Networking|Pre-Int|5. Being a good listener

Read and remember new phrases

read the book

1. to learn forward — to move your body closer to the listener

2. to nod politely — to move your head saying «yes»

3. to make eye contact — to look each other in the eye

4. a tense facial expression — a nervous, not relaxed look on your face

5. to look indifferent — to show no interest

Look at the pictures and choose the best options

Complete the text with the words learnt in the lesson

body language, emotions

Watch the video and choose the best options

Talking is an essential part of networking. But you don’t need to talk ALL the time. Actually, people prefer it when you listen to them because it makes them feel important. And being a good listener starts with looking like one.

Jordan’s open body position and eye contact show that he is present and completely involved in the conversation. See? His body language says, «I’m listening to you, and I’m here to solve all your problems.» Maybe this time, Jordan will get that client for XYZ.

Aggressive body language won’t help you sign that next contract. Lydia’s tense facial expressions and the fact that she’s looking at her feet— they make her seem indifferent and even angry. And her crossed arms? They separate her from the people she’s talking to. And remember, the goal of networking is сonnecting people—not separating them.

I don’t trust Jordan when he acts like this. This little— Little eye contact and these fast hand movements make Jordan look nervous, like he’s hiding something. And being on the phone while you’re talking to someone is just disrespectful. I mean, would you do business with a person like that?

To be a top-level listener, keep an open posture, lean slightly forward and nod politely as the other person speaks. Now this may be difficult at first— especially if you are an introvert— but practice makes perfect.


Watch the video again and complete the sentence

Talking is an essential part of networking. But you don’t need to talk ALL the time. Actually, people prefer it when you listen to them because it makes them feel important. And being a good listener starts with looking like one.

Jordan’s open body position and eye contact show that he is present and completely involved in the conversation. See? His body language says, «I’m listening to you, and I’m here to solve all your problems.» Maybe this time, Jordan will get that client for XYZ.

Aggressive body language won’t help you sign that next contract. Lydia’s tense facial expressions and the fact that she’s looking at her feet— they make her seem indifferent and even angry. And her crossed arms? They separate her from the people she’s talking to. And remember, the goal of networking is сonnecting people—not separating them.

I don’t trust Jordan when he acts like this. This little— Little eye contact and these fast hand movements make Jordan look nervous, like he’s hiding something. And being on the phone while you’re talking to someone is just disrespectful. I mean, would you do business with a person like that?

To be a top-level listener, keep an open posture, lean slightly forward and nod politely as the other person speaks. Now this may be difficult at first— especially if you are an introvert— but practice makes perfect.


Give 1 for every effective action and 0 for not effective

pic1_Intro|Pre-Int|Business demonstration lesson


JJ promised to give a prize to someone who would follow all the rules of the body language.


Lifehack

Complete 🔗this test to find out how good you are at reading other people’s body language.

Read and remember the definitions of these words/phrases

dictionary

1. to embarance — to hold (someone) closely in one’s arms, especially as a sign of affection

2. to demonstrate involvement in a conversation — to show that you are taking part in a conversation

3. confidently — in a way that expresses little or no doubt about something

4. to mouth — to form words with your mouth but not make any sound

Watch the video and choose the best option

WOMAN IN RED LYDIA LISTENING TECHNIQUES BOT ETHEREAL VOICE MAN IN GREY SUIT

WOMAN IN RED: Lydia? Lydia? LYDIA?!?
LYDIA: Um, yeah, I’ve heard you… I— need to go to the bathroom.
LISTENING TECHNIQUES BOT: Hello, I am Listening Techniques Bot. I help you to find words when you lose yours. Type REACTIONS if you want a list of neutral simple phrases to demonstrate involvement in a conversation. Type QUESTIONS to see a list of possible questions you can ask. Type. I see. That makes sense. That’s good to know. Oh, really? Oh, for sure. That’s fantastic! Type MORE for brief statements expressing empathy. It’ll be OK! Don’t worry about it! That’s too bad! And now you’re mouthing the words as if trying to embrace them, looking in the mirror, just to check yourself out, and then confidently stepping outside the bathroom.
ETHEREAL VOICE: Stepping out.
MAN IN GREY SUIT: And THIS is how I became the best selling author of 2015!
LYDIA: That’s too bad!
MAN IN GREY SUIT: What?



Watch the video again and tick the phrases you hear

Complete the sentences with the words learnt in the lesson

Writing task, homework

Listen to the audio and choose the correct option

 

phone call

LYDIA CREEP

LYDIA: Hello?
CREEP: Do you enjoy the conference?
LYDIA: Erm… What do you mean by that?
CREEP: The networking conference. It is your first one, isn’t it?
LYDIA: Can we make this clear? Are you asking if I’m at a networking conference for the first time in my life?
CREEP: That’s right.
LYDIA: Well, yes. But who is this?
CREEP: I wish I was there with you. We would make friends with everyone.
LYDIA: Excuse me, hold on a second. Where did you get my number?
CREEP: I don’t remember. I’ve had it for ages.
LYDIA: Is that so? What’s your name?
CREEP: Ed! I’ve been sick for 5 days and you’ve already forgotten me!
LYDIA: Ed?! What’s wrong with your voice?
CREEP: Sore throat! This is my new number, by the way. Add it to your contacts.



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

Choose the best phrases to complete the dialogue

telephone conversation

 

  • Get ready
  • Describing body language
  • Body language secrets
  • The body Language
  • Analyzing body language
  • Good or bad body language?
  • More words
  • Lydia asks BOT for advice
  • Say something
  • A call from unknown number
  • Practice clarifying
  • A call from unknown number
  • Practice clarifying
  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