200 authentic English expressions and phrases used

The purpose of this article is to provide you with expressions that native speakers often use in English meetings. By learning these expressions, you will be able to express yourself more effectively in meetings.

We divided the authentic English expressions and phrases used by 200 native English speakers in meetings into 36 parts according to the process sequence of a business meeting. Each part contains different expressions and phrases.

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1Pre-meeting chat

1. Nice to see you again / Good to meet you.
2. How was your trip?
3. Have you been here before?
4. We’ve emailed each other a few times, but it’s nice to finally meet you face to face.
5. You must be (name).
6. Is this your first time here?

2Welcome Attendees

7. Good morning everyone and welcome to the meeting today.
8. I’m pleased to welcome you today to…

3Introduce yourself and the attendees

9. For those of you who don’t know me, I am…
10. I think we could start by each person saying their name and a few words about their job, their role in this team, their background…
11. I’m pleased to introduce you to a new member of our team.
12. In case you don’t know him/her already, this is… from…

4Start a meeting

13. OK that’s the introduction Chinese Overseas Africa Number Data s out of the way. Let’s get started.
14. Let’s get the ball rolling, shall we?
15. We’ve got a lot to get through, so let’s begin.
16. I’d like to start with… which is about…
17. Let’s kick off with…

5Introducing the agenda

18. Have you all got the agenda?
19. As we can see from the agenda  there is a lot to get through.
20. As we can see from the agenda there is only a couple of issues to discuss.
21. If there are no objections, I’d like to skip the first topic and start instead with the third one.

6Introduce the theme/topic of the meeting

22. As you probably know, the main reason for this meeting is…
23. As I wrote in my email yesterday, we need to come to an agreement about…
24. What we need to decide today is…

7Review meeting objectives

25. The purpose of this meeting is to…
26. If we achieve nothing else t Book Your Listday we must find a solution to…
27. Our aim today is…
28. By the end of this meeting, I’d like to have reached a decision about…

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