Edward Olive is a native English corporate language teacher and voice coach based in Madrid Spain.
Edward was previously an international commercial lawyer both in London and Paris for Constant & Constant Solicitors (now part of TLT Solicitors). He specialised in corporate & commercial law, international litigation, arbitration & mediation and shipping law including charterparty & bill of lading work for P&I Clubs, Defence Clubs, insurance companies and banks, commodity disputes, including oil, metal and grain disputes, cargo claims, bareboat time or voyage charterparty disputes, disputes over jurisdiction, sales and purchase of ships and ship finance.
Edward is a former lecturer in European, contract, tort and commercial law at The University of Leeds and at London City University. Edward has an LLB 2:1 degree in law from Leeds University, Edward passed the Law Society Finals at The College of Law, York and qualified as an English solicitor in 1996. Although Edward does not currently work in private practice as an English lawyer Edward is still a fully qualified solicitor and is still on The Law Society and Solicitors Regulation Authority Solicitor's Roll of English solicitors.
Edward Olive is also a professional screen actor, television presenter and voice-over artist working in television series, programs, feature films and commercials.
Direct contact details
Telephone: (00 34) 605610767 Email: email@example.com
Specialist courses taught Specialist course taught by Edward Olive (for intermediate and advanced speakers only) (extensive and extensive classes) include:
1. Business correspondence in English - letters, e-mails etc;
2. Business telephone calls & conference calls;
3. English pronunciation - overcoming particular problems Spanish speakers have;
4. Voice work – reading, vocal strength, intonation & stress etc;
5. Giving presentations & conducting meetings in English;
6. Sales techniques in English;
7. English for lawyers & legal staff;
9. English for actors and drama in English.
Specialist pronunciation and accent reduction courses for business professionals, lawyers, company directors and sales.
The above courses are taught using my own explanatory written material, specific vocabulary lists, group role-plays, student presentations and written exercises. They are also designed to redress particular problems Spanish speakers have in English generally and in the business environment.
3. Tele-conferences and videoconferences
Edward Olive has his own copyright registered course to teach using corporate use of the telephone, Skype teleconferencing and videoconferencing in English.
This course can include:
General advice for business phone and video conference use;
Specialist common vocabulary for the use of the phone or conference call in a business context;
3. Standard phrases
Commonly used standard phrases that can be used or adapted by the student;
Examples of sample business dialogues;
5. Handling calls
The different part of the communication: making calls, starting conference calls, transferring calls, calls on hold, customary greetings, leaving messages, receiving and ending calls politely, taking messages and teleconferences;
6. Adapting language
How to adapt your English to better convey the professional message for the specific business sector in which the student operates;
7. Practical exercises
Practice with common examples and also real life examples from the business environment of the particular student including real use of telephones or Skype connections;
8. The microphone and the camera
The correct use of the different types of microphone and camera that may be available for office conference calls.
5. Option - Business correspondence and drafting other documentation
Formal and informal emails, drafting of business documentation, presentation handouts, corporate brochures and website content.
It is to be noted that Edward Olive is a UK solicitor (lawyer) and has been formally trained in correspondence and document drafting.
Elements of a short correspondence drafting course can include:
Basic practical points that can help the student in day to day correspondence;
Common basic letter or formal email structures that can be adapted by the student;
Use of headers in English;
Understanding and using possible US and UK variants;
Possible greetings for email & fax and letter or very formal e-mail or fax for example sending a CV;
Body of email or letter
Different options for defining something in a formal way;
How to refer to correspondence and events;
Diplomatic writing 1
Possible ways of agreeing and more importantly disagreeing without upsetting anyone;
Diplomatic writing 2
The use of polite or more formal language: could, would and the use of please;
Diplomatic writing 3
The requesting of actions by or documentation from recipients and the indication of levels of urgency without angering those recipients;
Effective organisation of ideas and the drawing of conclusions;
Standard form closing phrases;
Signing for casual email or for letters and very formal e-mail/fax;
Common English abbreviations now seen in emails, text messages and Whatsapp / Wechat etc. communications;
The use of short forms of names and the use of titles;
Practical realistic exercises for the different forms of correspondence that the student may have to deal with professionally in his or her business sector;
Checking real correspondence
Examination and analysis of real student correspondence that a student has already sent or that a student needs to prepare for a work situation.
Option - Legal correspondence drafting
Edward Olive is a qualified solicitor (lawyer) and can work closely with lawyers or legal executives regarding their specific legal correspondence drafting needs.
Option - Other business drafting assistance
Edward Olive can also assist students with the drafting of other professional or company documentation such as texts for websites and marketing;
Option - Job aplications
Drafting a good covering letter or email to send a cv to apply for a job. Options, advice and drafting assistance & review.
6. Option - Sales and selling in English
An optional course for sales executives and all those business professionals whose day to day work involves elements of sales.
Mini-course on sales and sales presentations in English can be incorporated into a course designed for sales representatives and all those business professionals such as lawyers, accountants and consultants who need to sell the services of their firm as part of their daily work.
A checklist of some key points to bear in mind when selling;
Practising sales skills in factious and real life situations.
7. Option - CV writing and job interview preparation
An optional course for all those who wish to fine tune their job seeking and interview skills.
Edward Olive has extensive experience in the preparation of business professionals for job interviews including for pilots, cabin crew, lawyers, consultants, accountants, corporate executives, sales representatives, English teachers and actors & voiceover artists (for interviews, castings and auditions).
CV and covering letter drafting and review. The different possible alternatives and styles;
Discussion and preparation of bullet point notes;
Discussion and preparation of bullet point notes;
Discussion and preparation of bullet point notes;
Questions for the interviewers
Discussion and preparation of common possible questions.
Intensive and high pressure job interview role play simulation with audio recording and analysis;
Coping with nerves
Relaxation and breathing techniques to cope with stress.
Business English materials provided to
students of the Edward Olive English School in Madrid Spain
Student Starter Pack
Meetings and negotiating
Presentations business and sales
Sales and selling
Computer and IT vocabulary
General English course delivered by Edward Olive English teacher for companies, legal and business professionals in Madrid Spain.
General & Colloquial Vocabulary
Colloquial and slang vocabulary
Getting abroad and getting around
Play on words
Times of the day
UK versus Spain culture
My favourite mistakes
Subjects for debate
This week lessons
Grammar & Verbs
Make & do
Some & any
Verb revision advanced
Verbs ing or to
Verbs irregular verbs
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