GENERAL BUSINESS TERMS
Part of speech
| Example Sentence
| not present
| The vice president is absent due to unforeseen circumstances.
| succeed in doing
| We have a lot to accomplish today, so let's begin.
| deal with; speak on
| I hope we do not have to address this matter again in the future.
| close a meeting
| If there are no further comments, we will adjourn the meeting here.
| list of objectives to cover in a meeting
| Please forward the agenda to anyone who is speaking at the meeting.
| Annual (yearly) General Meeting
| We always vote for a new chairperson at the AGM.
| assign roles/tasks to certain people
| I forgot to allocate someone to bring refreshments.
| Any Other Business (unspecified item on agenda)
| The last item on the agenda is AOB.
| item on agenda announcing people who are absent; apologies for absence
| Everyone is present today, so we can skip the apologies.
| a type of vote, usually in writing and usually secret
| Please fold your ballot in half before you place it in the box.
| board of directors
| group of elected members of an organization/company who meet to make decisions
| The board of directors meets once a month to discuss the budget.
| a large meeting room, often has one long table and many chairs
| The boardroom is reserved for a managers' meeting, so we'll have to meet in the lounge.
| thinking to gather ideas
| Let's take a few minutes and brainstorm some ways that we can cut costs.
| casting vote
| deciding vote (usually by the chairman) when the votes are otherwise equal
| The role of treasurer was decided based on the chairman's casting vote.
| the person who leads or presides...
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