Motivating an Employee - Business/Office English

source: Twominute English  2013年11月07日
# 1 Discussing Past Performance.
Keith: Hello, Ms. Taylor. Good afternoon.
Liana: Good afternoon, Keith. Please be seated.
Keith: You wanted to talk about the project?
Liana: Yes! Your work on the project was pretty good. I think you performed very well!
Keith: Thank you!
Liana : I do have a few suggestions for you.
Keith : Did I make any mistakes?
Liana : No, there are no mistakes, but some of the presentations need to be more detailed.
Keith : Oh. I’ll take care of that.
Liana: Keep up the good work, Keith.
Keith: I’ll keep doing my best!
# 2 Praising an Employee.
Peter: Good morning, Ms. Taylor.
Liana: Good morning, Peter. Great work on that report!
Peter: Oh, really? Thank you!
Liana: Yes, the clients were very impressed.
Peter: I’m glad to hear it.
Liana: I hope you can do the same with the new assignment too.
Peter: Of course. You can count I will!
# 3 Encouraging to Perform Better.
Gerald: Hello, Ron. Come and have a seat.
Ron: Thank you, Mr. Smith. You wanted to see me?
Gerald: I wanted to talk about your performance this week.
Ron: Yes, I know there were a lot of mistakes.
Gerald: Well, you’re right, but you’ve done such good work in the past. I think you were a bit off this week. Do take care for the next one, will you?
Ron: Sure, Mr. Smith. I can do better.
Gerald: I am sure you can do better!
Ron: Thank you!
# 4 Finding Flaws or Mistakes.
Terry: Mark, the pictures you sent me for the river project. They weren’t so well shot.
Mark: You think so? What needs to be different?
Terry: Mark! You’re the professional. Why are the angles so common and uninspiring? Do you remember the field shoot you did last month? It was so much better!
Mark: I get it. Actually the riverside was too crowded for a good shoot.
Terry: I don’t know about that, Mark. You could’ve selected a different time for the shoot. You gotta redo it.
Mark: Right! I get the point. I will bring in some fresh pictures by Monday.
# 5 Reporting Performance.
Gerald: Hello, Caroline. Please have a seat. You wanted to see me, right?
Caroline: Yes, Mr. Smith. I’ve made the pitch to the client, and now we’re waiting for the order.
Gerald: Waiting? I thought you’d bring the order along with you, Caroline.
Caroline: Well, not this time. These guys are not easy to negotiate with.
Gerald: I am surprised! You’ve always closed deals early. This one’s the odd one out.
Caroline: I know, Sir. Everyone has a bad day.
Gerald: I’m not worried. I am sure you will clinch it.