Uno de los requisitos del inglés de negocios es la asistencia a reuniones en inglés y es importante ser muy competente en este ámbito tanto para tu progreso profesional como para el éxito de tu empresa. A continuación, te vamos a enseñar expresiones que te serán muy útiles para saber cómo dirigir reuniones en inglés en tu compañía (to chair a meeting).

1. INTRODUCCIÓN

a) Abrir una reunión
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) Bienvenida y presentaciones
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) Exponer los objetivos principales
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 la asistencia de algún miembro
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 REUNIÓN ANTERIOR

a) Lectura del acta de la reunión 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) Tratar los últimos acontecimientos
(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) Pasar a iniciar la reunión
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. COMENZAR LA REUNIÓN

a) Introducir el orden del día
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) Asignación de roles
(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) Definición de normas básicas de la reunión
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. DISCUSIÓN DE LOS DIFERENTES PUNTOS DEL ORDEN DEL DIA

a) Introducción 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 participación o dar paso a otros participantes
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) Cerrar 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) Pasar al punto siguiente
Let’s move onto the next item.
The next item on the agenda is…
The next thing we have to discuss is…

e) Dar paso al siguiente participante
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) Comprobar la aprobación de todos los participantes
Do we all agree?
Is that unanimous?
Are we all happy about that?
Is that decided then?


5. FINALIZAR LA REUNIÓN

a) Resumir la reunión
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) Concluir la reunión
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) Sugerir y aprobar fecha y hora para la próxima reunión
Can we set the date for the next meeting, please?
So, the next meeting will be on (day) of (month) at…

d) Dar gracias a los participantes por su asistencia
I’d like to thank (name of the participant) for coming over from (city).
Thank you all for attending.
Thanks for your participation.

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

En nuestras formaciones, cómo dirigir reuniones en inglés es uno de los role-plays que se trabajan más en profundidad. Si tienes interés en formarte con nosotros para mejorar tu inglés laboral, ponte en contacto con nosotros.

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