Appointments are a vital part of business, whether it’s arranging an appointment to pitch to a potential customer, make an appointment for a conference call with a customer or postponing an appointment because something came up. And you can’t make it for the arranged time.
It goes without saying that you need to be able to do those things in your daily work. Can you? Using all the Calendly & Co makes short work of the whole thing and is the perfect workaround to emailing somebody (sb), calling sb or texting sb.
Let’s imagine you have to drop someone a mail or get on the blower, can you? To quote good old Bob the Builder, “Can we fix it? – Yes, we can”. I’ve put together a 3 part blog and vlog series to do just that. In reverse order, drum roll, please, we’ll look at postponing/cancelling in part 3. In part 2, we’ll focus on actually making the appointment in the first place and TODAY?
You’ll remember, I’m sure, a blog post about ‘What are collocations?’. If you missed it, here’s the link to the blog post What are collocations? | teatime titbits, but as a quick reminder, ‘to make’ and ‘an appointment’ is a collocation because you often use the verb ‘to make’ with the noun ‘(an) appointment’. Can you find any more ‘appointment’ collocations in the first paragraph? How many verbs can you think of which go hand in hand with ‘an appointment? What’s your guess? Why not tot them up and write your number in the comments below.
The one(s) with the nearest number to the final number in my latest video (see above) will have the proud honour of being “The Appointment King or Queen”. Good luck, guys and Happy Easter.
vital (wichtig), to arrange an appointment (einen Termin vereinbaren), to pitch sb (jdm einer Verkaufspräsentation geben ), potential customer (potenzieller Kunde), to postpone (verschieben), to come up (hier: dazuzwischen kommen), “can’t make it for the arranged time” (es nicht zur vereinbarten Zeit schaffen),“It goes without saying ….“ (Es versteht sich von selbst ….), to make short work of sth (nicht viel Federlesens mit etw machen), workaround (Umgehungslösung), to drop sb a mail (jemandem eine Mail schreiben), to get on the blower (hier: jdn anrufen), to quote (zitieren), in reverse order (in umgekehrter Reihenfolge), reminder (Erinnerung), noun (Substantiv), paragraph (Absatz), to guess (raten), to tot sth up (etw. zusammenzählen)