Changing a meeting time

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Lucy: Hi, Anna. Do you have a minute to talk about the meeting next Tuesday?

Anna: Sure. We said 11, didn't we?

Lucy: Yeah, we did. But I have a bit of a problem with the time. Would it be possible to move it?

Anna: Oh, I see. We could postpone it to the afternoon, to 1 p.m., for example. Or bring it forward to earlier in the morning. What would suit you?

Lucy: Could we make it 9 o'clock? That would really help me. I have another important meeting in the central office at 12.

Anna: No problem. It's important you're there.

Lucy: Thanks a lot, Anna.

Anna: Do you need help with any preparation? Did you get the agenda I sent out?

Lucy: Yes, I did. And no, that's all fine, thanks. My report is ready and I'm looking forward to presenting it.

Anna: Great.

Lucy: I can tell Sven about the time change. I'll see him later.

Anna: Don't worry about telling Sven. I'll send an email to everyone to confirm the time has changed and with an updated meeting invite.

Lucy: Great. Thanks, Anna.

Anna: OK. I'm happy that works for you. We really need you there and it's good we don't have to cancel it.

Lucy: See you then. Have a good weekend in the meantime.

Anna: You too.

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Now I dont have to participate or attending any meeting because I am not working. When I was working, I often organized many meetings and also participated in many meetings. Every friday my team used to do fill an excell spreadsheet with what we achieved and the plan for next week. Based on that, it was easy to manage my agenda. Sometimes, we had many unscheduled meetings that was necessary to arranged time to participate.

In the past I was going to meetings in an association that I was a member of, their were alot of members so we were always discussing the meeting time whether we can postpone it to a later time or bring it forward to an earlier time or to move it to another day.

meetings I have to attend it is the store meeting at my workplace and group work in university with my teammate. In such time, I usually have to arrange a reasonable balance between study and work, it is quite difficult.

I have an online meeting with my friends tomorrow that will discuss about civics presentation. Actually, the meeting will be held today, but one of my friends can't attend because he has an urgent business.

I will have an interview to join a project. Firstly, I chose 10 a.m on Saturday. But then I realized that I have to join the online classroom on Saturday morning. So I directly contacted the core team to move the meeting. And I postpone the meeting to 5.30 pm on Saturday. I hope I can pass the interview well.

I have to go to the annual meeting of “SweetyHome Industry Company Limited”.The location is near KanDawGyi Lake and is held in the evening.
I don’t have any arrangement for this meeting because I attended as a special guest.

Now I am a programmer for Agile development project. In an Agile development project, we have to attend these meetings such as sprint planning meeting, daily standup meeting, sprint review meeting, sprint retrospective meeting and backlog refinement meeting. It's not me, scrum master will arrange them.

I'm study in this time. So we don't have do meeting. we meetings with friends about chils and go to club

I'm a teacher in a primary school. I have meetings with my colleagues every monday. Before pandemic situation we met at school and we talked about students and didattics. Now we have virtual meetings using google classroom.
I work for a company and I always have virtual meetings with my coworkers for talking about the state of our projects with clients. For organise these meetings, I do this steps: 1. I identify the people who I need in the meeting. 2. I check their calendars in Outlook, for finding the best time for everyone, then I send the invitation for everyone and I explain the target and the items for dealing in the meeting.
If I talk about work , I have to go to client and supplier meetings. I arrange them through phones or emails. As per my personnel stuff I would setup a meeting with my hairdresser, beauty salon , my child's school teacher etc.
I always have a meeting on every tuesday by zoon application with work time. I prepare my report about what i have achieved over week. we discuss about many problems and challenges which faced the team on field level and looking at the anticipated solutions Firsty, Our field manger is one managing the meeting and he take all point actions and suggest the action that will be takens and procedures that will be followed. he gives 10 minutes to every employee to talk . Secondly, we discuss about the last week action points. I will accept the invitation when i get it . The meeting rarely ring it towards to the earlier date
I usually have the daily meeting with the customers about the project I'm working from 10 AM till 11h30. We discuss about the requirement, the solution and so on.
In this time I am not working for any firm. I have meeting with my friends and teacher to talk about our courses.
1 Hi, Galya 2 Hello 1 How are your? 2 I am Ok, thanks what about you? 1 Me too, thanks. Do you remember about our meeting? I send to you email with agenda last Friday. 2. Sorry, but I didn't check my mail, yet. Which time will the meeting? 1. At 9 o'clock on Saturday. 2. So early? Would it possible to move it? 1. Let me thing, we could postpone at 1 p.m or postpone at 10 a.m on Sunday? Which time do you prefer? 2. Sunday is Ok. 1. All right, I will send email to everyone with new time of meeting. 2. Thank you a lot.
i working at a siderurgic plant, and every monday i have get a virtual meeting which we tolking about industrial security and maintenance gestion
That is an interesting question to answer. I remembered clearly when I was working for my company that our company had the meeting. At that time I was responsible for guiding many people in my district. Therefore, I had to prepare the presentation as well as the document for a number of people. With me this was the first time which was challenged by me because I have not experienced about the presentation in front of crowded people. However, I tried my best so I succeeded for the first presentation. Since then I got more confident to teach in the crowded people. That was a amazing.
At the moment I don't go to any meeting but except meetings of university but the honoraries depend of university
This test is really hard for me.But i'll try do to my best next time and be carefully.
I have no urgent meeting in a meantime but I take some online courses on zoom. I just arrange those meetings on google calendar to organize the meeting as well
It's very challenging and difficult.. I'll try to do my best next time and be carefully.
I don`t have to go to a works meeting. I only go to social meetings for the moment and I organic everything by a phone call or chat.
I have to move a meeting in my office because my colleague always wants me to postpone or bring it forward. after that I must send an email about time changes to all people in the meeting and confirm it again....it isn't easy job:(
i will go to a job meeting tomorrow which will be at 10 am, it has been arranging by the company that i will work with them for
I have to go to meeting with my customers whose are weekly and I arrange the meetings when I speak with them and we confirm the date and time.
Well. at this moment I haven't arrange this, but I have organized the events for customers before that was crucial event in my company. If I remembered clearly, these were succeeded. Therefore, my boss was satisfied with me, so I was appreciate the talent person who have ability to handle of works by myself.
At the moment, none. I just write them on my calendar and organize in order of priority,
Yes, I'm a student so my meeting with classmates at 1.00 pm on zoom. In this pandemic, the students affect most. His learning and reading has stopped. In India classes close since 1 years.
I have a meeting at 11 o'clock about our business Agenda. The will organize on Mobile app. I bear the net problem issues here. So this will having little bit problem for me. Let see How i can manage.
We have our meetings in our offices' meetings rooms on regards to our ongoing project. The meeting organizer arranges our meetings on the official calendar. Which reminds us when the meeting is about to happen.
My job isn't to make any official meetings but it just talking, there's no papers or presenting.
At this moment, I have some interviews for get jobs, Usually I am available any time
I ´ll have an on line meeting with my classmates of English course tomorow. It will be something new due the new sanitary situation in my country.
I have an interview meeting next Sunday with UNDP. . I always prepare a meeting on Zoom application with my line manager. I'mlooking forward to hearing from him again. I always prepare it well. The meeting will be 11 next week. . We will discuss about work agenda. What were results and achievements of already program

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