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第十集:The brainstorm 公司的创意会议

Episode 190111 / 11 Jan 2019

本集内容简介

今天 Tip Top 贸易公司正在开创意会,为了推出新产品:仿真柠檬。“头脑风暴” 会议开了一半,安娜和 Denise 相持不同的意见。安娜该如何正确地、礼貌地表达不同的意见呢?跟随本集视频内容,学习有关表达不同意见的短语。

听力挑战 – 问题

安娜建议给本月订 Imperial Lemon 皇家仿真柠檬产品的客户们多少折扣?

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Narrator   
欢迎回来!Tip Top 贸易公司的团队正在准备推出他们最新的产品:革命性的仿真柠檬。他们正在进行集体性、创造性的思维法,希望能够成功地推出这款新柠檬。

Tom             
But it needs to be bright!

Anna             
This is much more exciting.

Denise          
But having three colours would work better.

Narrator     
呜,这么吵,都在争来争去。安娜的词汇量这次可受到挑战了。

Paul             
Right, I'm taking the final decision: the colour scheme will be green and yellow, so that's that. Now, the first presentation will be to er, Mr, er, Slime.

Anna             
Mr Lime.

Paul              
Oh, er, Mr Lime - that bit of biscuit looked like an 's' – Mr Lime, thank you Annabel.

Anna             
Anna.

Paul                           
Mr Lime and his team at Citrus Ventures. Ideas please!

Anna                         
Why don't we offer Citrus Ventures a special opening offer: 20% off Imperial Lemon orders made this month.

Paul                         
Hmm...

Anna                         
We could even do that for all our regular clients.

Denise         
That would be a big risk.

Anna                         
No.

Denise         
If we do that once, all our clients will start asking for 20% off everything.

Anna                         
No, I disagree.

Denise         
We'll be bankrupt!

Anna             
No, you’re wrong.

Narrator     
Er - 安娜,你可得小心点了,你这么说不同意 Denise 的观点,可能不是最好的表达方式。

Anna             
I'm so frustrated! I can't think of the right words.

Narrator     
嗯,我们试试其它的表达方式吧,比如说 “我不是很确认这个观点”。然后呢,你可以给你的依据。也就是说:Well, I’m not so sure about that... 我不是很确认这个观点。                   

或者呢,“用 but 不过” 来作为你回答的开始。或者,你还可以更客气地说:I see your point, but actually I think … 嗯,我知道了你的观点,不过我个人认为呢…… 

Anna             
I'll try.

Narrator               
Be polite 还有就是千万不要给别人你很凶的感觉, 而且呢,说话要给出理由。不然你可就又得罪了 Denise 了。 

Anna                         
OK. Well, I’m not so sure about that. I think it will improve our sales of lemons and make our clients happy. Happy clients will come back to buy more.

Paul                           
Yes, that's a good point Annabe - Anna.

Tom                         
But 20% is a lot – maybe 5% would be better.          

Anna                         
But if we're going to make a special offer, we should make it so good that everyone will say yes!

Denise          
But people might think there's something wrong with our lemons and that we're desperate to get rid of them.

Anna                      
I see your point, but, if we explain this is just a special offer for special clients, they'll understand.

Paul                           
I like that idea. Good: 20% off for all regular clients just for this month. Anna, you'll be making the presentation to Citrus Ventures, so make sure you include that offer. 

Anna                       
Yes.

Paul               
Right, next, what photos do we have of the lemons...?

Narrator                  
在工作的时候,碰到需要告诉别人你有不同观点的时候呢,说话要讲技巧。安娜最终是过关了。她用了一个很短的词语来开始她的答复:

But... 

然后用了一些其它的短语:

I’m not so sure about that......
I see your point, but actually I think...

接下来面对安娜的挑战是面对 Citrus Ventures 做一个讲演,那会怎么样呢?我们下次再继续听。

Anna                        
I've got to do a good job but it's going to take me ages. Oh well, I had better get started otherwise I'm going to be here all night!

听力挑战 – 答案

安娜建议给本月订 Imperial Lemon 皇家仿真柠檬产品的客户们多少折扣?

20%的折扣。

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