Zhang You know, we are going to make a video to promote our products.
Wang Yeah. And we are going to send them to our potential new clients. Really a good idea, isn't it
Zhang Sure. Which members of staff should be involved in making the video, do you think
Wang Well. I think there should be representatives from Marketing because primarily it is their job to promote the sales, isn't it
Zhang Yes, and we should also involve R&D people. You know, they certainly know more than the others about our products.
Wang They know what characteristic features of our products we should present to our clients.
Zhang Right. And we should assure our potential clients of the high quality of our products, so I would suggest we include Quality Control also.
Wang Good idea. And people on the after-sales side too. You know after-sales service is one of the primary concerns of our clients.
Zhang Good. So we shall involve people from Marketing, R&D, QC and After-Sales.
Wang Right. Now what aspects of our activities do you think we should include in the video
Zhang There's really a lot. First of all, I think we should let our clients know that ours is an established company in the line. So I think we can include the 50th anniversary of our company in the video, and…
Wang And our research and development activities too.
Zhang Yes, but…
Wang But what
Zhang But we cannot go into too much detail in our presentation. You know it's sort of business secret, isn't it
Wang Just enough to convince them that ours is of very high quality.
Zhang And naturally, we can include our quality control procedures and also after-sales services.
Wang And also we can demonstrate our product in the video. Don't you think so
Zhang A neat idea.Cutting Departmental Costs
Wang You know our departmental costs have risen a lot recently.
Zhang Yes, I think we are exceeding our budget.
Wang What do you think are the reasons
Zhang I think there are many reasons for this. You know last month we run a series of promotion campaigns. That's a lot of money, isn't it
Wang Yes, but I think we spent too much on that. I mean we could have spent less.
Zhang Uh Um
Wang You know we have been traveling a lot around the country. And most of us travel by air.
Zhang You mean some of the travels are not necessary.
Wang Exactly. You know, some of the face-to-face talks may simply be replaced by email communication.
Zhang There's a lot in what you've said. I think we should make full use of our modern facilities and save some expensive travels.
Wang Not only that. I think modern facilities, like computers, should be made full use of within the company, too. I mean a lot of money could have been saved, if we had done that.
Zhang What do you mean
Wang You see, each month we spend a good lot of money on office supplies like print paper.
Zhang Yes, some of the managers always ask for printouts instead of retrieving information from the computer system.
Wang Especially those senior managers, who are usually older than others. They are simply not accustomed to the advanced computer system.
Zhang And young people are also responsible for the increase in costs, too. You know many of them often keep their computers on for the whole night.
Wang And very often they forget to turn off lights when they leave their offices.
Zhang So, something must be done before things become any worse.
Wang Right. I think we should offer some incentives to those who save costs in their jobs.
Zhang Like what
Wang Like a quarterly award for them.
Zhang And personally I see an absolute need for a training course for our staff members.
Wang On computers
Zhang Yeah. So that they can make better use of them. And in this way, I believe we'll be able to bring down our costs.