You are bright, extremely intelligent, and a great asset to your company. Everyone raves about your knowledge and expertise. People ask for your opinion but yet they don’t get done what you have asked them to do or you receive a lot of blank stares. Although English is not your native language, you know you have an excellent command of English grammar and perhaps you’ve even lived in the U.S. for many years. However, you realize that people have a difficult time understanding you and you notice that your colleagues seem to be avoiding you.
How is it that you have such a good command of the English language but are still difficult to understand? There are six potential problems to consider: