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BEP 234 – Conferences 2: Hosting a Social Event

2013-06-30 :: www.BusinessEnglishPod.com

Welcome back to Business English Pod for today’s lesson on hosting social events at a company conference. Conferences and other corporate events are about much more than just speakers and workshops. They’re a chance for people to network, to socialize, and to have some fun. Every good host knows this. And every good host works [...]…

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BEP 233 – Conferences 1: Opening Presentation

2013-06-23 :: www.BusinessEnglishPod.com

Welcome back to Business English Pod for today’s lesson on hosting a conference. If you’ve ever had to play host, for a conference, a meeting, a fundraiser, or any other type of event, you know it’s a lot of work. There’s months of planning and preparation, all for a single day or single weekend. And [...]…

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Win an iPad Mini from Business English Pod!

2013-06-17

WIn an iPad Mini from Business English Pod.…

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Skills 360 – Giving and Receiving Feedback (Part 2)

2013-06-16 :: www.BusinessEnglishPod.com

Learn how to receive feedback from your colleagues in English.…

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Skills 360 – Giving and Receiving Feedback (Part 1)

2013-06-09 :: www.BusinessEnglishPod.com

Learn how to give feedback to your colleagues in English.…

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BEP 232 – Discussing the Economy (Part 2)

2013-06-02 :: www.BusinessEnglishPod.com

In this Business ENglish Pod lesson, we look at English collocations and vocabulary for describing the economy.…

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BEP 231 – Discussing the Economy (Part 1)

2013-05-26 :: www.BusinessEnglishPod.com

Learn Business English vocabulary and collocations for discussing the economy.…

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BEN 23 – The End of the PC?

2013-05-19 :: www.BusinessEnglishPod.com

Learn Business English vocabulary and collocations in this Business English News lesson on the recent decline in PC sales.…

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Business English Games: Telephone Challenge

2013-05-17

Get ready to test your Business English skills and language for using the telephone in English. This game is available in both mobile and Flash versions. You can review all the language featured in this quiz in the following lessons: BEP 21, BEP 22 & BEP 23…

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BEP 21R – Telephoning: Opening Calls & Taking Messages

2013-05-12 :: www.BusinessEnglishPod.com

Download the free PDF transcript for this lesson from www.BusinessEnglishPod.com. In this is Business English Pod lesson, we look at essential language for making telephone calls in English. …

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BEP 230 – Presentations: Freestyle Q&A (Part 2)

2013-05-05 :: www.BusinessEnglishPod.com

Learn Business English for answering questions during your presentations.…

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BEP 229 – Presentations: Freestyle Q&A (Part 1)

2013-04-28 :: www.BusinessEnglishPod.com

Welcome back to Business English Pod for today’s lesson on handling questions during a presentation. So you’ve planned your presentation carefully and you’ve rehearsed it in front of the mirror. You walk into the room, you bring up your first slide, and you begin. But you’ve hardly finished your introduction when someone throws out a [...]…

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VV 34 – Macroeconomics (Part 2)

2013-04-25 :: www.BusinessEnglishPod.com

In this lesson, we’ll look at some key macroeconomic terms related to consumers and prices. This includes ideas such as the income gap, the cost of living, and the consumer price index (CPI). We will also explore concepts such as inflation and purchasing power, as well as disposable income, household debt, and consumer spending. Premium [...]…

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VV 34 – Macroeconomics 2 (Audio)

2013-04-21 :: www.BusinessEnglishPod.com

This is a temporary post until the video is available on Tuesday. In this lesson, we’ll look at some key macroeconomic terms related to consumers and prices. This includes ideas such as the income gap, the cost of living, and the consumer price index (CPI). We will also explore concepts such as inflation and purchasing [...]…

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VV 33 – Macroeconomics (Part 1)

2013-04-17 :: www.BusinessEnglishPod.com

In this Video Vocab lesson, we’ll look at some key macroeconomic terms, such GDP and GNP. We’ll explore the natural business cycle, which includes periods of expansion, recession and sometimes even depression. We’ll also look at the idea of trade balance between countries, which can be described as either a trade surplus or a trade [...]…

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VV 33 – Macroeconomics (Audio)

2013-04-14

This is a temporary post until the video is available on Tuesday. In this lesson, we’ll look at some key macroeconomic terms, such GDP and GNP. We’ll explore the natural business cycle, which includes periods of expansion, recession and sometimes even depression. We’ll also look at the idea of trade balance between countries, which can [...]…

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BEP 228 – Telephoning: Making Sales Calls (Part 2)

2013-03-24 :: www.BusinessEnglishPod.com

Welcome back to Business English Pod for the second part of our lesson on making sales calls. Being successful in sales begins with getting your foot in the door. If you can sit down with someone in their workplace and show your product, or talk about your service, you’re more than halfway to making a [...]…

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BEP 227 – Telephoning: Making Sales Calls (Part 1)

2013-03-17 :: www.BusinessEnglishPod.com

In this Business English Pod lesson, we take a look at making sales calls. Many people hate making sales calls. They pick up the telephone and instantly feel a pit in their stomach. They might be afraid of rejection. Or they might know that most people hate receiving sales calls. But fear not! When you pick up [...]…

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BEN 22 – Telecommuting: Back to the Office

2013-03-10 :: www.BusinessEnglishPod.com

In this Business English News lesson, we look at trends in the workplace, particularly changing attitudes to telecommuting. The question of “live to work or work to live” has been around for decades, with many employees trying to strike that perfect work-life balance. Employees around the world benefit from the use of modern technology to [...]…

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Skills 360 – How to Get Good Customer Service (Part 2)

2013-03-03 :: www.BusinessEnglishPod.com

*** Get all the Skills 360 lessons in our free Business English App for iPhone & iPad: Download from the App Store Welcome back to the Skills 360 podcast. In today’s lesson, we’re going to look at how to get good customer service. More specifically, we’re going to learn how to complain properly and get [...]…

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Skills 360 – How to Get Good Customer Service (Part 1)

2013-02-24 :: www.BusinessEnglishPod.com

*** Get all the Skills 360 lessons in our free Business English App for iPhone & iPad: Download from the App Store Welcome back to Skills 360 for today’s lesson on how to get good customer service. You probably know what bad customer service looks like. We’ve all been there. Maybe you’ve stood in line [...]…

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BEP 226 – Conducting a Job Interview (Part 2)

2013-02-17 :: www.BusinessEnglishPod.com

In this Business English Pod lesson, we continue our look at how to conduct a job interview. The interview is a crucial step in the hiring process. You have the opportunity to sit down with a candidate and get as much useful information as possible. And to get good information, you need to set the right tone and [...]…

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BEP 225 – Conducting a Job Interview (Part 1)

