Category Archives: Sales

BEP 156 – Socializing: Networking (Part 2)

Networking is all about people and connections. You never know when someone you meet at a conference or trade show may be able to help your business in the future.

In this lesson, we’ll focus on ways to steer a conversation toward a lead. We’ll also cover ways to shoot for a meeting and be persistent. And we’ll look at the other side with ways to politely leave a conversation.

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BEP 155 – Socializing: Networking (Part 1)

This is the first of a two-part Business English Pod series on networking.

Networking often involves approaching people you don’t know, which can be a little awkward. How do you network in a way that seems genuine? In this lesson, we’ll look at ways to approach people. We’ll also cover greetings and introductions, 10-second elevator pitches, and talking about your industry.

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BEP 120 INT (Study Notes) – Telephoning: Checking on an Order

In this episode we’re going to look at ways to check on the progress of an order over the telephone. In particular we’ll examine the language you can use to identify yourself quickly on a direct call, asking to check on an order, letting a caller know you’re checking, explaining the status of an order, reassuring a customer by offering to check and offering to call a customer back.
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BEP 93 INT: Sales: Taking an Order

In this Business English Pod episode, we’ll be focusing on the language of taking an order and discussing standard terms, such as delivery time, payment method, and so on.
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BEP 92 INT: Sales – Presenting your Products (FAB)

In this Business English Podcast lesson, we’re going to look at the “classic sales” approach to selling products and services using the FAB technique. FAB stands for features, attributes and benefits and is a commonly used approach for presenting and selling products such as clothes (apparel) and household items.
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