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Yes We Can….Do It Better!

Yes We Can….Do It Better!

How good is your professional English? Many people underestimate their level in the Netherlands. Just because you can understand English perfectly, does not always mean you can seal the deal or give a killer presentation. I was honored to be in the Intermediar to...

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Talking Trump!

Talking Trump!

I was excited to share my (surprisingly not vague) views about Trump on the 'Hollandse Zaken' show. It was a challenge to remain calm at times, but I'm very proud of myself that I didn't swear! You can see the whole episode...

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Talking Business English in the NRC!

Talking Business English in the NRC!

I'm honored to be featured in the NRC today, talking about common mistakes (and their repercussions) when it comes to doing business in English. My VIP client Merijn, the founder of Dopper, talks about why getting a Personal English Coach can make all the difference....

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Recommended Summer Reading – Onze Taal says so! :)

Recommended Summer Reading – Onze Taal says so! 🙂

Thank you so much to Onze Taal for naming my new book '100 Ways To Save Your Ass In English' as recommended summer reading! You can order my book via my webshop until July 25, then it's closed for a few weeks! It's also available online on bol.com. Enjoy and have a...

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Are you using high-eyebrow words?

Are you using high-eyebrow words?

"Say what, Buffi?!?" I know, I know. High eyebrows. Like WTF is that. Well, when you say something that sounds impressive, people's eyebrows often go up. Like this. So let's get your vocab up to scratch with some snazzy alternatives for words you are probably...

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How one word can make you unemployed. Or a murderer.

How one word can make you unemployed. Or a murderer.

Recently a client of mine lost his job. Well, he didn't really, but when he was talking about his work, he left out a word which made him unemployed. He said this: 'I love my company. I worked there for 3 years.' If you say 'I worked', this means that you NO LONGER...

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This phrase works well. In Dutch. In English? Not so much.

This phrase works well. In Dutch. In English? Not so much.

This simple phrase works so well in Dutch, but translated to English, it really isn't such a friendly way to end your mail, so let me help you end this epic fail.  (I'm such a poet and I don't even know it.) Hello, sweet buffi! Let me help you stop insulting your...

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Even native speakers get this one wrong….

Even native speakers get this one wrong….

There's a common problem in English and I think it's contagious because I see it everywhere - even when I'm back in the States! It's using the noun form of a phrasal verb correctly. SAY WHAT, BUFFI? WHAT THE HELL IS A PHRASAL VERB AND WHAT IS THE NOUN FORM? Let me...

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When you speak, you’re safe…but not when you write!

When you speak, you’re safe…but not when you write!

First off, if you missed the BIG NEWS about my first e-book, WORK IT!, you can find out all about it here. Only 9.95E for 80+ pages of exercises, helpful phrases, and more! A great way to keep you ACTIVE in English! Use it or lose it, honey! And now. Let's get to a...

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My first e-book! I am so e-xcited!

My first e-book! I am so e-xcited!

Darlings! My first e-book - WORK IT! - is here, and it will help you activate your E-nglish! This is very e-xciting! It's an 80-page ride through the biggest problem areas in grammar, pronunciation, and vocabulary, plus a special focus on Business English, confusing...

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