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Dear teachers,

I usually get nervous when I have to speak on the phone with a English native speaker :-(( I am not sure what I must say. Please check and tell me if it is ok.

"Good morning, company XXX is speaking"

"May I speak to Mr. XXX" ?

"Can you please tell me when he is going to be available"?

"I need to speak to him directly because I usually deal with him about this matter"

Thank you for checking!

p.s

it would be nice to know why you English native speaker speak so in low voice but so quickly :-(((((((( I usually understand just last word of the sentence :-(((((
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Pamela81"Good morning, company XXX is speaking"

"May I speak to Mr. XXX" ?

"Can you please tell me when he is going to be available"?

"I need to speak to him directly because I usually deal with him about this matter".
In your place, I would say for the first one:

If you are calling them you can begin with:
Good morning. This is Pamela from XXX.

If they are calling you can answer:
XXX. Pamela speaking.

The other three are fine just as you wrote them. Emotion: smile

CJ
Hi CJ!

thank you!

So if I mention "company XXX is speaking" it seems like this company is calling and not me?

Thank you

Pamela
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Pamela81So if I mention "company XXX is speaking" it seems like this company is calling and not me?
Yup! Exactly. Emotion: smile

CJ
Thank you CJ!
I hope I can remember this, I have been repeating this wrong sentence for so many years :-((

Best wishes
Pamela
Hi,

Here's something else to consider.

If you refer to the person you are calling as Mr Jones but to yourself merely as 'Pamela', you are implying that you are a person of low status an low importance at your company.
eg You sound like a junior clerk, not a manager.

You have higher status if you give your name as Pamela Smith.

Clive
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Hi,
CliveYou have higher status if you give your name as Pamela Smith.
I assume you meant to say ‘as Pamela Smith, for example’. In other words, she should include
her last name when introducing herself to someone. Is that your meaning?

I am saying this because what you said might be thought of as a cryptic remark. No offence, of course.

Regards
Hi,

Yes.
Did you really think that I meant the specific name 'Pamela Smith' had some special status?

The name 'Mr Jones' was also just an example.Emotion: smile

Clive
Hi,
CliveDid you really think that I meant the specific name 'Pamela Smith' had some special status?
Of course not. I realized they were just examples. However, I did not want Pamela to think so.
You know—sometimes our remarks can be interpreted improperly by the posters. Emotion: wink

Regards
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