2013-02-10 :: www.BusinessEnglishPod.com

Welcome back to Business English Pod for today’s lesson on conducting an interview. How do you assess potential employees? Or contractors? Or business partners? Or anyone, for that matter? Well, you can look at a person’s resume or CV. And for more information you can google someone. But that’s never enough to really get an [...]…

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BEP 224 – Discussing a Budget (Part 2)

2013-02-03 :: www.BusinessEnglishPod.com

*** This lesson is available in our Business English App for iPhone & IPad. A new version of the app is now available in the app store: Download / Update In this Business English Pod lesson, we continue our look at vocabulary and collocations for discussing a budget. A budget is a plan for spending [...]…

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New Version Available Now – Business English App

2013-01-28

A new version of our Business English App is now available in the app store in the App Store: Download / Update To update your app, open your App Store app on your device and go to the ‘Updates’ tab. Tap the ‘Update’ button next to the BEP app entry and your app will start [...]…

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BEP 223 – Discussing a Budget (Part 1)

2013-01-27 :: www.BusinessEnglishPod.com

*** This lesson is available in our Business English App for iPhone & IPad. A new version of the app is now available in the app store: Download / Update Welcome back to Business English Pod for today’s lesson on discussing a budget. Budgets aren’t just for accountants. Almost everyone in business has to talk [...]…

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BEN 21 – Business Trends for 2013

2013-01-20 :: www.BusinessEnglishPod.com

In this Business English News lesson, we take a look at the prospects for 2013. As the world rang in 2013, many analysts and commentators feel that it’s time to pull out the crystal ball and try to determine what’s in store in the coming 12 months. As the OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurria explains, there’s [...]…

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Skills 360 – Staying Positive (Part 2)

2013-01-13 :: www.BusinessEnglishPod.com

*** Get all the Skills 360 lessons in our free Business English App for iPhone & IPad: Download from the App Store In today’s Skills 360 lesson we’re going to build on last weeks ideas and look at how you can implement at positive attitude at work. In our last episode we talked about positive [...]…

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Skills 360 – Staying Positive (Part 1)

2013-01-06 :: www.BusinessEnglishPod.com

*** Get all the Skills 360 lessons in our free Business English App for iPhone & IPad: Download from the App Store Welcome back to the Skills 360 podcast for today’s lesson on keeping a positive outlook. It’s the start of a new year. And when you look ahead at 2013, what do you see? [...]…

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BEP 222 – Idioms of Success and Failure 2

2012-12-16 :: www.BusinessEnglishPod.com

This Business English Pod lesson is the second in our series on English idioms related to success and failure. 80% of new businesses fail within the first five years. Those don’t seem like very good odds, do they? But new businesses continue to be born every day. And every one of them is started with [...]…

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BEP 221 – Idioms of Success and Failure 1

2012-12-09 :: www.BusinessEnglishPod.com

In this Business English Pod lesson, we’ll look at Business English idioms related to success and failure. Every business has its ups and downs. And so does every person. In other words, sometimes we succeed and sometimes we fail. Another common way of saying this in English is “You win some and you lose some.” [...]…

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VV 32 – Vocabulary: International Trade

2012-12-05 :: www.BusinessEnglishPod.com

In this Video Vocab lesson, we’ll look at English vocabulary for international trade. International trade is a cornerstone of our global economy, as goods are constantly flowing by air and ship around the world. In this lesson, we’ll look at how it all works. Along the way, we’ll learn key vocabulary related to the process [...]…

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VV 32 – Vocabulary: International Trade (Audio)

2012-12-02 :: www.BusinessEnglishPod.com

This is a temporary post until the video is available on Tuesday. International trade is a cornerstone of our global economy, as goods are constantly flowing by air and ship around the world. In this lesson, we’ll look at how it all works. Along the way, we’ll learn key vocabulary related to the process of [...]…

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BEP 220 – Arguing in Meetings (Part 2)

2012-11-25 :: www.BusinessEnglishPod.com

In today’s Business English Pod lesson, we continue our look at the language and techniques of arguing in meetings. Imagine you’re in a meeting. You are expressing your opinion about something, when a colleague across the table interrupts you. He disagrees with what you’re saying, and he’s determined to make his point. What do you [...]…

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BEP 219 – Arguing in Meetings (Part 1)

2012-11-18 :: www.BusinessEnglishPod.com

In this Business English Pod lesson, we’re going to look at language and skills for arguing in meetings. Does everyone in your office always agree all the time? When someone makes a suggestion, does everyone just smile and nod in agreement? When you bring forward an idea, do people just accept it? Well, if you [...]…

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BEN 20 – US-China Economic Outlook

2012-11-11 :: www.BusinessEnglishPod.com

In this Business English News lesson, we take a look at the economic prospects for the USA and China. The relationship between the world’s two biggest economies is sure to undergo some major changes in the months ahead. With Obama set to remain in the White House for 4 more years, and Xi Jinping moving [...]…

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Skills 360 – Organizing your Ideas (Part 2)

2012-10-28 :: www.BusinessEnglishPod.com

*** Get all the Skills 360 lessons in our free Business English App for iPhone & IPad: Download from the App Store Welcome back to the Skills 360 podcast for today’s lesson on organizing your ideas. Last week we looked at several ways to brainstorm ideas. But once you have a big list of ideas, [...]…

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Skills 360 – Organizing your Ideas (Part 1)

2012-10-21 :: www.BusinessEnglishPod.com

*** Get all the Skills 360 lessons on our free Business English App for iPhone & IPad: Download from the App Store In today’s lesson, were going to look at how to organize your ideas. When it comes to ideas, you’ve probably got lots of them. And sure, they’re important to you. But are they [...]…

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Business English App Now Available in the App Store

2012-10-18 :: www.BusinessEnglishPod.com

A new version (1.1) of our Business English App for iPhone/iPad/Touch is now live in the App Store: Download / Update Head over to our new mobile app site to check out the screenshots and to learn more: www.BusinessEnglishApp.com…

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BEP 218 – Discussing a Website Redesign

2012-10-14 :: www.BusinessEnglishPod.com

In this Business English Pod lesson, we’ll look at vocabulary and collocations for discussing the redesign of a website. In the Internet age, every company needs a web presence. The foundation of this presence is a good website. This is where customers and the public can go to find information, engage with each other and [...]…

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BEP 217 – Internal Job Interviews (Part 2)

2012-10-07 :: www.BusinessEnglishPod.com

This is the second part of our Business English Pod lesson on internal job interviews. Let’s think about the purpose of an interview for a second. For the company that’s hiring, the interview lets them find out more about the candidates. Who are they? How do they communicate? What can they contribute to the company? [...]…

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BEP 216 – Internal Job Interviews (Part 1)

2012-09-30 :: www.BusinessEnglishPod.com

Welcome back to Business English Pod for today’s lesson on internal job interviews. You already have experience with interviews. You know the kinds of questions that are typically asked, and you’ve rehearsed your answers to those kinds of questions. But this is different. In an internal interview, chances are you’re talking with someone you already [...]…

