My Simplest Convo Starter
I’ve got a few things to share with you in today’s episode. I share my simplest convo starter (an epic fail experience as I mumble in Spanish! Still funny though) plus I invite you to join my Free 3-Day Mini Email Course that’s so simple even my grandma can do it. The course will help you plan and prepare for speaking in English! Enjoy :)
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Today’s episode was brought to you by my free gift called: “How To Simplify A Conversation”.
You can grab it at englishmadesimple.net/convo
Hey guys, you are listening to English Made Simple, this is episode number 2-2-9, number two-hundred and twenty-nine, numero doscientos veintinueve
Welcome back everybody, thanks for tuning in to today’s show, this is episode number 229. And my name is Milena and I am the host of the English Made Simple show, you can find me at englishmadesimple.net, englishmadesimple (punto) net.
Hope everyone is doing well today. That’s Great!
I had an interesting day yesterday, I’d like to tell you about it. I tried to have a chit-chat with one coffee barrista here in Australia. And I tried to do it in Spanish! The coffee guy was from Mexico.
I must tell you…. this must be the shortest story you would’ve heard from me.
And after that you’ll have a very short Repeat After Me feature.
But before I dive into my story. I’d like to let you know that I’ve updated the Audio Book called: How To Simplify A Conversation.
I have included some extra info in there. I’ll also tell you about that as well.
I’ve realised that it may be too much information inside that ebook, and yes you also have the audio version of the book as well – but I’ve decided to include something else.
Oops I haven’t updated the audio version with the new info, so be sure to read the whole book!
Now when you go to download the Audio Book you’ll also receive a 3-Day Mini Email course that will allow you to put most of what you’ve learnt from the book into practice.
Every day for 3 days you’ll receive an email from me with a simple task.
Even my grandma can do the task.
This mini email course is about preparing you for meeting people face-to-face and conversing in English. (It’s not meant for chatting with people online.)
I created this mini course to get you out of your comfort zone. Because that’s when we learn something new, right? When we are not living in our comfort zone!
I wanted to make it a practical and actionable exercise so that you can put the ideas you’ve learnt into practice.
It will motivate you to take action and start chatting with others so that you can overcome any fear or anxiety you feel when you speak in English.
So this is for you if you regularly need to use English when you go outside… For example, when you are going shopping, when you are going to the gym, when you are going to the doctor or a dentist I should say.
The 3-Day mini course teaches you about preparation so that you gain confidence when it’s time to speak in English.
I remember in my early days, I would be too shy to speak with others in English and now look at me, I run a podcast!
Ok and then after the 3 days, you’ll have a chance to participate in a speaking challenge which is about starting conversations, but most importantly getting you out of your comfort zone which in turn will make you more confident to speak in English.
The speaking challenge is called #TheConvoStarter.
I’m really excited to tell you about the speaking challenge I created, it’s called “The Convo Starter: 21 Conversation Starters in 21 Days” which focuses on practical, actionable and simple phrases you can say anywhere in order to confidently spark conversations in English with anyone you meet in real life.
So for 21 days, you’ll be receiving a different conversation starter every day for 21 days. Again, the conversation starters are quite simple. The challenge for you is to go out and use this convo starter on someone…in real life.
You’ll also be able to post your results on Instagram and share you experience with the challenge.
I think I’ve run one challenge in the past, but this challenge is better!
What you should know is that, it’s simple, it’s practical and most importantly it’s fun!
If you haven’t already got the Audio Book, simply go to englishmadesimple.net/convo
Convo is short for Conversation.
For those of you who got the book already, I will email you separately to give you access to the mini email course.
So now, onto my quick story about my recent attempt to make small talk in Spanish…
Bear in mind, I haven’t spoken Spanish in 3 years now.
And this is why it is a very quick story.
So, I went to order coffee and the person serving me had an accent. So I said, oh Hola, eres latino?
And he replied to me in Spanish and I didn’t get it. And I said ok gracias.
I immediately switched to English so we chatted for a couple of minutes.
It was a fun experience anyway! So I have to practice Spanish conversation starters haha.
You can repeat this after me: Hola…. That means hello in Spanish.
Ok amigos y amigas.
Don’t forget to go to englishmadesimple.net/convo to your Audio Book and get access to the 3-Day Mini Email course. Also, don’t forget to join the challenge! You’ll get invited after you complete the mini course.
Thanks for joining me in today’s episode. You’ve been an amazing audience and you’ve been jamming with Milena from English Made Simple. Until next time, hasta la próxima.
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Milena lives in Australia with her Chileno husband and loves anything podcasting and online coaching and is honoured to be supporting and guiding immigrants from all over the world with her products, programs and coaching services.
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