12 Business Interaction – Disagreeing with someone

便利な表現(Useful Expressions)
Read aloud the vocabulary words.
strategy (n.)
amenity (n. pl. amenities)
platform (n.)
real-time (adj)
advertisement (n.)
便利な表現(Useful Expressions)
Read aloud and complete the sentences.
1. Befriending your enemies is a good ________ to win them over.
2. He turned down the project proposal because they failed to include the ________ that they promised during the meeting.
3. The new computing application that we use is a good ________ for engineers.
4. Yaomi is a ________ video chat and voice call application.
5. Let us hire top celebrities for our TV _______ this season.
Read the whole dialogue with your tutor.
Fill in the blanks with the words you just learned.
Student: Good morning, Samantha! Do you have a minute? I need your help in our new marketing (1) ________.
Tutor: Sure! It’d be my pleasure to be of help.
Student: I have this proposal of making TV ads that will introduce our hotel’s (2)________ , services, rooms, etc. While the main target will be local customers, catching the interest of the foreign market wouldn’t hurt either. It will be nice if a few of the country’s top celebrities can appear on the TV advert.
Tutor: That sounds like a good idea, but it will be quite expensive considering the talent fees of celebrities. How about using a social media (3)________ ?
Student: That’s a possibility. Can you tell me more about it?
Tutor: Since the majority has access to the Internet and social media sites, we may be able to reach a larger audience not only here but also overseas. Our potential customers can also send in their (4)________ feedback. On top of that, it will be cost-efficient.
Student: Sounds great! Perhaps we could hire celebrities for a seasonal photo shoot, then we can post them on social media. We can have the TV (5)________ plan as a backup.
Tutor: Yes! That seems good enough to me. However, you need to coordinate with the Finance Department for the budget.
Student: Of course, but first, I need to present this plan to the President before we proceed any further. I appreciate your insights. Thank you!
Tutor: You’re right. Anytime. Good luck!
聞き取り問題(Listening Comprehension)
Listen to your tutor as he/she reads a passage twice.
Then, answer your tutor’s question.
According to the passage, what will happen to an organization that doesn’t encourage constructive criticisms, healthy disagreements, and debates?
聞き取り問題(Listening Comprehension)
Text read out by the tutor
Read the following text aloud. Then, answer your tutor’s question.
Your fellow employee has been failing to finish your team’s weekly task assignment on time. He seems to be distracted by his recent divorce. You understand where he’s coming from, but his teammates are also upset about his irresponsible actions. You want to talk to him about it, but he keeps on avoiding you.
How do you deal with the situation?