VOA Station ID
FIB 8C - 8
Larry: Gary’s Tips.
· the pros and cons Lao translation
Eliz: Now it’s time for Gary’s Tips with Gary Engleton!
Gary: Hello, Elizabeth! Today I’ll be talking about rejecting a proposal.
In today’s Business Dialog, Ms. Levy presents arguments in favor of a merger.
But after discussing the pros and cons, Mr. Martin decides to reject her proposal.
Rose: But a merger could help us both increase growth.
John: Yes, but we would become just one division of your company.
We’d lose our freedom.
That’s the main reason a merger doesn’t interest me, at least not now.
Gary: When Ms. Levy tries to get him to discuss it further, he refuses.
Notice how Mr. Martin uses Ms. Levy’s first name to make his refusal more friendly.
John: There’s nothing to discuss, Rose.
I control the company.
And I don’t think a merger with any other company is in our best interest.
Gary: He then restates his decision in a way that is both polite and very clear:
John: I’m afraid the answer has to be ‘no.’
Gary: Even though he is rejecting her proposal, Mr. Martin wants to keep a good relationship with Ms. Levy.
Gary: Earlier we saw how Ms. Graham rejected Mr. Blake’s proposal.
She thanked Mr. Blake for his work and gave her reasons for rejecting the proposal.
Let’s listen again:
Graham: Look, Charles, I appreciate your efforts in putting together this proposal.
But, frankly, I just don’t feel that your company can provide the support that we need in order to meet our deadline.
You have no organization in the United States, and to me that represents too great a risk.
I’m sorry, but I’m not going to be able to accept your proposal.
Gary: In business situations, it is often necessary to reject a proposal.
It is best to use language that is very clear and to give your reasons for rejecting the proposal.
And if you thank the person for the proposal, you can help keep a good relationship.
I hope today’s tips were helpful! We’ll see you again next time!
Eliz: Thanks, Gary!
Saly: Overview in Lao
Eliz: Well, our time is up. Tune in again next time for Functioning in Business. See you then!
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