Update 2018-01-21: Added BEP32A & 32B. 2017-02-16: Updated ESLPod links to Lizhi.fm. For more info, see this post: ESLPod Links Broken.
Brainstorming is a type of meeting with the goal of coming up with lots of ideas. It can be useful in marketing, for example as part of new product development (NPD) or generating your marketing tactics. It might also be used to troubleshoot a problem or help plan a project.
Here are some ESL podcasts about brainstorming and idea generation (creating new ideas), with vocabulary and advice useful for brainstorming, meetings, marketing, troubleshooting, project management and business English in general.
Business English Pod
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Business English Pod has several podcasts and videos related to the topic of project management. You can see all those tagged 'project management' here:
The embedded videos are blocked in China, but you can still get them if you click the little "Download" link at the bottom of the page.
Here is a selection:
Don't forget to also check out my posts on other project-related materials from Business English Pod:
Also you might want to look at my post on project management podcasts from ESL Pod:
Update 2017-02-14: Updated many of the vocabulary links.
Re our class on "Employee Resourcing and Management", here are a couple of podcasts on staffing needs, relevant to an organization in general, or when starting a new project. They involve dealing with issues like: how many employees are needed, what work will they do, what qualifications should they have, where to find them, how much to pay them.
Some vocabulary from Part 1:
Some vocab from Part 2:
Here are some podcasts related to the topic of projects and project management, suitable for intermediate ESL learners.
Update 2015-10-17: Added info about video on Investopedia and "Executing a SWOT Analysis".
A SWOT analysis is a way of analyzing a business situation and understanding how it affects (now) or might affect (in the future) your company, project management, business plan, sales etc.
A SWOT audit can be very useful in creating your marketing plan, so that you understand the strengths and weaknesses of your products, opportunities to increase its sales, and threats that could reduce its sales.
Dictionary definitions of SWOT analysis
Here are some dictionary links (with definitions and example sentences):
Articles with more info on SWOT analysis
Here are some articles from encyclopedias and other sites, with more information and explanation:
ESL Podcasts on SWOT analysis
Here are some ESL podcasts from Business English Pod (which you can download, to listen to on your phone, on the way to work etc), where two people in an accounting firm are discussing a SWOT analysis for the firm's marketing:
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