Tutorial for “Accept an Invitation to a Business Appointment”

Tips

Your written acceptance should be brief and it should maintain an enthusiastic tone while repeating the important details of the invitation.

Steps

1. Express thanks for the invitation.

Sentences

  • I will happily join you for breakfast at the Springfield Country Club to discuss the itinerary for our meeting on Tuesday.
  • I am delighted that you would like to meet with me to discuss the use of office space.
  • I will be more than happy to see you when I reach Springfield.
  • I will be glad to go over the details with you about our contract with the semiconductor firm in Springfield.
  • Thank you for returning my call and setting an appointment with me through my secretary. I am sorry I was out of the office when you called.
  • I want to thank you for making an appointment to interview me on the difficulties of being a single working mother.
  • I want to express my most sincere gratitude for taking this problem seriously and inviting me to discuss it with you at your home tomorrow evening.

Phrases

  • a good chance to go over
  • am looking forward to
  • am happy to accept
  • appreciate an opportunity to
  • be more than happy to
  • discuss the itinerary for
  • for the invitation to
  • go over the details with you
  • inviting me to discuss
  • thank you for
  • to discuss the
  • to join you for
  • to meet with you
  • want to express my appreciation
  • want to thank you for
  • was delighted to receive
  • was very pleased to receive
  • will be very happy to
  • will be delighted to
  • will be glad to
  • would very much like to
  • your invitation to

2. Restate the details about the meeting such as the date, time, and location.

Sentences

  • John Doe and I plan to attend the meeting you have planned for January 9, at 9:30 a.m.
  • What a coincidence! I have another meeting in Springfield during the first week of October, so that would be a great time for you to show me the new developments at the Springfield site.
  • November 20, at 10:30 a.m. is ideal for us.
  • I would appreciate a call two weeks prior to your visit so that we can compare schedules and select a mutually acceptable time for our meeting.
  • I plan to attend the meeting on February 2 at 9:00 a.m. sharp.
  • You can count on my presence in the board meeting room at 10 o'clock sharp.

Phrases

  • a mutually acceptable time
  • at the conference center
  • at the same time as
  • at the site
  • can count on my being there
  • definitely plan to
  • during the first week of
  • expect to learn a great deal about
  • have cleared my calendar for
  • in your office
  • look forward to
  • plan to attend the
  • prepare a short presentation on
  • so that we can compare schedules
  • the meeting you have planned for
  • will call you before
  • will cancel all other appointments
  • will be prepared to
  • will plan to
  • would be a good time for you to
  • would be ideal for us

3. State that you look forward to the meeting.

Sentences

  • I look forward to meeting with you again.
  • I must say that I am looking forward to meeting you and your colleagues.
  • It will be a new experience for me and I look forward to it.
  • I have many exciting things to show you about our company. We have come a long way in the last five years.
  • I am eager to learn about the new surgical techniques.
  • I am quite interested in family history and will be happy to show you how to develop your own charts.
  • I look forward to our meeting.
  • I am anxious to travel to Springfield and see the new developments there.

Phrases

  • a valuable experience for me
  • am very interested in
  • am eager to
  • am looking forward to
  • an opportunity to
  • appreciate the help you and your staff
  • as we discussed
  • come a long way since
  • have many exciting things to show you
  • look forward to
  • see the new developments
  • this exciting opportunity
  • to meeting you and your colleagues
  • to show you how we
  • to meeting with you again
  • to learn about the new
  • to learning more about
  • travel to Springfield
  • will be happy to
  • will be mutually beneficial

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