Category Archives for Meetings

Clarifying summarising and closing a meeting

Clarifying, Summarising & Closing a Meeting This week we are coming to the end of our series on participating in meetings. I hope you have enjoyed the series over the last few weeks.  ​ Firstly, today we are going to be looking at how to clarify, summarise and close a meeting. I have put together a list of […]

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Formal vocabulary for business meetings

Formal vocabulary to use in a meeting Hello there. Do you want to sound more formal in your next business meeting? Do you get confused knowing when you need to use more formal expressions? Do you often wonder what type of expressions you should use and how to and when to use them?  ​ Firstly, If you have […]

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Making suggestions and proposals in a meeting

Making Suggestions and Proposals in Business Meetings ​Welcome back to the Art of Business English, where we are looking in detail at meetings and how you can better performance and participate.   If you have just joined us then I encourage you to go back and review our previous episodes on this topic.   Today, I have some more very […]

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Asking questions and showing interest in a meeting

Asking questions and showing interest in a meeting If you have been listening to the podcast for the past couple of weeks you will know that we are working on improving our confidence in meetings and our ability to actively participate in meetings. Once you have opened the meeting and given your first opinion on a […]

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Expressions for giving an opinion in meetings

Expressions for giving an opinion in meetings Participating in a meeting can seem like a pretty scary thing to do, especially if you are not a native English speaker. Sometimes you are asked to give your opinion on a range of topics, and this can cause some people to freeze, mumble or speak quickly making no […]

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Formal and informal expressions for opening a meeting

​Formal and Informal Expressions for Opening a Meeting If you are new to running meetings or if you are looking for some more expressions to help you better open a meeting in English, then today I have got you covered. ​ Running a meeting can be difficult, especially so if English is not your native language. If you […]

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Effectively preparing a meeting part 2

​​Effectively preparing a meeting part 2​​In this week’s episode, I build upon the previous episode and give some additional tips on how to effectively plan for a meeting based on the feedback from episode 92. If you would like to get the most out of your meetings then you don’t want to miss both episodes […]

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How to effectively plan your next business meeting

​How to plan for an effective meeting.​This week I am joined by my brother-in-law in Barcelona where we discuss how to plan for an effective meeting with external key stakeholders. If you need to participate in important meetings with external clients, suppliers, government officials or regulators, then you won’t want to miss this episode.If you would […]

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075 How to express reason and introduce supporting ideas

In this week’s episode of the Art of Business English I want to show you how you can express reason and use some very common linking words to help you introduce supporting ideas. As you may be aware, providing reasons and supporting ideas helps us to improve the strength of our ideas and arguments. The language […]

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060 How to disagree in English

How to disagree in English​Hello everyone and welcome back to the Art of Business English. A happy new year to all my listeners. I hope your year has got off to a great start and you are full of vision and ideas. I released an episode on New Year’s Day for goal setting, I hope […]

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