Common English Phrases used in meetings and presentations:
Getting someone's attention
May I have a word?
If I may... I think...
Excuse me for interrupting.
Can I come in here? (This doesn't mean you're asking to enter a room, it is something we say when we want to interrupt someone.)
I'm positive that...
I feel that....
In my opinion...
The way I see things..
If you ask me..., I tend to think that...
Asking for opinions
Do you think that..
Mrs / Ms / Mr X can we get your input ?
How do you feel about...?
What do you think of ...?
Do you have something you would like to add?
I never thought about it that way before
I get your point.
I see what you mean.
I totally agree with you.
That's just the way I feel.
I have to agree with ...
Unfortunately, I see it differently.
Up to a point I agree with you, but...
I'm afraid, I can't agree
Giving advice and making suggestions
We should ...
Why don't we ...
How/What about ....
I suggest/recommend that ...
Let me spell it out...
Have I made that clear?
Do you see what I'm getting at?
Let me put it another way..
I'd just like to repeat that....
Please, could you...
I'd like you to...
Would you mind...
I wonder if you could...
Asking for repetition
I'm afraid I didn't quite catch that. Could you repeat what you just said?
I missed that. Could you say it again please?
Could you run that past me again?
Asking for clarification
I don't quite follow you.
What exactly do you mean?
Could you explain to me how that's going to work?
I can't see what you're getting at. Could we have some more details, please?
Am I correct in thinking that ...?