BEP 17 – Incontri: Supportare la tua posizione (Parte I.)

*** This podcast has been updated with a new two-part series.***

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BEP 17 (Redux) – Parte 1
BEP 17 (Redux) – Parte 2

In the first part of our series on making and supporting your arguments in meetings, copriamo la lingua inglese chiave utilizzata per organizzare i tuoi pensieri e supportare le tue idee. In later episodes we’ll look deeper into the topic and provide further examples of language you can use to support your position.

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Notizie di affari 01 (Trascrizione) – Comunicazione d'affari

This is the transcript for the first of our regular Business English News podcasts. We hear how people communicate at work and the different factors that can affect how communication takes place.

We suggest that you first listen to the reading and make a note of any English words you are not familiar with. Then read a copy of the article and see if you can guess the meaning of the words by looking at how it is used. Finalmente, listen to the explanation and discussion of the vocabulary and see if you guessed correctly.

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Notizie di affari 3 – 200 Errore da un milione di dollari

Our news story today is about a share trader in a Japanese bank who made perhaps the worlds most expensive typing error!

After you listen to the story, we’ll explain some of the new vocabulary and provide further examples of how it can be used. The transcript for this Business English News podcast is in the ‘Archives’ sezione:

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BEP 15 – Telefonare: Gestire un problema

*Update: A new version of BEP 15 is available here. The new version includes a new recording of the explanations and greatly improved audio for the dialog and examples.

Problems, and more problems. Sometimes business seems to be all about dealing with problems. And when dealing with problems in a second language over the telephone, we need to be especially careful in our discussions, since we cannot see the reactions of the other party.

In today’s Business English Podcast we’ll listen to business people discussing a delivery problem over the phone. Poi, we’ll review the language that is used to establish relationships, discutere il problema e giungere ad un accordo su una soluzione.

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Notizie di affari 02 – Consapevolezza culturale

Oggi, more than ever business success requires intercultural awareness and effective cross cultural communication skills.

Working, incontro, dealing, entertaining, negotiating and corresponding with colleagues or clients from different cultures can be full of obstacles. One wrong movement or basic misunderstanding could ruin or delay months of work.

Understanding and appreciating intercultural differences promotes clearer communication, breaks down barriers, builds trust, strengthens relationships, opens business opportunities.

Follow this link for great tips on business etiquette, customs and protocol for doing business worldwide:

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