Words of the Week – build on

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To build on means to agree with and add to a statement. Most often heard in meetings, someone might say, “I just want to build on what Mary said. We should pursue that option not only because it will increase sales by 15% but also because it will solidify our position as the premium brand in the category.”

Author: Grayson Leverenz

Grayson Leverenz founded MBA in the USA® to help international students build networks, find jobs, and have fun in the USA. Hundreds of global professionals have benefited from Grayson’s intercultural workshops, and she has worked with people from Brazil, China, India, South Africa, South Korea, the UK, and the USA to build effective virtual teams and craft brilliant careers.

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