“With the right words you can change the world.”

— Charlotte, Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White

“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.”

— Albert Einstein

“The art of communication is the language of leadership.”

— James Humes

“You can have brilliant ideas, but if you can’t get them across, your ideas won’t get you anywhere.”

— Lee Iacocca

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The Business of Language

The Language of Business

Coaching

Whether you’re an executive, a new manager, or starting your first “real” job, finding the right words can be tricky. Language and leadership coaching can help you make your case, lead your team, and more effectively do your job.

Training and Speaking

Communications is the exchange of information or news; great communication connects you to your audience in an authentic way that incites action.

Consulting

How you get from here to there requires thoughtful planning, meaningful tactics and a practical approach that fits your business and works with the resources you have.

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WHO WE ARE

Thanks for checking us out! I’m Amber Nelson, the ringleader here at The Lingo Institute. I’ve been happily building this marketing, communications, and strategy company since 1997.  My team and I are  dedicated to helping our clients build a strong marketing communications foundation to increase their reach, maximize their impact, and meet their business goals. Occasionally, I take on projects simply because they move me, inspire me, or present intriguing opportunities. Some of my more interesting adventures have included hanging out with truckers and Harley Davidson dudes to gain customer insights for a new toolbox startup, devising volunteer recruitment and retention strategies for an L.A. nonprofit, teaching workshops on effective communications to a ballroom full of financial service professionals and founding TEDxPasadenaWomen. 

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The Lingo-ist Blog

Every Tuesday Amber shares communication insights and inspirations in her blog, The Lingo-ist. Sign up below for delivery straight to your inbox.

Talking to the Enemy

Whether it’s the questionable behavior of a senior partner, running into another candidate for the job you want, or crossing paths with someone pitching the same account you just pitched, speaking with the enemy can be a tough challenge. Rather than seeing red,...

Is that a “Yes” or a “No”?

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately about the costs and benefits of binary questions and binary answers when it comes to effective communication. While a simple “yes” or “no” may be the most direct way to respond to a question, it isn’t always all you need. On...

Watch it! How Observation Helps Communication

Observation is a key element in any good communicator’s toolkit. Seeing signs of interest, discomfort, or comprehension can guide your words, alter your plans, and shift your agenda. But if you aren’t actively looking for the way your audience is responding, you can...

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