Ink on paper and Poem
Board room seating diagrams are accompanied by a poem (below), sourced from the Business unit of an English language learning website.
Board Meeting: A Poem
Shall we get started?
It’s time we get down to business.
First of all, I’d like to welcome our guest.
Firstly, I’d like to thank you all for coming.
Has everyone read the minutes of the last meeting?
There are some urgent points on today’s agenda.
Why don’t we deal with the urgent matters first.
We can then move on to the less pressing matters.
How does that sound to you?
I suggest we tackle point 5 first.
Does that meet with everyone’s approval?
Alternatively, we could proceed according to the agenda.
I have no objection to that.
That might be a better idea.
I’m happy either way.
I’d rather we dropped the less urgent matters.
What are your feelings about this project?
Personally, I feel it’s too much of a risk.
I believe the benefits outweigh the drawbacks.
I couldn’t agree more.
I’m afraid I have to disagree.
I can’t go along with that.
May I interrupt you there?
Could I just come in here?
There must be an alternative.
I think you’re missing the point.
We seem to have gotten side tracked.
Let’s get back to the matter at hand.
We must come to an agreement on this.
Let’s put this one to the vote.
Raise your hand if you’re in favor.
Could all those against raise their hands?
To sum up, the majority approves.
In conclusion, we’ve decided to go ahead with it.
Is there any other business?
We seem to have run out of time.
Let’s wrap up then, shall we?