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実ビジ:9/5:Brand Ambassadors in Action(1)

Lyons and Collins discuss Umemura's trip to see H&B brand ambassadors

at work at totwo Ohio universities. Collins says she intended the trip as a learning experience for Umemura and an opportunity to get feedback for the company,

and ask Lyons to listen to Umemura's findings with her.

Umemura comes to make his report, and says he only recently learned what a brand ambassador was.

Sent somone out into the trenches:

In athe militaly, a trench is a long ditch made inthe ground to hide or protect soldiers,

the image of fighting in dirt,you know,it means this word is often used to refer to the places where tough day to day work

and struggle takes places here, the front lines if you will

for example, He laboured in the trenches for ten years being promoted to management.

It's also common to say back to the trenches meaning

back to work, after lunch with the colleague, I might say

"Whell it's almost 1 oclock, back to the trenches."

in action:

Collins sent Umemura to see brand ambassadors working, functioning in other words.

High school student might visit the diet to see politicians in an action or labolatries to see scientisscience in an action.

Cut off:

Cut off has a number of meanings. Collins means people in the Manhattan office can be blocked, isolated from the real world, like mountain villages are cut off by snowstorms, sometimes.

Cut off can also mean to interrupt someone or something to stop it from continuing, for example,

Mary tried to explain why she was late, but her boss cut it off, he stopped her.

Field trip:

This is a trip made to some locations for fisrt termfirsthand observation, study

it's especially common regarding student trips outside the regular classroom.

My middle and high school classes went on field trips to art and science museums, for exmaple.

lowdown:

The inside fact or truth, collins thinksis saying.

A travel website might give ursers lowdaonw on different hotels.

For exmaple, tell them how good the locations or services actually were.

Take on:

There are many ways to use take .

Here it's a noun, meaning, someone's assesment of someting.

Their point of view on it.

For example, what's your take on the free trade agreement.

Do you think it will help japan's economy or harm it?

Expand:

Explain further, give more information or more detail, Collins means.

You might say something like

"At our last meeting, you mentioned the possibility of a joint venture, could you expand that point?"

What do you make of it?:

This is a very common expression, meaning what's your opinion about the nature or meaning or something.

For example, what do you make of the sales increase last quarter? Does it mean our business's turning around?

Or was it a just temporaly improvement?"