BEP 24 – Teleconferencing: Using Diplomatic Language

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In this Business English Podcast we’re going to listen to a teleconference between the head office management of a US guitar manufacturer and the manager of their new Latin American plant.

Key language structures explained are: diplomatic language and using probing questions. We also introduce some useful English phrases for starting a teleconference meeting, interrupting and clarifying.

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14 thoughts on “BEP 24 – Teleconferencing: Using Diplomatic Language”

  1. I agree. This page is really great. As for this article I hope that the transcript will be published as soon as possible. It is quite useful.
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  4. Hi there
    Any chance of the transcript?
    As usual find it timesaving and extremely useful
    Participants enjoy these downloads.

  5. Great Material. Any chance of getting a transcript for this and Brainstorming for ideas.


  6. I think that ‘being polite’ is very important especially in teleconference.
    Using diplomatic language is the best way to make a teleconference successful.


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