Networking|Pre-Int|3. Talking about professional

Watch the video and complete the sentences

LYDIA PETER FROM VW

LYDIA: What brings you here?
PETER FROM VW: Well, the food is great! And some speakers were not complete idiots. I’m Peter from Volkswagen. And you?
LYDIA: Lydia. Nice to meet you. I’m a media planner at XYZ, it’s uhm— an advertising agency.
PETER FROM VW: Media planner? Sounds interesting. So, what do you do?
LYDIA: I, uhm— I’m in charge of choosing the best media channels for our promotional campaigns.
PETER FROM VW: Sounds like you have an interesting job. What are you currently working on?
LYDIA: I’m currently working on— our next big project! I can’t give details now but it looks promising.
PETER FROM VW: Wow, so what exactly do you do? If that’s not a secret, of course.
LYDIA: I’m currently developing a new strategy we can use for upcoming projects as well. Become our client if you want to experience it!
PETER FROM VW: Nice move. I like that we’ve got to the point so fast. I hate networking.
LYDIA: Yeah, me too. I’ve only just started and already I don’t like it—
PETER FROM VW: Well, so, let’s exchange contacts then! We might have the same vision in business, too.


Watch the video again and match the sentence halves

LYDIA PETER FROM VW

LYDIA: What brings you here?
PETER FROM VW: Well, the food is great! And some speakers were not complete idiots. I’m Peter from Volkswagen. And you?
LYDIA: Lydia. Nice to meet you. I’m a media planner at XYZ, it’s uhm— an advertising agency.
PETER FROM VW: Media planner? Sounds interesting. So, what do you do?
LYDIA: I, uhm— I’m in charge of choosing the best media channels for our promotional campaigns.
PETER FROM VW: Sounds like you have an interesting job. What are you currently working on?
LYDIA: I’m currently working on— our next big project! I can’t give details now but it looks promising.
PETER FROM VW: Wow, so what exactly do you do? If that’s not a secret, of course.
LYDIA: I’m currently developing a new strategy we can use for upcoming projects as well. Become our client if you want to experience it!
PETER FROM VW: Nice move. I like that we’ve got to the point so fast. I hate networking.
LYDIA: Yeah, me too. I’ve only just started and already I don’t like it—
PETER FROM VW: Well, so, let’s exchange contacts then! We might have the same vision in business, too.


Rearrange the words to complete the sentences

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Lifehack

Here’s an example of a good introduction from Negotiation for Dummies:

«I’m Nauris Petrovich from Premier Financial Services, and I help people protect their incomes, their families and their savings from any unexpected changes in their lives.»

Match the words with their definitions

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Listen to the audio and complete the sentences

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JORDAN INTIMIDATING CAREER WOMAN LYDIA

JORDAN: Our agency’s based in Moscow, but we are very international. We have plans to open new branches in other countries because we are expanding.
INTIMIDATING CAREER WOMAN: Is that really so?
JORDAN: But for now we just like working in a small international team. We specialize in full-service advertising campaigns for young and aсtive brands. And we also work with big names, like Nike.
INTIMIDATING CAREER WOMAN: Hmm?
JORDAN: However, we’re exploring new markets. It will be very interesting for us to promote a brand with strong traditional values for a change.
INTIMIDATING CAREER WOMAN: Why?
JORDAN: Uhm— a new challenge is a new opportunity, isn’t it?
INTIMIDATING CAREER WOMAN: Well, if you say so. Do you know some particular companies that you want to work with?
JORDAN: We don’t have certain names in mind. It’s just an idea that we’ve had for a while. You know, to work with a different kind of clients.
INTIMIDATING CAREER WOMAN: An advertising agency is all about ideas, right? Excuse me, I need to return some videotapes.
JORDAN: Sure, it was nice to chat—
LYDIA: I listened to you and almost believed that XYZ doesn’t have any problems.
JORDAN: Yeah— I wish that lady was as easy to impress. What have you been up to?
LYDIA: I’ve got contacts of 3 people, including a guy from Volkswagen!


Listen to the audio again and mark the sentences as True or False

woman business, office worker

JORDAN INTIMIDATING CAREER WOMAN LYDIA

JORDAN: Our agency’s based in Moscow, but we are very international. We have plans to open new branches in other countries because we are expanding.
INTIMIDATING CAREER WOMAN: Is that really so?
JORDAN: But for now we just like working in a small international team. We specialize in full-service advertising campaigns for young and aсtive brands. And we also work with big names, like Nike.
INTIMIDATING CAREER WOMAN: Hmm?
JORDAN: However, we’re exploring new markets. It will be very interesting for us to promote a brand with strong traditional values for a change.
INTIMIDATING CAREER WOMAN: Why?
JORDAN: Uhm— a new challenge is a new opportunity, isn’t it?
INTIMIDATING CAREER WOMAN: Well, if you say so. Do you know some particular companies that you want to work with?
JORDAN: We don’t have certain names in mind. It’s just an idea that we’ve had for a while. You know, to work with a different kind of clients.
INTIMIDATING CAREER WOMAN: An advertising agency is all about ideas, right? Excuse me, I need to return some videotapes.
JORDAN: Sure, it was nice to chat—
LYDIA: I listened to you and almost believed that XYZ doesn’t have any problems.
JORDAN: Yeah— I wish that lady was as easy to impress. What have you been up to?
LYDIA: I’ve got contacts of 3 people, including a guy from Volkswagen!


Click on the wrong words in bold

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Complete the sentences with the words learnt in the lesson

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Choose the correct expressions for the pictures

Read the text and choose the best title

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Read the text again and mark the sentences as True or False

Listen to the audio and complete the sentences

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Complete the sentences with the words learnt in the lesson

Writing

  • Lydia starts networking
  • Interested or not?
  • Think about it
  • New words
  • Jordan’s networking skills
  • Lydia’s networking skills
  • Check yourself
  • About XYZ
  • Correct expressions
  • Read the text
  • Plans
  • My plans
  • Correct expressions
  • Read the text
  • Plans
  • My plans
  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