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Travel series: San Francisco

As the song goes "I left my heart in San Francisco." Today we take you to this charming city on the West Coast....

Host: Adam, Diana
Grammar: Sit

Published: April 21, 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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Sheryl Sandberg: The Most Powerful Woman in Tech

Do you think it’s possible to “have it all” as a woman? Listen to today’s lesson and you’ll learn about Facebook’s most influential businessperson, who also happens to be a wife and mother....

Host: Cynthia
Grammar: talk_phrases

Published: March 08, 2016

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Life-Changing Technologies in 2016

Technology has been making our lives easier since our ancestors created the wheel. Find out how the coolest new products using Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence and voice recognition will improve our lives in 2016 in today's lesson....

Host: Spencer, Adam

Published: January 21, 2016

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Zuckerberg's $45 Billion Donation

In a letter to his newborn baby Max, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that he will be giving 99% of his Facebook shares to philanthropic causes. Today we listen to two CNN journalists' take on Zuckerberg’s decision. ...

Host: Spencer, Adam

Published: December 29, 2015

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Evaluation and Mentoring

December brings to mind Christmas, New Year’s, and winter vacation. But it’s not all fun and games in the workplace. The end of the year means it’s time for the end of year evaluation. Let’s find out what is causing so many employees’ grief in today’s lesson....

Host: Chris, Spencer

Published: December 10, 2015

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Time for a New Phone

Your phone is becoming slower and slower. The photos you take aren’t as good as the photos your friends take. This means only one thing: It’s time to buy a new phone....

Host: Chris, Adam

Published: December 01, 2015

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Looking for a Web Developer

In today’s lesson, we’re looking for someone to fill a job. While, the lesson is about finding someone from the world of technology, this lesson can also apply to finding just about any kind of employee. ...

Host: Spencer, Adam
Grammar: Got_the_gist?

Published: October 27, 2015

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Starting a Conference Call

Today’s dialogue takes place right before an office conference call. We’ll hear a few speakers make small talk while preparing to start their meeting....

Function: small_talk
Host: Chris, Spencer

Published: September 22, 2015

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Elevator Pitch

You may not be riding elevators all the time, but knowing how to give a good elevator pitch is key to getting your business off the ground. But what the heck is an elevator pitch?...

Published: July 02, 2015

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Hiring a Product Manager

'Product manager' is a relatively new role that has quickly risen to new heights in technology companies worldwide. Find out what the role is responsible for and what kind of person is suitable....

Host: Chris, Adam

Published: June 16, 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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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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Software Upgrade

You have no idea why your computer seems to get slower and slower every day.  Well, how long has it been since you’ve upgraded the software? In today’s lesson we’ll look at speeding up your computer by installing new software....

Host: Jenny, Spencer
Grammar: running

Published: January 14, 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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Internet Security

We all use the internet everyday for all sorts of things. But is your information safe? Recent news of surveillance, hackers and leaks shows that it may not be. Is there anything we can do to be safer?...

Host: Jenny, Chris

Published: November 12, 2014

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iPhone 6

The new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are out! But what's so new about these versions, and are they worth the price tag?...

Host: Jenny, Chris

Published: October 24, 2014

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Bitcoin

Have you heard of Bitcoin? What is it and how does it work? Find out how to talk about this hot new currency in today's advanced lesson....

Grammar: Bitcoin_usage

Published: April 11, 2014

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Formatting a Word Document

Figuring out how to format a Word document can be tricky. But today you’ll learn how! In this lesson, we have two people talking about how to format a Word document. So if you don’t already know, take some notes....

Host: John, Cynthia
Function: giving_advice

Published: October 16, 2013

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Buying a New Cell Phone

Buying a new cell phone can be quite an adventure. In today’s lesson, we look at how to procure information from a specialist to get the phone that’s right for you....

Host: John, Cynthia

Published: August 14, 2013

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Shopping Online

The web has dramatically transformed the way we shop. Do you shop online or prefer good old fashioned store shopping? In this lesson, we will hear both sides of the story. And don't forget to join us for the Task section of today's lesson where you need to give advice to someone who likes shopping o...

Grammar: once

Published: February 13, 2013

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