How much of the time you spend at work is spent in meetings? There are 25 million meetings per day in the U.S. If you are in middle management, you are spending 35% of your time in meetings. If you are upper management, it can be a whopping 50%! (Click HERE to Tweet this stat!)
What’s even worse than these statistics, though, is how unproductive these meetings usually are.
It can be difficult to make something that few people look forward to into an engaging and effective activity, but I want you to know that it is possible.
I often speak about how to make a personal impact in a business meeting, and in the past I have shared some of my favorite tips:
1. Sit in the middle of the room. – Make yourself visible to those across the table, and more open to break into the conversation.
2. Sit powerfully. – Keep your back straight and a few inches away from the back of your chair. Power stances can be made while seated as well as when standing.
3. Arrive early! – Pick your ideal spot and get everything organized and ready to go before anyone arrives.
These are still my favorites for an attendee — but what if you are the one leading the meeting?
So…just how do you, as a leader, make sure that you are facilitating a meeting that people wantto attend? I teamed up with the Forbes Coaches Council to share some tips on how to keep things interesting and interactive.
To read the article and learn more quick tips, click HERE!
I’m positive that you will be walking into that next work meeting prepared for anything. Be sure to let me know how it goes!