BEP 325 – 事業開発 1: 顧客とのネットワーキング

販売のための英語 - BEP 325 事業開発 1

へようこそ ビジネス英語ポッド 今日のレッスン how to talk with customers in English. Potential customers, あれは.

If you work in sales or business development, a big part of your job is meeting new people in search of new customers. That might include cold-calling, where you phone someone at work or drop by their office. But often this kind of networking takes place at events, like conferences, forums, and pretty much anywhere else you have a lot of people in one place.

At these events, you don’t usually begin a conversation talking about business. 代わりに, you talk about the weather, or sports, or other non-work topics. This is where socializing in English and doing business in English are closely connected. You’ve got to break the ice socially before you introduce your company, the work that you do, and other clients. And then you’ve got to lead into talking about the customer’s needs and asking to follow up at a later time. The trick is doing this naturally.

今日の対話で, ニックが聞こえます, 人事コンサルティング会社の事業開発に携わる人. Nick is at a dinner event during a big HR conference. He is seated at a table with Andria. Nick clearly demonstrates how an English sales conversation works, as he identifies Andria as a potential customer.


1. How does Nick introduce his company?
2. What do Nick’s company and Andria’s company have in common?
3. What does Nick ask to identify a gap in Andria’s HR strategy?

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BEP 318 – ビジネス社会化: クライアントとのチェックイン (2)

ビジネス英語ポッド 318 レッスン - Socializing with Clients in English 2

今日のレッスンのためのビジネス英語ポッドへようこそ socializing in English with your clients on the phone.

There’s an old saying that you should never mix business and pleasure. そして確かに, it might not be a good idea to get too close to your customers and clients. But if you are all business, and you shy away from anything personal, you’ll seem cold. And people won’t connect with you.

最終的に, you have to find the right balance. You want to be personable, but not nosy. You want to be friendly, but not pushy. And you have to take your time. A conversation with a new customer will be naturally more formal than with an established one. That’s true not only in person, but on the phone as well.

私たちの最後のレッスンで, we learned about paying a visit to a client’s office. 今日, we’ll look at checking in with a client by phone. あなたが聞くように, we often make friendly conversation at the beginning of the call, and you might find yourself showing understanding of a client’s personal situation. But eventually you’ll want to switch from the personal to business. And once you’re talking business, you might mention personal connections, gauge needs, and discuss developments in your industry. This is all part of maintaining and building a relationship with your client.

今日の対話で, we’ll rejoin Markus, an account manager for a company that sells servers. Markus is calling up a client named Jana. He wants to check in with her, find out how she’s doing, and see if she needs anything. And you’ll hear him strike a balance between business and personal issues.


1. Jana mentions a personal issue at the start of the conversation. それは何ですか?
2. When Markus switches from personal matters to business, what topic does he mention?
3. How does Markus ask Jana about their server needs?

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BEP 317 – ビジネス社会化: クライアントとのチェックイン (1)

ビジネス英語ポッド 317 - English for Socializing with Clients 1

今日のレッスンのためのビジネス英語ポッドへようこそ socializing in English with your clients.

Business is all about relationships. And the stronger your relationships are, especially with customers or clients, the more successful you’ll be. This is why we call up our customers or drop by their office. Sometimes we’ve got important business to take care of, but sometimes all we need to do is say hello and check in.

実際には, visiting with clients often sounds like a chat between friends. We might talk about sports, about family, about travel, or about mutual friends. もちろん, it takes a while to get to this level with a customer. But once we’re there, our conversations are likely to be an interesting mix of the personal and professional.

Bouncing between these two modes naturally is the secret to the client visit. You might find yourself starting out by introducing some interesting piece of news. ある時点で, you may want to gauge the client’s satisfaction with your products or services. And the conversation may also turn naturally to gossiping about the competition. If a client needs a decision or information, you may have to promise to check back on it. そして最後に, you might want to make a social invitation, and move the relationship-building out of the office.

今日の対話で, we’ll hear Markus, who works as an account manager for a company that sells computer servers. He is visiting the offices of one of his clients, a large Internet service provider. We’ll hear Markus chatting with Jose, his main client contact, and Tricia, another manager.


1. What news does Markus deliver to Jose?
2. What does Markus say about his company’s competitor?
3. What does Markus offer to do next Friday?

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925 英語レッスン 15 – 家族について話す方法

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今日の 925 英語レッスン, we’re going to learn how to talk about your family in English.

ビジネスで, and in life, everything is about relationships. And to build relationships, we often talk about our background and our personal life. もちろん, you can’t get too personal, but family is a topic that everyone loves to discuss. For most people, family is the reason they work so hard in the first place!

925 英語 is a new series of English lessons for beginners. 925 English lessons focus on English expressions that you can use in work and business. 各 925 English lesson features English phrases and expressions you can use in different situations and tips on why and how we use them in ビジネス英語.

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スキル 360 – 会議を最大限に活用する (部 2)

ビジネス英語スキル 360 - 会議 2

へようこそ スキル 360 会議を最大限に活用するための今日のレッスン.

一部の人々は、会議を数日間オフィスから離れて休憩する方法と見なしています. そして確かに, 日常の仕事から離れて何かを学ぶのは役に立ちます, またはあなたの仕事やビジネスを振り返る. しかし、本当に会議を最大限に活用したい場合, あなたはそれを単なる学習の機会以上のものとして見るべきです. というのは, 1つの場所に数百人、場合によっては数千人の人がいて、他の人とつながることを望んでいる場合, ネットワーキングの絶好の機会です.

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