Check out today’s Teatime Titbit. ‘Language of negotiations – Quick Vid’
This week is all about vids from the Teatime Titbit archive, remember the ‘Language of negotiations – Quick Vid’ posted in 2016? Here we go:
Train your negotiating game – try watching this 4 minute video simulating price negotiations. Here are my top 15 items of vocab to help you along with the vid. BTW start at 34 secs to save yourself from the shitty opening music & pics:
to conduct this negotiation = Verhandlung durchführen
to have the authority to = (alle) Vollmachten haben, etw zu tun
to outline = etw zusammenfassen
discount = Preisnachlass
to resolve a problem = Problem lösen
fair enough = schön und gut
delivery = Lieferung
to turn sth down = etw abweisen
terms = Bedingungen
commit to = sich zu etw binden
to consider = überlegen
wholesaler = Großhändler
mark-up = Preisaufschlag
competitive = Konkurrenzfähig
competitor = Mitbwerber
What’s more, as a learning vid, there are also some usual ‘meetings’ English:
Let’s get down to business.
Let’s talk about ….. / be clear …..
….. to be on the table (offer)
Just let me finish
Can I just come in here
Hope it was helpful.
Ein Gedanke zu „‘Language of negotiations – Quick Vid’“
Such an important topic, especially these days! Some of our so-called world leaders much rather start pissing contests and put willfully international relationships on the line instead of going back to the good old tool of negotiation. Seems like it’s easier to pass senseless laws, levy inappropriate customs duties and take up arms instead of sitting down together, talking about current issues and listening to each other during a balanced and reasonable discussion. I don’t wish to name individuals or refer to any particular side or party, like e. g. Trump, China, Assad (oooops, did it anyway – I’m so sorry 😉 ), but what’s true on a large scale applies also to our everyday life – not only in terms of business, but also in private!
Hehe, I drawed a long bow from a negotiating prices vid to world politics. However, can’t be repeated often enough.