Business Training

Personalized English training for professionals and academics. We find out what the clients really want and need and then structure the course according to their needs and make the training as relevant, effective and fast as possible

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Peter Focke

Founder of IBT


Hello, I am the founder of ibt - international business training, I have been living in Brazil for more than twenty years and my speciality is international consulting and planning and execution of personalized English courses for professionals.

I train entrepreneurs and start ups, and provide consulting services for national and foreign companies in the real estate and hotel industry.

I have more than 35 years of experience in these industries in five countries.

I work with professionals from different areas who have specific needs and cannot find institutions that offer this kind of training. My work begins with a careful analysis of these needs and then execute short-, medium- and long-term training that ensure rapid progress and relevance to my clients.

Since 2003 I have also planned and executed hundreds of training sessions for sales professionals, especially in the hotel and real estate industry in English and Portuguese.

Presentation Skills Workshop

Participate in this 8h workshop! It's dynamic, it's practical and it's for people like you, who have no time to waste! Learn in no time what is necessary to give a professional presentation IN ENGLISH!

Max 12 Participants;

Necessary level of English: Intermediate;

Target group: executives, entrepreneurs, sales reps, brokers, and other professionals;

Investment: RS290,00 (pay in 2X) for workshops online;

* The price for face to face workshops depends on the location.

Could be executed at your company on any Saturday or Monday - online or face to face!

Topics we will cover


A good presentation needs solid preparation. Gather the material you want to use, organize this material in a coherent way, look for quality slides and photos and prepare a PPT, or similar software.


The topics of your presentation have to be connected in a logical and coherent way. Use appropriate vocabulary!

Start strong and end strong

Capture your audience's attention immediately, engage with people, show benefits and at the end of your presentation do an impact action that your audience will remember.

Voice and body

For the love of God - Do not speak in a monotonous way, use emphasis on the key words of each sentence, use fluency techniques and do NOT always stay in the same position on the stage. Use body language and facial expressions to bring your presentation to life.

Fluency techniques

Learn how to apply several fluency techniques that will TREMENDOUSLY enhance your presentation in English and let the audience perceive you as a professional speaker.

Lots of practice

An impact presentation needs practice. When you are ready with the preparation, look for a trusted person and introduce yourself. Ask for feedback on content, body language, voice and other details of your presentation. If you want to learn how to present professionally IN ENGLISH, this is your opportunity.


A hundred hour Business English course that focuses on the specific needs of a Brazilian executive/professional. Take this course and be prepared for doing international business. This course can be given in class and on Skype.

The topics of the course are:

  • International meetings
  • Professional presentations
  • Negotiation with foreigners
  • Leadership in business
  • Teamwork
  • Marketing
  • Success in business
  • Crisis management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Job interviews
  • Globalisation

Among others.

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This preparatory course for international certification is for people who intend to study or work abroad or think about immigrating to a foreign country where English is spoken as a native language.

The course focuses on the four skills - writing, speaking, reading and listening.

The time of this preparatory depends entirely on the client's current level of English but usually takes between six and eight months.

The course can be given in class and on Skype.


Many Brazilian professionals do not speak English or do not speak well enough to negotiate successfully with foreign companies in English.

This results in loss of many business opportunities.

We offer executive consulting to assist professionals in the negotiation process, prepare meeting agendas, prepare presentations and accompany them on business trips or meetings with foreign professionals and act as an intermediary.

​Call me and let's make an appointment to analyze how I can help you with your business.

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