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Business English News 19 – The Patent Wars

2012-09-23 :: www.BusinessEnglishPod.com

In this Business English News lesson, we take a look at recent courtroom battles over technology patents. In what some have dubbed ‘The Patent Trial of the Century’, Apple and Samsung have been fighting tooth and nail in recent weeks. Samsung was found to have infringed on 7 of Apple’s patents, in what became a [...]…

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BEP 215 – Telephoning: Keeping in Touch 2

2012-09-16 :: www.BusinessEnglishPod.com

In this Business English Pod lesson, we continue to look at language for keeping in touch with colleagues and customers by telephone. Good business is built on good relationships. And good relationships are built on good communication. Of all the tools we use for communicating over long distances, the telephone is one of the best. [...]…

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BEP 214 – Telephoning: Keeping in Touch 1

2012-09-09 :: www.BusinessEnglishPod.com

In this Business English Pod lesson, we look at how to keep in touch with your colleagues and customers over the telephone. Can you imagine doing your work without your phone? It’s a regular part of most people’s work day. Talking to people is a big part business. And the talking that we do is [...]…

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Skills 360 – Mind your Language (Part 2)

2012-09-02 :: www.BusinessEnglishPod.com

The Skills 360 podcast is now available in iTunes: Free Subscription In today’s Skills 360 podcast we’re going to take another look at how to mind your language and soften your tone. Discussion Questions 1. If you want to soften your language, what words do you use? 2. How careful are you not to offend [...]…

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Skills 360 – Mind your Language (Part 1)

2012-08-26 :: www.BusinessEnglishPod.com

The Skills 360 podcast is now available in iTunes: Free Subscription In today’s Skills 360 podcast we’re going to have a look at how to use modals, imperatives, and requests, to moderate your tone and soften your language. Discussion Questions 1. How do you feel when people tell you what to do? 2. How important [...]…

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Business English Olympic Games

2012-08-07

Reach for gold in the BEP olympics! 8 Great games to practice your business English for meetings, presentations, telephoning, negotiations, idioms and more. Play the BEP Olympics Games.…

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BEN 18 – The Business of the Olympics

2012-07-29 :: www.BusinessEnglishPod.com

In this Business English News lesson, we take a look at the economic aspects of the Olympic Games. The Olympic motto ‘Citius, Altius, Fortius’ will be in full force this year as London hosts the 30th Olympic Games. However, it won’t be just the athletes trying to go ‘higher, faster, stronger’, but also companies poised [...]…

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BEP 213 – Presentations: Bringing Visuals to Life 2

2012-07-22 :: www.BusinessEnglishPod.com

In this Business English Pod lesson, we continue our look at brining your visuals to life in a presentation. Have you ever had to stare at a complicated chart and wished the presenter would just give you the main points? Or have you had someone try to explain a chart and tell you exactly what [...]…

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BEP 212 – Presentations: Bringing Visuals to Life 1

2012-07-15 :: www.BusinessEnglishPod.com

In this Business English Pod lesson, we look at how to bring your visuals to life in a presentation. We’ve all sat through some pretty boring presentations. And in those presentations, we’ve all seen complex charts and graphs that tell us either way too much or nothing at all. For the most part, visuals aren’t [...]…

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Skills 360 – How to Say No (Part 2)

2012-07-08 :: www.BusinessEnglishPod.com

The Skills 360 podcast is now available in iTunes: Free Subscription Welcome back to the Skills 360 podcast, today we’re talking about how to say “no.” That’s right, someone asks you for something or to do something, but you have to say “no”. That’s not always easy, but it’s important. Discussion Questions 1. Do you [...]…

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Skills 360 – How to Say No (Part 1)

2012-07-01 :: www.BusinessEnglishPod.com

The Skills 360 podcast is now available in iTunes: Free Subscription Why is it so difficult to say “no”? Well, of course you want to be polite, and kind, and agreeable. And if it’s your boss who is asking you for something, you may fear losing favor or opportunities. And if it’s a client or [...]…

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VV 31 – Vocabulary: Supply Chain (Part 2)

2012-06-25 :: www.BusinessEnglishPod.com

In this Video Vocab lesson, we’ll look at English vocabulary for describing some of the processes involved in managing the supply chain, such as warehousing, purchasing, and materials management. We’ll also cover more advanced concepts such as enterprise resource planning, just in time manufacturing, and quality assurance. Premium Members: Study Notes | Online Practice…

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VV 30 – Vocabulary: Supply Chain (Part 1)

2012-06-18 :: www.BusinessEnglishPod.com

In this Video Vocab lesson, we’ll look at English vocabulary for describing the basic steps in the supply chain, beginning with suppliers, who sell materials or parts to the manufacturers that assemble products. The products then go to distributors, who transport them to retailers, where they are then sold to consumers or end users. Premium [...]…

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BEN 17 – Facebook IPO: The Aftermath

2012-06-10 :: www.BusinessEnglishPod.com

In this Business English News lesson, we follow up on Facebook’s recent IPO. After a long wait, and even more hype, Facebook joined NASDAQ on May 18th; although it wasn’t all smooth sailing for Zuckerberg and friends. After opening 30 minutes late, and climbing briefly from the opening price of $38 a share; reality set [...]…

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BEP 211 – Color Idioms (Part 2)

2012-06-03 :: www.BusinessEnglishPod.com

Welcome back to Business English Pod for this lesson on English idioms. Today we’re going to be talking about English idioms related to colour. What do I mean by ‘colorful idioms’? I mean expressions that either use the word ‘color’, or mention a specific color. English is full of these expressions. We have color idioms [...]…

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BEP 210 – Color Idioms (Part 1)

2012-05-27 :: www.BusinessEnglishPod.com

In this Business English Pod lesson we’re going to look at English idioms related to colors. Every culture attaches special meaning to different colors. But different cultures attach different meanings. Take the word “red” for example. In English, when we say “in the red,” we mean in debt or operating at a loss. But to [...]…

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BEP 209 – Contract Negotiations 2: Discussing the Fine Print

2012-05-20 :: www.BusinessEnglishPod.com

This is the second part of our Business English Pod series on negotiating a contract. So, you’ve found a company you want to work with and have agreed on the major points of the deal. Now it’s time to negotiate the ‘fine print’ or the details of the contract. Even if you’ve come to terms [...]…

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BEP 208 – Contract Negotiations 1: Seeking Concessions

2012-05-13 :: www.BusinessEnglishPod.com

In this Business English Pod lesson, we’re going to look at language for negotiating a contract. As we’ll be discussing contracts, you might want to check out our Video Vocab lessons on contract law to refresh your memory. A lot of business is done with a verbal agreement and a handshake. But it doesn’t take [...]…

