Conference calls are more commonplace these days with most companies opting for this method of communication on the basis that it saves both time and money.
If you are learning English as a second language, here are some of the tools you will need to help keep your conference call professional at all times.
If you don't understand something
I'm sorry, could you say that again, please.
I'm sorry I didn't catch that.
Could you repeat that again, please?
Unfortunately, the line isn't very clear
I'm sorry, our internet connection is very poor
Could I call you back, it's a very bad line
My name is ...... and I am responsible for ...... allow me to introduce you to my team.
This is ...... (name) and he/ she is responsible for
Everyone may I introduce you to ..... the CEO for ...
Start your meeting
Shall we begin?
Would you mind if we could make a start?
It's a pleasure to meet you
It's nice to meet you
End a meeting
Thank you for taking the time to meet today
Thank you for joining us today
Thank you for meeting us today
Short to medium term
Medium to long-term
I totally agree with that
I agree with you
Yes, I agree
Sorry, I don't agree with that
Unfortunately, I can't agree with that
I can't go with that
Confidence is everything and unfortunately, that's linked to practice. Our learning system is 7 years in the making and has a real focus on making the student believe that they are actually in a situation where they must apply.
For example, you will be told that your department phone is ringing and that when you pick it up, it's your 1 pm meeting with your client. The client is, of course, your teacher. Nervous yet, you should be because a book won't talk back but your teacher will.
This type of situational learning will place you in circumstances where you have to think quickly and apply Business English. Reducing translation time and increasing confidence will help you to have a more refined sound.
If you want to be noticed for that promotion, just want to increase your ability to communicate or looking for a change of job, all you have to do is press the button.
DEAR MANDI, LET ME SAY YOU A BIG "THANK YOU" FOR YOUR HELP WITH PREPARING ME TO IELTS EXAM. THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONFIDENCE AND SUPPORT. EVEN WHEN MY HOME WORKS WERE DIFFICULT AND I HAD NO TIME,- I ALWAYS TRIED TO COMPLETE EVERYTHING IN TIME BECAUSE I DIDN'T WANT TO DISAPPOINT YOU. YOU HELPED ME TO BE MORE CONFIDENT IN EACH PART OF THE EXAM, ESPECIALLY IN SPEAKING. IN THE BOTTOM LINE - ALL MY GOAL WERE REACHED! I HOPE TO SEE YOU NEXT TIME YOU VISIT IN ISRAEL.
I TOOK A LESSON WITH SANJ IN ORDER TO PREPARE TO A TELEPHONE INTERVIEW I WAS ABOUT TO HAVE. SANJ GAVE SOME VERY GOOD TIPS FOR THE INTERVIEW AND A BRIEF LESSON TO IMPROVE MY GRAMMAR AND SPEAKING SKILLS. HE ALSO HELPED ME TO FORMULATE BETTER ANSWERS TO COMMON INTERVIEW QUESTIONS – ALL OF THESE IN ONLY ONE HOUR! THE PREPARATION DEFINITELY HELPED ME TO FEEL MORE CONFIDENT AND TO SPEAK MORE FLUENTLY DURING THE INTERVIEW, AND EVENTUALLY TO GET THE JOB!
I REALLY APPRECIATE THAT YOU HELPED ME GROW IN MORE THAN ONE DIMENSION. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SHARING YOUR KNOWLEDGE AND PASSION WITH ME IN THE CLASSES – I DIDN’T REALIZE HOW MUCH I HAD LEARNED UNTIL I GOT SUCH A NICE GRADE IN PTE ACADEMIC EXAM. THANK YOU FOR YOUR PERSONAL CONCERN FOR ME – YOUR EMOTIONAL SUPPORT WAS INDEED PRICELESS. I HAVE BEEN VERY FORTUNATE TO BE MANDI’S STUDENT AND I HIGHLY RECOMMEND TO TAKE HER EXAM PREPARATION CLASSES.