Useful Phrases for a Meeting

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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...
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