Thursday, 16 August 2012

What's the deal? (The Dragons' Den / Negotiating)

You are going to
  • watch a video clip from the BBC TV series "The Dragons' Den"
  • do a gap-fill exercise practising some business vocabulary
  • look at and practise the language of negotiation










1) Discuss


Bedlam Cube
Rubik's Cube













  • Have you ever tried to convince someone that something is a good idea?
  • Could you convince some investors to invest money in an idea you've had?
  • How would you "pitch" your idea?



You are going to watch Danny Bamping pitching for his company “Bedlam Puzzles” on the BBC TV series Dragons' Den

Dragons' Den is a TV series in which budding entrepreneurs get three minutes to pitch their business ideas to five multi-millionaires willing to invest up to £100,000 of their own money .




Here are the five multi-millionaires (the "Dragons")


The product idea Danny is trying to sell them is the “Bedlam Cube
Will he be successful?
Will he get the £100,000 he needs?
Watch and find out.





2) Before you watch / Vocabulary
Check you will understand some of the vocabulary in the clip by matching the words with the definitions in this exercise.







3) Watch the clip
  • Does Danny reach a deal with the entrepreneurs?
  • What is the deal?




Watch the clip on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zBQa2XyvWE





4) Fill in the gaps
Now read this summary of the clip. Fill in the gaps with a word from the list. Watch the clip again if you need to.






5) Read
What happened next?
Find out what happened after the program

http://www.lammo.net/dragons-den/267/dragons-den-where-are-they-now-bedlam-cube/

  • Did Danny continue with the deal he made with the Dragons?
  • Was the Bedlam Cube a success?






6) Formal language for negotiating
When negotiating or presenting ideas in a business situation it is often best to use polite, tentative and formal language.
Match the expressions on the right to the situations on the left.

Adapted from http://www.sonnerct.com/English_Phrases/7_Negotiations.htm

Printable worksheets here


7) More
BBC Dragons' Den business language glossary
http://www.bbc.co.uk/dragonsden/business/glossary/a

How to present yourself
http://efllecturer.blogspot.co.uk/2011/05/presentations-how-to-present-yourself.html

Design your own TV commercial / advert
http://efllecturer.blogspot.co.uk/2011/06/commercial-break-tv-adverts-commercials.html



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