Meeting Between Colleagues Ketua Rapat : chairman, chairperson, chair, chairwoman
Opening • Ladies and gentlemen, I declare the meeting open • Right, shall we get started?
The Agenda • The first item on the agenda today is.... • The purpose of today’s meeting is..... • The first problem we have to consider is....
Giving the floor(memberi kesempatan untuk berbicara) • I’d like to give the floor to Miss.Hinton. • Mrs.William, would you like to say something about this? • Mr.Brown, I think you know something about this problem. • Have you got anything to say, John? • What are your views on this, Anne?
Taking the floor(menanggapi satu hal) • Excuse me Mr. Chairman, may I say something please? • Could I just make a point about....? • Could I say something here, please?
Moving to a new point • Could we move on to item 4 on the agenda? • Now, I’d like to turn to... • Can we go on now to....
Postponing discussion • If no-one has any objections, I suggest that we leave this matter until our next meeting. • Perhaps we could leave this for now. We can come back to it later.
Moving to vote • Can I ask for a show of hands? • Let’s put it to the vote. • Could we take a vote on it? • Can we move to a vote on this?
Voting • Those for the motion, please? • Those against?
Any Other Business (AOB) • Is there any other business? • Is there anything else to discuss?
Closing • I declared the meeting closed. Thank you ladies and gentlemen. • That concludes our business for today. Thank you. • Well, I think that covers everything. • That’s all for today. Thank you.
Asking For An Opinion • What’s your opinion of ..... ? • What do you think of ...... ? • I’d like to hear your views on ......
Strong Agreement • I completely agree. • I agree entirely with your point of view. • I’m in total agreement. • I’m of exactly the same opinion.
Neutral Agreement • I agree. • I think we are in agreement on that. • I think you’re right. • I think we can accept your position on that.
Strong Disagreement • I totally disagree with you. • I don’t agree at all. • You’re completely mistaken. • I disagree entirely.
How To Survive A Boring Meeting • Imagine the Chairman or Chairwoman with no clothes. • Start a lottery for the time the meeting will finish. • Write a love poem. • Write a shopping list for the next six moths. • Photocopy the next 50 pages of the novel you are reading and put them between the pages of a report.
6. Fantasize about what absent members are doing. 7. Draw caricatures of the members you hate. 8. Note one of the favourite phrases of the Chairman/Cairwoman and count how many times he/she uses it.