Learn Business English from an
experienced executive.
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Speak Business English like an
experienced executive.
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The primary advantage of lessons from Exec-to-Exec English compared to typical English conversation lessons is that the student is learning business English directly from an experienced American business executive. In many language schools you may rarely have a teacher who has extensive leadership and executive experience in the business world. With Exec-to-Exec English you will learn authentic business English used by executives in the United States based on the teacher’s actual experience of working as an executive in American business.

The lessons are ideal for current  executives, but Mr. Tryon will also be pleased to provide lessons for executives-in-training or leaders with the potential to be executives.

Mr. Dave Tryon teaches all lessons personally. All lessons are private.  The student may choose either lessons by phone or lessons by computer using a technology such as Skype. Please contact Mr. Tryon if you would like to arrange in-person lessons in the New York City area.

Mr. Tryon will make every effort to accommodate the student’s preference for the time of day of the lesson.  

Two types of lessons are available.    

1)  Business-scenarios are role-played between the teacher and student to enable the student to develop a strong executive leadership style in their English communication. Scenarios are chosen in consultation with the student to only focus on scenarios that are helpful for the student. Examples of business scenarios are


  • Effective presentations to potential clients
  • Greetings to clients at business meetings or courtesy visits
  • Negotiations with existing clients, new clients, or prospective clients
  • Hosting an executive meeting where most of executives are native English speakers
  • Communicating criticality, urgency, and a focus on results
  • Making a request to a superior, to a peer, or to a subordinate
  • Motivating an employee or an organization to improve their performance
  • Providing positive feedback, providing negative feedback
  • Delivering good news, delivering bad news
  • Reacting to bad news
  • Soliciting input from superiors, peers, or subordinates
  • Developing a “straight-talk” style
  • Reacting to criticism
  • Delivering a motivational presentation
  • Acknowledging a mistake
  • Appropriately communicating success, communicating failure     

During this role-playing, both appropriate executive vocabulary and executive leadership style will be practiced and strengthened.

If the student wants to use information from their own company during the lessons, this information will of course be kept confidential.




2) Based on the student’s interest, current newspaper and magazine articles on topics such as American business, economics, and politics will be chosen for discussion. This discussion will help the student develop the use of executive-level business vocabulary as well as a strong awareness of American business trends and culture.

The student may choose a combination of both types of lessons, or may choose to concentrate on just one type.