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10 Business English Phrases for Meetings

December 11, 2018

Piyush: Hi Vishaal

Vishaal: Hello Piyush, thank you for setting up the meeting so quickly after our Introduction a few days ago.

Piyush: No problems, It’s just that we had to hold this meeting on a Saturday.

Vishaal: That is not a problem

Piyush: So, let’s call this meeting to order as we are all here now. I would like to open the meeting by welcoming you to our office.

Vishaal: Thank you.

Piyush: Where did you tell me you worked as a Trainer?

Vishaal: Well, I work at BM English Speaking Institute as a trainer.

Piyush: What all training do you’ll conduct?

Vishaal: We train learners in all aspects of English. Speech, Vocabulary, and public speaking. We also do personality development.

Piyush: So, I would like to lay a proposal on the table. In my organization, I would like to train my managers. Can I send them to you?

Vishaal: Absolutely, however, we can also send a trainer to your company if that is easier for you.

Piyush: That would be great. Let set a follow-up meeting to discuss the details.

Vishaal: Sure, I will circulate the agenda so that we can have a better discussion.

Piyush: Great and I will have someone send you the minutes of this meeting for your records.

Vishaal: Thank you. Shall we adjourn this meeting for today?

Piyush: Yes.

Vishaal: Thank you for your time. It was great to see you again

Piyush: Same here. Goodbye.


  1. setting up the meeting: to make arrangements for a meeting
  2. hold this meeting: to conduct a meeting
  3. call this meeting to order: to start a meeting
  4. to lay a proposal on the table.: to present a matter for discussion
  5. follow-up meeting: to set up the next meeting.
  6. circulate the agenda: to distribute a list or other information about what will be discussed in a meeting
  7. the minutes of this meeting: the details of a meeting
  8. adjourn this meeting: to end a meeting
  9. run a meeting: to conduct a meeting
    eg: My boss is able to run a meeting very well
  10. open a meeting- to begin a meeting
    They opened the meeting by welcoming the new guests

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