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    Default Business English anyone?

    Hello,
    Any business English experts out there?
    Regarding business English in meetings. What does 'taking the minutes' or 'the minutes for tomorrow' mean?
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    Default Re: Business English anyone?

    hehe. business english is a marvel. But I can in no way claim to be an expert.

    As for the minutes. These are notes which outline the points discussed in the meeting.

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    Default Re: Business English anyone?

    When a meeting is held, someone will record what happens during the meeting, with any decisions or resolutions made. These notes are known as "Minutes"and are always in the plural form.

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    Default Re: Business English anyone?

    But you can have someone designated as the 'minute taker'

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    Thank you!

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    Default Re: Business English anyone?

    And you always finish the minutes with AOB

    Any Other Business

    Meaning anything unrelated to any of the subjects/topics under discussion.

    You normally go round the room to everyone in turn.

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    Then, 'meeting closed @' Date, venue and time of next meeting' thank the Lord I have gone past all that!!

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    Default Re: Business English anyone?

    Quote Originally Posted by curmudgeon View Post
    Then, 'meeting closed @' Date, venue and time of next meeting' thank the Lord I have gone past all that!!
    Three words are used in meetings which have nothing to do with time:
    1. Minutes: as already explained
    2. Second: if you second a motion in a meeting you support it.
    3. Adjourn: if you adjourn a meeting you postpone it.

    The definitiion of a meeting:
    A group of the unwilling, chosen from the unfit to do the unnecessary.

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