入門ビジネス英語 2019/5/21 L14 Let’s try to stick to the agenda.
Lesson 14 話がそれたときに元に戻す

In Paris? Well, they’ve been getting more customers lately. So, they really need more people in client services. We hope they’ll be able to find good, qualified staff.
There seem to be a couple of good recruitment agencies in Paris. One of them is run by a businessman who used to work in the apparel industry.
He must have a good network, then.
Once the staff increase is approved, we’ll discuss the recruiting process. For now, let’s try to stick to the agenda.

Did you get it?
Takashi and Emma are started talking about a recruitment agency. So Yumi returned to the discussion to the main topic.

lately 最近 = recently
client service 顧客サービス
qualified 適任の
Someone who is qualified has the skills and the experience that are acquired to the job.
recruitment agency 人材あっせん会社
be run by -, 〜によって経営されている
Run can mean operate. So “to be run by someone” means “to be operated by that person”
Used to -, 以前〜していた。
apparel industry アパレル業界
network 人脈
be approved 承認される(approve 〜を承認する)
stick to -, 〜を守る、〜に固執する

Let’s try to stick to the agenda.
議題に沿っていきましょう。
stick to -, 〜に従う、〜を守る。貫く
We should stick to the original deadline.
当初の期限を “守るべきです
stick toの代わりにkeep toを使って、
Let’s try to keep to the agenda.

-Today’s business scene similar expressions
Let’s try to follow the agenda.
議題に沿っていきましょう。
Let’s put that topic aside for now.
その話題は、ひとまず置いておきましょう。
put aside , 脇に置く
Shall we get back on track?
話題を元に戻しましょうか。
get back on track 線路の上に戻る

– Practical business phrases
qualified適任の
I think Charles is qualified for the post.
チャールズはその役職に適任だと思います。
be run by -, 〜によって経営・運営されている
The hotel chain is run by a group of US investors.
そのテルチェーンーは、アメリカの投資グループによって経営されています。

be approved承認される
The budget for the business trip was approved by the Finance Department.
その出張の予算は経理課によって承認されました。

Way to go, everybody.

In general, I think business people in the U.S. don’t want to waste too much time. So if a meeting has gotten off track, some people might feel like their time is being wasted.

That’s said, different officers have different cultures. I’ve been in meetings where there was some chatting off topic. And no one seems to mind. Each company is a little different. So I think watching people and learning the office culture is really important.




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