Idioms for talking about failure

We often associate business with success and winning and all the great things that come with building an empire and making lots of money. This is the wonderful side of business that everyone aspires to reach.

One the other hand, what about failure. As Robert F Kennedy once said, “Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” On the path to success there are so many train wrecks along the way. With every new idea there is always a big chance of failure. However, remember, it only takes 1 idea out of a thousand to be a success for you to make it big.

Making it big sounds great, but today, we are talking about failure. The train wrecks and disasters on our path to greatness.

Got a project that is going down the drain? Have an employee who is a complete disaster? Got a business idea that has turned into a major headache? If that sounds familiar, then check out this episode where we explore idioms for talking about failure.

This episode divide in four parts:

  • Firstly, we will be looking at collocations for talking about failure.
  • Then in the second part I will cover some adjectives for failure.
  • Thirdly, I want to share 6 expressions you can use informally to talk about failure with your friends or colleagues. These phrases are not your everyday expressions and your probably haven’t heard them before.
  • To wrap things up I will be showing you some business scenarios where you can apply this vocabulary in your everyday working life. Plus, I’ll give you some tips on how to learn them and put them into practice.

How to give advice and make suggestions in meetings

If you have ever found yourself in a meeting where you have to give someone some very targeted and relevant advice, then you are definitely going to need to listen to today’s episode. Today I will be going over some very common expressions and structures for giving advice. We will also be covering the relevant grammar that you will need to understand to be able to use the correct structure.

Being clear and confident in meetings is a key skill in business and by giving clear concise advice you are able to sound like an authority.

So, You will be able to learn:

  1. An overview of the 2nd conditional
  2. How to give advice
  3. How to make suggestions
  4. Examples in context.

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