Business Lessons: Today’s focus is on Meetings
Keeping the Meeting On Target (time, relevance, decisions)
- I’m afraid that’s outside the scope of this meeting.
- Let’s get back on track, why don’t we?
- That’s not really why we’re here today.
- Why don’t we return to the main focus of today’s meeting?
- We’re beginning to lose sight of the main point.
- Keep to the point, please.
- We’re running short of time.
- Well, that seems to be all the time we have today.
- Please be brief.
- I’m afraid we’ve run out of time.
- I think we’d better leave that for another meeting.
- We’ll have to leave that to another time.
- Are we ready to make a decision?
Make is a synonym of Create.
As verbs the difference between make and create
Make is to behave, to act while create is to put into existence.
As a noun make is (often of a car) brand or kind; often paired with model or make can be (dialectal) mate; a spouse or companion or make can be.
As a adjective Create is (archaic) created, resulting from creation.
- I’m sorry but I cannot confirm nor deny that question.
- When I saw him, he reminded me of an old flame back when I was studying in Germany.
- I will buy a new iPhone 12 pro and I expect my husband to pay for it.
- But my husband expects me to pay for it.
- I am expected to complete the report by close of business.
Sooner vs Earlier:
“Sooner” can only refer to future events, i.e. those that had yet to happen at the time of conversation.
“Earlier” is merely a comparison of more than one point in time, regardless of them being in the past or in the future.
Boring (goes to character) VS Bored (goes to feeling)
- I thought the meeting was so boring. The manager read memos that we already received and read.
- I was so bored in the meeting. The manager read memos that we already received and read.
- He bores me. (He makes you feel bored)