49 Phrases to Use During Business Meetings

Interrupting

May I have a word?
If I may, I think…
Excuse me for interrupting.

Giving opinions

I (really) feel that…
In my opinion…
The way I see things…

Asking for opinions

Do you (really) think that…
(name of participant) can we get your input?
How do you feel about…?

Commenting on opinions

I’ve never thought about it that way before.
Good point!
I get your point.
I see what you mean.

Agreeing

Exactly!
That’s (exactly) the way I feel.
I have to agree with (name of participant).

Disagreeing with other opinions

Up to a point I agree with you, but…
(I’m afraid) I can’t agree.

Advising and suggesting

We should…
Why don’t you…
How/What about…
I suggest/recommend that…

Clarifying

(Statement) Have I made that clear?
(Statement) Do you see what I’m getting at?
Let me put this another way (statement)
I’d just like to repeat that (statement)

Asking for repetition

I didn’t catch that.
Could you repeat that, please?
I missed that. Could you say it again, please?
Could you run that by me one more time?

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