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Mobile Learning with Business English Pod

2012-05-06

*** Download our free Business English App for iPhone & IPad: Download from the App Store Check out the latest developments in mobile learning from Business English Pod: iPad Optimized | Desktop/HTML5 If you’re looking at these demos and saying to yourself, ‘they look pretty much the same as the normal quizzes’, that’s exactly the [...]…

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BEN 16 – The Mobile Learning Revolution

2012-05-06 :: www.BusinessEnglishPod.com

*** Download our free Business English App for iPhone & IPad: Download from the App Store Not long ago, learning was different. It occurred in a classroom furnished with just the basics – a chalkboard and chalk, textbooks, pen and paper, the students and the teacher. Now, thanks to mobile learning (or mLearning), we’re in [...]…

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360 – Negotiations 2: Making the Deal

2012-04-29 :: www.BusinessEnglishPod.com

The Skills 360 podcast is now available in iTunes: Free Subscription Welcome back to the Skills 360 podcastfor the second part of our look at getting the most out of your negotiations. Today we’re going to tackle the actual negotiation. What should you be thinking about and saying when you’re sitting down at the table [...]…

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360 – Negotiations 1: Doing your Groundwork

2012-04-22 :: www.BusinessEnglishPod.com

The Skills 360 podcast is now available in iTunes: Free Subscription Welcome back to the Skills 360 podcast for today’s lesson on getting the most out of your negotiations. Negotiation is something we all have to do on some level. You might be part of a team discussing a huge contract, or on the phone [...]…

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BEP 207 – Trade Shows 4: Closing a Deal

2012-04-15 :: www.BusinessEnglishPod.com

Welcome back to Business English Pod for today’s lesson on doing business at a trade show. If you’ve ever worked or attended a trade show, you know that there are a lot of people and companies competing for attention. And you can stand there all day having casual conversations with people but never make a [...]…

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BEP 206 – Trade Shows 3: Meeting with a Prospect

2012-04-08 :: www.BusinessEnglishPod.com

This is the third lesson in our Business English Pod series on doing business at a trade show. Trade shows are great opportunities for finding potential customers. And if you’ve got the right attitude and communication skills, you should be able to make some sales. Now, if you’ve managed to make a connection with a [...]…

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VV 29 – Finance & Economics: Bonds (Part 2)

2012-04-01 :: www.BusinessEnglishPod.com

Previously, we looked at some of the main ideas and vocabulary for bonds, including such terms as yield, coupon, and maturity. In this lesson, we’ll look at different types of bonds. And we’ll explain some of the key terms related to how bonds are priced and traded. Premium Members: Study Notes Review Quiz…

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VV 28 – Finance & Economics: Bonds (Part 1)

2012-03-26 :: www.BusinessEnglishPod.com

Bonds have been a hot topic in the news recently. But what exactly are bonds and how do they work? In this lesson, we’ll explain some of the main ideas and vocabulary, starting with key terms such as yields, coupons, and maturity. Then we’ll get into different types of bonds. And finally we’ll look at [...]…

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Business English News 15: Facebook IPO

2012-03-18 :: www.BusinessEnglishPod.com

The value of ‘likes’ and ‘tags’ grew exponentially when Facebook filed its S-1 papers last month. Facebook will launch an Initial Public Offering (IPO) in May, paving the way for 27-year old founder Mark Zuckerberg, his staff, and even a graffiti artist to become exceptionally wealthy. This month’s Business English News lesson features lots of [...]…

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Business English Games – Job Interviews Jumpshot

2012-03-11

Review key language and techniques from our recent series on language for job interviews (BEP 204 and BEP 205). This challenge has 10 questions. For each correct answer you receive 10 points. For each wrong answer you loose 5 points. Your total score at the end of the quiz is the amount of time you [...]…

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BEP 205 – Job Interviews: Switching Careers (Part 2)

2012-03-04 :: www.BusinessEnglishPod.com

This is the second of a two-part Business English Pod lesson on job interviews for when you’re changing jobs or switching careers. You can’t do the same thing for your entire life. That’s why you’ve chosen to make a change, to take your skills and experience and apply them to something new. But this comes [...]…

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BEP 204 – Job Interviews: Switching Careers (Part 1)

2012-02-26 :: www.BusinessEnglishPod.com

This is the first of a two-part Business English Pod lesson on job interviews for when you’re changing jobs or making a career shift. You’ve racked up a lot of work experience and you’re proud of your special accomplishments. And you know enough to have clear opinions about how things should be done. But it’s [...]…

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BEP 203 – Trade Shows 2: Qualifying Prospects

2012-02-19 :: www.BusinessEnglishPod.com

Welcome back to Business English Pod for today’s lesson on doing business at a trade show. If you can connect with the right people at a large event like a trade show, you can get a lot of great sales leads and maybe even close some deals. Making these connections is all about your attitude [...]…

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BEP 202 – Trade Shows 1: Engaging Potential Customers

2012-02-12 :: www.BusinessEnglishPod.com

Welcome back to Business English Pod. My name’s Atalie, and I’ll be your host for today’s lesson on working at a trade show. Trade shows can be fantastic opportunities to meet good prospects, network with others in the biz, and even close sales. But there are definite dos and don’ts about working the trade show [...]…

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BEN 14 – Battle of the Mobile Platforms

2012-02-05 :: www.BusinessEnglishPod.com

*** Download our free Business English App for iPhone & IPad: Download from the App Store The battle for smartphone supremacy has reached new heights in recent months, with industry heavyweights Apple and Google leading the charge over long-time mobile powerhouses like Research in Motion and Windows. Get the low-down on the brief, but constantly [...]…

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BEP 201 – Making the Most of Meetings (Part 2)

2012-01-29 :: www.BusinessEnglishPod.com

Welcome back to Business English Pod for the second part of making the most of your meetings. What’s the difference between a good meeting and a bad meeting? An effective meeting and one in which people talk but nothing really gets done? In many cases, the difference is in the person running the meeting. Whether [...]…

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BEP 200 – Making the Most of Meetings (Part 1)

2012-01-22 :: www.BusinessEnglishPod.com

This is the first if a two-part Business English Pod lesson on language for making the most of your meetings. Today’s lesson is officially our 200th BEP episode and this week we’ll also be rolling past 30 Million downloads. So a hearty thanks to every one of you for helping us reach this amazing milestone. [...]…

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Course Builder – Create Personalized Courses

2012-01-21

Introducing Course Builder: search, select & save lessons into your own personalized course. Course Builder is available to all premium members.…

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Skills 360 – Dealing with Problem People (Part 2)

2012-01-15 :: www.BusinessEnglishPod.com

The Skills 360 podcast is now available in iTunes: Free Subscription We’ve been looking at how to deal with problem people. These are the people in your office that drive you nuts because they’re so difficult to get along with. Last week we talked about how to deal with specific incidents. Today, we’re talking about [...]…

