Definition: to have permission to speak in a meeting


  • The CEO had the floor for almost an hour during the meeting, but he didn’t have anything interesting to say. I fell asleep.
  • Excuse me, but I have the floor. Please wait until I’m finished speaking, and then you can say whatever you want.



About Matt Krause

Matt began his professional life as an import buyer, and since 2006 has been teaching companies how to connect with their investors and clients better. His clients work in Istanbul, London, and Madrid for companies like Allianz, 3M, P&G, Citibank, and Reckitt Benckiser. He also walked across Turkey and wrote a book about it.