ESL Podcast 656 – Ordering Business Stationery
Jermaine: How did the investor meeting go?
Teresa: That meeting has been postponed until next week. One of the potential investors is out of town.
Jermaine: In that case, can you help me with some of this work?
Teresa: I would, but I’m busy ordering stationery right now.
Jermaine: Stationery? You’re ordering stationery?
Teresa: Yes, of course. For us to be taken seriously as a new company, we have to project a professional image. Having good stationery is part of that.
Jermaine: I’m not sure…
Teresa: Look, we can’t go to business meetings without good business cards, right?
Jermaine: I guess so…
Teresa: If we have any correspondence with our potential investors, we need letterhead and envelopes, right?
Jermaine: I suppose…
Teresa: Okay, so I’m ordering those things. In the process, I’m ordering some embossed greeting cards and some promotional postcards. We’ll also need some notepads and…
Jermaine: Whoa! Aren’t you jumping the gun?
Teresa: Why do you say that?
Jermaine: First, we need to establish a company, and then we can start behaving like one.
Teresa: That’s where you’re wrong. If you build it, they will come.
Jermaine: You mean if we start behaving like a company, then the investors will come?
Script by Dr. Lucy Tse