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
It’s great to see everybody.
Thanks for being here today.
It’s good to see you all.
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 …
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?
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 …
I think you’re right.
You’re completely right.
Absolutely. I think it’s a fantastic idea.
I totally agree.
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.
Just to confirm, we’re going to …
Summing it up...
We’ve decided that …
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.
I look forward to seeing you again soon.
Have a safe trip back to Singapore.
See you Monday.