Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Top Ten meeting etiquette.

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.
2.      Always come prepared. If you think you can get a quick update from
your 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 middle.
4.      Allow others to speak first. If you have a valid point, wait for
your turn and then say it out clearly. If the meeting is about an
issue that has to be resolved analyze the problem and offer your
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 going on.
7.      Turn off your mobile phones or put it in silent mode. If you really
have to pick up a call in case of emergency excuse yourself and
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 schedule.
9.      If you do not have any idea on a particular topic listen carefully
and make a mental note of everything that was  said. If there are any
new recruits  in the meeting, make them interact by asking them their
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 impression.

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