FIB VOA Jingle
Functioning In Business, FIB 9B-7
Saly: Lao Opening
Larry: Culture Tips
Saly: Culture Tips(in Lao)
(in Lao)This Culture Tip answers the question: “What can I do to make a good first impression?
· a first impression Lao translation
A firm handshake shows that you are confident. Lao translation
Most Americans expect good eye contact. Lao translation
Eliz: Welcome once again to “Culture Tips” with Gary Engleton.
Today, our e-mail question is “I often meet Americans.”
“What can I do to make a good first impression?”
Gary: Well, it’s important to greet Americans correctly.
They expect a firm handshake.
A firm handshake shows that you are confident.
And most Americans expect good eye contact.
When you greet someone, you should begin by looking them in the eyes for a second or two.
Then look away, to their chin or forehead, for a few seconds.
Good eye contact shows that you are interested and actively listening.
Eliz: Anything else?
Gary: Yes, try to sit up straight, even if you’re tired.
Eliz: OK. So let me see: have a firm handshake, good eye contact, sit up straight...
That’s a lot to remember.
Gary: Yes, but if you want to seem intelligent, confident, and interested, these things are important.
Eliz: Thanks, Gary.
Larry: True or False.
Saly: True or False.(in Lao)
Eliz: In a first meeting, Americans expect a firm handshake.
(pause for answer)
Eliz: True. A firm handshake shows that you are confident.
Eliz: Americans think that looking at another person’s eyes is impolite.
(pause for answer)
Eliz: False. Eye contact shows that you are listening and interested.
Larry: Business Dialog
Saly: Business Dialog(in Lao)
(in Lao)Andrew and Cindy have just met at a company party in Chicago.
· Accounts Payable Lao translation
· Information Technology Lao translation
Eliz: Let’s listen to today’s Business Dialog.
Andrew and Cindy have just met at a company party in Chicago.
SFX: cocktail party noise
Andrew: Hi, I’m Andy Harrison!
I work in Accounts Payable.
Cindy: I’m Cindy Mathers.
I’m in I T.
Andrew: Nice to meet you.
Cindy: Nice to meet you too, Andrew.
Andrew: Please call me Andy.
Cindy: OK, Andy.
Andrew: I’ve been wanting to ask... What does I T stand for?
Cindy: Information Technology.
I work with computers.
And is Accounts Payable where you pay the company’s bills?
Andrew: Yes, Accounts Receivable takes in money and Accounts Payable pays it out.
Uh, how long have you lived in Chicago?
Cindy: About ten years. How about yourself?
Andrew: Oh, I just moved here from Detroit.
I was wondering....
Oh, excuse me, there’s my boss.
I’d better go over and say hello.
I’ll talk to you again later.
Cindy: Good luck with your boss!
Eliz: Well, our time is up. Tune in again next time for Functioning in Business. See you then!