『关于苗祥波 Bob Miao』
英耐合伙人，商务英语硕士，美国华盛顿大学（Washington University in St Louis）EMBA。跨文化沟通专家，语言学习爱好者，精通英语，自学法语、意大利语、西班牙语、俄语、德语。美食美酒品鉴专家，足迹遍及全球三十多个国家。
预约客户 Appointment with a client
A: I definitely want to meet with you, Mr. Parker. I just need to sort out my schedule.
B: Well, I know you're pretty booked up these days. But, we've got to work fast on this.
A: I realize that. We don't have any time to waste. I can put you down for 9:30. Could you make that, Mr. Parker?
B: Let me see. That's no problem. I'll see you then.
紧急预约 A last minute appointment
A: Hi Joe, can you squeeze me in sometime today?
B: That's a big order, Jack. I am really swamped.
A: I know what you're saying, but I have to go over the books with you before I go to see our tax guy.
B: Right. Okay, let me see what I can do. How about 1:30 right after my lunch meeting? It won't take more than a half hour, will it?
预约延期 Delaying an appointment
A: I'm afraid we are really short-staffed this week, Mr. Crandal. I'd like to accommodate you, but I just don't think I'll have the time.
B: Are you telling me you're not going to meet with me?
A: Not at all, sir. I'd just like to push it to next week. I'll have a lot more free time at the beginning of next week.
B: Well, I don't like that, but I guess I don't have any choice.
企业介绍 Introducing the company
A: Hi, Jason. I'm John Green. I've been asked to handle your training and introduce a little bit of the company to you. It's nice to meet you.
B: It's nice to meet you, too, John. This company seems so big right now; I don't know how I'll ever get used to it.
A: After a week, you'll be running around here like a pro. Let me give you this list of departments first, next to each department is its location and the name of the manager.
B: Great – That'll be a big help.
招聘预约 A recruitment appointment
A: Excuse me, Jack?
B: Yes, Rod. How can I help you?
A: I wanted to see if I could arrange a meeting with you to discuss recruitment.
B: Absolutely. I’ve been wanting to meet with you about that. Let me just get my book.
秘书组织会议 Secretary scheduling a meeting
A: Mr. Crane's office. Sandy speaking. May I help you?
B: Hi, Sandy. It's Walter Knight. I need to book some time with Mr. Crane.
A: Certainly, Mr. Knight. When would you like to meet with him?
B: Can you see what his schedule is like on Wednesday?
商务会面 Making a sales appointment
A: Good morning, Jim. I was hoping to set up an appointment with you for sometime this week.
B: Hmm. I'm pretty booked up this week. Let's move it up to next week.
A: Fine, Jim. Would next Monday at 4:00 o'clock be all right for you?
B: Let me take a look. All right, that's no problem. See you then.
培训预约 Training appointment
A: Hi Paul, can I set up a time with you to go over the training manual?
B: Sure. Let me just grab my calendar. All right. I'm free all day Tuesday and Thursday morning.
A: Tuesday morning is good for me. How about 10:30 in my office?
B: Okay. Sounds good. See you then.
员工会议 Setting up a staff meeting
A: We're going to need everybody's input on this project. So I'd like to fix a time to meet next week and hear what you all have to say.
B: I'd prefer to meet in the morning. I'm going to be out of the office most afternoons next week.
A: I don't have any problem with that. Let's set it up for 9:30 Wednesday morning. We can carry it over to Thursday if we want to.
B: That's fine. What do the rest of you think?
邮件地址 Asking for an e-mail address
A: Excuse me, Max? Could you tell me the e-mail address for Winston's office, please?
B: Sure. I have it right here. It’s [email protected]
A: Okay, that's [email protected]
B: That's right.
A: Great, thank you!