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German term or phrase:Gesprächsbögen
English translation:minutes
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08:42 May 30, 2001
German to English translations [PRO]
Marketing
German term or phrase: Gesprächsbögen
Mangelnde Gesprächskonkretisierung und geringe Verwendung von Gesprächsbögen verhindert die konsequente Ausnutzung des vorhandenen Geschäftspotenzials.

somewhat of an opaque style...
Marcus Malabad
Canada
Local time: 10:28
meeting minutes form
Explanation:
I don't agree with the two other's interpretation of the word. For me it's clear the text talks about a sheet of paper used to take notes about a conversation or meeting.

And because the guys don't use that form, they lose some of their business...
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CBeeh
Germany
Local time: 05:28
Grading comment
Danke Cristophe! I settled on 'minutes' because it fit my sentence well. Thank you all for your answers (especially Tom and Uli - you two are always reliable when I'm in a tight spot). Now about the stealing, I agree that some answers come simultaneously. When I find the time to answer sometimes, I find out that somebody has already written the same answer or something similar.

I absolutely do no agree that Uli has stolen any answer from anyone. My God, I wish I could pick her brain sometimes, what with its veritable store of goodies. ;-)

I agree with Tom that the tone in KudoZ (and elsewhere in proz.com) should be kept professional. Truculence (read: bitchiness) should be exercised in a bar or railroad junction. ;-)


4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
nascript or outlineUlrike Lieder
nauel deserves better, and so do we all...
Tom Funke
nadocumentation of discussionsxxxseamus
namemo, etc.profile removed
nameeting minutes form
CBeeh
narange of topics [for discussion] / topic rangeUlrike Lieder
nascripts, etc.profile removed
nafurther negotiations (talks)xxxlone


  

Answers


18 mins
further negotiations (talks)


Explanation:
Bögen = curve, wide, and therefore either wide (further) discussions.

Good luck


    Oxford Duden Concise German Dictionary
xxxlone
Canada
Local time: 04:28
Native speaker of: Danish
PRO pts in pair: 330

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
Ulrike Lieder: off the mark
0 min

profile removed: wide off the mark
31 mins
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27 mins
range of topics [for discussion] / topic range


Explanation:
I immediately flashed on "story arc" (television term), but that, of course, would not fit. A Gesprächsbogen encompasses a certain number or range of topics, so maybe you could use that. I did find a good number of hits on "topic range" as well, see what works better for you.

HTH!

Ulrike Lieder
Local time: 01:28
Native speaker of: German
PRO pts in pair: 3525

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
profile removed: does not say much about native speaker
22 mins
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43 mins
scripts, etc.


Explanation:
Enter \'Gesprächsbögen\" in www.google.com and you will find many websites.

In fact, these are actual papers, scripts, if you like, that form the basis of \"Mitarbeitergespräche\" and on the basis of which employees may be assessed (it depends on the exact context and use of your particular translation).

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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
Vesna Zivcic: ambiguous
45 mins

Werner Patels
1 hr
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44 mins
meeting minutes form


Explanation:
I don't agree with the two other's interpretation of the word. For me it's clear the text talks about a sheet of paper used to take notes about a conversation or meeting.

And because the guys don't use that form, they lose some of their business...


    Reference: http://www.intercallinc.com/tools/minutesform.htm
    and common sense
CBeeh
Germany
Local time: 05:28
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 79
Grading comment
Danke Cristophe! I settled on 'minutes' because it fit my sentence well. Thank you all for your answers (especially Tom and Uli - you two are always reliable when I'm in a tight spot). Now about the stealing, I agree that some answers come simultaneously. When I find the time to answer sometimes, I find out that somebody has already written the same answer or something similar.

I absolutely do no agree that Uli has stolen any answer from anyone. My God, I wish I could pick her brain sometimes, what with its veritable store of goodies. ;-)

I agree with Tom that the tone in KudoZ (and elsewhere in proz.com) should be kept professional. Truculence (read: bitchiness) should be exercised in a bar or railroad junction. ;-)


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Vesna Zivcic
44 mins
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48 mins
memo, etc.


Explanation:
Go to the website below; you can call up a sample Gesprächsbogen.

You could even say, "memo of discussion or session"....


    Reference: http://home.t-online.de/home/Erhard.Holler/mat-1.htm
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PRO pts in pair: 98

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Werner Patels
1 hr
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1 hr
script or outline


Explanation:
Upon further reflection, it was the story arc that misled me. These Gesprächsbögen appear to be indeed scripts or outlines for the talks. So I take back my earlier suggestion and amend it as above.

Check this site for an actual sample:
home.t-online.de/home/Erhard.Holler/mat-1.htm

Ihr Mitarbeiter muss sich vorbereiten können. Geben Sie ihm den Gesprächsbogen mit den zu besprechenden Punkten etwa 14 Tage vor dem Termin, damit er sich in Ruhe zu Hause vorbereiten kann.
www.consultant-magazin.de/tools4_6.cfm?ID=tools

And, just to show that Gesprächsbogen does have 2 meanings:
Die Dialoge der alten Damen sind so gegliedert, daß während jeder Vorbeifahrt etwa zehn bis fünfzehn Jahre ihres gelebten Lebens das Gesprächsthema bilden. Dabei gehen sie weitgehend chronologisch vor und spannen einen Gesprächsbogen von ihrer Jugend bis zu ihrer jetzigen Situation im Altersheim. Die Rückwand des Handlungsraumes bildet die zweite Bildebene. Sie dient sowohl als reale Raumbegrenzung wie auch als Projektionsfläche für die Bilder von zwei Studiokameras, die die acht alten Damen, in einer Art Talkshow - Situation, umkreisen, ohne sie in ihrer Handlungsfreiheit einzuschränken, ohne von ihnen überhaupt bemerkt zu werden. Auf der dritten Bildebene - dem Vordergrund - begleiten vier Kritiker kommentierend das Geschehen. Ohne eigenen Handlungsraum verfügen sie über absolute Bewegungsfreiheit und werden über Blue-Box auf die erste und zweite Bildebene aufgebracht.
www.thomasbalzer.com/videographie/videotext_wuesten.html



Ulrike Lieder
Local time: 01:28
Native speaker of: German
PRO pts in pair: 3525

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
profile removed: copycat, uses somebody else's links, etc.
46 mins

Werner Patels: agree, this is "theft", CTrans provided this link before!!!!
52 mins

Gunsou: think before posting, and don't steal
1 hr

Vesna Zivcic: as if those caustic peers never had second thoughts
4 hrs
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4 hrs
uel deserves better, and so do we all...


Explanation:
With all due respect to the other responders, uel deserves better, and so do we all. Well most of us anyway.

Anonymous, truculent and insulting comments like the ones that have been leveled against uel here are -- in my view at least -- inappropriate on this forum and very unwelcome.

Responders to queries don't always see all the other answers first, before they send in their responses. They may have been spending considerable time working on them separately and in parallel with other responders. uel is very thorough, and I doubt very much that she needs to steal.

Tom Funke




    some prior, similarly truculent responses on this forum
Tom Funke
Local time: 04:28
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 2419

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
Vesna Zivcic: Well spoken!
1 hr

Andrea Kopf
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9 hrs
documentation of discussions


Explanation:
This covers both forms before a "Mitarbeitergespräch" and reports written afterwards by superiors - assuming the context is personnel assessment. Hope this helps!


    personal experience of such paperwork
xxxseamus
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