BUSINESS ENGLISH - DO YOU HATE CONFERENCE CALLS IN ENGLISH?
If you hate conference calls in English you are not alone. The majority of Spanish people don't like them and there are some good reasons for this:
A telephone conversation in a foreign language is much more difficult than a face to face conversation because there is a lot of "information" that is missing such as gestures and expressions.
The key to successful conference calls is checking your understanding with the other caller and not being afraid to ask them to repeat information if necessary.
Hope that helps!
Soy el director de Daniel Smith + Partners. Tengo más de 10 años de experiencia enseñando inglés a españoles.