How to Request Someone's Time | Professional English Skills

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Whether it’s to request a meeting with your boss or a potential new client or ask a coworker to help you, how can you ask someone else for her time in a polite way that leads to ‘yes’ without overwhelm?

Everyone's busy, right?

Knowing that can make asking for someone else’s time can be awkward and uncomfortable.

In this Confident English, you’ll get 4 simple steps to help you navigate when and how to request someone’s time in English.

Along the way, you’ll get clear examples you can follow with 4 common scenarios and key English phrases to use when asking for a meeting with your boss, requesting a coworker’s time, or when you want to make a cold request.

Visit the Speak Confident English lesson for a written summary and more: https://www.speakconfidentenglish.com/request-someones-time

Chapters:

00:00 - Intro
01:33 - 4 quick tips
05:02 - Request a meeting with your boss
06:14 - Request a meeting with a client
07:29 - Request a time with a coworker
08:41 - Make a cold request
11:20 - Practice

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