part of speech
|The vice president is absent due to unforeseen circumstances.
|succeed in doing
|We have a lot to accomplish today, so let's begin.
|deal with; speak on
|I hope we do not have to address this matter again in the future.
|close a meeting
|If there are no further comments, we will adjourn the meeting here.
|list of objectives to cover in a meeting
|Please forward the agenda to anyone who is speaking at the meeting.
|Annual (yearly) General Meeting
|We always vote for a new chairperson at the AGM.
|assign roles/tasks to certain people
|I forgot to allocate someone to bring refreshments.
|Any Other Business (unspecified item on agenda)
|The last item on the agenda is AOB.
|item on agenda announcing people who are absent; apologies for absence
|Everyone is present today, so we can skip the apologies.
|a type of vote, usually in writing and usually secret
|Please fold your ballot in half before you place it in the box.
|board of directors
|group of elected members of an organization/company who meet to make decisions
|The board of directors meets once a month to discuss the budget.
|a large meeting room, often has one long table and many chairs
|The boardroom is reserved for a managers' meeting, so we'll have to meet in the lounge.
|thinking to gather ideas
|Let's take a few minutes and brainstorm some ways that we can cut costs.
|deciding vote (usually by the chairman) when the votes are otherwise equal
|The role of treasurer was decided based on the chairman's casting vote.
|the person who leads or presides at a meeting
|As chair, it is my pleasure to introduce to you, Mr. Allan Davis.
|explanation/proof that something is true/understood
|Before we address this matter, I'll need some clarification as to who was involved.
|last thoughts spoken in a meeting (i.e. reminders, thank yous)
|I just have a few closing remarks and then you will all be free to go.
|work together as a pair/group
|The board fell apart because the members had difficulty collaborating.
|We will commence as soon as the last person signs the attendance sheet.
verb or noun
|express one's opinions or thoughts
|If you have a comment, please raise your hand rather than speak out.
|formal meeting for discussion, esp. a regular one held by an organisation
|Before the conference there will be a private meeting for board members only.
|telephone meeting between three or more people in different locations
|Please make sure I have no interruptions while I'm on the conference call.
|private; not to be shared
|Any financial information shared during this meeting should be kept confidential.
|If we cannot come to a consensus by the end of the meeting we will put it to a vote.
|due date for completion
|The deadline for buying tickets to the conference is May 25th.
|If no one volunteers to take the minutes I will be forced to designate someone.
|a procedure (often unnecessary) that has to be followed due to a rule
|Everyone knows who is going to be the next vice president, so this vote is really just a formality.
|The first item on the agenda relates to a grievance reported by the interns.
|person who joins the group in order to share information or deliver a speech
|I am delighted to welcome our guest speaker Holly, who is going to be offering some sales pitch tips.
|make something happen; follow through
|It's not a question of whether or not we're going to use this idea, it's whether or not we know how to implement it.
|It is mandatory that all supervisors attend Friday's meeting.
|a written record of everything said at a meeting
|Before we begin with today's meeting, let's quickly review the minutes from last month.
|a suggestion put to a vote
|The motion to extend store hours has been passed.
|goals to accomplish
|I'm pleased that we were able to cover all of the objectives today within the designated time.
|chairperson or leader's first words at a meeting (i.e. welcome, introductions)
|As I mentioned in my opening remarks, we have to clear this room before the end of the hour.
|machine with a special light that projects a document onto a screen or wall so that all can see
|I'm going to put a pie chart on the overhead projector so that everyone can visualize how our profits have declined.
|person who attends and joins in on an event
|Can I have a show of hands of all of those who were participants in last year's conference?
|a vote cast by one person for or in place of another
|There must have been one proxy vote because I count twelve ballots but only eleven attendees.
|on time (not late)
|Firstly, I want to thank you all for being punctual despite this early meeting.
|I recommend that you sit closer to the front if you have trouble hearing.
|show of hands
|raised hands to express an opinion in a vote
|From the show of hands it appears that everyone is in favour of taking a short break.
|plan to make something work
|We need to come up with a strategy that will allow us to have meetings less frequently.
|in complete agreement; united in opinion
|The vote was unanimous to cut work hours on Fridays.
verb or noun
|to express (the expression of) an opinion in a group by voice or hand etc
|We need to vote for a new vice chairperson now that Jerry is retiring.
|Let's wrap up here so that we can get back to our desks.