BEP 325 – 業務發展 1: 與客戶建立聯繫

銷售英語 - BEP 325 業務發展 1

歡迎回到 商務英語播客 今天的課程 how to talk with customers in English. Potential customers, 那是.

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. 代替, 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.

在今天的對話中, 我們會聽到尼克, 在一家人力資源諮詢公司從事業務開發的人. 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.

聽力問題

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 – 商業社交: 與客戶簽到 (2)

商務英語播客 318 課 - Socializing with Clients in English 2

歡迎回到Business English Pod,今天的課程 socializing in English with your clients on the phone.

There’s an old saying that you should never mix business and pleasure. 當然可以, 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, 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.

在上一課中, we learned about paying a visit to a client’s office. 今天, we’ll look at checking in with a client by phone. 如你所見, 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.

在今天的對話中, 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.

聽力問題

1. Jana mentions a personal issue at the start of the conversation. 它是什麼?
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 – 商業社交: 與客戶簽到 (1)

商務英語播客 317 - English for Socializing with Clients 1

歡迎回到Business English Pod,今天的課程 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.

事實上, visiting with clients often sounds like a chat between friends. We might talk about sports, about family, about travel, or about mutual friends. 當然, 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. 在某一點, 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. 最後, you might want to make a social invitation, and move the relationship-building out of the office.

在今天的對話中, 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.

聽力問題

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 英語課 15 – 如何談論你的家庭

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在今天的 925 英語課, we’re going to learn how to talk about your family in English.

在業務, and in life, everything is about relationships. And to build relationships, we often talk about our background and our personal life. 當然, 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. 每 925 English lesson features English phrases and expressions you can use in different situations and tips on why and how we use them in 商務英語.

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技能專長 360 – 充分利用會議 (部分 2)

商務英語技能 360 - 會議活動 2

歡迎回到 技能專長 360 今天的課程,讓您充分利用會議.

有些人將會議視為離開辦公室幾天並休息一下的一種方式. 當然可以, 這有助於您擺脫日常磨練並學到一些東西, 或反思您的工作和業務. 但是如果您真的想充分利用會議, 您應該將其視為不僅僅是學習機會. 我的意思是, 如果您在一處有數百甚至數千人希望與他人建立聯繫, 這是一個絕佳的人脈網絡.

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