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Testimonials from Lloyd Bishop's Clients

 
"Lloyd is a great teacher! In just three sessions, he helped me fundamentally improve my personal statement and resume.  A very friendly person, he makes his sessions extremely interesting and efficient.  I highly recommend his services to anyone aiming at high results."  
-- Roman P., Translator, New York 
  
“Bishop was very helpful, and all of his materials were wonderful.  I had never done any presentations before, but with Bishop's guidance I received many positive comments on my performance.  From now on, if have chances to  present, I'll be very confident.  Thank you!”
  -- Venus Asawanuchit, Dentist, Bangkok

“My resume and cover letter were good, but Bishop showed me ways to present my expertise to its fullest advantage.  My revised documents helped me secure a key interview.  And yes, I got the job!”
  -- Stan Grinapol, Graphic/interactive media designer, New York

“Bishop is like a magician.  He made our words more competitive in the market.  We increased sales with the new brochure he revised.”
  -- Yuko Miyata, CEO, Satellite Station, Inc., San Francisco and Tokyo

“Bishop helped us improve our web site -- refining not only our marketing language but also the layout and presentation of our key concepts and messages.  His understanding of certain legal issues was an added plus.”
  -- Vladimir Lepisko, Owner, L.V. Agency, Inc., New York

“My letters were not getting any response.  I was relieved when the text Bishop worked on got an answer at last.”
  -- Dr. Ehiel Ash, Owner, Ash & Associates, Fort Lee, NJ

“Bishop’s e-tutorials provided me the answers I needed in a hurry.  Consultations via email are easy, focused, linked to web resources, and most important -- save lots of time.”
  -- Private client, New York

 

Summaries of Successful Programs and Projects

Here are brief overviews of example BEST WORD COACH coaching/instruction programs and consulting projects.

Americanizing an Accent

Situation
Executive facing demanding public speaking situations related to expansion of company's activities in the United States.
Client
Chief operating officer of overseas pharmaceutical company.
Process
Just before key meetings and speeches, client rehearsed delivery of oral presentations and read aloud other materials of professional interest.  With immediate feedback from me, client practiced needed adjustments in pronunciation.
Results
Executive reported enormous gains in speaking confidence and received enthusiastic, positive comments from colleagues and associates on her improved pronunciation.


Business English Seminar Series

Situation
Executive with substantial on-the-job speaking and writing challenges in English.
Client
New York-based representative of overseas diversified manufacturing company.
Process
Client brought draft documents and presentation scripts to review and refine during regular weekly sessions.  My materials on effective business writing and accurate pronunciation, some of which I customized for this project, helped the client master key communication strategies and language skills.
Results
Executive dramatically improved his communication in English and now enjoys stronger relationships with American associates and contacts.


Website Overhaul

Situation
Limited English website with errors, ambiguities, and no "sales appeal."
Client
North American branch of large overseas telecommunications company.
Process
Working in person with the New York sales & marketing team and teleconferencing with West Coast counterparts, we reconceived and redrafted business-to-business service descriptions with a customer-focused approach.
Results
Forty new reader-friendly web pages.  Company confirmed positive responses from site visitors.


Writer's Block

Situation
Law school candidate with "no idea what to write" for crucial application essay (personal statement).
Client
Individual applying to law school.
Process
To discover the "story" of the applicant's interest in law, we discussed her earliest memories of the field.  We uncovered three relevant turning points in her career-related thinking, which served as three logically connected points for her essay structure.
Results
Candidate produced a compelling, well-written essay and was accepted into a prestigious law school.


Team Translation

Situation
Twenty-page technical product catalog requiring translation into English.
Client
U.S. representative office of overseas diversified manufacturing company.
Process
As a translation team, we created new product descriptions in English and transformed the abstract, philosophical tone of the original into concrete messages appealing directly to the interests of target customers.
Results
Translation was completed smoothly and new catalog was printed; company confirmed positive reactions and results from distribution at international expos and trade shows.