Stories from the Storyteller

Here’s where I share advice on various topics for German professionals. Real-life tips on being successful in an English-speaking environment, language and slang that you might come across, and a whole load host of assistance on the subject of social media and blogging for an English-speaking audience. 

Is ‚Home Office‘ Denglish?

Is ‚Home Office‘ Denglish?

For obvious reasons, I’ve been thinking about the term ‚Home Office‘ recently. Everyone is working in Home Office. But did you know that, like the words ‚handy‘ and ‚beamer‘, these aren’t Leihwörter from English? Home Office is DENGLISH! What is Denglish? And with...

Kann Online-Marketing Messen während Corona ersetzen?

Kann Online-Marketing Messen während Corona ersetzen?

Von der Absage von Messen aufgrund der Coronavirus-Restriktionen sind Unternehmen in der DACH-Region besonders betroffen. Sie sind einfach einer der wichtigsten Kanäle für Unternehmen, um neue Kunden zu gewinnen. Laut einer Umfrage des Bundesverband Industrie...

Common mistakes in English translation : Convince yourself

Common mistakes in English translation : Convince yourself

When I look at websites of German companies, I can generally tell if the English version was written by a native speaker. One of the most common mistakes made by Germans when writing in English is the use of reflexive pronouns. Convince yourself of the benefits of our...

Is ‘Home Office’ Denglish?

Is ‘Home Office’ Denglish?

For obvious reasons, I've been thinking about the term 'Home Office' recently. Everyone is working in Home Office. But did you know that, like the words 'handy' and 'beamer', these aren't Leihwörter from English? Home Office is DENGLISH! And with this, I start a new...

Buzzword Bingo and Non-Native English Speakers

Buzzword Bingo and Non-Native English Speakers

Perhaps you've read this word somewhere and are wondering about the meaning of 'Buzzword'. It is a word or phrase, often jargon, that is used at a certain time, or in a certain context. This morning, I was thinking about this when I read a blog post in which the...

How to find readers for your B2B blog in English

How to find readers for your B2B blog in English

You've decided you need an English B2B blog and you've already decided on your target audience and your content strategy. Now it's on to the next stage. How do you find readers for your English B2B Blog? Here are some things to consider. Sharing your B2B Blog How are...

How to find a Copywriter for English and German

How to find a Copywriter for English and German

My computer pings as an email pops up in my inbox. A list of job advertisements from LinkedIn. ‘Gesucht: Texter, deutsch/english’. I am tempted to reply to one of these ads. Not to apply for a job, but to advise them not to waste their time with their search. Here's...

5 tips for successful LinkedIn networking in English

5 tips for successful LinkedIn networking in English

You'd like to use LinkedIn for networking in English but you are a bit worried about your English skills? As the Germans say 'Kein Meister ist vom Himmel gefallen*'. There's no shame in not being perfect, but a lot of us still find it challenging to write in a foreign...

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