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English Phrases for Business Meetings

Welcoming the participants

  • Welcome to this meeting!
  • Thank you all for coming.
  • Thank you all for joining this meeting!
  • I appreciate everyone being here.
  • First, I'd like to welcome you all.
  • I would like to thank you for being here on time.
  • I wish to thank you all for coming on such short notice.

Introducting yourself

  • I'm [your name]. I'll keep this meeting brief as I know you're all busy people.
  • I'm [your name] and I arranged this meeting becasue ...

Introducing the participants

  • Could everyone briefly introduce themselves?
  • I would like to introduce ...
  • I would like to begin by introducing ...
  • It's my pleasure to introduce ...
  • Let's take a moment and introduce ourselves.
  • Please join me in welcoming ...
  • Let's go around the table and introduce ourselves, [name] do you want to start?
  • Let's introduce ourselves quickly - please state your name, job title and why you are here.

Opening a meeting

The theme of this meeting is the mutual introduction of our departments.

I will start with introducing our members here.

During a meeting


Could you give me an update on the project?

How's the project going?

What's the status of project?

The project is 2 weeks ahead of schedule.

We will be three months behind schedule.

It will be delayed for 3 months.

Everything is normal/goe well so far.

If xxx happens, it will deplay our process.

The reason for the delay is the outbreak of Covid-19.

Can you update the status of this task?

Please make sure your members update the status of the tasks in time.

move on to the next slide

Next slide, please.

Let's look at the next slide.

Let's move on to the next slide.

go back to the previous slide.

Could you go back to the previous slide?

Please scroll down the page to the bottom.


Please unmute yourself.

Could you please speak up.

Open the camera, please.

Please refresh the web page.

Let's move on to the next slide. Let's go back to the previous slide.

As a moderator

Next I will hand it over to XXX, give the floor to sb.

Please send your question to comment area / chat box. We will answer the questions in Q&A session. Any questions are welcomed. / Please feel free to ask questions.


Let's take a 10 min's break. Please go back to your meeting after the break.


Thanks for you excellent sharing, next let's move on to the Q&A session.

Today we talked about ... Thanks for all the efforts you put in, thank you for joining the meeting.

Asking for clarification

Sorry, could you speak more slowly?

Sorry, I don't quite follow you, could you please repeat it?

You mean ... ?

If I understand you correctly, ...(your understanding)?

Close a meeting

Great pleasure to have had this meeting with you.

Thank you for your time. Have a nice day.

Let's keep in touch on XXX.

Let me know if any problems pop up.

I appreciate your input in this meeting.

Common business English phrases for a workplace meeting

120 Useful English phrases for business meetings