Tuesday, August 26, 2014

How to make a great First Impression - Business English lesson

No matter what people say, First Impressions count. They count a lot.  If you make  good First Impressions, chances are that you will be more successful in business. Can you leave it up to chance?  This article says that there are 6 strategies that you can follow to help you.

Read this article and discuss it with your English teacher

http://time.com/3176511/7-strategies-for-making-a-brilliant-first-impression-in-9-seconds-or-less/

Key Terms

geography

it comes to 

The room buzzes 
add value
conversationalists
authentic connection
Anthem
tagline
trite topics
witty 
pondering
struggling
 jittery
current mindset
 half-hearted
window of opportunity
interaction
conversational watering can


Questions

According to the article,  what is a good way to start a conversation at a business conference?
What subjects do you need to bring up?
What is the best way to introduce yourself?
What does this quote mean to you? If you’re not adding value, you’re just taking up space. 
What is your natural style of communication?
What is your "Anthem?"
If you had to sum up your outlook in life, in one sentence, what would it be?
Which questions do you ask people at a business conference? 
Why should you take the lead in starting a conversation?  


Case study:
You are at a business conference for the first time in your field.  Sitting next to you is a colleague who you have spoken to over the phone only once, but who could be very important to your business.  Start the conversation with this person and get them to be interested in your product.  Play the scene with your English teacher 

Lesson Plan by Rachael Alice Orbach, Professional English Teacher 

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