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Meeting Jargon - Get to know the lingo


Meeting Jargon 

Ever wondered what the #@&% your lecturers were talking about in meetings? Here’s a quick rundown of meeting terminology and what it all means: 

Chair - The person who controls the conduct of the meeting. 

Agenda - The plan for a meeting. It lists the items to be discussed in the order in which they will be discussed. 

Agenda item/feedback item - A topic of discussion in the agenda. We may sometimes refer to these as feedback items. 

Apologies - Formal notifications of inability to attend a meeting. 

Actions - Tasks that need to be completed to achieve a goal/resolve an item of feedback. 

Minutes - Notes taken during a meeting that serve as an official/formal document of key points covered. 

AOB - Stands for ‘Any other business’ – usually the last agenda item in an agenda, it provides an opportunity for attendees to suggest additional matters for discussion. 


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