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Skills 360 – Dealing with Problem People (Part 1)

2012-01-08 :: www.BusinessEnglishPod.com

The Skills 360 podcast is now available in iTunes: Free Subscription The New Year is a really important time for most people. For one thing, we use it as a time for setting goals. And if you want some help doing that, be sure to check out the Skills 360 podcast on ‘achieving your goals’. [...]…

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BEP 199 – Controlling the Call (Part 2)

2011-12-11 :: www.BusinessEnglishPod.com

In this Business English Pod lesson, we’ll continue our look at language and techniques for controlling a telephone call. If you’re like most people, talking on the telephone is a basic part of work life. We talk with colleagues, customers, potential clients, suppliers, company reps… the list goes on and on. In fact, the telephone [...]…

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BEP 199 – Controlling the Call (Part 2)

2011-12-11 :: www.BusinessEnglishPod.com

In this Business English Pod lesson, we’ll continue our look at language and techniques for controlling a telephone call. If you’re like most people, talking on the telephone is a basic part of work life. We talk with colleagues, customers, potential clients, suppliers, company reps… the list goes on and on. In fact, the telephone [...]…

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BEP 198 – Controlling the Call (Part 1)

2011-12-04 :: www.BusinessEnglishPod.com

In this Business English Pod lesson, we’re going to look at language and skills for controlling a telephone call. The telephone has become an essential part of doing business, and not just for customer service representatives and receptionists. No matter what type of work you do, chances are that you spend a part of every [...]…

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BEP 198 – Controlling the Call (Part 1)

2011-12-04 :: www.BusinessEnglishPod.com

In this Business English Pod lesson, we’re going to look at language and skills for controlling a telephone call. The telephone has become an essential part of doing business, and not just for customer service representatives and receptionists. No matter what type of work you do, chances are that you spend a part of every [...]…

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BEN 13 – The Euro Crisis

2011-11-27 :: www.BusinessEnglishPod.com

Free Resources: Study Notes | Online Practice The eurozone was thrown into renewed crisis this month as EU leaders struggled to agree on new stability measures. As reported by the Guardian, “A world recession has drawn closer after the G20 summit failed to agree to fresh financial help for distressed countries and debt-ridden Italy was [...]…

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360 – Preparing for your Year-end Review

2011-11-20 :: www.BusinessEnglishPod.com

The Skills 360 podcast is now available in iTunes: Free iTunes Subscription The end of 2011 is fast approaching, and it’s the season for performance reviews and end-of-year appraisals. Few people actually look forward to sitting down with their supervisor and talking about the past year. For most, it’s quite a nerve-wracking experience. But today [...]…

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BEP 197 – Delivering Training (Part 2)

2011-11-13 :: www.BusinessEnglishPod.com

This is the second in our two-part Business English Pod lesson on delivering workplace training. Delivering training requires you to lead and control a group. This is no easy task, as you’ll know if you’ve ever done something similar such as delivering a presentation. You need to engage people, you need to make the topic [...]…

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BEP 196 – Delivering Training (Part 1)

2011-11-06 :: www.BusinessEnglishPod.com

This is the first of a two-part Business English Pod lesson on delivering workplace training. At some point in our work, we all have to teach others how to do something or explain a certain topic. So how can we do this effectively? How can you make sure that the participants are following what you [...]…

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VV 27 – Legal Vocabulary: Contract Law (Part 2)

2011-10-31 :: www.BusinessEnglishPod.com

This episode of Video Vocab is the second of our two-part series on vocabulary related to contract law. In our last episode, we looked at some of the basic principles of contracts. Today, we’ll focus on specific terms and language found in contracts. Premium Members: Study Notes | Online Practice…

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VV 26 – Legal Vocabulary: Contract Law (Part 1)

2011-10-24 :: www.BusinessEnglishPod.com

This episode of Video Vocab is the first of our two-part series on vocabulary related to business contracts. In this lesson, we’ll look at the key principles behind contracts and contract law. Premium Members: Study Notes | Online Practice…

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Business English News 12 – Steve Jobs Tribute

2011-10-16 :: www.BusinessEnglishPod.com

Free Resources: Study Notes | Online Practice Business English News is a new show on Business English Pod about current events, especially things happening in the business news. As a company built and run on Mac computers, and with an audience that mainly uses Apple products to listen to our podcasts, it’s only fitting that [...]…

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BEP 195 – Small Talk before a Meeting 2

2011-10-09 :: www.BusinessEnglishPod.com

This is the second of our two-part Business English Pod lesson on small talk, or casual conversation, in business situations. Imagine you’re sitting in a room with several co-workers. You’re waiting for a meeting to start. Does silence feel comfortable? Probably not. You should be talking. But about what? Well, this is where the art [...]…

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BEP 194 – Small Talk before a Meeting 1

2011-10-02 :: www.BusinessEnglishPod.com

Welcome back to Business English Pod for the first in our two-part series on small talk before a meeting. This is a situation you’ve probably experienced countless times: you arrive for a meeting 10 minutes early. There are several people already there. You say hello and then… what do you talk about? What do you [...]…

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360 – Making the Most of Personal Learning 2

2011-09-25 :: www.BusinessEnglishPod.com

Welcome back to the Skills 360 podcast. The Skills 360 Podcast is now available in iTunes: Free iTunes Subscription In this lesson, we’re going to look at some more tips and ideas for making the most of your personal learning. Last week, we looked at setting yourself up with a system of personal learning. Today, [...]…

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360 – Making the Most of Personal Learning 1

2011-09-18 :: www.BusinessEnglishPod.com

Welcome back to the Skills 360 podcast. The Skills 360 Podcast is now available in iTunes: Free iTunes Subscription We’ve got a great lesson today on making the most of personal learning. We’ll start by looking at setting SMART goals and personalizing your studies with a personal learning plan. We’ll also look at how you [...]…

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BEP 193 – English Idioms: Time Idioms (Part 2)

2011-09-04 :: www.BusinessEnglishPod.com

This is the second of our two-part Business English Pod series on idioms related to time. Time is a very precious resource. And for this reason, time management is a very important issue at work and in business. We’re always thinking about how to better manage our time, get our work done, juggle deadlines, arrange [...]…

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BEP 192 – English Idioms: Time Idioms (Part 1)

2011-08-28 :: www.BusinessEnglishPod.com

Welcome back to Business English Pod. In this lesson, we’re going to take a look at idioms related to time. At work and in business, time is always a concern. We rush to get to the office “on time,” we work hard to finish projects “in time” and we sometimes have to work “overtime” to [...]…

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BEP 191 – Getting Your Ideas Across in Meetings 3

