Meeting

Posh Meeting Mug. A travelling mug which has printed on it. This is my meeting mug, when it is finished so is the meeting
Posh Meeting Mug from Mary Hinge. Free Postage and Packing on all products. Great for the office. Microwave and Dishwasher safe.

A meeting is a gathering of two or more people that has been convened for the purpose of achieving a common goal through verbal interaction. Meetings may occur face-to-face or virtually, as mediated by communications technology. This could be a telephone conference call, a skyped conference call or a videoconference. One Merriam-Webster dictionary defines a meeting as “an act or process of coming together” – for example “as […] an assembly for a common purpose […]”.

Meeting planners and other meeting professionals may use the term “meeting” to denote an event externally booked. This could be at a hotel, convention center or any other venue dedicated to such gatherings. In this sense, the term “meeting” covers a lecture (one presentation) or seminar (typically several presentations. Larger options are  conference (mid-size, one or more days), congress (large, several days). The very large options are exhibition or trade show (with manned stands being visited by passers-by).

One can distinguish a meeting from other gatherings, such as a chance, unplanned encounter, a sports game or a concert (verbal interaction is incidental), a party or the company of friends (no common goal is to be achieved) and a demonstration (whose common goal is achieved mainly through the number of demonstrators present, not through verbal interaction).

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