Useful Business English vocabulary
Having the right word at the right time can avoid you struggling with the consequences of a misunderstanding, or it can simply avoid you to look uncertain.
You should consider taking notes of the 9 advanced Business English words below.
Please see also the Business English vocabulary infographic at the bottom of the page.
Success in reaching a required stage
Example: We have a lot to accomplish this week to meet the targets
Example: It is mandatory that all workers start at 8am and finish at 5pm
Show of hands
Raised hands to show an opinion in a vote
Example: From the show of hands it appears that everyone is in favour of taking a short break
The date when something is due for completion
Example: The deadline for the order is June 10th
A written record of everything said at a meeting
Example: Let’s review the minutes from last month and see what has been resolved since then
Plan to make something work
Example: We need to come up with a strategy that will allow us to increase work output
Complaint made by a worker or a customer
Example: A grievance has been reported by one of the managers about one of his staff
Chairperson or leader’s first words at a meeting
Example: As mentioned in my opening remarks
Everyone is in complete agreement or united opinion
Example: The vote was unanimous to cut working hours from 46 to 39 hours