Category Archives for Meetings

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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032 How to give advice and make suggestions in meetings

032 How to give advice and make suggestions in meetingsIntroductionHi everyone and welcome to another episode of The Art of Business English. In this week’s episode we are going back to some fundamental business skills. This week we are going to be looking at how you can offer advice and make suggestions in business meetings. If […]

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026 Present and Future Perfect for talking about sales in meetings or presentation

026 Present and Future Perfect for talking about sales in meetings or presentationHello and welcome back to The Art of Business English. As always it is a pleasure having you here. In this week’s episode we are going to be looking at the Present and Future Perfect and how we can use them to talk […]

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017 Talking about profitability in meetings

017 Talking about profitability in meetingsHi everyone, welcome back to the Art of Business English. In today’s episode we are going to be looking at vocabulary for describing profitability when in meetings. We will be covering some general vocabulary and then some more specific idioms. ​I have divided the episode into three parts. By the end […]

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