Lesson 11 - Exercise

1.1.2022, , Izvor: Verlag Dashöfer

Lesson 11 – Exercise

Exercise 1

Leader roles are different in both meeting types. Review key differences between information and action meetings and try to find out what leader roles are appropriate for chairing either one of them.

Leader‘s Roles:

A:  B:  
Tell/Present  Present objective(s)  
Sell  Get group to participate  
Direct  Stimulate discussion  
Decide  Listen  
Delegate  Ask questions  
Solve problems  Coach  
Set goals  Build consensus  
Use authority  Empower others to get things done  
Create safety  Help  

Informative Meeting –

Action Meeting –

Exercise 2

Talk to your imaginary or real colleagues about an example meeting agenda using  the following outline:

  • - state purpose of the meeting, reason for attendance, objective, time commitment
  • - identify key topics or problems to be discussed
  • - establish ground rules
  • - give several ideas/alternatives
  • - develop short action plan
  • - assign tasks
  • - establish follow-up procedures
  • - follow up

Exercise 3a:

Put chairman‘s/chairwoman‘s tasks in a likely order :

  1. Asking somebody to introduce the first item
  2. Welcoming and thanking everybody
  3. Explaining the objectives of the meeting
  4. Introducing new colleagues
  5. Getting everybody‘s attention
  6. Looking at the agenda

Exercise 3b:

Split the following phrases used at a meeting into appropriate and inappropriate :

  1. I don't think we've met.
  2. I haven't seen you before. Been here long?
  3. I'll be so glad when this meeting is over.
  4. I believe you're working in the Marketing Department.
  5. I'm really looking forward to this project. f. So what brings you to this meeting?
  6. The salary we're paid is not worth all this trouble.
  7. Do you know Nicholas Gramsci in Engineering?


Exercise 4:

Connect the appropriate phrases and descriptions:

  1. Right, shut up everyone. 
  2. Shall we start? 
  3. Sit down. Sit down. 
  4. Perhaps we could talk about the subject of our meeting.
  5. Let‘s get down to business.

  1. neutral, cannot do any harm under any circumstances
  2. considered as reprimand in English
  3. very domineering and considered impolite in
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