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Writing a follow up email

It's a pretty busy world that we all live in, and not everybody has time to read all of the emails that are sent their way. If you've sent a business email but haven't got a response, never fear! OpenLanguage's lesson on follow-up emails is here!...

Host: Spencer, Adam
Grammar: reach

Published: April 26, 2016

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Reviewing Numbers and Stats

Numbers, numbers and numbers! One of the most challenging parts of learning English. Learn how to talk about big numbers and talk about changes in numbers. ...

Host: Spencer, Adam
Grammar: big_numbers

Published: April 06, 2016

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April Fools

Did you fall for any April Fools' prank this year? Listen in as we discuss the pros and cons of this special day....

Function: explaining
Host: Spencer, Adam
Grammar: known_to

Published: April 01, 2016

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Getting a Client Buy-in Part 2

In Part Two of a two-part series on client buy-in, we’re looking at just how to get your client to see your vision, and agree to your strategy....

Host: Spencer, Adam
Grammar: Sold

Published: March 22, 2016

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Getting a Client Buy-In Part I

You’ve managed to get the client’s attention, even managed to get a face-to-face meeting, but how do you finally convince them to go with your idea? In today’s lesson we’ll talk about how to get the client buy-in....

Host: Spencer, Adam
Grammar: suffixes

Published: March 10, 2016

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Writing a Business Email

In today’s lesson we’ll share some tips on how to write the perfect business email....

Host: Adam

Published: March 01, 2016

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Designing a New Sales Deck

The new year always brings an old expression:” Out with the old and in with the new”. In today’s lesson, we’ll look at a visionary who wants to bring his company up to date....

Host: Spencer, Adam

Published: February 18, 2016

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Buying Sports Wear

At the start of a new year, many people decide to start exercising more. But you can’t exercise without the right clothes! So, in today’s lesson, we’re buying some new sportswear....

Host: Spencer, Adam

Published: February 02, 2016

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Understanding Customer Pain Points

There’s an old saying, “no pain no gain”. Customer pain points are what drives businesses, and what lead to big financial gains. We’ll talk about how to identify these pain points in today’s lesson....

Host: Spencer, Adam
Grammar: Quotes

Published: January 26, 2016

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Project Kickoff Meeting

The new year always brings new beginnings: not just in our personal lives, but at work as well. In today’s lesson, we’ll take a look at a new office project, and just how the company will start it....

Host: Spencer, Adam

Published: January 12, 2016

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Buying a Watch

Even though these days we all have clocks on our phones, there is something special about being able to carry the time on your wrist. We’ll take a look at this stylish accessory in today’s lesson....

Host: Spencer, Adam

Published: November 17, 2015

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Building Emotional Connections with Customers

Today we will learn some of the secrets of a successful advertising pitch from the master himself, Mad Men’s Don Draper....

Host: Chris, Adam
Grammar: literally

Published: November 12, 2015

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Planning a Product Launch Part II

In the second part of a two-part series on planning a product launch, we see our corporate friends focusing on more specific aspects of this crucial event....

Host: Chris, Spencer

Published: November 05, 2015

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Planning a New Product Launch Part I

Maybe you have a great product for the market, but if you don’t have a great product launch, then people might never know just how great it is. We’ll take a look at this crucial part of marketing in today’s lesson....

Host: Chris, Adam

Published: October 08, 2015

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Sales Commission Plans

In today’s lesson, we’ll talk about setting up a commission plan for a company’s sales team. Should we go with a flat rate or a tiered system? What else could work besides monetary rewards? Should we introduce negative incentives? Listen in as we deal with this complex issue....

Host: Chris, Adam

Published: September 24, 2015

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Just Browsing

Sometimes when you are shopping, you just want to have a look at something with no strings attached. Here’s a useful lesson about how to tell the staff that you really aren’t that interested in buying anything....

Host: Spencer, Adam

Published: August 25, 2015

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Quarterly Results Review Part 2

In Part II of our series on quarterly results review, we’ll be taking a closer look at revenue and explaining why certain area grew while others fell shot of expectations. ...

Host: Chris, Adam

Published: August 11, 2015

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Quarterly Results Review Part 1

The quarterly results are the report card of a business. In Part I of a two-part series, we’ll be taking a look at some of the important data that make up that report....

Host: Chris, Adam

Published: July 30, 2015

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Designing a Survey

When making a great product, you could rely on intuition alone to decide what to do and how to do it. But it's clearly better to be scientific with it, and creating a survey for your users is a great way to do that. Learn more about how to create a great user survey with this lesson....

Host: Chris, Adam

Published: July 16, 2015

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Product Market Fit

Got an idea for a new company? Before you start hiring people and taking money, make sure your product is a good idea for your market. How? Check out this lesson....

Host: Chris, Adam
Grammar: to_get_at

Published: June 25, 2015

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Confirming an Order

There are a million things that could go wrong when you place an order.  In today’s lesson, we’ll take a look at some ways to make sure that your order is just how you want it....

Host: Spencer, Adam

Published: June 18, 2015

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Direct Response Advertising

Following up on our lesson on Brand Advertising, today we look at direct response advertising. Listen in as we walk you through its main characteristics. ...

Host: Chris, Adam

Published: June 11, 2015

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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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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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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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Checking Project Status

The boss just showed up looking for an update on your project status? What do you tell her? Find out...

Host: Chris, Adam
Grammar: why_not

Published: March 03, 2015

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Morning Meetings

Do you have a lot of meetings? Make sure you have your coffee, because in this lesson our meeting is starting early....

