Good morning/afternoon, everyone.
If we are all here, let's
. . . get started (OR)
start the meeting. (OR)
. . . start.
Welcoming and Introducing Participants
Please joinme in welcoming (name of participant)
We're pleased to welcome (name of participant)
It's a pleasure to welcome (name of participant)
I'd like to introduce (name of participant)
I don't thinkyou've met (name of participant)
Stating the Principal Objectives of a Meeting
We're here today to
Our aim is to ...
I've called this meeting in order to ...
By the end of this meeting, I'd like tohave ...
Giving Apologies for Someone Who is Absent
I'm afraid.., (name of participant) can't be with us today. She is in...
I have received apologies for the absence of (name of participant), whois in (place).
Reading the Minutes (Notes) of the Last Meeting
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 wason (date)
Dealing with Recent Developments
Jack, can you tell us how the XYZ project is progressing?
Jack, how is the XYZ project coming along?
John, have you completed the report on the newaccounting package?
Has everyone received a copy of the Tate Foundation report on current marketing trends?
So, if there is nothing else we need to discuss, let's move on to today'sagenda.
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.
Introducing the Agenda
Have you all received a copy ofthe agenda?
There are three items on the agenda. First,
Shall we take the points in this order?
If you don't mind, I'd like to ... go in order (OR)
skip item 1 and move on to item 3
I suggest wetake item 2 last.
Allocating Roles (secretary, participants)
(name of participant) has agreed to take the minutes.
(name of participant) has kindly agreed to give us a report on this matter.