Top Ten meeting etiquette
1. Dress appropriately. Just go with
professional attire and that will
do. Take extra care when it comes to your
foot wear and socks. Dirty
or torn socks can say a lot about you.
Always come prepared. If you think you can get a quick update from
colleague on the way to office, chances are you are probably
going to end up
missing few important points.
3. If you are giving a presentation make
it crisp and interesting to
avoid your audience dozing off in the
4. Allow others to speak first. If you have a valid point, wait
your turn and then say it out clearly. If the meeting is about
issue that has to be resolved analyze the problem and offer
solution. Don’t force anyone to accept your views.
5. Do not
pass any rude comments on others opinion or ideas. Always be
polite and let
them know why you do not agree with their perspective
and explain it to
them gently. Make a note of what is being discussed
6. Avoid having a
private conversation with your friends or colleagues
while the meeting is
7. Turn off your mobile phones or put it in silent mode. If
have to pick up a call in case of emergency excuse yourself
continue the conversation outside the meeting area.
8. If the
information being discussed is sensitive or classified then
make sure it
stays inside the discussion area. Give your full
attention and stick to a
9. If you do not have any idea on a particular topic listen
and make a mental note of everything that was said. If there are
new recruits in the meeting, make them interact by asking them
opinions so that they do not feel out of place .
10. Above all
act professionally at all times. If you are the one
organizing the meeting,
thank the people who attended it and ask them
for their ideas and comments.
Follow these simple steps and you will
never fail to make a good
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