Host: Jenny, Spencer
Grammar: on_your_plate

Published: January 19, 2015

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Marketing Proposal

Marketing is serious business. Every corporation puts huge amounts of money into this quickly expanding field. But when it comes down to marketing a product, a proposal must first and foremost be made. What does this process look like?...

Host: Jason, Jenny
Grammar: “to hold”

Published: December 29, 2014

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The W9 Form

Have you ever heard of a W9 form? Has a client from the US ever asked you to provide them with one? In today’s lesson, you’ll learn all about what this form is, and it’s use in doing business with US clients....

Host: Jenny, Chris

Published: October 22, 2014

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Planning a Conference

Conferences are serious business with networking opportunities galore. Check out this lesson and make sure you make the best impression with your company’s booth....

Host: Jenny, Chris

Published: September 12, 2014

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Giving A Price Quote

Giving a price quote, or receiving one, is important in business.  In today’s lesson, you will hear how a price quote can often be an opportunity for new business. ...

Grammar: hyphen

Published: September 03, 2014

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Winning a Customer Back

Are you having trouble keeping your customers happy? In today’s lesson learn how to win back an unsatisfied customer!...

Host: Jenny, Chris

Published: July 02, 2014

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Signing a Sales Contract

Signing a sales contract? Well, in today’s lesson you‘ll learn words and phrase to better talk about a sales contract before you sign it....

Host: Jenny, Chris

Published: June 20, 2014

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Dealing with Procurement

Having a tough time closing the deal with your customer? Today's lesson will give you some great ideas about how to deal with procurement! ...

Host: Jason, Cynthia

Published: May 16, 2014

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Reimbursing Expenses

Poor Jake! This salesman is doing well but seems to have no money! It’s probably those long business lunches he’s been having with clients on his own dime. Find out how Jake can get his money back and his career on track again in today’s Intermediate lesson....

Host: Jason, Cynthia
Grammar: Word_families

Published: January 24, 2014

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22 Immutable Laws of Branding

Have you heard of the 22 immutable laws of branding? In today's lesson you'll hear about what a few of those laws are, and how to use them to create a globally recognized brand....

Host: John, Cynthia
Function: summarizing

Published: January 13, 2014

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Big Numbers

Today's lesson is a chocolate lover's dream come true! Learn how to talk about hundreds, thousands, even millions of pieces of chocolate....

Host: John, Cynthia
Grammar: How_many?

Published: December 23, 2013

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Negotiating Service Contract Renewal

In today's lesson, you'll see how an IT sales rep closes the deal with a big client. Learn negotiating skills for your next sale!...

Host: John, Cynthia

Published: September 20, 2013

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Making a Cold Call

When it comes to making cold calls, you are in charge! Successful cold callers are always in demand. They can always make things happen - for themselves and for other people. Today, we will learn words and phrases that will help you be successful with cold calling....

Host: John, Cynthia
Grammar: imperatives

Published: August 09, 2013

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Tips on Making Individual Sales

As a salesperson, how can you better understand your customers' needs and maximize your take-home pay? In this lesson, an expert gives a lecture with tips on making individual sales. What's the secret? Listen and find out!...

Host: John, Lisa

Published: August 02, 2013

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Presenting Sales Figures

The way you deliver your sales presentation can be as important as what you say. Otherwise, you could write out your presentation and mail it to them! In today’s lesson, we look at how to present sales figures. This dialogue is loaded with great vocabulary and phrases to help you successfully delive...

Host: John, Lisa

Published: July 26, 2013

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Giving a Corporate Sales Pitch

Your phone calls and follow-up efforts have paid off, and you have made an appointment to visit a prospect in person and make a sales pitch. How can you make sure it's a success? In today’s lesson, we talk about different strategies when giving a sales presentation. We’ll cover lots of great vocabul...

Host: John, Lisa
Grammar: Set_the_bar

Published: July 12, 2013

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Delegating Tasks at Work

Task delegation is one of the most important management skills. Good task delegation can save you time, as well as develop and motivate your employees. Today we look at different vocabulary and phrases that will help you put your delegation skills to work! ...

Host: John, Lisa

Published: June 14, 2013

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At a Networking Event

There are many ways to make new business connections. Networking events are just one of the great ways you can meet new associates and exchange business cards. In today’s lesson, check out some great phrases and vocabulary you can use at your next networking event! ...

Host: John, Lisa

Published: May 15, 2013

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Teleconferencing

Conference calls are a very common, important part of business. These calls involve more than one other person, sometimes from another company. It’s important to ensure the call goes smoothly. What can you say or do if something goes wrong? In today’s lesson, we look at how to manage a conference ca...

Host: John, Lisa

Published: May 08, 2013

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Online Lead Generation

More and more businesses are using the internet to attract potential customers. In today's lesson, learn how to talk about the basics of finding your potential customers online and qualifying your leads. ...

Host: John, Lisa
Grammar: rather_than

Published: February 04, 2013

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Presentation Skills 3: Making Comparisons

When introducing a new product, it is critical to know how to promote it. Why did you come out with something new? What makes it better than the others? How is the product expected to perform in the marketplace? These are all important topics that you must discuss in order to convince your audience ...

Published: October 24, 2012

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Bad News, Boss!

It's not easy to give bad news but, sometimes there is no way around it. Today at Englishpod we have a lesson that will teach you how to give bad news in a polite way as well as useful phrases when talking about a bad situation. What is the bad news this time? Come in and find out!...

Host: Marco, erica

Published: October 03, 2012

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