2011-07-31 :: www.BusinessEnglishPod.com

This is the third and final part of our Business English Pod series on getting your ideas across in meetings. Meetings are a great opportunity to get your ideas across and influence other people. But doing that is no easy task. You need the right combination of tact, frankness, confidence, and humility. And you need [...]…

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BEP 190 – Getting Your Ideas Across in Meetings 2

2011-07-17 :: www.BusinessEnglishPod.com

This Business English Pod lesson is the second of our three-part series on expressing your ideas clearly and tactfully in meetings. Meetings are a great opportunity to present your ideas and become engaged in the decision-making process. Meetings often involve open-ended discussion among different types of people. For this reason, there is no easy formula [...]…

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BEP 189 – Getting Your Ideas Across in Meetings 1

2011-07-03 :: www.BusinessEnglishPod.com

This is the first in a three-part Business English Pod series on getting your ideas across in meetings. Meetings are an important part of most people’s jobs. And doing well in meetings requires very effective communication skills. You need to make sure you are getting your ideas across clearly with the right amount of subtlety [...]…

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Skills 360 – Telephone Tips (Part 2)

2011-06-26 :: www.BusinessEnglishPod.com

Welcome back to the Skills 360 podcast. Communicating effectively on the phone is an essential skill. And whether you’re talking to a client, a colleague, a supplier, your boss, or a bicycle courier, you need to make sure your purpose and the information is clear. Last week, we focused on your telephone attitude. Today, we’ll [...]…

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Skills 360 – Telephone Tips (Part 1)

2011-06-19 :: www.BusinessEnglishPod.com

Welcome back to the Skills 360 podcast. Today, we’re going to take a look at an activity we do every day: talking on the telephone. We’ll look at how to start the call off on the right note by using a positive attitude, smiling over the phone, being polite, and speaking clearly. Discussion Questions 1. [...]…

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BEP 188 – Socializing: Hosting a Dinner Party 2

2011-06-12 :: www.BusinessEnglishPod.com

This is the second in a two-part Business English Pod lesson on hosting visitors. Today, we’re going to look at drawing the evening to a close. Hosting visitors is a great way to get to know the people you do business with. Sharing a meal and drinks in someone’s home can really help strengthen a [...]…

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BEP 187 – Socializing: Hosting a Dinner Party 1

2011-06-05 :: www.BusinessEnglishPod.com

This is the first in a two-part Business English Pod lesson on hosting a dinner party for overseas visitors. Have you ever had the good fortune to be invited to someone’s home during a business trip? Perhaps it was a client or a prospective client. Maybe it was a colleague or potential business partner. And [...]…

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VV 25 – IT Vocabulary: Internet Technologies 2

2011-05-30 :: www.BusinessEnglishPod.com

This Video Vocab lesson is the second of our two-part series on Business English vocabulary related to Internet technologies. In our last episode, we looked at the basic tools and concepts behind Web 2.0. In this lesson, we’ll focus on the programming of websites and web-based applications. Premium Members: Study Notes | Online Practice…

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VV 24 – IT Vocabulary: Internet Technologies 1

2011-05-23 :: www.BusinessEnglishPod.com

This Video Vocab lesson is the first of a two-part series on Business English vocabulary related to Internet technologies. In part one, we’ll have a look at some of the basic tools and concepts that allow the Internet to function. Premium Members: Study Notes | Online Practice…

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BEP 186 – Air Travel: Connecting Flights

2011-05-15 :: www.BusinessEnglishPod.com

Welcome back to Business English Pod as we continue to look at the language and vocabulary of air travel. Air travel relies on a very complex system of scheduling. Unfortunately, that means that travel plans don’t always work perfectly. The possibility of problems goes up whenever you have one or more connecting flights. What if [...]…

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BEP 185 – Air Travel: Checking In to a Flight

2011-05-08 :: www.BusinessEnglishPod.com

In today’s Business English Pod lesson, we’re going to look at language and vocabulary related to air travel, particularly checking in to your flight at the airport. You’ve probably been in this situation before. You are taking a trip, either for business or pleasure, and you’ve already reserved your ticket. It’s the day of your [...]…

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Skills 360 – Selling your Ideas (Part 2)

2011-04-24 :: www.BusinessEnglishPod.com

Welcome back to the Business Skills 360 podcast. In this lesson, we’ll look at some more tips and techniques for selling your ideas. Now, you know your ideas are good, but how do others? You need to make them think or even just feel that they are good. Last week, we looked at some techniques [...]…

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Skills 360 – Selling your Ideas (Part 1)

2011-04-17 :: www.BusinessEnglishPod.com

Welcome back to the Business Skills 360 podcast. In this lesson, we’re going to take a look at how to ‘sell’ your ideas and be persuasive. You may be full of great ideas, but exactly how do you get people to buy into them? How do you get people on board with your brilliant plans? [...]…

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BEP 184 – Discussing Training Plans (Part 2)

2011-04-10 :: www.BusinessEnglishPod.com

This is the second part of our Business English Pod series on training and development vocabulary and collocations. Good training is crucial for any company, big or small. How can we expect people to do a good job if they don’t have the right knowledge, skills, and tools? Providing employees with these tools is a [...]…

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BEP 183 – Discussing Training Plans (Part 1)

2011-04-03 :: www.BusinessEnglishPod.com

In this Business English vocabulary lesson, we’ll take a look at some common collocations related to some of the different approaches to training and training programs. Training is one of the most important investments a company will make. Poor training can lead to poor performance, inefficiency, employee dissatisfaction, and a range of other problems. Good [...]…

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BEP 182 – Handling a Crisis 4: Moving Forward

2011-03-27 :: www.BusinessEnglishPod.com

This Business English Pod lesson is the final part in our series on handling a crisis. We’ll see how to start moving forward after the first phase of a crisis has passed. A crisis is a stressful situation. People are under pressure and meetings or conversations can be tense. But if everyone maintains the same [...]…

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BEP 181 – Handling a Crisis 3: Gaining Perspective

2011-03-20 :: www.BusinessEnglishPod.com

This is the third in our Business English Pod series on handling a crisis. In the first part of a crisis, there may be a lot of confusion and activity. But if you make it through that part okay, what comes next? At a certain point after the critical phase, people will come together to [...]…

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Skills 360 – Diplomatic and Direct Language

2011-03-13 :: www.BusinessEnglishPod.com

「東北地方太平洋沖地震」により被害に遭われた方々へ、心よりお見舞いを申し上げるとともに、一日も早い復旧をお祈りいたします。 In this Business Skills 360 lesson we take a look at the language we use in a crisis. In our last two lessons (BEP 179 and BEP 180), we listened to a team dealing with a serious crisis: an accident at a factory. You probably noticed how some of the people are quite careful [...]…

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BEP 180 – Handling a Crisis 2: Strategizing

