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Brand Advertising

Advertising is all around us. In this first of two lessons, learn about one maintype of advertising – brand advertising....

Host: Chris, Adam

Published: June 04, 2015

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Politely Ending a Conversation

Are you the type of person who finds saying goodbye difficult? Fear not, in today’s lesson, we’ll go over some friendly ways to say goodbye....

Function: being_polite
Host: Spencer, Adam

Published: June 02, 2015

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Dog Lovers

If you're a dog lover, you're going to love this lesson on different breeds of dogs and their characteristics....

Host: Spencer, Adam
Grammar: As_they_say

Published: May 28, 2015

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Ordering Salads

Sometimes you just want to eat light.  In today’s lesson, we talk about some of the most popular salads....

Host: Spencer, Adam
Grammar: in_that_case

Published: May 26, 2015

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Negotiating Prices

Negotiations are not a walk in the park. With so much at stake, it's important to know what you're doing. This means multiple strategies, a reserve price, a ZOPA, and a stretch goal. None of this make any sense? Check out this lesson to learn more....

Host: Spencer, Adam
Grammar: Gun_idioms

Published: May 21, 2015

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Office Gossip

No matter how hard you may try, office gossip always happens. Who is doing what? Where? When? But, why?...

Host: Chris, Adam
Grammar: apparently

Published: May 19, 2015

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I'm Vegetarian

Not everyone eats meat. In today’s lesson, we’re having lunch with a vegetarian friend. Listen in and find out what he does and doesn't eat....

Host: Chris, Adam
Grammar: treat

Published: May 14, 2015

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Staff Incentive Programs

Providing employees with a salary isn't enough anymore – to get and retain the best talent, you have to have top-rate staff incentive programs as well. But what do these programs look like?...

Host: Chris, Adam
Grammar: not_only

Published: May 12, 2015

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Writing Marketing Copy

Marketing copy has existed for a long time. But the nature of marketing copy has changed quite a bit in the past few years. How do you write effective marketing copy for the digital and mobile age? ...

Host: Chris, Adam
Grammar: namely

Published: May 07, 2015

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Product Demo Part II

In a previous lesson Product Demo Part I, we learned how to give a product demo and talk about key features and functions of a product. Today, we'll get into pricing. How do you balance the demands of a potential client while maintaining your own interest?...

Host: Chris, Adam
Grammar: Verbing_Nouns

Published: May 05, 2015

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Product Demo Part I

Today we’ve got part 1 of a two-part lesson on doing product demos.  Listen in as a salesman gives a demonstration of the key features and functions of his product....

Host: Chris, Adam
Grammar: go

Published: April 30, 2015

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Movie Night

What’s playing at your local theatre? Find out how to talk about different kinds of movies in today’s lesson....

Host: Chris, Adam
Grammar: In_the_mood

Published: April 28, 2015

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The Art of Negotiation

Negotiation is an art with no results guaranteed even if you are the President of the United States. In this lesson, listen in as President Frank Underwood negotiates a political crisis with other Washington politicians....

Host: Chris, Adam

Published: April 23, 2015

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Dinner Party

The food is ready. The table is set. The guests are beginning to beginning to arrive. Tonight we’re having a dinner party. Don’t forget to bring a little gift for the hosts as we talk about having a dinner party in today’s lesson....

Host: Chris, Adam
Grammar: You_made_it

Published: April 21, 2015

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Hiring an Account Manager

“Account manager”may not be your biggest hiring need when your company is small, but once it starts to grow this role may make all the difference. Learn about this role and the qualifications of the ideal candidatewith this role....

Host: Chris, Adam
Grammar: is_about

Published: April 16, 2015

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At the Bakery

There is nowhere on Earth that smells better than a bakery. Let’s take a little trip inside one of these heavenly places to see what’s baking....

Host: Chris, Adam

Published: April 14, 2015

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Interview with Walmart's CEO

Walmart recently announced a wage hike in the wake of fierce criticism of its employee benefits scheme. Listen in as the company's CEO explains the decision in a CNBC interview. Media source: cnbc.com...

Host: Chris, Adam
Grammar: using_people

Published: April 09, 2015

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Warning Letter

Certain behaviors at work warrant a warning letter.  Today we’ll take a look at an actual warning letter and the formal language used in such instances.  ...

Host: Chris, Adam

Published: April 07, 2015

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