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In this lesson you’ll learn words and phrases you can use while in a sales meeting.
Hello there! How’s it going? Have you ever been to a sales meeting at work? I’m sure some of you have. Effective communication helps you make your point in a sales meeting. Even if you’re there just to observe it, there’s a lot you can learn by listening. This lesson will let you listen to some conversations about a sales meeting.
Let’s get started then!
When Is the Meeting?
Alice: We're having a sales meeting tomorrow. Can you make it?
Kevin: At what time?
Alice: It should be at 10 o'clock. Is that OK?
Kevin: Yes, that'll be fine.
Alice: We're going to go over some suggestions to improve communication with customers.
Kevin: Good. I have some suggestions I’d like to make.
Alice: Frank is also going to make some suggestions on improving sales in China.
Kevin: That'll be interesting. He's got keen insights.
Alice: Yes, he's going to outline some new sales strategies.
Kevin: Is Alan attending?
Alice: No, he's flying to San Francisco and won't be able to make it.
Opening the Meeting.
Chairman: I'd like to open today's meeting. Does everyone have a copy of the agenda? Kevin, you first.
Kevin: Thank you, Sir. I'll quickly go over the main points of our last meeting. I suggest each one of us give a little background on the research we’ve done on the suggestions discussed last week.
Chairman: You'll find most of the information outlined in the summary documents in front of you.
Kevin: These figures are interesting. It's clear to me that customer communications are not as effective as they could be.
Chairman: True, our marketing efforts really haven't been effective to date.
Kevin: I suggest we break up into groups and discuss how we can improve our message.
Chairman: That’s a good idea. Let’s do that and meet back together again in 20 minutes so that we can continue and complete today’s agenda.
Selling a Product.
John: So, Lesley. Show us how you would describe your product.
Lesley: My product is called ‘Mr. & Mrs. photo frame’. Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life, and it's a day you'll remember forever!
Lesley: Make sure you frame your wedding photographs in nothing but the best. Look no further than our gorgeous "Mr. & Mrs." photo frame!
John: Hmmm. Nice!
Lesley: Its design is modern. This is a frame that will stand out! It is made only from the highest quality materials, and it is beautifully decorated.
John: Okay, not bad.
Lesley: Bring a touch of personality to your home or office, or send a gift your friend's way! Order now!
John: I like your product a lot. And I like the way you promoted it.
Lesley: Thank you, Sir.