Getting down to business
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The beginning of a meeting presents a major dilemma: is it better to get straight down to business, or is it important to allow or even...

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When we think of negotiations, we tend to focus on the hard negotiating skills connected with bargaining. In fact, many professional...

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For many people, the idea of walking into a room full of strangers and trying to socialise with them can be terrifying, especially if...

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Many learners of English worry about their mistakes and allow their insecurities to prevent them from participating in meetings fully....

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After struggling to break the ice, the next obstacle is to keep the conversation going beyond the initial conversation. For this reason...

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This lesson focuses on two important aspects of managing a meeting: setting up the meeting with a series of emails, and keep the meeting...

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The key to successful negotiation is preparation and research. This means finding out exactly what you want from the negotiation, and...

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Since its development in the 1950s, brainstorming has become one of the most common techniques used in meetings to generate ideas....

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In a negotiation, it’s very important to know when to speak, when to ask and when to shut up and listen. In this lesson students rank...

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Why is it that when you go to a conference or business gathering, everyone else seems to know each other already? At least part of the...

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For many people, negotiating is all about bargaining, the give-and-take between two sides. In this lesson  students  discuss bargaining...

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Perhaps the most important skill connected with socialising is to ‘shut up and listen’. In practice, it can be very difficult to resist...

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While it is natural to focus on the challenge of starting conversations with strangers and keeping these conversations going, the real...

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The final stages of a negotiation don’t always go smoothly.  This lesson deals with a number of common events and situations from these...

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For many people, a meeting is only as successful as the Action Points it produces. Action Points are essential for moving things forward...