Your Business in English with Ryan L. Sink
About This Show
Weekly interviews with successful entrepreneurs and executives who speak English as a second language. We discuss their lives, careers, experience, goals, dreams, and how they have used English in their business. Additionally, there are two short episodes each week (recorded live on Blab) with helpful advice and useful information for speaking English in Business clearly and easily.
Most Recent Episode
024: Interview: The Copy Hero, Tanja Pislar, from Koper, Slovenia
Your Business English Friday Podcast.
Tanja Pislar changed her life in 100 days and, on this week’s podcast, she shares her story about how she transitioned into a new career as a copywriter in such a short period of time. Also, how she developed her English skills to the point where she can earn a living writing in the language, and what her next 100 day challenges are likely to look like.
A 100 days is substantial period of time, but not too long a time to experiment with something entirely new. Tanja gave herself 100 days to switch entirely from her well established career as a freelance software developer, to making her living entirely as a copywriter. Despite her self-doubts, the project worked and she has been pursuing this line of work every since.
Tanja believes in the power of the e-mail and her marketing projects often focus on developing mailing lists (‘the money is always in your mailing list’). Her latest initiative focuses on helping self-publishing authors to better market themselves and their creations. www.smartselfpublishingbiz.com asks you for your email address right off the bat in return for a guide she has written to self-publishing.
One day soon (perhaps her next 100 day challenge?), Tanja would like to put her ideas into practise and write her own fictional work. She loves to read horror, fantasy and magical realism and now feels that she would like to contribute something herself – “by the end of the year”
Tanja was born on the coast of Slovenia in a small town called Koper, but she always dreamed of living in London. It was perhaps this that drove her to be such an excellent speaker and writer of the English language. She now says that she even thinks in the language, though she still counts in Slovenian.
As a computer scientist, English was always the primary language of her working life and, once she had left Slovenia to study and work in Denmark and London, this quickly became her language of daily social communication as well. However, she chose an unusual, but, according to her, effective method of taking her English language to the next level: by taking classes in stand up comedy. This scary move was invaluable to her, and she highly recommends it to other learners.
Tanja has a substantial online presence