2011-03-06 :: www.BusinessEnglishPod.com

In this Business English Pod lesson, we’ll see how important it is to strategize and plan when you’re handling a crisis. Any crisis is a test of business strength. To be more specific, it’s a test of people in business. There’s nothing like a crisis to show us who can handle the pressure and who [...]…

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BEP 179 – Handling a Crisis 1: Taking Control

2011-02-27 :: www.BusinessEnglishPod.com

This is the first in a series of Business English lessons on handling a crisis. Imagine this: it’s four o’clock in the morning and you’re sound asleep. The phone rings. It’s one of your managers. There’s been a terrible accident! What do you do? What do you say? At some point in your career, you [...]…

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BEP 69 B – Telephoning: Taking a Message

2010-11-21
Length: 15m 30s

Welcome back to Business English Pod. This is the second part of our look at answering the phone and taking a message. In this lesson, we’ll focus on taking a message. Today’s lesson is also featured in our new eBook: Business English for Telephonin[...]…

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BEP 69 A – Telephoning: Answering a Call

2010-11-14
Length: 15m 41s

In this Business English Pod episode, we’re going to take another look at one of our most popular and important podcasts. Today we’re talking about using the telephone. This is something we all do, but we don’t all do well. Today’s lesson is also fe[...]…

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BEP 174 – Meetings: Considering a Proposal (Part 2)

2010-11-07
Length: 17m 2s

This is the second in a two-part Business English Pod series about an internal meeting to consider a proposal. As we saw in the last episode, this type of meeting can be similar to a negotiation. People with different opinions sit around the table a[...]…

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BEP 173 – Meetings: Considering a Proposal (Part 1)

2010-10-31
Length: 21m 29s

This is the first of a two-part Business English Pod series on an internal meeting to consider a proposal. This lesson follows on from our recent three-part series on meeting with an external vendor (BEP 170 – 172). Meeting to discuss a propos[...]…

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Business Skills 360 – Achieving Your Goals (Part 2)

2010-10-24
Length: 5m 20s

Free Resources: Transcript | Vocabulary & Quiz Welcome back Business Skills 360 for the second part of our series on achieving your goals. In this episode, we’re going to talk about how to maintain your focus and motivation while you[...]…

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Business Skills 360 – Achieving Your Goals (Part 1)

2010-10-17
Length: 5m 34s

Free Resources: Transcript | Vocabulary & Quiz Welcome back Business Skills 360 for the first part of our series on achieving your goals. In this ...…

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BEP 172 – Meeting with a Vendor (Part 3)

2010-10-10
Length: 18m 21s

This is the third of a three-part Business English Pod series on discussing a proposal with a vendor. Meeting with a vendor to discuss a proposal ...…

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BEP 171 – Meeting with a Vendor (Part 2)

2010-10-03
Length: 19m 18s

This is the second of a three-part Business English Pod series about meeting with a vendor to discuss a proposal. As we discussed last time, meeting ...…

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BEP 170 – Meeting with a Vendor (Part 1)

2010-09-26
Length: 20m 18s

This is the first of a three-part Business English Pod lesson about meeting with a vendor, or potential supplier. When you meet with a vendor ...…

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VV 21 – Project Management: The Planning Process 2

2010-09-20
Length: 9m 52s

Welcome back to www.VideoVocab.TV. This is the second of a two-part series on the planning process. In this lesson, we'll examine the implementation and ...…

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VV 20 – Project Management: The Planning Process 1

2010-09-13
Length: 10m 55s

Welcome back to www.VideoVocab.TV. This is the first of a two-part series on the planning process. In this episode, we’ll focus on the beginning ...…

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Business English Games: Job Interviews Boot Camp

2010-09-05
Length: 1s

Review your progress with two new Business English games on job interviews from Business English Pod. FREE Game: Job Interview Tips Bootcamp Members & Free Trial: BEP 167 ...…

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Skills 360 – Networking Skills (Part 2)

2010-08-29
Length: 5m 58s

Free Resources: Transcript | Vocabulary & Quiz Welcome back Business Skills 360 for the second part of our look at networking skills. In this episode, ...…

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Skills 360 – Networking Skills (Part 1)

2010-08-22
Length: 5m 27s

Free Resources: Transcript | Vocabulary & Quiz Welcome back to Business Skills 360 - the podcast that looks at the other side of Business English. Today's ...…

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BEP 17 (Redux) – Presenting an Argument (Part 2)

2010-08-11
Length: 1s

This is the second of a two-part Business English Pod series on presenting an argument. This podcast is one of the most popular as voted ...…

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BEP 17 (Redux) – Presenting an Argument (Part 1)

2010-08-01
Length: 19m 47s

It’s our 4th anniversary and to celebrate, we're bringing back one of our most popular podcasts as voted for by you, the listeners.  We've freshened ...…

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BE360 – Tips for your First Job Interview: Difficult Questions

2010-07-29
Length: 5m 6s

Welcome back to Business Skills 360 - the podcast that looks at the other side of Business English. This is the fourth and final part in ...…

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BEP 169 ADV – Interviewing for your First Job (Part 3)

2010-07-25
Length: 20m 37s

Welcome back to Business English Pod. My name's Edwin and I'll be your host for this episode, the last of a three-part series on ...…

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BE360 – Tips for your First Job Interview: Research

2010-07-22
Length: 5m 12s

Welcome back to Business Skills 360 - the podcast that looks at the other side of Business English. This is the third part in our 360 ...…

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BEP 168 ADV – Interviewing for your First Job (Part 2)

2010-07-18
Length: 24m 22s

This is the second of a three-part Business English Pod series about interviewing for your first job. Interviewing for a job is a lot like ...…

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BE360 – Tips for your First Job Interview: Attitude

2010-07-15
Length: 5m 0s

Welcome back to Business Skills 360 - the podcast that looks at the other side of Business English. Today’s show is the second in our series ...…

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BEP 167 ADV – Interviewing for your First Job (Part 1)

2010-07-11
Length: 22m 53s

This Business English Pod lesson is the first in a three-part series on first job interviews. Job interviews can make anyone nervous. After all, you ...…

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BE360 – Tips for your First Job Interview: Experience

2010-07-04
Length: 6m 6s

Today, we're launching a new podcast: Business Skills 360. Free Resources: Transcript | Game & Quiz Business Skills 360 will focus on the soft skills essential ...…

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BEP 166 INT – Administrative Assistant (Part 2)

2010-06-27
Length: 19m 23s

This is the second in a two-part Business English Pod series on administrative assistants, their jobs, and related vocabulary and collocations. Collocations are a challenge for ...…

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BEP 165 INT – Administrative Assistant (Part 1)

2010-06-20
Length: 18m 14s

This is the first in a two-part Business English Pod series on the work of administrative assistants. We’ll be looking at vocabulary and collocations related ...…

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World Cup English Soccer Idioms Game for ESL

