- Be known as someone who sticks to the agenda
and no one will take advantage of you. They will
look forward to dealing with you because you
respect their time.
- Plan so that no one is allowed to waste partici-
pants’ time. Let latecomers ask for an update at
the end of the meeting. Discourage idle chit-chat.
- Discourage hecklers and anyone who disrupts the
meeting. Show that you are fair but intolerant of
anyone who abuses the opportunity to meet and
deal with important business.
- Consider having a fine for lateness. Everyone
should agree in advance how much the penalty
should be and what the money collected will be
used for - perhaps a charity or a coffee and
Everyone will hate to be penalized for being late
and you’ll be able to start on time!
Re: Meetings, Speeches and Books. . .
Do not judge them by length. . .
I could have used twice as many words
and shared only half as many tips. . .