VIP Class Notes (Tibo) [S]

Homework


What are the questions that a client would usually ask you in a meeting.
how would you answer them?

Next Class Focus


Work related role plays
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presentation

Writing


You need to write to John Smith from Chanel to send him the updated schedule for the product launch on Feb 14.

Dear Mr Smith,
I hope you had a great week end.
I am writing to you about the updated working schedule for product launch on February 14.
Could you please check it?

I am looking forward to hearing from your feedback and suggestions.

Best regards,

Peter


Dear Mr Smith,
I hope you had a great week end.
I am writing to you about the product launch on February 14
You will find the updated schedule attached to this email. / I have attached the updated schedule to this email for your reference.
Could you please check it / please check it and let me know your feedback and suggestions.

I am looking forward to hearing your feedback and suggestions. / I am looking forward to hearing from you

Best regards,

Peter

Writing

basic structure for 1st emails:

  • greeting (Dear Mr Smith  (formal) / Hi John (informal)
  • a compliment (I hope you had a great new year / I hope this email finds you well….)
  • the reason for your email ( I am writing to you about …. /I contact you regarding ….)
  • a call to action ( could you (please) …. / please ….. / would you mind +Ving)
  • a closing message (I am looking forward to hearing from you  / I am looking forward to your reply)
  • signature (best regards … Peter…)

Speaking

My name is Peter, I am nearly 30 I am working in advertising industry for nearly 5 years.
we make launch and exhibition and media preview conference so we will propose the creative proposal and set up the structure
It is luxury brand about Chanel Tiffany.

I like traveling . Turkey and India and Japan.
I want improve my English because my clients will brief the event information in English so I want talk with them in English and I like traveling so when I travel oversea I want to talk with the foreigner person and talk my story or listen to his story and information so I want to enhance my English.
We will face to face and phone calls and emails. We need write the English email.
So in the meeting I just catch the keyword but the sentences I cannot catch it.

My problem is I just say the word word word combine the sentence, maybe no grammar so it is not professional


My name is Peter, I am nearly 30 I have been working in the advertising industry for nearly 5 years.  / I am getting to my 5th year in the advertising industry.

we plan / design / organize product launches and exhibition and media previews and conferences / media releases  so we will make the creative proposal and set up the structure.
Our clients are mostly luxury brands such as Chanel or / and Tiffany.

I like traveling . I have been to Turkey, India and Japan.
I want improve my English because my clients will brief the event in English  / give me an event brief in English so I want talk with them in English and I like traveling so when I travel oversea I want to talk with foreigners and tell my story or listen to their stories and information so I want to enhance my English.
We will talk face to face and have / through  phone calls and emails. We need write English emails.  / emails in English . Most of our written communication is in English.
So in the meetings I just catch the keyword  / the main info but there are some sentences I can’t understand  / I always miss parts of what the speaker is saying

My problem is I just say words after words but I can’t combine them in a sentence, maybe my grammar has issues so it is not professional (enough)

Speaking

we need presentations in PPT and slides, show the design and arrangement.
I have been business trips in Beijing two days ago.

we will update the proposal tomorrow. / as soon as possible

did you manage to change the stage as we wanted?

We will change the wooden stage instead of iron stage.

it is more expensive.

No it is ok , we don’t expect any delays from this… / from my experience it shouldn’t change our deadlines . After discussing with the production team I am happy to tell you that we will keep the same schedule.


we need to make presentations using PPT and slides and show the design and arrangements.
I went on a business trips to Beijing two days ago.

we will update the proposal tomorrow. / as soon as possible

did you manage to change the stage as we wanted?

We will change to a wooden stage instead of a metal stage. / we changed from a metal stage to a wooden one.

it is more expensive. / it is slightly more expensive  / it will cost slightly more.

No it is ok , we don’t expect any delays from this… / from my experience it shouldn’t change our deadlines . After discussing with the production team I am happy to tell you that we will keep the same schedule.

Vocabulary

slightly (adv) : to a small degree
Using wood will be slightly more expensive but it will look more luxurious to the audience.
I am slightly tired because I went on a business trip 2 days ago.

foreigner (n)
I want to talk with foreigners better.

foreign (adj)
we buy a lot of foreign products. / we work with a lot of foreign brands.

to help (v)
I helped my colleague on this project.

help (n)
I received some help from my colleages.

to expect (v) : to predict  / foresee / wait for
we expect our sales to go down next year so we have to increase our marketing budget to try to boost them.
We expect the VIPs to arrive at 7:30 pm.
We expect a good day tomorrow/ We expect to have a good tomorrow

expectation (n)
You need to manage the expectations of your client if you want the event to be successful.

Pronunciation

structure

accept

expect

Grammar

talk to someone
I talked to my boss this morning

talk about something
I talked about the event with the client

tell something
I told the client the event was delayed

need to +V 
I need to make presentations for the client

Need + n
I need help with this ppt.
I need your feedback on this proposal

when talking in general use the plural form
I like cats
Computers will change the world

prepositions: to vs in

to : to express movement
I went to BJ 2 days ago.
I give this cup to you.

in : simply to express the location
My computer is in my apartment.