How to master your meeting in English
Preparation is everything
Small talk is better than no talk!
However, this guiding principle should not take the lead during your meeting in English. People from Great Britain or the United States are well-known for their use of small talk and many other nations share this habit. So be prepared to talk about the weather.
Small talk: important sentences and set phrases
- “My name is Max Mustermann.”
- "Max Mustermann. Nice to meet you.“
- Nice to meet you: Schön, Sie kennenzulernen.
- Nice to see you again: Schön, Sie wiederzusehen.
- Let me introduce you to …: Darf ich Ihnen … vorstellen?
- I’m sorry, I didn’t catch your name: Es tut mir leid, ich habe Ihren Namen nicht mitbekommen.
- Nice weather, isn’t it?: Schönes Wetter, nicht wahr?
- It’s a bit cold for this time of year, isn’t it?: Für diese Jahreszeit ist es ein wenig kalt, nicht wahr?
- Please take a seat: Setzen Sie sich doch!
English phrases for your business meeting
- kick-off meeting: the first meeting at the beginning of a project or the first phase of a project which includes getting to know all participants and setting goals
- to think outside the box: thinking in unusual ways
- It's a no brainer: this task is no challenge at all
- USP: Unique Selling Proposition, a factor that shows how your products or services are different from – and better than – those of your competitors
Business English: Do I talk or do I keep silent?
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