Un dels requisits de l’anglès de negocis és l’assistència a reunions en anglès i és important ser molt competent en aquest àmbit tant per al teu progrés professional com per a l’èxit de la teva empresa. A continuació, t’ensenyarem expressions que et seran molt útils per a saber com dirigir reunions en anglès en la teva companyia (to chair a meeting).

1. INTRODUCCIÓ

a) Obrir una reunió
Good Morning / Afternoon everyone.
If we are all here, let’s get started / start the meeting / start.
Thank you for coming.
Shall we begin?

b) Benvinguda i presentacions 
We’re pleased to welcome (name of the participant)
It’s a pleasure to welcome (name of the participant)
I’d like to introduce (name of the participant)
Please join me in welcoming (name of the participant)

c) Exposar els objectius principals
We’re here today to…
The aim of this meeting is to discuss…
I’ve called this meeting in order to…
We need to reach a decision on…

d) Excusar l’assistència d’algun membre
I have received apologies for absence from (name of participant), who is in (place)
I’m afraid (name of the participant) can’t be with us today. He/She is in…
Unfortunately, (name of the participant) will not be with us today because he/she…


2. REVISAR REUNIÓ ANTERIOR

a) Lectura de l’acta de la reunió anterior
First, let’s go over the report from the last meeting, which was held on (date)
Here are the minutes from our last meeting, which was on (date)
To begin with I’d like to quickly go through the minutes of our last meeting.

b) Tractar els últims esdeveniments
(Name of the participant), can you tell us how the project is progressing?
(Name of the participant), how is the project coming along?
(Name of the participant), have you completed the report on the (project)?
Has everyone received a copy of the (project)?

c) Passar a iniciar la reunió
So, if there is nothing else we need to discuss, let’s move on to today’s agenda.
Shall we get down to business?
Is there Any Other Business?
If there are no further developments, I’d like to move on to today’s topic.


3. COMENÇAR LA REUNIÓ

a) Introduir l’ordre del dia
Have you all received the copy of the agenda?
There are X items on the agenda: First, … second,… third,… lastly…
Shall we take the points in this order?
I suggest we take item 2 last.

b) Assignació de rols
(Name of the participant) has agreed to take the minutes.
(Name of the participant), would you mind taking the minutes?
(Name of the participant), has kindly agreed to give us a report on…
(Name of the participant) will lead point 1, (name of the participant) point 2, and (name of the participant) point 3

c) Definició de normes bàsiques de la reunió
Let’s make sure we finish by…
I’d suggest we…
There will be five minutes for each item.
We will first hear a short report on each point first, followed by a discusion of…


4. DISCUSSIÓ DELS DIFERENTS PUNTS DE L’ORDRE DEL DIA

a) Introducció del primer tema
So, let’s start with…
So, the first item on the agenda is…
Shall we start with…
(Name of the participant), would you like to introduce this item?

b) Incentivar la participació o donar pas a altres participants
Would anyone like to comment?
(Name of the participant), what do you feel?
I’d like to ask (name of the participant) for his view.
(Name of the participant), do you have anything to add at this point?

c) Tancar un tema
Shall we leave that item?
Why don’t we move on to…
If nobody has anything else to add, let’s…
I think that takes care of the first item.

d) Passar al punt següent
Let’s move onto the next item.
The next item on the agenda is…
The next thing we have to discuss is…

e) Donar pas al següent participant
Next, (name of the participant) is going to take us through…
Now, I’d like to introduce (name of the participant) who is going to…
I’d like to hand over to (name of the participant), who is going to lead the next point.

f) Comprovar l’aprovació de tots els participants
Do we all agree?
Is that unanimous?
Are we all happy about that?
Is that decided then?


5.
FINALITZAR LA REUNIÓ

a) Resumir la reunió
To sum up…
To recap…
Before we close today’s meeting, let me just summarize the main points.
Shall I go over the main points?

b) Concloure la reunió
Is there any other business?
If there are no other comments, I’d like to wrap this meeting up.
Let’s bring this to a close for today.

c) Suggerir i aprovar data i hora per a la pròxima reunió
Can we set the date for the next meeting, please?
So, the next meeting will be on (day) of (month) at…

d) Donar gràcies als participants per la seva assistència
I’d like to thank (name of the participant) for coming over from (city).
Thank you all for attending.
Thanks for your participation.

e) Tancar la reunió
The meeting is finished, we’ll see each other next…
I declare the meeting closed.
That brings the meeting to a close.

En les nostres formacions, com dirigir reunions en anglès és un dels role-plays que es treballen més en profunditat. Si tens interès a formar-te amb nosaltres per a millorar el teu anglès laboral, posa’t en contacte amb nosaltres.

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