2010-06-13
Length: 1m 1s

Get your English football idioms in shape with this quick workout. World Cup 2010 has begun! Test your skills with the English Football Idioms we ...…

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BEP 164 – Football and Soccer Idioms (Part 2)

2010-06-06
Length: 19m 59s

This is the second in a two-part Business English Pod lesson on football and soccer idioms. The World Cup kicks off in just a few days. ...…

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BEP 163 – Football and Soccer Idioms (Part 1)

2010-05-30
Length: 21m 27s

This Business English Pod lesson is the first in a two-part series on idioms that come from football, or soccer. It’s almost time for the World ...…

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BEP 162 INT – Dealing with Customers on the Phone (Part 2)

2010-05-23
Length: 16m 52s

This Business English Pod lesson is the second of a two-part series on telephone skills and dealing with customers on the phone. When you're helping a ...…

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BEP 161 INT – Dealing with Customers on the Phone (Part 1)

2010-05-16
Length: 18m 4s

This is the first in a two-part Business English Pod lesson on dealing with telephone inquiries. It's natural to feel a little nervous when answering questions ...…

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BEP 160 INT – Talking about your Company

2010-05-09
Length: 18m 3s

This is the second of a two-part Business English Pod series on talking about your job and company. What can you say about your company? ...…

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BEP 159 INT – Talking about your Job

2010-05-02
Length: 19m 11s

This is the first in a two-part Business English lesson on talking about your job and company. The way you talk about your job gives clues ...…

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Revised eBook – Presenting for Success for Business English

2010-04-25
Length: 1m 1s

This is a preview of our revised e-Book for business presentations: Presenting for Success: Business English Presentations. Business English Pod e-Books enable you to learn on ...…

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BEP 101e – Presentations: Introducing your Presentation

2010-04-25
Length: 12m 47s

Making your Introduction is a preview of our upcoming audio / ebook on presentations skills and language. In this first chapter we take a look ...…

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BEP 158 INT – Dealing with an Angry Caller (Part 2)

2010-04-18
Length: 21m 22s

This is the second of a two-part usiness English Pod series on dealing with angry callers on the phone. We hope that all of our customers ...…

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BEP 157 INT – Dealing with an Angry Caller (Part 1)

2010-04-11
Length: 16m 21s

This is the first of a two-part Business English Pod series on dealing with an angry caller on the phone. We've all dealt with angry people ...…

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VV 19 – Marketing Vocabulary: Branding (Part 2)

2010-04-06
Length: 10m 30s

In today's ESL video Vocab lesson is the second of a two-part series on Business English vocabulary related to marketing and branding. In the last ...…

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VV 18 – Marketing Vocabulary: Branding (Part 1)

2010-03-28
Length: 11m 5s

Today's episode is the first of a two-part Video Vocab series on business vocabulary related to marketing and branding. In part one, we’ll focus ...…

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BEP 156 INT – Socializing: Networking (Part 2)

2010-03-14
Length: 15m 55s

This is the second of a two-part Business English Pod lesson on business networking. Networking is all about people and connections. You never know when ...…

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BEP 155 INT – Socializing: Networking (Part 1)

2010-03-07
Length: 15m 37s

This is the first of a two-part Business English Pod series on networking. In business, so much depends on who you know. A network is ...…

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Get Motivated with Business English Games for ESL

2010-02-28
Length: 1m 1s

Check your knowledge of English motivational quotations and review your progress on BEP 153 & 154 with two new Flash games from Business English Pod. FREE ...…

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BEP 154 ADV – Motivating Your Team (Part 2)

2010-02-21
Length: 18m 4s

This is the second in a two-part Business English Pod series on motivating your team. There are many strategies you can use to motivate people. ...…

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BEP 153 ADV – Motivating your Team (Part 1)

2010-02-14
Length: 17m 36s

This is the the first of a two-part Business English Pod series on motivating your team. Motivation is an important force in business. Much of ...…

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BEP 152 ADV – Giving Bad News: Layoffs (Part 2)

2010-02-07
Length: 15m 35s

This is the second of a two-part Business English Pod series on giving bad news and and discussing layoffs. When employees are laid off, they usually ...…

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BEP 151 ADV – Giving Bad News: Layoffs (Part 1)

2010-01-31
Length: 17m 39s

This is the first of a two-part Business English Pod series on giving bad news and layoffs. If a person gets "laid off", it means ...…

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BEP 150 ADV – Working in Multicultural Teams (Part 2)

2010-01-24
Length: 21m 23s

This is the the second of a two-part Business English Pod series on working in multicultural teams. These days, working with people from different cultures is ...…

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BEP 176 – English Idioms: Gambling Idioms (Part 2)

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Welcome back to Business English Pod for the second episode of our two-part series on English gambling idioms. Any time we take a risk with money, we’re gambling. Whether it’s a card game, a horse race, or a game of dice, we bet money in the h…

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BEP 175 – English Idioms: Gambling Idioms (Part 1)

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This is the first in a two-part Business English Pod series on idioms related to gambling. As gambling involves money and risk, it’s not surprising that we use gambling idioms in business. The verb “gamble” itself is very common. We often talk a…

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Business English for Telephoning eBook

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This is a preview of our new e-Book for working on the telephone in English: Business English for Telephoning Business English Pod e-Books enable you to learn on the go with MP3 audio lessons and the detailed PDF study guides, including a full transcript …

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VV 23 – Risk Management Vocabulary (Part 2)

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This episode of Video Vocab is the second of our two-part series on vocabulary related to risk management. In our previous lesson, we took a general look at risk management. Today, we’ll focus on the process of risk management planning. Premium Members:…

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VV 22 – Risk Management Vocabulary (Part 1)

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This episode of Video Vocab is the first of a two-part series on Business English vocabulary related to risk management. In this lesson, we’ll take a look at risk management in the business world. Video Vocab Ovi (Nokia) App now available: Free download…

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BEP 178 – Presentations: Making an Impact (Part 2)

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This is the second in a two-part usiness English Pod series about adding impact to your presentations. Nobody likes a long and boring presentation. In fact, a long and boring presentation can do a lot of damage. People might actually feel less convinced o…

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BEP 177 – Presentations: Making an Impact (Part 1)

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This is the first in a two-part Business English Pod series about adding impact to your presentations. We’ve all sat through boring presentations before. And we’ve all worried during our own presentations that others might be feeling that way. So what…

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Skills 360 – Tips for Successful Presentations 2

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Welcome back Business Skills 360 – the podcast that looks at the other side of Business English. This is the second part of our series on effective presentations. Last week, we talked about keeping it short, simple, engaging, and real. Much of that …

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Skills 360 – Tips for Successful Presentations 1

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Welcome back Business Skills 360. We’re going to kick off the New Year with some tips for making your presentations more effective and relevant. A good presentation is one that connects to your audience with a clear, organized message that can be easily…

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