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    Calling the Meeting to Order......

    Would you help me with the meanings of the following words/ phrases in red?

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    1) Calling the Meeting to Order

    2) "Okay. I think everybody is here now, so why don't we get down to business?"

    3) "All right, folks. How about we get things underway?"

    4) "Excuse me. I'm having trouble hearing on my end. Can everyone hear me well?"

    5) "Excuse me, everyone. I hate to backtrack, but I wanted to go back to the idea of ________ and add that..."

    6) Is "backtrack'" something bad during discussion/meeting?

    7) "Well, I think we can wrap this meeting up. Does anyone have any questions or final comments?

    8) Does wrap this meeting up mean the same as end the meeting?

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    Tks / ju

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    Re: Calling the Meeting to Order......

    [quote=Ju;462798]Would you help me with the meanings of the following words/ phrases in red?

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    1) Calling the Meeting to Order

    Prior to calling the meeting to order, we have to discuss the following point.
    There is an agenda ( a list of items to be discussed at the meeting) we have to follow, but prior to following these items, there is another matter that has to be considered first.

    2) "Okay. I think everybody is here now, so why don't we get down to business?"

    Let's do the things that need to be done. Let's get down to work.
    Turn our attention to business.

    5) "Excuse me, everyone. I hate to backtrack, but I wanted to go back to the idea of ________ and add that..."

    6) Is "backtrack'" something bad during discussion/meeting?

    Backtracking means that you are returninung to a previous point of the discussion. Normally it is not considered impolite.

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