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    Dear teachers,
    Could you please give me an advice, what are the most used/polite phrases in business area for passing a word from me to another lector during conference call?
    Thanks a lot in advance.

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    Can you be a bit more specific?

    Usually there are times in the calls when open contributions are welcome.

    "So what does everyone think about that?"

    "Hi, this is Barb. I'd suggest... [ and give my thoughts] "

    It's helpful to identify yourself when you start to speak, because people can't see you and don't know who is speaking."

    If you need to interrupt the speaker for some reason, you can try "Hi - Matt... Sorry to interrupt. This is Barb, and I have those numbers right here. It was actually $700,000 for the first quarter and $500,000 for the second. I think you may have said them the other way around."

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    I am on chair of a conference call. I need to welcome everyone, say a few words about new program for example, introduce persons who will explain this program in details. Usually I use "Now I'd like to pass a word to Nick.." or "...hand it over to ...". Are there another possible phrases? Thank you.
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    Hi everyone, thanks for joining us.

    Today we're going to...

    And now I'd like to hand it over to Nick, who will take it from here.

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    Thank you

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