Phrases for Meetings

Participate with words




Meetings at work present great opportunities to showcase your talent. Do not let them go to waste. - Abhishek Ratna -

STARTING A MEETING


WELCOMING

It’s great to see everybody.

Thanks for being here today.

Hello everybody.

It’s good to see you all.

ATTENDANCE

José has sent his apologies.

Julia can’t make it either.

Unfortunately, Lucia wasn’t able to make it today.


TOPIC OF THE MEETING

Our objective today is …

We’ll be discussing …

Zhao will present an analysis of …

Mohamed is going to give us an overview of …


INTRODUCING PEOPLE

Before we begin, can I introduce Anu Khan to you all?

Does everyone know Marita Stevensen?

This is Christina, one of our sales reps.

Let me introduce myself. I'm...

Would you mind introducing yourself?

I’m the IT consultant.

I’ve been with the company since 2012.

I’ve worked for the company for seven years.

I’m based in the Milan office.




TAKING PART IN DISCUSSIONS


ASKING FOR COMMENTS

What do you think about that?

Do you want to start us off?

Does anyone want to say anything on that?

Would you like to comment on that?

INTERRUPTING

Sorry, but …

Sorry to interrupt but I feel that …

May I just say something about that?

GIVING AN OPINION

I think that …

It seems to me that …

In my opinion …

I’m convinced that …

There’s no doubt in my mind that …

AGREEMENT

I think you’re right.

That’s right.

I agree.

You’re completely right.

Absolutely. I think it’s a fantastic idea.

I totally agree.


DISAGREEMENT

Sorry, but I disagree.

I can’t go along with that.

I think you might be wrong there.

I’m afraid I can’t agree with you there.



ENDING MEETINGS


SUMMARIZING

Just to confirm, we’re going to … 

Summing it up...

We’ve decided that … 


THANKING

Thanks for coming in today.

Thank you very much for your time.

Thank you for your hard work. I think we’ve come up with 

a lot of good ideas.


SAYING GOODBYE

I look forward to seeing you again soon.

Have a safe trip back to Singapore.

See you Monday.