t engaging. Is this a concern for you? Read on! I’ve shared some tips to help you feel confident about your...
How can I get better at winging it in meetings?

How can I get better at winging it in meetings?

I taught my first English classes at the University of Macau in the fall of 2011. Nearly all my free time in the evenings and weekends was spent creating my curriculum and preparing for those lessons. Since I was a new teacher, I had a lot of anxiety about saying the...
Making ATS-Friendly Resumes for Artists and Designers

Making ATS-Friendly Resumes for Artists and Designers

Beautiful resumes can be a big problem. In case you haven’t heard, many companies now use an Applicant Tracking System (ATS) to process resumes for the jobs they post online. It saves time and money for the employers because they can just focus on the resumes...
Success Stories: Proofreading

Success Stories: Proofreading

In these posts, I want to share the stories of my past students and clients. I’m very proud of their accomplishments, and I think their successes reflect my skills as a teacher and coach. I hope these stories will paint a clearer picture of my goals for Artglish...
How to describe your design work in English

How to describe your design work in English

One of the important ways that design differs from art is that it is created to please a specific audience – the client. Typically, the goal of most artists is to convey their creative visions to others – whomever their audience may be. For designers, the...
Success Stories: Public Speaking

Success Stories: Public Speaking

In these posts, I want to share the stories of my past students and clients. I’m very proud of their accomplishments, and I think their successes reflect my skills as a teacher and coach. I hope these stories will paint a clearer picture of my goals for Artglish...
How to describe your artwork in English

How to describe your artwork in English

Talking about art can be a challenge for anyone. There’s a lot of specialized vocabulary and sometimes it can be difficult to put our vision into words. Even native speakers struggle with this, so it’s especially hard for non-native speaking artists. To...
Success Stories: Learning to Participate

Success Stories: Learning to Participate

In these posts, I want to share the stories of my past students and clients. I’m very proud of their accomplishments, and I think their successes reflect my skills as a teacher and coach. I hope these stories will paint a clearer picture of my goals for Artglish...
How to speak with confidence

How to speak with confidence

The number one problem that my clients have with public speaking is a lack of confidence. Over and over again, I hear the same concerns. Everyone thinks they are too shy to present and that everyone else feels more confident than they do. Sometimes, this is true. Some...