This is the first in a three-part Business English Podseries on getting your ideas across in meetings.
Meetings are an important part of most people's jobs. And doing well in meetings requires very effectivecommunication skills. You need to make sure you are getting your ideas across clearly with the right amount of subtlety and tact. If you do this well, then you will be able to influence people and the direction of the organization you work with.
So, how can you get your ideas across with tact and clarity? That's what we will look at in this lesson. We'll cover some important ways of giving opinions of differing strength. And we'll learn about supporting and contradicting other people's opinions.
In today's dialogue, four managers are meeting to discuss ways of saving money on travel expenses. The chair of the meeting is Alison. The other participants are Stewart from sales, Pat from HR, and Nate from marketing. We'll hear the group express a variety of opinions as they discuss how to cut 15% from the travel budget.
1. What are three things that Pat mentions could be cut? 2. What does Pat think they shouldfocus on? 3. Why does Stewart disagree with Pat?内容来自 听力课堂网：http://www.tingclass.net/show-8462-248853-1.html