Hello and welcome back to Business English Pod for today’s lesson on Colocações em inglês relacionado a vendas.
Sales is at the heart of any business. Without the hard work of salespeople who move prospects down the funnel, turning interest into sales, no business would even exist. But the game of sales is constantly changing. Good salespeople, and good companies, learn to adapt to changes in the marketplace, in consumer preferences, and in the competition.
Nesta lição, we’ll listen in on a sales team meeting in a pharmaceutical company. The team is discussing past performance and future strategy. Durante a discussão, they use many expressions that we call “collocations.” A collocation is just a natural combination of words that native speakers learn as one expression. Por exemplo, the first collocation you’ll hear is “sales volume,” which refers to the number of units sold in a given period of time.
Falantes nativos de inglês usam colocações como esta automaticamente. And people in a certain field of work share an understanding of these special expressions specific to their area. By studying these collocations in different fields, você vai melhorar seu vocabulário e soar mais fluente. Enquanto você ouve a caixa de diálogo, tente escolher alguns destes Colocações em inglês e vamos discuti-los mais tarde no debrief.
Na caixa de diálogo, we’ll hear Fran, Gus, e Nick. Fran is the sales manager, and she’s just finished talking about the past year’s sales results. Now she wants to talk about reasons for their disappointing results and strategies for improving them. The three colleagues use many Inglês de vendas collocations and vocabulary specific to the pharmaceutical industry.
Perguntas de escuta
1. What is the group hoping to increase or improve by discussing sales performance and strategy?
2. What does Fran believe is the reason for a reasonably good third quarter?
3. What have better sales analytics helped the company understand?
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