Networking|Pre-Int|1. Are you ready?

Read the words and their definitions

 

Hello

1. negotiation — the process of discussing something with someone in order to reach an agreement with them

2. a business trip — a journey taken for business purposes

3. networking — the process of meeting and talking to a lot of people, esp. in order to get information that can help you


Look at the pictures and write the appropriate words


Listen the recording and choose the best answer

Going to places and talking to strangers? Ugh, no thanks.

Watch the video and complete the sentences with the correct names

VIRGINIA LYDIA JORDAN

VIRGINIA: As you know, we don’t have enough clients to reach this year’s KPI. I’ve checked with my personal contacts. None of them can be our client.
LYDIA: Same.
JORDAN: My friend’s a beauty blogger. But we’ll have to pay her to work together. She has 500,000 followers!
VIRGINIA: We need more than one client anyway—
LYDIA: I don’t meet that many people in general. Maybe Ed knows more? He goes to conferences and interacts with people all the time!
VIRGINIA: No, I’ve asked. He only networks with people to keep up to date with trends.
JORDAN: That’s exactly what we need to promote our business. Networking!
LYDIA: Going to places and talking to strangers? Ugh, no, thanks.
JORDAN: They’re not strangers, they are the people who share something in common with you. They want to connect with possible partners or find new ideas.
VIRGINIA: Actually, the first rule of networking is to help others, not yourself. If you put people in touch, they’ll want to help you in the future.
JORDAN: Yeah, okay— that, too— but what I’m saying is, let’s find someone who can both network and build us a new client base. I suggest Ed. Since he’s not here.
LYDIA: I agree!
VIRGINIA: Ed’s sick, remember? He’s got some terrible cold or whatever. And I have a flight to catch.
JORDAN: What?!
VIRGINIA: Well, I’m going on holiday—
JORDAN: Wait, what?
VIRGINIA: We discussed my vacation, Jordan! I’m off for the summer! And when I get back, we’re going to have tons of clients! Clients that you two will find! Because you are AMAZING! Byee!


Watch the video and choose the correct answers

VIRGINIA LYDIA JORDAN

VIRGINIA: As you know, we don’t have enough clients to reach this year’s KPI. I’ve checked with my personal contacts. None of them can be our client.
LYDIA: Same.
JORDAN: My friend’s a beauty blogger. But we’ll have to pay her to work together. She has 500,000 followers!
VIRGINIA: We need more than one client anyway—
LYDIA: I don’t meet that many people in general. Maybe Ed knows more? He goes to conferences and interacts with people all the time!
VIRGINIA: No, I’ve asked. He only networks with people to keep up to date with trends.
JORDAN: That’s exactly what we need to promote our business. Networking!
LYDIA: Going to places and talking to strangers? Ugh, no, thanks.
JORDAN: They’re not strangers, they are the people who share something in common with you. They want to connect with possible partners or find new ideas.
VIRGINIA: Actually, the first rule of networking is to help others, not yourself. If you put people in touch, they’ll want to help you in the future.
JORDAN: Yeah, okay— that, too— but what I’m saying is, let’s find someone who can both network and build us a new client base. I suggest Ed. Since he’s not here.
LYDIA: I agree!
VIRGINIA: Ed’s sick, remember? He’s got some terrible cold or whatever. And I have a flight to catch.
JORDAN: What?!
VIRGINIA: Well, I’m going on holiday—
JORDAN: Wait, what?
VIRGINIA: We discussed my vacation, Jordan! I’m off for the summer! And when I get back, we’re going to have tons of clients! Clients that you two will find! Because you are AMAZING! Byee!



Listen the recordings and match the sentences you hear with their meaning

Write only the number of the correct variant in the gaps

1. He goes to conferences and talks to people.

2. We need networking to get more clients.

3. They want to find possible partmers and new ideas.

4. If you help people meet, they will want to help you in the future.

5. He talks to people to know all about trends.

Match the words with their definitions

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Complete the questions and answers with the words learnt in the lesson

Match the actions and the reasons to network

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1. keeping up to date with trends 2. promoting business 3. building relationship for the future

Tick the correct things according to the category

Writing, write, homework

Watch the video and put the networking places in the order people post them on Facebook


Watch the video again and mark the sentences true or false


Complete the sentences with the words learnt in the lesson

homework

Read the text and choose the correct answer

Advice, laptop, write

One day from Lydia’s diary

I’ll have to look for a new job soon. We have no clients and we’ve just spent the only money our agency had to buy a business conference pass for Jordan and me. Our only chance is to network and find new clients. Me! Networking! Ha ha. Not really funny. What will I wear to make a good impression? Something white or navy blue for sure … Or purple? I should take promotional material about XYZ and oh … We’ll have to exchange business cards. Do people still do that? What will I say? I need to calm my nerves before I go there. Ah, I’ll write an introduction and rehearse it! And I’ll find a list of participants and search for them on social media. I can do that! I think …

  • Get ready
  • XYZ and networking
  • Why network?
  • Think before networking
  • Why network?
  • Intro
  • Where?
  • Where?
  • What type of networker are you?
  • Before you network
  • Homework 1
  • Where?
  • Where?
  • What type of networker are you?
  • Before you network
  1. 1. Networking|Pre-Int|1. Are you ready?
  2. 2. Networking|Pre-Int|2. Opening a conversation
  3. 3. Networking|Pre-Int|3. Talking about professional
  4. 4. Networking|Pre-Int|4. Talking about personal
  5. 5. Networking|Pre-Int|5. Being a good listener
  6. 6. Networking|Pre-Int|6. Mid-course test
  7. 7. Networking|Pre-Int|7. Managing a conversation
  8. 8. Networking|Pre-Int|8. To discuss or not to discuss?
  9. 9. Networking|Pre-Int|9. Dealing with bad networking
  10. 10. Networking|Pre-Int|10. Following up
  11. 11. Networking|Pre-Int|11. Using social networks
  12. 12. Networking|Pre-Int|12. Final Quiz