Business English Case Study (November 2022)

Two colleagues, Marta and Jake, are going abroad on a business trip to present a sales pitch at a conference and to network with other attendees at the conference.

Jake is very keen to make connections with others and spends all his time organising dinners and day trips to land new partnerships.

But Marta is concerned about the sales pitch and is so focused on the preparations that she fails to network with her colleagues.

Jake is frustrated by Marta’s approach, saying that they are missing opportunities.

Marta is frustrated by Jake’s approach and says he is wasting the company’s money and time.

What approach would you take?