THE Guide to Meetings in English, Part 1

The guide to meetings in English kimgriffithsenglish

  1. Basic Meetings Vocabulary – AGENDAS, MINUTES, PEOPLE AND ACTIONS.
  2. The STRUCTURE of a Meeting. 
  3. Basic expression guide for CHAIRING A MEETING.
  4. Watch DAVID GRADY’S TEDTALK about meetings and what not to do.

 

Today,  I’d like to teach you some basics about meetings in English, as a kind of ground work (base) to build upon (on).  Of course, meetings is a subject which is much too large to be taught in one blog article.  And so, I will cover meetings in parts. In future articles we will see a lot of expressions for various functions which you will need for all the different situations that may come up (happen) in a meeting.  Also, we will see the correct way to act in a British meeting and more.  Now, let’s start at the beginning…

 

1)  VOCABULARY – AGENDAS, MINUTES, PEOPLE AND ACTIONS

Meetings KimGriffithsEnglish agenda minutes

Meetings English kimgriffithsenglish people

10 verbs for meetings KimGriffithsEnglish

 

 

2) THE STRUCTURE OF A MEETING

Meetings can vary greatly depending on the degree of formality of the company and on the style of the person controlling it.

Here I am focusing on a more formal structure which you could adapt and use in more informal meetings too.

Meetings structure kim griffiths english

 

 

3) BASIC EXPRESSION GUIDE FOR CHAIRING (managing) A MEETING

There are many more expressions for each of these different parts but I have chosen the essentials for a quick handy guide.  You can download this image for future reference!

Chairing a meeting expressions kim griffiths English

 

 

4) WATCH DAVID GRADY’S TEDTALK ABOUT MEETINGS AND WHAT NOT TO DO

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This is a short, entertaining and interesting tedtalk. There are subtitles available on ted and an interactive transcript if you need a little help with the comprehension.

 

 

 

 

 

Click here to see the talk on Tedtalks

 

For more from David Grady – have a look at his video which he mentions in the talk – Click here to watch in YouTube

 

Tell me in the comments if you have any tips for using in meetings?

That is all for Part 1 of  THE Meetings Guide. I hope that has covered the base. Learn the vocabulary and practice the expressions. If there is anything that you aren’t sure about then ask me in the comments.

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Have a great week and good meetings!

Kim

 

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About Kim Griffiths

I'm interested in kindness, creativity, positivity and learning new things. I teach English, write about English, sing jazz, paint and make things.

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