Business English is a more advanced branch of Conversational English. If you wish to work for an international company, it’s important that you can talk in Business English properly. This includes knowing how to describe a company/product, discuss with business partners, and ask them to invest in your product during a client meeting.

In this topic, we are going to prepare for a client meeting scenario. In this case, you will talk to a client about your business and convince them to try/buy a tech product (mobile app, management software, etc).

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Questions You Can Ask Your Clients

  • May I know what problem you are trying to solve?
  • How long has the problem been going for?
  • Who is your target audience?
  • Are you currently using another solution? Why are you switching?
  • What is your expectation this time?
  • What is your approximate budget for this project?
  • Can you tell me more about the approval process?
  • Are you going for the cheapest option, or how are you going to make a decision?
  • When can we get started?

Questions Your Clients May Ask You

  • What makes your product different?
  • How can your product help me solve my problem?
  • Are your products validated by any organizations?
  • Are there any success stories from your previous clients?
  • Who can I contact when I have trouble using your product?
  • Do you offer a free trial?
  • Do you offer a money-back guarantee? If I’m not satisfied with it, can I return?
  • How can I track the effectiveness of the product?

Suggested videos for Client Meeting

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Business English Conversation: Sales Meeting

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Useful Vocabulary For Client Meeting Topic

Tech support: Technical support

To weigh in on: to comment on something

I beg to differ: I disagree (formal)

The issue at hand: The issue under discussion

In a nutshell: In short

Circle back to: to go back to a previous issue

See eye-to-eye: to agree with each other

Reschedule the meeting: schedule the meeting again for a different time

A blockbuster: A huge hit

Get it off the ground: To start something (a project)

Fast track the project: To consider a project high priority

Brainstorm: To make new ideas

To be on the right track: going in the right direction

Cutting-edge technology: technology that is modern and advanced

Pan out: to proceed or be successful

Record-breaking success: an extreme success

Market share: how much sales a company has in comparison to that of other companies

Test the waters: to try something before committing

Wishy-washy: ineffective

You can find more useful vocabulary in this Business English Speaking essential wordlist.

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