Manage episode 335959526 series 2653844
In this episode, Christina and Kristina talk about:
- how to improve your emails
- how to make small talk
- how to improve your business meetings
The extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast):
- a heads up = an advance warning of something
- to go back = to return
- menacing = suggesting the presence of danger; threatening
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Hi, everybody. I hope you are well into your summer vacation, and maybe you're listening to this podcast on the beach, or out in the mountains, or maybe just in your office and maybe there's a lot of people on vacation and you can actually work on things now. Anyway, I hope you're all having a lovely, lovely almost August. Anyway, Kristina, how are you doing today?
I'm doing pretty good. How are you?
Doing well. Doing well. So for just a heads up for you guys, for the next couple of weeks, since it's the summer, we're taking a little bit of a break, slowing down a bit. And that means that the podcasts and the videos for the next three weeks are going to be review lessons where we go back and we revisit some of the things from the past year. And today it's about essential business practices in English. And I guess, Kristina, what would be maybe the first, I guess, essential business practice that you would like to share with us?
Well, there's a lot. There's a whole lot which we always talk about in FFCC. But one that I can think of is when you're writing an email. At the end, so many times, maybe in different languages, it's like, "Oh, I wait for your response." But in English, the best thing to say is, "I look forward to your response," "I look forward to hearing from you," "I look forward to meeting with you." Any of that is all fine.
Right, yeah. Just, "I look forward to..." whatever is coming in the future instead of like, "I wait for..." Which, I don't know, it almost sounds kind of menacing, like the person is sitting at their email box, saying, "Respond, respond, respond. Why haven't you responded to me?"
"I'm waiting for you!"