|A.G.M.||Annual General Meeting|
|absentee||Person not at the meeting, not present.|
|agenda||Written list of points to be discussed at a meeting.|
|alternative||Choice of two or more possibilities.|
|attendee||Participant or person attending a meeting.|
|ballot||System of secret voting;|
voters place their ballot-papers in a ballot-box;
|casting vote||Deciding vote, usually by the Chairman, when votes are|
in equal number.
|chairman / chairperson||The person who conducts the meeting.|
|clarify||Make something clearer by giving more information.|
|conference||Formal meeting for discussion or exchange of views.|
|conference call||Telephone call between three or more people in different places.|
|deadline||Future date at which something must be done.|
|decision||Reach a conclusion or resolution concerning future action.|
|i-conference||A meeting or discussion between two or more people via the internet.|
|interrupt||Stop a person who is speaking in order to say or do something.|
|item||A separate point for discussion on an agenda.|
|main point||What is most essential.|
|minutes||A written summary of the proceedings at a meeting.|
|objective||What is aimed at, what one wants to achieve or obtain.|
|point out||Draw attention to something e.g. point out an increase in demand.|
|proposal||A course of action put forward for consideration; to make a proposal.|
|proxy vote||A vote cast by one person for another.|
|recommend||Advise a course of action; make a recommendation.|
|show of hands||Raised hands to express agreement or disagreement in a vote.|
|summary||A brief statement of the main points.|
|task||A piece of work to be done; to assign a task to someone.|
|unanimous||In complete agreement.|
|video conference||Conference linking people in different locations by satellite, TV, etc.|
|vote||Express one's agreement or disagreement; to cast a vote.|
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Saturday, November 26, 2016
|after sales service||Service that continues after the sale of a product (maintenance, etc.)|
|agent||Person or company that acts for another and provides a specified service.|
|B2B e-commerce||Business to business e-commerce : use of commercial networks, online product catalogues and other online resources to obtain better prices and reach new customers.|
|B2C e-commerce||Business to consumer e-commerce :|
online sale of goods and services directly to consumers.
|benchmarking||Comparing one's products to those of competitors in order to improve quality and performance.|
|buyer||1) Any person who makes a purchase.|
2) A person employed to choose and buy stock for a company.
|cash refund offer||Offer to pay back part of the purchase price of a product to customers who send a "proof of purchase" to the manufacturer.|
|chain store||Two or more shops or outlets that have the same owner and sell similar lines of merchandise.|
|client||A person who buys services or advice from a lawyer, an accountant or other professional.|
|close||Finalize a sale or deal.|
|convenience store||Small shop located near a residential area that opens long hours, seven days a week.|
|coupon||Certificate that gives customers a saving when they purchase a specific product.|
|deal||A business transaction.|
|department store||A large shop or store that carries a wide variety of product lines.|
|direct investment||Entering a foreign market by setting up assembly or manufacturing facilities in that country.|
|discount||A reduction in price.|
|e-commerce||Buying and selling by electronic means, primarily on the internet.|
|e-marketing||Promotion of products and services over the internet.|
|extranet||Network that connects a company with its suppliers and distributors|
|follow-up||Maintain contact after the sale to ensure customer satisfaction.|
|franchise||Association between a manufacturer or wholesaler (franchiser) and an independent business person (franchisee) who buys the right to own and operate a unit in the franchise system.|
|guarantee||A promise that product will be repaired or replaced if faulty.|
|intranet||A network that connects people to each other within a company.|
|joint venture||A way of entering a foreign market by joining with a foreign company to manufacture or market a product or service.|
|market leader||The company with the largest market share in an industry.|
|mark up||Percentage of the price added to the cost to reach a selling price.|
|opinion leader||Person with a reference, who, because of competence, knowledge, or other characteristics, exerts influence on others.|
|packaging||Designing and producing the container or wrapper for a product.|
|product line||A group of products that are closely related.|
|prospect||A potential customer.|
|representative||A person who represents and sells for a company.|
|retail||To sell in small quantities, as in a shop, directly to customers.|
|shopping centre||Group of shops developed and managed as a unit.|
|telephone marketing||Using the telephone to sell directly to customers.|
|trade fair||An exhibition at which companies in a specific industry can show or demonstrate their products.|
|viral marketing||The internet version of word-of-mouth marketing - email messages that customers pass on to friends.|
|wholesale||To sell goods and services to those buying for resale (e.g. a shop) or for business use.|
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|Bid||The price a buyer is willing to offer for shares in a company.|
|Blue Chip Stocks||Stocks of leading companies with a reputation for stable growth and earnings.|
|Bond||Certificate issued by companies and governments to their lenders.|
|Capital||Money and other property of companies used in transacting the business.|
|Capital stock||All shares representing ownership of a company.|
