Day: August 2, 2017

Useful Phrases for a Meeting

Useful Phrases for a Meeting

USEFUL PHRASES FOR RUNNING A BUSINESS MEETING 1. Start the meeting| * Let’s begin * Let’s start| 2. State the aim| * The main aim/purpose of the meeting is to… * We’re meeting today to… * We’re here today to discuss about.. | 3. Ask for opinions| * What do you think about…? * What’s your opinions/views? * How do you feel about…? * Let’s hear a few more views/opinions| 4. Change the subject| * The next point/item on the agenda is… * Now, about… * Let’s move on to… | 5.

Summarize| * Let’s summarize the point * Let’s see what we’ve got * Let’s go over the main point again| 6. Give opinion| * From my point of view * To tell the truth/To be honest * As for me * As far as I’m concerned * I feel that… | 7. Make suggestion| * I think we should/could… * I suggest we + V * Can we … * Why don’t you… * How/what about… * I suggest/recommend that… | 8. Comment on other opinion| * I never thought about it that way before * Good point! * May be you right * I get your point| 9.

Clarifying| * Have I made that clear? * Do you see what I’m getting at? * Let me put this another way. * I’d just like to repeat that… * What do you mean by…? * Do you mean that…? * I don’t understand, are you saying…? | 10. Ask for opinions (2)| * Do you (really) think that… * (Name of participant) can we get your input? * How did you feel about…? | 11. Agree| * Exactly! * That’s (exactly) the way I feel. * I have to agree with (name of participant) * That’s a good idea * Reasonable| 12.

Disagree| * Up to a point I agree with you, but… * (I’m afraid) I can’t agree * I see what you mean, but… * I strongly disagree with you| 13. Interrupting| * May I have a word? * If I may, I think… * Excuse me for interrupting,… * Excuse me, I’m sorry to interrupt but * Hold on aminute * Can I just say something/comment on that? | 14. Requesting information| * I don’t see what you mean. Could we have some more details? | 15. Asking for contributions for other participants| * What do you think about this proposal? Would you like to add anything, (name of participant) * Has anyone else got anything to contribute? * Are there any more comments? | 16. Asking for verification(xac minh)| * I’d like you to… * Woud you mind … * I wonder if you could… | 17. Correcting information| * Sorry, that’s not quite right * I’m afraid you don’t understand what I’m saying * That’s not what I mean| 18. Keeping the meeting on time| * We’ll have to leave that to another time| 19. Creat a solution| * What if + clause * How about if + clause * A possibility/A compromise(th? hi? p) is to… | 20. Show annoyance| * I warn you… * … and you know it * It’s not possible/acceptable * Sorry but that’s it| 21. Calm people down| * You have to/should think again * I see what you mean * Come on, you know * Calm down please, we will talk about it later * Let’s have a break and come back to it later| 22. Close the negotiation| * In short, we’ve agreed/decided that… * That’s it/ That’s all/everything * That covers everything * We’ve go a deal * |