With CISL’s Premier English courses, professional, business-minded students perfect their English skills in a productive CISL environment (and in a class of no more than 4 students)! Students of these intensive courses (Executive English in San Diego and Global Success in San Francisco) go on (or go back to!) successful careers in their prospective fields. At their companies, these professionals are expected to conduct meetings and correspond in English. The meeting management language provided below is an example of the communicative skills CISL teaches in its Premier courses.
Meeting Management Language
Opening the meeting
Thank you everyone for coming. I’d like to conduct/do some brief introductions before we begin the meeting . . .
Hello, everyone. For those of you who do not know me, my name is _____ and I am the _____ . . . .
Good morning/afternoon, everyone. I’d like to begin by asking if everyone has a copy of the meeting agenda . . .
Hello, all. I’ve called you here today because . . .
Asking for opinions
What’s your take on . . . ?
What do you think about . . . ?
What is your opinion regarding . . . ?
I’m in complete agreement with you.
I couldn’t agree more.
I see where you’re coming from; however, . . .
I’m not sure if I’m convinced . . .
I have doubts about . . .
We have some legitimate concerns regarding . . .
Moving to another topic of conversation
Great. Well, shall we move on to discuss . . . ?
If no one has anything else to add, let’s move on to discussing . . .
OK. Regarding the next item on our agenda, . . .
Ending the meeting
We’ve now covered everything on our agenda, so this concludes our meeting. To follow up, I’d like to . . . .
Thank you again for taking the time to attend this meeting. As a follow up, I propose . . .
Again, thank you for your input during today’s meeting. We will have a copy of the meeting notes emailed to everyone later today, and we will plan to meet again on (date) to discuss . . .
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