|Commodities||Products such as agricultural products and natural resources (wood, oil and metals) that are traded on a separate, authorized commodities exchange.|
|Dividend||A portion of a company's earnings which is paid to the shareholders/stockholders on a quarterly or annual basis.|
|Equity||The value of stocks and shares; the net value of mortgaged property.|
|Equities||Stocks and shares which represent a portion of the capital of a company.|
|Futures||Contracts to buy or sell securities at a future date.|
|Insider||All those who have access to inside information concerning the company.|
|Insider dealing / trading||Buying or selling with the help of information known only to those connected with the business.|
|IPO||Initial Public Offering - selling part of a company on the stock market.|
|Issue||Put into circulation a number of a company's shares for sale.|
|Liabilities||The debts and obligations of a company or an individual.|
|Mortgage||Agreement by which a bank or building society lends money for the purchase of property, such as a house or apartment. The property is the security for the loan.|
|Mutual fund||Savings fund that uses cash from a pool of savers to buy securities such as stock, bonds or real estate.|
|Option||The right to buy and sell certain securities at a specified price and period of time.|
|Par value||Nominal face value.|
|Penny stock||Shares selling at less than $1 a share.|
|Portfolio||Various types of securities held by an individual or institution.|
|Securities||Transferable certificates showing ownership of stocks, bonds, shares, options, etc.|
|Share||The capital of a company is divided into shares which entitle the owner, or shareholder, to a proportion of the profits.|
|Share certificate||Certificate representing the number of shares owned by an investor.|
|Shareholder||Owner of shares.|
|Speculator||Someone who buys and sells stocks and shares in the hope of making a profit through changes in their value.|
|Stock||Shares (portion of the capital of a business company) held by an investor.|
|Stockbroker||A licensed professional who buys and sells stocks and shares for clients in exchange for a fee called a 'commission'.|
|Stockholder||Person who owns stocks and shares.|
|Trader||Investor who holds stocks and securities for a short time (minutes, hours or days) with the objective of making profit from short-term gains in the market.|
Investment is generally based on stock price rather than on an evaluation of the company.
|Trading session||Period during which the Stock Exchange is open for trading.|
|Venture capital||Money raised by companies to finance new ventures in exchange for percentage ownership.|
|Yield||Return on investment shown as a percentage.|
Saturday, November 19, 2016
|1||Tell me about yourself.|
|2||How would you describe yourself? (character / personality)|
|3||Are you married? Single? Do you have partner?|
|4||What are your strengths / weaknesses?|
|5||What do you do in your free time?|
What are your hobbies? / Do you have any hobbies?
|6||Why are you interested in working for our company?|
Why do you want to work for this company?
|7||What type of position do you think you are suited for / would suit you?|
|8||How would you describe the position we have to offer?|
|9||What aspects of the position are you most / least interested in?|
|10||What would you like to find in this job that you didn't have in your previous job?|
|11||How do you think you could develop the position?|
What would be your strategy to develop the position?
|12||What have you got to offer us?|
What could you contribute to our company?
|13||What do you think you gained by working in your last job?|
|14||What were you responsible for?|
What did your job involve?
|15||What do you think of your (last) boss?|
|16||Why do you want to leave your present job?|
Why do you want to change jobs?
|17||What are your salary requirements?|
How much would you hope to earn in this position?
How much do you think you should be offered for this position?
What salary would you expect (to be offered) for this position?
|18||Have you received any offers of a job?|
|19||Why have you had to look for a job for so long?|
Why have you been looking for a job for so long?
Why did it take you so long to find a new job?
|20||How do your feel about your future in the profession?|
|21||Have you had any failures? What failures have you had?|
Have you had any negative experiences?
|22||What sort of obstacles have you come across / encountered in your work?|
|23||If you had to recruit colleagues, what qualities would you look for?|
|24||Would you be willing to relocate/to move to another part of the country/to work abroad?|
|25||Don't you think you have too much experience / you are over-qualified for this job?|
|26||How long do you think you would stay with us?|
If we offered you this job, how long would you expect to stay with us?
|27||Which do you prefer : to work alone or in a team?|
Do you prefer working alone or with other people as part of a team?
|28||Do you know how to manage a team?|
Are you capable of leading a team?
Do you think you have the ability to be a team leader?
|29||Why should I recruit you?|
How could you persuade me to recruit me?
|30||Do you have any comments to make, or any questions to ask?|
Friday, November 18, 2016
- We must focus our attention on ...
- What I suggest is ...
- There is a necessity for ...
- We need more ...
- We have no choice but to ...
- Appropriate measures must be taken
- The only option we have is to ...
- These changes are inevitable.
- We will have to revise our estimation.
- The result / outcome will be ...
- I strongly recommend ...
- To conclude, I am happy / I regret to announce that ...