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A New Opportunity – FridayMs. Jones: Mr. Okamoto, do you have a couple of minutes to spare right now? I have something urgent I'd like to discuss with you.Mr. Okamoto: Well, there's no need to beat around the bush. What is it?Ms. Jones: Our former client X-Distribution Inc. contacted me just now to say that they have just dropped using our rival company for their supply needs. They want us to come in to their headquarters on Monday to give a presentation and proposal for our services.Mr. Okamoto: That's great news! This might just put us back in the game in the Kansai region.Ms. Jones: Well, that's the good news. The bad news is that two of our competitors will be also meeting with them next week. Since I've worked with them before, we are a little ahead of the game, but we are going to need to work really hard over the weekend to get this proposal together.Mr. Okamoto: I will be able to help out with this one. Can you ask Masato from the planning section to come in as well?Ms. Jones: I think that he's tied up with the new advertising campaign right now. How about I ask Jim from sales to join us? He's great at tackling these kinds of challenges.Mr. Okamoto: Sounds good. Let's see...today is Friday, so I'll get a head start on the proposal draft now, and you go speak with Jim about the background and strategy.Later that dayMs. Jones: Hey, so I spoke with Jim and he's game to help out. He can bring a lot to the table as far as product background and negotiation skill.Mr. Okamoto: Great. I really don't want this to fall through. Let's meet here early tomorrow at 8am and we might be able to finish and not have to come in on Sunday.Mr. Jones: Okay. See you tomorrow morning.Monday morningMs. Jones: Good morning. So, are you ready to go and fight it out for the new contract?Mr. Okamoto: I sure am. But where's Jim? I went by his desk, but it looks like he isn't in yet! I hate playing the waiting game!Ms. Jones: He just called me and said that he was