BEP 21 – Telephoning: 通話の開始とメッセージの取得

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This is an intermediate level Business English Podcast on making telephone calls in English. Some of the key language phrases we cover in this episode are: 自分と発信者を識別する, 電話の目的を述べ、メッセージを残す.

These telephone calls are about a contract between a large aircraft company and one of its suppliers, also known as a subcontractor. The contracts department from the client is calling to ask about a proposal it is expecting from the supplier for a new contract. すべての提案を受け取るまでの時間は非常に短い, そして今のところ, 航空機会社はこのサプライヤーから何も受け取っていません.

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BEP 20 – Meetings: Supporting your Position (一部 3)

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In the final episode of our three-part series on supporting your position in meetings, we look at language used to make your statements more persuasive.

Jack is going to summarize his proposal for the move to Costa Rica and hopes to get a final recommendation on the outsourcing project to present to the Board. He must persuade the managers to proceed, and answer the objections raised at the last meeting.

Key language: Making coherent, 説得力のある議論, and effective use of language to support your arguments.

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BEP 19 – Meetings: Supporting your Position (一部 2)

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Welcome to the second part of our Business English Pod series on how to support your position or argument in meetings.

Our friend Jack is giving an update on the Costa Rican project. Dan is against the idea, because as production manager, he doesn’t want to lose all his staff. The HR manager, アンジー, also doesn’t want to lay off her US staff, and is worried about the difficulty of hiring workers in another country. Jack tries to defend his plan, but has difficulty supporting his argument.

Key Language: emphasizing, minimizing, supporting points & vocal stress.

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BEP 17 – Meetings: Supporting your Position (Part I)

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

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BEP 17 (Redux) – 一部 1
BEP 17 (Redux) – 一部 2

In the first part of our series on making and supporting your arguments in meetings, 私たちはあなたの考えを整理し、あなたのアイデアをサポートするために使用される主要な英語をカバーしています. 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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BEP 15 – Telephoning: 問題の処理

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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. その後, we’ll review the language that is used to establish relationships, 問題について話し合い、解決策について合意する.

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